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Andy Serkis explains why 'The Hobbit' is a family movie -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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Don’t be fooled by the creepy Gollum image: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is a family movie, says Andy Serkis — the actor and voice behind Gollum. He’s in good company too. J.R.R. Tolkien wrote The Hobbit for children!

With its PG-13 rating (MPAA: “for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images) the film is likely not for children of all ages, but if you didn’t get a chance to preview the film in theaters, you can check it out in the comfort of your own home. The fantasy epic is currently available for purchase on Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, and DVD. Each version includes more than 130 minutes of bonus content, and access to stream a live first look at The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on March 24.

Check out what Serkis has to say about the merits of family movies after the jump, and why the adventures of Bilbo Baggins should be shared with the whole family.

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