Hobbit App Launch & Competition News

If you're a Hobbit fan we have some exciting news for you! Aardman has created a new app to celebrate the launch of the new Hobbit movie, The Desolation of Smaug, which hits cinemas this month. Not only that but there's also the chance to win some incredible prizes by taking part in a special Hobbit-themed animation competition!

Hobbit competition
About the new app

The new app is a must-see for fans of the Hobbit. Free to download from iTunes and Samsung Apps, it's packed with info, images and trivia from the Hobbit films and original novel - a really fun way to explore Tolkien's magical world and find out more about the story and characters.

About the competition

We've put together an exciting challenge for Hobbit fans who'd like to try their hand at animation. It's open to all ages (under eighteen) and abilities and you don't have to be an animation expert to take part - it's all about coming up with an original idea that brings your Smaug dragon to life. You can find out all the details and how to enter the competition over at the Animate It! website.

About the prize

The winning entry will receive a real one-of-a-kind prize in the shape of a model of Smaug the dragon designed by Aardman Director Darren Dubiki and sculpted by Aardman’s Head Model Maker, Chris Entwhistle. 

Three runners-up will receive a full copy of the new Hobbit companion app, created by Aardman and Harper Collins.