Middle-earth is the main setting of Tolkien's novels and many film adaptations

Depiction in animated filmsEdit

Middle-earth appears in Rankin and Bass' The Hobbit. It's history remains the same with this opening prologue, according to Gandalf:

"Many ages ago, when this ancient planet was not quite so ancient long before men recorded his history here was the time of Middle Earth, where men shared his days with elves, dwarves, wizards, goblins, dragons and... hobbits."

Depiction in Film SeriesEdit


  • Elves
  • Dwarves
  • Men
  • Orcs
  • Hobbits
  • Goblins
  • Trolls
  • Stone-giants
  • Humans


  • The term is equivalent to the term Midgard of Norse mythology, describing the human-inhabited world.