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Hobbits take flight in Air New Zealand's new safety video

Friday, November 02, 2012 - 00:49

Air New Zealand has re-made its on-board safety video with a Middle Earth theme as the country gears up for 'The Hobbit' premiere. Edward Baran reports.

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It's a fresh twist on the usually dull on-board safety video. Air New Zealand has given its demonstration film a Hobbit-themed revamp, featuring cameo appearances from the character Gollum and the film's director Peter Jackson. The video includes all the normal information such as fastening and unfastening a seat belt and fitting a lifejacket - but in this case the 'passengers' are all dwarves, wizards and hobbits. Like the 'Lord Of The Rings' movies, the upcoming film 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' was predominantly shot in New Zealand. Air New Zealand is expected to reveal a Hobbit-themed aircraft prior to the movie's global premiere in Wellington on November 28.

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Hobbits take flight in Air New Zealand's new safety video

Friday, November 02, 2012 - 00:49