A homebody hobbit in Middle Earth gets talked into joining a quest with a group of dwarves to recover their treasure from a dragon. Tolkien novel Romeo Muller adapted for the screen by. See more at IMDbPro. Photos Top cast Edit. Theodore Gottlieb Gollum as Gollum voice. Cyril Ritchard Elrond as Elrond voice. Richard Boone Smaug as Smaug voice.
Paul Frees Bombur as Bombur voice …. Don Messick Balin as Balin voice …. John Stephenson Dori as Dori voice …. Thurl Ravenscroft Goblin as Goblin voice uncredited …. Jules Bass Arthur Rankin Jr. More like this. Storyline Edit. 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 Based on the original version of the Hobbit. Animation Adventure Family Fantasy Musical. Did you know Edit. Trivia The only original song lyrics in the movie are those to "The Greatest Adventure" and other sections where that melody is used.
All others are directly from the book as written by J. Tolkien or adaptations of what he wrote in verse form. Goofs 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 Quotes Bard : Black arrow! Crazy credits In the closing credits, an illustration of Bilbo residing in his house is shown as the background.
The sound when characters die; when Sting attacks the Spiders in Mirkwood; Smaug's screams as he attacks Lake Town; the flapping of the Thrush's wings in all scenes; when the arrows bounce off of Smaug and when the Black Arrow pierces Smaug's belly; and the howling of the Wargs during the Battle of Five Armies. User reviews Review. Top review. True to the Spirit. It is heart-warming to see that people are still contributing reviews for this film over 20 years since it first aired on t.
There is a village-destroying dragon, predatory giant spiders, and discreet fatalities; sometimes dead bodies are shown in the distance. Sympathetic characters do die after a climactic battle. Students assigned to read The Hobbit in school might be tempted to use this faithful adaptation as a shortcut. This is not to be confused with a super-sized, live-action Hobbit later directed by Peter Jackson.
Tolkien's ever-popular fantasy novel. In the mythic realm of Middle Earth, a monstrous "worm" dragon , the fire-breathing Smaug, seized the golden horde dug up by a race of dwarves. To defeat Smaug and restore 13 dwarf warriors to their rightful throne, the great wizard Gandalf hires an unlikely agent, Bilbo Baggins, to lead the expedition through dangerous territory.
After close scrapes with trolls and goblins, Bilbo stumbles across a powerful sword and a magic ring that, along with his own wits and surprising courage, help him in the perilous quest. Character designs and animation are effective, and though visuals were Japanese-outsourced, this doesn't have the cookie-cutter look of familiar "anime. Though it somewhat simplifies the beloved storybook in some details and has a narrative a bit structured around TV-commercial breaks, this is an entertaining and even stirring fantasy whose delicate flavor and realistically amiable hero bridge the gap between toddler fairy tales and more grownup, slightly harder-edged fantasies especially in the third act, when "good guys" suddenly get greedy and turn against each other.
It rarely condescends, even with much backstory and narration happening in singsong verse and poetry -- really pretty faithful to Tolkien's bardic prose, though a bit old-fashioned for 21st-century viewers. Families can talk about the incredible world of imagination and legend created by J. Ask young readers if they think this cartoon gets it right. Talk about how the small hobbit proves his strength. Ask kids if they feel too small and meek for life's challenges, or do they persevere like Bilbo?
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