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A father tells his son a bedtime story about young Oblio (Mike Lookinland), who believes that having no point in the fantastical kingdom of pointed heads and things, still has a point.


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Narrator / Father (home video release) (voice)
Oblio's Father / Pointed Man's Right Head / King / Leaf Man / Villagers (voice)
Count (voice) (as Lenny Weinrib)
Rock Man (voice)
Count's Son (voice)
Joan Gerber ...
Oblio's Mother (voice)
Oblio (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alan Barzman ...
Narrator / Father (second telecast)
Narrator / Father (First Telecast)
Narrator / Father (third telecast)

Directed by

Fred Wolf

Written by

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

Lee Blackman ... dvd executive producer
Jerry D. Good ... producer (as Jerry Good)
Larry Gordon ... producer
Harry Nilsson ... producer
Fred Wolf ... producer
Jimmy T. Murakami ... producer (uncredited)

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 ... 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) / music arranger (as George Tipton)

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Plot Summary

An animated story of an unusual kingdom in which everything and everybody is pointed, except for a young boy named Oblio (Mike Lookinland). Despite his round head, Oblio has many friends. But an evil Count (Lennie Weinrib), jealous that Oblio is more popular than his own son (Buddy Foster), 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 three-headed man, giant bees, a tree in the leaf-selling business (Paul Frees), and a good-humored old rock (Bill Martin)). 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. Written by alfiehitchie

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Also Known As
  • Il punto (Italy)
  • オブリオの不思議な旅 (Japan, Japanese title)
  • 90 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia Although Sir Ringo Starr narrates the movie, Harry Nilsson narrated the original soundtrack album. Fun fact: the soundtrack to this movie was released by RCA Records. On the cover of this album, Nipper, the RCA dog, has a pointed head. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) (2010). See more »
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Quotes Narrator: Once upon a time, a long way from here, and a long way from now, there was a tiny village where everything, the houses and the carts, the bridges and the barns, everything, all had points on them. In fact, it was so full of points, that even the people had points! The people, right there on top of their heads! And it didn't seem strange at all, because that's the way life was in the village. That's the way it always had been, and for all anybody knew, that's the way it always would be.
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