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The Point (1971)

TV Movie  -   -  Animation | Family  -  2 February 1971 (USA)
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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,... See full summary »

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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)
Bill Martin ...
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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Narrator / Father (third telecast)
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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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In a series of television commercials aired during the mid-1980s, Oblio was reinvented as "Sprout" - the little friend of the Jolly Green Giant. See more »

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The Best Animated Movie Of Our Time
9 January 2005 | by (Maine) – See all my reviews

Any animated movie that comes out can not hold a straw to 1971's "The Point".

Harry Nillson wrote an incredible story, that comes along with excellent, singable songs that will live through the ages. The story is touching and the characters are wild.

The first time I saw it was the first time it came out, with Dustin Hoffman as the narrator. Now that it is on DVD, I wish that he was still the narrator, but Ringo does an incredible job as well and it does not detract from the story.

The point of this movie (no pun intended) is that everything has a point, and if everything has a point than thats rather pointless. You'll have to watch to understand. Every kid should watch it for a wonderful cartoon and every teenager/adult should watch it to learn a valuable, touching lesson.


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