So, this is an event to now put on your calendars! The release of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, which is due in cinemas very soon (14th December 2012), and so what better way to prepare than going on an adventure yourself into the world of the mastermind behind it all, J.R.R. Tolkien!
The aptly named 3-Minute J.R.R. Tolkien, written by Gary Raymond, will give you possibly the greatest insight into the world of Tolkien, and a lot more information about his popular books and the background behind them.
The adventure begins letting you delve deep into the wonder of Tolkien’s mind, his life and the influence his beloved Oxford had on his writing. As the journey continues you are shown where his inspirational landscapes actually are, and where the inspiration for the greatest wizard of all time, Gandalf, actually came from.
As well as considerations of the novels themselves, you emerge to be given an insight into how Tolkien has influenced much of fantasy literature, including The Chronicles of Narnia, The Dark Materials trilogy, and the Harry Potter novels.
So, now would be the perfect time to add this to your calendar, and start counting the days until it is released.