Tuesday, February 2, 2021

This Day in TV History: The Point (1971)

50 years ago tonight, ABC premiered the animated special The Point, featuring songs and story by Harry Nilsson.  The cast included Dustin Hoffman, Mike Lookinland, and the ubiquitous Paul Frees and June Foray. Nilsson's concept album had come out in December 1970.

Hoffman's deal meant his narration could be used only on one broadcast of the movie, so in subsequent airings and releases, his track is replaced by voice-overs from Alan Thicke and Ringo Starr.

The Point is streaming on Tubi and received a Blu-Ray special edition release last year.

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