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The Phantom Tollbooth ()


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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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Milo
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Officer Short Shrift / Dodecahedron / Demon of Insincerity (voice)
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Whether Man / Senses Taker / Terrible Trivium / Gelatinous Giant (voice)
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Awful DYNN (voice)
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King Azaz / The MathemaGician (voice)
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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)
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Kakofonous A. Dischord / Tollbooth Speaker (voice)
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Tock The Watchdog (voice)
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Humbug (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Earl ...
Friend (uncredited)
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Cable Car Passenger (uncredited)
Thurl Ravenscroft ...
Lethargian (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

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Chuck Jones
Abe Levitow
Dave Monahan ... (live action sequences) (as David Monahan)

Written by

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Chuck Jones ... (screenplay) and
Sam Rosen ... (screenplay)
 
Norton Juster ... (based on the book by)

Produced by

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Les Goldman ... co-producer
Abe Levitow ... co-producer
Chuck Jones ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Dean Elliott ... (music score)

Cinematography by

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Lester Shorr ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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William Faris ... film editor

Production Design by

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Maurice Noble

Art Direction by

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George W. Davis
Charles K. Hagedon ... (as Charles Hagedon)

Set Decoration by

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Henry Grace
Charles Pierce ... (as Chuck Pierce)

Makeup Department

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William Tuttle ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Earl Jonas ... production manager
Robert Vreeland ... unit production manager
Lindsley Parsons Jr. ... assistant production manager: MGM (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Charles Bonniwell ... assistant director (as Charles Bonniwell Jr.)

Sound Department

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Franklin Milton ... recording supervisor
Lyle Cain ... sound mixer (uncredited)
Bill Edmondson ... sound mixer (uncredited)
Van Allen James ... sound mixer (uncredited)
Larry Jost ... sound mixer (uncredited)
Lovell Norman ... sound mixer (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Jack Stevens ... animation camera
James V. King ... camera operator: live-action sequences (uncredited)

Animation Department

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Edwin Aardal ... animator (as Ed Aardal)
Hal Ambro ... supervising animator
Carole Barnes ... checker
Carl Bell ... animator
Ted C. Bemiller ... checker (as Ted Bemiller)
Corny Cole ... layout
Philip DeGuard ... backgrounds
Ed DeMattia ... animator
Oscar Dufau ... layout
Phyllis Graham ... layout
Bill Littlejohn ... animator
Bob McIntosh ... backgrounds (as Robert McIntosh)
Don Morgan ... layout
Buf Nerbovig ... checker
George Nicholas ... supervising animator
Rosemary O'Connor ... layout
Tom Ray ... animator
Tony Rivera ... layout
Phil Roman ... animator (as Philip Roman)
Irven Spence ... animator (as Irv Spence)
Auril Thompson ... ink and paint supervisor
Richard Thompson ... animator
Lloyd Vaughan ... animator
Ben Washam ... supervising animator
Irv Wyner ... backgrounds (as Irving Weiner)
Xenia ... animator
Alan Zaslove ... animator
Kitty Schoentag ... ink and paint (uncredited)

Music Department

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Lee Pockriss ... song underscoring (uncredited)

Other crew

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Don Foster ... typographics
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Keywords
Taglines It's an Alphabeautiful Mathemagical New Musical Movie! See more »
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Also Known As
  • La porte magique (France)
  • La puerta mágica (Spain)
  • Milo kalandjai (Hungary)
  • La caseta fantasma (Mexico)
  • The Adventures of Milo in the Phantom Tollbooth
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Runtime
  • 90 min
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Budget $2,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia This film was actually made in 1967-8 but due to MGM's financial problems and frequently changing management, the film was not heavily promoted. When it was finally released in 1970, the studio only exhibited it for matinees on weekends for two weeks, and it was not a box office success. See more »
Goofs When King Azaz is first seen (in long shot) his costume has the purple and blue colors of the Mathemagician, instead of the correct colors of orange and red. (Noticed by someone's seven-year-old daughter.) See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Phantom Tollbooth (2012). See more »
Soundtracks Milo's Song See more »
Crazy Credits The opening credits, set immediately after the prologue, revolves around Milo (Butch Patrick) walking from school into various places before he heads home. The text is white, upper-cased and hand-written, while the title itself is purple and in two lines, with the "THE" at the top-left position. See more »
Quotes Milo: That was a very beautiful sunset, sir.
Chroma the Great: Why, thank you my boy. I've only been practicing since the world began, someday I'll get it just right, hmm?
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