The Hobbit Has Mercilessly Shaved Most of the World’s Yaks

Peter Jackson’s newest Hobbit video blog barely has any actual footage, and it doesn’t have a lot of new details about the movies themselves, but if you’re interested in seeing how a movie project this massive gets done, it’s still fascinating stuff. In this installment, we’re treated to a ton of behind-the-scenes looks at the sets, a view of the SDCC attendees who got to view actual new Hobbit footage, some neat stats about how much material the Hobbit production used (e.g., yak hair) and a lot of end-of-principle photography goofiness and celebrations. Good stuff. Also: Did I forget Lee Pace is in this thing? Holy shit. Thranduil better bake somebody a pie!