September 9, 2012
There And Back Again: Hobbit App Delivers
J.R.R. Tolkien and Lord of The Rings fans must surely be thrilled about the long-awaited The Hobbit trilogy by Peter Jackson, with Part I due out in theaters in December. But for those of you who cannot wait for December to arrive, you can get your hands on a new iOS app from New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
The new Hobbit Movies app allows users to explore Middle Earth like never before and experience the adventures from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Users can learn about Bilbo Baggins and his band of dwarves as they journey to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.
The app features exclusive artwork from the film and interactive galleries of characters, including the beloved Gandalf the Grey. Also featured is an interactive map of Middle Earth, 360-degree views of scenic locations and settings, a narrative and animated portraits. Users of the app also have access to Peter Jackson’s official production journals and bios.
The epic adventure of The Hobbit will take place over three films. The first, being released in December 2012, is titled “An Unexpected Journey.” The second movie comes out mid-2013 and is called “The Desolation of Smaug,” and title number three is “There and Back Again” and is due to hit theaters in early 2014.
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