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The Hobbit (1966)

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Wow. Just... wow.

How did the world wind up with this twelve minute long version of The Hobbit, written and directed by Gene Deitch (creator of some of the most commercially successful Tom & Jerry cartoons), designed by Adolf Born (premiere Czech illustrator), storyboarded, drawn, cut together, narrated and scored in no more than a month?

Why, the unexpected success of The Lord of the Rings and the Tolkien estate’s initial ignorance of film contracts. Here’s the story...


P.S.  I COULD BE WRONG.

 

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I never really wondered what it would look like if Chris Marker and Maurice Sendak made a Hobbit cartoon, but now I know.


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Wow! And to think this was made right around the time that this idea was briefly floating around...

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