The Hobbit is finally greenlit!

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Looking forward to The Hobbit films

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Re: The Hobbit is finally greenlit!

Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:05 pm

I wondered that, too, Penners.

It's not as if Hwood is going to lose money over it. They're not selling iffy merchandise, etc.

Lawyers trying to justify their huge retainer, methinks.
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Re: The Hobbit is finally greenlit!

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:42 pm

Not just the movie companies though - The Tolkien Estate was itself royally screwed over by New Line when the Trilogy came out and they were tied up for years with trying to claw back profits lost through the small print on merchandising after the success of the films (so were Peter Jackson and the cast).

Consequently this new licensee has probably paid through the nose for the privilege of marketing Tolkiena and certainly anyone who uses images of Elijah Wood or any other cast member to promote their business IS infringing copyright quite badly so really this pub isn't quite so innocent as they make out - that IS exploiting general trademark/merchandising rights trading.

Last year The Tolkien Estate had an enormous purge on Zazzle and anything that mentioned Tolkien and especially Hobbit-related names and characters were taken off sale by the bots without exception if they so much mentioned anything that originated with Tolkien including names like Nazgul or Anduin or Mirkwood. I had a fair amount of merchandise that I had to go through and overhaul the wording before I could put them back up and I was one of the luckier people in that none of my range had artwork that featured landscapes or drawings featuring imagery derived from the films (lot of fanart with Mr Woods, Bloom and Mortenson and Ms. Blanchett and Tyler knocking around... :? ) so this time the merchandising is zipped up to the hilt. :angry-cussingblack:
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Re: The Hobbit is finally greenlit!

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:37 pm

Another blog from Peter Jackson.

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Re: The Hobbit is finally greenlit!

Postby michelanCello » Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:17 pm

Saw that one yesterday, loved it! Especially the end ;)
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Re: The Hobbit is finally greenlit!

Postby DaveC » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:30 am

michelanCello wrote:Saw that one yesterday, loved it! Especially the end ;)


Yeah I saw it yesterday and forgot to post it. Cheers Bouncy! :)

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Re: The Hobbit is finally greenlit!

Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:40 am

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Re: The Hobbit is finally greenlit!

Postby pip » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:43 am

The excitement .

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Re: The Hobbit is finally greenlit!

Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:46 am

Shut up and go change a nappy!
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Re: The Hobbit is finally greenlit!

Postby pip » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:55 am

Nearly fainted on one yesterday
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Re: The Hobbit is finally greenlit!

Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:07 am

Ick.

A bit whiffy was it?
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Re: The Hobbit is finally greenlit!

Postby pip » Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:42 am

A tad
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Re: The Hobbit is finally greenlit!

Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:44 am

My friend Mary, who has 2 sons of her own, and fostered shedloads more, can heartily recommend that, when baby is just starting to get to solids, you DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES give him or her Weetabix, unless you want the Mother of all Nappys to change. :shock:
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Re: The Hobbit is finally greenlit!

Postby pip » Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:51 pm

Sounds like a decent pice of advice :lol:
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Re: The Hobbit is finally greenlit!

Postby michelanCello » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:00 pm

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Re: The Hobbit is finally greenlit!

Postby spideyGirl » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:14 pm

Yeh I know, heard it today, better be good :shock:
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