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2012-06-12 06:23:47

BURBANK, Calif., June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With an impressive marquee line-up--anchored by three tent-pole films, and highlighted by pop-classic favorites, diverse animated fare and the global expansion of its themed entertainment business--Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) brings unmatched content support to this year's Licensing International Expo, offering a rich portfolio of entertainment properties for fans around the world. A powerhouse roster of partners and a myriad of...

2011-12-21 12:28:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fans of Middle-earth had their first taste of the stunning New Zealand scenery that will be featured in the upcoming film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey today, with the first trailer previewing the December 2012 theatrical release. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111221/LA26429) The soaring mountains, lakes, rivers and plains that first caught the attention of the movie-going public in The Lord of the...

2011-12-16 08:00:00

BILLUND, Denmark and BURBANK, Calif., Dec. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Warner Bros. Consumer Products and The LEGO Group announced today a partnership that awards the world's leading construction toy brand exclusive rights to develop build-and-play construction sets based on THE LORD OF THE RINGS(TM) trilogy and the two films based on THE HOBBIT(TM). The multi-year licensing agreement grants access to the library of characters, settings, and stories for THE LORD OF THE RINGS property, as well...

2009-09-11 14:30:00

ANAHEIM, Calif., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Walt Disney Studios, in collaboration with acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro ("Pan's Labyrinth," "The Hobbit"), is launching a new production label called Disney Double Dare You (DDY), to create new animated films full of chills and thrills for audiences of all ages, it was announced today at the D23 Expo by Dick Cook, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios. All films will be produced under the guidance of del Toro, who originated...

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2009-09-08 14:19:57

The Tolkien Trust, New Line Cinema and HarperCollins said Tuesday they have settled a U.S. lawsuit pertaining to The Lord of the Rings films. The blockbusters are based on J.R.R. Tolkien's classic fantasy novels. The claim was filed in February 2008. HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. and the trustees of the J.R.R. Tolkien Estate were co-plaintiffs in the claim, which concerned their participation interest in the Lord of the Rings films -- The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return...

2009-09-08 11:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tolkien Trust (a UK registered charity), New Line Cinema, and HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. have resolved the lawsuit relating to the "Lord of the Rings" films. The claim was filed in February of last year. HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. and the trustees of the JRR Tolkien Estate were co-plaintiffs in the claim, which concerned plaintiffs' participation interest in the "Lord of the Rings" films released between 2001 and 2003. The precise terms of...

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2009-06-15 07:25:13

Nigerian-born Australian actor Hugo Weaving has been cast in The Hobbit movies, the two films' director Guillermo del Toro said. EW.com reported del Toro confirmed Weaving's hiring to England's BBC Radio 5. The entertainment news station's Web site said Weaving will reprise his role of the Elven Lord Elrond from The Lord of the Rings blockbusters in the upcoming Hobbit flicks. The 49-year-old actor has also starred in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The Matrix trilogy and V...

2008-09-26 15:00:30

Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro said he is working on a series of vampire novels with crime writer Chuck Hogan. Del Toro's movies include "Pan's Labyrinth,""Hellboy,""Mimic" and "The Devil's Backbone." He is also set to direct two films based on "The Hobbit" and other works by J.R.R. Tolkien. Hogan's novels include "The Blood Artists,""The Killing Moon" and "Prince of Thieves." "Each book contains unique and surprising revelations about the history, physiology and lore of the...

2008-07-25 21:00:26

Tolkien fans may want to block out a chunk of time for this one - an outdoor marathon of director Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" series. Part of the Old Pasadena Film Festival, the free 9 1/ 2-hour, three-movie screening will begin at 8:30 p.m. today and conclude with a Hobbit breakfast at 6 a.m. Sunday. The trilogy will be shown at the One Colorado Courtyard development, 41 Hugus Alley. Chairs will be set up, but guests are invited to bring their own chairs and blankets, as well as...

2008-07-12 00:00:20

By >Bob Strauss Guillermo del Toro wants to clear a few things up about "The Hobbit." Rumors -- like the one that "Wanted" star James McAvoy has already been tapped to play Bilbo Baggins in the production that won't even start rolling for another two years -- have been burning up the Internet. And some about the the film prequel to J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" are even based on things del Toro may or may not have said. The latest came from a Los Angeles Film Festival talk last...