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
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 … more
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 … more
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