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Oct 31st Update; Denny’s TV Ad, Hobbit Themed safety Film, Homo Florensis not a ‘Hobbit’ and WB shop has the Collectibles

You can watch the new Denny’s ad here. Air New Zealand’s new in-flight video, “An Unexpected Briefing,” can be found here. To read about the restrictions against calling Homo Florensis a ‘Hobbit’, click here. You can see what is now available at the WB Shop by clicking here.

Oct 29th Update- Colbert a Hobbit Geek, Gollum as an Airport Greeter, Nesbitt on Bofur, and a ‘Pompous’ Bilbo

Peter Jackson discusses Stephen Colbert’s Hobbit knowledge here. You can read about the new Gollum statue at Wellington Airport here. James Nesbitt’s comments on Bofur can be found here. Martin Freeman’s comments about Bilbo can be found here.  

An Unexpected Journey Through the Heart of Middle-earth

An entertainment reporter tells the tale of his discovery of “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” and his subsequent journey to New Zealand, particularly Mount Doom. Read his story here.

Ian Mckellen on filming in 3-D

To read Sir Ian’s thought’s about filming  3-D at 48 FPS click  here.

An interview with Corey Olsen, aka ‘The Tokien Professor’

Professor Corey Olsen has just released a new book; Exploring JRR Tolkien’s “The Hobbit”. Click here to hear him being interviewed, by reporter Leonie Harris, about the effect the book has had on people over the past 75 years .

A Breakdown of Why the First Hobbit Desperately Needs Its Long Run Time

Compared to the three books that come after it, The Hobbit is relatively slim at 300 pages. So, how, Lord of the Rings fans wonder, is Peter Jackson going to turn it into three movies, especially when the first one, An Unexpected Journey, is due to clock in at two hours and 40 minutes? Fear […]

Second TV spot, and an International TV spot, for ‘The Hobbit; An Unexpected Journey’

To see the second TV spot for the upcoming movie, click here. Also; to see an international TV spot that was released about 10 days ago click here. Note – this tv spot was removed by the user The international spot can now be found here.

Friday Update- Sir Ian not much on Elijah’s music, Kate Blanchett on her Role, and io9 explains with drawings (no photos allowed) many Hobbit studio secrets

To read how Sir Ian Mckellen negotiated a music truce with Elijah Wood click here. To read Cate Blanchett’s comments about juggling film and family click here. For io9′s illustrated article about Hobbit film secrets click here.

The Hobbit’ to be released in Dolby Atmos

Middle-earth will sound more realistic in “The Hobbit.” Dolby Laboratories Inc. and director Peter Jackson’s Park Road Post Production announced Wednesday that “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” will be mixed and released in Dolby Atmos, the company’s immersive new sound system that features two extra arrays of overhead speakers and the ability to direct sounds […]

Today’s Hobbit Update; New Denny’s Menu, New TV Spot, Empire Magazine Covers, and Peter Jackson, Ian Mckellan and Martin Freeman on the Movie

The new Hobbit inspired Denny’s menu is discussed right here. Peter Jackson talks about the length of ‘The Hobbit; An Unexpected Journey’ , The new TV spot can be seen, and we can see the covers of the new ‘Empire’ magazine all right here. Ian McKellan speaks on why he reprised Gandalf right here. Martin […]