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CoE News: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Leads Saturn Awards Nominations,Tolkien’s Cover Designs, Technical Oscar for The Hobbit, Hobbit Premiere boosts Wellington economy

Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will lead the way at the 2013 Saturn Awards after landing nine nominations. You can read about it here. To see J. R. R. Tolkien’s original designs for the covers of the LOTR Trilogy click here. Although it was not a part of the televised Oscar presentation ceremony, […]

Today’s News; Hobbit nears $1 billion Mark, Andy Serkis’ Imaginarium, Tolkien’s LOTR Cover Design, and much more!!

To read about the current and projected Domestic and International sales totals for ‘The Hobbit; An Unexpected Journey’ click here. For information about Andy Serkis’ new ‘Imaginarium’ motion capture studio click here. Click here to be reminded of J. R. R. Tolkien’s original cover designs for the Lord of The Rings trilogy. Click here to […]

News update; Filming incentives causing problems in NZ, A writer’s tour of Hobbit sites.

Now that the ombudsman has ordered the New Zealand Government to release documents detailing the many incentives given to induce the studios to film there, the studios are threatening that this will cause them to move future productions elsewhere. The details can be found here. Click here for a writer’s description of her Hobbit site […]

Is There a Middle-earth Theme park in your future?

There may be some truth in the recent rumors about an upcoming Hobbit theme park. As can be seen from this article, Saul Zaentz Company has applied to register the name ‘Middle-earth’ in regards to amusement parks, campgrounds, gaming machines and arcades etc. Details of the application can be found here.

Weekend Update; How to Tell the Dwarves Apart: A Flowchart, Tolkien’s Estate Countersued , Jackson and Walsh assist a Tourist, Autographed LOTR First Editions sold at Auction, Pricey Orcrist now available.

In order to make it easier to identify the 13 Dwarves in ‘The Hobbit; An Unexpected Journey’ the LOTR Project has come up with a simple flowchart. The flowchart can be found here. The battle over merchandising rights to ‘The Lord of The Rings. and ‘The Hobbit’ has gotten more confusing now that a countersuit […]