Hobbit, a mainstream character of a well-renowned book series. A Story that was soon converted into a phenomenal movie series that comes with a great storyline, twists and a great many curiosities.
One of the many questions that arise whilst going through the series, stories, and becoming more and more familiar with the script and familiarizing ourselves with the characters that we end up loving so much. there are quite a few questions that come to mind about the characters that we so dearly love. And one of the many is ” How tall is a Hobbit?” So without further ado, let’s get right into answering just that
The Average Hobbit is 3 Feet and 6 inches tall which translates to nearly 102 cm. And the height of the main character of this series ” Bilbo Baggins” is also exactly that tall
Down below is an image elaborating the height of the hobbit
It is said that the normal heights of Hobbits ranged from anywhere between 2 feet to 4 feet
How tall Are The Dwarf Actors In The Hobbit?
This is another curiosity that often rises in the eyes of the fans of “The Hobbit” , so to answer that specifically up above is a list of the heights of some of the actors/actresses who played the main characters of this phenomeanal series
Is A Hobbit Bigger Than A Dwarf?
No, Hobbits aren’t taller than dwarves in the normal sense. Moreover, as seen in the movies, dwarves even go on to live longer than hobbits. Hobbits are usually between two and four feet tall, the average height being three feet six inches like we discussed above in this very article. And Like the Dwarves, Hobbits are also mortal, but they are thought to be related to Men rather than being a completely separate race.
How Did The Film-Makers Film The Actors/Actresses To The Height Of Hobbits?
To make the Hobbits look short, actual body doubles were used. Moreover, some sets were even built more than once just for this purpose. The Directors of the series also tried to utilized a trick to make this come to affect in the most optimal way possible. The trick being is named ” Forced Perspective. For those of you who don’t know “It is a technique which uses optical illusion to make an object appear at different distances than it actually is. For Instance, farther away, closer, larger, or smaller than it actually is. Moreover, Forced Perspective temples with human visual perception through the use of scaled objects & the correlation between them and the vantage point of the spectator/camera.“
To elaborate, when we saw Frodo & Gandalf at Bag End, it was a separate two shots that made that were shot separately but then were later combined to make that scene rather fluid. Moreover, both of the actors were filmed at completely different sets. If you want to know more about the process of how film-makers were actually made the size of the characters than screenrant has a great article written on just this very topic. So, do give it a look if you are interested “ How Lord Of The Rings Made The Hobbits Look So Small (With Almost No CGI) “
Height of a Hobbit when compared to Humans
Well when compared to human beings, hobbits are nearly percieved nearly as half the size of a normal human being. But the size of hobbits vary by person to person just as human being. So this is just a generalized view that has been established as is often used when fan talk and debate about the content of Hobbit
Was The Height Of The Hobbit The Most Distinguishing Factor About Them?
There is no doubt that the height and simplicity of hobbits is without a doubt the most distinguishing feature about hobbits. And what made them unique from the other species out there
What Is The Average Height Of The Hobbit?
3 Feet & 6 Inches and they are mostly between 2 feet to 4 feet
Why Do Hobbits Have Big Feet?
No, Hobbits don’t have big feet.. well not at least in the original description of the writer. But in the movies, hobbits nonetheless were shown to have big and hairy feet to accommodate with their rugged lifestyle
The idea that Hobbits have big feet seems to have begun with the Brothers Hildebrant, who did numerous popular illustrations in the 1960s and 1970s
Why Do Hobbits Have Hairy Feet?
Yes, Hobbits have curly hairs on their feet as shown in the above picture which is an advocate of the fact that hobbits most of the times didn’t even wear any kind of shoes as the rugged surface of their feet along with the curly hairs covering their feet helped them in moving around without the help of any kind of shoes and maneuver themselves without any problems
Do Hobbits Have Bigger Hands?
The hands of hobbits were a bit wider, broader and more rugged than that of a normal human being which gave them the calmness and skill for being good woodcutters and being better in doing things that require strong grip and staleness
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