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    hey, I hope you can help. When I was 5 (1981) my nursery used to show this children's movie about a little boy who I believe is british. He starts off real and gets into his car of some sort at his house and travels into this red and white tunnel(looks like a barber shop thingie). Then he turns into a cartoon and travels around with what I believe is a wizard who teaches him math. Do you have a clue as to what movie this is?

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    The Phantom Tollbooth? - though it's definitely American

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    name='CaptainWaggett']The Phantom Tollbooth? - though it's definitely American
    Great film. There's a battle between Digitopolis and Dictionopolis where they argue over which is the more important, numbers or letters. They get stuck down in The Doldrums where they meet the Lethargians and they eat subtraction stew, which makes the diner hungrier



    It's full of clever stuff and is quite a good adventure story as well



    Steve

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    Awesome story. You should read the book although the film is quite accurate.



    Remember the dawn chorus and the house with 4 doors where the shortest giant in the world, tallest midget in the world and errr (can't remember) 2 others live. Probably fattest thin man and thinnest fat man (all the same person of course).



    I had nightmares about the man with no face!



    The Phantom Tollbooth (1970)

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    I have this on video, and it is defintely the Phantom Toolbooth, from the book of the same name, and its just waiting for a new version to be done by Tim Burton

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    name='Azanti']I have this on video, and it is defintely the Phantom Toolbooth, from the book of the same name, and its just waiting for a new version to be done by Tim Burton


    Argghh



    No, please. Don't make suggestions like that, even in jest.

    Hollywoodland is desperate enough and short enough of ideas that they might well try it.



    The original is a beautiful, charming piece of work



    Steve

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