Culling The Classics: The Hobbit

Column by Brian McGackin
Sifting through history, one classic at a time.
‘Lord of the Rings’ Parody — From Sesame Street!

‘Lord of the Rings’ Parody — From Sesame Street!

News by Dean Fetzer
Just in time for the launch of the new Hobbit movie, the kids program releases a version of Tolkien’s story, involving the Cookie Monster and Mount Crumb, rated "DG" for "delayed gratification".
Biopic of ‘Lord of the Rings’ Author J.R.R. Tolkien in the Pipeline

Biopic of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Author J.R.R. Tolkien in the Pipeline

News by Dean Fetzer
The Oxford and Cambridge Professor who wrote some of the worlds best-loved books and spawned a movie empire looks set to be the subject of his own film.
New Trailer for ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’

New Trailer for ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’

News by Dean Fetzer October 2, 2013
It doesn’t open until the 13th of December, but the hype for Peter Jackson’s new film is already building.
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug' Trailer

First Trailer for 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'

News by Dean Fetzer June 12, 2013
Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for the new Peter Jackson movie due in December - and it features a dragon!

The Blagger's Guide to J. R. R. Tolkien

Column by Cath Murphy December 21, 2012
Want to sound like a Tolkien expert without dressing up in a cloak and joining the local Middle-earth society? The Blagger's Guide gives you the trivia with none of the pain.

Scandalous! Five Ways in Which The Hobbit is Superior to The Lord of the Rings

Column by Rajan Khanna December 18, 2012
A look at some of the elements of J. R. R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' that are superior to 'The Lord of the Rings.'
Lord of The Rings gambling machines

Hobbit Producers Sued by Tolkien’s Estate for $80m Over Slot Machines

News by Dean Fetzer November 30, 2012
Alleging a breach of the contracts for Hobbit merchandise, J.R.R. Tolkien’s estate is suing the makers of the upcoming Hobbit movies.
Peta alleges 27 animals killed while making 'The Hobbit'

Hobbit Premiere Overshadowed by Protests and Allegations of Animal Cruelty

News by Dean Fetzer November 26, 2012
With the premiere of Peter Jackson’s 'The Hobbit' only a few weeks away, activists are planning to protest the movie over alleged animal deaths during production.
Professor banned from using ‘hobbit’ as title of lecture

Professor Banned From Using The Word ‘Hobbit’ In Title Of Lecture

News by Dean Fetzer October 31, 2012
Lecturer told he can’t use the word ‘hobbit’ to refer to a short race of early humans by Middle Earth Enterprises, who manage rights for Tolkien’s estate.
New Trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

New Trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

News by Benoît Lelièvre September 20, 2012
The new trailer for Peter Jackson's first Hobbit film is out!
The Hobbit Desolation of Smaug

And The Second Hobbit Film Shall Be Called...

News by Rob Hart September 4, 2012
Warner Bros. and MGM have revealed all three titles and release dates for the Hobbit movies.
Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit' to be a Trilogy

It's Official: Peter Jackson Is Delivering A Hobbit Trilogy

News by Rob Hart August 1, 2012
Originally slated to be two movies, director Peter Jackson has confirmed that his adaptation of 'The Hobbit' will now be stretched into three films.
Famous Literature-Inspired Buildings

Novel Architecture: Buildings Inspired By Classic Literature

News by Dave Reuss May 4, 2012
From the Hobbit Motel to the Alice in Wonderland Rabbit House, famous fiction has helped create some stunning structures.
Tolkien: Not A Fan Of Nazis

J.R.R. Tolkien: Not A Fan Of Nazis, Unearthed Letter Reveals

News by Rob Hart
A Berlin-based publisher wanted to translate and release 'The Hobbit'--and when they asked for proof of Tolkien's Aryan descent, the author wasn't too thrilled.
'The Hobbit' Trailer

First Trailer for Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit' Is Here!

News by Rob Hart December 21, 2011
Peter Jackson has returned to Middle Earth, and it is good. Here's your first look at the cinematic adaptation of JRR Tolkien's 'The Hobbit'.
Additional JRR Tolkien illustrations uncovered

Uncovered Tolkien Drawings Mark The 75th Anniversary Of "The Hobbit"

News by Rob Hart October 25, 2011
Just in time for the 75th anniversary of The Hobbit, HarperCollins has uncovered more than 100 additional drawings JRR Tolkien made.