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The Case of the Missing Space is a 1989 educational Disney animated short featuring Figment from Journey Into Imagination.

Summary

Detective Figment has received a letter from someone who needs help with "Troublesome Tweedles", but because the letters from the signature have fallen off the page, he can't find out who it is. He engages Alex and Natalie to help him solve the mystery. Using their imagination and reasoning to try all sorts of possibilities, and giving the audience a chance to see how brainstorming works in solving a problem, they discover the mysterious author.

Explores wordplay and word and symbol relationships through the uses of observation skills and deductive reasoning.

Trivia

  • A stop motion sequence in the short was animated by Craig Bartlett, who would go on to create Nickelodeon's Hey Arnold.