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The Lord of the Rings

PG| 2 hr. 11 min.

Plot Summary
This animated film by Ralph Bakshi presents the first part of J.R.R. Tolkien's renowned fantasy tale. The wise old wizard, Gandalf (William Squire), entrusts the young hobbit, Frodo (Christopher Guard), with a magical ring. Soon dark forces are after Frodo, so he must leave his peaceful home and travel to the ominous Mount Doom, where the ring must be destroyed. Accompanied by a trio of hobbit friends, Frodo is also aided by the mysterious Aragorn (John Hurt) and other heroic allies.

Cast: Christopher Guard , William Squire , Michael Scholes , John Hurt , Simon Chandler , Dominic Guard , Norman Bird , Michael Graham Cox

Director: Ralph Bakshi

Genres: Fantasy, Adventure, Animated

The Lord of the Rings (1978)

Release Date: January 1st, 1978|2 hr. 11 min.

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