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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2 February 1971 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


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 »


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


P.O.V. Waltz
Written and Sung by Harry Nilsson
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1 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was twelve when I saw this movie and was feeling very out of place, not fitting in with the other kids.

I was amazed to see such a wonderful story of hope. It made me feel so good to know others felt like I did.

This movie had a profound impact on me.

If you or your child is feeling detached, out of place, I can think of no happier way to show them they are not alone then to introduce this movie to them.

Why this treasure is so under circulated is disappointing, but kind of poignant to its message.

I must add the very end of the story did leave me feeling confused, but the power of the message overpowered this flaw.

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