J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings (1978) | reviewed by: Scott Crick | February 12, 2012
entertainment value
The part-born film from Ralph Bakshi, this ugly, rotoscoped version of Lord of the Rings highlights just how good Peter Jackson's vision is
genre Animation | Fantasy
synopsis An animated fantasy film from 1978 based on the first half of J.R.R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings novel. The film was mainly filmed using rotoscoping, meaning it was filmed in live action sequences with real actors and then each frame was individually animated.
lead actors Christopher Guard | William Squire | Michael Scholes | John Hurt | Simon Chandler | Dominic Guard | Norman Bird | Michael Graham Cox | Anthony Daniels | David Buck | Peter Woodthorpe | Fraser Kerr | André Morell
director Ralph Bakshi