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The Hobbit (1977 animated film)

14 Ratings: 2.4
The 1977 Rankin/Bass animated film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit".

      Glenn Yarbrough's Intro Song (original)      The Hobbit is a 1977 animated musical television special created by Rankin/Bass and Topcraft. The film is an adaptation of the book of the same name by J. … see full wiki

Genre: Family
Release Date: November 27, 1977
MPAA Rating: Unrated
3 reviews about The Hobbit (1977 animated film)
Quick Tip by . September 01, 2011
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Yes, it's true that while the Rankin/Bass animated film based on the original version of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit is rather light family-friendly fare, it is also true that The Hobbit as a novel was fairly light and adventurous in tone. The book wasn't meant to be this colossal epic like The Lord of the Rings. It had humble beginnings and I think the whimsy and modesty of the book comes through in this charming animated film.   This film has often been maligned by Tolkien …
review by . July 28, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
It's a pretty decent 70's made-for-TV animation. With only 77 minutes it has just enough entertainment value, but obviously cuts massive amounts of stuff from the book. One scene is completely narrated over to save time. The dwarfs are just background as opposed to characters, they walk around but don't say much. The thing I loved most was the character designs. I really liked the goblins and Gollum's look was interesting. It's a good try and I was pleased with the parts they …
review by . July 12, 2010
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit is one of the best known and best loved fantasy book. The Hobbit has been translated into 50 different languages and sold well over 100 million copies. This is a far more light-hearted tale than the Lord of the rings and introduces to the world's readers the unforgettable Bilbo, Gandaff, Gollum. A book that can be enjoyed children and adults alike. This is a truly wonderful book, full of adventure, heroism, song and laughter. The landscapes that Tolkien creates …
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