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Release date set for Extended edition of ‘The Hobbit; an Unexpected Journey’

Details of the release, and a short clip of previously unreleased footage of Bilbo and Elrond, can be found here.

Winter Lecture about the Hobbit

The University of Waikato, at the start of its Winter Lecture series, will discuss the benefits of filming ‘The Hobbit’ in the region. More information can be found here.

Hobbit’s Final Days of Shooting

History is being made during the last days of shooting for The Hobbit, Peter Jackson’s adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s children’s book and prequel to The Lord Of The Rings. On July 26th Peter Jackson finished all filming and, as a favor to fans, throughout the day he uploaded many pictures from this last day to […]

From Book to Film; Good or Bad? – Comparing LOTR and The Hobbit as movies recently compared the success of a number of book-to-film adaptations. You can click here for the article and go to page 2 for their analysis of the film adaptations of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’.

Mythgard Institute course; ‘Philology Through Tolkien,’ now accepting students.

For more information on the course, and on the Mythgard Institute and its degree programs, you can click here.

Now that the Hobbit Movie’s filming is finished;

Now that filming is completed you can click here for an update on the cast’s future plans, brought to you by ‘’.

The Hobbit; an Unexpected Journey- extended dvd coming

Click here for details on what can be expected in the extended dvd.

Elijah Wood Updates

To see where Elijah has settled into a lovely Victorian house click here and for a Q & A on his production company and his love of horror films click here..

Update on Legal Battle between Warner Bros and Tolkien Estate

After the Tolkien Estate sued Warner Bros et al claiming licencing slot machines and other items went far beyond the original agreement, a countersuit was filed claiming that the original lawsuit had severely damaged revenues. For an update on the status of the Tolkien Estate’s attempt the throw out this countersuit click here.

Nothing from The Hobbit #2 at Comic-Con this year

The new production video blog posted on Peter Jackson’s Facebook page revealed some rather said news. Read about it here.