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'The Hobbit' dwarves are 'like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'

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Peter Jackson's approach to the 13 dwarves in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey recalled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, according to actor Adam Brown.

Brown, who plays nervous dwarf Ori in Peter Jackson's first Hobbit film, explained that Jackson was focused on ensuring that each dwarf had their own unique characteristics, and would appeal to young viewers.

'The Hobbit' character posters: Ori
The Hobbit: dwarves poster

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"It was really thought about, giving each dwarf a real look and a real purpose on this journey," Brown said.

"I think Pete kind of, he kept kind of harking back to the almost Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles kind of thing. They want kids to love these figures, and finding qualities about them and having them being very different was crucial.

"So I'm the nervous, quirky, one, and you've got the big fat guy, you've got the one that's a bit deaf, the one that's a bit mumsy, they've really worked it out well."

Richard Armitage, who plays the company of dwarves' stern leader Thorin, recently said that he related to the character.

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is out now in the UK, and will be released tomorrow (December 14) in the US.

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