Tuesday, June 03, 2008

The Hobbit

This 1977 made for television adaptation of the Tolkein novel stands out as a work of love by those involved but sadly does not stand the test of time. The animation is above average for a TV feature but the pacing is off and the songs are a many. Granted, we have some serious vocal talent on display including John Huston and Otto Preminger but the real treat is the great Thurl Ravenscroft who sadly was wasted. Interesting as a curio but don't make the mistake of trying to entertain the kiddies with it because when it doesn't scare the shit out of them it will bore them to death.


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