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These Rankin Bass Hobbit Stills are Fun and Nostalgic

 - Dec 19, 2013
References: minionfactory.blogspot & mightymega
During the Christmas season, we get healthy doses of our favorite Rankin-Bass stop-motion animations like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and The Little Drummer Boy, and one artist has taken inspiration from them and created Rankin-Bass Hobbit tableaux.

Artist Phil Postma took the Rankin-Bass puppets and redesigned and staged them into scenes from the recent Hobbit films, the same tactic he used to recreate scenes from the Star Wars franchise. The Puppet playing Gandalf the wizard for example, is a redressed puppet of the Winter Warlock from Santa Claus is Coming to Town.

The results are accurate pieces of Rankin-Bass Hobbit art that also provide a few laughs and a good deal of nostalgia to viewers who are familiar with the old Rankin-Bass cartoons and recognize the puppets being used.