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The Point (1971)

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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 »


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


Think About Your Troubles
Written and Sung by Harry Nilsson
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Psychedelic 70's Anti-discrimination Musical
25 May 1999 | by (Irvine, CA) – See all my reviews

In this film Oblio is born into a town of the pointy headed people with a round head. He is outcast from birth and forced to wear a pointed hat to blend in. His only friend is a pointed dog named Arrow. When it is discovered that his head is really round, the evil pointmeister has Oblio thrown out of the town into the wilderness to fend for himself. Here he learns life's lessons and meets some very unusual characters ala 'Wizard of Oz'. He finally returns to the town amid a great uproar, his hat is removed by the evil pointmeister and, to everyone's surprise, his head is pointed. But then a miracle happens and everyones pointed head dissolves away and everyone is round headed. The music is pretty good, but Dustin's original narration is the best. The video plays rather odd with Ringo and has a different feel altogether.

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