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Pontoffel Pock, Where Are You? (1980)

Dejected klutz Pontoffel Pock gets fired from his job at a pickle factory. Pock wishes to get away from it all and receives a magical piano from jolly fairy McGillicuddy. Pock embarks on a ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Ken Lundie ...
Higbee (voice)
Joe Raposo ...
Gil Gickler / Groogen Musician / Senior Fairy / Groogen Dairywoman (voice)
Wayne Morton ...
Pontoffel Pock (voice)
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McGillicuddy / Good Fairy-in-Chief (voice)
Sue Allen ...
Neepha Pheepha (voice)
Don Messick ...
Humboldt (voice)
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Dejected klutz Pontoffel Pock gets fired from his job at a pickle factory. Pock wishes to get away from it all and receives a magical piano from jolly fairy McGillicuddy. Pock embarks on a series of loopy misadventures as the piano enables him to travel all over the world. Written by Woodyanders

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2 May 1980 (USA)  »

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Pontoffel Pock and His Magic Piano  »

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Pontoffel Pock: How I wish, wish, *wish* to get away from it all!
McGillicuddy: Pontoffel Pock, your wish has been heard, and your wish, my boy, has been granted!
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Yet another classic Dr Seuss special
29 March 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Like people here and everywhere I was introduced to the wonderful world of Dr Seuss at an early age. I loved his funny characters, colourful illustrations, charming stories that had a playful tone to them and witty dialogue. Pontoffel Pock, Where Are You? is a classic Dr Seuss story with everything I love about him in abundance, and this special is superb. Also it was one of my first Dr Seuss specials, so understandably I would feel a lot of fondness towards it.

Once again, the animation is terrific, it is true to the illustrations of the story and benefits from well-drawn, quirky characters, audacious colours and unique-looking backgrounds. The music is playful and energetic, and all the songs are most enjoyable. The dialogue is still witty and delightfully droll, the story is charming with an enormous sense of fun and the pace is brisk. The characters are also very likable, with the titular character especially endearing, and the voice acting is great.

All in all, classic Dr Seuss done well. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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