The Point Oblio 1971 movie
One of the best animated movies ever made, based on a story by Harry Nilsson and Carole A. Beers from an original fable by Harry Nilsson, about a little and brave boy named Oblio, the only round-headed person from a tiny village, "Pointed Village", where everything - the houses, the carts, the bridges, the vine - had points and by law everyone and everything had to have a point. But in the Pointless Forest, he learned from the Rock Man that "You don't have to have a point to have a point".
Arrow - Oblio's dog
The Pointed Man
The Rock Man
All was fine in the Pointed Village with Oblio until one day when he bit the Count's son in a game of Triangle Toss. In a fit of rage, the Count confronts the King (a harmless old fellow, decent but a very ordinary man) to reaffirm the law of the land, which states that those who are pointless must be banished from the kingdom and into the Pointless Forest. A jury reluctantly convicts both Oblio and his dog Arrow, leaving the king no choice but to send the pair away. Oblio and Arrow are sent to the Pointless Forest, but soon discover that even the Pointless Forest has a point. They meet curious creatures like giant bees, a "pointed man" pointing in all directions who proclaims "A point in every direction is the same as no point at all", a man made of rock who helps Oblio see that everyone has a point. Oblio and Arrow spend the night in the Pointless Forest, and then awaken to a large stone hand with the finger pointing to their "destination". They take the road indicated by the hand and make their way back to the Land of Point, where they receive a heroes' welcome from the land's citizens, and the King. Oblio tells the King and the people of the land that everything has a point, including the Pointless Forest, and himself. Upon this revelation, the points of everyone else in the land disappeared, and pointed buildings became round. "And people started to assume that every men have some kind of a point."
Cast as voice
Mike Lookinland as Oblio;
Ringo Starr as Narrator, Father;
Paul Frees as Pointed Man's Right Head, King, Leaf Man, Villagers;
Lennie Weinrib as Count;
Bill Martin as Rock Man;
Buddy Foster as Count's Son;
Joan Gerber as Oblio's Mother.
Produced by Jerry D. Good, Larry Gordon, Harry Nilsson, Fred Wolf, Jimmy T. Murakami
Animation Department: Vincent Davis, Wilma Guenot, Ann Oliphant, Fumiko R. Sommer, Charles Swenson, Kunimi Terada, Fred Wolf, Elizabeth Wright.
Film Editing by Rich Harrison
Production Design by Gary Lund
Production Management by Sherm Thompson
Sound Department by James L. Aicholtz
Camera and Electrical Department by Wally Bulloch, Michael Gershman, Jan Kiesser, Paul Marron, Louis Niemeyer, Tony Rivetti
Once upon a time, a long way from here and a long way from now, in a tiny village where everything, the houses, the carts, the bridges, the vine, everything, all had points on them. In fact, it was so full of points that even the people had points right top in theirs heads.
Oblio: And after all, what's a big deal to have a point on your had? Nothing against you, Arrow. You're great. But I saw that the things it contains the head are a lot more important. And didn't seem strange at all because that's the way like was in the village. That the way it always has been and for all anybody knew, that's the way it always would be.
The main activity in the village was making points.
And then, one day a very unusual thing happened in the village. A little baby was born, a boy named Oblio.
What was unusual, was that Oblio, as any other baby born that day or other day, had no point. He had no point at all.
Count's Son: Triangle Toss is for people with the pointed had.
It remains without question that Oblio by his near round existence he is violation of the law.
Oblio: But what a Pointed Man doing in a Pointless Forest?
Oblio: But I cann't see that... Rock Man: You'll see what you want to see. Did you ever see a dinosaur? Oblio: No. Rock Man: Ever see a pterodactyl? Oblio: No. Rock Man: Well, that it. You see what you want to see. You must open your mind, not only your eyes.Here is a link: You don't have to have a point to have a point.
Oblio: This is the Pointless Forest, isn't it? Leaf Man: Pointless? Pointless? Just look at those leaves. Each is more important than the last. I tell you this is the most pointed collection of... Oblio: Then, you're a collector? Leaf Man: A collector? Are you joking? Whoever heard an grown man going around collecting leaves?
Pointed Man: You find the concept simply conceptualize? Oblio: Well, yes. Pointed Man: This is grammar. Oblio: It started when we meet mister Rock Man.
The King: Will you be quiet, Count? I want to hear Oblio. Oblio: Well, the fact is that everything I have seen have a point: the leaves, the trees, everyting.
"Fantastic story, great tunes for kids and us. I really enjoyed watching this along with my kids. Oblio is such a great example, he keeps a great positive attitude and open mind. He's not afraid to go it alone and learn along the way, and the music is excellent. Remember this is hand animated and probably on a small budget, but with excellent results."
"The point is just because someone is different than you don't judge them differently. Like the rock man says: Be cool, and open your mind."
"Great music, great storyline and a great moral lesson".
"It makes long life parent-child memories. Parents should not miss sharing this adorable story with their little ones."
Songswritten and sung by Harry Nilsson
Are You Sleeping
Everything's Got 'Em
Me And My Arrow
Think About Your Troubles