UK Release Date for ‘The Hobbit’

TheOneRingNet (TORn) has confirmed the Brits don’t have to wait until the day after Christmas to see ‘The Hobbit.’ It had been erroneously reported by a news site and a blog in the UK that the release would not occur until Boxing Day, which was of course upsetting, and how patently unfair it would have been since most of the cast is British.

Some of you know that I have thrown in with the TORn staff to help report and write stories. I thank you for your support of me and hope you give support to TORn as well if you’re not already doing it. I also want to take this opportunity to confirm they are an extremely nice bunch with a great sense of humor and hard working as well. They are working feverishly on this Comic-Con event and will keep you posted in great detail as they will with all the news that’s coming in regard to ‘The Hobbit,’ and yes, Richard Armitage. :D

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Okay, so I published that picture again. Do you mind?

Scan courtesy of


  1. Mind? Naaaaaaahhhh. *giggles*

  2. I had no idea of your connection with TORn, but I will stay tuned!
    About the pic, I guess we’ll have to bear it with resignation

  3. EEE, I didn’t think anyone would mind. :D

    Virna, I’m just helping them out where I can. I really have been growing in my fascination with Tolkien and count myself a fan now. I’ve got much more to say on this later.

  4. Mind?? I have to tear myself away from it – and the one I printed off for myself! I put it into a page protector in case drooling should occur! *blushes*

    I’m so happy to hear that TH will also be released in the UK on the 14th! That is just as it should be, otherwise it certainly would have been unfair!

  5. Australia doesn’t get it until the26th. Waaaaaa!
    I think it is some aweful payback by the kiwis.:-| and despite the fact that we let the win at Rugby – all the time!
    BTW peeps – only joking here! Just a bit of cross Tasman ribbing:-)

  6. Where did you get that info, Beachbaby?

  7. I always thought it was the 14th until I read about the UK being the same as Australia on the 26th, which is obviously wrong now.
    I googled it and came up with the following:
    I really wish they would bring it forward, but it seems to be a tradition here to release big movies on Boxing Day, so maybe the cinema chains have had a say. Whatever the reason, I know I sound like a ten year old, but it sucks.

  8. I’m still not so sure the 26th is correct for Australia.

  9. TORn are listing the dates soon, so fingers crossed!!

  10. Oh dear, have just been over at RANet, looks like we will have to wait until the 26th down under. That’s nearly two weeks after the initial release. Only four countries are out of sync with the rest of the world: us, Poland, Iceland and Colombia. There’s no logic to it! Grrrrr!

  11. The site linked gives no firm source for their knowledge of Australia’s release date, and the MPDAA has not even announced it from what I can tell. So I’m still wondering if that’s correct.

  12. I’m quite content for it to be unconfirmed…means there’s still hope!!

  13. All the LOTR movies had a boxing day release date in Australia.

    Here’s the link for imax showing the 26th December release.

    Mind you the thought of The Hobbit on the biggest screen in the world, imax Sydney, is getting me excited.

  14. Beachbaby, I’m thinking my husband can treat me to imax in Melbourne for my birthday early in the year, even if I have already seen it locally!

  15. @Mezz. definitely!

  16. Woohoo, even if the world ends just before Christmas, we still get to see The Hobbit! :D


    …I’ll get me coat.

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