The release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is so close that we can practically smell the cave troll sweat, but we still have about a week to go until our official return to Middle Earth is underway. So as we pace around with our midnight screening tickets in hand, we’ve been trying to post as much new footage from the movie as humanly possible, and now we’ve stumbled upon the holy grail of previews from Warner Brothers.

This 13-minute look behind the scenes of the first installment in The Hobbit trilogy is the perfect way to get ready for the film’s release. From glimpses of new footage to insights from the actors and director Peter Jackson, this is all you need to see before you sit down for the movie next Friday. Enjoy.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will debut in theaters on December 14.

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[via Collider]