The Phantom Tollbooth (film)

The Phantom Tollbooth, also known as The Adventures of Milo in the Phantom Tollbooth, is a 1970 liveactionanimated film based on Norton Justers 1961 childrens book The Phantom Tollbooth. This film was produced by Chuck Jones at MGM AnimationVisual Arts. Jones also directed the film, save for the live action bookends directed by fellow Warner Bros. Cartoons alum Dave Monahan. The film was released to theaters by MetroGoldwynMayer on November 7, 1970, and was the last MGM feature film release to include both liveaction and animated segments. MGMs United Artists subsidiary would release its first fully animated film The Secret of NIMH in 1982.

Milo, a bored, lonely boy who lives in a San Francisco apartment block, is surprised by the sudden arrival of a large, giftwrapped package. Inside is a tollbooth, which turns out to be a gateway into a magical parallel universe. As Milo passes through the tollbooth, the character moves from live action to animation, and his toy car transports him to the enchanted Kingdom of Wisdom in the Lands Beyond, and the cities of Dictionopolis and Digitopolis.Accompanied by Tock, a watchdog who actually has a large pocketwatch in his body, Milo has a series of adventures in places like the Mountains of Ignorance, the Doldrums, Dictionopolis, Digitopolis, and the Castle in the Air. Together they must rescue the Princesses Rhyme and Reason, who are being held captive in the Castle in the Air, and restore order to the Kingdom of Wisdom. The many eccentric characters they meet include the Humbug, the noisy Dr. Dischord, the Mathemagician, King Azaz, the Senses Taker, and Officer Short Shrift. ........

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