The Return Of The KingThe Return Of The King (1980) Animated Cartoon Special
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- 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.
- 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 Ruling Ring in Mount Doom. At the same time, Gandalf and the others wage a desperate battle against... (more)