Flying with the Hobbit

Written by David Shapton

Air New Zealand/WETAAir New Zealand

If you're a routine flyer, the most tedious part of the whole process is watching the safety demos. Air New Zealand has changed all this.

Featuring a cameo appearance from New Zealand's greatest natural resource, Peter Jackson, and put together by WETA, the now legendary CGI and VFX facility, this four-minute piece must have had the biggest production budget in safety film history.

A nice touch is the Hobbit-like language: "If an oxygen mask should fall before you…"



Tags: Studio & Broadcast


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