Hobbit actor compares the dwarves to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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Jan 14, 2013, 2:52 PM EST

Hobbit actor Adam Brown, who plays skittish dwarf Ori—one of the 13 dwarves appearing in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey—says Peter Jackson's approach to the dwarves reminded him of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ... can we have a Cowabunga, anyone?

The actor explained that Peter Jackson was fixated on making sure that each of the 13 members of the film's company of dwarves had his own unique personality and characteristics that would appeal to young viewers.

Brown explained:

"It was really thought about, giving each dwarf a real look and a real purpose on this journey."

"I think Pete kind of, he kept kind of harking back to the almost Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles kind of thing. They want kids to love these figures, and finding qualities about them and having them being very different was crucial.

"So I'm the nervous, quirky, one, and you've got the big fat guy, you've got the one that's a bit deaf, the one that's a bit mumsy, they've really worked it out well."

Do you agree with Peter Jackson's approach to the dwarves for The Hobbit?

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens tomorrow.

(via Digital Spy)