An animated story of an unusual kingdom in which everything and everybody is pointed - except for a young boy named Oblio. Despite his round head, Oblio has many friends. But an evil count, jealous that Oblio is more popular than his own son, says that without a pointed head, Oblio is an outlaw. Along with his faithful dog Arrow, Oblio is exiled to the Pointless Forest. There, he has many fantastic experiences (including encounters with a 3-headed man, giant bees, a tree in the leaf-selling business, and a good-humored old rock). From his adventures, Oblio learns that it is not at all necessary to be pointed to have a point in life. Music composed and performed by Harry Nilsson ("Me and My Arrow"), who also wrote the story.
Did You Know?
When the kids start selecting players for the triangle toss, they call for Harry, Fred, and Richard. They are in reference to singer and Writer Harry Nilsson
, Director Fred Wolf
, and Narrator Ringo Starr
a.k.a. Richard Starkey. See more
The TV version features a narration by Dustin Hoffman; the Video Tape and Laser Disc releases are narrated by Ringo Starr. See more
Me and My Arrow
Written and Sung by Harry Nilsson See more