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Coolidge Corner Theatre Presents Complete LOTR

January 25, 2005 at 5:59 pm by xoanon  - 

The folks from the Coolidge Corner Theatre write: Before Peter Jackson tackled J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic story of Middle Earth, the television animation team of Arthur Rankin and Jules Bass (known for their classic stop-motion holiday specials like RUDOLPH, FROSTY and MAD MONSTER PARTY) took a stab at THE HOBBIT – and produced a cel-animated version that is a certified classic. Featuring the voices of Orson Bean, Otto Preminger, and John Huston as the first great version of Gandalf, the film also terrified many a 9-year-old’s psyche with a truly creepy lizard-like Gollum (voiced by the legendary comedian Brother Theodore). And let us not forget that final battle with the evil dragon Smaug. “I am strong, Strong, STRONG!” [More]

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