The Return Of The KingThe Return Of The King (1980) Animated Cartoon Special
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- Animated TV SpecialCartoonTelevisionSpecialCartoon
- Traditional Animation
- Rankin-Bass Productions
- Animation Studio: Tôei Company Ltd.
- 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.
- Voice Actors: Orson Bean, Roddy McDowall, John Huston, Theodore Bikel, William Conrad, Casey Kasem, Theodore, Glenn Yarbrough, Paul Frees, Sonny Melendrez; Full Voice Cast ...
- Directed By Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass.
- Produced By Arthur Rankin Jr, Jules Bass.
- Animated By Kazuyuki Kobayashi, Tadakatsu Yoshida, Hidemi Kudo, Katsuhisa Yamada, Koichi Sasaki.
- Written By Romeo Muller, J.R.R. Tolkien.
- Music: Maury Laws, Jules Bass, Bernard Hoffer.
- Originally Released on May 11, 1980.
- Originally Aired on ABC-TV (USA).
- Originally Released Theatrically.
- Running Time: 98 minutes.
- U.S.A. / Japan
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)
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The first two-hour made-for-TV animated movie. It was released as an unofficial sequel to Ralph Bakshi's 1978 film, "Lord of the Rings," and tried to pick up from where that film left off. This is also Rankin Bass Productions' sequel to its own... (more)
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