The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring.
Director:

Peter Jackson

Stars:

Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott

The best ways in which to sum up my enthusiasm for the second installment of Peter Jackson’s prequel trilogy are: I can’t wait for Benedict Cumberbatch as the voice of Smaug … and … and … and I’ll be one step closer to taking in the brutal splendor of the Battle of Fives Armies in The Hobbit: There and Back Again (2014).
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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

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  • IMDb page: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
  • Genre: Adventure | Fantasy
  • Release Date: 13 December 2013 (USA)
  • Filming Location: New Zealand
  • Director: Peter Jackson
  • Stars: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage | See full cast and crew
  • Original Music By: Howard Shore   
  • Sound Mix: Dolby (Dolby Atmos)
  • Plot Keyword: Hobbit | Prequel And Sequel | Prequel | Sequel | Second Part

Writing Credits By:

  • Fran Walsh (screenplay) &
  • Philippa Boyens (screenplay) &
  • Peter Jackson (screenplay) &
  • Guillermo del Toro (screenplay)
  • J.R.R. Tolkien (novel "The Hobbit")

Known Trivia

  • Jed Brophy appears in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug as Nori. His son Sadwyn Brophy appeared as Eldarion in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
  • Robert Kazinsky was cast as Fili and had filmed a few scenes, but left the project and returned to England about a month after filming started due to personal reasons. He was replaced by Dean O’Gorman.
  • Both Ian Holm and Christopher Lee filmed their scenes at London’s Pinewood Studios because, due to reasons of health, neither were comfortable flying to New Zealand.
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and this film, its sequel, wrapped on July 6, 2012 after 266 days of principle photography.
  • Actress Sharon Oliphant spent three months in New Zealand in hopes of being casting for the films
  • Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch filmed their roles while on hiatus from Sherlock. Stephen Fry played Sherlock’s brother Mycroft in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, while Christopher Lee played Sherlock in Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady Sir Henry Baskerville in The Hound of the Baskervilles, and Mycroft Holmes in The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, which also featured Robert Stephens (Aragorn on BBC Radio) as Holmes.
  • Both Lee Pace (Thranduil) and Luke Evans have been the lead in a fantasy epic directed by Tarsem Singh.
  • Orlando Bloom is two years older than Lee Pace who plays his father, King Thranduil.

Plot: The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug. Full summary » |  »

Story: After successfully crossing over (and under) the Misty Mountains, Thorin and Company must seek aid from a powerful stranger before taking on the dangers of Mirkwood Forest–without their Wizard. If they reach the human settlement of Lake-town it will be time for the hobbit Bilbo Baggins to fulfill his contract with the dwarves. The party must complete the journey to Lonely Mountain and burglar Baggins must seek out the Secret Door that will give them access to the hoard of the dragon Smaug. And, where has Gandalf got off to? And what is his secret business to the south? Written byOtaku-sempai

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Synopsis: The Company has just barely escaped the Misty Mountains and Azog to enter Mirkwood. They must evade giant spiders, the Wood Elves and make it to Lake-Town so that they can finish the journey to Erebor, the Lonely Mountain. But getting there is the easy part! Bilbo Baggins must enter the mountain and use his wits and secret ring to somehow defeat Smaug, the dragon of Erebor!

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Produced By:

  • Philippa Boyens known as co-producer
  • Carolynne Cunningham known as producer
  • Callum Greene known as executive producer
  • Peter Jackson known as producer
  • Ken Kamins known as executive producer
  • Fran Walsh known as producer
  • Zane Weiner known as producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Benedict Cumberbatch known as Smaug / The Necromancer
  • Manu Bennett known as Azog
  • Richard Armitage known as Thorin Oakenshield
  • Martin Freeman known as Bilbo Baggins
  • Ian McKellen known as Gandalf
  • Cate Blanchett known as Galadriel
  • Lee Pace known as Thranduil
  • Elijah Wood known as Frodo Baggins
  • Hugo Weaving known as Elrond
  • Aidan Turner known as Kili
  • Luke Evans known as Bard the Bowman
  • Andy Serkis known as Gollum
  • Evangeline Lilly known as Tauriel
  • Christopher Lee known as Saruman
  • Billy Connolly known as Dain Ironfoot
  • Graham McTavish known as Dwalin
  • Dean O'Gorman known as Fili
  • Ken Stott known as Balin
  • Stephen Fry known as Master of Laketown
  • James Nesbitt known as Bofur
  • Ian Holm known as Old Bilbo
  • William Kircher known as Bifur
  • Peter Hambleton known as Gloin
  • Sylvester McCoy known as Radagast the Brown
  • Stephen Hunter known as Bombur
  • Jed Brophy known as Nori
  • Adam Brown known as Ori
  • John Callen known as Oin
  • Mikael Persbrandt known as Beorn
  • Mark Hadlow known as Dori
  • Conan Stevens known as Bolg
  • Jeffrey Thomas known as Thror
  • Terry Notary known as Goblin
  • John Bell known as Bain
  • John Rawls known as Yazneg
  • Craig Hall known as Galion (rumored)
  • Michael Mizrahi known as Thrain
  • Ryan Gage known as Alfrid
  • Robin Kerr known as Elros
  • Ray Henwood known as Net Mender

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  • Natalie Abizadeh known as prosthetics assistant
  • Georgia Allen known as senior prosthetic makeup artist
  • Steven E. Anderson known as senior prosthetic makeup artist
  • Patrick Baxter known as prosthetic lab technician
  • Ricci-Lee Berry known as makeup artist
  • Don Brooker known as senior prosthetic makeup artist
  • Anna de Witt known as hair stylist
  • Anna de Witt known as makeup artist
  • Sonia Dolan known as assistant makeup artist
  • Nacho Díaz known as senior prosthetic makeup artist
  • Rick Findlater known as key makeup and hair supervisor
  • Ryk Fortuna known as senior prosthetic makeup artist
  • Katy Fray known as lead prosthetic makeup artist
  • Nancy Hennah known as hair stylist
  • Nancy Hennah known as makeup artist
  • Kerrin Jackson known as senior prosthetic makeup artist
  • Marie Kealy known as prosthetic artist
  • Peter King known as makeup and hair designer
  • Michael Krehl known as senior prosthetic makeup artist
  • Mark Landon known as senior prosthetic makeup artist
  • Tami Lane known as prosthetics supervisor
  • Georgia Lockhart-Adams known as makeup artist and hair stylist
  • Catherine Maguire known as hair stylist
  • Catherine Maguire known as makeup artist
  • Zoe Marsden known as senior prosthetic makeup artist
  • Renee McCarthy known as assistant makeup artist
  • Jaime Leigh McIntosh known as hair and makeup artist
  • Polly McKay known as prosthetic artist
  • Flora Moody known as hair stylist
  • Flora Moody known as makeup artist
  • Hayley Ness known as additional makeup artist
  • Rachelle O'Donnell known as senior prosthetic makeup artist
  • Michele Perry known as additional hair and makeup
  • Daniel Phillips known as senior prosthetic makeup artist
  • Jess Reedy known as senior prosthetic makeup artist
  • Dara Wakely known as additional hair and makeup
  • Sonia Dolan known as daily makeup assistant (uncredited)

Art Department:

  • Bob Asquith known as set finishing manager
  • Simon Barker known as carpenter
  • Joshua Barraud known as assistant art director
  • Garry Buckley known as conceptual model maker
  • Honoré Buisson known as figurative sculptor
  • Hazel Spencer Chapman known as props painter (as Spencer Chapman Hazel)
  • Justin Chappell known as standby carpenter: main unit
  • Vanessa Cole known as senior set decorating buyer
  • Michael Corcoran known as greens landscaper
  • Darryn Grass Davies known as greensman
  • W. Therese Eberhard known as props painting forman
  • Carl Hobman known as props
  • John Howe known as conceptual designer
  • Roland Hunter known as foreman: set finishing
  • Roland Hunter known as scenic artist foreman
  • Trevor Kiely known as carpenter
  • David Kolff known as leadman
  • Alan Lee known as conceptual designer
  • Simon Lowe known as key greens
  • Nadia M. known as conceptual designer
  • Ben Mauro known as conceptual designer: Weta workshop
  • Margo Kaczynska McKenzie known as scenic artist
  • Maxx McKenzie known as carver
  • Amy Miller known as art department assistant
  • Dominika Nasilowski known as set finisher
  • Eduardo Pena known as concept designer
  • Matthew Rodgers known as concept designer: Weta Workshop
  • Michael Smale known as assistant art director
  • Melissa Spicer known as assistant property master
  • Julian Steincke known as painter
  • Mark Stephen known as set designer
  • Paul Taylor known as carpenter
  • Phillip Telford known as laborer
  • Richard Thurston known as lead standby armor & weapons
  • Jack Tippler known as art department assistant
  • Gavin Urquhart known as set designer
  • Frank Victoria known as concept artist
  • Matt Ward known as set finisher
  • Richard Wiles known as set designer
  • Megan Wilson known as head of engineering

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Production Companies:

  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
  • New Line Cinema
  • WingNut Films

Other Companies:

  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)  funding
  • New Line Cinema  funding
  • Pinewood Shepperton  sound stages
  • Stone Street Studios  sound stages

Distributors:

  • Forum Hungary (2013) (Hungary) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment (2013) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (2013) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2013) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2013) (Singapore) (theatrical)

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Special Effects:

  • Weta Digital
  • Weta Workshop

Visual Effects by:

  • Shaun Friedberg 'Pyrokinesis' known as animation technical director: Weta Digital (as Shaun Friedberg)
  • Seb Abante known as reference photographer: Weta Digital
  • Mark Edward Allen known as model groomer: Weta Digital
  • Ryan Arcus known as layout technical director: Weta Digital
  • Kyle Ashley known as previz artist
  • Derrick Auyoung known as senior animation technical director: Weta Digital
  • Dan Ayling known as camera technical director
  • Sonia Bass known as camera technical director: Weta Digital
  • Gregory Bellis known as camera technical director: Weta Digital
  • Adam Bradley known as senior digital paint artist: Weta Digital
  • Ryan Brooks known as rotoscope artist
  • Julian R. Butler known as lead character setup
  • Sam Buys known as digital asset manager: Weta Digital
  • Robin Stuart Cape known as rotoscope artist: Weta Digital
  • Johnny Chan known as rotoscope technical director
  • Julia Jooyeon Chung known as previs artist
  • Marty Chung known as rotoscope artist
  • Louis Cox known as camera technical director
  • Aaron Cubis known as visual effects editor: Weta Digital Ltd
  • Georgia Dumergue known as visual effects artist
  • Shawn Dunn known as head of layout/animation technologies: Weta Digital
  • Kevin Estey known as senior previz artist
  • Gianpietro Fabre known as previs artist: Weta Digital
  • Jason Fleming known as lighting technical director: Weta Digital
  • Migael Franken known as rotoscope artist
  • Marcus Goodwin known as visual effects production manager: weta digital
  • Signy Bjorg Gudlaugsdottir known as digital modeler: Weta Digital
  • Bryant Hardwick known as look development
  • Bryant Hardwick known as texture artist
  • Kelly Haysom known as digital paint artist: Weta Digital Ltd
  • Nicole Hekel known as digital artist
  • Quentin Hema known as digital paint supervisor: weta digital
  • Rachel Herbert known as layout technical director: Weta Digital
  • Afif Heukeshoven known as camera technical director: Weta Digital
  • Dean Hewison known as digital asset coordinator: Weta Digital
  • Sandy Houston known as rotoscoping supervisor
  • Victor Huang known as previsualization animator: Weta Digital
  • Kristine-Joeann Jasper known as texture artist: weta digital
  • Joshua Kamau known as rotoscope artist
  • Alex Kramer known as senior camera technical director: Weta Digital
  • Jerry Kung known as previsualization animator: Weta Digital
  • Marc Landrain known as camera technical director
  • Mathias Larserud known as shader writer: Weta Digital
  • Sun Jin Lee known as environment artist
  • Iva Lenard known as senior reference photographer
  • Joe Letteri known as visual effects supervisor
  • Eung Ho Lo known as digital modeller: Weta Digital
  • Paul Maples known as motion control operator
  • Jeremy McKenzie known as layout technical director: Weta Digital (as Jeremy Ball)
  • Louise McNicholl known as layout department manager: Weta Digital
  • Marco Menco known as modeller: Weta Digital
  • Amy Miller known as visual effects: Weta Digital
  • Seth F. Miller known as digital paint artist: Weta Digital
  • Matt Mueller known as senior reference photographer
  • Ben Nightingale known as senior texture artist/look dev: Weta digital
  • Kenichi Nishida known as modeller: Weta Digital
  • Ignacio B. Peña known as previsualization animator: Weta Digital
  • Christian Poullay known as camera technical director
  • Kade Ramsey known as rotoscope artist: Weta Digital
  • Garry Runke known as visual effects artist
  • Kristina Russo known as digital artist: Weta Digital
  • Eric Saindon known as visual effects supervisor
  • Alessandro Saponi known as lead lighter
  • Chris B. Schnitzer known as director of visual effects
  • Andreas Schuster known as layout technical director: Weta Digital
  • Brett Skinner known as senior texture and look dev artist
  • Matt Sloan known as visual effects
  • Lori Smallwood known as senior animation technical director
  • Marc Smith known as camera technical director: Weta Digital
  • Perry Hyunwoo Sohn known as camera technical director: Weta Digital
  • Gerrard Southam known as previsualisation artist
  • Jonas Sperl known as layout technical director: Weta Digital
  • Matteo Stirati known as modeller: Weta Digital
  • Reynold Tagore known as texture artist
  • Sompong Teekasathien known as digital modeller: Weta Digital
  • Douglas Peter Viljoen known as visual effects artist: Weta Digital
  • Andreja Vuckovic known as digital modeller: Weta Digital
  • Brenda R. Wallace known as production engineer
  • Matt Weaver known as previs artist
  • Diana Marie Wells known as digital artist
  • James Willingham III known as previsualization animator
  • Clare Woodford-Robinson known as digital modeler: Weta Digital
  • Piotr Fox Wysocki known as senior texture r&d and look dev artist
  • Chris Zammit known as senior texture artist/look dev: Weta digital
  • Marzena Zareba known as on-set vfx, vfx data wrangler: Weta Digital

Release Date:

  • Belgium 11 December 2013
  • Denmark 11 December 2013
  • France 11 December 2013
  • Norway 11 December 2013
  • Chile 12 December 2013
  • Germany 12 December 2013
  • Hong Kong 12 December 2013
  • Hungary 12 December 2013
  • Italy 12 December 2013
  • Netherlands 12 December 2013
  • New Zealand 12 December 2013
  • Portugal 12 December 2013
  • Singapore 12 December 2013
  • Bulgaria 13 December 2013
  • Canada 13 December 2013
  • Croatia 13 December 2013
  • Ireland 13 December 2013
  • Japan 13 December 2013
  • South Africa 13 December 2013
  • Spain 13 December 2013
  • Sweden 13 December 2013
  • Taiwan 13 December 2013
  • Turkey 13 December 2013
  • UK 13 December 2013
  • USA 13 December 2013
  • Russia 19 December 2013
  • Brazil 20 December 2013
  • Australia 26 December 2013
  • Iceland 26 December 2013
  • Poland 27 December 2013
  • Argentina 2 January 2014

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