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Ralph Bakshi Remembers the Chaos and Thrill of Making His Cult Classic Lord of the Rings Film

Before Peter Jackson, there was Ralph Bakshi, who put together a wild, rotoscoped take on Lord of the Rings that became a cult classic and helped propel the series into the unending imagination of fans. Read More >>

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Tolkien’s Santa Fan Fiction Goes on Display

As well as pretending to be a dwarf and a few warriors, author JRR Tolkien spent a fair bit of his down time imaging a fictional universe based around Santa Claus for the benefit of his children. Read More >>

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Sort of New JRR Tolkien Book Published Today

A new-ish book by original fantasy lord JRR Tolkien is published today, one that gives fans a fresh look at a part of his immense background collection work The Silmarillion. Read More >>

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There’s Going to Be a New Tolkien Middle-Earth Book That Isn’t Actually New at All

In 2017, you will finally be able to buy a copy of Beren and Lúthien, a story of old Middle-earth, written by none other than J.R.R. Tolkien himself. Or, you could go buy one of half a dozen already published books that the story appears in later today. Your call! Read More >>

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70-Year-Old Tolkien Poem to Be Republished, Will Probably Make You Cry

Just because J.R.R. Tolkien has been dead since 1973 doesn’t mean he can’t still continue to publish work. So of course, after two of his poems were foundearlier this year, we’re set to get another poem. Read More >>

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This Papier Mâché Smaug Would Bring a Tear to Tolkien’s Eye

Benedict Cumberbatch might have moved on to bigger and more problematic things, but papier mâché artist Dan Reeder has been fielding requests for the greediest of dragons since the first Hobbit movie. Now, he’s finally delivering. Read More >>

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Watch Seven Whole-Minutes of The Hobbit Right Now

The latest Tolkien epic to be turned into a movie, The Hobbit, isn't set to be released until December 13th in the UK, but who cares? You can see seven-whole-minutes of the thing right here, right now. Read More >>

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The Latest Hobbit Trailer Looks Like Lord of the Rings Hit With a Shrink-O-Ray

We already know the Hobbit is going to be split into not just two films, but three, and that part one, An Unexpected Journey, will be out just before Christmas. But now we know it'll be like Lord of the Rings only pint-sized. Well, in height at least, it'll probably still be way too long just like its older brothers. Read More >>

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One Does Not Simply Walk Barefoot Into Mordor With These Hobbit Slippers

Hobbit slippers, it's a fairly simple idea yet we're just really seeing them now nearly 11 years after Hobbits first graced the big screen during The Fellowship of The Ring. Now you can transform your feet into something with such impressive hair it would make Bigfoot jealous, all for only £30-odd all-in, thanks to the great minds at Think Geek. Read More >>

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The Hobbit Will Be Made Into Three Films as Peter Jackson Milks the Cash Cow Even More

Well, here's a bit of blatant money grubbing. Peter Jackson's announced that The Hobbit will be extended into a trilogy. That's just one book, spread into three separate films. By that maths, surely the Lord of the Rings should have been nine films? Read More >>

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“Unoriginal Bastard” Tolkien Rips Off Harry Potter… Again!

Ever noticed the similarities between The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter? IMDb commenter brian__007 did and came to a startling realisation. Tolkien totally ripped off Rowling and not only that, the "bastard's" at it again with The Hobbit, his latest "original" work. Read More >>