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Category Archive: General News

Food in the Hobbit

Curious as to the meal, from his pantry, that Bilbo served to Gandalf and the Dwarves at The Unexpected party? Click here to be taken to an interesting article, ‘Food in The Hobbit,’ from Recipewise

News on Tolkien Reading Day

25 Inspirational Quotes from J.R.R Tolkien’s books: In celebration of Tolkien Reading Day International Business Times has printed 25 quotes from The Hobbit and the Lord of The Rings trilogy. The Quotes can be found here.

Lost footage found from Bakshi’s Lord of the Rings: To read about, and see, the extra footage, from the 1978 animated film, click here.

Philippa Boyens ‘Hobbit’ interview: In a recent interview Boyens, who is co-writer and producer of the Hobbit film trilogy, discussed some facts about the last two films in the trilogy. The interview can be found here.

Producer Saul Zaentz Passes Away

Saul Zaentz, known by us here at CoE for his ownership of the movie rights to ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’, has passed away at age 92. Details of his life can be found here.

Enthusiasts build detailed LEGO replica of Rivedell

Click here to read about the replica, built by fans Alice Finch and David Frank.

Tolkien’s WW1 Revolver to go on Display

The Webley Mk V revolver issued to Second Lieutenant J.R.R, Tolkien when he went to France and was posted to the 11th Battalion, The Lancashire Fusiliers is about to go on display in Manchester UK. Details of the exhibit, at IWM North,a part of Imperial War Museums, can be found here.

Tourism New Zealand’s Book of NZ campaign open to view in Los Angeles

To find out more about Tourism New Zealand’s new innovative walk-through, multi-media installation, and the who’s who you can find there, click here.

“Out of the Shire” – Tribute to Middle Earth Art Exhibition

Gallery Nucleus Presents Out of the Shire: A Tribute to Middle Earth Art Exhibition
taking place from December 14, 2013 – January 12, 2014 in Alhambra, CA
Details can be found here.

Hobbit News catch-up; Stamps, Motion Capture pics, PJ`s plans, Hobbit figure collectors unhappy, Cinematography Award, new vinyl figures, and PJ uuse of del Toro`s vison of the films

To get a look at New Zealand’s ‘Hobbit’ commemorative stamps and coins, click here.

For a behind the scenes look at Benedict Cumberbatch doing some motion capture work playing Smaug, click here.

Click here to read about Director Peter Jackson`s future plans.

Click here to find out why many Hobbit action figure collectors are unhappy with some of Bridge Direct`s recent roll-out decisions.

Andrew Lesnie, the cinematographer of both the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies has just won another award to place alongside his Academy Award. For more information click here.

Click here for a look at Funko`s new POP! Vinyl Figures for `The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug`.

Director Peter Jackson recently discussed incorporating Guillermo del Toros designs and plans when filming The Hobbit. The discussion, which also includes more of the director`s thoughts about filming at 48 FPS can be found here.

(News submitted by Rivka, PotbellyHairyfoot and BerethEdhellen)

News Update for Oct. 20th 2013.

For the full synopsis of THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG click here.

The new banner ad and poster for THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG can be found here.

For information about the World Fantasy Convention to be held in Brighton England between Oct 31st and Nov 3rd click here.

Recent interviews with Orlando Bloom can be found here and here.

An article about an astronmer’s attempt to recreate the LOTR solar system and stars can be found here and the original paper on which the article was based can be found here.

Information on the total costs, to date, for filming The Hobbit movie trilogy can be found here.

Martin Freeman discusses a new ‘tougher’ Bilbo here.

(note that many of these articles were submitted by BerethEdhellen)

Deal close on N. Z. Lord of Rings museum

The long quest to build a Lord of the Rings museum in Wellington appears close to an end, with city councillor John Morrison confirming plans for a site in the city centre. You can find the details in article by clicking here..