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The Point (1971)

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

Director:

Fred Wolf

Writers:

Harry Nilsson (story), Carole Beers (story) (as Carole A. Beers) | 3 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Ringo Starr ... Narrator / Father (home video release) (voice)
Paul Frees ... Oblio's Father / Pointed Man's Right Head / King / Leaf Man / Villagers (voice)
Lennie Weinrib ... Count (voice) (as Lenny Weinrib)
Bill Martin ... Rock Man (voice)
Buddy Foster ... Count's Son (voice)
Joan Gerber Joan Gerber ... Oblio's Mother (voice)
Mike Lookinland ... Oblio (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alan Barzman Alan Barzman ... Narrator / Father (second telecast)
Dustin Hoffman ... Narrator / Father (First Telecast)
Alan Thicke ... Narrator / Father (third telecast)
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Storyline

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. Written by alfiehitchie

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Certificate:

Not Rated
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Official Sites:

Fred Wolf Films

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Point See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Ringo Starr was asked to re-dub the narration for the home video release because of his close friendship with Harry Nilsson. See more »

Alternate Versions

The version shown on The Disney Channel was narrated by Alan Thicke. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: To Cur with Love (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Life Line
Written and Sung by Harry Nilsson
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It was a great lesson in tolerance and acceptance.
24 November 2003 | by aunt_suSee all my reviews

Besides having a wonderful score written by Harry Nilson, including the song "Me and My Arrow" which was used in a car commercial, it had a great story and unique cartoons - very different for its day. I had seen it when it first came out with Dustin Hoffman as the father's voice, but the next time I saw it, Alan Thicke did the voice and I wondered if I had been mistaken. It is gratifying to know that I wasn't. I've never heard it with Ringo Starr in that part, but I think it would be interesting.


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