The Point (1971)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Family  |  2 February 1971 (USA)
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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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Complete credited cast:
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)
Rock Man (voice)
Buddy Foster ...
Count's Son (voice)
Joan Gerber ...
Oblio's Mother (voice)
Oblio (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alan Barzman ...
Narrator / Father (second telecast)
Narrator / Father (First Telecast)
Narrator / Father (third telecast)


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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Although Ringo Starr narrates the film, Harry Nilsson narrated the original soundtrack album. Fun fact: the soundtrack to "The Point!" was released by RCA Records; on the cover of this album, Nipper, the RCA dog, has a pointed head!! See more »


Everything's Got 'Em
Written and Sung by Harry Nilsson
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why isn't this shown more?
5 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this on ABC's Movie of the Week when it was first shown in 1971. I was in 8th grade then and just loved it.

I think it was only repeated once.

It should be repeated every year like Charlie Brown and Rudolph.

This generation would really benefit from it.It might make them think a little

The messages of tolerance and respecting others' differences never get old.

Plus the music was very uplifting and the characters are appealing

The fact that I still remember (and would like to see)this movie after 35 years must mean something.

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