Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Animated Version of The Hobbit You've Probably Never Seen

Produced back in 1966 in less than a month, this animated version of The Hobbit was created in order to retain the motion picture rights to The Hobbit. Created by Gene Deitch you can read more about this interesting film and it's history here. The film takes a number of liberties with the story, but overall I like it. The art style is really cool and some of the limited animation techniques are quite neat, especially the depth perception created for Mirkwood Forest. It's an odd little film that I'm glad has resurfaced.

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