…there lived a hobbit. Today I have Rankin Bass’ The Hobbit read-along. I’ve never actually seen the animated movie. Looking at the list in the inside back cover I saw one listed for Return of the King, but not the other books. So I did some research and learned that Rankin Bass didn’t so any previous ones because they consider Return of the King to be unofficial sequel to a 1978 animated film by Ralph Bakshi. I actually kind of don’t like the drawing style of Bilbo, but I do like the layout of this read-along, because some of the artwork is nicely intertwined with the text, instead of just rectangle picture and words.