I just wanted to post a picture from the 1977 Rankin-Bass version of the The Hobbit. It's actually from the back cover of the illustrated book based on the animated version. (Note: amazon's "look inside" feature points to the original novel.) I was never sure what Thorin was supposed to be doing in this picture, but I couldn't find it anywhere else on the web, so why not give it a digital home...?
appearance in the new Peter Jackson version of The Hobbit. I can't say I'm in love with the Gowron look, but his voice has to be better than that of Wrong-Way Feldman. :-)