In this animated tale, a tiny village is destroyed by a surging glacier, which serves as the deadly domain for the evil Ice Lord, Nekron. The only survivor is a young warrior, Larn, who ... See full summary »
A young Hobbit named Frodo (Guard) is thrown on an amazing adventure, when he is appointed the job of destroying the one ring which was created by the dark lord Sauron. He is assigned with warriors including Gandalf (Squire), Aragorn (Hurt) and Boromir (Cox). It's not going to be an easy journey for the Fellowship of the Ring, on the ultimate quest to rid Middle-Earth of all evil. Written by
John Hurt later appeared in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and Philip Stone appeared in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Crystal Skull also featured Cate Blanchett, who played Galadriel in Peter Jackson's films. Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade both featured John Rhys-Davies, who played Gimli. See more »
Gandalf and Aragorn pronounce "Edoras" differently. See more »
I still don't know if we can trust him mister Frodo.
I said you have no choice Sam!
Because if i wanted the Ring for myself, i could have it, now...
[Aragorn then Unsheathes his sword And raises it to the air]
My name is Aragorn, son of Arathorn. If by life or death i can save you, i will.
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I happened upon this movie as an 8-10 year old on a cold, dark November afternoon. I was outside playing all day, freezing, and when I came in around 4pm, I had a cup of hot cocoa and sat down in front of the TV with a blanket. I was surprised to be watching a cartoon that wasn't all happy and silly--and was in fact dark, and moralistic. It captured my imagination. I'm sure it misses the text, and is abbreviated in all the wrong places for the Tolkien purist. But it still captures the spirit of the story, the choice to carry a burden for the good of others, the consequences of selfish, rash decisions, etc. The quality of animation leaves room for complaint. But the one place where this movie clearly rises above the new films is the voice characterizations. John Hurt is great in this. If you don't like how the character is drawn, look away, and just listen to him. His voice is extraordinary. I've seen it again many, many times and it always brings me back to that time, as a kid, thirsty for some magical adventure. It's for this reason I say 'lucky', the film is nostalgic for me so I overlook its shortcomings. But between John Hurt, and Tolkien's fantasy, it still reached me, and still does.
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