Sagan om ringen (1971 film)

Sagan om ringen is a 1971 Swedish live action television film in two episodes. The film was inspired by the music album Music Inspired by Lord of the Rings by Bo Hansson, which in turn was inspired by J. R. R. Tolkien's 1954 novel The Lord of the Rings.[1]

Sagan om ringen
Title card
Title card from the first episode
Written bySören Erlandsson (adaptation)
Directed byBo Hansson
Narrated byEvan Storm
ComposerBo Hansson
Country of originSweden
Original languageSwedish
ProducerUrban Lasson
Running time28 minutes
Production companySveriges television
Original networkSVT1
Original release1971 (1971)

Live actors were filmed and inserted into hand drawn backgrounds.[1]

Drawings were made by Peter Lindblom.


The film covers quite faithfully the events of the first half of The Fellowship of the Ring, starting with Bilbo's birthday party and ending with the fellowship leaving Rivendell.

Unlike in Peter Jackson's adaptation, the journey of the hobbits to Bree includes their encounters with Old Man Willow and Tom Bombadil. Moreover, Glorfindel and his horse Asfaloth are depicted during the attack of the Black Riders. On the other hand, the character of Boromir is absent from Elrond's council.


  1. ^ a b K-Special, "I trollkarlens hatt Archived 2015-10-27 at the Wayback Machine" (at 24m30s), Sveriges television, 23 October 2015. Retrieved 26 October 2015.

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