The Hobbit (1977 film)

Original film poster artwork for the 1977 animated film 'The Hobbit' by Rankin/Bass studio, as formatted for the Time Warner VHS release in 1991.
Original film poster artwork for the 1977 animated film ‘The Hobbit’ by Rankin/Bass studio, as formatted for the Time Warner VHS release in 1991.

The Hobbit is a 1977 Japanese-American animatedmusicaltelevision special created by Rankin/Bass, a studio known for their holiday specials, and animated by Topcraft, a precursor to Studio Ghibli. The film is an adaptation of the 1937 book of the same name by J. R. R. Tolkien, and was first broadcast on NBC in the United States on Sunday, November 27, 1977.

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