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Hobbits and wizards teach safety on Air New Zealand

November 04, 2012|By Hugo Martin

 

Those Kiwis at Air New Zealand are at it again.

In the past, they have produced airplane safety videos featuring nude flight attendants, fitness guru Richard Simmons and a plane full of rugby players.

Air New Zealand unveiled last week a new video staring the characters — hobbits, wizards, elves, dwarfs and orcs — from "The Lord of the Rings" movies, which relied on New Zealand for most of the outdoor scenery.

The video even includes a quick appearance by the films’ director, Peter Jackson. While readying for the flight to Middle-earth, he slips the ring of power onto his finger -- and vanishes.

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