Mod-Phantom Tollbooth

Directed By: Chuck Jones Starring: Butch Patrick

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Studio Warner Dist.
SKU 220220550
UPC 883316298978
UPC 14 00883316298978
Format DVD
Release Date 7/20/2011
Kids Adventure
Editors Note
Note Looney Tunes director Chuck Jones lets his imagination fly with this full-length mixture of live action and animation based on the classic story by Norton Juster. Milo, a bored child (Butch Patrick) in San Francisco, takes a mysterious journey through the titular phone booth and arrives in an animated fantasy land run by feuding numbers and letters. He meets all sorts of peculiar characters and joins forces with a "watch" dog named Tock and a lovable old coot called Humbug. Together they must restore order to the Land of Wisdom by rescuing the Princesses Rhyme and Reason, who are being held captive in a midair castle. Along the way, they run into the Doldroms, Alphabet City, a strange giant/short/thin/fat man, and even a "point of view." It's a land of bizarre puns and symbols, and it's up to the child to concentrate, learn the lessons, and save the day. Mel Blanc, Dudley Moore, and Paul Henreid lend their vocal talents to this unique and successful blend of live action, animation, and songs.
Plot Summary
Summary An unfocused young boy discovers new interests when he passes through a mysterious tollbooth into an animated world where numbers are at war with letters. Accompanied by a "watch" dog and a Humbug, he visits Alphabet City and meets a giant/midget/fat man/thin man, among other things, before setting off on a quest to restore order to the Land of Wisdom. Mel Blanc, Dudley Moore, and Paul Henreid provide the voices while Chuck (Looney Tunes) Jones directs this educational blend of live action, animation, and song.
Chuck Jones
Butch Patrick
Cast & Crew
Butch Patrick - Star
Sam Rosen - Screenwriter
Dean Elliott - Composer
Maurice Noble - Production Designer
Norton Juster - Story
Chuck Jones - Producer
Abe Levitow - Producer
Les Goldman - Producer
Chuck Jones - Screenwriter
Daws Butler - Voice
June Foray - Voice
Hans Conreid - Voice
Candy Candido - Voice
Patti Gilbert - Voice
Shepard Menken - Voice
Mel Blanc - Voice
Les Tremayne - Voice
Jim Faris - Editor
Larry Thor - Voice
Cliff Norton - Voice
Lester Shorr - Director of Photography
Chuck Jones - Director
Abe Levitow - Director
David Monahan - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1969
UPC 00883316298978
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 90 minutes
Color Color
Tech Specs
This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. This product is expected to play back in DVD Video "play only" devices, and may not play in other DVD devices, including recorders and PC drives. What is MOD media? MOD means manufatured on demand. The disc is created after the customer orders and comes on a DVD-R. DVD-Rs look like the discs you're used to and offer the same audio and image quality. This recordable media is used to manufacture titles on demand, as fully authorized by the content provider. Each disc comes fully packaged, with artwork, in a standard Amaray case for DVD, although for reissued products the artwork may differ from the original. By eliminating inventory, waste, and inefficiencies in the distribution system, on-demand manufacturing provides the added benefit of helping preserve the environment.
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