The Hobbit is a 1977 animated musical television special created by Rankin/Bass, a studio known for their holiday specials, and animated by Topcraft, a precursor to Studio Ghibli, using lyrics adapted from the book. The film is an adaptation of the 1937 book of the same name by J. R. R. Tolkien and was first broadcast on NBC in the United States on Sunday, November 27, 1977.
- Orson Bean - Bilbo Baggins
- Richard Boone - Smaug
- Hans Conried - Thorin Oakenshield
- John Huston - Gandalf the Grey
- Otto Preminger - Thranduil
- Cyril Ritchard - Elrond
- Theodore - Gollum