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The Phantom Tollbooth (1970)

Milo is a boy who is bored with life. One day he comes home to find a toll booth in his room. Having nothing better to do, he gets in his toy car and drives through - only to emerge in a world full of adventure.

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Complete credited cast:
... Milo
... Officer Short Shrift / Dodecahedron / Demon of Insincerity (voice)
... Whether Man / Senses Taker / Terrible Trivium / Gelatinous Giant (voice)
Candy Candido ... Awful DYNN (voice)
... King Azaz / The MathemaGician (voice)
... Ralph / Faintly Macabre / Princess of Pure Reason (voice)
Patti Gilbert ... Princess of Sweet Rhyme (voice)
Shepard Menken ... Spelling Bee / Chroma The Great (voice) (as Shep Menken)
Cliff Norton ... Kakofonous A. Dischord / Tollbooth Speaker (voice)
Larry Thor ... Tock The Watchdog (voice)
... Humbug (voice)
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Milo is a boy who is bored with life. One day he comes home to find a toll booth in his room. Having nothing better to do, he gets in his toy car and drives through - only to emerge in a world full of adventure.

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December 1972 (UK)  »

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CASTLE THUNDER: Heard at every mention of the Castle in the Air earlier in the movie and when the last five Demons of Ignorance merge to create the monster. See more »

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King Azaz gives Milo a yellow bag, but when he pulls it out later it's purple. See more »

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Awful DYNN: [singing] Did you ever hear an elephant tap-dance on a tin roof late at night? / That's noise, beautiful noise! / Did you ever hear a centipede crying because his shoes don't fit him right? / That's noise, beautiful noise! / Did you ever hear a hungry dinosaur hiccup on a windy day? / Did you ever hear a nervous butterfly nibble on a cheese soufflé?
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Referenced in Parks and Recreation: Canvassing (2009) See more »

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Numbers Are the Only Thing That Count
(1969)
Music by Lee Pockriss
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Performed by Hans Conried (uncredited)
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Trippy
24 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

This movie is amazing. I'm 24 and I have just seen it for the first time. I've watched it now with a 29 year old and a 34 year old and they both adored it.

Not only does it give a message that every person needs to here at many different stages in their life *not just childhood*, but it's fun and entertaining.

The songs are well worded and fun, the script is amazing. The art is trippy. The characters have incredible voices that take you back to Saturday morning cartoons.

It's a movie that parents can enjoy with their kids, teenagers can enjoy with friends, and all people should agree it's like a tiny mind trip without the drugs.

Anyone that can't find joy somewhere in this movie is stuck in the Doldrums!


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