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Dobby Voted One of the "Most Downtrodden (Yet Inspiring) Characters in Movie History"

Posted by: Rosi
January 28, 2010, 03:42 PM

Empire Online has named Dobby as one of their eight "Most Downtrodden (Yet Inspiring) Characters in Movie History." Wall-E, Spartacus and Napoleon Dynamite were amongst the other "luckless individuals who at least make our lives better." The feature provides a backgroundContinued...

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"Half-Blood Prince" Wins Three RAFA Awards

Posted by: Edward
January 28, 2010, 02:38 PM

Today, the winners of the Fourth Annual Richard Attenborough Film Awards were announced, and included three wins for the "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" film.  The sixth Potter film was awarded top honors in the categories of:
  • Classic FM's Film Music of the Year Award
  • "The Alan TitchmarshContinued...


Wizarding World is "Pretty Close" to a Set Opening Date; More Details Revealed

Posted by: Melissa
January 28, 2010, 12:01 PM

During a conference call today with Thierry Coup, vice president of creative development for Universal Creative, representatives from fan sites were told that the Harry Potter theme park is "pretty close" to a set opening date and hopes to announce that date soon. As ofContinued...


WWoHP Ollivander's Details and Pics

Posted by: Melissa
January 28, 2010, 10:18 AM

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter park has sent over a new picture of Ollivander's Wand Shop (which you can see in full rez here in our galleries, or by clicking the below picture):

Harry Potter Park

You can see a video about upcoming features here in our video galleries.

As mentioned in our previous post, visitors to Ollivander'sContinued...


3D Map of Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Thursday Issue of USA Today; Video Tutorial and Article Online (Updated)

Posted by: Edward
January 28, 2010, 09:05 AM

Update:  We now have for you the USA Today map and video gallery version of the 'How-To' video available.

As readers will recall, USA Today will be including a 3D "augmented-reality" map of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter as partContinued...

Walters Interviews

Julie Walters: "We have a bit of a wand contest" in "Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: Rosi
January 28, 2010, 05:04 AM

Julie Walters (Mrs. Weasley) speaks briefly about her role in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" in a new interview on the What's On TV website. When asked about what the actress planned to do next, Walters replied:

“It is back to Harry Potter. Mrs Weasley has a lot to do thisContinued...

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Posted by: tlccraftywitches
January 27, 2010, 03:06 PM

While you won't see this for a while, I'm writing this during the Twelve Days of Christmas (25 December 2009 through 6 January 2010).   Usually a time when many consider making changes (dare I say 'resolutions'?) for the new year.

I hope some of you have made one to take better care ofContinued...


WB Plans for Permanent UK Studio; Public Tours of Harry Potter Sets

Posted by: Edward
January 27, 2010, 10:47 AM

The Financial Times has an article online which reveals plans by Warner Bros. to establish "a permanent base in the UK as part of an estimated £100m ($161m)-plus investment that would make it the only Hollywood major to own a studio outside the US."  This base at LeavesdenContinued...

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Rumor: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" in 3D?

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Posted by: Edward
January 26, 2010, 02:42 PM

Reports are now making their way around the internet regarding rumors that the upcoming "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" films are set appear in 3D upon their theatrical release.  A report originating on the Hollywood Reporter Heat Vision Blog reports that following early 3D conversionContinued...

Video Games

LEGO Harry Potter for DS "A Bit Zelda-y"

Posted by: Rosi
January 26, 2010, 09:47 AM

The latest issue of Official Nintendo Magazine has a preview of the LEGO Harry Potter game for the Nintendo DS. An article on the magazine's website has an excerpt from Official Nintendo Magazine's interview with the game's Lead Designer, Arthur Parsons. Noting that the DS LEGO Harry Potter game is "completelyContinued...


Official Image of Hogwarts Castle from Wizarding World of Harry Potter Released

Posted by: Edward
January 25, 2010, 01:44 PM

As construction on the massive Hogwarts Castle structure at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park nears completion, Universal Orlando has released a beautiful high res image of the castle.  Available to view right here, the image shows the castle'sContinued...


Harry Potter Exhibition in Boston Extended Through February 28, 2010

Posted by: Edward
January 25, 2010, 11:41 AM

The Harry Potter Exhibition currently on display in Boston, Mass. has been extended one additional week, until February 28, 2010, due to the popularity of the traveling exhibition of props from the Harry Potter films.  News came of the extended East Coast run via a pressContinued...

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Possible "Deathly Hallows" Filming in Swinley Forest Area of Berkshire

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Posted by: Edward
January 24, 2010, 09:18 PM

LondonTaxiTours has posted a number of new photos from a possible "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" filming location in the Swinley Forest area in the Berkshire region of England.  Photos from the area show a camp like set up, with what appear to be huts madeContinued...

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David Yates: "Deathly Hallows" a "big opera, a great big epic, with huge battles"

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Posted by: Edward
January 24, 2010, 06:50 PM

The March 2010 issue of Total Film Magazine appears to have a small report on the upcoming "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" films which features a few new quotes from director David Yates, actress Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), and screenwriter Steve Kloves.Continued...

HP Cast

Actors in the News Weekly Roundup

Posted by: Rosi
January 24, 2010, 01:57 PM

This week, the awards season is in full swing and we also have some news about new projects some of the Harry Potter actors have been working on. Firstly, thanks to Christian, we can bring you the news that Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) and Tom FeltonContinued...