News for Feb. 06, 2001
Fellowship of the Ring Reading Group Live Chats to Begin
2/06/01, 11:08 pm EST - Tookish
More details here. It's the Tolkien reading group you've always wanted... from now right up to the Fellowship's movie debut in December... with all the comforts of your own little smial... First timers welcome!
Mudslinging at distant locations
2/06/01, 9:15 pm EST - Tehanu
It's heartwarming to watch a little story grow from a tiny seed to a, well, a slightly larger growth transplanted halfway around the world. (More)
New Foxtrot Comic
2/06/01, 7:02 pm EST - Xoanon
Toy Fair Flyer
2/06/01, 6:57 pm EST - Xoanon
Here's the official press release from Games Workshop, regarding their upcoming Lot game (check out the cool picture of Saruman!).
This was handed out at Games Workshop's stand at this year's Nürnberg toy fair in Germany. [More]
Samwise Talks 'Lord of the Rings'
2/06/01, 1:34 pm EST - Xoanon
LotR Trailer on 'The Big Breakfast' in the UK
2/06/01, 11:31 am EST - Xoanon
Monday morning (5th Feb 2001), the LotR trailer was shown in full on Channel 4's 'The Big Breakfast' in the UK.
The presenters added a few remarks on the fact that it was expected to break all box office records and a joke that the public should be careful, because the films may be, "hobbit forming!"
LotR and Barnes and Noble
2/06/01, 11:29 am EST - Xoanon
"Also in our Bookstore: Gear up for the epic movie adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings with a deluxe Millennium Edition box set of the trilogy."
Thanks to Daddy Twofoot for the info!
LotR Toy News
2/06/01, 8:29 am EST - Calisuri
Today, Saint sends us news that the next issue of ToyFare Magazine will have the first images of these toys. He also sends a long a link to StarWars.com where we can see what this scanning technology can produce! Check out the great model of Christopher Lee! [More]
News for Feb. 05, 2001
Vote for Gollum!
2/05/01, 8:42 pm EST - Xoanon
He may seem like a pathetic, pitiful psychopath who likes to refer to his Ring as "my precious," but he's a wily one when it comes to riddles. If you guess right, you're home free. If you guess wrong, you're dinner. His opponents had better know how to use their minds as well as their fists.
You can decide his fate and with each vote, you are eligible to WIN the coveted UnderGround Mother Lode, including a Sony AIBO, iMAC DV+, a Dig Dug vintage arcade machine and more! The more times you vote, the more points you'll score. [More]
Rings travel plans stir epic debate
2/05/01, 8:39 pm EST - Xoanon
For those who like to skip straight to the last page, Wellington city councillor Mary Varnham will accompany Mayor Mark Blumsky to New York this month at a cost to ratepayers of about $14,250. [More]
Saruman the White Speaks!
2/05/01, 9:27 am EST - Calisuri
"Searching for the Hobbit" announces changes
2/05/01, 3:51 am EST - Tehanu
News for Feb. 04, 2001
Fan Art Gallery Update
2/04/01, 11:42 am EST - Calisuri
Check out the full gallery. [More]
News for Feb. 03, 2001
Helpful Hint for the QuickTime Trailer
2/03/01, 10:41 pm EST - Jincey
Teaser on TV
2/03/01, 8:38 pm EST - Tookish
Pippin Took: E! channel is showing the trailer uncut all weekend on their "Coming Attractions" show. Woohoo!!
It's a JOKE people!!!
2/03/01, 8:18 pm EST - Tookish
But I do love the image of hobbits on Animal Planet... "This here Watcher in the Water is one of the deadliest creatures known in Middle-earth..."
Apple Gives Us Mother's Milk
2/03/01, 3:07 am EST - Xoanon
I was checking out the apple website and I noticed they have the NEW trailer available to view in different sizes, plus they have some icards!!!! Check it out!!
News for Feb. 02, 2001
Andy Serkis Talks LOTR
2/02/01, 2:27 pm EST - Xoanon
"I think the great thing about Gollum is he is the point of human contact on what the ring does to you," ..."He's very much a case of 'There but for the grace of God'." [More]
Sideshow Toy & Weta Workshop Create Unique Partnership for New Line Cinema’s Lord of the Rings
2/02/01, 1:48 pm EST - Xoanon
Contact: Diane Kamahele
Domestic Sales / Public Relation
In what is surely one of the most creative theatrical licensing deals ever, Sideshow Toy of Westlake Village, CA has partnered with Weta Workshop of New Zealand to develop multiple lines of polystone collectibles based on the upcoming film trilogy, The Lord of the Rings. [More]
PJ on Irish TV3
2/02/01, 1:36 pm EST - Xoanon
Just to let you know that there was a lotr feature on TV3 News here in Ireland at the end of the program. It was about 5mins long and comprised theatre-quality shots from the new teaser mixed with an interview with Peter Jackson where he talked about finally finishing filming. He mentioned that he'd never do anything like it again and he said he was delighted that it would soon be "hitting the cinema screens."
Its Friday. How to be Unproductive at Work
2/02/01, 12:57 pm EST - Calisuri
BBC News - Hobbit soldiers 'not exploited'
2/02/01, 9:26 am EST - Calisuri
"The New Zealand army has rejected claims that it should not have used its soldiers to play hobbits or elves in the new film of novel Lord of the Rings" [More]
News for Feb. 01, 2001
Teaser Trailer Animated GIF
2/01/01, 3:44 pm EST - Calisuri
Cate Blanchett's eye is on the future
2/01/01, 10:07 am EST - Xoanon
For instance, a director might say complimentary things about his leading lady, but he'll stop short of declaring that she is the best actress in the world for fear of alienating other actresses with whom the director might work. [More]
Thanks to Hamish for the tip!
E! Online updates!
2/01/01, 12:02 am EST - Gamgee
News for Jan. 31, 2001
Soldiers' rates as film extras 'disgraceful'
1/31/01, 7:34 pm EST - Xoanon
TOY VAULT: Two New Middle-earth Figures Released
1/31/01, 5:23 pm EST - Xoanon
Frame by Frame Update
1/31/01, 11:18 am EST - Calisuri
Last Chance! Fan Art Contest 2001
1/31/01, 11:11 am EST - Calisuri
Blanchett may Chase 'the Dragon'
1/31/01, 9:58 am EST - Xoanon
Cast News: Bean makes the list.
1/31/01, 8:33 am EST - Calisuri
Check out the magazine clip in our scrapbook. [More]
1/31/01, 8:27 am EST - Calisuri
TV3 talks to Peter Jackson
1/31/01, 4:33 am EST - Tehanu