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The Hobbit (1977) Animated Cartoon Special The Hobbit

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Rankin-Bass Productions, Topcraft Orson Bean, John Huston, Otto Preminger, Cyril Ritchard, Richard Boone, Hans Conried, Brother Theodore, Paul Frees, John Stephenson; Full Voice Cast Full Voice Cast.. Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass Arthur Rankin Jr, Jules Bass, Masaki Iizuka , Maury Laws, Jules Bass
  • 1977
  • Animated TV Special
  • Rankin-Bass Productions, Topcraft
  • TV Special
  • 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.
  • Vocal Talent: Orson Bean (Bilbo), John Huston (Gandalf), Otto Preminger (Elvenking), Cyril Ritchard (Elrond), Richard Boone (Smaug), Hans Conried (Thorin Oakenshield), Brother Theodore (Gollum), Paul Frees (Bombur, Troll #1), Don Messick (Balin, Troll #3, Goblin, Lord of the Eagles), John Stephenson (Dori, Great Goblin, Bard), Thurl Ravenscroft (Goblin), Jack DeLeon.
  • Directed By Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass.
  • Produced By Arthur Rankin Jr, Jules Bass.
    Associate Producer: Masaki Iizuka.
  • Animated By Yukiyoshi Hake, Kuzuko Itoh, Hidetoshi Kakeko, Kazuyuki Kobayashi, Hidemi Kubo, Tadakatsu Yoshida.
    Animation Supervisor: Tsuguyuki Kubo.
    Animation Directors: Koichi Sasaki, Katsuhisa Yamada.
    Animation Coordinator: Toro Hara.
  • Written By Romeo Muller.
    Original Novel, "The Hobbit": J.R.R. Tolkien.

Additional Crew:



  • Production Designer: Arthur Rankin, Jr.
  • Adapted for the Screen by: Romeo Muller.
  • Character Designers: Lester Abrams, Tsuguyuki Kubo.
  • Background Designer: Minoru Nishida.
  • Sound Effects: Tom Clack.
  • Sound Recording: John Curcio, Dave Iveland, Bob Elder.
  • Choral Director: Lois Winter.
  • Song, "The Greatest Adventure (The Ballad of The Hobbit") Sung By: Glenn Yarbrough.

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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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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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