Jul 29, 2014

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Hobbit pix from San Diego Comic Con

A great album of snaps from San Diego Comic Con on The Hobbit Movie page on Facebook. View it here.

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Jul 29, 2014

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies at Comic Con

For those of you who couldn’t make The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies panel at San Diego’s Comic Con this past weekend, here it is on video.

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Jul 27, 2014

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The Hobbit Fan Fellowship Contest

From Peter Jackson, via his Facebook page: As a big ‘thank you’ for your amazing support over the years, all of us who have worked on The Hobbit and The Lord Rings trilogies want to give you the chance to come and see the place they were made for yourself. We invite you to enter for the chance to visit my hometown of Wellington, New Zealand and to watch the first official screening of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies with me. You can find out more, and register for updates, at TheHobbitFanContest.com. Hope to see you here! Cheers!

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Apr 3, 2014

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The Hobbit in Glorious 8-Bit Cinema

The good people at Cinefix have created The Hobbit – 8 Bit Cinema (though they admit at the end it’s really 16 Bit). Enjoy.

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Mar 19, 2014

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Philippa Boyens On The Hobbit: There And Back Again

Philippa Boyens, co-writer and producer of The Hobbit films, spoke to Empire magazine about the upcoming finale of the trilogy, The Hobbit: There And Back Again. She covers why the second movie ends where it does and why the company of dwarves splits up (“A rift begins to open up. And I can’t say much more without going into spoilers for film three.”). Read the full piece here.

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Feb 13, 2014

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What would Middle Earth look like from space?

Middle Earth From Space

A team of Danish programmers is rendering Middle Earth on a truly planetary scale. As reported on the Fast Company Design blog, “The scale model is called the Middle-Earth Project, and it is so epic in scope that you can see the Eye of Sauron from space, yet so finely detailed that you could zoom from space right into Bilbo’s Hobbit hole.”

You can watch a video demo of the project on YouTube, or download a demo of the program for yourself here, or join in on the lively conversation about the project over at io9.

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