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The Lord of the RingsDirected by Ralph Bakshi, The Lord of the Rings (1978) is an animation, adventure, fantasy film about the Fellowship of the Ring. They embark on a journey to destroy the One Ring and end Sauron's reign over Middle-earth.Keywords:
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Directors of "The Lord of the Rings"Ralph BakshiBirthdate: 29 October 1938, Haifa, Palestine [now Israel]
Creators of "The Lord of the Rings"Chris ConklingBirthdate: 31 March 1949, Los Angeles County, California, USAPeter S. BeagleBirthdate: 20 April 1939, The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
Critic Reviews of "The Lord of the Rings"Chicago ReaderDecember 03, 2012
It looked terrible then and it still does: cartoon characters move differently from live actors, and the attempt to duplicate natural movement ends in stylistic incoherence.VarietyJuly 07, 2010
Quite simply, those who do not know the characters of Middle Earth going in will not know them coming out.Time OutFebruary 09, 2006
Bakshi's version, using animation and live-action tracings, is uniformly excellent, sticking closely to the original text and visually echoing many of Tolkien's own drawings.New York TimesMay 09, 2005
The film is visually compelling even when murk overtakes the narrative.Chicago Sun-TimesOctober 23, 2004
Falls far short of the charm and sweep of the original story.SlateNovember 24, 2001
A showcase for inspired imagery and sheer strangeness, a near-miss magnum opus from another era, before the cult of Tolkien went Hollywood.TV GuideDecember 03, 2012
Tolkien fans, who are familiar with novels, will find it enjoyble, while others may be confused by the action.PopMattersDecember 03, 2012
Innovative and beautiful, cheesy and disjointed.Empire MagazineDecember 03, 2012
What most people remember is the mix of the live-action tracing within the traditional animation and just how effectively creepy it managed to be, but for the time this did a pretty good job of adapting the dense novels.Antagony & EcstasyNovember 25, 2012
It's a reckless film, blitzing through some plot points and stalling out over others; the lack of a particular rhythm does not do it any favors, and it is certainly not a fast 133 minutes.Not Coming to a Theater Near YouOctober 14, 2011
A contemporary viewing of The Lord of the Rings is an exercise in outlandishness as well as nostalgia: dreamlike, peculiar.Common Sense MediaAugust 03, 2010
Animated adventure too dated and dark for younger kids.
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