Robin non-member

Buy New
$25.99 + $3.99 shipping
In Stock. Sold by scarecrowvideo

or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Buy Used
Used - Very Good See details
$8.94 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details

or
 
   
More Buying Choices
VHS movies for your VCR Add to Cart
$25.88 + $3.99 shipping
Eli 2000 Add to Cart
$44.98 + $3.99 shipping
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 

Phantom Tollbooth [VHS] (1970)

Butch Patrick , Hans Conried , Abe Levitow , Chuck Jones  |  G |  VHS Tape
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (156 customer reviews)

Price: $25.99
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 1 left in stock.
Ships from and sold by scarecrowvideo.

Frequently Bought Together

Phantom Tollbooth [VHS] + A Guide for Using The Phantom Tollbooth in the Classroom (Literature Units)
Price for both: $35.06

These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers.

Buy the selected items together

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product Details

  • Actors: Butch Patrick, Hans Conried, Mel Blanc, Daws Butler, Candy Candido
  • Directors: Abe Levitow, Chuck Jones, Dave Monahan
  • Writers: Chuck Jones, Norton Juster, Sam Rosen
  • Producers: Abe Levitow, Chuck Jones
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Rated: G (General Audience)
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: MGM (Warner)
  • VHS Release Date: August 1, 1992
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (156 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6301971523
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #188,385 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

Adventure

Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
57 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Entertaining and Wise Film May 5, 2003
Format:VHS Tape|Verified Purchase
"The Phantom Tollbooth" is the magnum opus of all involved--that's saying a lot--considering it is co-directed by animator Chuck Jones and stars the very talented Butch Patrick (who was featured in "Pressure Point" and "A Child is Waiting"; as well as a regular on "The Munsters").
"Tollbooth" is not only a film for the whole family, but is actually GOOD for the entire family. Some features will teach children that academics are important, this piece of entertainment goes beyond that and teaches that being a human being is important.
Despite what some critics have written--the songs are awesome and the storyline is very entertaining!
Was this review helpful to you?
27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A CHUCK JONES ANIMATION CELEBRATION! =-) June 20, 2005
Format:VHS Tape
What to say? Chuck Jones has created a real bona fide classic which ought to be shared by ALL age groups as well as cartoon fanatics like myself. (That is, whether or not you have kids in both the former and latter.)

Having first seen this at the age of 13, I must admit, I couldn't help feeling perplexed when I saw the first few minutes of the movie: bored, pessimistic little Milo making his way home from school, then finds a magical tollbooth popping up in his bedroom. Once he enters it, he finds out he's become a cartoon character, then wondering into an alternate cartoon universe with a crazy patrol officer constantly repeating the word "guilty" and little lethargic amoeba-like creatures called "doldrums". Since I was watching this on TV, so much of it freaked me out so bad I flipped to another channel. Now let's fast forward to the age of 26...

...and now I'm actually ENJOYING IT! Having been a lifelong Looney Toons fan myself, this movie IS a refreshing break from the usual fare of Bugs, Daffy, and Marvin the Martian. The unique style of animation as well as the psychedelic colors/Picasso-like backgrounds were BOTH timeless and way ahead of its time (especially since it was made in 1968). Besides, now that I've seen it in its entirety, it is pretty fun and enjoyable to watch as Milo embarks on a journey with Tock the Watchdog and the Humbug to rescue the princesses of rhyme and reason. Their disappearance has created nothing but confusion and despair over a magical land full of words, letters, and numbers coming to life.

The bottom line on the Phantom Tollbooth: if you want to see non-Looney Toons works of Chuck Jones and still enjoy classic children's TV/movies, like Captain Kangaroo, Electric Company,

Schoolhouse Rock, and Charlotte's Web, then THIS IS IT! :-)
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
36 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AN UNFORGETTABLE MASTERPEICE May 16, 2001
By Rachel
Format:VHS Tape
I remember when I first viewed this movie, having never had heard of the book or such a concept. I guess I was young then and wasn't expected to know anything about it anyhow, but I did remember enough so that I was on a three year search trying to find the Phantom Tollbooth...finally I realized the magic of the Internet. The Phantom Tollbooth is not only an educational film, inbreeding knowledgeable information through adventures experienced with Milo in Digitopolis, Dictionopolis, the Land of Expectations and the Castle in the Air, but also it is enjoyable to watch and be submerged in. It definitely is on my top ten list of movies, and I think it always will be. Chuck Jones's masterpiece is really a movie everyone, young and old, should own and love.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars mind-stimulating children's fare November 21, 1998
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
The Phantom Tollbooth is a wonderful flick that I always enjoyed as a child. Now, as an elementary school teacher, I constantly search for videos that differ from the standard Disney cartoon. I was concerned that the cinematic style of this picture would seemed too dated for 90s kids, but I was wrong. My class thoroughly enjoyed the animation and the songs. The characters appealed to the children's own experiences in fourth grade. They understood Milo's struggles with writng and divsion, and enjoyed seeing their schoolwork come to life in such a silly manner. It turned out to be a great way for kids to see why school is important. This movie isn't just smart, it's also a really good time. I can't praise it enough.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Movie to Remember May 27, 2001
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
This movie is a wonderful family film. A little boy named Milo that is bored with his life suddenly finds a tollbooth in his room. He heads through the tollbooth into a world where nothing makes any sense. He goes through the Doldrums where he meets a watchdog named Tock, goes to Dictionopilous, Digitopilous and the Mountains of Ignorance. Just like the book, the monsters are taken from some real-life people and attitudes. The songs could be better, but I look at them fondly. I remember watching this movie and taping it from the cartoon network, but they unfortunatley stopped showing it. When I saw I could buy it again, I had to tell everybody what a great movie this is.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
My husband and I adore this movie. I grew up on it and we hoped to have it around for our kids. Now our tape copy is wearing out and we find that a dvd isn't available! Please help send word to the studios that these types of family shows are exactly what people what today. And if you can, see this movie. I think you'll know why it is so special to us.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The greatest Movie ever January 7, 2003
By Brian
Format:VHS Tape
This is a wonderful movie I am only 14 but this is probably my all time favorite movie and I like movies like american pie and Van wylder so its not like im only exposed to this genre. The movie is great while getting some education in on the side. It's also a good buy because you will want to watch it over and over again.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good adaptation of this amazing book
Very good adaptation of this amazing book. Of course, they could not put everything into the movie that was in the book (which is too bad since Phantom Tollbooth is one of the best... Read more
Published 13 days ago by K. Green
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Favorite movie of my kids!
Published 14 days ago by Rebecca Wilson Coleman
5.0 out of 5 stars A movie I have loved since childhood
A movie I have loved since childhood! My children love it too. Encourages you to get off your butt and try things and that using your brains can be fun! Read more
Published 17 days ago by Evergreen
5.0 out of 5 stars Still as good as when I first say it 20+ years ago
I love this movie as a kid and I would watch it every time it came on the Disney Channel. This movie has held up well. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Nikitalynn
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
thank you
Published 20 days ago by Merrie
2.0 out of 5 stars Which is wonderful, by the way
Just too unlike the book. Which is wonderful, by the way. My two older ones were really disappointed but not surprised. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Mhead
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
This movie is amazing. I recommend buying this classic! Many years later and the life lessons from this movie are still phenomenal. Kids will love it!
Published 1 month ago by JILLIAN MCBRIDE
5.0 out of 5 stars Kids love this movie!
Loved the book, loved the movie! The movie is old but the kids I've shown it to have absolutely loved it! My niece has watched it about 20 times now and she's only 4!
Published 1 month ago by Teresa
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this movie!! My childhood favorite!
I loved this movie growing up and recently read the book to my second grade daughter who loved it. I highly recommend the book too. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Lusciousice
4.0 out of 5 stars Still good with age!
I read the book to my third graders then we watched the movie to compare and contrast. They liked the movie but wish it held to the book more. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Celeste Ward
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 



Look for Similar Items by Category

scarecrowvideo Privacy Statement scarecrowvideo Shipping Information scarecrowvideo Returns & Exchanges