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The Hobbit (1977) Animated Cartoon Special The Hobbit

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  • Animated TV SpecialCartoonTelevisionSpecialCartoon
  • Traditional Animation
  • Rankin-Bass Productions, Topcraft
  • Cartoon Characters: Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf the Grey, Elvenking, Elrond, Smaug, Thorin Oakenshield, Gollum, Bombur, Balin, Lord of the Eagles, Dori, Great Goblin, Bard, Bert (Troll), Gloin, Oin, Ori, Nori, Dwalin, Kili, Fili, Bofur, Bifur, Elf, Spider, Goblin Driver, Eagles, Goblins.
  • Voice Actors: Orson Bean, John Huston, Otto Preminger, Cyril Ritchard, Richard Boone, Hans Conried, Brother Theodore, Paul Frees, John Stephenson; Full Voice Cast Full Voice Cast...
  • Directed By Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass.
  • Produced By Arthur Rankin Jr, Jules Bass, Masaki Iizuka.
  • Animated By Yukiyoshi Hake, Kuzuko Itoh, Hidetoshi Kakeko, Kazuyuki Kobayashi, Hidemi Kubo, Tadakatsu Yoshida, Tsuguyuki Kubo, Koichi Sasaki, Katsuhisa Yamada, Toro Hara.
  • Awards: Winner, Peabody Award, 1977, Winner, Christopher Award, 1977.
  • Music: Maury Laws, Jules Bass.
  • Originally Released on November 27, 1977.
  • Originally Aired on NBC Television NBC-TV (USA).
  • Running Time: 77 minutes.
  • Color
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

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Bilbo Baggins the Hobbit was just minding his own business, when his occasional visitor Gandalf the Wizard drops in one night. One by one, a whole group of dwarves...  (more)

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Nearly 200 artists produced 110,000 animated cels for this feature, the first film dramatization of any of J.R.R. Tolkien's works. Producer-directors Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass rejected...  (more)

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I read the Hobbit only 3 weeks before The Hobbit aired the first time, I thought they did a fairly good job. I was only disappointed by the Elves, espicially Elrond. (Strangley enough, the worst casting job in the New movies also). Excellant film for the...  (read more)

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Perfect movie for the entire family! With the "Lord of the Rings" craze happening with the new movies, I thought this one would catch some curious eyes of both the retro fanatics of old & the eyes just realizing the potential of such a great...  (read more)

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