Watch Air New Zealand's New Middle-Earth Inspired Safety Video!

New Zealand loves the fact that Peter Jackson has returned to make The Hobbit films and we can't blame them -- we'd be pretty excited too! First the New Zealand Post revealed a bunch of legal tender coins that celebrate the occasion, then a massive sculpture of Gollum was constructed in an airport. Now, Air New Zealand has created a Middle-Earth inspired pre-flight safety video. Check it out after the break!

The video features flight attendants dressed as elves and a captain dressed as Gandalf the Grey. There's also a pretty cool cameo, but I'm not going to spoil it for you. Just watch the video below.

Apparently, the video was created with help from Weta Workshop, the effects and prop specialists who worked on the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and are currently working on Jackson's “The Hobbit” films. However, New Zealanders aren't the only ones enjoying the lead up to “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.” If you haven't already, you should probably check out Denny's new menu... Shire Sausage, anyone?