Features, Humor, Opinion

Ugly Elves & Inflatable Orcs: Rankin/Bass’ 1977 ‘The Hobbit’ Reviewed

03.23.10 | Kunochan | Permalink | 30 Comments

Author JRR Tolkien believed that we each have a great sacrifice to make, for the betterment of all humanity. Frodo bore the Ring, for the sake of The Shire; Aragorn walked the Paths of the Dead, for the sake of the Free Peoples; and I watched Rankin/Bass Productions’ 1977 animated television production of “The Hobbit,” for you, my readers.

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News

Today in Tolkien History: Tolkien marries in 1916

03.22.10 | Kunochan | Permalink | 1 Comment

On this day, March 22nd, in 1916, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien married Edith Mary Bratt at the Catholic Church of St. Mary Immaculate in Warwick, Warwickshire, England. He was 24; she was 27.

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Legendarium

This week in Middle-earth history: March 14-20

03.15.10 | Kunochan | Permalink | Speak, friend & comment!

This week in Middle-earth history: Denethor dead, Faramir not; The Battle of the Pelennor Fields, and the deaths of King Théoden and the Witch-king of Angmar; The Battle of Dale.

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Legendarium

This week in Middle-earth history: March 7-13

03.08.10 | Kunochan | Permalink | Speak, friend & comment!

This week in Middle-earth history: Frodo and Sam are taken prisoner by Faramir; Aragorn travels the Paths of the Dead, and defeats the Corsairs of Umbar.

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Events, News

Tolkien’s original art on display today in Oxford

03.03.10 | Kunochan | Permalink | 1 Comment

Original art by fantasy author JRR Tolkien will be on display today only, March 4th, at the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford, in celebration of World Book Day.

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Web Links

Dear Periannath.com visitors: Please take this survey!

03.02.10 | Kunochan | Permalink | Speak, friend & comment!

I’m working to improve my various and sundry Tolkien-related sites, and have created a brief, four-page survey in an attempt to discern my visitors preferences. Please take the time to fill out the survey — it should only take a few minutes.

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Legendarium

This week in Middle-earth history: February 28 – March 6

03.02.10 | Kunochan | Permalink | Speak, friend & comment!

This week in Middle-earth history: Frodo and Sam capture Gollum in the Emyn Muil; Aragorn is born; the Second Battle of the Fords of Isen; Isengard destroyed.

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Legendarium, News, Web Links

Med students diagnose Gollum with ‘schizoid personality disorder’

02.22.10 | Kunochan | Permalink | 1 Comment

A psychiatrist and a group of medical students at the Royal Free & University College Medical School in London have diagnosed Gollum, the wretched creature from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, with schizoid personality disorder.

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Legendarium

This week in Middle-earth history: February 21-27

02.22.10 | Kunochan | Permalink | Speak, friend & comment!

This week in Middle-earth history: Legolas shoots a Fell Beast ridden by one of the Nazgûl; The First Battle of the Fords of Isen; The Breaking of the Fellowship.

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Features, Humor

Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Hobbit,’ Composed Entirely of Screencaps from ‘The Lord of the Rings’ [Part 3 of 3]

01.30.10 | Kunochan | Permalink | 4 Comments

Periannath.com presents Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming two part film masterpiece The Hobbit — comprised entirely of screencaps from Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy! Part 3 of 3.

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