The Hobbit (1977)

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Aug 22, 2014

Lord of the Rings Series Episode 1

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It took forty years for J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth saga to reach screens. Despite the mass popularity of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings books, only a short feature had been realized. Finally, in 1977, the animation studio Rankin/Bass brought the story of Bilbo Baggins to TV audiences everywhere with their animated adaptation of The Hobbit. Now Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob watch and review this NBC prime-time special as the first volume in a trilogy of animated Middle Earth films. Make a Platinum level donation to Now Playing and you can hear it now!

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Movie Details

Series
Lord of the Rings
Original Title
The Hobbit
Title
The Hobbit
Director
Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Author
Producer
Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr., Masaki Îzuka
Writer
Actors
Orson Bean, Richard Boone, Hans Conried, John Huston, Otto Preminger, Cyril Ritchard, Theodore Gottlieb, Paul Frees, Don Messick, John Stephenson
Runtime
1 h 17 min
Release Date
27 November 1977
Genres
Family, Fantasy, Animation, Adventure, TV Movie
Overview
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 drop in, and before he knows it, Bilbo has joined their quest to reclaim their kingdom, taken from them by the evil dragon Smaug. The only problem is that Gandalf has told the dwarves that Bilbo is an expert burglar, but he isn't...

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