The Hobbit (1977 film) - 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.
Mad Monster Party is an amazing stop motion animation movie made in 1967. It was the only theatrical feature from Rankin/Bass — the outfit behind countless animated holiday TV specials includingRudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman. This wonderfully bizarre movie (rated G) celebrates the best of the movie monsters, even even going so far as to recruit Boris Karloff (the original Frankenstein) to supply the voice of Baron Von Frankenstein.