December 22, 2000
Rings Cast Celebrates
Arriving at the party called Escape from Middle Earth in trademark shorts and sneakers, director Peter Jackson said he was looking forward to a break before getting back to the studio to cut the film.
He was joined by about 2000 stunt hobbits, out-of-character orcs, elves and foilage-free ents (giant tree characters), along with production staff and crew.
The scheduled release dates of the three films of J R R Tolkien's fantasy classic are: The Fellowship of the Ring, December 19, 2001, The Two Towers, Christmas 2002, Return of the King, Christmas 2003.