The Lord of the Rings

1978

Ralph Bakshi
Director

An ancient Ring thought lost for centuries has been found, and through a strange twist in fate has been given to a small Hobbit named Frodo. When Gandalf discovers the Ring is in fact the One Ring of the Dark Lord Sauron, Frodo must make an epic quest to the Cracks of Doom in order to destroy it! However he does not go alone. He is joined by Gandalf, Legolas the elf, Gimli the Dwarf, Aragorn, Boromir and his three Hobbit friends Merry, Pippin and Samwise. Through mountains, snow, darkness, forests, rivers and plains, facing evil and danger at every corner the Fellowship of the Ring must go. Their quest to destroy the One Ring is the only hope for the end of the Dark Lords reign.
Borrowed that from Lord Heath's note on Jackson's film...

Probably the most ambitious animated feature ever mounted outside of Disney. Ralph Bakshi made the definitve version of Tolkien's tale...at least until Peter Jackson came along. We must lament that the final installment never materialized.

See also The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring


Lord Of The Rings
11th September 2001
DVD




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Christopher Guard
Frodo
William Squire
Gandalf
Michael Scholes
Samwise Gamgee
John Hurt
Voice: Aragorn
Simon Chandler
Meriadoc
Dominic Guard
Pippin
Norman Bird
Bilbo
Michael Graham Cox
Boromir
Anthony Daniels
Legolas
David Buck
Gimli
Peter Woodthorpe
Gollum
Fraser Kerr
Saruman
Philip Stone
Theoden
Michael Deacon
Wormtongue
André Morell
Elrond
Alan Tilvern
Innkeeper
Annette Crosbie
Galadriel
John Westbrook
Treebeard
Paul Gale
Character Actor
Billy Barty
Bilbo
Trey Wilson
Character Actor
Patty Maloney
Character Actor
Felix Silla
Character Actor
Mike Clifford
Character Actor
Tommy Madden
Character Actor
Gary Jensen
Character Actor
Stan Barrett
Character Actor
Herbie Braha
Character Actor (as Herb Braha)
Sam Laws
Character Actor
Hank Calia
Character Actor
Terry Leonard
Character Actor
Frank Delfino
Character Actor
Dennis Madalone
Character Actor
Jerry Maren
Character Actor
Carmen Filpi
Character Actor
Harry Monty
Character Actor
Leonard P. Geer
Character Actor (as Lenny Gear)
Mic Rodgers
Character Actor
Angelo Rossitto
Character Actor
Chuck Hayward
Character Actor
Eddie Hice
Character Actor (as Eddy Hice)
Jack Verbois
Character Actor
Loren Janes
Character Actor
Greg Walker
Character Actor (as Gregg Walker)
Louie Elias
Additional Voices (voice)