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Hobbit Characters As Cartoons Are Delightfully Rankin-Bass-Like

There And Back Again

Artist Francisco Guerrero has been working on a project transforming all the characters from The Lord of the Rings into cartoon characters, and the results are a sweet mix of Disney and Rankin-Bass, who were responsible for the 1977 animated version of The Hobbit. After the jump, even more characters from both of his most recent collections.

More hobbits, starting with Samwise:

Merry and Pippin:

Gimli the elf:



Gandalf (man, Tolkien used a lot of “g” names)


And finally, the very Disney Prince-looking Legolas:

Geek Tyrant also has Guerrero’s notes on each character (here are the descriptions for the first collection).

(via Geek Tyrant)

Previously in The Hobbit

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