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In this photo taken Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, released by Air New Zealand, an image of the dragon Smaug from Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy is shown on the side of an Air New Zealand plane in Auckland, New Zealand. The image was unveiled to celebrate the premiere of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,"  which screens Monday in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Air New Zealand)

New Zealand airline reveals image of Hobbit dragon

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s national airline unveiled a giant image Monday of the dragon Smaug on one of its planes to celebrate the premiere of the second movie in the Hobbit trilogy. […]

12/01/2013

Ian McKellen as Gandalf in scene from movie "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." (Warner Bros. Ent./AP Photo)

‘The Hobbit’ stays atop box office for third week

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” continues to rule them all at the box office, staying on top for a third-straight week with nearly $33 million.

12/30/2012

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Programming Alert: “Hobbit Talk” on LA’s Morning News at 7:40am!

Penny Griego and Phil Hulett speak to Fandango’s Harry Medved about today’s release of the first installment in the “Hobbit” trilogy, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.” Tune in or stream at 7:40am to hear what fans think of the movie.

12/14/2012

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Super-clear format can puncture ‘Hobbit’ fantasy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One thought struck me as I watched the new “Hobbit” movie in the latest super-clear format: “The rain looks fake. It’s not hitting their faces!” That is just one consequence of Peter Jackson’s decision to shoot at a higher frame rate.

12/07/2012

Wranglers say 'Hobbit' animals died on unsafe farm

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) – Animal wranglers involved in the making of “The Hobbit” movie trilogy say the production company is responsible for the deaths of up to 27 animals, largely because they were kept […]

11/19/2012

Air New Zealand finds magic in hobbit safety video

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) – Perhaps hairy-footed hobbits can teach us all something about safety. Most regular travelers pay little attention to those snooze-inducing inflight safety videos. But Air New Zealand has found some magic […]

11/02/2012

New Zealand city renames itself 'The Middle of Middle-earth'

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) – The capital of New Zealand is billing itself as the capital of all things Hobbit. Wellington, New Zealand, will unofficially rename itself “The Middle of Middle-earth” for three weeks surrounding […]

10/08/2012

Director Peter Jackson unveils 'Hobbit' scenes

(AP) – Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” is preparing to leave the shire. The director of the Oscar-winning “Lord of the Rings” trilogy previewed 10 minutes of assorted footage Tuesday from his upcoming prequel. “The Hobbit: […]

04/25/2012