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The Point (1971)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  Animation, Family, Fantasy  |  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)
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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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Narrator / Father (second telecast)
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Narrator / Father (first telecast)
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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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When the kids start selecting players for the triangle toss, they call for Harry, Fred, and Richard. They are in reference to Harry Nilsson (the singer/writer of the movie) Fred Wolf (the director) and Ringo Starr (the narrator, AKA Richard Starkey) See more »


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A masterpiece every child (and adult) should see
26 March 2004 | by (Atlanta) – See all my reviews

How wonderful that The Point is now available on DVD!

This 1971 TV special tells the story of Oblio, a round-headed child born into a world of pointy-headed people. He faces discrimination, is banished, and then returns at the end to teach an important lesson to the town.

The cartoon works on so many levels its a joy to watch and re-watch. The moral lessons come fast, furious and they're so enjoyably and subtle that it makes you feel good. "Everyone must have a point!"

A lot of the early '70s mentality is embedded in The Point, and the tone and lessons remind us that the '60s and '70s WERE an ideal time, filled with great ideals. The Harry Nielsson songs are outstanding, and the animation is a cross between Peter Max and the folks that did Rocky & Bullwinkle.

I snagged the Disney version on VHS more than 10 years ago, and let my small children watch it several times. I'm looking forward to enjoying it on crystal-clear DVD now.


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