Bilbo Baggins the Hobbit was just minding his own business, when his occasional visitor Gandalf the Wizard drops in one evening . 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 an evil dragon named Smaug. The only problem is that Gandalf has told the dwarves that Bilbo is an expert burglar, but he isn't.... Written by
Murray Chapman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The goblins' song as they capture the dwarfs and Bilbo is adapted from the version written in the book. See more »
When Elrond reveals the moon runes on the dwarves' map, he reads the phrased as quoted directly from the book "Stand by the grey stone...", however the phrase shown is "Five feet high the door and three may walk abreast." This is a phrase which was not written in the moon runes. See more »
Gandalf the Grey:
[Bilbo and Gandalf enter Thorin's tent. Thorin lies dying]
I have brought him.
Farewell. good thief. I wish to part in friendship, and would take back my words at the gate.
There were many words I would take back, also.
And does it take this to make us to see each other?
Hush. You are no coward, my friend. I am sorry I so named you.
This is not important...
I was wrong. You did understand war. It was I who did not... until now.
Farewell, King Under the Mountain.
Child of the kindly ...
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It seems that everyone who gives this movie a low rating comments on the same problems, poor animation, poor adaption from the book, etc. However it seems to me that they are forgetting three very important things: 1. This movie was made for TV, so it had a lower budget than it would have in Hollywood, 2. It was made in 1977, so it has a lower quality animation than we are now used to now, and 3. It is a children's movie, they had to make it child friendly.
I remember spending a whole summer of my childhood watching this movie over and over again, nearly wearing out the tape. I have since read the book and still love and own the movie. In fact, to this day every time the subject of LOTR comes up I start humming "the greatest adventure...".
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