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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Details

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Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) joins Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and a band of dwarves led by the brave Thorin (Richard Armitage) on a treacherous quest to reclaim their mountain home from the fierce dragon Smaug in this epic fantasy adventure adapted from J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved novel by the creative forces behind the J.R.R. Tolkien trilogy. Long before Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) made his arduous journey to Mordor, his brave uncle Bilbo embarked on an adventure for the ages. Bilbo's story gets under way when the great wizard Gandalf appears at his front gate with a most unusual offer. Displaced from their massive fortress in the Lonely Mountain by Smaug - a greedy dragon who coveted their gold - a community of noble dwarves were decimated by a surprise attack by monstrous orcs, whose dreaded leader the Pale Orc slew their king in a gruesome battle. Now, Thorin, the descendent of the king, is determined to reclaim his mountain kingdom for his people. Together with a fearless team of dwarves, Thorin and Gandalf recruit Bilbo to aid them in their quest since Hobbits have the unique ability to go undetected when they wish to. Before Bilbo, Gandalf, and the dwarves can reach The Lonely Mountain and defeat Smaug, however, they'll have to contend with trolls, goblins, stone giants, Gollum (Andy Serkis), and even the dreaded Pale Orc himself. Peter Jackson directs a screenplay he co-penned with Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Guillermo del Toro. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:December 14, 2012

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Joe Letteri Best Special Visual Effects 2012 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Joe Letteri Best Visual Effects 2012 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Michael Semanick Best Sound 2012 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Rick Findlater Best Makeup and Hair 2012 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Rick Findlater Best Makeup and Hair 2012 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Simon Bright Best Production Design 2012 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Richard Taylor Best Makeup and Hair 2012 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Michael Hedges Best Sound 2012 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Tony Johnson Best Sound 2012 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences R. Christopher White Best Visual Effects 2012 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences R.A. Vincent Best Production Design 2012 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Brent Burge Best Sound 2012 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Christopher Boyes Best Sound 2012 Nominee
Art Directors Guild Dan Hennah Best Art Direction in a Fantasy Film 2012 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Dan Hennah Best Production Design 2012 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Eric Saindon Best Special Visual Effects 2012 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Eric Saindon Best Visual Effects 2012 Nominee

Cast

Ian McKellen
as Gandalf
Martin Freeman
as Bilbo
Richard Armitage
as Thorin
Ken Stott
as Balin
Graham McTavish
as Dwalin
William Kircher
as Bifur
James Nesbitt
as Bofur
Stephen Hunter
as Bombur
Dean O'Gorman
as Fili
John Callen
as Oin
Jed Brophy
as Nori
Mark Hadlow
as Dori
Ian Holm
as Old Bilbo
Elijah Wood
as Frodo
Hugo Weaving
as Elrond
Cate Blanchett
as Galadriel
Christopher Lee
as Saruman
Andy Serkis
as Gollum
Sylvester McCoy
as Radagast
Barry Humphries
as Great Goblin
Jeffrey Thomas
as Thror
Lee Pace
as Thranduil
Manu Bennett
as Azog
Stephen Ure
as Fimbul
Timothy Bartlett
as Master Worrywart
William Kircher
as Tom Troll
Mark Hadlow
as Bert Troll
Bret McKenzie
as Lindir
Stephen Ure
as Grinnah
Kiran Shah
as Goblin Scribe
Benedict Cumberbatch
as Necromancer
Glenn Boswell
as Dwarf Miner
Thomas Robins
as Young Thrain

Crew

Peter Jackson
Director
Peter Jackson
Producer
Fran Walsh
Producer
Zane Weiner
Producer
Carolynne Cunningham
Producer
Peter Jackson
Screenwriter
Fran Walsh
Screenwriter
Guillermo del Toro
Screenwriter
Philippa Boyens
Screenwriter
J.R.R. Tolkien
Book Author
Andrew Lesnie
Cinematographer
Howard Shore
Composer (Music Score)
Jabez Olssen
Editor
Dan Hennah
Production Designer
Andy McLaren
Art Director
Simon Bright
Supervising Art Director
Brad Mill
Art Director
Philippa Boyens
Co-producer
Eileen Moran
Co-producer
Alan Horn
Executive Producer
Toby Emmerich
Executive Producer
Carolyn Blackwood
Executive Producer
Ken Kamins
Executive Producer
R.A. Vincent
Set Decorator
Simon Bright
Set Decorator
Richard Taylor
Costume Designer
Ann Maskrey
Costume Designer
David Farmer
Sound/Sound Designer
Dave Whitehead
Sound/Sound Designer
Carolynne Cunningham
First Assistant Director
Guillermo del Toro
Consultant/advisor
Cameron McLean
Camera Operator
Simon Harding
Camera Operator
Terry Notary
Choreography
Liz Mullane
Casting
Victoria Burrows
Casting
John Hubbard
Casting
Ann Robinson
Casting
Mark Hawthorne
Visual Effects Editor
Hayden Collow
Sound Effects Editor
Joe Letteri
Senior Visual Effects Supervisor
Michael Hedges
Re-Recording Mixer
Joshua Levinson
Post Production Supervisor
Eric Saindon
Visual Effects Supervisor
Zane Weiner
Unit Production Manager
Andy Serkis
Second Unit Director
Weta Workshop Ltd.
Creature Effects
Weta Workshop Ltd.
Makeup Special Effects
Glenn Boswell
Stunts Coordinator
Merrin Ruck
Visual Effects Coordinator
Christopher Boyes
Re-Recording Mixer
Michael Semanick
Re-Recording Mixer
Alan Lee
Conceptual Design
Brent Burge
Supervising Sound Editor
Victoria Sullivan
Script Supervisor
Neil Finn
Musical Performer
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