This animated fantasy is about the adventures of Oblio and his dog, Arrow. A father reads his son the story of a pointed village where a child, Oblio, is born without a pointed head. When round-headed Oblio and his dog beat the Count's son in a game, the Count persuades the King to call a tribunal. The tribunal banishes Oblio and Arrow, and Oblio and Arrow go to the Pointless Forest and meet the Pointed Man. On their journey, they also meet the Rock Man, a leaf maker, and are given a ride by a bird. Oblio and Arrow return home and are brought before the King who welcomes them back. Commercials deleted.


  • DATE: February 2, 1971 Tuesday 7:30 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:14:15
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T81:0181
  • GENRE: Children's programs
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Animation
  • SERIES RUN: ABC - TV, 1971


    • Jerry Good … Producer
    • Larry Gordon … Producer
    • Fred Wolf … Producer, Director, Animation
    • Harry Nilsson … Producer, Writer, Based on a story by, Music by
    • Norman Lenzer … Writer, Screenplay by
    • Dustin Hoffman … Narrator, Cast, Voice, The Father
    • Paul Frees … Cast, Voice, Oblio's Father / Pointed Man's Right Head / King / Leaf Man / Villagers
    • Lenny Weinrib … Cast, Voice, Count
    • Bill Martin … Cast, Voice, Rock Man
    • Buddy Foster … Cast, Voice, Count's Son
    • Joan Gerber … Cast, Voice, Oblio's Mother
    • Mike Lookinland … Cast, Voice, Oblio