Andy Serkis told Ananova his cats helped him come up with Gollum’s voice. “I looked at what happens to them when they have furballs and the way their whole body convulses when they’re coughing them up. I took my inspiration for Gollum’s voice from that,” Serkis says. “Tolkien says that his name comes from the sounds that he makes, so I used his descriptions to help me”. (Thanks to Democritus for posting this on our Messageboard!)
Peter Jackson sat down for a small featurette to discuss taking The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit into 4k.