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  1. 'The Hobbit' World Premiering to Eager New Zealand Audience

    6:44 pm 11/27/2012

    As the New Zealand capital braces for the arrival of the eagerly awaited epic, director Peter Jackson lashes out at PETA at a press conference earlier in the day.Read more

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  2. 'The Hobbit' Producers Enlist Nielsen in Legal Fight Against 'Age of the Hobbits'

    1:53 pm 11/27/2012

    Warner Bros. pushes for a restraining order against an alleged trademark infringer by pointing to a study conducted about "Hobbit" confusion.Read more

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  3. Peter Jackson Unveils Final 'Hobbit' Behind-the-Scenes Blog (Video)

    8:33 pm 11/24/2012

    With the prequel slated for completion just two days before its New Zealand premiere, the director said "everyone’s working around the clock to get the film finished."Read more

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  4. PETA on 'Hobbit' Animal Abuse Charges: Wranglers' Concerns Were Ignored

    2:18 pm 11/21/2012

    In a statement, the advocacy group calls on director Peter Jackson to use computer-generated models instead of live animals: "He is the CGI master and has the ability to make the animals and other interesting creatures in his movies 100 percent CGI."Read more

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  5. 'The Hobbit' Will Premiere in High Frame Rates Using Christie Projection System

    9:01 am 11/21/2012

    Peter Jackson’s Epic is the first major Hollywood movie to be made at 48 frames per second.Read more

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  6. Warner Bros. Responds to 'Hobbit' Animal Cruelty Allegations

    5:32 pm 11/20/2012

    In a statement, the studio says it stands by director Peter Jackson and the trilogy's producers and notes that the story was spread by wranglers fired for cause more than a year ago.Read more

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  7. 'The Hobbit': Two Animal Rights Groups Want Expanded Oversight in Wake of Deaths

    5:55 pm 11/19/2012

    The American Humane Association wants to extend its jurisdiction over the movie, while PETA is planning protests at the premiere.Read more

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  8. Peter Jackson Denies 'Hobbit' Animal Claims

    11:24 am 11/19/2012

    UPDATED: In a statement, the trilogy's director and producers "completely reject" allegations that up to 27 animals perished after being mistreated on the New Zealand set.Read more

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  9. FEINBERG FORECAST: Updated Projections (With 13 Weeks Until the 85th Oscars)

    10:52 am 11/19/2012

    Long-awaited Oscar hopefuls "Les Miserables" and "Zero Dark Thirty" finally screened this week, and THR's awards analyst reveals their impact on the race.Read more

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  10. Wranglers: 'The Hobbit' Production Responsible for Up to 27 Animal Deaths

    9:36 am 11/19/2012

    Peter Jackson's spokesperson acknowledges that horses, goats, chickens and one sheep died at the farm near Wellington, New Zealand, where about 150 animals were housed for the trilogy -- but says some of the deaths were from natural causes. Read more

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