It’s an interest of mine this previous year to work on an animated adaptation of The
Hobbit. That is, one directly based on Tolkien’s writings as word-for-word accurate
as we can possibly get it while still appealing to a modern audience. We’ve seen this
done a number of times throughout the years. But by 2025 or 2030, I want to
unleash a new take on it; to put one more on the list.
I’m basing designs and locations directly on Tolkien’s descriptions and on his own
artwork of his series. I want to stay as true to the book as it possibly can to honour
what he’s done for all of us and how he’s brought all of us perfect strangers together.
It’s been a pleasure getting to know the fans and what they look for in this specific
series as well as how they respond to adaptations of something this classic and
beloved. You’ve all been an enormous inspiration to me! I want now to move onto
a legitimate process behind this animated adaptation I’ve been seeking production
on. I want experts of Tolkien and that doesn’t mean some big Hollywood hotshot
with a push-broom moustache. It means YOU! I want fans who have devoted a
lot to the individual characters and to following the story line to help me accomplish
this. I’m hiring fans of Tolkien's works to help!
I want to call upon some of you, whether you’ve any actual qualifications making
movies or not, to help work on designs, artwork, and on character continuity. I also
call upon you to just be part of our private audience so you can review and critique
what we come up with. We meaning this artist team I’m hoping to establish between
us all. Who knows! If I like working with you, I can recruit you to work on more
projects with me in the future. Right now, this project is non-profit fan-project as we
do not hold any rights over Tolkien’s works. That means we won’t be paying anyone,
or asking for money, or making money off of this animation until and if we do get the
go ahead from Tolkien Estate. In which case, this could air in theatres, be purchasable
as a box set or play on television. If we do not get the green light, it will remain a fan-
project viewable on the web. Most importantly, it will be a project that we all came
together to produce on our own! I’m asking Tolkien fans to unite for something big!
This project is for the next generation of Tolkien adaptations; something that might not
be released for actual audiences to watch for five to ten years. Maybe fifteen, or as little
as just three. But the pre-production might last little more than a month or two. You can
sign on board this project and see it through in just a month! I’ll make more posts on this
account in the near future for this project along with concept art crediting everyone. You
can contact me via note, tumblr ask at fan-mail or email (this email here) if you want
to talk to me about the project. Now, let’s re-realize Middle-earth, shall we?
I’m asking All of you guys! Will you come with me, for fellowship?
Or just lend me your sword, your bow, and your axe? Please tell others!
Positions you can volunteer for. (No art degrees required.)