The Point: a rocking  cartoon that has a point

The Point

In the animated feature, The Point, a father tells his son a bedtime story about young Oblio (Mike Lookinland), who believes that having no point in the fantastical kingdom of pointed heads and things, still has a point.

The narator (Ringo Starr) says; “Once upon a time, a long way from here, and a long way from now, there was a tiny village where everything, the houses and the carts, the bridges and the barns, everything, all had points on them. In fact, it was so full of points, that even the people had points! The people, right there on top of their heads! And it didn't seem strange at all, because that's the way life was in the village. That's the way it always had been, and for all anybody knew, that's the way it always would be.”

It’s actually a cool story which deals with being different, bullies and other conflicts within life, we all deal with at one time or another.

It doesn’t hurt that this cartoon is also filled with songs by one of my favorites Harry Nilsson.

Harry was an American singer-songwriter who achieved the peak of his commercial success in the early 1970s. His work is characterized by pioneering vocal overdub experiments, returns to the Great American Songbook, and fusions of Caribbean sounds.

Check it out.

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