Peter Jackson releases ‘The Hobbit’ dwarves photos

Hello everyone welcome back to another blog post. Today I am going to blog about something that I am immensely excited about. In the recent weeks Sir Peter Jackson and the cast and crew of the Hobbit have released some very exciting and even controversial photographs of those 13 dwarves and their burglar Bilbo Baggins.


Everyone might recognize the hole in the ground where my good friend Bilbo lives at Bag End. In another time, I was even invited to his eleventy first birthday party, but that is a tale for other days. After seeing the released images of the dwarves, I’m pretty much brought back to the days of waiting for the Lord of the Rings.

For myself, I think Peter Jackson is building from the ground up after the tragic animated Hobbit cartoon. However, the books are still classics and I hope that he does them justice; which he will, as Lord of the Rings will always remain timeless classics.

Above on the left we have Oin and then Gloin who is the father of Gimli who was a part of the Fellowship of the Ring. These two are almost exactly what dwarves should be looking like, but the other images are rather different and will shake up notions of the fantasy characters. People might even remember that Gloin appeared in the Fellowship of the Ring when Gimli came to the Council of Elrond. He looked pretty dwarvish there and remains so to this day.


Above we have Dori, Nori and Ori who ate shaking up the prototype dwarf created by fantasy genres. Interestingly their beards are shorter and not quite as squat.

Fili and Kili‘s recently uploaded photos are creating a bit of controversy with their almost Elvish look. What do you guys think? I love their reimagined look. It’s almost strange to see them look almost like Men, but then again, who are we to say what a young dwarf looks like? Good on you Pete, for changing our notions of the dwarf around. It’s been done before. Long ago, the dwarf was seen as a monster and with, Snow White, the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, we have the fantasy character that we’ve come to know and love.


Ah! My favorite dwarf Bombur at far left along with Bofur and Bifur. So far these are all the dwarves released. Certainly by the looks of him, I wouldn’t want to drag him through Mirkwood. I will be certainly looking fortheir imagining of the White Council taking on the Necromancer or Sauron. Tell me what you think?

Next up, we have Balin and Dwalin. Balin was one of the eldest dwarves and spoke for the company when the dwarves were captured by the Elves of Mirkwood. According to the books, Balin was one of the only dwarves to be at Erebor in the Lonely Mountain when the dragon Smaug arrived. Balin was cut down by an orcish arrow in the Dimrill Dale in the mines of Moria. He was buried in the chamber of Mazarbul and was found by his cousin Gimli along with the rest of the fellowship of the ring when they crossed the mines.

And now, the moment we have all been waiting for. The 13th and coolest dwarf, Thorin Oakenshield.

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5 thoughts on “Peter Jackson releases ‘The Hobbit’ dwarves photos”

  1. Thank you very much for putting the names to the faces. I always had a hard time remembering all thirteen, but it was even worse trying to figure out who was who when the full company photo was released.

  2. Jackson’s interpretations are to say the least: painful. Thanks for posting these though. You are helping by putting the early cushion on my disappointment.

    The dwarves all had particular colours to their cloaks that I do not see represented here. Jackson seems afraid of any colour besides green, black, and earth-tones. The dwarves look a little too Conan the Barbarian here for my taste. I will wait to see how they are treated in the movies.

    If you are ever in the mood for a beautifully illustrated version of the Hobbit, great for kids or adults, check out this graphic novel:

  3. I can’t wait for the hobbit! however, I have decided that Kili is definitely not a dwarf – he is an elf with stubble.
    come visit my new LotR site –

  4. I’m impressed! Though, I do miss the color coded cloaks. I’m sure they’ll pop up somewhere. Kevin, thanks for explaining all the crazy connections between The Hobbit and LOTR. I never would have picked them up on my own. As for Kili, we have to remember that Dwarves live for hundreds of years. He has lots of time to grow into a nasty, gnarly old dwarf. I happen to like the young look. Rawr.

  5. Thorin’s Beard is pathetic. Fili and Kili I can forgive, (with difficulty), as an interpretation on young dwarves. Thorim is 195 years old… with the shortest adult dwarf beard and NO gray hair? He’s obviously supposed to be eye candy, and I guess long beard’s aren’t attractive.

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