In elf ears and wizard hats, 'Hobbit' fans rejoice - Article Photos 1/14

This photo released by Air New Zealand shows cast and crew including Peter Jackson, front center, posing for a photo in front of a 777-300 aircraft decorated with scenes and characters from the soon to be released, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," in Wellington, New Zealand, on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012. "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," the first movie in the planned $500 million trilogy, is scheduled to launch with a red-carpet premiere on Nov. 28 in Wellington and will open at theaters in the U.S. and around the world in December. (AP Photo/Air New Zealand) NO SALES