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Director:
Writers:
Harry Nilsson (story) and
Carole Beers (story) ...
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Release Date:
2 February 1971 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
An animated story of an unusual kingdom in which everything and everybody is pointed - except for a young boy named Oblio... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A new favorite 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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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 »
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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
A new favorite, 5 October 2003
Author: xxlittlekittenxx from United States

I kept hearing about this movie a lot for quite some time, and when I saw the video at my local library, I decided to check it out to see if it was any good.

Little did I know what I was in for!

In other words, I loved every minute of it. I have this thing for semi-obscure non-Disney animated movies, and 'The Point' was just adorable. Never before have I seen a lead character quite as endearing as little Oblio, or a cuter dog than Arrow (I just loved his expressions). The Rock Man was just too cool... with that beatnik-like voice and wisdom.

I loved the songs, and there's a very strange one about death, which shows a whale decomposing... it's the weirdest part of the movie, and has to be seen to be believed. The sequences to a few other songs aren't much more normal, actually. But I mean all of this in the nicest way possible.

'The Point' will for sure have a place in my cartoon collection soon. Anyone who loves strange cartoons or Harry Nilsson should see it.

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