All 3 films feature new and extended scenes of this epic Middle-earth adventure. From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes one of the most exciting adventures in motion picture history, adapted from the enduringly beloved novel, The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. The Hobbit Trilogy tells a continuous story set in Middle-earth 60 years before The Lord of the Rings. Nominated for 7 Academy Awards, The Hobbit Trilogy is an unforgettable journey of men, hobbits, dwarves, elves and the rest of Middle-earth's creatures and cultures. This trilogy tells the story of Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit who sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home - and the gold within it - from the dragon Smaug. In an epic quest, Bilbo and his fellowship of friends and allies must protect their homeland from falling into the hands of rising darkness.