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  1. 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' First Trailer: Meet the Dragon (Video)

    10:54 am PDT 06/11/2013
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    Peter Jackson's second installment in the prequel trilogy hits theaters on Dec. 13. READ MORE

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  2. 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' First Poster Debuts

    11:12 am PDT 06/10/2013
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    Peter Jackson's second installment in the prequel trilogy hits theaters on Dec. 13. READ MORE

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  3. 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Trailer

    12:00 am PDT 06/10/2013
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    The second in a trilogy of films, 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage and Evangeline Lilly. READ MORE

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  4. 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Clip: This Is Our Fight

    12:00 am PDT 06/01/2013
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  5. 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Clip: Your World Will Burn

    12:00 am PDT 06/01/2013
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  6. 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Clip: Into The Barrels

    12:00 am PDT 06/01/2013
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  7. Peter Jackson Details His Desperate Obsession With Casting Martin Freeman in 'The Hobbit'

    2:24 pm PST 12/05/2012
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    The director said that he spent countless late nights watching Freeman on "Sherlock" and reworked his entire shoot to accommodate him. READ MORE

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  8. Peter Jackson, Ian McKellen Defend Making 'The Hobbit' a Trilogy

    11:38 am PST 12/05/2012
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    "Anyone who thinks Peter Jackson would fall for market forces around him rather than artistic integrity doesn’t know the guy or the body of his work," Sir Ian McKellen said. READ MORE

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  9. Sesame Street Sex Scandal, 'Hobbit' Animal Deaths and Returning 'Star Wars' Stars: THR Poll Results

    6:50 pm PST 12/04/2012
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    Poll findings reveal startlingly different opinions between young and old viewers regarding "The Hobbit", "Star Wars" reboots, and Sesame Street's fallen Elmo creator. READ MORE

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  10. Stephen Colbert Announces 'Hobbit Week,' Featuring Film's Stars

    7:40 am PST 11/30/2012
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    The "Colbert Report" host and avid Tolkien fan will have on his show the film's stars Martin Freeman, Andy Serkis and Ian McKellen, as well as Peter Jackson. READ MORE

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  11. What 'The Hobbit's 27 Animal Deaths Mean for Movies

    5:00 am PST 11/28/2012
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    Peter Jackson and Warner Bros. deny on-set troubles as the Humane Society pushes for oversight into what happens when the cameras stop rolling. READ MORE

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  12. 'Hobbit' Affair Still Rankles New Zealand Unions

    10:48 pm PST 11/27/2012
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    An attempt to unionize actors on the film boomeranged –- but now negotiations proceed between New Zealand producers and the country’s actors union. READ MORE

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

    4:55 pm PST 11/27/2012
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    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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  14. What the 'Hobbit' Animal Deaths Mean For Movies

    6:00 am PST 11/27/2012
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    THE REPORT: The CEO of one of the country's top animal-rights groups calls for reforms. READ MORE

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

    8:53 pm PST 11/24/2012
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    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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  16. PETA on 'Hobbit' Animal Abuse Charges: Wranglers' Concerns Were Ignored

    2:24 pm PST 11/21/2012
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    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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  17. Warner Bros. Responds to 'Hobbit' Animal Cruelty Allegations

    5:43 pm PST 11/20/2012
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    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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  18. 'The Hobbit': Two Animal Rights Groups Want Expanded Oversight in Wake of Deaths

    5:58 pm PST 11/19/2012
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    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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  19. Peter Jackson Denies 'Hobbit' Animal Claims

    12:20 pm PST 11/19/2012
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    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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  20. Wranglers: 'The Hobbit' Production Responsible for Up to 27 Animal Deaths

    9:37 am PST 11/19/2012
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    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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  21. MGM Suffers Third-Quarter Operating Loss But Bond, 'Hobbit' Raise Hopes

    6:07 pm PST 11/15/2012
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    UPDATED: The studio says it expects to see big results from "Skyfall" and "The Hobbit" in its balance sheets from the fourth quarter and early next year. READ MORE

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