The Phantom Tollbooth (1969)
Average Rating: 7.2/10
Reviews Counted: 8
Fresh: 8 | Rotten: 0
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Master animator Chuck Jones has created this full length fantasy, his first since being name director of MGM's animation department. A young boy (Butch Patrick) is bored with his life in San Francisco and finds himself in a fantasy land where letters and numbers are at war with each other. He drives through the Phantom Tollbooth and into an animated fantasy land. The voices of Mel Blanc, June Foray and Daws Butler are featured in this story taken from the book by Norton Juster. The boy tries to
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More would have been acheived without the inclusion of the sappy pop songs, but the film still has infinitely more savvy than most of the Disney cartoons of the period.
[The film] has some wonderful ideas, but they're likely to be a bit above the heads of very young children. The rest should enjoy it, especially the bits with the great Mel Blanc, Toonville's greatest-ever voice.
This fine adaptation of the children's book by Norton Juster was Chuck Jones's and MGM's first animated feature.
The animation is clean, with enough pop to do Dictionopolis-and-company justice.
Audience Reviews for The Phantom Tollbooth
- Voices Of: My angles are many and my sides are not few, I'm the dodecahedron and Who are You?
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