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See the colour difference between Desolation of Smaug trailer #1 and trailer #2

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Bard the Bowman.

Because there are a bunch of scenes shared scenes between the first Desolation of Smaug trailer, there’s the possibility of examining what Weta Digital has been up to in the intervening few months.

Ringer @arthur_os has done some nifty work to put selected scenes from the two trailers side-by-side so fellow fans can see it for themselves too.

“I’ve made a trailer comparison between the first and the second trailer of the hobbit DOS. There you can compare the quallity and CGI shots. A lot of colour correction was done.”

The colour-grading definitely seems warmer, particularly in the shots involving Azog, Thranduil and Bilbo. We just hope they don’t push it too far and run into the notorious Teal and Orange problem.

Azog seems more detailed and crisper, too. What do you think? (more…)

Posted in Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Trailer

Here are 10 stunning animated GIFs from the Hobbit trailer!

Thorin_Oakenshield Our good friends over at The Hobbit Movies Google-plus blog have been busily converting some of the cool scenes from the trailer for Desolation of Smaug into neat little animated GIFs. We liked them so much, we thought we’d reshare them for you!

So if you’d like an image animation of bear-Beorn chasing the Company, of blasts of scary dragonflame or Thorin Oakenshield in all his majesty, read on! (more…)

Posted in Fans, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Trailer

In case you haven’t seen the trailer yet, let these lovely gents introduce it to you!

As if we weren’t excited enough about the new The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug trailer, there are some lovely chaps who’d like to share the anticipation with us. The delightful Stephen Fry would like to show you the trailer:

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Posted in Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Stephen Fry, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Trailer

Five things we loved about the second The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug trailer

Thorin_Oakenshield Earlier today, the second (third, if you count the abbreviated international trailer shown in some regions) trailer for the Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug debuted internationally.

If you haven’t already seen it, you can check it out here. If you have, then here’s five things that we particularly loved about this trailer. Have a read, then let us know whether you agree? What were your favourite moments?

Dragonfire and ruin. That is what you will bring upon us! He cannot see beyond his own desire! Bard the Bowman

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Posted in Green Books, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Trailer

The trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is here!

Thorin_Oakenshield Moments ago, the new trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug went live on the internet.

The details? No full shot of Smaug, but a lot of glimpes! And a hint of Bilbo riddling with the dragon. “Smaug the Stupendous!” No Beorn in human form, but was that him as a bear? We also have Bard, The Eye of Sauron and an army of orcs!

Thranduil offering help to the Thorin and company, and telling Tauriel not to encourage the affections of Legolas. Gosh, won’t that cause a stir?

“We have been blind and in our blindness our Enemy has returned.” Gandalf the Grey.

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Posted in Headlines, Hobbit Movie, MGM, New Line Cinema, Studios, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Trailer, Warner Bros.

Orlando Bloom and Ian McKellen on TODAY show tomorrow, Tuesday

ian mckellenThe excitement just keeps coming! Sir Ian McKellen just tweeted as follows:

Time to set those DVRs, and catch Gandalf and Legolas on tv before you watch the latest trailer!

Posted in Events, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Television, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Trailer

Alberta Film Ratings lists new 2:23 minute Hobbit trailer!

Hobbit-DOS-key-art-poster We’d heard and reported the rumours that the next Hobbit trailer was coming soon — probably next week, and probably attached to Gravity. Looks like those guess and rumours could be on the money!

That’s because the Alberta Film Ratings website, which lists trailers before they appear in US theaters, has just today listed the details for trailer #2 for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. (more…)

Posted in Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie Rumors, Rumors Spy News, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Trailer

New Hobbit trailer to debut at the start of October

desolation of smaug poster Various sources are indicating that the next trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will debut in very early October, and that it will be attached to the Warner Bros. film Gravity.

A first-time source of unconfirmed reliability tells TheOneRing.net that “Hobbit fans would be inclined to see Gravity.” (more…)

Posted in Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie Rumors, Rumors Spy News, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Trailer

What Smaug might look like – a concept

Continuing the speculation of what Smaug will look like in The Hobbit:  The Desolation of Smaug, 13 year old Ringer Manuel sent us his vision of what Smaug will be, based on the glimpses we’ve had so far.

 

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Posted in Benedict Cumberbatch, Creations, Fans, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, TheOneRing.net Community, Trailer, Uncategorized

Deciphering the plot of The Desolation of Smaug

Gandalf How will The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug unfold. It’s the big question. How do all the threads fits together? What’s being changed? What’s being added that was never in Tolkien’s text of The Hobbit?

Here, Ringer Captain Salt from the TORn messageboards attempts to put string together all the teasing hints that we’ve seen make their way onto the internet over the past 12-18 months.

Needless to say, this really is SPOILER country. If you don’t even want to know what the plot might be, don’t go here! (more…)

Posted in Green Books, Headlines, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie Rumors, Rumors Spy News, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Trailer

Ten ways TORn serves Tolkien and Lord of the Rings fandom

TORn logoBeginning last Saturday and running through to September 4, TheOneRing.net is hosting a Pledge Drive (see the banner at the top) as well as a bunch of auctions for some really cool memorabilia and collectibles.

The day-to-day operation of the website, and the events we host, require a lot more resources than when we first started nearly 15 years ago. We sometimes find it hard to ask our readers for the help we need to keep running, so we began discussing what it is that makes TheOneRing.net worth helping out. It started out as a search for the Top Ten Moments of TORn, but the list got so long because each staff member had their own idea of important moments in TORn history. Here, instead, is something more encompassing: Ten Ways TORn helps serve Tolkien and Lord of the Rings fandom (listed in no specific order).

And, if you enjoy what we do, consider a donation (no amount too small, because every bit does help!) to keep us running!

If you can’t, that’s fine as well — keep reading, commenting and contributing. Because TORn is as much you as it is us!

If you’ve ever sent in an article, submitted a photo or report, posted on our messageboards, visited our chat, or commented on our twitter, facebook or g+, you’re the reason TheOneRing.net is among the largest and most-respected pillars of the Tolkien community on the web.

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Compare the original DoS trailer and the LEGO DoS Trailer side-by-side

ThranduilVsLEGOThranduilOur friends over at Brotherhood Studios have sent us this side-by-side comparison of their cool LEGO DoS trailer and the original trailer.

Which is your favourite?  Tell us via disqus or share your thoughts on our Message Boards.

 

 

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Posted in Creations, Fans, Hobbit Movie, LEGO, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Trailer