Massive panoramic banner tells story of The Hobbit in 10 key scenes

An epic new banner for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has just been released—and the coolest part? It features 10 awesome key scenes from director Peter Jackson's upcoming prequel to The Lord of the Rings.

*SPOILERS AHEAD*

From the company of dwarves meeting up with Gandalf (Sir Ian McKellen) at Bilbo's (Martin Freeman) beloved home under the Hill in Hobbiton—thanks to our fave wizard's interference (the marking on Bilbo's door), to the heart-stopping, perilous escape from the Mirkwood Elves in empty beer barrels (NOT the safest way to travel, if you ask us), the banner seems to roughly follow J.R.R. Tolkien's book in chronological order (at least the first half of it).

So why don't you guys have a look to check and see if your favorite book scene made it into the gigantic panoramic banner? (Click to view full size.)

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Part 1, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, opens in 3D on Dec. 14, 2012.

What did you guys think of the banner? Did your favorite Hobbit scene make it in?

(via Geek Tyrant)

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