I recently read, for the first time, The Hobbit, in anticipation of the upcoming Lord of the Rings movie. My girlfriend has always been a huge fan of the Rankin-Bass film based on the book, and just got the recently released DVD. Earlier tonight, she came over and we watched it together. Until tonight, I'd never seen the film at all. She's seen it many times, but tonight was the first time she'd watched the DVD. After it was over, she made a comment, something about "some of the sound effects missing." Searching the HTF, I found this thread, which mentions the exact same problem (look for John Garcia's post). Other than this brief mention, I've been able to find no other information with regards to this "altered" soundtrack. I would imagine that the HTF, of all places, would be all over any sort of alteration to this or any other movie. Does anyone have any idea what the deal is?