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John Callen talks "The Hobbit" with 2nd graders

The Shire

Sep 10 2012, 5:26am

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John Callen talks "The Hobbit" with 2nd graders Can't Post

Cute little story I stumbled upon: John "Oin" Callen visited his granddaughter's school in Australia, and talked about his experiences working on "The Hobbit":


He showed the kids a rubbery cast of his face, shared some war stories and signed autographs. Aww.

Perhaps of equal interest to the Ringers here: is that a new image of the barrel riding scene in the background of the second photo? I thought it was part of a video at first, but it looks like it's just a still.

(This post was edited by Jokim on Sep 10 2012, 5:26am)

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Sep 10 2012, 6:11am

Post #2 of 17 (18757 views)
I heart John Callen {NT} [In reply to] Can't Post


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Sep 10 2012, 6:19am

Post #3 of 17 (18634 views)
Aww...how sweet of him. :} I can't wait to see his Oin on-screen! NT [In reply to] Can't Post



Sep 10 2012, 7:36am

Post #4 of 17 (18925 views)
How great is that! [In reply to] Can't Post

Can the cast visit me at work?

And I'm still trying to find that Annual ... I should have just got it online!

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Tol Eressea

Sep 10 2012, 10:27am

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He also posted the Lego figurine of Oin on his Facebook [In reply to] Can't Post


I haven't seen this one before.


Sep 10 2012, 10:32am

Post #6 of 17 (20853 views)
I thought his beard colour had changed ... [In reply to] Can't Post

In vlog 3 it's white, and in the latest picture, it's grey! Crazy

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(This post was edited by DanielLB on Sep 10 2012, 10:38am)


Sep 10 2012, 12:17pm

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That link isn't working for me [In reply to] Can't Post

When I click the link it brings me to a page that says "It seems we can't find what you're looking for."


Sep 10 2012, 12:20pm

Post #8 of 17 (18447 views)
Interesting [In reply to] Can't Post

Others have noticed that Thorin's design has also changed. Wonder how this will work out in the film. I wonder if they they had to reshoot scenes, or just leave the inconsistency in.

(This post was edited by burgahobbit on Sep 10 2012, 12:21pm)

Grey Havens

Sep 10 2012, 1:45pm

Post #9 of 17 (19758 views)
Before and after colorgrading ;) [In reply to] Can't Post

That's the explanation for that :)
His face is much more red in the non-graded picture too :)

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Sep 10 2012, 2:02pm

Post #10 of 17 (18519 views)
And I thought he was just sweaty! [In reply to] Can't Post

Must be the case painjoiker Smile

The picture with the redder face looks better though - more realistic. He looks to pale in the second.

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Sep 10 2012, 2:56pm

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That is so cute! // [In reply to] Can't Post


The Shire

Sep 10 2012, 3:06pm

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Sep 10 2012, 5:30pm

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Thank you! // [In reply to] Can't Post



Sep 10 2012, 9:25pm

Post #14 of 17 (18356 views)
That's very decent of him, Callen seems a nice guy [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm looking forward to his portrayal of Oin, in particular his herbalist/medic characteristics.

One thing confuses me about Oin though, what is his weapon? Is it meant to be a two-handed mace similar to Dori's? Or something else?

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Tol Eressea

Sep 10 2012, 9:52pm

Post #15 of 17 (19339 views)
Where's baby Gimli? [In reply to] Can't Post

Hehee...what a nice thing for Callen to do (I actually seem to recall James Nesbiit doing something similar, but it was before his involvement with TH). Definitely seems like a stand-up guy (and Oin is getting every more interesting the more we hear about him).

My Top 5 Wish List for "The Hobbit"
5. Legolas will surf down Smaug's neck
4. Bilbo will be revealed to a Robot
3. Naked PJ cameo as Ghan-Buri-Ghan
2. Use of not only 3D, but smell-o-vision, plus the inclusion of axes coming out of the seats and poking the audience when appropriate
1. Not only keep the claim that Thorin & Co. ran amok in Mirkwood "molesting people", but depict said incident in vivid detail!!!!!


Sep 11 2012, 2:35am

Post #16 of 17 (19323 views)
FYI, the Hobbit App [In reply to] Can't Post

States that the word "ointment" comes from Oin...


Sep 11 2012, 8:04am

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What about Oink? ;-) / [In reply to] Can't Post


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