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The Phantom Tollbooth (1970)

Milo is a boy who is bored with life. One day he comes home to find a toll booth in his room. Having nothing better to do, he gets in his toy car and drives through - only to emerge in a world full of adventure.

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Milo
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Officer Short Shrift / Dodecahedron / Demon of Insincerity (voice)
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Whether Man / Senses Taker / Terrible Trivium / Gelatinous Giant (voice)
Candy Candido ...
Awful DYNN (voice)
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King Azaz / The MathemaGician (voice)
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Ralph / Faintly Macabre / Princess of Pure Reason (voice)
Patti Gilbert ...
Princess of Sweet Rhyme (voice)
Shepard Menken ...
Spelling Bee / Chroma The Great (voice) (as Shep Menken)
Cliff Norton ...
Kakofonous A. Dischord / Tollbooth Speaker (voice)
Larry Thor ...
Tock The Watchdog (voice)
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Humbug (voice)
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Milo is a boy who is bored with life. One day he comes home to find a toll booth in his room. Having nothing better to do, he gets in his toy car and drives through - only to emerge in a world full of adventure.

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It's an Alphabeautiful Mathemagical New Musical Movie!


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December 1972 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

The Adventures of Milo in the Phantom Tollbooth  »

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Trivia

Chuck Jones: In the opening segment as a man on a trolley car next to Butch Patrick. See more »

Goofs

During the live-action portion at the start of the film, as the kids run out of the school, the camera operator's shadow is briefly visible on the bottom right corner. See more »

Quotes

The MathemaGician: Rescue Rhyme and Reason? What a wonderful idea... wait! Has Azaz agreed to it?
Tock: Yes sir, he has.
The MathemaGician: Then I don't! We've never agreed on anything and we never will!
Milo: And if I can prove otherwise, can we have permission to go?
The MathemaGician: Of course, of course.
Milo: Very well then. Now - if Azaz agrees with something then you disagree, correct?
The MathemaGician: Correct.
Milo: And anything Azaz disagrees with, you agree, is that correct?
The MathemaGician: Correct.
Milo: Then each of you agrees that he will disagree with the other, right?
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Connections

Referenced in Lionpower from MGM (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Time Is a Gift
(1969)
Music by Lee Pockriss
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Performed by Larry Thor (uncredited) and Butch Patrick (uncredited)
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A happy surprise!
1 September 2000 | by (Portage, MI) – See all my reviews

I hadn't seen this film since I was a child and it was a happy surprise to find it on Cinemax last week. The movie and the excellent book of the same name were big inspirations to me as a grade-schooler and helped me understand the importance of language and logic. The Chuck Jones-directed animation is terrific and although the music is very 1969 middle-of-the-road (dreamy choruses and faux-Herb Alpert trumpet), it doesn't get in the way of a clever adventure story that celebrates using your mind to solve problems. This picture deserves a much bigger cult following.


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