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New Harry Potter toys from Mattel

Posted by: sue
February 19, 2004, 11:14 AM has posted pictures of the new Harry Potter toys from Mattel, on display at Toy Fair 2004.
There are 32 pictures so far, including these figurines: Lupin/werewolf, Harry - 'Expecto patronum', Dumbledore, and a very scary creature.

Also shown are the new Quidditch game, and two dementors - hereContinued...


Mary GrandPre artwork in exhibit

Posted by: sue
February 19, 2004, 09:10 AM

Mary Grand Pre, the illustrator for the US editions of the Harry Potter books, will be one of the artists featured in an exhibition at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.Opening March 6th, the "Women in Illustration" exhibition will feature artwork used in a variety of fields suchContinued...


Robbie Coltrane

Posted by: Kristin
February 19, 2004, 07:27 AM

IGN Filmforce has up an interview with Harry Potter's Hagrid, where he talks about, among other things, working with animals:
I think the shocking thing to discover is the owls are not stupid and very feral, very hard to train. What they are like is sharks, they're very, very efficient killing machines. So, they get very,Continued...


Preordering PoA-Tie Ins

Posted by: Melissa
February 18, 2004, 08:00 PM

Amazon (and probably other online stores, too) already have some of the PoA tie-ins available for pre-order. You can order the sticker book or the colouring & activity book.


Chris Rankin Talks About PoA

Posted by: Melissa
February 18, 2004, 07:30 PM interviewed Chris Rankin today - he spoke about The Leaky Cauldron, fanfic, the drama of PoA, how much he loves the books themselves, and a lot more!


New POA audio

Posted by: sue
February 18, 2004, 04:50 PM

Winky, from potterworldonline, has sent us the audio from the new POA commercial that aired last night.
Thanks Winky!

Bertie Bott's Beans Hit Britain

Posted by: Melissa
February 18, 2004, 12:41 PM

The Daily Record reports that Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans (and they mean every flavour) will now be available for purchase in Britain.
Thank you, Clare


New Trailer Screen Caps

Posted by: Kristin
February 18, 2004, 12:15 AM

Here are a few screen caps from the new trailer - thanks to Tracy for sending them in!
Draco in the Snow
Harry Looking Worried
Trio on the Hill
Harry, Ron, and Hermione
Lupin 2
Harry and Hermione Hiding
Hermione and Ron
Sirius Being Restrained
Harry Looking Back


We Have Trailer!

Posted by: Kristin
February 17, 2004, 11:56 PM

Here you go - much thanks to Jeff from HPANA.
UPDATE: has the Real Media and Quicktime versions.


Update: New POA Trailer

Posted by: sue
February 17, 2004, 08:34 PM

We now have a description of the new POA trailer that just aired on the BBC. Included are scenes of Harry attacking Draco while under his invisibility cloak, Dumbledore looking at the shredded Fat lady portrait, Harry yelling 'Expecto Patronum', and Draco sliding down a hill wearing a furry hat.
TLC reader Phil sentContinued...


New POA trailer aired tonight on the BBC

Posted by: sue
February 17, 2004, 08:22 PM

Reports are coming in to us of a brand new trailer for "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban". The trailer aired on the BBC during a show called Film 2004 with Jonathan Ross. We are working on getting more details, but what we've heard so far it includes new scenes with Harry, includingContinued...


Harry Potter Cast Doodles for Charity

Posted by: sue
February 17, 2004, 12:54 PM

In an effort to raise awareness and funds, many celebrities are joining in the UK National Doodle Day on Feb. 27th. The many doodles drawn, including those from actors in the Harry Potter films, are being auctioned on EBAY in order to raise money for Epilepsy Action and the Neurofibromatosis Association.


New LEGOs for PoA

Posted by: Melissa
February 17, 2004, 10:34 AM

New site ROW M paid a visit to the New York Toy Show this weekend, and scored pictures of the new LEGOs (including Boggart!Snape With Cattish Thing Around His Neck), new PoA movie-tie-in books from Scholastic, and new costumes from Rubies. Everything will be in stores later this spring! Thanks to Lauren for letting us know.


London Still Lingering Over A Krum

Posted by: Melissa
February 17, 2004, 09:49 AM

According to Novinite, there has yet to be a decision made on which Bulgarian hopeful will be portraying Krum in GoF.


Gambon on Dumbledore

Posted by: Melissa
February 17, 2004, 09:23 AM

The Telegraph has an interview with Sir Michael Gambon, who briefly discusses portraying Dumbledore.
Thanks, Amy!

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