The Hobbit
Hobbit 1977 Original Film Poster.jpg
Cover of 1991 USA video release
Genre Fantasy
Based on The Hobbit 
by J. R. R. Tolkien
Written by Romeo Muller
Directed by Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Jules Bass
Theme music composer Glenn Yarbrough
Composer(s) Maury Laws
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Jules Bass
Running time 78 minutes[lower-alpha 1]
Production company(s)
Budget US$3 million
Original network NBC
Original release
  • November 27, 1977 (1977-11-27)
Followed by The Return of the King

The Hobbit is a 1977 animated musical television special created by Rankin/Bass, a studio known for their holiday specials, and animated by Topcraft, a precursor to Studio Ghibli, using lyrics adapted from the book. 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.

Parodies (Don't delete, but you can add some more)

  1. The Hobbit (1977)/The Amazing World of Gumball
  2. The Hobbit (1977)/The New Amazing World of Gumball
  3. The Hobbit (1977)/T.U.F.F. Puppy
  4. The Hobbit (1977)/Skunk Fu!
  5. The Hobbit (1977)/How to Train Your Dragon
  6. The Hobbit (1977)/Kung Fu Panda
  7. The Hobbit (1977)/Dinosaur
  8. The Hobbit (1977)/The Land Before Time
  9. The Hobbit (1977)/Star Wars
  10. The Hobbit (1977)/Back to the Future
  11. The Hobbit (1977)/Indiana Jones
  12. The Hobbit (1977)/The Wizard of Oz
  13. The Hobbit (1977)/Pinocchio
  14. The Hobbit (1977)/Sleeping Beauty
  15. The Hobbit (1977)/The Pagemaster
  16. The Hobbit (1977)/The Rescuers
  17. The Hobbit (1977)/Fantasia
  18. The Hobbit (1977)/Aladdin
  19. The Hobbit (1977)/Hercules
  20. The Hobbit (1977)/Monsters vs Aliens
  21. The Hobbit (1977)/Frozen
  22. The Hobbit (1977)/Tangled
  23. The Hobbit (1977)/Moana
  24. The Hobbit (1977)/The Lion King
  25. The Hobbit (1977)/The Jungle Book (2016)
  26. The Hobbit (1977)/Beauty and the Beast (2017)
  27. The Hobbit (1977)/The Lion Guard
  28. The Hobbit (1977)/The Good Dinosaur
  29. The Hobbit (1977)/Spongebob Squarepants
  30. The Hobbit (1977)/Regular Show


  1. "Rankin/Bass 'The Hobbit' Follow Up", The One Ring net (archive),

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