The Phantom Tollbooth

Synopsis: Milo is a boy who is bored with life. One day he comes home to find a toll booth in his room. Having nothing better to do, he gets in his toy car and drives through - only to emerge in a world full of adventure.
Production: Warner Home Video
 
IMDB:
7.0
Rotten Tomatoes:
100%
G
Year:
1970
90 min
220 Views

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[BELL RINGING]

[HONKING]

[SIRENS]

[HONKING]

[VOICES]

[VOICES OVERLAPPING]

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S

SONNETS...

NOW, LET'S GET READY

FOR THE SPELLING BEE.

AFTER THE DISCOVERY

OF AMERICA BY COLUMBUS...

THE FIBONACCI SEQUENCE...

BE SURE TO CARRY

THE THREE.

YOU WEREN'T THINKING...

THE WEATHER WILL BE CLOUDY

WITH INTERMITTENT SHOWERS...

A 12-SIDED MATHEMATICAL...

E=MC SQUARED...

GIVE ME FIVE WORDS

THAT BEGIN WITH "J"...

DEOXYRIBONUCLEIC ACID...

JUDGE PRONOUNCED

HIM GUILTY...

BLABBER DOWN...

THE SUM OF THE SQUARES...

[BELL RINGS]

[VOICES FADING]

WHAT'S TO BECOME OF MILO?

WHAT WILL HE:

GROW UP TO BE:

WHEN HE LOOKS AT LIFE

AND HE DOESN'T SEE?

DOESN'T SEE

THE BRIGHT BLUE SKY

DOESN'T HEAR THE TRAIN GO BY

DOESN'T SING THE SONG

LITTLE FELLOW,

WHAT'S WRONG?

WHAT'S TO BECOME OF MILO?

LOST IN A VACANT STARE

DOESN'T HAVE A DREAM

DOESN'T EVEN CARE

HE'S A BOY

WHO MIGHT RISE HIGH

MAYBE EVEN TOUCH THE SKY

ALL THE WORLD COULD

BE HIS PIE:

IF HE'D ONLY TRY

MILO, OPEN YOUR EYES

LOOK AROUND YOU AND SEE

SEE HOW INTERESTING

LIFE CAN BE:

MILO, AIM FOR THE STARS

YOU COULD TOUCH THE SKY,

MILO:

YOU COULD TOUCH THE SKY

WHAT'S TO BECOME OF MILO?

LOST IN A VACANT STARE

DOESN'T LEARN IN SCHOOL

DOESN'T EVEN CARE

HE'S A BOY

WHO MIGHT RISE HIGH

MAYBE EVEN TOUCH THE SKY

ALL THE WORLD:

COULD BE HIS PIE

IF HE'D ONLY TRY

MILO, OPEN YOUR EYES

LOOK AROUND YOU AND SEE

SEE HOW INTERESTING

LIFE CAN BE:

[TELEPHONE RINGS]

MILO:

[RING]

[RING]

[RING]

[RING]

HELLO, RALPH.

HI, MILO.

ARE YOU DOING ANYTHING?

NAH...I'M NO DOING ANYTHING.

WHAT'S THERE TO DO?

NOTHING, I GUESS.

NOTHING IS FUN ANYMORE.

RIGHT.

EVERYTHING'S

A BIG WASTE OF TIME.

WHEN I'M IN SCHOOL,

ALL I WANT TO DO

IS BE OUT.

WHEN I'M NO IN SCHOOL,

I WANT TO BE:

SOMEPLACE ELSE.

IF ONLY SOMETHING

COULD HAPPEN SOMETIME.

YEAH.

WHAT'S THE USE

IN SUBTRACTING:

TURNIPS FROM TURNIPS

OR CARRYING A THREE

OR KNOWING HOW:

TO SPELL "FEBRUARY"?

FEB-RU-ARY.

YEAH.

EVERYTHING'S A DRAG.

AND WHO WANTS TO SIT AROUND

DOING HOMEWORK, ANYWAY?

EVERYTHING:

SEEMS SO IMPOSSIBLE.

EVERYBODY SAYS IT'S SUCH

A BIG, WONDERFUL WORLD.

HOW COME IT SEEMS SO...

SMALL AND KIND OF EMPTY?

THERE'S NO RHYME OR--

OR REASON TO ANY OF IT.

[THUD]

HEY, RALPH.

DID YOU HEAR SOMETHING?

HEAR SOMETHING?

WELL, I DON'T KNOW.

IT SOUNDED:

KIND OF LIKE A BUMP

OR LIKE SOMETHING

HEAVY DROPPING.

WELL...

I GUESS:

IT WASN'T ANYTHING.

NOTHING'S

EVER ANY--THING.

HEY, RALPH.

THERE'S SOMETHING

FUNNY IN MY BEDROOM.

SOMETHING FUNNY:

IN YOUR BEDROOM?

I'LL BE BACK

IN A MINUTE.

THAT'S FUNNY.

I DON'T THINK IT'S MY BIRTHDAY.

[MILO READING CARD]

WELL, MILO,

YOU ARE NOW:

THE PROUD POSSESSOR

OF ONE GENUINE:

TURNPIKE TOLLBOOTH.

TURNPIKE TOLLBOOTH?

FOR USE BY THOSE

WHO HAVE NEVER TRAVELED

IN THE LAND BEYOND.

BEYOND?

BEYOND WHAT?

BEYOND YOUR WILDES IMAGINATION, OF COURSE.

YOUR GENUINE TOLLBOOTH KI CONTAINS ONE

GALVANIZED AUTOMOBILE.

[BEEP BEEP]

[SPROING]

ONE BOOK OF RULES

AND TRAFFIC REGULATIONS.

ONE MAP, UP-TO-DATE

AND CAREFULLY DRAWN

BY A MASTER CARTOGRAPHER.

AND PRECAUTIONARY SIGNS

TO BE USED IN:

A PRECAUTIONARY MANNER.

HAVE YOUR DESTINATION

IN MIND.

I DON'T THINK

I HAVE A DESTINATION.

RULE NUMBER 8A...

ALL TRAVELERS:

MUST HAVE A DESTINATION.

NO JOURNEY IS VALID

WITHOUT A DESTINATION.

FIND ONE ON YOUR MAP, MILO.

WELL? WELL?

"CASTLE IN THE AIR."

MIGHT AS WELL GO THERE

AS ANYWHERE.

CASTLE IN THE AIR.

THE CASTLE IN THE AIR,

BY WAY OF DICTIONOPOLIS,

DIGITOPOLIS,

AND ALL POINTS WEST.

DICTIONOPO--

DIGITOP--

HOW FAR IS IT?

MAYBE I DON'T WANT--

WELL, MILO,

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Chuck Jones

Charles Martin "Chuck" Jones (September 21, 1912 – February 22, 2002) was an American animator, filmmaker, cartoonist, author, and screenwriter, best known for his work with Warner Bros. Cartoons on the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts. He wrote, produced, and/or directed many classic animated cartoon shorts starring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner, Pepé Le Pew, Porky Pig, Michigan J. Frog, the Three Bears, and a slew of other Warner characters. After his career at Warner Bros. ended in 1962, Jones started Sib Tower 12 Productions, and began producing cartoons for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, including a new series of Tom and Jerry shorts and the television adaptation of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!. He later started his own studio, Chuck Jones Enterprises, which created several one-shot specials, and periodically worked on Looney Tunes related works. Jones was nominated for an Oscar eight times and won three times, receiving awards for the cartoons For Scent-imental Reasons, So Much for So Little, and The Dot and the Line. He received an Honorary Academy Award in 1996 for his work in the animation industry. Film historian Leonard Maltin has praised Jones' work at Warner Bros., MGM and Chuck Jones Enterprises. He also said that the "feud" that there may have been between Jones and colleague Bob Clampett was mainly because they were so different from each other. In Jerry Beck's The 50 Greatest Cartoons, ten of the entries were directed by Jones, with four out of the five top cartoons being Jones shorts. more…

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