The Point! debuted
as a "movie of the week" on the ABC television
network in January of 1971. Dustin Hoffman narrated the
animated tale of Oblio and Arrow's adventures in the
Pointless Forest. Apparently due to a contractual dispute,
narrated a later airing of the film. Alan Thicke narrated a version shown on the Disney Channel.
Fred Wolf Films in association with Nilsson House Music produced The Point! Harry Nilsson
wrote the original story as well as the songs. Fred Wolf
directed the film.
Amazon.com has a listing for "The Point!" on DVD! The listing says "The studio is currently not producing this title on DVD," but you can enter your e-mail address to be notified when (if?) the video is released on DVD. Click here to visit Amazon.com's "The Point!" on DVD page.
Artisan Entertainment owns Family Home Video which previously distributed "The Point!" on video. If you would like to encourage Artisan to release "The Point!" on VHS and DVD, please write to them at:
2700 Colorado Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90404-3553
Fred Wolf Films is planning a new animated TV series called
"The Never Ending Adventures of Oblio and Arrow."
Harry Nilsson released
The Point! in late 1970. The album reached #25
during a 32-week stay on the charts and spawned the hit
single "Me and My Arrow."
Dean Torrence (of
"Jan and Dean" fame) designed the record album's
cover which features a needlepoint by his sister, Kathy.
Inside the gatefold album cover is a comic book
illustrated by Gary Lund.
The Point! is
currently available on CD as a reissue from Camden which includes The Point! and Harry's Skidoo soundtrack on one CD. For more information about this CD, see the Nilsson Reissues page.
The Point! has been staged as a play a number of times. Esquire Jauchem adapted Harry's The Point for the Boston Repertory Theater stage in 1975.
In 1976 and 1977, Micky Dolenz and Davy Jones (formerly of The Monkees) starred in the play at the Mermaid Theatre in London. Colin Bennet directed the play and a cast album of the songs was released. The Monkees.net web site includes photographs and a description of the play.
In 1991 the play was revived at the Chapel Court Theater of the Hollywood United Methodist Church with choreography by Janet Eilber.
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