Hobbit mash-up, part 2: Minecraft meets Smaug

For those who prefer blocky animation instead of animation via blocks

Talk about good timing - no sooner had I written about the cool Lego animation of the teaser trailer for "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug", when the Steelehouse Digital YouTube channel uploads a Minecraft-inspired version of the same trailer.

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Called "The Pixelation of Smaug", this video does what the other ones have done - taken the original trailer's soundtrack, but replaced the live-action visuals with animations. In this case, from the Minecraft video game.

Kudos to Steelehouse for a cool video and excellent timing!

Keith Shaw rounds up the best in geek video in his ITworld.tv blog. Follow Keith on Twitter at @shawkeith. For the latest IT news, analysis and how-tos, follow ITworld on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

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