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Footage from The Hobbit released!

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Footage from The Hobbit released!

“Hobbit” fans! The first footage from “The Hobbit: Part One” has been released! The 10-minute footage (seen below) is chock-full of behind-the-scenes videos featuring stunt-work, cast introductions, set design, and more. And apparently, from what director Peter Jackson says in the beginning of the video, this footage is the first of several video blog posts.

Ironically, the footage reminds me a bit like the behind-the-scenes footage shot for the “Star Wars” prequels, what with showing the making of the swords, the stunt work, Jackson looking over designs and sketches, etc. But, unlike the “Star Wars” prequels, it feels like there’s tons more love going into this film. Everyone on set looks like they love being in the Land of Hobbits and Elves. And George Lucas didn’t have a Powhiri Welcoming Ceremony and a blessing of the soundstage. In short: the footage is going to get hardcore fans and casual fans alike very excited.

“The Hobbit: Part One” stars Martin Freeman, Sir Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Aiden Turner, Cate Blanchett, Saoirse Ronan, Elijah Wood, Richard Armitage, Rob Kazinsky, Graham McTavish, John Callen, Stephen Hunter, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, James Nesbitt, Adam Brown, Ken Stott, Sylvester McCoy, Mikael Persbrandt, Ryan Gage, Jed Brophy, William Kircher, Saoirse Ronan, and Bret McKenzie. It will be in theaters December 19, 2012.

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Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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