Wk 51: Week of 2nd January 2012 Break
January 3rd: Peter Jackson pays tribute to veteran sword master Bob Anderson on his Facebook page.
January 4th: Interview with Peter Jackson in The Telegraph.com.au
January 5th: "Bret Mckenzie talks The Hobbit": Total Film
January 5th: "Some Speculation on The Hobbit Finale" Empire Magazine
January 6th: "The Hobbit's Martin Freeman has troubled relationship with fame". Digital Spy
January 6th: "Hobbit Forming: Will Peter Jackson give Tolkien's Story a new ending?" The Guardian Film blog
January 6th: "Actor Luke Evans Thrilled with The Hobbit Experience" from Hollywood Celebrity and Entertainment Daily News.
Wk 52: Week of 9th January 2012
10th January: "Cumberbatch excited by Hobbit Role" The Press Association UK
10th January: Article on the Movies.com site by Larry D. Curtis: 'The Hobbit' Countdown, Character Guide: Who is Thorin Oakenshield? (And we don't just mean Richard Armitage)".
11th January: Construction started on new set on northern tip of Miramar Peninsula. "Hobbit eyes move to failed film set". Stuff NZ.
11th January: Interview with Richard Armitage on the MTV site: "Richard Armitage's Journey to 'The Hobbit' Best 'By Far' The UK actor is Middle-earth's most badass dwarf and One to Watch in 2012"
14th January: Article in the Los Angeles Times: 'The Hobbit' An Unexpected Journey: On and off Screen" with new photo of Martin Freeman as Bilbo with 'Sting'.
From LATimes Hero Complex
15th January: Article on Screen Rant site: "New 'Hobbit' images; Interviews with Philippa Boyens & Richard Armitage
Wk 53: Week of 16th January
17th January: "Government congratulates Sir Peter Jackson" on Golden Globe for Tintin. West of Memphis to get screening at Sundance Film Festival. (NZ Herald)
18th January: "Andy Serkis Promises Smaug will be "Extraordinary" in The Hobbit" - MTV Blog
19th January: "Weta Digital's Oscar hopes" - Stuff NZ.
20th January: "Peter Jackson Explains 'Hobbit'/'Lord of the Rings' Link". From MTV.com. Interview on Comicbookmovie.com: "Peter Jackson Talks The Hobbit, Filming for Both Movies Wraps in July".
21st January: Peter Jackson leaves Sundance Film festival to return to New Zealand and preparations for recommencemnt of The Hobbit filming. "Hollywood Reporter.
22nd January: "Elijah Wood Talks THE HOBBIT, Filming in 3D, and the Film's Similarity to LORD OF THE RINGS". Article on Collider.com site.
Wk 54: Week of 23rd January
23rd January: "Hobbit filming like a 'family reunion'" - TVNZ
23rd January: Article from Hero Complex in the Los Angeles Times: "'The Hobbit': Andy Serkis says Gollum is 'printed in my DNA'"
24th January: "Jackson's 'Hobbit' doubles film speed to 48frames". The Associated Press.
24th January: Bret McKenzie (Lindir in The Hobbit) nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song, 'Man or Muppet' in "The Muppets". Weta Digital nominated in Best Visual Effects category for "Rise of the Planet of the Apes".
25th January: Filming part of the barrel scene takes place at the Aratiatia rapids near Taupo. Rotorua Daily Post.
25th January: Mark Hadlow (Dori) directing the Anthony Harper Summer Theatre Production: "The Complete History Of Christchurch Abridged (CHOCA)" in Christchurch. The show runs from 1st February to Sunday 19th Feb in the Botanic Gardens. From Scoop.co.NZ. Press release from Christchurch City Council.
25th January: "Evangeline Lilly talks 'Real Steel' (now on Blu-Ray) and playing a Warrior Elf in 'The Hobbit'". From EW.com.
25th January: Feature in Total Film: "Behind the Scenes of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. on set with Peter Jackson"
26th January: Sir Ian McKellen to be awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters for services to acting by the University of Ulster. BBC News Northern Ireland.
26th January: Martin Freeman to do voicework for animated movie "Saving Santa". Collider.com.
27th January: New photo of four dwarves (Oin, Bifur, Dwalin,Bofur) and Bilbo on Yahoo Movie site.
29th January: Cate Blanchett comments on her role in The Hobbit. "Blanchett attends Louis Vuitton opening" Sky News.
29th January: "Peter Jackson's Movies will boost tourism". Article in StuffNZ
29th January: Sylvester McCoy Interview on YouTube.
Wk 55: Week of 30th January - Cast returns to NZ?
Richard Armitage states filming schedule starts again in late January in MTV interview.
February 4th: "Workwise drivers saved the day on Hobbit job". Article in Waikato Times.
February 5th: Article on Collider.com: "Andy Serkis talks Rise of the Apes, The Hobbit, Directing 2nd Unit, 3D and More at SBIFF"
Wk 56: Week of 6th February - Filming Recommences.
Filming recommences? Martin Freeman scheduled to return according to his partner Amanda Abbington in this article.
Stephen Fry mentions in interview with DigitalSpy that he will return to Wellington to recommence filming.
February 7th: 5 page article in UK SFX magazine. Scans available on RichardArmitageNet.com. Thanks very much to admin.
February 7th: Luke Evans talks The Hobbit. at ES British Film Awards.
February 9th: Luke Evans in NZ. Tweet @LukeEvansactor: "Just got to NZ."
Wk 57: Week of 13th February
February 15th: Peter jackson to direct Tintin sequel. Guardian UK.
February 15th: "Hobbit aids flood-hit providers" StuffNZ. Benefits of Hobbit filming to tourist/accommodation providers in Nelson.
February 15th: @Stephen Fry twitter: "Well, I'm in Wellington, NZ. More or less ready to hit the ground running and film tomorrow. Jet lag will have to wait."
February 16th: @Stephen Fry tweets: "Off to work in a sunny Wellington. My brain has quite simply no idea who I am what I'm doing or how to operate its legs. Ho hum."
February 17th: @StephenFry: "Gaaah. Overslept. Driver had to ring my doorbell - On way to make up ashamed. First time in 30 years I've not been up in time for a pick up"
@StephenFry: "Sitting ruefully in makeup. Fortunately not too late. I don't think filming will be delayed, but - oh - the shame."
@StephenFry: "I'm the kind of person who'd rather be an hour early than half a minute late. Everyone v sweet as someone was later so I don't feel so bad"
February 17th: "Stephen Fry happy to fly to NZ for a flat white" TVNZ
February 17th: Sir Richard Taylor announced as New Zealander of the Year.
February 18th: "Just use your imagination". Article in NZ Herald on Paul Tobin - conceptual designer for Weta Workshop.
February 19th: Report about James Nesbitt's horse winning at Ascot. James Nesbitt according to this report will not return to New Zealand until after the horse races at Cheltenham on March 15th. He is currently working on a project in Leeds.
Wk 58: Week of 20th February
20th February: Stephen Fry creates controversy by criticising NZ Broadband service.
20th February: Biography of William Kircher published on "NZOnScreen" website.
21st February: Orlando Bloom set to film Zulu in July.
22nd February: 1st Anniversary of killer earthquake in Christchurch.
22nd February: Martin Freeman in cast of 'Svengali' which starts production next week for 6 weeks. Martin Freeman to juggle his commitments on 'The hobbit' in NZ with his cameo role commitment in 'Svengali' in London.
23rd February: Article in NZ Herald "Scene Stealers: Young actors following their famous parents' lead". Peter Hambleton and daughter Sophie are interviewed.
25th February: Tweet from @Lukeevansactor: "A long week. Working very hard. Incredibly rewarding though. weekend now, off to gym."
Wk 59: Week of 27th February
27th February: Bret McKenzie (FIGWIT in LOTR) and now to reprise his role as Lindir in The Hobbit wins an Academy Award for 'Best Original Song' category.
27th February: Some of the cast appear on a promotional video for 2012 New Zealand International Arts Festival’s Shakespeare online video project, Bard Enough.
29th February: Interview with Benedict Cumberbatch on the MTV site. (Benedict Cumberbatch appears to have completed his part in the filming for the time being).
29th February: Interview with Viggo Mortensen including some thoughts on 'The Hobbit'.
1st March: "Sony buys Sir Peter's West of Memphis Doco". Article on thewest.com.au (West Australian) site reporting that Sony Pictures has acquired the rights to distribute West of Memphis.
1st March: Production Video #6: On location with THE HOBBIT (Part 2) published on Peter Jackson's Facebook page.
March 2nd: "Massive Scale of Hobbit revealed in Jackson's on-set Video" TVNZ report. Report also in The Dominion Post "Massive Scale of Hobbit Filming Revealed"
March 2nd: Article in The Dominion Post on Bret Mackenzie winning his Oscar.
March 2nd: "Hobbit filming was delayed due to flooding". Report on 3News site.
March 4th: Interview in NZ Herald with Bret McKenzie
Wk 60: Week of 5th March
March 7th: 'Hobbit' already promoting Otago" - Otago Daily Times
March 8th: "Kiwi actor hails Pelorus shoot". Marlborough Express.
March 8th: "Peter Jackson ambassador for New Zealand Book Week" Examiner.com
March 9th: Interview with Martin Freeman in Digital Spy re. "The Pirates".
Wk 61: Week of 12th March
13 March: "Hobbit pub threatened with legal action" - BBC News.
13 March: John Callen and Mark Hadlow named on the judging panel for Childfund New Zealand's Young Playright's Challenge "Pens Against Poverty".
14th March: Birmingham Mail reports that another cafe loses its battle over trading name as "Hungry Hobbit". "Moseley cafe the Hungry Hobbit set to drop H's in trademark row"
15th March: Business Insurance reports that the Hobbit pub dispute had been resolved. Story ran also in The Guardian.
15th March: "James Nesbitt wins with Riverside Theatre at Cheltenham Festival". The Guardian.
?James Nesbitt (Bofur) reportedly returns to NZ after Cheltenham??.
Wk 62: Week of 19th March
19th March: "Sir Ian McKellen and Stephen Fry to pay for the Hobbit pub in Southhampton's licence fee" Report in the Daily Echo. Report also in NZHerald (21st March)
21st March: "The Hobbit Countdown: Billy Connolly's Dain, The Baddest Dwarf in Middle-Earth". Article by Larry D. Curtis on Movies.com site.
22nd March: Stephen Fry interviewed by NZHerald. "Twelve Questions with Stephen Fry".
22nd March: "Actor Luke Evans named as Police brand ambassador"
24th March: "Lips sealed on weta venture" - report in Canterbury Star about Fiona Thomson, a leatherworker who worked on costumes for The Hobbit.
Wk 63: Week of 26th March
1st April: "Connolly 'tickled' to transform into a dwarf warrior - in a fat suit". Article in NZherald. (Billy Connolly now in NZ to film).
Wk 64: Week of 2nd April
2nd April: "Wellywood pulls in $500m for capital's economy". Article in The Dominion Post about the boost to the economy as a result of the film industry.
3rd April: "Hobbits pay quick visit to Nelson". Article in the Nelson Mail.
3rd April: "Tahunanui's real lord of the rings". Article about the Ring Maker Grant Parkins in NelsonMail.
4th April: Sir Ian Mckellen announces that he will be performing a one man stage show throughout New Zealand in May/June in order to raise funds for the earthquake damaged Isaac Theatre in Christchurch. Article in The Press: "McKellen Wizadry for Christchurch Theatre"
4th April: The British High Commission in Wellington has announced that they will be hosting a street party to acknowledge "100 days to Go" until the London Olympics on April 18th. To start the celebration, a fun run will be held with actors from The Hobbit being invited. "100 Days to Go street Party" DominionPost.
5th April: TheOneRing.net posts an article on The first Official Hobbit T-Shirts.
5th April: Peter Jackson publishes early publicity photos on his facebook page.
Friday 6th April: Good Friday
Saturday 7th April: TheOneRing.net and Larry D. Curtis report that they have accepted an invitation from Wingnut Films and Warner Bros. to an embedded set visit in Wellington. Larry Curtis is a Senior Staff member of TORn, writer and photographer and his articles are well known to those of us who are TORn members.
Saturday 7th April: "Weta reveals the art of making chainmail". Article in the Dominion Post.
Sunday 8th April: Easter Day
Wk 65: Week of 9th April
9th April: "Sneak peek at Hobbit set". Article in StuffNZ.
9th April: Sir Ian McKellen to open his one man show in Stratford, NZ "Shakespeare link daws McKellen to open in Straford" Taranaki Daily News.
10th April: Article from Weta: "Ask the Weta crew: Peter Lyon answers your questions". Q&A with Weta's Swordsmith.
11th April: "Stephen Fry finishes scenes for The Hobbit". NewsTalkZB (Auckland).
12th April: Casting call for elven extras on Trademe.
13th April: "Hobbiton marketing hopes". Article in NZHerald re. economic and tourism benefits The Hobbit will bring to NZ.
13th April: Article in NZHerald re Stephen Fry and Billy Connolly both spending easter weekend at Peter Jackson's Masterton estate.
Wk 66: Week of 16th April
16th April: Stephen Fry's last day at the studios. @Stephen Fry: "That's it! Driving away from studios. Time to pack, sleep & catch flights home. What a ride, what a cast & crew, what a city, what a country"
16th April:"Sir Ian McKellen NZ tour to save Isaac Theatre Royal" Feature and interview on 3News site.
18th April: Celebrity Fun Run with Hobbit cast invites (and other celebs) for British High Commission's Street Party "100 Days to Go" until London Olympics. Present were Sir Ian McKellen, Ryan Gage, Graham McTavish and Adam Brown.
18th April: "Stephen Fry sits for Aussie Artist" Article on StarOnline site.
18th April: Interview with Bret McKenzie where he mentions working on The Hobbit. Herald Sun.
18th April: "Luke Evans talks The Hobbit" on Collider.com
21st April: Conan Stephens at "Armaggedon" in Wellington. Article in Dominion Post.
22nd April: "Peter Jackson link to Tolkien revealed". NZHerald
22nd April: Interview with Conan Stevens on TheOneRing.net website. Thanks to Larry D Curtis.
22nd April: Warner Bros. to Preview 'The Hobbit' at CinemaCon 2012. Article on Hollywood Reporter site.
Wk 67: Week of 23rd April
23rd April: Mention of "Hobbit" actors (including Martin Freeman, Andy Serkis, Sir Ian McKellen and Bret McKenzie) attending red carpet Premiere of "Good for Nothing". Dominion Post.
24th April: 10 minutes of clips from "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" were aired at CinemaCon2012 in 48fps. The overall reaction was mixed. A balanced article quotin +ve and -ve reactions, can be found here: "Peter Jackson Stuns film industry with 3D footage of The Hobbit". News.com.au. Peter Jackson appears to have anticipated that the new look would take a little bit of getting used to by some in the audiences.
"Film purists will criticize the lack of blur and strobing artifacts, but all of our crew--many of whom are film purists--are now converts. You get used to this new look very quickly and it becomes a much more lifelike and comfortable viewing experience." 48 Frames per Second - Peter Jackson Facebook.
26th April: John Rawls cast as Azog - Post on TheOneRing.net. site.
26th April: "Close Up: Back in The Hobbit" - article in The Guardian.
27th April: Article on TheOneRing.net - "Hobbit Footage Review & Massive Spoilers: Full coverage & Analysis" by Quickbeam.
27th April: "Peter Jackson responds to complaints about 'The Hobbit' footage". EW.com and Hollywood Reporter.
Wk 68: Week of 30th April
30th April: "Esther casts a Magic Spell". Article in the Marlborough Express about Master Weaver Esther Nitschke who has spent two years weaving yarn for The Hobbit costumes.
1st May: "Peter Jackson Considering Dolby Atmos for 'The Hobbit'" Article in Hollywood Reporter.
2nd May: Report in StuffNZ stating actors such as Orlando Bloom given time out from filming for short period.
6th May: "Ian McKellen on NZ Theatre Mission" NZHerald
7th May: "Hobbit Shooting Close to Wrap". Article in The Dominion Post. 2nd Unit to complete filming ahead of schedule.
9th May: Video interview with Sir Ian McKellen from TVNZ on his one man performances to raise funds for the earthquake damaged Isaac Theatre Royal. He also comments on 'The Hobbit'
Wk 69: Week of 7th May
8th May: "Matamata tills ring from Hobbit's pulling power" Article in Waikato Times.
8th May: TourismNZ close to signing a deal with The Hobbit movie makers to share some of the intellectual property in order to help promote NZ as a tourist destination. Sky News.
Wk 70: Week of 14th May
19th May: "Tourism hopes hang on The Hobbit"
20th May: "A Wizard on the Stage in NZ". Otago Daily Times.
Wk 71: Week of 21st May
21st May: "Wizard McKellen charms audience" Nelson Mail.
23rd May: Article on TheOneRing.net site "Peter Jackson, celebrities raise funds for NZ's Court Theatre."
24th May: NZ Herald. "Hobbit set revealed in aerial views".
27th May: Christopher Lee turns 90.
Wk 72: Week of 28th May
Wk 73: Week of 4th June
4th June: Sir Peter Jackson receives an Additional Member of the Order of New Zealand in the Queen's Birthday honours. In 2002 he was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, and a Knight of the Order in 2010.
6th June: Peter Jackson posts The HOBBIT production Video #7 on his Facebook page.
June 6th: NZ Herald: "Hobbit Premiere set for Wellington". The date will be November 28th.
June 6th: "Council to spend $1.15m on Wellington's world premiere of first Hobbit movie". Wellington Scoop.
June 7th: Peter Jackson posts 7 photos on his Facebook page from the vlog.
June 7th: Article in TotalFilm: "the New Faces of The Hobbit"
June 9th: Ken Stott to star in the Chekhov play "Uncle Vanya" commencing November 2nd at the Vaudeville Theatre, West End of London.
Wk 74: Week of 11th June
11th June: "All the world's a Stage". Article in the Otago Daily Times about Ian McKellen On Stage.
12th June: Warner Bros expected to present "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" on the Saturday of ComicCon. Thanks to ComicBookMovie site.
13th June: Interview in The Australian with Billy Connolly. Brief mention of The Hobbit and Dain. "Pixar's first taste of heroine in Brave".
13th June: Interview on MSN NZ site with Billy Connolly. "Billy Connolly back in New Zealand"
13th June: Interview in the Herald Sun with Billy Connolly. Small mention of his role of Dain Ironfoot who reportedly "rides a pig".
14th June: "Bonnie Prince Billy gets vocal in Brave"
15th June: Interview with Dean O'Gorman in Stuff NZ. "From Middle-earth to Vietnam"
Wk 75: Week of 18th June
18th June: Peter Jackson and Elijah Wood on judging panel for 48hr film festival. "Hobbit Star's 48 Hour Quest" NZ Herald.
18th June: Report from Mr Cere over at TheOneRing.net on TORn's activities at ComicCon 2012.
19th June: Warner Brothers shuts down NZ office. Report on TV New Zealand site.
20th June: "Hobbit to target tourists". The Southland Times. DVD release in 2013.
21st June: "Filming Hobbit 'like a war' says star dwarf". Interview with Billy Connolly in NZ herald.
21st June: "Welly cinemas must upgrade for Hobbit" Dominion Post article on 48fps.
22nd June: "Sir Ian's Theatre Magic" Dominion Post
Wk 76: Week of 25th June
25th June: "Ian McKellen joined by Hobbit Cast at one man charity show" - Digital Spy
25th June: "McKellen weaves his magic to enthral crowd" Dominion Post
26th June: "Doing their Hobbit for Christchurch" NZ Herald. Article on Hobbit cast joining sir Ian McKellen on stage.
27th June: "Hobbit key to tourism campaign" Otago Daily Times.
27th June: @Lukeevansactor tweets: "I start the final four days of shooing tomorrow. Have an ache in my gut. It's nearly Over."
27th June: Variety confirms Warner Bros will present "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" at ComicCon 2012 on July 14th.
28th June: "In Conversation with Ian McKellen" The Wall St Journal.
28th June: TheOneRing.net's Mr Cere reports: "Hobbit line up announced for Comic-Con includes Jackson, McKellen, Serkis, Armitage, Freeman, Boyens"
30th June: From 'The Hobbit' Facebook page:
We're excited to announce that we will be bringing The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey to San Diego Comic-Con! Join director Peter Jackson, producer Philippa Boyens, Sir Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Andy Serkis and Richard Armitage for a special look at the upcoming film on Saturday, July 14th, in Hall H.
30th June: "The Hobbit Confirmed for Comic-Con 2012". Article on TotalFilm.com site. 'The Hobbit Stars' footage confirmed for Comic-Con 2012. Digital Spy.
Wk 77: Week of 2nd July.
July 2nd: Interview in Collider.com with Hugo Weaving. "Hugo Weaving Talks LAST RIDE, Working with the Wachowskis Again for CLOUD ATLAS and Returning to Rivendell for THE HOBBIT"
July 2nd: New photos from The Hobbit have been published in the latest Entertainment Weekly magazine and on EW.com.
July 3rd: "Over $500,000 raised for Isaac Theatre Royal" from The Press.co.nz.
July 3rd: Middle-Earth News hosts an exclusive interview with John Bell, Hobbit actor.
July 4th:" "Theatre box to be named in Sir Ian's honour". In recognition of the work Sir Ian did in raising $354000 to help repair the earthquake damaged Theatre Royal. Article in GayNZ.
July 4th: Hobbit actors "appear" in the background of a video clip of "You Say" by musician Claude Rains. Check it out on Claude Rains' facebook page
July 6th: FILMING FINISHED!!! Message from Peter Jackson's Facebook page.
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
July 6th: "'We Made It': Peter Jackson finishes Hobbit shoot". NZHerald.
July 6th: "Filming for The Hobbit wraps up". StuffNZ
July 7th: "Hobbit wrap party a hot ticket". StuffNZ
July 7th: Peter Jackson publishes a poster for ComicCon on his Facebook page.
July 8th: "Hobbits only allowed at Wellington wrap up party" NZHerald.
July 8th: "Benedict Cumberbatch's zoo visits for Hobbit". Female First.
July 8th: "More Hobbit teasers expected". MSN NZ
WK 1: POST PRODUCTION & COMIC-Con - Wk beginning 9th July.
July 9th: "Filmmaker meets hero at Hobbit-party" The Dominion Post.
July 9th: EW.com features a scroll from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey". Go to link to enlarge.
July 10th: "New Hobbit images revealed". Stuff NZ.
July 10th: Elijah Wood hints at big "Hobbit" show for Comic-Con". Reuters.
July 11th - 15th: ComicCon - WarnerBros to present "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey".
July 11th: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: The trolls are finally revealed" ComicBookMovie.com
July 11th: 'The Hobbit' at comic-Con: Peter Jackson's San Diego plan". LATimes Hero Complex.
July 12th: "Christopher Tolkien gives rare interview to French newspaper Le Monde". Examiner.com
July 13th: "Air New Zealand Promoting Hobbit on Flights". Stuff.co.NZ.
July 13th: "Does The Hobbit get Cold Feet?" Stuff.co.NZ (Film preview to be shown in 2D at 24fps at Comic-Con)
July 13th: "Air NZ to produce Hobbit in-flight safety video". Business Traveller.com
July 13th: 'The Hobbit': New Comic-Con 2012 Images & 3D Posters". ScreenRant.com
July 14th: "Just about to hop on the plane to Comic Con". Peter Jackson leaves a comment on his Facebook page.
July 14th: :The Hobbit Comic-Con 2012 Live Blog" - from CinemaBlend.com
July 14th: "Exclusive: Philippa Boyens and Peter Jackson - Comic-Con 2012 Interview" - From FandangoMovies
July 14th: "Exclusive: Richard Armitage - Comic-Con 2012 Interview" - From FandangoMovies.
July 14th: "Exclusive: Ian McKellen - Comic-Con 2012 Interview" - From FandangoMovies.
July 14th: "The Hobbit: Ian McKellen Interview - Comic-Con 2012" - From IGN
July 14th: "The Hobbit: Peter Jackson and Philippa Boyens Interview - Comic-Con 2012" - From IGN
July 14th: "Cast of The Hobbit Interviewed by Entertainment Weekly Comic-Con" (Thanks to RACentral).
July 14th: "The Hobbit: Richard Armitage Interview - Comic-Con 2012". From IGN
July 14th: MTV news interview with Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Richard Armitage and Martin Freeman at Comic-Con. Thanks to BilboLeHobbit France.
July 14th: "Richard Armitage Interview with TheOneRing.net - Quickbeam". Transcript thanks to Bccmee at Richard Armitage's Vids & Graphics.
July 14th: "The Hobbit: Peter Jackson and Philippa Boyens Interview" - Comic-Con 2012 - IGN Videos.
July 14th: "Comic-Con crowd goes crazy for Hobbit footage" - San Francisco Chronicle
July 14th: "Comic-Con: Peter Jackson Unveils Over 12 minutes of Footage at THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY Panel". Collider.com
July 14th: Official photo from Warner Bros. Comic-Con site.
July 15th: "Audience wowed by Hobbit films preview". Sky News Australia.
July 15th: "Panel Photos from Hobbiton in Hall H" - Thanks to dwnfalofnumenor over at TheOneRing.net
July 15th: "Hobbit preview wows nerds" - News.com.au
July 15th: "Comic-Con: Peter Jackson on Filming More Hobbit Footage" from ComingSoon.net
July 15th: "Hobbit fans journey to Middle Earth at Comic-Con" TVNZ.
July 15th: SDCC '12: Full THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY Panel Video". Thanks to ComicBookMovie.com
July 15th: "SDCC 2012 - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Panel" . HD video from GeekNationbeta
July 15th: "Fan frenzy at 'The Hobbit' sneak peek" 7 News.
Wk 2: Post Production - Week Beginning 16th July.
July 16th: "Early Oscar Buzz for Jackson's Hobbit films" The Age.com.au
July 16th: Comic-Con crowd goes crazy for Hobbit footage" Sydney Morning Herald.
July 16th: "A Hobbit Army marches on its belly". Stuff.co.nz
July 16th: "Jackson considers sixth film". Stuff.co.nz
July 16th: "Audience wowed by preview of Hobbit film". Herald Sun
July 16th: "Richard Armitage talks splitting The Hobbit into more releases". From hitfix
July 17th: "Filming The Hobbit in NZ 'like going home' - Sir Ian McKellen TVNZ
July 17th: "Peter Jackson: "I'll never make a superhero film" ITN.co.uk.
July 18th: "The Hobbit's workout Plan" Lancashire Evening Post
July 19th: "Kiwi Ingenuity behind Weta Workshop's latest technology" TVNZ
July 19th: "New Technology May Give 'The Hobbit' A Great Look" from wltx.com
July 19th: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Investment opportunity?" Kapitall Blog.
July 22nd: "Southland wilderness Tunnel, monorail plan fuels anger" Stuff.co.nz. (Can't say I blame Glenorchy residents.).
Wk 3: Post Production - Wk Beginning 23rd July.
July 23rd: "Daleks but no Doctor at Heroes and Legends park event" from "This is South Wales". Sylvester McCoy called back to NZ for Hobbit reshoots,
July 23rd: "Sir Peter's Vision has changed Wellington" The Dominion Post.
July 23rd: Peter Jackson publishes Production Video#8 on his Facebook page.
July 24th: "Sir Peter Jackson shows Hobbit fans last days of filming" from TVNZ.
July 24th: "Jackson reveals more Hobbit footage" Stuff.co.nz
July 24th: "Jackson unveils new Hobbit footage (+video)". NZ Herald News.
July 24th: "Third 'Hobbit' movie may be coming from Peter Jackson". LATimes
July 25th: "Hobbit Trilogy Talk Intensifies" Empire Online.
July 25th: " Peter Jackson in 'Deep Talks' for Third 'Hobbit' Film" MTV.com
July 25th: "The Hobbit Exclusive Look: Gollum Before and After" E!Online
July 25th: "Plans for Hobbit trilogy come closer to reality" NZHerald
July 26th: "Empire's New Hobbit Issue is Here!" Empire Online.
July 26th: "Dale and Laketown: the tale of two cities" Article from TheOneRing.net
July 27th: "The Hobbit's Thorin Oakenshield tells us what happens when you get a dwarf drunk" from io9.com
July 28th: "Hobbit stand-in tweets that all pickups are done!" TheOneRing.net
July 29th: "Peter Jackson taught Serkis to direct" Sky News.com.au
Wk 4: Post Production - Week beginning 30th July
July 30th: "Andy Serkis had Gollum voice issues" Sky News.com.au
July 30th: "Peter Jackson's Filmed Adaptation of The Hobbit to be a Trilogy" Official press release from New Line, MGM and Warner Bros. Thanks to Weta for publishing.
July 31st: Peter Jackson announces that there will be a third Hobbit movie. "An Unexpected Journey" Peter Jackson's facebook page.
July 31st: "Jackson to make 'The Hobbit' into a trilogy" Sydney Morning Herald.
July 31st: "Jackson to split Hobbit into three movies" ABC News.
July 31st: "Peter Jackson confirms third Hobbit movie" Wellington Scoop.
July 31st: "The Hobbit becomes triplets" Sydney Morning Herald.
July 31st: "Peter Jackson confirms Hobbit trilogy" NZ Herald
July 31st: "Exclusive: New Line registers Hobbit movie titles" Thanks to TheOneRing.net
July 31st: "The Hobbit Trilogy - what to expect" News.com.au
August 3rd: "Siggraph: Biz Braces for Higher Frame Rates in wake of 'The Hobbit' " rom The Hollywood Reporter.
(August 3rd: Richard Armitage commences filming new tornado movie in Michegan, US.)
August 4th: "New Trailer for 'The Hobbit' Features Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen in New Footage" Collider.com
August 5th: Interview with Hobbit Make-up Artist Peter King on Radio New Zealand.
Wk 5: Post Production - Week beginning 6th August.
August 7th: "The Hobbit To show At Higher Frame Rate Only in select Theaters". CinemaBlend.
August 8th: "Higher Frame rate The Hobbit to get limited release" 3news.co.nz
August 9th: "TourismNZ planning international campaigns to focus on Hobbit premiere". Wellington.scoop.co.nz
August 9th: "Have negative bloggers influenced the 3D release of The Hobbit?" Film Industry Network
August 10th: "48fps Hobbit unconfirmed for Wellington" - Dominion Post.
August 10th: "In defense of 48 frames per second (and The Hobbit)" - TG Daily.
August 10th: "TVNZ breakfast show interviews Barry Humphries" - thanks to TheOneRing.net for posting.
August 11th: "An Unexpected Journey Back to Middle-Earth, The Land of Hobbits (By Way of New Zealand)". IBTraveler - International Business Times.
August 11th: "Benedict Cumberbatch returns in Parade's End" The Telegraph.co.uk. Small section on filming The Hobbit.
August 12th: "King of the little people returns". Dominion Post. Stuff.co.nz. Interview with Peter Jackson.
Wk 6: Post Production - Week beginning 13th August.
August 14th: "J.R.R. Tolkien Honored With A Crater on Mercury's North Pole" International Science Times.
August 17th: "THE HOBBIT HEDGE: The Real Reason MGM Needs 'The Hobbit' Split Into 3 Movies". Business Insider.
August 17th: "Kerr Goes Kiwi" New York Times.
August 18th: Miranda Kerr is huge Wellington Fan" Stuff.co.NZ
August 18th: "Elves, Hobbits, Dragons - we're talking Tolkien" This is Leicestershire. Article on Tolkien Festival - Return of The Ring 2012 in Loughborough.
August 19th: "Peter Jackson, Alan Lee, John Howe Greetings to the Tolkien Society from New Zealand." Middle Earth News.
Wk 7: Post Production - Week beginning 20th August.
August 20th: THE OFFICIAL START OF 'THE HOBBIT' RECORDING SESSIONS IN LONDON. "Commencement" from "The Music of The Hobbit" blog by Doug Adams
August 20th: "When will we see Smaug in THE HOBBIT?" Collider.com
August 21st: "Brand New Stills From THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY Surface" ComicBookNews
August 21st: " Benedict Cumberbatch on Smaug in the Hobbit" Digital Spy
August 22nd: Richard Armitage's birthday.
August 22nd: "Massey and Weta join forces"- Manawatu Standard News
August 22nd: "'The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey' Tickets Will Cost The Same for 48fps and 24fps". from FILM - blogging the reel world.
August 22nd: "Theater Owners Aren't expected to Raise Prices for 48fps Showings of 'The Hobbit'" - Hollywood Reporter.
August 22nd: New picture of Thorin Oakenshield released for Richard Armitage's birthday. Empire Online and The Hobbit Movie Twitter feed.
August 23rd: "Tourism capaign sells NZ as home of the Hobbits". TVNZ
August 24th: "Air NZ safety Middle-earth style". Stuff.co.nz
August 23rd: "'The Hobbit' new picture: Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield". Digital Spy.
August 24th: "Pure Adverts have a new Ring to them". Stuff.co.nz
August 24th: "Peter Jackson tells us how much of Guillermo del Toro's Design DNA is in 'The Hobbit'" from 1o9.com
August 25th: "Hobbits seen as key to tourism promotion" RadioNZ.
August 25th: "Benedict Cumberbatch's Father impressed by Hobbit Role" ContactMusic.com
August 26th: "Benedict Cumberbatch 'losing his inhibitions' for role of Smaug in The Hobbit" - Coventry Telegraph
Wk 8: Post Production - Week beginning 27th August.
August 27th: "Middle-Earth madness: Air NZ shoots Hobbit-themed safety video". Sydney Morning Herald.
August 29th: "I fear The Hobbit ... " from Stuff.co.NZ - Travel Blog
August 29th: "The "Hobbit Effect" on Recruitment" from Scoop.co.nz
August 3oth: "New Character Images from THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY". ComicBookMovie.com
August 31st: "Sir Ian Mckellen and Professor Stephen Hawkins lead the celebrity filled Paralympic Opening Ceremony" Dailymail.co.uk
August 31st: "Come to Hobbit land" Otago Daily Times.
August 31st: "Third 'Hobbit' Film Sets Release Date" The Hollywoord Reporter. Third Hobbit movie will be released on 18th July 2014.
1. "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" December 26th 2012
2. "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" December 26th 2013
3. "The Hobbit: There and Back Again" July 18th 2014.
September 1st: "New Title for second Hobbit film" Dominion Post
September 1st: "First Image of Legolas' father drapes The Hobbit's elf king in head to toe silver" from io9.com.
September 1st: Thanks to TheOneRing.net for this post: "Harper Collins releases movie tie-in book covers".
Wk 8: Post Production - Week beginning 3rd September.
September 3rd: "Peter Jackson's three Hobbit films suggest he is running on empty". The Guardian Blog.
September 3rd: " 'The Hobbit' James Nesbitt: "I'm the George Clooney of dwarves". DigitalSpy.com.au
September 4th: "Hobbit trilogy 'creative stagnation'" Stuff.co.nz
September 4th: "Nesbitt's the woman's dwarf". Stuff.co.nz
September 4th: "New Thorin images in Hobbit 2013 Annual" from TheOneRing.net and RichardArmitageNet.com
September 4th: "Alleged First Look at Goblin King in The Hobbit" - Aceshowbiz.com
September 4th: "Mikael Persbrandt to retunr to New Zealand" Thanks to TheOneRing.net and Moviezine.
September 4th: "Supersizing 'The Hobbit' spurs debate" Wall St Journal
September 5th: "Hidden Hobbit Movie Set stay extended" The Dominion Post.
September 6th: "Flinders Ranges a sound base for international film artist" Interview with John Simpson,a "foley" artist, who has recently worked on location on The Hobbit set. ABC North and West SA.
September 6th: "Taranaki Man a Hobbit Believer" Taranaki Daily News Online.
September 7th: "'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' New Image Highlights Hugo Weaving's Elrond & Ian McKellen's Gandalf the Grey" from Flicksandbits.com
September 8th: "Sixteen all new Hobbit stills". Thanks to TheOneRing.net
September 8th: "The Hobbit App reveals new photos" Comingsoon.net.
September 8th: "Peter Jackson avoids talk of The Hobbit" AFB
September 9th: "20 New Images from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' including First Look at Lee Pace as Legolas' Dad" from IndieWire
September 9th: Interview with Cate Blanchett in Milenio
Wk 9: Post Production - Week beginning 10th September.
September 10th" "New Images for The Hobbit" from Total Film.
September 10th: "New Hobbit Photos: Gandalf and The Dwarves Kick Butt in Peter Jackson's Unexpected Journey" from EI Online.
September 10th: " The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Stamp and Coin Issue" NZ Post
September 11th: "Hobbit themed campaign aimed at Japanese Tourists" TVNZ
September 11th: "Latest Rumours from The Hobbit": TVNZ
September 14th: "Hobbit installation at airport for World Premiere" NZ Herald
September 14th: Peter Jackson adds character photos to his Facebook Page.
September 15th: "Then & Now Sylvester McCoy, actor" from Irish Times.com
September 15th: "Upcoming Hobbit Trailer to feature Epic Music from "Quantum" " Thanks to TheOneRing.net
Wk 10: Post Production - Week beginning 17th September.
September 17th: "Peter Jackson announces new Hobbit trailer" NZ Herald
September 17th: "Airlementary Dear Watson" The UK Sun. Article on benedict Cumberbatch trying our sky diving in Glenorchy
September 17th: New stills photos from The Hobbit in USA Today.
September 17th: Dwarf's pique interest in Countdown" Interview with Mark Hadlow. Stuff.co.nz
September 17th: "Hobbit poster pure British scenery" Dominion Post.
September 18th: "Wellington plans 'Hobbit' celebrations" NewsTalkzb.co.nz
September 18th: "Will Peter Jackson direct Dr Who?" Stuff.co.nz
September 18th: "Recipes from Middle-Earth" available on apps.warnerbros.com
September 19th: "Countdown for new Hobbit trailer" Stuff.co.nz
September 19th: Interview with James Nesbitt in the Metro.co.uk
September 19th: "Peter Jackson - I'd love to direct a Dr Who Episode" Radio Times.
September 19th: "James Nesbitt on Monroe series two and The Hobbit" Radio Times.
September 19th: "'Hobbit trailer: Goblins, Wolves, and Riddles in the Dark" MTV.com
September 19th: "Peter Jackson on directing a New Zealand Episode of Doctor Who" from Ain't It Cool News.
September 20th: (6.00am NZ & Australian time). "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" second trailer is released. Four different endings can be chosen by fans on TheHobbit.com - official movie site.
20th September: "Sir Peter Jackson's latest Hobbit trailer released" TVNZ.
20th September: "New Trailer gives peek at The Hobbit's famous riddle scene" HeraldSun.com.au
20th September: :"Happy Hobbit Day (plus or minus a few)". Sydney Morning Herald.
20th September: "Hobbit clip shows cash well spent: TNZ" Yahoo 7 News Australia
20th September: The Hobbit trailer on The Age website.
20th September: "A new Hobbit trailer shows the trilogy taking shape" Guardian Film Blog
21st September: "World's Media dissect Hobbit trailer" TVNZ
21st September: "The Hobbit turns 75" ABCNews.com
21st September: "Hobbit & Fellowship: Lord of the Rings trailer comparison" - TotalFilm
22nd SEPTEMBER: WORLD HOBBIT DAY
22nd September: "Andy Serkis to read from The Hobbit" itv.com
22nd September: "A new Glimpse into The Hobbit: More Tolkien drawings emerge to celebrate the 75th birthday of the classic story". Mail Online
23rd September: Sir Peter Jackson publishes new poster of Bilbo on his facebook page.
23rd September: "London celebrates 'The Hobbit'" Sky News.com.au
23rd September: Video of Andy Serkis reading an excerpt from 'The Hobbit' - DigitalSpy
Wk 11: Post Production - Week beginning 24th September.
24th September: "Peter Jackson to commence final Hobbit edit". 3News.co.nz
24th September: "Tourism blitz to lure fans of Hobbit" Nelson Mail
24th September: "First Instalment of The Hobbit to get Royal premiere" BBC News.
25th September: "Hobbit to get royal UK premiere" TVNZ
25th September: "Billy Connolly Finds Tolkien 'Unreadable', Stars in The Hobbit" Vulture.com
25th September: "Hobbit fans toast aptly named tipple" NelsonMail Middle-Earth wines launched at Nelson Wineart event.
27th September: "Hobbit star's Wellington sojourn" The Dominion Post
27th September: New poster of the dwarves released.
28th September: "From Middle-earth to Mamas and Papas". Interview with William Kircher in Stuff.nz.co
29th September: "New 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" Character Scroll Poster" from Warner Bros.
29th September: "The Hobbit unearths a hoarde of myths" Telegraph.co.uk
30th September: "NZ schools get a tick from Brit star Nesbitt" NZHerald
30th September: "Benedict Cumberbatch talks playing Smaug the dragon in The Hobbit" Total Film
Wk 12: Post Production - Week beginning 1st October.
October 1st: "New promo Poster for THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY Revealed" from ComicBookMovie.com
October 1st: "Gorgeous prop replica maps of Middle-Earth take us through Peter Kackson's 'The Hobbit'" from i09
October 2nd: "Middlemarch to make most of Middle-Earth scenery" Otago Daily Times.
October 2nd: "Andy Serkis talks directing 'The Hobbit'" - video on DigitalSpy
October 3rd: "Stars tipped for Hobbit fan party" Stuff.co.nz
October 3rd: "NZ hoping for Hobbit led revival" Sydney Morning Herald
October 3rd: "The Hobbit lets you play Riddles in the Dark" (from Warner Bros). ComingSoon.net
October 3rd: "'Hobbit' Premiere details to be announced next week" NewstalkZB.nz.co
October 3rd: "Latest poster for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" Den of Geek
October 5th: "Hobbit to preem in N.Y. as AFI benefit" (on Decemver 6th). Variety.
October 5th: "Hobbit stamps 'a wizard idea'" TVNZ.co.nz
October 5th: "Hobbit Coins and Stamps Unveiled" 3News.co.nz
October 5th: "New Zealand's Hobbit Trail" NY Times Travel
October 5th: "4 New Banners for THE HOBBIT: An Unexpected Journey; Plus New zealand Unveils HOBBIT stamps and Coins" Collider.com
October 5th: "Hobbit movie captured in coin collection" New Zealand Herald
October 6th: "NZ puts its stamp on Middle-Earth" NZHerald
October 6th: "Hobbit coin range up to $10,995 for three" Dominion Post
October 7th: International Poster for The Hobbit revealed. From Flicks and Bits.
October 8th: "The Hobbit red carpet stars kept secret" TVNZ
October 8th: "Hobbit Party 'bigger than ever before'" Stuff.co.nz
October 8th: "Wellington counts down to Hobbit party" Nine News Australia
October 8th: "$1.1m to mark The Hobbit premiere" Newstalkzb.co.nz
October 8th: "Hobbit premiere: The details revealed" Dominion Post
October 9th: "Actor Mark Hadlow stars in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit" ABC blogs Victoria.
October 10th: "Meet Mark Hadlow" - Mark Hadlow talks about his career in film and television including his role as Dori in The Hobbit movies. Melbourne Town Hall at 11.45am - 12.45pm
October 10th: "Hobbit Actor shares stories of Middle Earth" 774 ABC Melbourne
October 11th: "Hobbit makeover to be a treat for fans" TVNZ
October 11th: "Andy Serkis:'IMAX, 3D help bring audiences back into theatres" Digital Spy Australia
October 11th: "Jessica Beresford: Hobbit hype bigger and better than LOTR" TVNZ
October 14th: "Hobbit fans pay homage at book fair" Stuff.co.nz
Wk 14: Post Production - Week beginning 15th October.
October 15th: "One country rules them all at book fair" NZHerald
October 16th: "Hobbit maniato burst Wellington 's cool" SkyNews.com.au
October 16th: "Meet New Zealand's tallest cop". The Dominion Post
October 17th: "'The Hobbit': Inside Peter Jackson and Warner Bros.' $1 Billion Gamble" Hollywood Reporter.
October 17th: "The Hobbit: First Picture of Elijah Wood's return as Frodo Baggins" Digital Spy
October 17th: "First Look at Elijah Wood in The Hobbit" TotalFilm
October 18th: "Ian McKellen: 'I almost didn't sign up for The Hobbit" Digital Spy
October 18th: "THE HOBBIT Trilogy to Feature Stephen Colbert" Collider.com
October 19th: "Central streets to close for Hobbit" Dominion Post
October 19th: "Hobbit fever hits New Zealand" The West Australian.
October 21st: "Andy Serkis to direct motion-capture adaptation of Animal Farm" Digital Spy
October 21st: "Martin Freeman:'I still haven't seen any of The Hobbit yet'" Digital Spy
October 21st: "Martin Freeman excited about The Hobbit" ITN
Wk 15: Post production - Week beginning 22nd October.
October 22nd: "Martin Freeman: 'The Hobbit' is the biggest film I'll ever do" Radio Times.
October 22nd: "Tolkien fan Prince Charles to meet Peter Jackson in The Hobbit film studios on New Zealand visit" The Telegraph.
October 23rd: "Prince Charles to get Hobbit sneak peek" NZ Herald
October 23rd: "Denny's, America's Diner, becomes Middle-Earth's Diner" TheOneRing.net
October 23rd: "The Hobbit's Second Breakfast being served at Denny's is something that is happening" I09.com
October 23rd: "First TV Spot for THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY" Collider.com
October 24th: "'The Hobbit' to be released in Dolby Atmos" Sydney Morning Herald
October 24th: "Hobbit co-star highlight of career" Cate Blanchett. SkyNews.com.au
October 24th: "Exclusive: The Hobbit Running Time Revealed". Empire Online. Empire has five 3D covers in its latest issue.
October 24th: "Incredible New Hobbit Issue of Empire" Empire Online
October 24th: "On the set of The Hobbit, Joining Peter Jackson On An Unexpected Journey" Eric Eisenberg at CinemaBlend.com describes his set visit last May.
October 25th: "Peter Jackson Talks Comparisons to THE LORD OF THE RINGS, His Reluctance to Direct, and More on the Set of THE HOBBIT" Steve Weintraub describes his visit to the Set on Collider.com
October 25th: "70 things to know about THE HOBBIT from our Set Visit". Collider.com
October 25th: "Ian McKellen: THE HOBBIT On-Set Interview" Collider.com
October 25th: "Martin Freeman: THE HOBBIT On-Set Interview" Collider.com
October 25th: "Richard Armitage: THE HOBBIT Interview". Collider.com
October 25th: "Richard Taylor: THE HOBBIT Interview" Collider.com
October 25th: " Exclusive: McKellen On The Hobbit: sir Ian talks Thorin & filming" Empire empireonline.com
October 25th: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Set Visit" by Jim Vejvoda at IGN
October 25th: "Massive Secrets of The Hobbit - Revealed" Set Visit by Lauren Davis From I09
October 25th: "Set Visit: "the Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" by Garth Franklin at Dark Horizons"
October 25th: "Peter Jackson on Martin Freeman: 'He's literally the perfect Bilbo'". MSN Movies reports from their set visit.
October 26th: "Giant Gollum Unveiled at NZ Airport" 9News
October 26th: "Gollum takes up residence in wellington Airport" TVNZ
October 26th: "Lord of the Internet" by Tom Cardy StuffNZ.
October 26th: "Blanchett juggled Hobbit with Kids" Independent.ie
October 26th: "Sir Ian stopped Elijah's Rock on The Hobbit" TV3.ie
October 26th: "Weta Hobbit Sculpture Unveiled at airport" Stuff.co.nz
October 27th: Interview with "Corey Olsen, The Tolkien Professor" on ABC Radio Perth.
October 28th: "A New Hobbit TV Spot Online: Update: Second Spot arrives" Empire
October 28th: "Wizardly riches make Gandalf £6.3m in a year" MailOnline
October 28th: "'The Hobbit' star Martin Freeman calls Bilbo Baggins 'pompous'" NME.com
October 28th: "There and Back Again: A Journey to Mount Doom and The Hobbiton Movie Set" from Eric Eisenberg at CinemaBlend
Wk 16: Post Production. Week beginning 29th November.
October 29th: "Sir Ian scores a spot on pensioner's rich list" NZHerald
October 29th: "Hobbit star calls Bilbo Baggins 'pompous'" NZHerald.
October 29th: "Hobbit sculpyures appear on NZ Post" Stuff.co.nz
October 29th: "The Hobbit: James Nesbitt describes Bofur in Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit' as the "George Clooney of dwarves" " Mirror Online
October 29th: "The Hobbit's Martin Freeman On Why Iconic Characters Don't Intimidate Him" CinemaBlend.com
October 30th: "Colbert beat Hobbit producer in Tolkien quiz" NZHerald
October 30th: "Bilbo and his band to dominate skyline" Dominion Post
October 30th: "Sir Ian McKellen backs 3D Hobbit film after criticism" BBC Newsbeat
October 31st: "Kiwis treated to early release of Hobbit film" TVNZ
October 31st: "Hobbit 'massive' for Matamata" Matamata Chronicle
October 31st: "Sean Bean on 'The Hobbit' absence: 'They're sticklers for detail'" DigitalSpy
October 31st: "Across the Universe: An unexpected journey" Parallel Universe
October 31st: "Across the Universe: The Journey continues" Parallel Universe
October 31st:"Teaser: Air New Zealand's Hobbit-themed safety video" Australian Business Traveller
November 1st: From AirNZ youtube site:
November 1st: "Peter Jackson disappears as Air NZ embraces Hobbit" Sydney Morning Herald
November 1st: "Martin Freeman transforms Hobbit to Moddit" Belfast Telegraph
November 1st: "Soundtrack Artwork And Track List for THE HOBBIT: An UNEXPECTED JOURNEY" ComicBookMovie.com
November 1st: "14 New character Posters For THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY" ComicBookNews.com
November 1st: "Premieres" Sir Ian McKellen's Blog
November 2nd: "Gandalf's wizards of wool take own journey" TVNZ
November 2nd: "Hot demand tipped for Hobbit tickets" Marlborough Express
November 2nd: "'The Hobbit': Peter Jackson's unexpected journey to three films" HeroComplex.latimes.com
November 2nd: "New Zealnd debuts Hobbit-themed currency as movie anticipation builds" The 'Takeaway' - Public Radio International.
November 3rd: "Hobbits occupy NZ's middle ground" Sydney Morning Herald
Wk 17: Post Production. Week beginning 5th November.
November 5th: "First Track From THE HOBBIT Soundtrack Released - Radagast The Brown" ComicBookMovie.com
November 5th: TV Spot #3 for The Hobbit. Thanks to TheOneRing.net
November 6th: "Hottest Tickets in Middle-Earth: The Hobbit goes on sale" Sydney Morning Herald
SMH reports tickets will go on sale at 12.01am this morning (Australian time)
November 6th: "NZ gains global exposure with The Hobbit" The West Australian
November 6th: "Hobbit tickets on sale from midnight"at Wellington's Embassy Theatre - StuffNZ
November 6th: "Elijah Wood Reveals He is Already A 'Big Fan' of the New Hobbit Film" Entertainmentwise
November 7th: Tickets go on sale in Australia according to Reading Cinemas Site
November 7th: "Sir Peter saves Hobbit fans' day" Stuff.co.nz
November 7th: "Hobbit fans pipped by tourism booking" Stuff.co.nz
November 7th: "Peter Jackson to help disgruntled Hobbit fans" 3News
November 7th: "Listen to Howard Shore's 'Old Friends'" TheOneRing.net
November 7th: "Hobbit TV spot #4 - extended" TheOneRing.net
November 7th: "Watch Bag-End: behind-the-scenes!" Thanks to TheOneRing.net
November 7th: "Meet the 13 Full-Size Actors Playing Dwarves in 'The Hobbit'" Business Insider.
November 7th: "Four New Banners For THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY Released" ComicBookNews
November 8th: "Hobbit tickets secretly sold months ago" Dominion Post
November 8th: "PHOTOS: Amazing First Look At Every 'The Hobbit' Character in New Posters" Entertainmentwise
November 8th: "Fans rush for advance tickets to 'The Hobbit'" News.com.au
November 8th: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Special Edition" Excerpts on Qobuz - Musique de Films
November 8th: "Prepare for New Cinematic Look with Hobbit Movies ... if you want" TheHobbitMovie.com
November 8th: "'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' box office numbers could be big" IFPress.com
November 9th: "'Exhausting' prep for Hobbit premiere" The Dominion Post
November 9th: "Hobbit sculpture to top Embassy this weekend" The Dominion Post
November 9th: "Exclusive interview with the Hobbit himself" The Dominion Post
November 9th: Mise à jour n°3 : Nouveaux clichés officiels et quelques scans (Update#3: New official pictures and some scans") from Tolkiendrim.com
November 9th: "Dominic Monaghan's Hobbit advice for Freeman" TheList
November 9th: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Thorin Oakenshield and Bilbo Baggins banner" Movieweb.com
November 10th: "Behind the scenes of the Hobbit - On the set of Jackson's latest masterpiece" The Dominion Post. Thanks to Tom Cardy.
November 11th: "Work begins on Wellington's hobbit sculpture installation" The New Zealand Herald
November 11th: "Oodles and oodles of behind-the-scenes and concept images from The Hobbit" 150 images. Thanks to io9
November 11th: "150 Behind-The-Scenes Images From Peter Jackson's THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY". ComicBookMovie.com
November 11th: "Has Peter Jackson changed?" Post by Sir Ian McKellen on his blog.
Wk 18: Post Production. Wk beginning 12th November
November 12th: "Tolkien website TheOneRing.net rings with fans" Dominion Post
November 12th: "A taste of The Shire at Hobbit market" Dominion Post
November 12th: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Royal Party Announced" FanCarpet.com
November 12th: "William and Kate set for 'Hobbit' fundraiser" Variety
November 12th: "Neil Finn Reaches Epic Heights on 'Song of the Lonely Mountain' song Premiere" Rollingstone.com
November 12th: "Hobbit TV Spot #5" released. (Thanks to TheOneRing.net)
November 13th: "Neil Finn debuts epic new Hobbit song" NZ Herald
November 13th: "Jackson unchanged by success, McKellen says" TVNZ
November 13th: "Jackson signs Rings cloak for charity" New Zealand Herald
November 13th: "Listen to the Complete Hobbit Soundtrack" EmpireOnline.
November 13th: "Defining the tone of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" SFX.co.uk
November 13th: "'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' is the first Film Ever to be released in Seven Formats" Movies.com
November 14th: "Hobbit Village Prepares for Hordes of visitors" Dominion Post
November 14th: "One Research Study to Rule Them All" Voxy.co.nz
November 14th: "Brewery's beer fit for a Hobbit" Waikato Times
November 14th: "How dwarf James Nesbitt got into The Hobbit of living in New Zealand" Belfast Telegraph
November 14th: "Royal birthday celebrations underway in Wellington" Peter Jackson greets the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall at the Weta Workshop.
November 14th: "Tight lips over Royals' Hobbit leather room visit" National Business Review.co.nz
November 15th: "Survey: Hobbit stirs criticism, pride" New Zealand Herald.
November 15th: "Rare animals attract praise for acting up. Nellie the cow to appear in The Hobbit" Press.co.nz
November 15th: Hobbit TV Spot #6 from the official Hobbit facebook site.
November 16th: "Jewels on show at Hobbit premiere" TVNZ
November 16th: "Philippa Boyens: film powerplayer" The Dominion Post. Stuff.co.nz
November 16th: "'The Hobbit' writer Philippa Boyens talks Martin Freeman casting" Digitalspy.com.au
November 16th: "On the Hobbit trail in New Zealand" Guardian.co.uk
November 16th: Hobbit TV spot #7. Thanks to TheOneRing.net
November 17th: "Ian McKellen: 'The Hobbit has an emphasis on comedy'" DigitalSpy.com.au
November 17th: "Sir Ian McKellen's tears of frustration" ContactMusic.com
November 18th: "Hobbit-mania costing council $1.1million" The Dominion Post
November 18th: "Gandalf statue raised ahead of Hobbit Premiere" Radio New Zealand
November 18th: " Bag End baggage carousel transforms Wellington airport" Thanks to TheOneRing.net
Wk 19: Post Production. Week beginning 19th November
November 19th: Press Release from Warner Bros. The Hobbit - World Premiere November 28 (From Scoop.co.nz)
"Pre-carpet entertainment will begin at 3:00pm and the filmmakers and stars of the film will begin to arrive at 4:30 pm. Joining filmmakers Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens at the event are Martin Freeman, who plays the central role of the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins; Richard Armitage, who stars as the Dwarf warrior Thorin Oakenshield; Cate Blanchett and Hugo Weaving, who reprise their roles from “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy as the Elf Queen Galadriel and Elf Lord Elrond; with Andy Serkis also returning to the role of Gollum, and Elijah Wood as the Hobbit Frodo Baggins.
Also attending the premiere will be the cast playing the Company of Dwarves, including Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, William Kircher, Graham McTavish, James Nesbitt, Dean O’Gorman and Aidan Turner; Barry Humphries, who plays the Goblin King; and Sylvester McCoy, who appears as the new Wizard Radagast the Brown."
NB: Stephen Hunter confirmed via his new Twitter feed that he will be in Wellington for the Premiere.
November 19th: "Blanchett confirmed for Hobbit premiere" Sydney Morning Herald
November 19th: "McKellen to miss Hobbit premiere" msnNZ
November 19th: "Hobbit Wellington red carpet details revealed" The Dominion Post
November 19th: "NZ's 'Mount Doom' set to erupt - hobbits told to stay away" TheWeek.co.uk
November 19th: "The Hobbit interview with 'Dori' the dwarf" TV New Zealand
November 19th: "Hobbit costume party will raise money for free books in homes" Wellington.scoop.co.nz
November 19th: "Harper Collins gives Hobbit to Duffy Books in Homes" Voxy.co.nz
November 20th: "Protest planned over alleged mistreatment of Hobbit animals" TVNZ
November 20th: "Statement from Peter Jackson and the producers of The Hobbit about animal mistreatment allegations" Via TheOneRing.net and Sir Peter Jackson's Facebook page.
November 20th: "Peter Jackson - the ultimate film geek" The New Zealand Herald
November 20th: "Nelson wine to flow at Hobbit Premiere" NelsonMail
November 20th: "Hobbits, hippos & heavenly creatures" Documentary on Peter Jackson. Stuff.co.nz
November 20th: "Key brushes off talk of Sir Ian boycott" Stuff.co.nz
November 20th: "Neil Finn talks to Andrew Dickens" on Newstalkzb. Neil Finn talks about his song in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
November 20th: "Lead-up to The Hobbit premiere" Wellington City Council
November 21st: "Golden chance to showcase Wellington flair" stuff.co.nz
November 21st: "Beer to quench a Hobbit's thirst" Stuff.co.nz
November 21st: "A golden chance to showcase city's flair" The Dominion Post
November 21st: "Hobbit-forming work on Courtney Pl. Fans go all out in window display competition" The Dominion Post
November 21st: "Hobbit image largest graphic applied to aircraft" Voxy.co.nz
November 21st: "Tolkien estate launches new Rings lawsuit" The Dominion Post
November 21st "Tolkien's family sues Hobbit bosses" The New Zealand Herald
November 21st: "Hobbit takes to the skies" The West Australian.
November 21st: "How a sleepy country town became Hobbiton" 3news.co.nz
November 21st: "NZ Volcano Mt Tongariro erupts" News.com.au
November 22nd: "Ian McKellen: I had to be Gandalf" New Zealand Herald
November 22nd: "Winners and Losers for Hobbit cafe scene" The Dominion Post
November 22nd: "Sun to shine on Hobbit Premiere" The Dominion Post
November 22nd: "The Hobbit: Meet the 13-strong team of dwarves" The New Zealand Herald
November 22nd: "Jackson orders Hobbit ban overturned" The New Zealand Herald
November 22nd: "Hobbit Premiere - Streaming Live on TV3 and 3news.co.nz" 3News
November 22nd: "The Hobbit: creating the characters" The New Zealand Herald.
November 22nd: Leave home/work for Sydney
November 23rd: Sydney to Auckland. Red Carpet Premiere Tour commences.
(Tour updates to be posted on "A Much Anticipated Journey - Our Hobbit Premiere Tour NZ 2012")
November 23rd: "Sir Ian on Gandalf's return" stuff.co.nz
November 23rd: "SPCA joins with Jackson"
November 23rd: "Richard Armitage the warrior dwarf" The Dominion Post
November 23rd: "Wellington's 'Hobbit fever' ramps up" 3News
November 23rd: "Elijah Wood: Animals didn't die on Hobbit set" Digital Spy
November 23rd: "Gandalf stands guard over Wellington in new banner" TVNZ
November 23rd: "Hobbit fans gear up for the red carpet" OneNews
November 23rd: "Wellington infected by 'Middle-earth mania' " 3News.
November 24th: "Martin Freeman on 'The Hobbit' becoming three films: "It's unexpected" " DigitalSpy.com.au
November 24th: "Air New Zealand unveils Hobbit plane" The Dominion Post
November 24th: "A market place fit for a Hobbit" The Dominion Post
November 24th: Peter Jackson publishes the Hobbit Production Video #9
November 25th: "Green tinge to stars' red carpet" The New Zealand Herald
November 25th: "Hobbit stars trickle into Wellington" The Dominion Post
November 25th: "The Shire Waytes set for Hobbit Premiere Party" TheOneRing.net
Wk 20: Week beginning 26th November. Premieres begin.
November 26th: "Jackson on shooting The Hobbit" Stuff.co.nz
November 26th: Interview with William Kircher "The Hobbit: Burying the hatchet over Bifur" The New Zealand Herald
November 26th: "The Hobbit finally finished ahead of premiere" OneNews.
November 26th: "Hobbit film finally ready" The Dominion Post
November 26th: "Peter Jackson on shooting The Hobbit" The Dominion Post
November 26th: "Peter Jackson on Bilbo Baggins: 'You want the sense of danger'"DigitalSpy.com.au
November 26th: "Matamata prepares for John key to open Hobbiton gatehouse" 3News
November 26th: "Surprise party guests thrill Hobbit fans" One News/TVNZ
November 26th: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Video #9"
November 27th: "The Hobbit: Nori slots back into special family" The New Zealand Herald
November 27th: "Getting under Gollum's skin" Interview with Andy Serkis. Stuff.co.nz
November 27th: "Hobbit emerges from hole in the ground" Newcastle Herald
November 27th: "Hobbit stars visit Zealandia" The Dominion Post
November 27th: "Peter Jackson, Elijah Wood crash Hobbit Party (+ pics). New Zealand Herald
November 27th: "Wellington rolls out red carpet for Hobbit Premiere" TVNZ
November 27th: "Wellington becomes Middle-Earth amid Hobbit fever" Brisbane Times
November 27th: "Wellingtonians optimistic about Hobbit" DominionPost
November 27th: "Hobbit trilogy is the last: Peter Jackson" 9News
November 27th: "Hobbits, dwarves and wizards arrive in Wellington" The New Zealand Herald
27th November: "Actors arrive aboard Hobbt plane" Stuff.co.nz
27th November: "A world of fans here for the Premiere" TheOneRing.net
27th November: "Hobbit was nearly filmed in Britain" DominionPost
27th November: "Home to Middle Earth: Director Peter Jackson jets into wellington ahead of Hobbit world premiere" MailOnline
27th November: "Creating the many faces of The Hobbit" DominionPost
November 27th: "Rolling out the red carpet for The Hobbit premiere" 3News
November 27th: "Hobbits, trolls and Gollum in 42 New Pictures from 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'" Rope of Silicon.
November 27th: "Cast and crew interviews straight from Wellington" TheOneRing.net and Mr BBi
1. Hobbit cast Interview #1 - Martin Freeman, Andy Serkis & Richard Armitage Sunrise
2. Hobbit cast interview #2: Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood Sunrise
4. Hobbit cast interview by Channel 9 ; Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Elijah Wood
5. Hobbit cast interview by Channel 9: Sir Peter Jackson and Philippa Boyens
6. Hobbit cast interview by Channel 9: Martin Freeman, Andy Serkis & Richard Armitage
7. Video Interview on ZMTV - Andy Serkis, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage
November 27th: "Interview with Peter Jackson" Radio NZ
November 27th: Sunrise talks to James Tobin on Hobbit Props - weapons. Thanks to TheOneRing.net and ringer BBi
November 28th: "The Hobbit: Stars have media laughing" Press Conference Youtube VIDEO NZHerald
November 28th: "Hobbit boom fuels swords and sorcery" SydneyMorningHerald (Interview with RedCarpet Tour members)
November 28th: "Hobbit mania begins today" The New Zealand Herald
28th November: "The Hobbit: Dwalin pretty tall for a thigh height" New Zealand Herald
November 28th: "Shooting style makes Hobbit extra smooth" Stuff.co.nz
November 28th: "Hobbit fever hits Wellington ahead of world premiere" HeraldSun
November 28th: "Jackson reveals Hobbit woes ahead of premiere" Sydney Morning Herald
November 28th: "VIDEO: A sit down with Bilbo, Gollum and Thorin" 3News.co.nz
November 28th: "VIDEO: Weta's Richard Taylor: "I'm nervous but proud" 3News
November 28th: Press conference - Cate Blanchett ONE news
November 28th: "The Hobbit's journey continues with world premiere" TVNZ
November 28th: Report on Premiere on Channel 7 news.
November 28th: "Stars hit the red carpet for Hobbit premiere" Herald Sun
November 28th: "The Hobbit Premiere: Cate Blanchett heads the glamour as thousands of fans arrive" MailOnline.
28th November: "Crowds gather at Red Carpet" Dominion Post
28th November: "The Hobbit's journey continues with world premiere" One News
28th November: "Richard Armitage (Thorin Oakenshield) at the Hobbit World Premiere" VIDEO. Second video. Thanks to RACentral. (I heard this but was sweltering beside the red carpet).
28th November: "As it happened: The Hobbit world premiere in Wellington" One News
28th November: Sir Peter Jackson's Red Carpet Speech Again, thanks to RACentral!
28th November: "The Hobbit: red carpet round-up" TheOneRing.net VIDEOS
28th November: "The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey' World Premiere live stream" Re-broadcast. DigitalSpy.
28th November: "Video: The Hobbit premiere: Stars walk the red carpet in New Zealand for first installment of Tolkien epic" The Telegraph
29th November: "At last, The Hobbit gets its precious premiere" Sydney Morning Herald
29th November: "Hobbit premiere screening dazzles" StuffNZ
29th November: "Hobbit VIPs party night away" Stuff.co.nz
29th November: Sunrise report on Premiere. VIDEO
29th November: "The Hobbit impresses early audience" New Zealand Herald Press conference clip from 28th November
29th November: "Red carpet chats with the stars at The Hobbit premiere in New Zealand" Moviehole.Net
29th November: "The Hobbit premiere 'Jackson's best yet'" SkyNews
29th November: "Green Dragon opens in Hobbiton for thirsty fans, New Zealand" Thanks to Mr Cere from TheOneRing.net
29th November: "Hobbit TV spot #8 and rumors of another (with Smaug)" TheOneRing.net
29th November: "'The Colbert Report' sets 'Hobbit' themed week of shows" EW.com
29th November: "'Hobbit': Peter Jackson talks Smaug cameo, creature design" LA Times hero Complex.
29th November: "Richard Armitage to visit Toronto for Canadian leg of press tour. From Toronto Celebrity Blogger
30th November: "The Hobbit gets its first rave, despite Jar Jar dig" New Zealand Herald
30th November: "US Hobbit review: Jackson a 'wizard'" Stuff.co.nz
30th November: "Oscar nomination for The Hobbit" New Zealand Herald
30th November: "Signed Hobbit book sparks bidding frenzy" TheDominion Post
30th November: "A first-hand account of the World Premiere" The Hobbit Blog.
30th November: "Middle-Earth Wizard's Not-So-Silent Partner" Interview with Fran Walsh, NY Times
30th November: "Moving mountains in Middle-Earth: Hobbit lands with baggage" Crikey.com.au
30th November: "'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' soundtrack Honors the Dwarves - Premiere" Rollingstone.com
DECEMBER 1st: PREMIERE IN JAPAN
December 1st: "Tokyo Welcomes First 'Hobbit' screening After New Zealand Premiere". Hollywood Reporter
December 1st: "Hobbit premiere: more unexpected than expected" Entertainment ABC
December 1st: "'Hobbit': Fili actor Dean O'Gorman on taking risks, sexy dwarves" Hero Complex. LATimes
December 1st: "HOBBIT CHANGING: The Unexpected Journey of Andy Serkis" American Film
December: "Out to lunch with Sir Ian McKellen" Vanity Fair december issue
December 2nd: "Middle Earth hits Tokyo" Sky News
December 2nd: "'Hobbit' costume designer Ann Maskrey's favourite look? Radagast" LA Times Hero Complex
December 2nd: " OSCARS: Re-visualizing 'The Hobbit'" Deadline.com
Wk 21: Week beginning 3rd December.
December 3rd: "$2200 for signed Hobbit novel" Dominion Post
December 3rd: "Jackson: Persbrandt to gain larger role in The Hobbit" Thanks to TheOneRing.net
December 3rd: "Richard Armitage interview on The Marilyn Denis Show CTV Canada" Video. Thanks to Calexora
December 3rd: "6 New Clips From Peter Jackson's THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY" ComicBookMovie.com
December 3rd: "'Hobbit' star causes a ruckus at Tornoto's Union Station" YahooNews (Report on Richard Armitage being mobbed at Toronto's main railway station)
December 3rd: "'Hobbit': Sylvester McCoy's twin loves, Radagast, 'Doctor Who'" LATimes Hero Complex.
December 3rd: Video interview with Sir Ian McKellen on TODAY.msnbc.msn.com
December 3rd: Review: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: Review" The Hollywood Reporter.
December 3rd: Review: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: Review" Collider.com
December 3rd: Review: "Mr Beaks reviews THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY" Ain't it Cool News
December 3rd: Review: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" Variety
December 3rd: Review: "'The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey' does what the 'Star Wars' Prequels Failed to Do" Hollywood.com
December 3rd: Review: "'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' HFR 3D review: Peter jackson's Latest is Rousing yet Repetitive" Slashfilm.com
December 3rd: Review: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" Screencrush
December 3rd: Review "This return to Middle-earth is just shy of greatness" IGN
December 3rd: "Richard Crouse Interviews Richard Armitage" YouTube
December 4th: Review "The Hobbit: a visual feast of cinema" Otago Daily Times
December 4th: Review "Hobbit adaptation a dark, spectacular adventure" Sydney Morning Herald
December 4th: Review "Staffer garfemaio reviews The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" TheOneRing.net
December 4th: Review "'The Hobbit' 3-D Early Review: Back again but Not Quite There" movieline.com
December 4th: "Hobbit's 48 frames-per-second visual effect finds a fan in star Richard Armitage" Canada.com
December 4th: Review "'The Hobbit': Prequel Offers Expected - and Excessive - Thrills in an Overstuffed First Film (MOVIE REVIEW)" www.Celebuzz.com
December 4th: Review "Stuff's first Hobbit review" Stuff.co.nz
December 4th: "Review: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" Sarah Watt Stuff.co.nz
December 4th: "Review: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" by James Crool Stuff.nz.co
December 4th: Review: "Mr Cere reviews 'The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey'" TheOneRing.net
December 4th: Review: "Neala Johnson's review of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" HeraldSun
December 4th: "Review: the Hobbit" The West Australian
December 4th: Review "The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey: Movie Review" TVNZ
December 4th: Review "Review: The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey" by Graeme Tuckett Stuff.co.nz
December 4th: Review "The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey" ScreenDaily
December 4th: Review "Review: 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' Rallies From a Goofy Opening to Become another Thrilling, if Familiar, Action-Adventure" The Playlist
December 4th: Review "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - movie review" TheVine.com.au
December 4th: "Ian McKellen Kicks Off Colbert's 'Hobbit' Week: 'Gandalf is more powerful than Magneto'" Hollywood.com
December 4th: "Hobbit fever's been goblin up money" Stuff.co.nz
December 4th: "Mixed bag reviews for The Hobbit" 3News
December 4th: "Hobbit gets positive reviews although doubts surface" TVNZ
December 4th: "Peter King on yak wigs and the language of Middle-earth" LA Times Hero Complex
December 4th: Video "Martin Freeman: 'The Hobbit is 'awe-inspiring'" TODAY
December 4th: " The Hobbit - six new clips of An Unexpected Journey" Radio Times and EW.com
December 4th: "20 Minutes of Behind-the-Scenes Footage from the making of THE HOBBIT" Collider.com
December 4th: VIDEO "The Hobbit Reviewed: An unexpected joy" NZHerald
December 4th: Interview with Elijah Wood (Video) ComingSoon.net video clips.
December 5th: Review "Peter Jackson's wizardry in The Hobbit is hit and miss" The Australian.
December 5th: "Interview: Richard Armitage Talks Thorin, Tolkien, and Being a Leader of Dwarves in THE HOBBIT Saga" TwitchFilm
December 5th: Richard Armitage interviewed on TODAY
December 5th: "The Hobbit: Ian McKellen takes questions live on Twitter" UPI.com
December 5th: TV Spot #10 on Warner Bros. Facebook page.
December 5th: "Peter Jackson on The Hobbit 48FPS Controversy" ComingSoon.net
December 5th: "'The Hobbit' stars meet their Lego selves" Hypable.com
December 5th: "Richard Armitage talks to theOneRing.net" Thanks to Greendragon from TORn
December 5th: "THE HOBBIT: EW's 4 Collector's Covers; First Look at THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG Teased" ComicBookmovie.com
December 5th: "'The Hobbit': 6 things We Learned after Chatting With the Cast" Screencrush.com
December 5th: "'The Hobbit' Director Peter jackson reveals secrets of 'Lord of the Rings' prequel". RockCenter NBCnews.
December 5th: "Peter Jackson Details his Desperate Obsession with Casting Martin Freeman in 'The Hobbit'" The Hollywood Reporter.
December 5th: "Peter Jackson's mysterious other half" New Zealand Herald
December 5th: "'Hobbit': Dan Hennah brings eastern influence to production design" Hero Complex LATimes.
December 5th: "Peter Jackson, Ian Mckellen Defend making 'The Hobbit' a Trilogy" The Hollywood Reporter
December 5th: Review: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" TotalFilm
December 5th: "Richard Armitage Interview For 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'" Flicks and Bits
DECEMBER 6th: Premiere in New York - benefit for American Film Institute.
December 6th: "Martin Freeman shaved legs for hairy Hobbit feet" 3News
December 6th: "Top photos of NZ 'Hobbit' press conference" Thanks to Mr Cere from TheOneRing.net
December 6th: "The Hobbit gets mixed critical reception" Dominion Post
December 6th: "The Hobbit; An Unexpected Journey - 13 minute TV special" Thanks to TheOneRing.net
December 6th: "'The Hobbit' star Richard Armitage Answers Your Questions" The Wall Street Journal
December 6th: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - 13 Minute Special" Thanks to ENTV and TheOneRing.net
December 6th: "The Hobbit works as a trilogy , says Peter Jackson" The Guardian
December 6th: "Riddles in the Dark: The Hobbit's 48 Frames per Second Explained" Time Tech
December 6th: "Peter Jackson shows off 'Hobbit' special effects" Video TODAY.com
December 6th: "'Hobbit' exclusive clip: Gandalf warns Saruman of a powerful evil" Hero Complex LATimes
December 6th: "Peter Jackson 'panicked' over securing Martin Freeman for 'The Hobbit'" DigitalSpy
December 6th: "Richard Taylor talks about Weta's work" TheOneRing.net VIDEO
December 6th: "First Image from HOBBIT: THERE AND BACK AGAIN" Features Orlando Bloom and Luke Evans [Updated Goblin King Image]". Collider.com
December 6th: "An Unexpected journey towards becoming a dwarf" Metronews.ca
December 6th: "FX whiz brought King Kong, Hobbit to life" Obituary for Eileen Moran. Sydney Morning Herald
December 7th: "Hobbit NZ tour 'special'" Southland Times
December 7th: "'The Hobbit' Peter Jackson: 'We don't have much chance at the Oscars'" DigitalSpy
December 7th: "Hobbit's Peter Jackson on bringing classic to screen" NBCNews.com VIDEO
December 7th: "AP Interview: Peter Jackson, cast discuss 'The Hobbit'" Boston Herald
December 7th: "First Look at The Hobbit: There and Back Again" IGN
December 7th: "New pic Of The Hobbit's Great Goblin" EmpireOnline
December 7th: "Jackson hopes Hobbit raises the bar" News.com.au
December 7th: "Philippa Boyens: Del Toro's 'Hobbit' would have been 'amazing'" Los Angeles Times Hero Complex
December 7th: "'Hobbit' Director Peter Jackson Gets Grilled by Stephen Colbert (Video)" the Hollywood Reporter.
December 7th: "Gollum Actor: How New Motion-Capture Tech improved The Hobbit" Wired
December 7th: "Martin Freeman's agony at Nearly Losing Hobbit Role" MTV.co.uk
December 7th: "PHOTOS: 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' Gets A Glittering New York Premiere, But Receives Lukewarm Reviews In The US" Entertainmentwise
December 7th: "'The Hobbit' Throws Star-Studded Premiere in New York City" Aceshowbiz
December 7th: "Stars turn out for US Hobbit premiere" BBC News
December 7th: Video: "The Hobbit: Filmmaking Advice From Gollum Creator" WSJDigitalNetwork
December 7th: "Hobbit Tv Spot #11" Thanks to TheOneRing.net
December 7th: "Clips from Colbert "Hobbit Week" TheOneRing.net
December 7th: "Richard Armitage - Richard Armitage Feared his Height Would Cost Him the Hobbit Role" Contactmusic.com
December 7th: "Hobbit Man Aims To Fill Seats, Not iPads" Sky News
December 7th: "Peter Jackson video interview The Hobbit" Sydney Morning Herald
December 8th: "'The Hobbit': Gandalf confronts Goblin King - picture" DigitalSpy
December 8th: "Super-clear format can puncture 'Hobbit' fantasy" Sydney Morning Herald
December 8th: "How Richard Armitage Leads the Dwarves in 'The Hobbit' (Video)" The Wall Street Journal
December 8th: "'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' 10 Things You need to Know Before Seeing the Film" Screenrant
December 8th: "'The Hobbit': Can Peter Jackson wave his magic-spell again?" Boston.com
December 9th: "Ian McKellen: 'Gandalf the Grey likes boogieing around Hobbiton and having a drink'" The Guardian
December 9th: "Richard the Second - part II of TheOneRing.net's time with Richard Armitage" Thankyou to Greendragon from TheOneRing.net
December 9th: Review: "A triumph of breathtaking special effects and sublime storytelling" Mirror.co.uk
December 9th: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - review" The Guardian
December 9th: "TORn staffer Arwen reviews The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" TheOneRing.net
December 9th: "Aussies make best goblins, says Hobbit director Peter Jackson" News.com.au
December 9th: "'Hobbit': Andy Serkis admits it was difficult to return to Gollum" Hero Complex LA Times.
December 9th: "Andy Serkis dishes on "The Hobbit" trilogy's hype, pitfalls and promise" The Denver Post
December 9th: Review: "'The Long Expected Movie' - another TORn staffer Hobbit review" by Greendragon TheOneRing.net
Wk 22: Week beginning 10th December.
December 10th: "Stars bond on The Hobbit set" The West Australian
December 10th: Review: "'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' Review" DigitalSpy
December 10th: "Review: The Hobbit is Insanely Gorgeous at 48 Frames per Second" Wired.com
December 10th: "Unspoiled for 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' Arathorn's Review" TheOneRing.net
December 10th: "The Hobbit: The vital role of Martin Freeman" Telegraph.co.uk
December 10th: "'The Hobbit' Dwarves on Makeup, Feasts and More" Hollywood Reporter.
December 10th: "The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey Review" Metro Blogs.co.uk
December 10th: "Hobbit star Richard Armitage feels one with Thorin" Ottawa Citizen
December 10th: "'Hobbit': Stephen Hunter on Bombur's blubber, dwarf boot camp" Hero Complex LA Times
December 10th: Video "'Hobbit' Inspired Actor" The record.com
December 10th: "The Hobbit gets thumbs up from UK critics after first screening" Metro.co.uk
December 10th: "TORn on the Red Carpet at the New York premiere of 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'" TheOneRing.net
December 10th: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey marks the arrival of Richard Armitage" The Vancouver Sun
December 10th: "Hobbit star Martin Freeman talks about playing Bilbo Baggins exclusively to the Sun" TheSun.co.uk
December 10th: "Richard Armitage, Martin Freeman discuss 'Hobbit' transformations" UPI.com
December 10th: "You do gulp when they say cancer": The Hobbit's Sir Ian McKellen on his prostate fight" The Mirror
December 10th: "The Hobbit: Adam Brown On Dwarf Life in Peter Jackson's Prequel, and Sweating it out with Martin Freeman" Huffington Post.co.uk
December 11th: "Fans prepare for first look at The Hobbit" TVNZ
December 11th: "Hobbit TV Spot #12 officially available" TheOneRing.net
December 11th: "'Hobbit' Richard Armitage: 'I relate to Thorin'" Digital Spy
December 11th: "'The Hobbit' star Andy Serkis: 'I play Gollum as if he was an addict'" NME.com
December 11th: "'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' Soundtrack Available Today" TheOneRing.net
December 11th: "The Hobbit's Andy Serkis on Getting Inside Gollum's Skin" Time.
December 11th: "To make 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey's' dwarves, complex makeup and prosthetics were big job" New York Daily News.
December 11th: "The Hobbit Video Interview - Aidan Turner" Clickonline
December 11th: "Tehanu's Review: Thumbs Up to a Richly Dramatic Telling" TheOneRing.net
December 11th: "Sir Ian McKellen: "The Hobbit Dwarbes Were Busy sleeping with Each-Other" EntertainmentwiseRichard Armitage Talks About Shooting 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' At 48 Franes per second" Strombo.com Full interview here.
DECEMBER 12th: Premiere in London. Royal Film Performance
December 12th: "The Hobbit set for big opening at the box office" The New Zealand Herald
December 12th: "Kiwi fans full of praise for The Hobbit" 3News
December 12th: "'The Hobbit' Star Richard Armitage .... Nearly Missed Peter jackson's Audition, But he Doesn't mind Retiring Now" Huffington Post.co.uk
December 12th: "'The Hobbit': Richard Armitage finds Thorin Oakenshield in 'Macbeth'" Hero Complex. LATimes.
December 12th: "Cate Blanchett leads the glamour in floorlength white gown" The Hobbit London Premiere. Mail Online.
December 12th: "Flying solo: Prince William attends Hobbit premiere without Kate" London evening Standard
December 12th: Statement from Sir Ian McKellen on his blog.
December 12th: Video: "The Hobbit: Martin Freeman on Bilbo Baggins and global fame" Telegraph.co.uk
DECEMBER 13th: Release date for 'The Hobbit" An Unexpected Journey" in New Zealand.
December 13th: "Ian McKellen almost gave up role of Gandalf in The Hobbit" News.com.au
December 13th: "The Hobbit sets Opening Day Record" The New Zealand Herald
December 13th: "Stars attend Hobbit royal premiere" 7News
December 13th: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - video interviews" The Guardian
December 13th: "The Hobbit's Visual Effects Supervisor Talks Gollum's Makeover And James Cameron's Input on 48 fps" Cinema BBlend.com
December 13th: "Exclusive interview with The Hobbit's Aidan Turner - VIDEO" IrishCentral
December 13th: "The Hobbit's Andy Serkis: "Gollum looks very hot - he has a good comb-over"" Radio Times.
December 13th: "Royd Tolkien: Hobbit creator's great-grandson proud of film" BBC News
December 13th: "Web Exclusive: Thorin Oakenshiels Discusses The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey .." Reelz.com
December 13th: "Box Office Report: Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit' Grosses $11.2 Million Wednesday Overseas" The Hollywood Reporter.
December 13th: "The Hobbit: Peter Jackson talks Ian McKellenand the next two films" CBS News
December 13th: "Peter Jackson explains Why you Should See The Hobbit In 48fps" Cinema Blend
December 13th: "'The Hobbit' is one film to rule them all at box office" Los Angeles Times
December 13th: "Richard Armitage embarks on 'journey' to stardom" The Boston Herald
December 14th: "The Hobbit: why Bilbo could beat the critics" The Telegraph.co.uk
December 14th: "Peter Jackson's Hobbit is Shire magic" The Sun
December 14th: "Richard Armitage is The Hobbit's very tall dwarf" The Star.com
December 14th: "Richard Armitage on The Hobbit, beard grooming and dwarf workouts" GQ Magazine.
December 14th: "EXCLUSIVE Hobbit Interviews Part 2: Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett, Aidan Turner and James Nesbitt" Entertainment. ie
December 14th: "Behind the scenes of An Unexpected Journey" Thanks to TheOneRing.net and tribute.ca
December 14th: "NZ Hobbit box office best ever for a non-holiday Wednesday" TheOneRing.net
December 14th: The Hobbit Production Video #10 on Peter Jackson's Facebook
December 14th: "Box office update: 'The Hobbit' earns $13.0 million at midnight showings" EW.com
December 14th: "Peter Jackson On His Cameo" EmpireOnline
December 14th: "In their own words: Peter, Philippa & Joe" Q&A from interviews in New York. Thanks to Maegwen over at TheOneRing.net
December 14th: "Wreck-it, Richard: Giving voice to Thorin Oakenshield" Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
December 14th: "'The Hobbit' star Ian McKellen's wizard problems" Movies.yahoo.com
December 14th: "The Hobbit Box Office: Film Grosses $13 Million at Midnight; Off on the Right Foot" EOnline.com
December 14th: "Video Clip: Give Him The Contract" TheHobbitBlog
December 14th: "Friday Report: 'The Hobbit' Steals $37.5 Million" Box Office Mojo
December 15th: "'The Hobbit' breaks a box office record" SkyNews.
December 15th: "Critics Um, But Audiences in Awe - "the Hobbit' Wins Huge Opening And High Ratings" Forbes.com
December 15th: "Ian McKellen talks 'The Hobbit' fundraising in New Zealand after earthquake" On The Red Carpet.com
December 15th: "Video: Behind the Sounds Of The Hobbit" Bleedingcool.com
December 15th: "Box Office Report: 'The Hobbit' Tops Friday with $37.5 Million, a December Best" Hollywood Reporter
December 15th: "'The Hobbit' 'Lincoln' make Oscar makeup shortlist .." Chicago Tribune
December 15th: "EXCLUSIVE: HOBBIT'S EFFECTS MAGIC" Video from WatchTheDaily
December 16th: "Hobbit Film sets December record in U.S., Canada debut" Reuters
December 16th: "Hobbit Premiere Party and the Giving season" TheOneRing.net
December 16th: "Hobbit star Armitage finds a wee bit of fame" USAToday
Wk 23: Week beginning 17th December.
December 17th: "Peter Jackson on 'The Hobbit' and 'Lord of the Rings'" Video. Digital Spy
December 17th: "How precious: Hobbit sets record after North American debut" Sydney Morning Herald and Herald Sun
December 17th: "The Hobbit soundtrack: making the music of Middle-earth" Guardian.co.uk
December 17th: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey gives News reporter and daughter unexpected chance to try out performance capture technology" (At Weta Digital studios). New York Daily News.
December 17th: VIDEO "The Hobbit's Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis on an unexpectedly fun journey" STV Entertainment
December 17th: "Martin Freeman And Richard Armitage Talk 'naughtiness' And 'P*** - taking On 'The Hobbit" Set" VIDEO Entertainmentwise
December 17th: "'Hobbit' Martin Freeman on Bilbo's courage, moral code" Hero Complex. Los Angeles Times
December 18th: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected box office smash with $200 million global opening weekend". The Independent
December 18th: "Hobbit copies fly off shelves" Dominion Post
December 18th: "Should you see The Hobbit in 48fps?" cnet.com.au
December 18th: "The Hobbit's $2 million opening weekend" The New Zealand Herald
December 18th: "''The Hobbit': the Story behind Neil Finn's dwarvish end credit tune, 'Song of the Lonely Mountain'" Inside Movies.
December 18th: "'Hobbit' Screenwriter Philippa Boyens won't read The silmarillion again because It will 'Break my Heart'" Movieline
December 18th: "Peter Jackson and Martin Freeman on The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey: Video Interviews" TotalFilm
December 18th: "MAX 60 Seconds with Richard Armitage (The Hobbit)". (Interviewed by Martin Freeman). CINEMAX
MAX 60 Second with Martin Freeman (The Hobbit). (Interviewed by Richard Armitage). CINEMAX
18th December : HOBBIT PREMIERE IN AUSTRALIA (not that you would know ..... ).
December 18th: "The Hobbit - a philosophical review" The British Psychological Society
December 19th: "Richard Armitage and dwarves talk "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" Digital Spy.
December 19th: "Music in film: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" DenofGeek
December 20th: "The Hobbit heads to Afghanistan for Christmas" TVNZ
December 20th: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey hits no. 1 at UK box office" Metro News
December 20th: "What Dolby Atmos means to 'The Hobbit: AUJ'" TheOneRing.net
December 21st: "The Hobbit has highest earning opening week of the year" Entertainment News TVNZ
December 21st: "Cate Blanchett Interview Exclusive - The Hobbit" Vogue.com.UK
December 21st: "What Happens When Humans Go a-Hobbiting?" Dr Lynnette Porter Popmatters
December 22nd: "The Hobbit needed Cate Blanchett. says Ian McKellen" DigitalSpy
December 22nd: "Philippa Boyens Talks THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY. the Extended Edition, Deleted Scenes and More" Collider.com
December 23rd: "Foreign Box Office: 'The Hobbit' Holds No. 1 Overseas for Second Straight Weekend" The Hollywood Reporter
December 23rd: "Richard Armitage - Richard Armitage was a bossy dwarf" Contactmusic.com
December 23rd: "Kiwi catapults to Hollywood" New Zealand Herald
Wk 24: Week beginning 24th December.
December 24th: "Sir Peter Jackson - Peter Jackson loves 3D" Contactmusic.com
December 24th: "Martin Freeman And Benedict Cumberbatch Discuss THE HOBBIT: DESOLATION OF SMAUG" ComicBookMovie.com
December 24th: "The Hobbit dwarfs box office rivals" BBC News
December 24th: "The Hobbit surpasses $5 million at NZ box office" TVNZ
December 25th: VIDEO: "The Hobbit big drawcard at Cinema" Newcastle Herald
DECEMBER 26TH: OPENING TO PUBLIC IN AUSTRALIA. Finally!!! (IMAX in Sydney and Melbourne. Greater Union Cinemas, Reading Cinemas).
December 26th: "Inside the Production Design of The Hobbit" New York Times.
December 26th: "Richard Armitage dishes on Battle of Five Armies in 'The Hobbit'" Aceshowbiz.com
December 27th: "Humble Hobbit towers over the competition" Sydney Morning Herald
December 27th: "Hobbit runs rings around Boxing Day record" Sydney Morning Herald
December 27th: "Rain lifts big-screen ticket sales to blockbusters like Les Miserables and The Hobbit" News.com.au
December 27th: "The Hobbit earns $5.9 million on Boxing Day opening" HeraldSun
December 27th: "THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY Crossed $500 million Mark Worldwide" Collider.com
December 28th: "Peter Jackson refuses to take time off" Skynews.com
December 29th: "Joe Letteri ('The Hobbit' and more) talks Oscars and New Zealand summer" Pittsburgh Post Gazette
December 30th: "Connolly: No plans to read The Hobbit" This is Jersey
December 31st: "The Hobbit keeps box office crown for third week" 7News
December 31st: "The Hobbit cast discuss how they relaxed in New Zealand" BBC - Newsbeat
December 31st: "The Hobbit holds onto box office crown" BBC News
December 31st: "OSCARS: The Road To 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" Deadline.com
December 31st: "Around-the-World Roundup: 'Hobbit' Huge Again, Bond becomes Billionaire" Box Office Mojo.
The Hobbit grossed an estimated $106.5 million from 62 territories this weekend. Its biggest market was Australia, where it debuted to a massive $18.6 million. That's ahead of all three Lord of the Rings movies by a significant margin.