The cartoons keep popping up on different threads
. I didn't care for the Rankin Bass animations very much. Purple Elves, wearing fruit ???? And other assorted strangeness
. I prefer the Bakshi animated version of LotR.
You can expect Del Toro to stick fairly close to the look PJ designed to maintain continuity. Though he will have some leeway to establish his own take on things. And to come back to the topic of this thread, Del Toro will likely find a role for Ron Perlman
By the way, as a body part myself, I must express my amusement at your clever username Gollums Gallstones.GB