Lord of the Rings [1978] 

J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings is a 1978 American animated fantasy film directed by Ralph Bakshi.It uses a hybrid of traditional cel animation and rotoscoped live action footage.It is an adaptation of the first half of the high fantasy epic The Lord of the Rings (1954–55) by English novelist J. R. R. Tolkien. The film features the voices of William Squire, John Hurt, Michael Graham Cox, and Anthony Daniels of Star Wars fame, and was one of the first animated films to be presented theatrically in the Dolby Stereo sound system. The screenplay was written by Peter S. Beagle, based on an earlier draft by Chris Conkling.(W)


Might as well share–I helped make this!

Moonbot teamed up with Dolby to make this short. We made it all, start to finish, in about 10 weeks. It was crazy! But it was fun having everyone at the studio hunker down on one big project together. (Usually there’s tons of different things going on.) 

Aaaand if you were curious – I designed/modeled the little girl and rigged her face, did a bunch of prop modeling and texturing, and lit the sequence where Morris is on the bridge thru the zombie attack (but only the actual movie shots, not the reactions of the girl at the organ). And I guess I did some super duper early storyboard stuff. Busy bumblebee level 10 



Updating a sound as iconic as Godzilla’s roar for a new generation is not easily done. Go behind the scenes with Dolby & Legendary to see how such a monstrous task was tackled.