Re: THE HOBBIT (2012/2013): News, Rumors, Pics Till Release
^ I could definitely see that working, yeah. It could also be a way of introducing some of the mythology that would eventually lead to live-action adaptations.
I'm not actually very interested in seeing that happen, but I do think that, before too long, someone will give it a shot.
Well, the cartoon LOTR predated the live action, so maybe it'll be the gateway to more movies. I could see it sort of like that cartoon section of Watchman. They could do it while the Hobbit movies are being released to cash in on them and much lower risk. I can't really remember any overlap in characters either (except Sauron) and, if there are, they could be brought in as an easy voice acting gig or, in the worst case, replaced by sound-alikes.
When on Romulus, Do as the Romulans