Peter Jackson Produced ‘Lord of the Rings’ Anime Wows Audience

Warner Bros. Animation and New Line Cinema unveiled 20 minutes of their highly anticipated anime feature, “The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim,” at the Annecy Animation Festival. The packed audience responded with thunderous applause, clearly impressed by the sneak peek.

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Director Kenji Kamiyama, renowned for his work on “Blade Runner: Black Lotus” and “Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex,” revealed that his inspiration for the film extends beyond J.R.R. Tolkien’s legendary works. He also drew from Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh’s cinematic adaptations, who were confirmed as executive producers during the session.

War Of The Rohirrim

The presentation featured a discussion with Kamiyama and Andy Serkis, highlighting the film’s development and its place within the Tolkien universe. Set nearly 200 years before Bilbo Baggins encounters the One Ring, the story introduces new key characters, including Princess Héra of Rohan (voiced by Gaia Wise) and King Helm Hammerhand (voiced by Brian Cox).

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“The fans are going to go nuts for this,” enthused Serkis, emphasizing the film’s potential to captivate both long-time enthusiasts and new audiences.

Wrapping Up

“The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim” promises to expand the rich tapestry of Middle-earth with fresh narratives and complex characters. With a talented team and the legacy of Tolkien’s world, this anime feature is poised to be a significant addition to the franchise. Keep an eye out for its release, and in the meantime, revisit the classics to prepare for this new adventure.

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