Hot on the heels of a new trailer debut, Warner Bros. has released the first The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies TV spot, giving us another look at director Peter Jackson’s new animated feature. I kid, but these Hobbit films have become increasingly reliant on CG technology to bring not only creatures and backgrounds to life but full environments, and this latest TV spot is flush with animation-filled shots. Obviously this kind of technology is necessary in order to depict the titular battle, which involves factions from all over Middle-earth descending upon the now unguarded Lonely Mountain in order to claim its treasure. And in the middle of it all is one small Hobbit, Mr. Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman). Will he survive the battle and be able to return to Hobbiton in order to transform into Ian Holm? There’s really no way of knowing until we see the film next month.
Watch the Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies TV spot after the jump. The film stars Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Fry, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, and Orlando Bloom. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies opens in theaters on December 17th.