The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey


2h 49m 2012

Brief Synopsis

Bilbo Baggins is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome Dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the Wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of 13 Dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild, through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins, Orcs and deadly Wargs, as well as a mysterious and sinister figure known only as the Necromancer. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the Goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever - Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of ingenuity and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum's "precious" ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities - a simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.

Film Details

Also Known As
De Hobbit: Een onverwachte reis, Der Hobbit : Eine unerwartete Reise, El hobbit: : Un viaje inesperado, Hobbit - Un Viaggio Inaspettato, Hobbit : Eine unerwartete Reise, Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Hobbit: Beklenmedik Yolculuk, Hobbit: Een onverwachte reis, Hobbit: Niezwykla podróz, Hobbit: Un voyage inattendu, Hobbit: en oväntad resa, The, Hobbiten: En uventet reise, Hobbitten: En uventet rejse, Hobit: Neocakávaná cesta, Hobit: Nepricakovano potovanje, Hobit:Neocekivano putovanje, Hobitas: nelaukta kelione, Hobits: Negaidits celojums, Hobitti - odottamaton matka, Le Hobbit : Un voyage inattendu, Le Hobbit: un voyage inattendu, Lo Hobbit - Un Viaggio Inaspettato, O Hobbit: Uma Jornada Inesperada, hobbit - Varatlan utazas, A, hobbit: : Un viaje inesperado
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adaptation
Adventure
Fantasy
Teens
Release Date
2012
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Matamata, New Zealand; Stone Street Studios, Wellington, New Zealand

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 49m

Synopsis

Bilbo Baggins is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome Dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the Wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of 13 Dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild, through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins, Orcs and deadly Wargs, as well as a mysterious and sinister figure known only as the Necromancer. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the Goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever - Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of ingenuity and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum's "precious" ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities - a simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.

Crew

Seb Abante

Photography

Tim Abbot

Props Handler

Cliff Abbott

Carpenter

David Abbott

Visual Effects

Finn Abbott

Greensman

John Aberdein

Software Engineer

Johan Aberg

Compositor

Natalie Abizadeh

Prosthetic Makeup

Gino Acevedo

Art Director

Holly Acton

Visual Effects

Charlotte Adams

Visual Effects

Lucy Adams

Wardrobe

Olivia M. Adams

Visual Effects

Taipua Adams

Props

Richard Addison-wood

Software Engineer

Glen Charles Adlam

Camera

Michael Aerni

Animator

Gerardo Aguilera

Visual Effects

Joel Ahie-drought

Visual Effects

Gustav Ahren

Modelmaker

Daniel Aird

Sculptor

Malcolm Aitchison

Software Engineer

Henry Aitken

Production

Matt Aitken

Visual Effects Supervisor

Jason Aldous

On-Line Editor

Neil Aldridge

Adr Editor

Tim Alexander

Software Engineer

Carrie Alford

Armourer

Laurent Alibo

Software Engineer

Anthony Allan

Concept Artist

Georgia Allen

Prosthetic Makeup

Jacqueline Allen

Set Decorator

Mark Edward Allen

Visual Effects

Ruben Allen

On-Set Dresser

Stan Alley

Visual Effects

Stephen Allison

Visual Effects

Jon Allitt

Visual Effects Supervisor

Sarah Allman

Production Assistant

Jan Althaus

Visual Effects

David Alve

Visual Effects

Svend Andersen

Software Engineer

Adam Anderson

Special Effects Technician

Dave Anderson

Engineer

Don Anderson

Production

Glenn Anderson

Software Engineer

Monica Anderson

Production Secretary

Ross Anderson

Special Effects Technician

Tracy Anderson

Medic

Paul Andreassend

Medic

Matthew Andrews

Lighting Technician

Nino Kristoffer C Aniceto

Animator

Joel Anscombe-smith

Sound

Karen Ansel

Visual Effects

Charles Anton

Construction

Warner Anton

Carpenter

Lucy Appleby

Production Coordinator

Matt Appleton

Props

Jane Apthorp

Visual Effects

Christine Arboit

Visual Effects

Ryan Arcus

Layout Artist

Philip Arditti

Other

Georgy Arevshatov

Visual Effects

Elisabeth Arko

Visual Effects

Yalda Armian

Production Manager

Richard Armitage

Song

Ben Armstrong

Animal Wrangler

Charlie Armstrong

Compositor

Dan Armstrong

Visual Effects

Shannon Armstrong

Production Assistant

Nicole Ashford

Camera

Kyle Ashley

Visual Effects

Daniel Ashton

Digital Effects Artist

Mia Askew

Visual Effects

Bob Askwith

Set Decorator

Mike Asquith

Visual Effects

Rebecca Asquith

Models

Richard Athorne

Visual Effects Designer

Mark Atkin

Stunt Double

Andrew Atkinson

Software Engineer

Chris Atkinson

Props

Kevin Atkinson

Software Engineer

Nicola Atkinson

Layout Artist

Rosalind Atkinson

Costumes

Ryan Attwood

Costumer

Jean-marie Aubry

Visual Effects

Cat Auburn

Visual Effects

Matthew Austin

Props

Yvonne Autridge

Visual Effects

Derrick Auyoung

Animation Director

Carl Ayala

Camera

Dan Ayling

Camera

Sergio Ayrosa

Compositor

Andrew Ayrton

Best Boy

Glen Ayrton

Lighting Technician

Jean Luc Azzis

Compositing Supervisor

John Bach

Stunt Double

Sindharmawan Bachtiar

Software Engineer

Amy Baer

Music Scoring Mixer

Rick Baer

Accountant

Tim Baier

Compositor

Sam Bailey

Assistant Camera

Sarah Bailey-harper

Art Department

Mike Bain

Visual Effects

Andrew Baker

Visual Effects Designer

Che Baker

Colorist

Grace Baker

Visual Effects

Jonathan Baker

Production Assistant

Leslie Baker

Visual Effects

Matthew Baker

Assistant Director

Simon Baker

Visual Effects

Robert Baldwin

Visual Effects

Saxon Ball

Lighting Technician

Michael Baltazar

Visual Effects

Sam Balzer

Camera

Danielle Baneham

Production Assistant

Marco Barbati

Modelmaker

Mark Barber

Visual Effects

Michele Barber

Makeup Artist

Jeeda Barford

Costumes

Simon Barker

Carpenter

Matt Barnett

Engineer

Tim Barnett

Construction

Emily Barr

Costumer

Benjamin Barraud

Art Director

Joshua Barraud

Assistant Art Director

Ned Barraud

Visual Effects

Phil Barrenger

Visual Effects

Jacob Barrow

Visual Effects

Louise Barry

Greensman

Bryan Bartlett

Compositor

Emma Bartlett

Production Coordinator

Ian Barwick

Gaffer

Sonia Bass

Camera

John Baster

Visual Effects

Trevor Bau

Stunt Double

Matt Bauckham

Stand-In

Jess Bauer

Swing Gang

Alice Baueris

Prosthetic Makeup

Cesar Rodriguez Bautista

Rotoscope Artist

David Bawel

Visual Effects

Patrick Baxter

Visual Effects

Scott Baxter

Rotoscope Artist

Bryn Bayliss

Rotoscope Artist

Steve Bayliss

Production

Daniel Bayona

Matte Painter

Hamish Beachman

Modelmaker

Michael Beard

Medic

Kim Beaton

Visual Effects

Brett Beattie

Stunt Performer

Brett Beattie

Stunt Double

Bonne Becconsall

Visual Effects

Donna Beck

Stunt Double

Kobi Beck

Sculptor

Uli Beck-schneider

Visual Effects

James Becker

Production

Kathleen Beeler

Visual Effects

Ray Beentjes

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Alexander Beere

Sculptor

Olivier Beierlein

Visual Effects

Laetitia Belen

Assistant Camera

Brittany Bell

Visual Effects

Hamish Bell

Visual Effects

Kevin Bell

Compositor

Susan Bell

Tutor

Gregory Bellis

Camera

Adrian Bennett

Propman

Dan Bennett

Visual Effects

James Bennett

Visual Effects

Matt Bennett

Stunt Performer

Stephen Bennett

Compositor

Wendy Benseman

Tailor

Grant Bensley

Production Manager

Michael Benton

Production Assistant

Nicola Benton

Casting Assistant

Jarl Benzon

Greensman

Saidou Bernabé

Visual Effects

Ricci-lee Berry

Makeup Artist

Alexander A B Berson

Rotoscope Artist

Teresa Berus

Software Engineer

Dan Best

Assistant Editor

Natalie Best

Visual Effects

Anneke Bester

Props

Jamie Beswarick

Visual Effects

Victoria Beynon-cole

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Pravin Bhat

Visual Effects

Shweta Bhatnagar

Layout Artist

Hannah Bianchini

Production Manager

Ian Bidgood

Visual Effects

Erik Bierens

Camera

Kris Bieringa

Visual Effects

Martine Bijker

Props

Renze Bijker

Art Department

Graham Binding

Animator

Mark Binnall

Key Grip

Alicia Bissinger

Compositor

Aaron Black

Visual Effects

Kathryn Jane Black

Visual Effects

Carolyn Blackwood

Executive Producer

Danielle Blake

Assistant Director

Helen Blake

Visual Effects

Film Details

Also Known As
De Hobbit: Een onverwachte reis, Der Hobbit : Eine unerwartete Reise, El hobbit: : Un viaje inesperado, Hobbit - Un Viaggio Inaspettato, Hobbit : Eine unerwartete Reise, Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Hobbit: Beklenmedik Yolculuk, Hobbit: Een onverwachte reis, Hobbit: Niezwykla podróz, Hobbit: Un voyage inattendu, Hobbit: en oväntad resa, The, Hobbiten: En uventet reise, Hobbitten: En uventet rejse, Hobit: Neocakávaná cesta, Hobit: Nepricakovano potovanje, Hobit:Neocekivano putovanje, Hobitas: nelaukta kelione, Hobits: Negaidits celojums, Hobitti - odottamaton matka, Le Hobbit : Un voyage inattendu, Le Hobbit: un voyage inattendu, Lo Hobbit - Un Viaggio Inaspettato, O Hobbit: Uma Jornada Inesperada, hobbit - Varatlan utazas, A, hobbit: : Un viaje inesperado
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adaptation
Adventure
Fantasy
Teens
Release Date
2012
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Matamata, New Zealand; Stone Street Studios, Wellington, New Zealand

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 49m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Wide Release in United States December 14, 2012

Released in United States on Video March 19, 2013

Based on the novel "The Hobbit" written by J.R.R. Tolkien published in 1937.

Guillermo Del Toro was previously attached to direct.

Production budget was previously estimated at $150 million per film.

Financial documents filed in New Zealand, where the three "Hobbit" movies were made, showed that production costs for all three films through March 2014 - eight months prior to the release of the final film in the trilogy - had reached 934 million New Zealand dollars ($745 million US), including filming and digital effects completed over several years. As of October 2014, these figures made the "Hobbit" films the most expensive trilogy ever.

The city of Wellington, New Zealand will host the world premiere of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," on November 28, 2012.

2nd block of shooting begins September 5th, 2011.

Wide Release in United States December 14, 2012 (4150+ )

Released in United States on Video March 19, 2013