Stryphe, you're right about Bakshi's LOTR. It came out in late November of 1978. Alot of the sci-fi magazine press for the film (in Famous Monsters and Cinefantastique, etc.) occurred in early 1979, so I've always associated it with the later year. As to ROTK, I have no excuse. I don't know why I believed that movie came out in 1983, except that perhaps a videotape of it I once owned had that year on its cover (no doubt as the release of the video). EDIT: The imdb and wikipedia list ROTK as 1980. Phooey on the DVD cover! Thanks for clearing these things up! I've changed The List on all previous pages to reflect the correction.