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Release Date:
2 February 1971 (USA) See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Ringo Starr ... 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)

Mike Lookinland ... Oblio (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alan Barzman ... Narrator / Father (second telecast)

Dustin Hoffman ... Narrator / Father (First Telecast)

Alan Thicke ... Narrator / Father (third telecast)

Directed by
Fred Wolf 
 
Writing credits
Harry Nilsson (story) and
Carole Beers (story) (as Carole A. Beers)

Harry Nilsson (original fable)

Norm Lenzer (screenplay)

Fred Wolf (additional story development)

Produced by
Jerry D. Good .... producer (as Jerry Good)
Larry Gordon .... producer
Harry Nilsson .... producer
Fred Wolf .... producer
Jimmy T. Murakami .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Harry Nilsson 
 
Film Editing by
Rich Harrison 
 
Production Design by
Gary Lund 
 
Production Management
Sherm Thompson .... production manager
 
Sound Department
James L. Aicholtz .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Wally Bulloch .... photography
Michael Gershman .... photography
Jan Kiesser .... photography
Paul Marron .... photography
Louis Niemeyer .... photography
Tony Rivetti .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Vincent Davis .... additional animator
Wilma Guenot .... graphic production
Ann Oliphant .... graphic production
Fumiko R. Sommer .... graphic production (as Fumiko Roche)
Charles Swenson .... additional animator
Kunimi Terada .... graphic production
Fred Wolf .... animator
Elizabeth Wright .... graphic production
 
Music Department
George Aliceson Tipton .... conductor (as George Tipton)
George Aliceson Tipton .... music arranger (as George Tipton)
 

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USA:74 min
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Trivia:
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 »
Soundtrack:
Think About Your TroublesSee more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
why isn't this shown more?, 5 January 2007
Author: projekchick1 from United States

I saw this on ABC's Movie of the Week when it was first shown in 1971. I was in 8th grade then and just loved it.

I think it was only repeated once.

It should be repeated every year like Charlie Brown and Rudolph.

This generation would really benefit from it.It might make them think a little

The messages of tolerance and respecting others' differences never get old.

Plus the music was very uplifting and the characters are appealing

The fact that I still remember (and would like to see)this movie after 35 years must mean something.

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