I had heard last week that the 3 movies combined had 2700 production days. I didn't think that was right, but Travis confirmed for me this morning. If one production crew did all 3 movies, it'd be 9 years before they call came out. Impressive.
From a movie making point of view, you can't help but be impressed by this endeavor. 10 years ago, this movie would have been impossible (at least not believable). Today, with computer animation, the correography, the ability to shoot in remote locations, and other countless little thing, the movies transport you to another world. It's almost difficult to imagine what can become of movie making given another 10 years.
Oh, and I got this nice new icon :)