The year was 1974 and the phone company wanted to make a film to teach kids(and adults) how to use the phone. They put their heads together and made a film so wonderful, so weird, so wacky, it would make Sid and Marty Krofft happy. Telezonia! Loosely based off a 1950's film, Journey in Telezonia, this modern take had bigger sets, bigger props, and bigger phones. Full of great music, sound effects, special effects, costumes, and set design, Telezonia is truly a treat for all.
The story follows four children that want to invite their friends to a picnic, but don't know how to use the telephone.
Suddenly, the room goes dark and the phone becomes large enough for them to climb into. They walk through a tunnel and meet a man named Telly. He takes them into the world of Telezonia, where they are shown various kinds of telephones.
They meet several costumed characters. Question Mark teaches them how to properly answer the phone. Q and Z show the children how to use the phone book. And Exclamation Point teaches them how to place a call.
By the time they leave Telezonia, our young heroes are full-fledged telephone users.
This film is an excellent example of how imagination, crazy sets, and big phones can make any film idea a lot of fun! So grab some popcorn, make this video full screen, hold all of your calls, and enjoy the film! Be sure to tell us what you think!