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Harry Potter Fans for Hope in Rwanda

Posted by: Melissa
March 18, 2009, 10:49 PM

This week, through Sunday March 22, Harry Potter fans are coming together to create videos that contribute to the Candles for Rwanda Project. The HP Alliance is spearheading the effort to collect hundreds of videos from Harry Potter fans worldwide.

April 7th is the 15th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, whereContinued...

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John Hurt Talks More on Return as Mr. Ollivander for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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Posted by: sue
March 18, 2009, 08:04 PM

In May of last year we first told you that actor John Hurt had discussed his possible return as Mr. Ollivander to the Harry Potter film series. Tonight, there is more from the actor regarding his portrayal of the mysterious wand maker in the final Harry PotterContinued...

Video Games

Voice of Dan Radcliffe Not Part of Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince Video Game

Posted by: sue
March 18, 2009, 04:03 PM

As July draws closer, we will be hearing more about the products tied in with the release of the sixth Harry Potter film. One such article is online today that features producers from speaking about the upcoming video game for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. In thisContinued...


Product Watch: New Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince T-Shirt at Hottopic, Game Soundtrack Available

Posted by: sue
March 18, 2009, 12:57 PM

Attention shoppers: Hottopic now has a brand new Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince t-shirt available. This shirt, available here, features the photo of Dan Radcliffe in his role Harry Potter, as seen on the posters which were released last month. Thanks Kati!

On a related note,Continued...


The Tale of Despereaux DVD Arrives April 7th

Posted by: sue
March 18, 2009, 12:45 PM

The Tale of Despereaux, the animated movie featuring voice work of Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) and Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid), will arrive on DVD next month on April 7th here in the US. Pre-orders for the DVD of the popular film are now available here via our Cauldron Shop.

On a related note, Emma WatsonContinued...


First of the Props Arrive in Chicago for Harry Potter, The Exhibition

Posted by: sue
March 18, 2009, 12:30 PM

Thanks to WB who let us know the first of the props have arrived in Chicago, as preparations are well underway for the opening of Harry Potter, The Exhibition. Today, the Flying Ford Anglia arrived in the Windy City, and you can see a photo of it here via the Official WB HarryContinued...

Crew Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Steve Kloves

Posted by: Edward
March 18, 2009, 10:27 AM

Happy Birthday wishes go out to Harry Potter screenwriter Steve Kloves, who is celebrating his 49th birthday today.  Many happy returns, Steve.  Cheers!



Join the Twitterverse with Matt Lewis

Posted by: sue
March 17, 2009, 11:47 AM

Can you hear it? Why yes, tis the Tweeting sounds of Matt Lewis! Actor Matt Lewis, known to readers for his role as Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films, has now officially announced that he has joined Twitter, the popular online short messaging service. Matt made this announcement via this Youtube video, which is part of a fun challengeContinued...

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New Nick Magazine High Res Photos of Dan Radcliffe as Harry Potter

Posted by: sue
March 16, 2009, 09:03 PM

Earlier this week, TLC first told you about the new ads and photos from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince contained in the April Edition of Nick Magazine. Tonight, Warner Bros sent us over lovely high res editions of two of these photos featuring actor Dan Radcliffe as HarryContinued...

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Toby Jones Says Role as Dobby for Both Deathly Hallows Films

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Posted by: sue
March 16, 2009, 04:47 PM

Last January, we told you that actor Toby Jones would reprise his role in the Harry Potter films series by again providing the voice of Dobby the House Elf for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Today, the actor made mention of his return to the series by noting: " I’m currentlyContinued...

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New Half-Blood Prince Promo Pictures of Tom Felton, Bonnie Wright, More Surface Online

Posted by: sue
March 16, 2009, 12:06 PM

Several new promotional photos for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince are now online. Of unknown origin, scores of readers let us know about these new photos which include: Tom Felton as Draco, Bonnie Wright as Ginny, Dan Radcliffe as Harry Potter,  and TeenageContinued...


St. Patrick's Day Issue of The Quibbler Now Online

Posted by: Edward
March 15, 2009, 11:50 PM

Everything's gone green in the latest issue of The Quibbler, published just in time for St. Patrick's Day with "all the news you won't find anywhere else."  This March edition features many stories with a St. Patrick's Day theme including: the current pleas for Fairy rights, an exclusive onContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Sean Biggerstaff

Posted by: Edward
March 15, 2009, 10:11 AM

Birthday wishes go out today to actor Sean Biggerstaff, who portrays the character of Oliver Wood in the Harry Potter films.  Please join us in wishing Mr. Biggerstaff a most wonderful 26th birthday.  Cheers, Sean!


Dumbledore's Army Meeting LIVE with Hank Green and More TOMORROW

Posted by: Melissa
March 14, 2009, 09:16 PM

Tomorrow, March 15, at 2pm EST, the HP Alliance will once again be live with a fun and informative broadcast once again at our joint UStream channel. This time guest speakers will include Hank Green of Vlogbrothers fame, and much more.

Also on the call will Sifa Nsengimana, be theContinued...

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New Trio Photos, Ad for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Posted by: sue
March 14, 2009, 06:09 PM

The new April issue of Nick Magazine contains a feature on Warner Bros Movies. In the feature are a solo photo of Harry (large size here), as well as an ad for HBP (note large scan) which shows the previously released photo of a solo Harry Potter with Dumbledore reflected in his glasses,Continued...

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