The video, directed by Kiwi filmmaker Taika Waititi ("Boy" and "What We Do in the Shadows") also features cameos from "The Hobbit" trilogy director Sir Peter Jackson, Weta Workshop co-founder Sir Richard Taylor and Waititi himself, who appears as a wizard.
Not one moment of the safety video actually takes place in an airplane. Because, you know, it's Middle-earth.
It's not the first time the airline has made an airline safety video in connection with "The Hobbit" films. In 2012, director Peter Jackson and "The Hobbit" characters appeared in a Middle-earth themed safety video. "An Unexpected Briefing" has been viewed more than 12 million times online.
"We're confident our final Hobbit-inspired on board safety video will delight fans as much as the first one and inspire even more people to consider a visit to Middle-earth,” said Jodi Williams, Air New Zealand Head of Global Brand Development.