The Hobbit, it’s got a lot of dwarves. They’ve made sure to remind you with the above poster literally bursting with them. The trailers have run through their names in an effort to help you keep ’em all straight. There’s Fili, Kili, Oin, Gloin, Dwalin, Balin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Dori, Nori, and Ori. Oh, and Thorin Oakenshield, the most impressive of dwarves because he gets two names. All in all, it’s almost impossible to remember them all and tell ’em apart.

Until now. Thank you LOTR Project for creating this handy cheat sheet. Feel free to print one off and take it to the theatre with you.

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These may not be the most thrilling behind-the-scenes photos, and honestly one looks like a shot from Peter Jackson‘s Middle Earth vacation album, but there’s a lot of buzz around The Hobbit and any Hobbit news is good news. Check out the four new images below featuring Martin Freeman and a box, the excitement of crew members moving metal stuff and a really great shot of Nori. At least I think it’s Nori, I might need to watch the trailer a few more times to be sure.

Speaking of trailers, fan and filmmaker, Samuel Smith has re-cut The Hobbit trailer to his liking, in what may actual be a superior edit of the material. Smith said, “I was a tad bit disappointed with the editing and the style of the new Hobbit trailer so I decided to make the trailer the way I would have done it. ”

And it’s pretty damn good. Like I said, it might even better than the original. To give it a watch click on over to today’s Nerdy Bits.

Source: The Mary Sue