The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth

By Chuck Jones, Abe Levitow & David Monahan

  • Genre: Kids & Family
  • Release Date: 1970-11-07
  • Advisory Rating: G
  • Runtime: 1h 29min
  • Director: Chuck Jones, Abe Levitow & David Monahan
  • Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 70 Ratings


A bored little boy thinks everything is a waste of time until he drives through a mysterious turnpike tollbooth in a toy car. His customary bored attitude lands him in the doldrums, but he is rescued by a magical dog and together the pair embark on a journey through the Kingdom of Wisdom. Musical mix of live action and animation starring Butch Patrick (TV's "The Munsters") and featuring the vocal talents of Mel Blanc. Based on the popular children's book by Norton Juster.




  • Movie

    By Musicitunes6
    Can you update on HD please
  • Best

    By hannah0jacobs
  • Fun

    By Too_Handsome
    A great movie about confidence and friendship. It’s the pie of all pies if you are looking for knowledge. Guilty
  • Disappointed

    By Great and smooth
    The book is so interesting and it made me really want to watch the movie but the movie gets rid of all the magical creativity that the book has to offer I was excited to see it but I would give this movie 3% rotten tomatoes
  • The Phantom Tollbooth

    By JoSparky
    Rather dated, and not even in a groovy or psychedelic way. My 8 year old had read this children's classic in his 3rd grade class and was disappointed as it didn't seem to capture what his imagination saw. The animation just doesn't translate we'll, and led both of us to thinking what a wonderful remake this would be as a movie or broadway show. See if you must, but I think this one misses - so better to leave the joy from the book to the imagination.
  • Beyond genius/inspiring/unique

    By Lamborghini Lisa
    This movie is one that every child will rememeber. I watched this when I was a kid, and I still watch this movie whenever I have a bad day. So creative and beautifully put together and always cheers me up ang gives me hope in life. Your time won't be wasted.
  • A gem of a movie!

    By Fishpaparazzi
    The young boy Milo is bored with the known world until a mysterious tollbooth arrives. Although, this starts out as live action it quickly becomes an alterante, animated world that Milos has to help put back in order. Mel Blanc who is best known for his work as Bugs Bunny and friends & many other known talents lent their voices to this gem of movie. A great film for children that teaches life lessons in a very entertaining manner.This movie is based on a wonderful book of the same name by Norton Juster.
  • Wonderful Movie

    By Dyan H
    This was the first real book I read all the way through in a single sitting. I was probably 9 or 10 ('69 or '70). It was one of my favourite books. When I finally saw the movie many years later, I loved it as well. Brilliant movie and a must see for kids. I love the word play.
  • Best Movie. EVAHH.

    By Ilayew123.
    Okay, so don't listen to the tomatometer. Listen to the people who love the movie/book. It's very close to the book, except for the fact that the music lady is missing. Either way, totally worth the money. LOVE THIS MOVIE.
  • Not the movie

    By GrandAirNinja
    Ok I love the movie only problem? Can't download on iPhone once I can have it on my iPod then I will easily give 10 stars if I could.