Im sure by now we have all heard of The Hobbit one way or another. Be it by reading the book (which is a classic) or watching the recent movie, there have been many opportunities to find out about The Hobbit. But did you know that there was an animated version released in 1977? I sure didn’t! So when I got the opportunity to review The Hobbit: Original Animated Classic I had to say yes. I wanted to see this for myself and see what it looked like and how good it really was. So let’s not waste anymore time and dive right in to this DVD!!!
The Hobbit is a massive adventure that spans three books or three movies which ever you would prefer. It is the prequel to The Lord of the Rings. In The Hobbit: Original Animated Adventure, we follow and get to know one Bilbo Baggins. He embarks on a journey with Gandalf the Wizard and a band of dwarves to reclaim the dwarves home of Erebor. There home also holds many treasures so it is of the utmost importance that they reclaim it. Who are they trying to reclaim their home from? It is the Dragon Smaug of course! Along this journey they will run into many perils and also learn many things. We also get introduced to Gollum and the One Ring. Also as you may have guessed from the title this is geared towards kids with the animation and such. The animation is beautifully done for a movie in 1977. This movie is a great way to introduce your kids to the wonderful world of The Hobbit without worrying about all the violence and such from the adult version. Awesome if you ask me!!
The music and voice acting is really good in this movie. Remember it is 1977. The Hobbit: Original Animated Classic also features some nice humorous moments that kids and adults alike will enjoy. Now let’s talk bonus features. There are 3 bonus cartoons for you to enjoy on this DVD. The bonus features also include interviews and a vintage featurette. You can’t go wrong with these bonus features seeing as again it was 1977. The Hobbit: Original Animated Classic is a great way to go back in time and enjoy a family movie night. This movie has survived decades and hopefully it will make it for decades to come!!!!
MIDGETMOMMA.COM SCORE 9 out of 10
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Disclaimer: I was provided this dvd free of charge to facilitate my review, no compensation was received and all opinions are 100% my own