Jim Korkis shines a spotlight on Hollywood’s first attempt to turn J.R.R. Tolkien’s literary masterpiece into an epic film series: Ralph Bakshi’s animated “Lord of the Rings.” I got an opportunity to meet with Ralph Bakshi before the release of his animated version of THE LORD OF THE RINGS. I had been warned of his sometimes overpowering personality where he often assumed the persona of the “new” Disney who was going to save animation from the children’s ghetto of Saturday morning television or kiddie matinees at theaters. [More]