On /the-hobbit-cast-photo/the heels of the first photo of the cast from The Hobbit and The Hobbit Sequel, we've got a slew of new photos, plus some video of the press conference held today in Wellington!

All the 13 dwarves and 1 hobbit were on the panel. The invited New Zealand media turned out in droves to welcome them to Wellington and to download all the information that was being offered.

Check out video from the press conference below...

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"The actors spoke of their hopes and trepidations about being a part of a "prequel" to such an enormously successful trilogy as The Lord of the Rings, and while they've all of course watched those movies, they are all determined to make their own mark on the movie.

The one thing that stood out from this press conference was the awesome cameraderie between the actors and what an incredibly funny bunch they are.

Weta is buzzing with excitement to begin another journey to Tolkien's world with these guys."

Brian B.