Top 16 The Hobbit Movie Facts

Following is our collection of The Hobbit facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of The Hobbit film message.

An Unexpected Journey (2012) When Bilbo tells the story of Erabor, he says that the king began to become greedy and blinded by gold, but he does not say why. This is the effect of the ring of power given to the Dwarf lords, and you can see it brith blue in the Dwarf king hand
An Unexpected Journey (2012) When Bilbo tells the story of Erabor, he says that the king began to become greedy and blinded by gold, but he does not say why. This is the effect of the ring of power given to the Dwarf lords, and you can see it brith blue in the Dwarf king hand
Desolation of Smaug(2013) Bilbo tells Smaug he is from under the hills and Smaug calls him Mr.Underhill then in LOTR Fellowship of the Ring Frodo uses the name Mr.Underhill as a fake name to protect himself from ringwraiths
Desolation of Smaug(2013) Bilbo tells Smaug he is from under the hills and Smaug calls him Mr.Underhill then in LOTR Fellowship of the Ring Frodo uses the name Mr.Underhill as a fake name to protect himself from ringwraiths

The Hobbit Trivia

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. The tactic King Thranduil uses against D?in 2 Ironfoot is the same as the one Romans use against Hannibal's elephants in Battle of Zama

  2. An Unexpected Journey (2012), Gollum asks for three guess, holds up two fingers, and guesses four times.

  3. Thorin Oakenshield insults King Thranduil in Khudzul (the Dwarf tongue) "Imrid amr?d ursul!" which can mean "May you die in [dragon] fire!". Later, Thorin claims he said something different to Thranduil: "I told him he could go ?sh kakhf? ai'd dur-rugnul!"

  4. The first time we hear Smaug roar in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), it's actually a recording of the sound designer's 7-year-old daughter that he had originally made for her school's Career Day.

The Hobbit Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - The Elven heirloom of Greenwood is named as White Gems of Lasgalen. Lasgalen means 'Greenleaf' in Sindarin Elvish. They are revealed to be Legolas's mother's only memento. Legolas means 'Greenleaves'.
    The Elven heirloom of Greenwood is named as White Gems of Lasgalen. Lasgalen means 'Greenleaf' in Sindarin Elvish. They are revealed to be Legolas's mother's only memento. Legolas means 'Greenleaves'.
  • 1 - When Balin is worried that Thorin will get cursed by the gold ( happened to his grandfather), he exclaims: "I am not my grandfather!". Right after he says this, he makes the exact same face and stance as the statue of his grandfather behind him.
    When Balin is worried that Thorin will get cursed by the gold ( happened to his grandfather), he exclaims: "I am not my grandfather!". Right after he says this, he makes the exact same face and stance as the statue of his grandfather behind him.

The Hobbit Hidden Details

1 - The dwarf women have beards.
The dwarf women have beards.
1 - Gloin (Gimli's father) is using the same helmet that Gimli wears throughout Lotr
Gloin (Gimli's father) is using the same helmet that Gimli wears throughout Lotr
1 - Any shield-carrying orcs use a metal replica of an oak branch as a shield, mocking the dwarven king, Thorin Oakenshield's who used a similar branch after his own shield broke in a previous battle.
Any shield-carrying orcs use a metal replica of an oak branch as a shield, mocking the dwarven king, Thorin Oakenshield's who used a similar branch after his own shield broke in a previous battle.

Thranduil actor Lee Pace worked with Weta in his downtime.

Balin and Dwalin's head butt greeting pays homage to Viggo Mortensen and the original LOTR trilogy cast and stunt crew

The Goblin King's staff has an elongated face with curved horns and fangs. Just like a Balrog.

1 - When Gollum tells Bilbo he gets 3 tries to guess what's in his pocket, he only holds up 2 fingers.
When Gollum tells Bilbo he gets 3 tries to guess what's in his pocket, he only holds up 2 fingers.
The Hobbit poster
The Hobbit poster

The Hobbit Plot

A homebody hobbit in Middle Earth gets talked into joining a quest with a group of dwarves to recover their treasure from a dragon.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of The Hobbit. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Director Jules Bass
Stars Orson Bean, Richard Boone, Hans Conried, John Huston
IMDB score 6.8