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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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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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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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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 »

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Referenced in The Simpsons: To Cur with Love (2012) See more »

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P.O.V. Waltz
Written and Sung by Harry Nilsson
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It was a great lesson in tolerance and acceptance.
24 November 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Besides having a wonderful score written by Harry Nilson, including the song "Me and My Arrow" which was used in a car commercial, it had a great story and unique cartoons - very different for its day. I had seen it when it first came out with Dustin Hoffman as the father's voice, but the next time I saw it, Alan Thicke did the voice and I wondered if I had been mistaken. It is gratifying to know that I wasn't. I've never heard it with Ringo Starr in that part, but I think it would be interesting.


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