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Watch: Stephen Colbert Interviews Smaug from 'The Hobbit' Trilogy

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December 12, 2014
Source: Comedy Central

Stephen Colbert & Smaug

After posing for a photoshoot inspired by Peter Jackson's trilogy adaptation of The Hobbit, late night satirist and future inheritor of "The Late Show with David Letterman," Stephen Colbert, continued his love for all things J.R.R. Tolkien by interviewing the one and only Smaug the tyrannical, the dragon under the mountain. And this isn't just an interview with a puppet, but rather a fully animated version of the dragon, or at least as much as would fit in the small space of Colbert's studio. I wonder how much it cost to get this feature together, especially since Benedict Cumberbatch clearly recorded his voice for it. Watch!

Here's Stephen Colbert's interview with Smaug for The Hobbit (via Comedy Central):

Smaug

You can still watch the entire Comic-Con panel for The Hobbit, hosted by Stephen Colbert, right here.

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit… J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, being directed by Peter Jackson as three separate movies, is set in Middle-Earth 60 years before Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in a trilogy ten years ago. The films, with screenplays by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson, were shot consecutively in 48FPS 3D using the latest cameras. The Hobbit follows the journey of Bilbo Baggins, played by Martin Freeman, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. The Battle of the Five Armies arrives in theaters in HFR, IMAX & 3D on December 17th later this year. It all ends in December - see you then.

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  • OfficialJab
    "isn't just an interview with a puppet" That actually would have been more impressive.
    • That's fair. I meant it just moreso as they really put the whole effort into making this a real segment as opposed to just doing something super cheap.
  • Jon Odishaw
    Colbert is fucking canadian and I cant watch this in canada?
    • Sorry, that's how Comedy Central operates. If it hits YouTube, we'll switch it out.
    • jeangenie
      Colbert's not Canadian. You'll either have to watch on the Comedy Network, or use VPN/browser add-on like Hola.
      • Jon Odishaw
        shit youre right.
  • Rock n Rollllll
    Hilarious!
  • David Diaz
    Just incredible and hilarious! So well done.
  • DAVIDPD
    That is amazing. This is promotion done right.
  • Cheshire
    Any significance to captain america's shield?

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