The Point (1971)

Genre:  Animation, Family
Running Time:  60 min.
Release Date: June 15, 2008 (limited)

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Dustin Hoffmann narrates the famed animated feature dreamt up, written and produced by the late Harry Nilsson, based on his album of the same name and featuring the hit song "Me and My Arrow." In a land where everyone and everything has a point, the birth of a pointless child throws the kingdom into an existential crisis that is temporarily resolved by banishing the youngster Oblio to the Pointless Forest with his pet (and accomplice) Arrow.

On their journey, Oblio and Arrow meet a bizarre stable of characters no doubt inspired by Nilsson's many acid trips and drinking binges.

Furthermore, they discover that just because someone or something seems to have a point doesn't mean they do, and sometimes the most seemingly pointless things are the most integral to human existence. A treat for Nilsson aficionados and '70s animation fans alike, THE POINT is one of the greatest animated fables of all time. (Kier-La Janisse)

Director: Fred Wolf
Studio: Murakami-Wolf Productions
Screenplay: Norm Lenzer

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