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The Hobbit (1977)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Family  |  27 November 1977 (USA)
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A homebody hobbit in Middle Earth gets talked into joining a quest with a group of dwarves to recover their treasure from a dragon.

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Complete credited cast:
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Bilbo Baggins / Narrator (voice)
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Gandalf The Grey / Narrator (voice)
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Cyril Ritchard ...
Lord Elrond (voice)
Brother Theodore ...
Gollum / Smeagol (voice) (as Theodore)
Paul Frees ...
Jack DeLeon ...
Dwalin / Fili / Kili / Oin / Gloin / Nori / Ori / Bifur / Bofur / Bert - Troll #2 / Goblin / Spiders / Wood Elves / Lake People (voice) (as Jack De Leon)
Don Messick ...
Balin / Tom - Troll #3 / Goblin / Orc / Gwaihir - Lord of the Eagles (voice)
John Stephenson ...
Dori / Great Goblin / Bard (voice)
Glenn Yarbrough ...
The Balladeer (voice)
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Storyline

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 <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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27 November 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El Hobbit  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The song sung when Bilbo and the dwarfs arrive in Lake-town ("The streams shall run in gladness...") is the last verse of the song from the book. The final two lines (sung under the ensuing dialogue) are the first lines of the song. See more »

Goofs

Bilbo tells the dwarves to "run back to the wood-elf clearing" while he fights a rearguard action against the Mirkwood spiders. However, the company has not yet met the wood-elves. When they reach the clearing, Bilbo notes that the wood-elves "had returned, armed for battle". This is the first time we see the wood-elves. There is a scene from the book which was clearly scripted but is missing from the animation, where the starving dwarves attempt to gate-crash a gathering of wood-elves in a clearing. See more »

Quotes

Bilbo Baggins: A box without hinges, key, or a lid, yet golden treasure inside is hid.
Gollum: Eggs! Eggs is the answer.
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Russian Hobbit (2013) See more »

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Written by J.R.R. Tolkien
Performed by Glenn Yarbrough
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Decent first attempt
10 June 2002 | by (Arizona) – See all my reviews

When I saw this movie around 1984 it sparked my interest in the Lord of the Rings series. I thought the drawing were outstanding (the thin lines on the characters shows the animators took the time to get details correct). The songs seemed a bit silly, but I thought the directors were trying to reflect the attidude of the book. Although fans of the book might say the movie had an oversimplifed plot, I thought the directors did an excellent job condensing a 200 page story into an adventuorous hour and half movie.


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