The Hobbit Cartoon from the 1970s

I stumbled across The Hobbit cartoon adaption from the 70’s the other day on YouTube and just had to watch it. I remember seeing this on television when I was a kid and being absolutely creeped out by it. I’m not sure what really got to me, but I think it was the dark colors in the animation and the part with Gollum. I’ll be honest and tell you I felt a tad reluctant to watch it, even now, but I decided to give it a try and see if it really was creepy or I was just a wussy kid. Plus, I’m currently reading The Hobbit and am looking forward to the live action movie in a few years.

I did watch it, and guess what? I only made it about five minutes into it and had to turn it off. I was a bit creeped out by it. Having read the book, I’m not sure why they went with a dark, melancholy tone, right from the start. Maybe that was the trend, maybe I am viewing it differently than everyone else, or maybe I’m a wuss.

Anyhow, here is Part 1 of The Hobbit. Let me know what you think.