a tale of nonconformity.... for kids

Nilsson :: The Point (Me And My Arrow) 1971 “I was on acid and I looked at the trees and I realized that they all came to points, and the little branches came to points, and the houses came to point. I thought, ‘Oh! Everything has a point, and if it doesn’t, then there’s a point to it.’” — Harry Nilsson Directed by Fred Wolf, Nilsson’s tale of nonconformity first aired on ABC in 1971. Reportedly (wiki) Dustin Hoffman originally narrated the special inhabiting the role of the father until legal hassles led the producers to bring Ringo Starr on board to replace him. If memory serves, I believe when I first saw this on television in the early ’80s, it was a decidedly British accented narrator, which leads me to believe I got to know The Point v. 2 via Ringo. Below: Watch part one, of eight, of The Point below, and listen to Nilsson’s brilliant “Me And My Arrow” which clocks in at about seven minutes and twenty seconds. watch whole thing here. THIS is a Vinyl recording from the original LP. Comes with original whole cartoon and booklet! all via this dude. pass= JD_070121 ... otherwise for the fst dl & straight up lp... An animated story of an unusual kingdom in which everything and everybody is pointed - except for a young boy named Oblio(provided by Mike Lookinland, an actor best known as young Bobby Brady on the television series The Brady Bunch). 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. Ringo Starr narrates. There have been, so far, at least three different renditions of The Point!, each featuring songs written by Nilsson to accompany the story. There has been an animated film, an album, and a musical play. Side one 1. "Everything's Got 'Em" 2:25 2. "The Town" (Narration) 1:31 3. "Me and My Arrow" 2:04 4. "The Game" (Narration) 1:49 5. "Poli High" 2:41 6. "The Trial and Banishment" (Narration) 2:11 7. "Think About Your Troubles" 2:49 Side two 8. "The Pointed Man" (Narration) 2:42 9. "Life Line" 2:21 10. "The Birds" (Narration) 1:58 11. "P.O.V. Waltz" 2:12 12. "The Clearing in the Woods" (Narration) 1:53 13. "Are You Sleeping?" 2:17 14. "Oblio's Return" (Narration)