Bilbo Rankin Bass This video asks: ‘What if Benedict Cumberbatch had voiced Smaug in the 1977 animated version of The Hobbit?’. Thanks to Ringer Sarge for making this!

For the record, the late American actor Richard Boone voiced Smaug the dragon in the 1977 Rankin Bass cartoon. You can sample some of his bombastic, self-secure Smaug right here.