All of the magical adventure of J.R.R. Tolkein's thrilling "Lord of the Rings" trilogy comes to life in this brilliantly animated tale of the enchanted land of Middle Earth, and the brave band of hobbits, heroes and wizards who set out to save it. Covering the events of the first two books of the series -- "The Fellowship of the Ring" and "The Two Towers" -- brave hobbit Frodo Baggins sets out from the Shire with his friends Sam, Meri and Pippin, to destroy the magic ring his uncle Bilbo has bequeathed him. Joined by brave warriors Aragorn and Boromir, Legolas the Elf, Gimli the Dwarf, and the powerful wizard Gandalf the Grey, the fellowship struggles against the forces of darkness that threaten to overtake the land. Featuring the vocal talents of John Hurt ("Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," "Alien") and Anthony Daniels (both "Star Wars" trilogies), and directed by animation legend Ralph Bakshi ("Cool World," "Fritz the Cat").
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Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: Ralph Bakshi's valiant attempt at rendering Tolkein's magnum opus in rotoscope never lives up to the grandeur of its source material, with a compressed running time that flattens the sweeping story and experimental animation that is more bizarre than magical.
Animated adventure too dated and dark for younger kids.