Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wizardly Wednesday: Who the What?

Aruman the Red, from Ralph Bakshi's adaptation of The Lord of the Rings.

The name of this dude was changed from Saruman to Aruman to avoid the Saruman/Sauron confusion that tripped me up the first time I tackled Tolkien as a kid.  Why he needed red robes, I don't know.  Maybe it looked better with that grey beard?