THE HOBBIT - Watch the First 1966 Animated Adaptation

Back in 1966 animator Gene Deitch got together with illustrator Adolf Born to create an adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic novel The Hobbit, which is currently being made into an incredible-looking feature film. The video is only 12 minutes long, so it's a very abridged version of the story, with a ton of awful changes. Some of these changes include no dwarves, and added princess, and Smaug the dragon is renamed Slag. But, it's the first adaptation of the story ever made.

Regardless of all the weird changes, the video was still fun for me to watch. Check out the interesting vision of The Hobbit below and tell us what you think!

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