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LEGO: The Hobbit is a series of brickfilms directed by Forrest Whaley; written by Mason Howerton, Forrest Whaley and Sean Willets; and animated by Sean Willets and Forrest Whaley. It comprises four films that are each told from the perspective of a different character from The Hobbit/The Lord of the Rings universe. The series was commissioned as part of the paid promotion for the video game LEGO The Hobbit.[1] Though the films are not directly based on this game specifically, they are presented as if they are footage from a video game, featuring a first-person perspective, a heads-up display, and menus. The four installments were released roughly weekly between May and June 2014.

Films

EP1: Bilbo Baggins (2014)

On Bilbo Baggins' birthday, Bilbo receives a quest from Gandalf.

Cast

  • Jordan Haro as Bilbo Baggins
  • Piotr Michael as Gandalf

Award nominations

Year Competition Category Result
2014 Bricks in Motion Awards Best Animation Nominated[2]

EP2: Thorin Oakenshield (2014)

Thorin Oakenshield battles the orc Azog and his troops.

Cast

  • Forrest Whaley as Thorin Oakenshield, Azog
  • Piotr Michael as Gandalf
  • Jordan Haro as Balin, Bilbo Baggins
  • Jake Blandina as Various dwarves
  • Jacob as Various dwarves

EP3: Legolas & Kili (2014)

Legolas and Kili make a wager to see who can kill ten orcs first.

Cast

  • Toby Dale as Legolas Greenleaf
  • Noah Howerton as Kili
  • Anna Brisbin as Tauriel

EP4: Gandalf (2014)

Gandalf journeys to rescue the captive Radagast.

Cast

  • Piotr Michael as Gandalf
  • Jordan Haro as Bilbo Baggins
  • Jacob as Radagast
  • Forrest Whaley as Azog, Bofur
  • Noah Howerton as Kili

Credits

  • Forrest Whaley - Director, Writer, Animator
  • Mason Howerton - Writer, Production assistant
  • Sean Willets - Animator, Co-writer of episodes 2 and 3
  • Jack Mohler - Additional still images
  • Blake Baer - Additional still images
  • Paul Trach - Additional still images (episode 2 only)
  • David Hall - Special thanks for lending LEGO bricks

Behind the scenes gallery

References

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