A long time ago, in Middle Earth, humans shared their days with elves, wizards, goblins, dragons, heroes ... and hobbits. Just minding his own business, Bilbo has a guest, Gandolf, drop in on him. Soon, one by one a whole group of dwarves drop in and Bilbo finds himself joining the quest to reclaim their kingdom from an evil dragon.
Warner Bros. Pictures ; Rankin-Bass Productions ; producer, Saul Zaentz, Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr. ; writer, Romeo Muller ; directors, Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Special features include: Tolkien and filmmaker highlights.
Voices: John Huston, Orson Bean, Otto Preminger, Brother Theodore, Paul Frees, Jack DeLeon, Don Messick, John Stephenson.
Originally produced as a television motion picture in 1978.
DVD, mono; full screen; region 1; Dolby digital.
In English, with subtitles in English, French and Spanish.
Animators, Yukiyoshi Hake, Kazuko Itoh, Hidetoshi Kakeko [and others] ; original music, Maury Laws ; production designer, Arthur Rankin, Jr.