Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003): Extras During the Credits
Theatrical Release Date: December 17, 2003
Video Release Date: May 25, 2004
Director(s): Peter Jackson
Actor(s): Elijah Wood, Ian McKellan, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Bernard Hill, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Hugo Weaving, Miranda Otto, David Wenham, Karl Urban, John Noble, Andy Serkis, Ian Holm, Sean Bean
Genre(s): Action & Adventure, Fantasy
Production Co.: WingNut Films, The Saul Zaentz Company
Distributor(s): New Line Cinema
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Our Review: N/A
Running Time: 201 minutes
Credits Running Time: 8 minutes
Are the extras during the credits worth sticking around for?
During the Credits
Throughout the credits features concept art and various drawings of Middle-earth including sketches of all the cast members when their names are shown individually. That was made as a suggestion by Ian McKellan when Alan Lee took a production still of each actor and presented them in their sketch form.
After the Credits
Besides the sketch of the Ring, there is no stinger after the credits of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
In the Extended Edition, the credits are longer because they include additional credits, the official LotR fan club credits and actors who appear in this version of the film in addition to the freezing shot of the Ring as soon as the fan club credits start. The fan club credits in TROTK covers three-year charter members and several cast members.