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NeatoShop Contest Results: Life in the Year 2013

Tomorrow, we begin a new year! Last week, I asked Neatorama’s psychic readers to make predictions about life in the year 2013. Here are our three winners, along with their prizes: The Professor won our Micro-Max 19-in-1 multitool for this prediction: Apple accidentally patents the art of patent-trolling, creating a whirlwind of patent-trolls suing patent trolls. This [...]

Behind the Scenes of The Hobbit Post-Production

Readying a film for theatrical release is a lengthy process that involves completing special and visual effects, editing scenes together, and even creating sequences from scratch—so it’s no surprise that the process often goes down to the wire. With The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Peter Jackson and his crew are taking that to the extreme: [...]

The Hobbit In-Flight Safety Video

To make sure that you get there and back again safely, Air New Zealand – the official airline of Middle Earth, mind you – has released a new Hobbit-themed in-flight safety video. In this video, [...]

Hobbit coins to become legal tender

New Zealand is to release a series of ‘The Hobbit’ coins that will be considered legal tender. To commemorate the upcoming release of Peter Jackson’s …

The Hobbit, a Feature Length Movie Made by London Schoolboys

Suck it, Peter Jackson! A team of schoolboys from Tower House prep in southwest London have released their own feature-length version of The Hobbit: Seventy boys aged eight to 13 from Tower House School star in their [...]

Don’t Mess With The Hob-Bot

(YouTube Link) He’s come from the future to save the Shire’s past, one goofy looking Orc at a time. It seems folks are getting impatient waiting for Peter Jackson’s adaptation of The Hobbit to hit the big screen, so hopefully these ridiculous furry footed comedy videos will continue to hit the interwebs! –via Topless Robot

Totally Trippy Retro Animatic For The Hobbit

(YouTube Link) Way before Peter Jackson turned the works of Tolkien into an epic series of movies, before Rankin Bass presented us with an awesome animated version of the books, there was another animated version in the works. And by the looks of this animatic for The Hobbit, which was created by animator Gene Dietch in 1966, [...]

Behind The Scenes Of The Hobbit

(YouTube Link) Peter Jackson is such a visionary film director that he’s even changing the way movies are advertised to the public by releasing a video blog series which shows the making of his new J.R.R. Tolkien movie adaptation “The Hobbit”. He shows things that directors generally keep to themselves, like the process of filming 3d footage [...]

BEHOLD! Dwarves!

Photo Credit: WETA Workshops Chances are if you are a regular reader of Neatorama, you’ve already got your geek on and have seen this promotional still from the set of The Hobbit. Still–just in case. (And at least one of them are hot! Go figure. Why did this well-armed group need Bilbo again?) The first photograph [...]