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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 having no point in the fantastical kingdom of pointed heads and things, still has a point. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A delightful film, no matter which version you choose See more (43 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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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 »
Soundtrack:
Think About Your TroublesSee more »

14 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
A delightful film, no matter which version you choose, 6 July 2003
Author: vjthom39

The Point, a delightful animated film, is a joy for both children and their parents. The story line is a typical fable - how little Oblio was born in the Land of Point with a perfectly round head. After beating the evil Count's son in a game of triangle toss, he and his faithful dog Arrow are banished to the Pointless Forest. Here they encounter numerous strange creatures and have many adventures, where they learn that physical or not, everybody has a point. The music was written and performed by Harry Nilsson...after his hits with "Everybody's Talkin'" and the "Theme from the Courtship of Eddie's Father", but before his monumental Nilsson Schmillson album. A song from this feature, "Me and My Arrow" became a minor hit. George Tipton does wonderful but largely unrecognized arrangements of all the songs. The original movie was featured on ABC television in 1971 with Dustin Hoffman providing the narration. Harry Nilsson himself peforms the narration on the corresponding soundtrack album, which is a delight in itself. (It has recently been re-released with additional material.) When the film was shown in Great Britain, the original narration was wiped and replaced with one by Alan Barzman. Later the film was shown on the Disney Channel, with narration by Alan Thicke. The VHS home version is narrated by Ringo Starr, a drinking buddy and close friend of Harry Nilsson. Although the VHS version is no longer in print, I have seen versions with all 4 narrators lurking about on the internet. I have not heard personally heard the Alan Thicke or Alan Barzman versions. Ringo does a nice job on his narration, which I prefer over Hoffman's. However, if you're a Dustin Hoffman fan, his version is fine as well.

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