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The Point (1971)

A father tells his son a bedtime story about young Oblio, who believes that having no point in the fantastical kingdom of pointed heads and things, still has a point.

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(story), (story) (as Carole A. Beers) | 3 more credits »
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Narrator / Father (home video release) (voice)
Paul Frees ...
Oblio's Father / Pointed Man's Right Head / King / Leaf Man / Villagers (voice)
Lennie Weinrib ...
Count (voice) (as Lenny Weinrib)
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Rock Man (voice)
Buddy Foster ...
Count's Son (voice)
Joan Gerber ...
Oblio's Mother (voice)
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Oblio (voice)
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Alan Barzman ...
Narrator / Father (second telecast)
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Narrator / Father (First Telecast)
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Narrator / Father (third telecast)
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Storyline

An animated story of an unusual kingdom in which everything and everybody is pointed - except for a young boy named Oblio. Despite his round head, Oblio has many friends. But an evil count, jealous that Oblio is more popular than his own son, says that without a pointed head, Oblio is an outlaw. Along with his faithful dog Arrow, Oblio is exiled to the Pointless Forest. There, he has many fantastic experiences (including encounters with a 3-headed man, giant bees, a tree in the leaf-selling business, and a good-humored old rock). From his adventures, Oblio learns that it is not at all necessary to be pointed to have a point in life. Music composed and performed by Harry Nilsson ("Me and My Arrow"), who also wrote the story. Written by alfiehitchie

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Not Rated
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2 February 1971 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Ringo Starr was asked to re-dub the narration for the home video release because of his close friendship with Harry Nilsson. See more »


Soundtracks

P.O.V. Waltz
Written and Sung by Harry Nilsson
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Great movie about diversity and acceptance
15 April 2002 | by (Watertown, MA) – See all my reviews

Growing up, my parents used to rent this movie for my sister and I all the time. Along with "Free To Be You & Me", these movies made me really open-minded and I learned a lot.

It's the story of a young boy who lives in a town with all of these people whose heads are pointy. His head is not. So he treks around on a "psychedelic journey" with his dog. I don't remember much else, but I remember Ringo narrating it :-) and the ending which I'm not going to write about here.

I can't seem to find this film anywhere now. I think I'd enjoy seeing it, especially since in retrospect I realize that it was probably made by hippies and had a lot of the 60s/70s drug culture in it.


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