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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. Written by
Eric Sorensen <Eric_Sorensen@fc.mcps.k12.md.us>
A demo recording of the song, "Noise, Noise, Beautiful Noise" (with different voices and musical arrangement) was used in two experimental pieces of computer animation, done on the ANIMAC system in 1968: "Beautiful Noise" and "The Dynne". See more »
When Milo meets the Which, she addresses him by name even though he never told her what it was. See more »
Don't get me wrong - the Phantom Tollbooth is a great movie... For kids. I consider myself a big kid, personally, and many a movie I watched in my childhood still holds a special place for me (Transformers, The Dark Crystal, Sword in the Stone, etc.) but unfortunately I've outgrown the Phantom Tollbooth at age 22. I watched it again for the first time in years this week, and could only think two things:
1) How it comes off as a poorly veiled Public Service Announcement (but still, a true one)
and 2) how much I'd rather be watching Bugs Bunny. Hell, I don't even know which Maestro bit came first; the one from this, or when Bugs is conducting the orchestra.
Either way, my point is that while the animation is great, it's still a Looney Tunes movie without the Looney Tunes, and while the message is a good one, it is far too heavy handed for many adults to take.
Highly recommended for the young, mildly recommended for the old. (Oh, and I've never read the book - yet. Yeah, I'm a heretic, or something)
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