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 […]
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 […]
Kim and Warren Beaton, the makers of the revolutionary sculpting material, Pal Tiya, have posted a slew of testimonials, including one from Sir Richard Taylor of New Zealand. See here.
It had to happen. The reptilian star of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug needed more attention, so he came to San Diego Comic-Con. Or at least, his head came to visit. Here is Weta Workshop putting him together: Let’s see Quicksilver and The Flash do that! And if you want to buy a sculpture […]
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?
Dragons are born in New Zealand. It’s true! Thanks to the talented artisans at Weta Workshop, these amazing creatures come to digital life with astonishing detail. Now, Weta has published a book that celebrates the creation of Smaug the Terrible, from Peter Jackson’s adaptation of Tolkien’s The Hobbit. Here’s a page in which Weta Digital […]
At the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2012, Richard Taylor, Martin Baynton and Greg Broadmore present “a trans-media ride into the future of storytelling.” Published on Dec 10, 2012
After the debut of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, New Zealand’s news magazine SevenSharp produced a segment featuring, for the first time, a look inside Weta Workshop, presented by Sir Richard Taylor. Reported by Jehan Casinader. Published on Dec 16, 2013. A week earlier, Richard and his team installed a couple of Giant Eagles, […]
What does it take to build Middle Earth? Fans at Calgary Expo 2013 found out at a panel featuring Weta Workshop co-founder Richard Taylor, actor Craig Parker (Haldir), Mark Ferguson (Gil-Galad), and Weta model-master David Tremont. Palomino A-E, April 27th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. FlipOnTV has posted a video of the panel here. Disclaimer: Profanity. […]