Video: The very first "Hobbit" film adaptation - in full
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You know, Rankin-Bass were not the first people to produce an animated adaptation of The Hobbit. I provide for your viewing pleasure (with no guarantees you'll be pleased), the very first official film adaptation of The Hobbit.

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Quote:In the early 1960's, animation producer William L. Snyder (founder of Rembrandt Films) told his director and collaborator, Gene Deitch, that he had purchased the rights to an unknown 1927 children's novel, THE HOBBIT. In order to hold his option, Snyder had to "produce a full-color motion picture of THE HOBBIT" by a certain date in 1966.  So to meet this deadline while he tried to interest the studios in a much bigger motion picture, the very first version of THE HOBBIT was produced by Rembrandt Films and directed by Gene Deitch.
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Not exactly canonical but nicely illustrated and easy to watch.
Sitting quietly, doing nothing,
Spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.
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#3
Loosely based on the book. Romance for a hobbit.
Don't insult the precious, my precious!:book:
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