Check out the massive upgrade Gollum got in these gorgeous Hobbit FX reelsS

Peter Jackson and his production army have released their FX reels for three of the most CG-heavy creatures from The Hobbit. Check out just how much digital magic went into the making of Azog the Defiler, The Goblin King and Gollum's upgrades.

Thanks to the LA Times (which also has an extensive interview with FX master Joe Letteri) we now know how these new and returning baddies are being made in Peter Jackson's house.

Goblin King:

Gollum:

Azog:

[via LA Times]