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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