#12 - Elves!
#10 - World Premiere
#9 - Post Production
#7 - Stone Street Studios
#5 - On Location (Part I)
#4 - About 3D
#3 - Pinewood Studios
#2 - End of Block 1
All the key updates about The Hobbit in one place - currently in production across Wellington and New Zealand.
Check out the links below for Production Videos, Trailers and Blogs about the making of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
Come back regularly for more!
5 December - Peter Jackson's Production Diary #13
22 November - Journey through Middle-earth with the latest Google Chrome Experiment:
26 October - Peter Jackson announces Hobbit Fan Event for Nov 4
22 October - more pieces in our Hobbit range revealed
15 October - Weta's range of Desolation of Smaug collectibles has launched
10 October - Get to know Jed Brophy
1 October - NEW Trailer for The Desolation of Smaug!
1 August - Extended Edition digital downloads, BluRay and DVD announced
2 July - Peter Jackson releases Production Video #11
12 June - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Trailer!
10 June - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Poster is here!
6 June - See the first image of Tauriel
31 March - The Hobbit Chronicles: Creatures and Characters has launched!
12 Dec - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens!
3 Dec - The Hobbit Chronicles: Art and Design is here
28 Nov -WORLD PREMIERE TODAY!
See you here in Wellington!
13 Nov - The Soundtrack!
8 Nov - Tickets on sale now!
1 Nov - Air New Zealand Hobbit-themed safety briefing video
28 Oct - Tall Dwarves from Weta
20 Oct - Enormous Gollum dives into Wellington Airport
8 Oct 2012 - Wellington - The Middle of Middle-earth
20 Sep 2012 - A New Trailer!
8 Sep 2012 - New App!
5 Sep 2012 - Weta announces first book
1 Sep 2012 - New titles and release dates
"We made it! Shoot day 266 and the end of principal photography on The Hobbit. Thanks to our fantastic cast and crew for getting us this far, and to all of you for your support! Next stop, the cutting room. Oh, and Comic Con!" Cheers, Peter J
24 January 2012
20 December 2011 - Good News from Warner Bros
Beginnings and Endings - Quint's third and final update from Hobbiton.
14 July 2011 - More Pics of the Dwarves
First pics of Bifur, Bofur and Bombur (on IGN's website)
8 July 2011 - First Pics of the Dwarves, and Peter Jackson's Production Video #2
27 June 2011 - World's First Hobbit Cover
As a "good luck charm" Empire Magazine puts The Hobbit on its cover.
Entertainment Weekly has released some exclusive images of Martin Freeman and Sir Ian McKellen in costume as Bilbo and Gandalf and of Peter Jackson in Bilbo's kitchen. They are attached to this article. Read the story.
If the anticipation of the new movies gets too much to handle, get some relief by reading, watching and listening to a few familiar personalities answering fans' questions about The Lord of the Rings:
Barry Humphries and Evangeline Lily join the cast. Read more!
There's been a very exciting announcement from our friends at Warner Bros. The subject of much speculation among fans since The Hobbit movies were announced three years ago, the titles have now been decided and the launch dates set.
So - get your calendar out and mark these dates:
Read the full press release on The Hobbit Facebook page.
This follows some exciting recent announcements from Peter Jackson about casting. Orlando Bloom is making a welcome return to Middle-earth as Legolas and Stephen Fry is taking on the role of Master of Laketown.