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The Point
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Harry Nilsson (story) and
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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 heaving no point in the fantastical kingdom of pointed heads and things, still has a point. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A masterpiece every child (and adult) should see See more (42 total) »

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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Ringo Starr was asked to re-dub the narration for the home video release because of his close friendship with Harry Nilsson.See more »
Soundtrack:
Everything's Got 'EmSee more »

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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
A masterpiece every child (and adult) should see, 26 March 2004
Author: Darren from Atlanta

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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