The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
To call attention to the theatrical release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Benedict Cumberbatch and a bunch of Weta Digital artisans brought the mighty Smaug to The Colbert Report on Comedy Central, December 11, 2014. Here it is: And the aftermath: Probably the most expensive talk show guest ever!
Say good-bye to Smaug, most loathsome lizard in all of Hobbitland. Farewell to the eloquence of speech, the expressions of arrogance, the massiveness of dragon destruction. The curtain closes on a fine vocal performance by Benedict Cumberbatch. From The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies:
On December 11, 2014, Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central interviewed none other than Smaug the Tremendous. This is a brilliant piece, with the fire drake showing more emotion than he ever did in The Desolation of Smaug–eye-blinking, tongue-licking, hackle-raising and the like. Considering the enormity of resources involved in bringing the dragon to Hollywood, could […]
A clip from The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies: Poor Bard. He missed the one vulnerable spot in Smaug’s hide. One appetizer for the dragon, coming up.
On the fifth day of their journey, the Hobbit Fan Fellowship arrived in Wellington, home of Weta Workshop, Weta Digital, and the other subsidiaries responsible for bringing Middle-earth to life. Peter Jackson gave them a private screening of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, but first, they encountered a certain fire-breathing visitor at […]
The Hobbit Fan Fellowship’s trek through New Zealand continued with their third and fourth days chronicled here: Real Middle-earth Diary 3 “Watch as The Hobbit Fan Fellowship land in the adventure capital of New Zealand–Queenstown, where they go on a very special treasure hunt in Paradise, for a once in a life time prize!” Posted […]
On the second day of their journey, November 3, 2014, the fans of The Hobbit Fan Fellowship visited the home of the Hobbits. Tourism New Zealand wants you to know that you can, too. Real Middle-earth Diary 2 “Day two in Middle-earth led The Hobbit Fan Fellowship from Rotorua to Hobbiton where a special surprise […]
Even though “The World’s Biggest Hobbit” didn’t make it in The Hobbit Fan Fellowship contest, the folks at Air New Zealand, Weta and Warner Bros. have made it possible for everyone to share the experiences of the lucky winners. Introducing Real Middle-earth Diaries Over 140 Hobbit fans won a trip to “The Real Middle-Earth.” They […]
Air New Zealand wants you to know they’re the official airline of Middle- earth and to prove it, they’ve produced an amazing promotional video just in time for the release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Starring Elijah Wood and Sir Peter Jackson, Sylvester McCoy, Dean O’Gorman and Sir Richard Taylor of […]
Today, Sir Peter Jackson revealed a special San Diego Comic-Con poster promoting his upcoming opus: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. That’s one happy dragon, isn’t it?