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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The Race to Translate "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: Edward
October 13, 2007, 01:52 AM

The Times Online has an absorbing new article online which examines the many translations of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” we’ve been telling you about in recent months. This article details the race that some foreign publishers have taken to satisfy the demandContinued...

OotP Film

London Children's Film Festival to Feature Making of "Order of the Phoenix"

Posted by: sue
October 12, 2007, 05:58 PM

The London Children’s Film Festival is set to take place next month in England, and will feature a closer look at the making of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Film London reports that this special feature, part of the LCFF schools program involved in thisContinued...

Legal

India Court Rejects J.K. Rowling Claim For Copyright Infringement

Posted by: sue
October 12, 2007, 02:09 PM

A followup this morning on the story we told you about yesterday regarding a claim made by lawyers representing author J.K. Rowling and a Hogwarts type building made for a religious festival in India. A replica of the magical castle and a Hogwarts Express train were at the centerContinued...

HBP Film

Possible Filming in London for "Half-Blood Prince" Scenes

Posted by: sue
October 12, 2007, 03:42 AM

There is news tonight of possible filming set to occur in London, England for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film. With absolutely no detail on the address or area of this supposed film location, London Taxi Tours has now posted two photos (click here to view) of a buildingContinued...

New NECA Talking Hermione Granger Action Figure, New Harry Potter Music Boxes and More

Posted by: sue
October 11, 2007, 10:50 PM

The Potter product watch continues as NECA has now unveiled their new talking Hermione Granger action figure. Adding to the collection of talking Harry Potter, Hagrid and Ron Weasley action figures, the new Hermione doll (based on actress Emma Watson) says fourContinued...

Watson

Emma Watson Posts Personal Pics from Pride of Britain Awards

Posted by: Edward
October 11, 2007, 09:34 PM

New photos have been posted online via Emma Watson’s official website from the Pride of Britain awards which took place earlier this week. The images, taken by Emma’s father, show the actress on the red carpet and signing autographs for the many fans at the event. The postContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Group Sued for Copyright Breach in Recreating Hogwarts Castle (Updated)

Posted by: Edward
October 11, 2007, 06:38 PM

Reuters is reporting legal representatives for Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling have filed a court petition against a group in India for recreating the Hogwarts Castle as part of a religious festival honoring the Hindu Goddess Durga in the eastern city of Kolkata. The FD Block PujaContinued...

HBP Film

Filming Underway in Scottish Highlands for "Half-Blood Prince"

Posted by: sue
October 11, 2007, 02:48 PM

There is news today that filming is underway once again in the beautiful highlands of Scotland for scenes to be seen in the upcoming “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” movie. Lochaber-news.co.uk reports that “cameras have been rolling at Loch Arkaig, in “CommandoContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

HarryPotterSeven.com Drive Results

Posted by: Melissa
October 11, 2007, 05:39 AM

Our fifth Get a Clue charity drive, which ran through July 21 in association with our HarryPotterSeven.com guide to DH, has raised an excellent $3,780 for Book Aid International. Thank you to everyone who donated! In early 2008 some of you will receive prizes, such as a full, signed set of the Wizard Rock EPContinued...

New Marauder's Map, Diagon Alley Map and More from Noble Collection

Posted by: sue
October 10, 2007, 10:46 PM

While it is not yet Halloween, Noble Collection has unveiled a batch of wonderful new products due to be released right before the Christmas holidays. Among the new things is an item long requested by fans: a full replica of the Marauder’s Map. The description reads as follows:Continued...

J.K. Rowling

Video of JK Rowling and Emma Watson at Pride of Britain Awards

Posted by: sue
October 10, 2007, 10:01 PM

Last night we told you that author J.K. Rowling and actress Emma Watson attended the Pride of Britain awards in London, England. Tonight the program was broadcast in the UK, and we now have the video of Emma presenting a special award to a very emotional and very gracious Jo Rowling.Continued...

OotP Film

"Order of the Phoenix" DVD to Contain Two Versions for Download

Posted by: sue
October 10, 2007, 03:53 PM

Warner Brothers has now announced that the soon to be released Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix DVD will contain two downloadable digital files. Video Business reports that

The latest Potter installment will allow DVD buyers to download the film to a PC or a portable device,Continued...

Toys

Stupefy! NECA Releases Talking Ron Weasley Action Figure

Posted by: sue
October 10, 2007, 02:27 AM

While he doesn’t mention butterflies, NECA has now updated their website with information on a new Ron Weasley action figure that talks. Noting the figure modeled after actor Rupert Grint comes with a wand, the Ron Weasley talking action figure “speaks” six phrases fromContinued...

Watson

Emma Watson to Attend UK Kids' Choice Awards

Posted by: sue
October 10, 2007, 01:02 AM

We have more awards to update you on tonight. In July Nickelodeon let us know about the first UK Kids’ Choice Awards which included nominations for actor Dan Radcliffe for his film role as Harry Potter in “Order of the Phoenix,” as well as a nomination for”Harry Potter and theContinued...

OotP Film

"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" Nominated for Hollywood Movie of the Year Award

Posted by: sue
October 10, 2007, 12:29 AM

Announcements were made today in relation to the Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards, and included a mention for the fifth Harry Potter film. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is one of the ten nominees for the Hollywood Movie of the Year AwardsContinued...

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