I meant to mention – I checked out the old Warner Bros LotR movie from the public library and watched it earlier this week. It was truly dreadful. The animation was terrible. The story telling was terrible. Everything was terrible. I’m amazed that they bothered to make a DVD of it. I’d have thought that they would rather the entire embarrassing thing be forgotten forever.
It was animated, but apparently they had taken live footage and animated on top of it for some of the scenes. This did not work particularly well.
It’s hard to express how utterly terrible it was. Just awful. Think bad saturday morning cartoons, but without the relief of cereal commercials.