kites and hobbits

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Hi all -

I didn't notice this mentioned anywhere, so -

The opening of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey features some kites, dragon kites of course, eventually going up in flames.



The Hobbits here are always flying some kind of kites.   8)



Interesting find from one of the Middle Earth forums.

Red paper dragon kite... obviously an allusion to the Russian animation film "Sokrovischa pod goroy" ("Treasures under the mountains") which was started in USSR in 1991; however, because of budget reasons, only the prologue sequence was finished, and the project was canceled in 1993.

The song in the Russian animated film sings about "what can a brave little paper dragon kite do against a real one?"

first the kite is featured at 2:25:

Then at 3:07, as it gets destroyed:

Still looking for a clear screen shot of the kites from the Hobbit movie.

Flying Fish:

This is the best I've been able to find:

Lex B:

Quote from: Flying Fish on February 28, 2013, 10:47 AM
This is the best I've been able to find:


That's the one !!

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