The Hobbit (1978)
Average Rating: 5.6/10
Reviews Counted: 15
Fresh: 10 | Rotten: 5
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Release Date: Jan 1, 1978 Wide
Average Rating: 3.1/5
User Ratings: 68,463
J.R.R. Tolkien's classic book about the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins and his unexpected adventures came to life in this animated, televised adaptation by Rankin-Bass Productions. Enthusiasts of Tolkien's lengthy and more demanding Lord of the Rings trilogy, as well as adult readers of The Hobbit, may be disappointed by this somewhat simplified adaptation of the book, though children and first-time readers of Tolkien will appreciate its whimsical introduction to the fictional world of Middle Earth. As
Jan 1, 1978 Wide
Sep 11, 2001
Sony Video Software
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There is something undeniably fun about this kind of crisp, unfussy fantasy storytelling.
This was magic to me when I was a child.
Rankin-Bass bring their typically serviceable animation, strong voicework, and corny folk ballads to The Hobbit worthwhile for kids and not too bad for parents.
Ugh. Make them stop...singing--!
A faithful and well-executed take on Tolkien's classic fairy tale. Though geared towards younger audiences, it should appeal to fans of any age.
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