‘Lord of the Rings’ Characters as Disney-Inspired Cartoons

For those of you who grew up watching the 1977 animated version of The Hobbit, this on-going series depicting the characters from Lord of Rings by Mexican illustrator and graphic designer Francisco Guerrero will create some serious feelings of nostalgia. At the same time, Guerrero’s animated take on Tolkien is much more Disney-inspired than what we saw in the classic Rankin/Bass special. It’s also obvious that he’s taking visual cues from Peter Jackson’s film adaptations — especially with Gandalf and Gollum. Click through to check out Guerrero’s illustrations of Frodo, Samwise, and the rest of the gang, which we spotted thanks to our friends over at The Mary Sue.


Image credit: Francisco Guerrero


Image credit: Francisco Guerrero


Image credit: Francisco Guerrero


Image credit: Francisco Guerrero


Image credit: Francisco Guerrero


Image credit: Francisco Guerrero


Image credit: Francisco Guerrero


Image credit: Francisco Guerrero


Image credit: Francisco Guerrero