Dustin Hoffman narrates the famed animated made-for-television 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, and discover that sometimes the most seemingly pointless things are the most integral to human existence. A treat for Nilsson aficionados and '70s animation fans alike.
Plays with REALLY ROSIE
(Maurice Sendak, USA 1975, 27mins, 16mm)
Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are) himself directs this animated CBS TV adaptation of several of his books (Chicken Soup with Rice, Alligators All Around, One Was Johnny and The Sign on Rosie's Door) all rolled into one story about the imaginative kids of Brooklyn's Avenue P, with Carole King penning and performing the special's many amazing songs. Really Rosie follows a normal summer day in the lives of The Nutshell Kids, who are neighbourhood friends. Rosie is the self-proclaimed 'star' of the block and decides to cast the kids of Avenue P in an imaginary Oscar-winning musical movie of her life.
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Director: Fred Wolf
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Mike Lookinland, Lennie Weinrib,
Details: 101 min. G 1971