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The Jig is up, April Fools day is now over

april-fools-day_GarfAs many of you might have guessed, there were a couple of stories posted today that were a few facts shy of truthfulness, courtesy of your very tricksy TORn staff on the occasion of April Fools Day. Currently, Warner Bros has no plans to move the release date of “The Hobbit: There and Back Again” to July 2015 or any other date, and no, Peter Jackson has not hired Leonard Nimoy to reprise his “Ballad of Bilbo Baggins” song for the closing credits. We also had a little fun over on the message boards, highlighted by this post by DanielLB. Turns out there were April Fools jokes all over the inter webs today, and even a few with actual advertising, such as the Cheeteau perfume, that smells like Cheetos. None for me, thank you very much. A quick google search should come up with some of the best, but this reporter rather liked the the PBS report on Dolphins shooting rainbows out of their beaks, or Westjet converting to Metric time and giving you a mathematical equation to figure out the time conversion. So if you were scratching your head, wondering if something we said was true or not, rest assured that the two stories mentioned above were not true, but the interview with Luke Evans and the spoiler analysis from Cinemacon were true. And if you would like a walk down memory lane to April Fools past, you can find them on the TORn Mathom-house Wiki.

And for anyone wondering why Garfield the Cat is being used here, the answer lies in my nickname.

Posted in ComicCon Rumos, Conventions, Director news, Fans, Fool, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie Rumors, Original TORn, Other Events, Parodies, Peter Jackson, Premieres, soundtrack, Studios, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, Warner Bros.

Leonard Nimoy confirmed to perform end credits song for The Hobbit: There and Back Again

PJNimoy It’s confirmed. It is most certainly not Enya. Instead, Leonard Nimoy, the world-famous actor who is perhaps best-known for his portrayal of Mr. Spock in Star Trek, will perform the end credits song for The Hobbit: There and Back Again.

The final film in The Hobbit trilogy might still be more than six months away, however we now know for certain that Nimoy will perform his cult song The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins over the film’s end credits.

This was an April Fool gag, and is not a true story. It is false, and all details have been invented. We hope that everyone enjoyed the joke.

While in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, women (Enya, Emilíana Torrini and Annie Lennox) performed each of the credits songs, Peter Jackson continues to employ male voices for The Hobbit. For An Unexpected Journey, the credits song was sung by Kiwi musician Neil Finn; on The Desolation of Smaug, it was the British singer Ed Sheeran. Now There and Back Again, will feature none other than Nimoy himself performing The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins. (more…)

Posted in Ed Sheeran, Fool, Hobbit Movie, Peter Jackson, soundtrack, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: There and Back Again

The Hobbit: There and Back Again release date pushed back to premiere at Comic-Con in July 2015

uploads_d08fee9f-5517-430c-9698-135855d7b943-the-hobbit-there-and-back-again In shocking news, Warner Bros. today announced that the release of The Hobbit: There And Back Again will be pushed back so the final film of Bilbo Baggins’ adventure can premiere at Comic-Con in July 2015. The new worldwide release date is July 29, 2015.

Premieres during Comic-Con International in San Diego are nothing new. “The 300” premiered in Petco Park a few years ago, heralded by bare-chested Spartans throughout the week-long convention. “Cowboys and Aliens” also held their premiere in San Diego during the convention, with DreamWorks booking an theater complex for the event.

This was an April Fool gag, and is not a true story. It is false, and all details have been invented. We hope that everyone enjoyed the joke.

Early details hint that Jackson and Warner Bros. are planning something on an even-larger scale: a massive week-long Middle-earth-themed carnival of events and activities that turn TABA’s debut into “the largest-ever world premiere of a film”. We’ve also noted that it sets Warner Bros. up for a strong one-two punch at the box office with the release of Pan just two weeks earlier.

Readers will, of course, recall that the date for The Hobbit: There And Back Again has, already been pushed back once from July to December 2014. I think we can all sincerely hope that this is the last shift in date for the film!

The official press release follows:

“The Hobbit: There and Back Again” to be released July 29, 2015 and will premiere at Comic-Con International

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Posted in Comic Rumors, ComicCon, Contests, Conventions, Events, Fans, Film Screenings, Fool, Headlines, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie Rumors, Meet Ups, MGM, New Line Cinema, Peter Jackson, Premieres, Studios, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, Warner Bros.

The DailyMash: Mordor Grand Prix announced

"People always say that one does not simply walk into Mordor. We want to show them that one in fact drives into Mordor."

“People always say that one does not simply walk into Mordor. We want to show them that one in fact drives into Mordor.”**

UK satire website The DailyMash has come up with this amusing take on the old “one does not simply walk into Mordor” chestnut. Enjoy!

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Posted in Fool, Lord of the Rings, Parodies

Fake moments in Comic-con Hall H – the 1970s LOTR and Hobbit

Screen Shot 2013-08-03 at 2.13.13 PMAfter seeing Geoff Boucher at Entertainment Weekly start a Twitter hashtag earlier this month called “Great Moments in Fake Hall H history” TORn staffer Justin wondered what a similar series based around The Hobbit animated movies of the ’70s would have looked like. Here are his thoughts.


 

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Posted in ComicCon, Conventions, Events, Fans, Fool, Hobbit Movie, Parodies, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Community, TORn TUESDAYS Live!

Another Taylor Swift parody: We are never ever beating Sauron together

Sometimes things just snowball.

So, in the name of procrastination and work avoidance, here’s another (our last, honest!) Tolkien-style parody of a Taylor Swift song. This time we’re riffing off a little tune (you may have heard of it) called We are never, ever getting back together.

This parody is 90% the sterling work of Barlichatter Elanesse — particularly the quite tricky verses. I just provided the backing vocals, as it were. (more…)

Posted in Barlimans, Creations, Fans, Fool, Lord of the Rings, LotR Books, LotR Movies

A Taylor Swift Tauriel (and Kili) parody: I thought hot dwarf

So, you’ve probably seen and heard Ian Walters’ hilarious filk Gollum-style parody of the Taylor Swift hit I Knew You Were Trouble. If you haven’t go here — it’s superb.

Then I began thinking about Tauriel… and Kili. And those rumours. So, of course, having too much time on my hands and an over-active mind, I started toying with some concepts to see if something might fit the rhyming structure.

Turns out, it kinda does. I call it I thought hot dwarf, and … well … enjoy … or something. Oh, and mad props to TORn Barlichatter Elanesse for the moral support and extra ideas. (more…)

Posted in Barliman News, Fans, Fool

Press Release: Disney to Acquire Middle-earth Enterprises

Whether it was the photoshopped image of JRR Tolkien signing a document, many years after his passing, or the last line of this release, this was one of our 2013….

APRIL FOOLS

Global leader in high-quality family entertainment agrees to acquire world-renowned Middle-earth Enterprises, including THE LORD OF THE RINGS and THE HOBBIT franchises.

Acquisition continues Disney’s strategic focus on creating and monetizing the world’s best branded content, innovative technology and global growth to drive long-term shareholder value.

Middle-earth Enterprises to join company’s global portfolio of world class brands including Disney, ESPN, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and ABC.

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN TO MIDDLE-EARTH feature animated  film targeted for release in 2016.

Tolkien Signs Deal with Disney

Burbank, CA and Berkeley, CA, April 1, 2013 – Continuing its strategy of delivering exceptional creative content to audiences around the world, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) has agreed to acquire Middle-earth Enterprises in a stock and cash transaction. Middle-earth Enterprises, formerly known as Tolkien Enterprises, is a division of The Saul Zaentz Company, headquartered in Berkeley, California.

Under the terms of the agreement, the transaction value is $10 billion (US). The final consideration will be subject to customary post-closing balance sheet adjustments.

“Middle-earth Enterprises reflects the extraordinary passion, vision, and storytelling of JRR Tolkien, the greatest author of the 20th century,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company. “This transaction combines a world-class portfolio of content, with Disney’s unique and unparalleled creativity across multiple platforms, businesses, and markets to generate sustained growth and drive significant long-term value.”

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Posted in Christopher Tolkien, Events, Fool, Hobbit Movie, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Other Tolkien books, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Announcements, TheOneRing.net Community, Tolkien

Peter Jackson planning novelisation of The Hobbit

ANDREW GORRIE/The Dominion Post Kiwi satire website The Civilian pokes some fun at Peter Jackson, envisioning a scenario where the three Hobbit screenwriters plan to novelise the three Hobbit films.

 

AWARD-WINNING New Zealand director Peter Jackson has said he’s considering a novel adaptation of his popular film trilogy The Hobbit.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first film in the series, was released late last year to widespread popularity, grossing more than $1,000,000,000 worldwide at the box office. That success has inspired Jackson – who was reportedly “captivated” by his story – to make it available in other mediums. (more…)

Posted in Fool, Fran Walsh, Hobbit Movie, Peter Jackson, The Hobbit

MotionPicturesComics.com spoofs The Hobbit

Comic writer and artist Josh Edelglass has recently published a series of a dozen or so spoof and parody comics of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey over on his website. They’re really rather clever — go check them out. Just click the comic below to see the rest.

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Posted in Creations, Fans, Fool, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit

Parody: The Lord of the Rings “honestly told”

Via Ringer CanadianLOTR: Made in honour of the release of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”, screenjunkies Honest Trailers has taken on all three Lord of the Rings movies and told what they honestly believe they are. (more…)

Posted in Creations, Fans, Fool, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies

Parody: listen to the Hilltop Hobbits

Hobbit parodies must be the new black. Here’s a new one, this time of I Love It, a tune by Australian Hip Hop outfit Hilltop Hoods. Director Alex Gabbott tells us he and his crew spent two months making the video, with a solid three weeks spent on on digital effects. They also enlisted the help of a few YouTube celebrities, and Stephen Hunter (that’s the actor who plays Bombur) has seen it as well. (more…)

Posted in Fans, Fool, The Hobbit