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'''Rankin/Bass''' was a film production company founded by [[Jules Bass]] and [[Arthur Rankin, Jr.]] in 1960. The company focused on television specials. In 1977 Rankin/Bass produced an animated version of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s [[Rankin/Bass' The Hobbit|The Hobbit]]. It was followed in 1980 by an animated version of [[Rankin/Bass' The Return of the King|The Return of the King]], the final book of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. Rankin/Bass could not adapt the first two books of ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', as the animation rights for the two books were held by [[Saul Zaentz]], producer of [[Ralph Bakshi]]'s cartoon adaptation of the first half of the trilogy, entitled [[Ralph Bakshi's The Lord of the Rings]].
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'''Rankin/Bass''' was a film production company founded by [[Jules Bass]] and [[Arthur Rankin, Jr.]] in 1960. The company focused on television specials. In 1977 Rankin/Bass produced an animated version of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s [[The Hobbit (1977 film)|The Hobbit]]. It was followed in 1980 by an animated version of [[The Return of the King (1980 film)|The Return of the King]], the final book of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. Rankin/Bass could not adapt the first two books of ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', as the animation rights for the two books were held by [[Saul Zaentz]], producer of [[Ralph Bakshi]]'s cartoon adaptation of the first half of the trilogy, entitled [[The Lord of the Rings (1978 film)]].
  
 
== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
 
* [http://www.rankinbass.com Offical Website]
 
* [http://www.rankinbass.com Offical Website]
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Latest revision as of 12:25, 23 March 2012

Rankin/Bass was a film production company founded by Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin, Jr. in 1960. The company focused on television specials. In 1977 Rankin/Bass produced an animated version of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. It was followed in 1980 by an animated version of The Return of the King, the final book of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. Rankin/Bass could not adapt the first two books of The Lord of the Rings, as the animation rights for the two books were held by Saul Zaentz, producer of Ralph Bakshi's cartoon adaptation of the first half of the trilogy, entitled The Lord of the Rings (1978 film).

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