My dad used to read the Hobbit to me as a bed time story when I was a kid. He also read me the Lord of the Rings (twice), Anne Mccaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern and many MANY other things, but nothing stood out to me quite like the Hobbit.
I grew up loving the Hobbit, and loving Bilbo Baggins. The first time I cried because of a book was for the Hobbit.
Bravest little hobbit of them all indeed.
Old quick pic.
Character design for final animation… yah :)