The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth

Chuck Jones (1969)

85min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Sesame Street was never like this! For this is what happens when Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck let Chuck Jones, their favourite artist, out on his own: he becomes a bit solemn and preachy. By and large an animated story, this has a live start and finish, but in between animates the adventures of a bored boy who passes through a magic tollbooth into a wondrous land where he has to rescue Rhyme and Reason from Ignorance Demons. Jones, teamed with Abe Levitow and David Monehan, has some wonderful ideas - especially a professor conducting a sunrise - 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.

Cast & Crew

Milo Butch Patrick
TBC Mel Blanc
Director Chuck Jones
Director Abe Levitow
Director David Monahan

Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video