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Creamguide (Films) Commentaries: The Lord of the Rings

By the finest scissors in all of Aragon, the Creamguide (Films) Commentary team go Bakshi insane with a detailed (and we do mean detailed), exhaustive (and we do mean exhaustive) journey through the intricate world of Tolkein.  Discover at last the difference between a fantasy and a space fantasy, and learn which characters from history are good guys – just not THE good guy.  Special bonus feature:  Does the Balrog have wings?  The definitive answer is inside.  Please feel free to comment on our various factual inaccuracies, but you are wrong, all content in this podcast is factually accurate. Warning lots of swears.

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  1. George White

    May 15, 2017 at 9:56 am

    1. Peter “Reg Trotter” Woodthorpe plays Gollum in both the 78 film and the 81 BBC show. Gandalf is William Squire, Hunter from Callan and the Shadow in Doctor Who and the Armageddon Factor.
    2. Alan Lee and John Howe, the top artists.
    3. Robocop – ED209 was Go-Motion.
    4. Fantasy records not Blue Note. Zaentz didn’t do Milagro Beanfield War either.
    5. Wizards not Dragons.
    6. They also did an Earthsea miniseries on Syfy, but made the lead character white rather than brown.
    7. Ælfwine
    8. Fred Wedlock.
    9. Billy Barty did some rotoscoping too.
    10. The Hobbit and the Return of the King aren’t Bakski, they’re both Rankin/Bass (of Thundercats and all those stop-motion Christmas specials) in co-operation with Topcraft, a Japanese anime company which subsequently merged into Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli. Hobbit was 1977, the Return of the King 1980. John Huston voiced Gandalf, Roddy McDowall Sam and Richard Boone Smaug. The hobbit designs are very cutesy anime-ish or kawaii, as I believe the term is, but everything else has a nice folk book quality.

  2. George White

    May 16, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Dragonslayer –

    Ladyhawke – the music sounds like ITV regional sports highlights. Brandywine Productions I think is named after the Battle of Brandywine, one of General George Washington’s battles.

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