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ANZ's "Lord Of The Rings" Scheme  
User currently offlineAApilot2b From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 574 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2956 times:

I noticed Airliners.net has posted a photo of ANZ's "Lord of the Rings 747. In case you haven't viewed it yet, here it is.

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Does anyone know what the connection is between this airline and placing a movie paint scheme on one of its aircraft? Also, does anyone have a better picture? This is a nice 747-400 shot, but it really doesn't display the "Lord of the Rings" scheme to well. You can hardly see it (the wing is in the way).

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User currently offlineAirways From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 880 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2930 times:

I'm sure that we will see more pictures of this aircraft soon! For the meantime, have a look to this page: http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0212/S00113.htm

The movies "Lord of the Rings" were filmed at New Zealand, that's the connection between the movie and the airline.

Michael
http://airways.ch


User currently offlineA340-Fan From Germany, joined Apr 2002, 252 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2935 times:

I think NZ painted it because the film was made in New Zealand.

User currently offlineAApilot2b From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 574 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2919 times:

Thanks. I figured it mst have been something like that. Makes me want to go visit New Zealand.  Wink/being sarcastic

User currently offlineAApilot2b From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 574 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2917 times:

I have to add, the website you offered up is great! Very informative on the topic! Thanks again.

User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2836 times:

I think NZ painted it because the film was made in New Zealand.

Ya think???  Big grin

Sorry, I'm just in a sarcastic mood right now.

-761


User currently offlineRey777 From France, joined Apr 2001, 170 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2836 times:

It's a very good idea to promote tourism in NZ by using the fact that the "Lord of the Rings" was made in this beautiful country.

Spot this !

Rey777


User currently offlineA380jet From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2765 times:

I Live in Edmonton and for the last weeks ive been seeing their lord of the rings promo commerical. I just hope one day that i can visit one of the 2 best things. New Zealand and Air New Zealand

User currently offlineEzra From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 475 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2741 times:

The director, Peter Jackson, is a NZ native.

User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2397 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2712 times:

A previous thread on this topic:
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/983420/


User currently offlineDeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1701 posts, RR: 34
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2709 times:

The scheme looks great. Very creative, and supportive. Kudos to ANZ.

Bryan
Chat Operator Delta767



Too often we ... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy
User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 days ago) and read 2656 times:

Yeah great sticker but am I the only one here who thinks that New Zealand (the country) is taking these movies a little too far?

Anyone been in the New Zealand High Commission in London and Canberra lately? The amount of LOTR merchanise is enough to make you think you are in middle earth. I doubt any country has ever had such an orgasm over a couple of movies before. Those Kiwis must have very little in their everyday lives to get excited about.

Regards,

QANTASforever


User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8034 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2626 times:

QANTASforever,

I do remind you that something like US$300,000,000 has been spent on producing these three movies, and what's particularly impressive is the fact very little of the production--including the amazing special effects--were done outside of New Zealand!  Wow! I don't blame the New Zealand tourism bureau and Air New Zealand for promoting the movies like mad, given that it's given the country a lot of much-needed positive publicity and even a boost in tourism!  Smile


User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (12 years 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2610 times:

LMFAO@QANTASforvever....... Only an Aussie would say something like that!!
And don't bite my head off. You asked for that!! Big grin


User currently offlineAApilot2b From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 574 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (12 years 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2579 times:

Do I sence a little jealousy here?  Smile

User currently offlineDuff From New Zealand, joined Oct 2001, 118 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (12 years 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2572 times:

I'm surprised Oz hasn't claimed the Lord of the Rings as their own. Maybe they should. A decal like ANZ's might actually improve QF's paint scheme.

User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4575 posts, RR: 41
Reply 16, posted (12 years 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2566 times:

Duff - that reminds me of a letter to the editor in the NZ Herald last year. I can't recall exactly what the issue was at the time, however I believe the wording of the letter was something to the effect of "Actually, Australians will be pleased to know that not all of Lord of The Rings was shot in New Zealand. The wastelands of Mordor were filmed accross the ditch!"

V/F



"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (12 years 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2560 times:

Oh boy oh boy, really kiwis, I love you to bits but one has to laugh.
(Knew my comment would cause a stir)

Australia has developed such productions as:

*Moulin Rouge
*Star Wars Episodes II and III
*The Matrix
*The Matrix Reloaded
*The Matrix Revolutions
* Babe I and II (  Big grin I know but at least the first scored some oscars)
*Mission Impossible II
To name but a few.

And does our government get on the merchanise bandwagon?....no
Do our major airlines paint posters of the films on their ac?........no
Do we change the names of our cities for a movie?..................no

The Lord of the Rings films are great but New Zealand, be cool about this. I'm having visions of the entire population of New Zealand having a simultaneous heart attack at the prospect of you beating us at cricket. Do I see the NZ flag adorned with pictures of your favourite cricket players? Perhaps replacing 'God Defend New Zealand' with 'The pitch of Whykickamoocow".

:D Kiwi Bashing lives!!!!! lol

QANTASforever


User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4575 posts, RR: 41
Reply 18, posted (12 years 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2520 times:

QFforever, lets not start a pissing contest here, I think we are all older than that.

A few factual points that should be made.

- NZ is a smaller country than Australia, so of course it is going to be more parochial

- I have read a fair bit in the papers here about the positive effect of the Matrix movies, among others, for Sydney, and at least some of it was from the government. They seemed quite enthusiastic about the possibilities for future productions and, yes, merchandising.

- The correct spelling is Waikikamukau  Big grin

Let's keep this civil aviation board civil, and take any Kiwi (or Aussie for that matter!) Bashing somewhere else (might I suggest the Kindergarten playground, where it belongs)...

V/F



"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
User currently offlineJsmith From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (12 years 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2464 times:



"Do our major airlines paint posters of the films on their ac?........no"

No that's right, they paint repetitive indigeneous designs on their ac and 'pretend' that they represent Australia.


User currently offlineNorbert From Germany, joined Jun 2001, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (12 years 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2456 times:

I'm sorry but that ac livery looks horrible. It's pathetic. Now before you jump on me I just want to add a few words.
I think that this makes the plane look cheap, or like a city bus, tacky. This has nothing to do with New Zealanders.
Since I'm from L.A. I see this sort of marketing all the time. Ever single city bus has some sort of commercial painted/pasted on it.
I really hate it when companies try to shove their product down your throat.
I was actually interested in seeing this movie, but after all the ads/commercials that I see plastered everywhere, I'm already sick of it.
What I'm trying to say is this: I really hope that these beautiful airplanes don't turn into marketing billboards for every blockbuster movie that comes out.

-Peace-


User currently offlineAdmiral Ackbar From Canada, joined May 2002, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (12 years 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2434 times:

Star Wars Episodes II and III

I wouldn't be too proud of those ones, what dogs. I'll take acting for 2$ Alec  Big grin


User currently offlineBoeing767-300 From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 664 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (12 years 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2381 times:

QANTASforever

Anyone been in the New Zealand High Commission in London and Canberra lately? The amount of LOTR merchanise is enough to make you think you are in middle earth. I doubt any country has ever had such an orgasm over a couple of movies before. Those Kiwis must have very little in their everyday lives to get excited about.

Regards,

QANTASforever


Just the sort of Crap you would expect from some Australians.

But "QANTASforever" we are good sports and if a six is required of the last ball and you get it...GOOD LUCK TO YOU, in Australia they roll the ball along the ground. Do I need to say anymore!!!!!

Note I said "SOME" Australians.....



User currently offlineBoeing767-300 From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 664 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (12 years 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2375 times:

Qantas Forever....
The Lord of the Rings films are great but New Zealand, be cool about this. I'm having visions of the entire population of New Zealand having a simultaneous heart attack at the prospect of you beating us at cricket. Do I see the NZ flag adorned with pictures of your favourite cricket players? Perhaps replacing 'God Defend New Zealand' with 'The pitch of Whykickamoocow".

Please engage brain before opening mouth... The facts in regard to cricket. Australia are a great team BUT do you remember the Tri series last year... Yeah thats right Australia South Africa and New Zealand. Australia failed to make the finals (finished 3rd). Only the Austalians were clever enough to design a bonus points system that eliminated them from their OWN FINALS

Boeing767-300


User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5359 posts, RR: 11
Reply 24, posted (12 years 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2370 times:

Girls and Boys are NZ not aloud to promote tourism? Not every yank knows where NZ is! Must be part of Australia!  Big grin Really this is just another way to promote NZ as a tourist destination which is what NZ is!



25 B-HXB : What interests me is that Air NZ tends to go for decals rather than full all-out special liveries, like CX's Asia World City/SOHK2000, or QF's Dreamin
26 Mx5_boy : Jsmith says: """No that's right, they paint repetitive indigeneous designs on their ac and 'pretend' that they represent Australia.""" Who QF? Yeah of
27 Voodoo : re QFforever: *Moulin Rouge *Star Wars Episodes II and III *The Matrix *The Matrix Reloaded *The Matrix Revolutions * Babe I and II ( I know but at le
28 Post contains images QANTASforever : Voodoo, With all due respect Australia does not have to rely on movies to advertise itself. We do a huge tourist trade already and as I pointed out ea
29 Jsmith : MX5 You need to go back a few paces and look at the origin of the thread and the comment made by QFF. Your response is off the point, and I am not eve
30 Boeing767-300 : MX5 Boy.. You can thank Virgin Blue for keeping a domestic Qantas honest. It would be a "Sad" domestic scene (pricewise) without Virgin Blue
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