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The Hobbit is an animated film from the late 1970s that is adapted from the fantasy novel of the same name. It follows the titular "hobbit," Bilbo Baggins as he is recruited into an adventuring party of a wizard, known as Gandalf the Gray, and thirteen dwarves. This party is joined so that the dwarves can reclaim the sovereignty and treasure of the Lonely Mountain, a stronghold that was overtaken by the overwhelming might of the dragon known as Smaug.

During this quest, Bilbo acquires a magical ring that grants invisibility, a short sword with an enchantment that causes it to glow when in proximity to orcs, and the fabled artifact known as the Arkenstone. However, this also has him encountering goblins, orcs, bigoted elves, monstrous large spiders that are capable of speech, and Gollum; a twisted and corrupted hobbit who gained long-life and lost his sanity from the influences of the magical ring Bilbo pockets away.

The Hobbit is directed and produced by Rankin-Bass Productions and is distributed by Warner Brothers Family Entertainment. The Hobbit has a total running time of 77 minutes. Thurl Ravenscroft and Don Messick comprise some of the voice talent hired for the television film.

The Hobbit is an Kids & Family, Fantasy, Animation, Adventure, TV Movie movie that was released in 1978 and has a run time of 1 hr 30 min. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8.

The Hobbit is available to watch and stream, buy on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, YouTube VOD online. Some platforms allow you to rent The Hobbit for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

TV-PG
| 1978 | 1 hr 30 min | 6.8/10
Cast
Orson Bean, Richard Boone, Hans Conried, John Huston
Director
Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Produced By
Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Language
English
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