The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Movie

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Who's Involved:

Guillermo del Toro, Orlando Bloom, Luke Evans, Cate Blanchett, Elijah Wood, Graham McTavish, Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Evangeline Lilly, Richard Armitage, Aidan Turner, Lee Pace, Andy Serkis, Ian McKellen, Hugo Weaving, Peter Jackson, Stephen Fry, Barry Humphries, Fran Walsh, Ken Stott, Bret McKenzie, Sylvester McCoy, Carolynne Cunningham, Phillippa Boyens, Mark Hadlow, Adam Brown, Ken Kamins, James Nesbitt, Conan Stevens, Philippa Boyens, Mikael Persbrandt, Peter Hambleton, Ryan Gage, Jed Brophy, Stephen Hunter, John Callen, William Kircher

Release Date:

Friday, December 14, 2012 (Nationwide)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 2 hrs, 50 m

Plot: What's the story about?

This prequel to The Lord of the Rings trilogy follows Bilbo Baggins, an upstanding member of the "little people,” on the hazardous journey with Gandalf the Grey. Together with 13 fortune-seeking dwarves, Bilbo Baggins will be swept out his door and into a dangerous but grand adventure through the Lonely Mountains, where he must contend against all manner of enemies, from dragons, to giant spiders, hostile elves, ravenous wolves, and – perhaps the most perilous of all – a subterranean creature named Gollum from whom Bilbo wins a magical ring (the ring that rules them all) in a riddling contest!

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Crew: Who's making The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

A look at the The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Peter Jackson last directed They Shall Not Grow Old and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. The film's writer Peter Jackson last wrote Mortal Engines and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.


Carolynne Cunningham
Peter Jackson
Fran Walsh

Production: What we know about The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Key Facts

  1. Director Peter Jackson began shooting the two films in New Zealand in 3D in mid-March (05-30-11).

Filming Timeline

On or about July 6, 2012, the film was in Completed status.

On or about December 21, 2011, the film was in Post-Production status.

On or about March 20, 2011, the film was in Production status.

Started filming in Wellington and secret locations around New Zealand.

On or about August 12, 2009, the film was in Pre-Production status.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Release Date: When was it released?

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was released in 2012 on Friday, December 14, 2012 (Nationwide release). There were 4 other movies released on the same date, including Any Day Now, Cheerful Weather for the Wedding and Save the Date. 3D/2D; IMAX

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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