HBT3-fs-348347.DNG 2014. It heralded the final chapter of Thorin’s Company of 14. What better way to relive it than with a “Top 14” list!

TheOneRing on YouTube is full of videos from past and present — along with our weekly web series TORn Tuesday and Happy Hobbit. Check out some of our playlists and exclusive cast interviews! Throughout last year, we also brought you live video coverage from many events over at www.theonering.net/live (bookmark it)!

Here’s a playlist of 2014’s Top 14 most popular YouTube videos from TheOneRing.net.

Leading the way is our compilation vid of both Five Armies trailers. But there’s also analysis, plus interviews with Peter Jackson, Lee Pace, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, and more.

Or skip to an in-depth lore discussion of one of the video games of last year, Shadow of Mordor, enjoy a rare and exclusive chat with actress Zelda Williams (from The Legend of Korra), plus there’s Happy Hobbits, Hillywood Show, and Library Bards featuring Bonnie Baggins from ABC’s The Quest!

Editor’s bootnote: Justin wrote this up before the end of last year, but then it fell in the cracks of doom while yours truly was off skylarking and enjoying Xmas. I’ve belatedly resurrected it for everyone’s enjoyment.


TORn One Last Party campaign hits $162,000 with more than 1,000 pledges!

Our One Last Party fundraiser on Indiegogo has now raised more than $162,000 — we’re a little under $18,000 from our goal!

Seriously, we are so humbled by everyone’s support. More than 1,000 people have pledged and scores of people have reached out to donate items or their time to help our party fundraiser. You are all awesome!

If you’d like to join us at our a Party of Special Magnificence in Hollywood in February — a toast to all SIX Middle-earth movies, now is the time to pledge to our party campaign. Even if you can’t make it to Hollywood (or if you’ve already contributed), you can help out by retweeting or sharing our fundraiser across social media.

Pledges of $10 or more go into our draw to win a signed Battle of the Five Armies poster

Thanks to one very generous supporter who is keen to see the campaign reach its goal, we are able to give away this Battle of the Five Armies poster (see the picture below) signed at San Diego ComicCon by:

  • Dwalin — Graham McTavish
  • Gollum — Andy Serkis
  • Tauriel — Evangeline Lilly
  • Thranduil — Lee Pace
  • Legolas — Orlando Bloom
  • Bard — Luke Evans
  • Smaug — Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Frodo — Elijah Wood
  • Galadriel — Cate Blanchett

one last party botfa poster This poster (measuring 13′ by 20′), together with the holographic wristband that was needed to get it at SDCC, will be given away to one lucky supporter, chosen at random from all the pledges of $10 and above that we receive THIS WEEK (Monday 12th to Sunday 18th January).

The poster will only be given away IF we reach our goal! If we get to $180k by (or before!) the deadline on Sunday 18th, one name will be chosen at random to receive this amazing poster and wristband. Each new pledge of $10 or higher during this final week will be a separate entry into the draw; the more times you pledge, the more chances you have to win!

Visit our campaign page to see how you can help — so we can all celebrate Peter Jackson’s Middle-earth movies together!