The Phantom Tollbooth
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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 rescue twin Princesses Rhyme and Reason, who have been banished to a castle suspended in mid air… More
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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."
‑ , Film4
"The animation is clean, with enough pop to do Dictionopolis-and-company justice."
‑ Gabe Leibowitz, Film and Felt
"[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."
‑ Tom Hutchinson, Radio Times
"Clever artistry fails to convey the book's depth."
‑ Paul Trandahl, Common Sense Media
"This fine adaptation of the children's book by Norton Juster was Chuck Jones's and MGM's first animated feature."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Uneven but is interesting as an alternative to the dominant Disney features of the time"
‑ Shane Burridge, rec.arts.movies.reviews
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