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The Return Of The King

The Return Of The King (1980) Animated Cartoon Special The Return Of The King

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Rankin-Bass Productions Orson Bean, Roddy McDowall, John Huston, Theodore Bikel, William Conrad, Casey Kasem, Theodore, Glenn Yarbrough, Paul Frees, Sonny Melendrez; Full Voice Cast Full Voice Cast.. Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass Arthur Rankin Jr, Jules Bass , Maury Laws, Jules Bass, Bernard Hoffer
  • 1980
  • Animated TV Special
  • Rankin-Bass Productions
  • TV Special
  • Cartoon Characters: Frodo Baggins, Samwise Gamgee, Gandalf, King Aragorn, Denethor, Merriadoc Brandybuck, Gollum, The Minstrel, Bilbo Baggins, Elrond, Goblin, Lord of the Eagles, Orcs, Peregrin (Pippin) Took, Eowyn.
  • Vocal Talent: Orson Bean (Frodo, Bilbo Baggins), Roddy McDowall (Samwise Gamgee), John Huston (Gandalf, Narrator), Theodore Bikel (King Aragorn), William Conrad (Denethor), Casey Kasem (Merriadoc Brandybuck), Theodore [Brother Theodore] (Gollum), Glenn Yarbrough (The Minstrel), Paul Frees (Goblin, Elrond, Orc), Sonny Melendrez (Peregrin [Pippin] Took), Nellie Bellflower (Eowyn), Don Messick, John Stephenson.
  • Directed By Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass.
  • Produced By Arthur Rankin Jr, Jules Bass.
  • Animated By Kazuyuki Kobayashi, Tadakatsu Yoshida, Hidemi Kudo.
    Animation Directors: Katsuhisa Yamada, Koichi Sasaki.
  • Written By Romeo Muller.
    Original Novel, "The Return of the King": J.R.R. Tolkien.

Additional Crew:



  • Production Design: Arthur Rankin, Jr.
  • Animation Coordinator: Toru Hara.
  • Continuity Design: Tsuguyuki Kubo.
  • Character Design: Lester Abrams, Tsuguyuki Kubo.
  • Background Design: Minoru Nishida.
  • Sound Effects: Tom Clack.
  • Sound Recording: John Curcio, John Richards, Dave Iveland, Robert Elder.
  • Choral Director: Lois Winter.
  • Production Assistant: Thomas Bush.

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This film adapts the final book of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy where the Hobbits, Frodo and Samwise, struggle through the barren land of Mordor to destroy the...  (more)

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