It was put out in in 2001, though there is no mention of Jackson's movies. There are some live-action scenes of the movie, but they almost look to be home made. I thought it was awesome to see footage of Tolkien, and hear some of his readings from the book. His life story is told, and there are even some interviews with his children. The computer animated map of Middle Earth was awesome and I wish there was a way to print this out.Discover why J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings has become an icon of the 20th Century culture. This exciting new film features stunning new 3D computerized animations of Middle Earth, a host of illustrations by the Brothers Hildebrandt, rare archive footage of the author himself and in-depth analysis by leading Tolkien scholars from around the world.