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The Hobbit (1977) Animated Cartoon Special The Hobbit

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  • Rankin-Bass Productions, Topcraft
  • Animated 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.
  • Awards: Winner, Peabody Award, 1977.
    Winner, Christopher Award, 1977
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  • Originally Released in 1977.
  • Running Time: 77 minutes.
  • Color
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Cartoon Production Information:

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 a half-dozen scripts before selecting the final one.

Songs: "Funny Little Things," "Rowing Down The Hole."

Rankin Bass Productions released a feature sequel, "The Return of the King," in 1980.

Traditional, Hand-drawn Animation.

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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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