Bakshi.

Ugh.
The other night we watched an old cartoon version of The Lord of the Rings. Done by Ralph Bakshi. ‘Twas interesting, to say the least.
First of all, it was done in the seventies. My dad says he remembers going to see it thirty years ago or so.
The cool part is, parts of it were done with the earliest motion capture! The way they did Gollum. Except it looked terrible. I guess I won’t go into detail, but the Balrog looked like a lion crossed with a butterfly and an ape, the argonath was gargoyles, the pronounced Celeborn Seleborn, isILdur ISildur, edoras adoras, and Sauron’s eye looked like something from a kaleidascope.
Yes, it was very interesting.

…they never finished it.

11 Comments

  1. Krissy Said,

    May 25, 2004 @ 6:05 am

    OOOH! Is that the animated one that has all those really funny songs in it where Gollum looks like a frog? Oh, no, it can’t be. One, since they only did the Hobbit and the Return of the King like that, the balrog wasn’t in it. Still, I think you should see my version sometime! =) It is rather amusing, even though the ringwraiths look like skeletons in long black cloacks with red eyes.
    Ok, I have been really hyper today for no reason I can pinpoint.

  2. Estel*(megan to some of you) Said,

    May 25, 2004 @ 8:25 am

    Luthien you never even said a single thing about the very, Very, VERY DISTURBING ringwraiths!!!And yes to all of everyone else who was reading VEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY Disturbing!!I dont even know how to describe them! It was so scary though!!I had to turn my stupid TV OFF!!Thats how scary it was!!Gollum’s voice was horrible!! Boromir looked like a Viking!Aragorn and Boromir were wearing sorter skirts then Maddie does!!!(which are very short!)
    Arargorn looked like an Indian with a Beetles hair cut!!Gimli looked like a younger, taller version of the Snow White dwarves!!Legolas…..OMG I dont even talk about him!!Well I have to! He had Short hair messed up eyes that were like cross eyed the whole time!! He had the Ugliest Bow(it was like twirly on the ends!!) Celeborn had short hair!Galadriel pronounced Celeborns name Seleborn!!(sorry Hannah I know you already said that but I have to go through EVERYTHING that was awful(which was practicaly everything!!))Elrond looked like Pilate(the guy who sorta kinda killed Jesus). He had short black hair!!The unforged Narsil(the shards of Narsil of course) was wicked short and its supposed to be like 5ft long!!Ya and the animatin thingy with the comps was absolutely DREADFUL(right Hannah, lol)!!The Balrog looked like a lion/butterfly/ape and now that I think about it it also somewhat looked like a Bull too!!The song the elves sing after Gandlf falls was like children singing like a lullaby or something!!It was awful at that point Hannah called me for like the third time!!The Eye was awful it did look like something from a Kale..how ever you spell it!!Oh now I have to go!Keith just signed on!!Tjis is the loongest I have ever written!!

  3. Krissy Said,

    May 26, 2004 @ 10:37 am

    Well, it can’t be the same version, then. The one I was thinking about was not disturbing, just rather simplified in some places. It is actually kinda cool, and rather funny! Hannah, I AM going to make you watch it at some point, even if I have to tie you to the couch with spoons! =)

  4. Krissy Said,

    May 29, 2004 @ 11:07 am

    Hannah Bannana-
    BLOG! BLOG! BLOG! =) =) =) =) =) =) =) =) =) =) =) =) =) =) =) =) =)
    HAHA! 17! I’m ahead again!!!!!

  5. Sony Said,

    May 29, 2004 @ 2:50 am

    Ya know, one time Ember and I had a smiley war, and I think I eventually won with about 300 of them in one e-mail. Hehe! Your patetic 17 is no match for me!!!! WAA HA HA!!! *insert evil grin*.

  6. Krissy Said,

    May 29, 2004 @ 4:09 am

    I can’t tell in this font if it works, but this might pass as an evil grin! >:)

  7. Jessie Said,

    May 29, 2004 @ 8:45 am

    I thought you (Hannah) didn`t like to be called Hannah Banana. Whenever I write banana, I just don`t know where to end! Blog. Seriously. I need something to read.

  8. Krissy Said,

    May 29, 2004 @ 8:53 am

    Ok, I know you don’t like being called banana, and I usually don’t, you know, but I really felt like it! Sorry, I am still a little hyper from something or other that I can’t pinpoint! =)

  9. Ted Said,

    May 29, 2004 @ 10:19 am

    What everyone else said! It’s been – gasp – 5 days since your last blog! :-P

  10. Krissy Said,

    May 29, 2004 @ 10:33 am

    Hannah – you do realize that the format has changed again, don’t you? It is kinda funky!

  11. Hannah Said,

    May 30, 2004 @ 8:27 am

    I simply haven’t had time….I will work on it. :P

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