The Point!

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The Point! {DCC CD Reissue} [1998] album The Point! is the soundtrack of Harry Nilsson's animated TV special. The Point! aired on ABC TV in early 1971. The TV program was narrated by Dustin Hoffman . The album is narrated by Harry. The album reached #25 during a 32-week stay on the charts. ...
The Point! {US CD Reissue} [1989] album The Point! is the soundtrack of Harry's animated TV special. The Point! aired on ABC TV in early 1971. The TV program was narrated by Dustin Hoffman . The album is narrated by Harry. The album reached #25 during a 32-week stay on the charts. The needle ...
The Point! {US Deluxe CD Reissue} [2002] album BMG's deluxe reissue of The Point! was released on November 19, 2002. The album was re-mastered for the CD which is in a slipcase with two booklets. One booklet is the comic book. The other contains new liner notes and art, including the original "Point!" ...
The Point! {Japanese CD Reissue} [2002] album The Point! is the soundtrack of Harry's animated TV special. The Point! aired on ABC TV in early 1971. The TV program was narrated by Dustin Hoffman . The album is narrated by Harry. The album reached #25 during a 32-week stay on the charts. The needle ...
The Point! theater_comedy The Point! has been staged as a play a number of times.   Esquire Jauchem adapted Harry Nilsson's The Point! for the Boston Repertory Theater stage in 1975.   In 1976 and 1977, Micky Dolenz and Davy Jones (both formerly of The Monkees ) starred in a play based on ...
The Point! videocam Once upon a time in the town of Point, everything - all the buildings, trees, and even the people were pointed. Except for one little round-headed kid named Oblio .   The Point! is a wonderful adventure, enchanting both children and adults since 1971.   Harry Nilsson's The ...
The Point! {Stereophonic LP} [1971] album The Point! is the soundtrack of Harry Nilsson's animated TV special. The Point! aired on ABC TV in early 1971. The TV program was narrated by Dustin Hoffman . The album is narrated by Harry Nilsson. The album reached #25 during a 32-week stay on the ...


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One Last Touch of Nilsson article This article is from Goldmine Magazine (Vol. 20 No. 9 Issue 359 dated April 29, 1994). Bruce Ansley contacted Krause Publications Group, Inc. and Dawn Eden and they were kind enough to grant him permission to place the article online. Once he had ...
Friday, June 14, Photo Ops auto_stories Roger Smith Poses with Arrow , Oblio and Other Denizens of the Land of Point! Bracha Smith
ABC Movie of the Week videocam ABC's "Movie of the Week" was a weekly series featuring original 90-minute movies produced especially for television. It first aired in 1969.   Harry Nilsson's The Point! originally aired as an ABC Movie of the Week.
Bill Martin person William Earl Martin was born on October 8, 1945 and died on January 27, 2016.   Martin wore the bear suit for the photographs inside the gatefold cover of the Harry album ("It was the only bear suit in town and it was made from an actual bear...I smelled like bear for three days!"). ...
Jughead {#108} book In issue #108 of the Jughead comics author Craig Boldman paid tribute to Harry Nilsson and to the fans of Harry's (who call themselves "Harryheads ").   In the story, Jughead Jones tells a bizarre bedtime story loosely based on The Point! and ...
Lucianne Goldberg person Lucianne Goldberg was the literary agent who convinced Linda Tripp to tape her phone conversations with Monica Lewinsky . Lucianne Goldberg is now a talk radio host. She has a staff member named "Oblio " after the character in The Point! . [1]   ...
Pacific Family Entertainment business Sometime in mid-2003, Pacific Family Entertainment announced a VHS and DVD release of The Point! . According to the company, the DVD was to be released in August of 2003. Sometime later, however, the release was cancelled - probably due to copyright issues.
Gary Lund person Gary Lund illustrated the comic book included inside the gatefold cover of The Point! .   Lund illustrated the books Coyote Stories for Children: Tales from Native America and Wolf Stories: Myths and True-Life Tales from Around the World - both written by Susan Strauss .
Arte L. Whyte person Arte L. Whyte wrote a play based on Harry's The Point! . Mr. Whyte's adaptation is copyright 1987.   Whyte has performed in many theatrical productions and spent three years performing at Universal Studios and with Nickelodeon in Orlando, Florida . He is currently acting and directing ...
Mike McNaught person Mike McNaught arranged the music for "The Point! " as presented on stage in London, England .   Harry Nilsson was impressed with his skills and hired him to arrange the music for Knnillssonn .
Wolf Stories: Myths and True-Life Tales from Around the World book Gary Lund , illustrator of the booklet included with Harry Nilsson's The Point! album, also illustrated the book Wolf Stories: Myths and True Life Tales from Around the World .
The Never Ending Adventures of Oblio and Arrow videocam According to their web site, Fred Wolf Films is planning a new animated TV series called "The Never Ending Adventures of Oblio and Arrow " based on the character's from The Point! .
Harryfest 1999 event_note Sue Schnelzer hosted Harryfest 1999 in Covington, Kentucky , just across the river from Cincinnati . The 'fest was held July 16 through 18, 1999.   Memories of Harryfest 1999   Joel Folds :   When I first decided to look up my ...
Easter Egg videocam Hidden in The Point! are a couple of "Easter eggs" - things you wouldn't see unless you single-step through the frames of the film. For example, during the opening credits, "Nilsson House Music Inc. / Murakami Wolf Productions Inc." is displayed on the screen.   For a frame or two, ...
Apollo Throwdown music_note The Go! Team sampled Harry Nilsson's "The Birds (Narration) The Birds " narration from The Point! for their song "Apollo Throwdown."   "Apollo Throwdown" by The Go! Team ...
Dean Torrence person Dean O. Torrence is the "Dean" of Jan and Dean . Dean Torrence has designed the covers for many albums including several of Harry Nilsson's albums such as The Point! . The original needlepoint artwork for Nilsson's The Point! cover hangs in Torrence's child's bedroom.
The Point! videocam Once upon a time in the town of Point, everything - all the buildings, trees, and even the people were pointed. Except for one little round-headed kid named Oblio .   The Point! is a wonderful adventure, enchanting both children and adults since 1971.   Harry Nilsson's The ...
A Celebration of the Music of Harry Nilsson event_note A concert titled "A Celebration of the Music of Harry Nilsson" was held at the Roxy on Sunset in Los Angeles, California , on June 13, 1998.   The show opened with children from Topanga Elementary School performing selections from The Point! .   Other performers included ...
Did Somebody Drop His Mouse? videocam Article By Curtis Armstrong   Unearthing the "lost" Nilsson Documentary   The existence of a lost Nilsson documentary was completely unknown to me until early last year [1997]. I had called legendary producer Richard Perry to discuss with him the possibility of his involvement ...
The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy videocam In a 2004 interview, Maxwell Atoms , the creator and executive producer of animated TV series "The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy," was asked "Who is the voice actor you would most like to work with, that you haven't yet?" He answered, "I've been itching to try to get Ringo Starr for ...
The Point! theater_comedy The Point! has been staged as a play a number of times.   Esquire Jauchem adapted Harry Nilsson's The Point! for the Boston Repertory Theater stage in 1975.   In 1976 and 1977, Micky Dolenz and Davy Jones (both formerly of The Monkees ) starred in a play based on ...
Oblio circle Oblio is the name of the little round-headed kid in Harry Nilsson's The Point! .   Mike Lookinland ("Bobby" of "The Brady Bunch ") provides the voice of Oblio in the film version of The Point! .   "Oblio" means "oblivion" in Italian.   A pizza parlor near Denver, ...
Boston Rock Opera person The Boston Rock Opera performed Harry Nilsson's classic album The Point! in concert at Boston's First Night festival, December 31, 2002, at the Park Plaza Castle.   BRO's homage to the classic 1970 album featured vocalists, a six piece band, dancers and puppetry and is a tribute to ...
Jonathan Mover person Drummer Jonathan Mover credits Harry Nilsson's The Point! with inspiring his interest in music.   I first got into music when I was a kid through a cartoon called The Point! by Harry Nilsson. I went wild when I saw it; it had great music and a great story. My parents got me the ...
A&M Studios, Hollywood, California place Harry Nilsson's The Point! album was recorded at the A&M Records studio in Hollywood, California . A&M Records was located in the building at 1416 N. La Brea which once housed Charlie Chaplin's studio. The building was built for Chaplin in 1917. In 1953, Chaplin helped form United ...
Everything's Got 'Em (performed by Diana Ross) music_note Diana Ross performs a medley of songs from The Point! on her live album, An Evening With Diana Ross .
Me And My Arrow (performed by Diana Ross) music_note Diana Ross performs a medley of songs from The Point! on her live album, An Evening With Diana Ross .
Life Line (performed by Diana Ross) music_note Diana Ross performs a medley of songs from The Point! on her live album, An Evening With Diana Ross .
C For Dummies, Volume Two book Discussing addresses and pointers used in the C programming language, author Dan Gookin uses Arrow and Oblio and other references to The Point! .
Kissing Bill O'Reilly, Roasting Miss Piggy: 100 Things to Love and Hate about TV book Ken Tucker enumerates the best and worst on television. Harry Nilsson's The Point! makes the list in the "Best" column. "Sweet but never sappy, The Point! is a near-forgotten little remnant of late-counterculture mass culture outreach whose melodies live on in the back of some of our ...
Harryfest 2001 event_note Harryfest 2001 was held in London, England , starting on May 4, 2001, at the Hotel Russell . Designed in the late 1800s by architect Charles Fitzroy Doll , the hotel's dining room is said to resemble the Titanic's first-class restaurant (also designed by Doll). [1]   Hotel ...
Skidoo / The Point! [2000] album The Point! and Skidoo on one CD.
The Point! {US Deluxe CD Reissue} [2002] album BMG's deluxe reissue of The Point! was released on November 19, 2002. The album was re-mastered for the CD which is in a slipcase with two booklets. One booklet is the comic book. The other contains new liner notes and art, including the original "Point!" ...
The Land of Point theater_comedy "' The Land of the Point " is a 1987 play by Artie L. Whyte based on Harry Nilsson's The Point! .
The Point! {Japanese CD Reissue} [2002] album The Point! is the soundtrack of Harry's animated TV special. The Point! aired on ABC TV in early 1971. The TV program was narrated by Dustin Hoffman . The album is narrated by Harry. The album reached #25 during a 32-week stay on the charts. The needle ...
The Point! {Stereophonic LP} [1971] album The Point! is the soundtrack of Harry Nilsson's animated TV special. The Point! aired on ABC TV in early 1971. The TV program was narrated by Dustin Hoffman . The album is narrated by Harry Nilsson. The album reached #25 during a 32-week stay on the ...
The Point! {DCC CD Reissue} [1998] album The Point! is the soundtrack of Harry Nilsson's animated TV special. The Point! aired on ABC TV in early 1971. The TV program was narrated by Dustin Hoffman . The album is narrated by Harry. The album reached #25 during a 32-week stay on the charts. ...
The Point! {US CD Reissue} [1989] album The Point! is the soundtrack of Harry's animated TV special. The Point! aired on ABC TV in early 1971. The TV program was narrated by Dustin Hoffman . The album is narrated by Harry. The album reached #25 during a 32-week stay on the charts. The needle ...
Scatalogue {LP} [1971] album A promotional-only release to promote The Point! and Harry's earlier albums. Scatalogue intercuts portions of many of Harry's songs into a long medley.
Me And My Arrow music_note Me and My Arrow is featured in Harry Nilsson's musical adventure The Point! .   It was also used as the music for a series of car commercials in the 1970s.   Plymouth Arrow Commercial ...
Life Line {Take 4} music_note An early piano/organ vocal take of Life Line included as a bonus track on BMG's 2002 reissue of The Point!
Down To The Valley {Alternate Version} music_note An alternate take of Down To The Valley included as a bonus track on BMG's 2002 reissue of The Point! . This version is remixed and includes the coda which was cut off the single release.
Think About Your Troubles {Take 4} music_note This is an alternate take of Think About Your Troubles included as a bonus track on BMG's 2002 CD reissue of The Point! . This is a completely different version (than the version originally released on The Point! ) recorded with an orchestra in 1969. At this stage, The Point! as a concept ...
I'll Never Leave You {The Point!} music_note A piano/vocal denmo of I'll Never Leave You included as a bonus track on BMG's 2002 reissue of The Point! . "We discovered some time ago that this great Nilsson song was originally intended for The Point! and was only removed at the last minute. We thought the "Point!" version was lost, but ...
Think About Your Troubles music_note Harry Nilsson conceived the story of The Point! while writing Think About Your Troubles . According to Allen Zentz , Harry said that songs often came to him as visions - as if they were movies or cartoons. Peggy Lee and Sam Brown each covered Think About Your Troubles . More recent ...
The Point! To Be Made into a Live Action Film (April Fools, 2004) announcement The following "press release" was posted to the Harry Nilsson Web Pages on April 1, 2004, as an "April Fools " prank.   THE POINT! TO BEGIN PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN NEW ZEALAND   Carolynne Cunningham Directs International Cast in Live Action Musical (Los Angeles, April 1, 2004) ...
Nighswonger Sings Nilsson album Nighswonger Sings Nilsson ( Alyssandra Nighswonger )   In 2020 Nighswonger, a singer and songwriter from Long Beach, California , recorded her version of Harry Nilsson's The Point! .   "There's something about his music that's very touching in ...
Fred Wolf person Fred Wolf directed the animated TV version of Harry Nilsson's album, The Point! . Wolf's company, Murakami-Wolf Films produced the film in association with Nilsson's company, Nilsson House Music .   Fred was 38 years old in 1970 when Harry ...