The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey : Chronicles: Creatures & Characters - SIGNED

$39.99 USD
9.4" x 12" x 1.2" (H x W x D)
24 cm x 30.5 cm x 3 cm
4.0 lbs (1.8 kg)

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BOOK SIGNED by Daniel Falconer and at least three more of the artists who worked on the film and whose work features in the book.


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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles, Creatures & Characters explores the amazing cast of heroes and villains, beasts and beings that populate Middle-earth in the first chapter of Peter Jackson’s film adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. Richly illustrated with behind-the-scenes photographs, digital renders and film stills, this comprehensive book goes species by species, character by character, through the film’s huge ensemble of characters and bustling menagerie of creatures, both physical and digital, telling the stories of how each came to be realized for the film.

In first-hand quotes from the actors, make-up artists, digital effects artists, dialect coaches, prosthetics technicians, movement coach and many other crew, the stories of the production unfold, processes are described and insights into characters shared.

As a bonus feature, unique to this book, there is a special fold-out Character Size Chart, which compares all the major creatures and characters of the film, from Radagast’s hedgehog friend to the towering Stone Giants!

Compiled by Weta Workshop designer Daniel Falconer, and featuring over 200 pages of stunning imagery, this book puts the reader face to face with the Dwarf heroes of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the dark denizens of Middle-earth, such as Orcs, Goblins, Trolls and Wargs, and of course, the hobbit himself, Bilbo Baggins.

The new book follows hot on the heels of the New York Times Best Seller The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Chronicles: Art and Design!

The book is published as an embossed hardcover edition without dustjacket.

All signed books ship directly from Weta's warehouse in Wellington, New Zealand in a specially commissioned cardboard box sturdy enough to ensure your book will arrive in pristine condition.


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  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Chronicles: Characters & Creatures
  • Sample Spread: Radagast the Brown
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Most useful user reviews

Weta Collector
5 stars


A Brilliant book a good insight on how the movie was made!... Read more.

A Brilliant book a good insight on how the movie was made! wonderfully presented. I recommend it to anyone who is a fan. 5 stars Hide.

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Weta Collector
5 stars

Incredible product!

I´ve just received it in less than 7 days, considering that it... Read more.

I´ve just received it in less than 7 days, considering that it comes from NZ to Spain. So, really nice service. The book itself is a brilliant masterpiece. I´m amazed with the incredible details on the behind the scenes material, going through the cast to the members of make-up, and other digital departments... everything into this huge book. Love it! It is a must have for every LOTR/Hobbit fan. And of course, signed is better! :) Thank you WETA team for this piece! :) Hide.

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Weta Collector
5 stars

A 'must-have' book

The book is full of backstage stories and tells the differet aspects... Read more.

The book is full of backstage stories and tells the differet aspects of the production of the movie. One thing I really love about it is that it shows appreciation and gratitude to all the cast and crew members. Hide.

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