The ridiculous character design for Treebeard in the Bakshi cartoon

Bakshi “The Lord of the Rings” Twitter Highlights

The ridiculous character design for Treebeard in the Bakshi cartoonOn Saturday I watched Ralph Bakshi’s adaptation of The Lord of the Rings, and it wasn’t exactly bad—although it wasn’t good either!  Instead, I would define the Bakshi version as “precisely what you’d expect from a ’70s cartoon that tried to adapt a masterpiece.”  In short, it was doomed to fail.  That doesn’t mean, however, that it wasn’t fun to tear it to pieces, so here are some of the highlights from the live-tweeting session!

The Fellowship of the Ring

“The language is that of Mordor, which I will not utter here…”

“Oooh!  Hooray!”

SAruman!

Into the Wild

Legolas at Bruinen?

The Council of Elrond

The Mines of Moria

The Breaking of the Fellowship

The First (and only) Half of The Two Towers

Fangorn

The King of the Golden Hall

Cartoon Gollum

The Battle of The Hornburg

Who Killed Who…

The Hornburg: The Final Battle?

Out of nowhere, Théoden shouted what sounds like “Gondor‼︎” … in a battle that doesn’t involve Gondor.

 

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