The Hobbit world premiere in Wellington, New Zealand

28 November 2012 Last updated at 12:27 GMT

New Zealand got a special treat - its capital city Wellington hosted the world premiere of the brand new film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
Giant sculpture of the character Gollum at Wellington's airport
New Zealand got a special treat - its capital city Wellington hosted the world premiere of the brand new film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The city's airport even had a huge sculpture of some of its characters to get everyone in the mood.
Fans surrounding the red carpet for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey premiere
Every premiere needs a red carpet, but this was no ordinary red carpet... it was 500m long! New Zealand was the choice for the premiere because the movie was filmed there.
Fans surrounding the red carpet for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey premiere
Thousands of fans lined the streets to celebrate the release of the film. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the first of three films that are prequels to the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Martin Freeman on the red carpet (left) and Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in a scene from the film (right)
Members of the cast turned out for the premiere including British actor Martin Freeman, who plays the lead role of Bilbo Baggins.
Fans at The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey premiere
And lots of the fans got dressed up for the occasion too...
Man dressed up as the wizard Gandalf
...some costumes more impressive than others - this man made an extra effort and dressed up as the wizard Gandalf! The movie's out in the UK on 13 December.