Air NZ gets on the Hobbit bandwagon with new safety video

When going on vacation as a child, and, while I’m being completely honest, as an adult, the short safety lectures that airlines present usually meant a few minutes to space out and survey my fellow passengers. Well, that and get a chuckle over the ballerina and the hockey player in the safety brochure, of course.

Fortunately, the folks at Air NZ have figured out a way to keep the focus of those who, like me, have short attention spans and a fascination with all things J. R. R. Tolkien. With a new Hobbit-influenced safety video, the New Zealand-based airline uses elves, dwarves, hobbits, and even the odd wizard or two to illuminate the essentials of plane safety.

Keep your eyes peeled for cameos by Sir Peter Jackson, Gollum, and the great-grandson of J.R.R. Tolkien!

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