Leaky News Archives for December 2001
The BBC reports that future sequels to the Harry Potter film will be dubbed into Catalan.
Online bookstores are shattering their sales records with the opening of the blockbuster fantasy flick Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (from The Korea Times).
The Chicago Tribune has an interview with Daniel Radcliffe in today's online edition. (Looks like they got his birthdate wrong, however!)
And one more article about some of the information revealed in the upcoming special, J. K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and Me, this one from The Times (UK).
The article is titled "Police on Case of Potter Theft", but it also reveals additional hints regarding upcoming books, including this from JK Rowling:
"I'm not going to say I'll never write anything to do with the world of Hogwarts ever again. Because I have often thought that (if I wrote) bookContinued...
"Rowling plots Harry Potter's end, via love and death" (from the Hindustan Times). Quotage:
"More people are going to die, and there's at least one death that's going to be horrible to write."
Harry will develop more of an interest in Hermione too, one of his best friends. RowlingContinued...
The York Daily Record carries yet another story of the controversy over Harry Potter and its suitability for youngsters.
As does The Brunswick News, with an article titled Harry Potter and the Children of Today.
More news on Book 5: The Guardian reports that "next year's Harry Potter story looks like being a bit late ... as the traditional July publication date is set to slide to September."
Children at A.C. Moore Elementary in Columbia, South Carolina, will get a special message from Harry Potter at noon today as part of the national Read for 2002 challenge.
Anti-Jew threats stop Paris Harry Potter screening (from Ha'aretz Daily).
JK Rowling has been added to the new Encyclopaedia Britannica (from the Chicago Tribune).
Noting that children have become very interested in owls lately, the National Audubon Society is inviting them to take part in this year's Christmas Bird Count.
Three from Ananova:
Harry Potter banned from Aussie library display.One Massachusetts company is looking to Harry Potter for team-building strategies to spark a positive transfiguration in the workplace.
Harry Potter set to reach $500 million box office mark.
Harry Potter tops Christmas calendar charts.
A wonderful story from CBBC Newsround: "Potter magic 'saves boy's life' ":
Nicolas Twynham of Caerphilly, Wales, was so desperate to know more about the continuing adventures of the teenage wizard that his family think it gave him the will to live.
I'm giggling at the title of this from the NY Post: "Let Them Eat Snape!". (Note: The article contains a slight amount of mature language.)
Cheshire Online again cautions against buying owls as pets.
Ananova reports that "Harry Potter" is still leaving UK audiences spellbound.
I know the fact thatContinued...
CoS/PoA news: An extremely reliable source graciously spoke to us today re: the filming of the third movie. The first three movies will be filmed back to back regardless of their release dates. The start-to-finish for a movie of this type of grandeur and expense is usually 18 months, so while CoS will be rushedContinued...
The BBC news reports that "Boy wizard Harry Potter is working his magic by drawing record box office takings across the globe."
Australian witches are seizing on the worldwide Harry Potter craze to lure new recruits, claims one member of the Christian Democratic Party (from news.com.au).
The Times reports today that the second movie "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" will be released on Friday, November 15, 2002. "Warner Brothers has given an early warning to ward off new releases from rival film companies. However, the third Potter film, planned for a 2003 release, may now beContinued...
Reader Virginia points us to an interview with Daniel Radcliffe from PBS Online, where he discusses the Masterpiece Theater production of "David Copperfield" and also "Harry Potter."
Ananova reports that the second "Harry Potter" film is being scheduled for a November release.