The Hobbit (1985 film)
Bilbo encounters Gollum
|Directed by||Vladimir Latyshev|
|Based on||The Hobbit (1937 book)|
|Narrated by||Zinovy Gerdt|
The Hobbit (Russian: Сказочное путешествие мистера Бильбо Беггинса Хоббита, Skazochnoye puteshestviye mistera Bilbo Begginsa Hobbita, "The Fabulous Journey of Mr. Bilbo Baggins the Hobbit") was a 1985 Soviet film adaption of J. R. R. Tolkien's 1937 book The Hobbit by Vladimir Latyshev.
The children's film featured Zinovy Gerdt as "the professor" (a narrator stand-in for Tolkien), Mikhail Danilov as Bilbo Baggins, Anatoly Ravikovich as Thorin Oakenshield and Igor Dmitriev as Gollum. Smaug and the Mirkwood spiders were portrayed by puppets. Missing in this version are the trolls, Elrond, Beorn and the wood-elves. The goblins are human-like with little makeup, and were portrayed by dancers from the Leningrad State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, as are the inhabitants of Lake Town.
The film was shot in 1984 as a teleplay and produced in the framework of the children's TV series Tale after Tale (Russian: Сказка за сказкой) aired at the Leningrad TV Channel in the 1980s and the 1990s. It has also appeared on DVD, although both the TV and the DVD version contain some material that the other one hasn't. No subtitles were included, but fan made subtitles have since appeared.
- Zinovy Gerdt – narrator (John R. R. Tolkien)
- Mikhail Danilov – Bilbo Baggins
- Ivan Krasko – Gandalf
- Igor Dmitriev – Gollum
- Anatoly Ravikovich – Thorin Oakenshield
- Georgy Korolchuk – Kíli
- Mikhail Kuznetsov – Fíli
- Alexey Kozhevnikov – Balin
- Nikolai Gavrilov – Dwalin
- Kirill Dateshidze – Dori
- Vladimir Kozlov – Nori
- Oleg Levakov – Ori
- Yuri Zatravkin – Glóin
- Vladimir Lelyotko – Óin
- Michael Khrabrov – Bofur
- Yuri Ovsyanko – Bifur
- Alexander Isakov – Bombur
- Boris Sokolov – Bard the Bowman
- Alexei Cukanov – dragon Smaug
- Vladimir Martianov – spider (voice)
- Igor Muravyov – spider (voice)
- Mikhail Matveyev – leader of the goblins
- Leonard Sekirin – goblin
- Alexander Slanksnis – goblin
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- The Hobbit at the Internet Movie Database
- The Hobbit (1985) at Tolkiengateway.net
- Хоббит / The Hobbit (СССР / USSR, 1985 г.) on YouTube
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