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Ages go in the history of Middle Earth, Dark Lord Sauron forged nineteen rings of power and distributed them to the leaders of the elves, dwarves, and men. Unbeknownst to these lords, Sauron forged one more ring, in the fires of Mordor, which possessed a will of its own to rule the others. A war broke out between the forces of Sauron and the alliance of Elves and Men. In an epic battle, the one ring fell into the hands of Prince Isildur. Isildur was soon killed by orcs and the ring of Sauron was lost at the bottom of River Anduin.

Ages later the one rings is discovered by a Stoor named Deagol, but the evil will of the ring soon tempts Deagol’s companion Smeagol into killing his friend and claiming the ring as his own. Over time, Smeagol is slowly transformed into the creature known as Gollum and crawls deep into the recesses of the Misty Mountains taking his “precious” ring with him.

Centuries years later a hobbit known as Bilbo Baggins discovers the ring in a cave and takes it back to his home in the Shire. During Bilbo’s birthday celebration, a wizard named Gandalf advises Bilbo to leave his ring to his nephew, Frodo. Bilbo listens and leaves the Shire seeking new adventures during his final days.

Years later Gandalf returns to the Shire to warn Frodo that he is in great danger. Frodo and a band of close friends take the ring and travel to Bree. There the Hobbits meet Strider, who leads them safely to Rivendell.

At Rivendell a councel is held by the leaders of Elves, Dwarves, and men to discuss what should be done with Frodo’s ring. It is decided that a small fellowship of Men, Elves, Dwarves,and Hobbits should be formed and return the ring to Morder, the only place the ring can be destroyed.

This quest takes the fellowship through many trials including heavy snow covered mountains, inside an ancient Dwarf kingdom, through a living forest, and across barren plains. On their journey the companions encounter orcs, wizards, and trees that walk and talk.

The Lord of the Rings is an Adventure, Animation, Fantasy movie that was released in 1978 and has a run time of 2 hr 13 min. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2.

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| 1978 | 2 hr 13 min | 6.2/10
Christopher Guard, William Squire, Michael Scholes, John Hurt
Ralph Bakshi
Produced By
Saul Zaentz

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