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[THE HOBBIT] Bless my soul!

Stand, Killer QueenStand, Killer Queen Registered User regular
edited July 2010 in Debate and/or Discourse
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No, no. This isn't about next year's movie. This is about the enriching 70's experience The Hobbit. When I first saw this when I was a kid and it was aired on Cartoon Network. I have no idea if it was for any specific purpose they aired it, but I do know this movie is fantastic.

It's not exactly the absolute adaptation the upcoming live-action probably will be, but it is uniquely entertaining. The animation is great. The voice acting is top notch, but the most notable thing is the music. The music is stirring and remarkable. At times it sounds like a Middle Earth prog rock music video. I love this movie. I wish I'd been born soon enough to see it on first airing.

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    pyromaniac221pyromaniac221 this just might be an interestin YTRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I've seen snatches of it. Do not dig that art design

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    PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I cannot read the book correctly because whenever I get to a part with a song I try to apply the tune from this movie to them; however, the movie only provides a tune for half the song at most, counting repeated stanzas

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    VariableVariable Mouth Congress Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I've loved this movie since I was a kid, watched it all the time growing up.

    I still remember when I was 5 or so, the day my uncle got married, I turned the tv on to see what I thought was The Hobbit, but it turned out to be Return Of The King in this style, which is pretty good though for me The Hobbit is more classic.

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    iguanacusiguanacus Desert PlanetRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    The man who's a dreamer and never takes leave
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    Gigazombie CybermageGigazombie Cybermage Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2010
    Down, down to Goblin Town?

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    ForarForar #432 Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    "Where there's a whip, there's a way" will stay with me forever.

    Edit: I do hope I'm thinking of the right cartoon. I last saw/heard any of it about... two and a half decades ago? A little less, perhaps?

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    VariableVariable Mouth Congress Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Forar wrote: »
    "Where there's a whip, there's a way" will stay with me forever.

    Edit: I do hope I'm thinking of the right cartoon. I last saw/heard any of it about... two and a half decades ago? A little less, perhaps?

    that's from the rotk done by the same people

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    ForarForar #432 Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Variable wrote: »
    that's from the rotk done by the same people

    Ah, thanks for the heads up.

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    Gigazombie CybermageGigazombie Cybermage Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2010
    "I know that sword! Glamdring, the Foe-Hammer! NOOOOOOooooo!"

    *Badass smoting of Goblins*

    I love both the Hobbit and Return of the King. The Witch-King was silly though.

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    HedgethornHedgethorn Associate Professor of Historical Hobby Horses In the Lions' DenRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    "Break the dishes, crack the plates,
    That's what Bilbo Baggins hates!"

    I haven't seen this in over a decade, and I can still hear the songs in my head. (As well as "Where there's a whip...", although I haven't seen the ROTK cartoon in nearly 20 years.) I bet I still have a VHS copy stuck somewhere in my house. Maybe it's time to dust off the VCR...

    And Smaug is absolutely terrifying in this.

    Edit: I also have a really weird memory concerning this movie. I swear that I had the movie poster on my bedroom wall when I was 4 or 5 years old. When I asked my parents about it years later, though, they looked at me like I was mad. But my memory is so crystal clear: it was hanging right there...

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    JamesJames Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    This reminds me, I need to pick up the animated The Lord of the Rings on Bluray.

    I wonder if they'll release this too?

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    CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I shall call you...Sting!

    I can't believe I remember this fucking movie.

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    XyzzyXyzzy Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    This movie was my favorite thing in the world when I was five. It was the only movie I would rent. The riddles in the dark scene gave me nightmares every single time I watched it. I have a book that has a bunch of stills and art from it on a bookshelf right beside me

    "Over 230 full-color illustrations from the great animated film spectacle by Arthur Rankin, Jr., and Jules Bass"

    Great animated film spectacle indeed

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    VariableVariable Mouth Congress Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    everyone else who grew up with this movie

    I love you

    smaug is THE BEST

    and I was also afraid of gollum in this as a kid. my dad loved hobbit/lotr and would tell me the hobbit as a bedtime story (not read it, just tell me it)... I'd always ask him to leave out gollum cause I was scared but he refused due to the importance of the ring/gollum as a plot point for lotr.

    I've mentioned that in chat but it seems fitting in here :D

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    Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I think I watched this movie like 30 times.

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    bobAkirafettbobAkirafett Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Has the Hobbit and ROTK been released on dvd/blu-ray yet? Where there's a whip will be stuck with me for ever as well.

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    VariableVariable Mouth Congress Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I have the Hobbit on dvd behind me so I'm sure rotk has been.

    not blu though. afaik

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    CaptainPeacockCaptainPeacock Board Game Hoarder Top o' the LakeRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I too grew up with the Hobbit and RotK on tape (recorded from a TV broadcast!), and I still love them. Man when Grond was unleashed and that foam started to come out. Shazam!

    I am thoroughly pissed about the audio quality on the Hobbit DVD though. Like, half the sound effects are missing! Bugger that shit.

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    Bionic MonkeyBionic Monkey Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2010
    I always hated these movies. The animation always just weirded me out, and the pacing was atrocious.

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    DrakeDrake Edgelord Trash Below the ecliptic plane.Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I always hated these movies. The animation always just weirded me out, and the pacing was atrocious.

    Not to mention that guys singing voice. It's like Jello Biafra trying to sing Jim Croce tunes.

    Urgh.

    And the Elves of Mirkwood? That was a completely fucked up design for those guys.

    They do have their moments though, like Smaug. They got that right.

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    HavelockHavelock Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Drake wrote: »
    I always hated these movies. The animation always just weirded me out, and the pacing was atrocious.

    Not to mention that guys singing voice. It's like Jello Biafra trying to sing Jim Croce tunes.

    Urgh.

    And the Elves of Mirkwood? That was a completely fucked up design for those guys.

    They do have their moments though, like Smaug. They got that right.

    The elves had/wore stag horns, had green/blue skin, and a terrible faux russian accent. So yeah, totally agree.


    That said, I must have seen this movie loads of times when I was a kid. Gollum, the goblins, and Smaug always terrified me.

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    PantsBPantsB Fake Thomas Jefferson Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Forar wrote: »
    "Where there's a whip, there's a way" will stay with me forever.

    Edit: I do hope I'm thinking of the right cartoon. I last saw/heard any of it about... two and a half decades ago? A little less, perhaps?

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    FellhandFellhand Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Rankin Bass had the best features growing up.
    I have the VHS of this in a box along with my copy of The Return of the King.

    Wasn't there another animated film based on The Fellowship?

    Edit: Found it http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lord_of_the_Rings_(1978_film)

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    1ddqd1ddqd Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Fellhand wrote: »

    Someone was asking about Blu-Ray - this is on Blu-Ray.

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    Xenogear_0001Xenogear_0001 Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    We used to watch this at the private school I went to through 5th grade. All I remember now is the point where the human hero guy (no, I can't remember his name) shoots an arrow into the one scale that isn't protected on the dragon's underbelly. That part is absolutely clear. The rest of it, though? Not so much.

    They were pretty liberal with the movies they let us youngins watch, now that I think about it. For example, the unedited version of Princess Bride which has Inigo's defining moment of revenge unaltered. Such good times.

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    HedgethornHedgethorn Associate Professor of Historical Hobby Horses In the Lions' DenRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Fellhand wrote: »
    Rankin Bass had the best features growing up.
    I have the VHS of this in a box along with my copy of The Return of the King.

    Wasn't there another animated film based on The Fellowship?

    Edit: Found it http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lord_of_the_Rings_(1978_film)

    The animated LOTR is terrible. Awful. Mind-numbingly bad. And it cuts off right at Helm's Deep (there was supposed to be a second part, but the first part did so poorly that the studio backed out and refused to pay for the second).

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    FellhandFellhand Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Hedgethorn wrote: »
    Fellhand wrote: »
    Rankin Bass had the best features growing up.
    I have the VHS of this in a box along with my copy of The Return of the King.

    Wasn't there another animated film based on The Fellowship?

    Edit: Found it http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lord_of_the_Rings_(1978_film)

    The animated LOTR is terrible. Awful. Mind-numbingly bad. And it cuts off right at Helm's Deep (there was supposed to be a second part, but the first part did so poorly that the studio backed out and refused to pay for the second).

    You mean terribly awesome right? It cut off early and was supposed to be a part 1, but growing up and being able to watch these films was awesome.

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    HavelockHavelock Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Hedgethorn wrote: »
    Fellhand wrote: »
    Rankin Bass had the best features growing up.
    I have the VHS of this in a box along with my copy of The Return of the King.

    Wasn't there another animated film based on The Fellowship?

    Edit: Found it http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lord_of_the_Rings_(1978_film)

    The animated LOTR is terrible. Awful. Mind-numbingly bad. And it cuts off right at Helm's Deep (there was supposed to be a second part, but the first part did so poorly that the studio backed out and refused to pay for the second).

    Yeah. The rotoscoped animation didn't really do it any favors. Also, Boromir dressed up as a viking with horns (lolwut) sharpening his sword on a boulder he was sitting on. Guess the men of Gondor were worse off than we thought.

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    HeartlashHeartlash Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I haven't seen the movie in ages (perhaps over a decade), but I still say "down, down to goblin town" after almost every lunch at the office, as we eat lunch on the top floor.

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    AaronKIAaronKI Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I haven't seen this, but I like a lot of the music I've heard from it. Down, Down to Goblin Town actually lives on in Lord of The Rings Online.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yi5ZUoorTc

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    chamberlainchamberlain Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    When I was in college we did a play adaptation of The Hobbit for little kids. I got to be Smaug (among other things) and I remember intentional mimicking the voice and phrasing from the movie.

    No one knew but me, and it was still awesome.

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    HedgethornHedgethorn Associate Professor of Historical Hobby Horses In the Lions' DenRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    The entire thing seems to be available on youtube, if anyone is interested.

    Start here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSHLGnexe-w&feature=related

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    ShockwaveShockwave Back In Black Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Excellent movie. I still have the VHS kicking around. The whole scene with Smaug was epic, especially starting at 3:30 of this clip

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uvPXTDKwWM

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    CaptainPeacockCaptainPeacock Board Game Hoarder Top o' the LakeRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Havelock wrote: »
    Yeah. The rotoscoped animation didn't really do it any favors. Also, Boromir dressed up as a viking with horns (lolwut) sharpening his sword on a boulder he was sitting on. Guess the men of Gondor were worse off than we thought.

    When speaking of Boromir's part in the Bakshi version of LotR, one cannot forget MILKING THE GIANT COW!

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    ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I own this movie and I love every thing about it.

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