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Via the BBC:  Hobbit mania grips New Zealand as premiere held.

Not only am I looking forward to the movie, there is just something smile-inducing about “Hobbit mania” gripping New Zealand.

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  1. C. Clavin says:

    The Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed in New Zealand, correct?
    I imagine the Hobbit was as well?

  2. @C. Clavin: Yup.

  3. Budgie93 says:

    This is a Hobbit/Lotr themed Air Safety video.

  4. Geek, Esq. says:

    We already have our tickets. Hoping for a cameo by Tom Bombadil.

  5. PJ says:

    @Steve Taylor:

    Not only am I looking forward to the movie

    Not sure if you know, but there will be three movies.

  6. @Budgie93: Indeed, yes. I am looking forward to all three!

  7. J-Dub says:

    Already got my ticket for Dec 14th.