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Harken to the History of Middle-earth Dragons in this lofty animation project

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May 7, 2014, 11:38 AM EDT (Updated)

Check out this intriguing animated short, Concerning Dragons, with a brief history lesson on the evolution of deadly dragons.  Directed by Kieran Duncan with a stylish paper-craft chic as an MSc Animation project in conjunction with Axis Animation, it was created to act as a companion piece to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.  This soaring short chronicling the birth and ascension of dragons winging their way around Middle-earth took 13 weeks to complete.  Learn how, gifted with intelligence, cunning and wrath, they evolved from noble eagles, seduced and corrupted by the evil sorcery of Morgoth in the First Age, leading to the indomitable reign of Smaug.  Watch the skies ...

(Via Geek Tyrant)

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