The Hobbit (1966 film)
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The Hobbit was the first film adaptation of The Hobbit, created by Gene Deitch in 1966. The film was produced by William Snyder and took less than a month to create. The film was approximately 12 minutes long and was only created so Snyder could extend his license for The Lord of the Rings and sell it back to Tolkien and his publishers, which he did for $100,000.
- The Hobbit (1966 film) at YouTube