WB’s Alan Horn: “We Love Our Fans”

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Aug 15, 2008

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While we have new photos from “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” and news about “Deathly Hallows” (see below) to occupy our time, reaction to the news that HBP has been pushed back until next July continues to dominate the press. Today, the LA Times has a new article online that notes the furious reaction by Harry Potter fans (“among the most intense devotees in contemporary pop culture”), and points out that “petitions were circulating, rumors were flying and angry screeds were being posted on Internet sites within minutes of the Thursday announcement.” The fact that fans were upset with the announcement of the new release date was not lost on Warner Bros president Alan Horn. The LA Times included this gem that reads as follows. “Horn acknowledged that the studio would have to pacify fans in the months to come: “We would never do anything to hurt one of the movies or the series. We love our fans.”

On a related note, the rescheduling of the film has impacted other events tied in to the previously scheduled release this fall. The BBC reports that indeed the Royal Performance and UK premiere of the film had been canceled.But he was hopeful a Royal premiere would still go ahead this year.

In the same article, WB’s Alan Horn is also cited as saying “I’ve seen the movie. It is fabulous. We would have been perfectly able to have it out in November.”

Among all the disappointment, there is a bit of bright news for IMAX who announced that “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince would be screening on the day of release, July 17, 2009. Reps for the company also said that “when “Harry Potter” does open next summer, it will appear in close to 100 of its new digital theaters, as opposed to about 40 estimated to be in operation by November. “It’s a better revenue opportunity for us at that point.” IMAX says that, as announced previously, they will also release HBP which will contain parts of the film in 3-D.





596 Responses to WB’s Alan Horn: “We Love Our Fans”

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“We would never do anything to hurt one of the movies or the series. We love our fans.”

Really? If you really love us fans, then why on earth are you moving the release date for absolutely no reason other than for WB to make more money? If you really “love” the fans, move the release date back. WB needs to be reminded that it’s from us fans that they get their revenue from. Nov 21st was much better date than July 17th, as it’s the Friday before Thanksgiving break. But no, of course not. Fan “loving” WB isn’t going to listen to the fans themselves.

Can we protest about this? Like something more visual than signatures in a petition. Maybe we could all send an eraser to WB since they “erased” HBP from 2008 :P

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Pacify fans? Do they really think thats even possible? Insannity! Warner Bros. are gonna have a full uprising on their hands! Can I just ask, What bright spark thought “Hey lets anger the biggest fanbase in the world! Thats a great plan! ” ? If you love your fans why do something you know is going to anger fans worldwide. Phew…Rant over…

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No, Mr. Alan. You don’t give s…. and you know it!!!

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haha yeah right he doesnt care about the fans. haha first post

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There will be no pacifying, unless the original release date is put back in place. BOYCOTT WB!!! The nerve, that he even thinks we are going to roll over and be oh so happy for these stupid pictures now… forget it. I don’t even want to see this movie any more at ALL, WB has completely ruined this experience for me 100%.

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Sorry. Can’t. Breathe. Laughing. At. Hypocrisy.

I think his idea of love and mine must be vastly different. But, hey, IMAX is excited because they too can make more money. I’m absolutely disgusted.

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HAHA THATS WHY THEY MOVING THE DATE…. SO IMAX CAN GET MORE MONEY! GRRRR THEY SAID IT… “BETTER REVENUE OPPORTUNITY

and them liking the fans… cobblers!

first post? lol yay

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Yeah, but they love our money more.

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What a SHAME WB!!!!!! Shame on you Mr. Alan!!!!

I don’t care about the IMAX bit….. really don’t!

It is ridiculous!

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I call for a boycott of all Warner Bros productions from now up until the release of HP-HBP.

They want to make us wait so they can get more money? Well, let’s make them wait to get our money.

For a full calendar year, I will not see any Warner Bros productions in theater.

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What a SHAME WB!!!!!! Shame on you Mr. Alan!!!!

I don’t care about the IMAX bit….. really don’t!

It is ridiculous!

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:@!

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Yeah, but they love our money more.

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HAHA THATS WHY THEY MOVING THE DATE…. SO IMAX CAN GET MORE MONEY! GRRRR THEY SAID IT… “BETTER REVENUE OPPORTUNITY

and them liking the fans… cobblers!

first post? lol yay

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That’s very nice and all that Mr. Horn loves the fans, but guess what, trying to pacify us with more imax releases and such is just more infuriating. Of course nothing would be done to hurt the movie or series, it can’t be because fans like us will go to see it no matter what! So, I’m just going to venture that Mr. Horn loves the more proper response is Mr. Horn loves the franchise

Just a bit upset, had to vent.

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There will be no pacifying, unless the original release date is put back in place. BOYCOTT WB!!! The nerve, that he even thinks we are going to roll over and be oh so happy for these stupid pictures now… forget it. I don’t even want to see this movie any more at ALL, WB has completely ruined this experience for me 100%.

And by the way, Mr. Horn, this is NOT how you show the fans you “love us.” Nope, NOT feeling it. November or nothing.

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Yeah, but they love our money more.

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yayy first comment!!!!

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The best thing for fans to do is to begin a letter writing campaign maybe from this site and sent to all HP websites, stating the fans will boycott the “opening week” of the movie to show their anger and frustration at Warner Brothers.

If fans want to get the attention of Warner Bros. and really want the date pushed back, this really is the only way to get their attention.

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I call for a boycott of all Warner Bros productions from now up until the release of HP-HBP.

They want to make us wait so they can get more money? Well, let’s make them wait to get our money.

For a full calendar year, I will not see any Warner Bros productions in theater.

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whatever…

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Still mad. I feel completely lied to.

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“We love our fans”

Wow.. that is the most stupid thing I’ve ever heard..

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Looks like everyone’s pissed at the news. Why oh why couldn’t WB just have moved it a month back? Like December? That’s always a lucrative month for revenue.

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What a SHAME WB!!!!!! Shame on you Mr. Alan!!!!

I don’t care about the IMAX bit….. really don’t!

It is ridiculous!

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more like … “We love our fans’ MONEY

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“I’ve seen the film”?!

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No, Mr. Alan. You don’t give s…. and you know it!!!

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first!

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WB’s Alan Horn: “We Love Our Fans”

Hahahahahahaha!

:rolleyes:

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No, Mr. Alan. You don’t give s…. and you know it!!!

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“We love our fans”?? WE LOVE OUR FANS??? What a xxxx are he saying??? He shocked us!!! He added 8 months at our waiting, and he said things like that???

Fans, we CAN’T DO NOTHING!!!

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Utter nonsense.

No movie company pushes a release date that far back unless there’s problems. There’s too much money tied up for it not to be recouped as soon as they can.

Plus, there are agreements, promotion tours. There’s just no way they would push a movie that far out when it’s a mere 3 months away from it’s premiere.

Now HP will have to go up against the regular crop of Movie premieres (Including Transformers 2 which hits a few weeks before). And yet, November – there’s nothing coming out except Bond and that’s not in competition.

Oh, yeah….and first post!

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“We love our fans”

But you love our wallets more.

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THIS IS THE EMAIL I HAVE SENT TO WARNER BROS:

To Whom it May Concern,

I realise that in the space of time it took the executives at Warner Bros to make the decision (and I appreciate how difficult it must have been), seems vastly disproportionate to the amount of time people like myself – hereafter referred to as “fans” – will now spend sending letters, emails and posting on fan sites. The subject of all this work: the removing of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince from the schedules in November, and placing it instead in July of 2009.

Again, I am sure you will receive many comments like mine today. I have no doubt of this; the Harry Potter fans are ardent, determined, keen to protect what they view as their property. I also have little doubt that this email (or any other) will make a button of difference to the juggernaut of Warner Bros. But – as is my right – I will convey my views all the same:

Throughout the Harry Potter phenomenon (somethign unprecedented, something we may well never see again), JK Rowling has always comported herself with the utmost grace, tact and intelligence. Where her fans are concerned (fans here meaning the people who put her work at the heart of their lives), she has been ever considerate, and passionate. The values her work extolls are of virtue, integrity and selflessness.

The same could not (and will never be said) of Hollywood: a place where millions upon millions of dollars are heaped upon material that is deplorable, artless and appeals only to the lowest possible denominator in society. Warner Bros stands at the pinnacle of this. No care, consideration or “integrity” has been shown by the decision to remove Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince from its place in the schedules.

From the removal, I can glean two things: firstly, that the film has not turned out as expected (weren’t there screenings for the Executives this month?), and secondly – for money. The latter, I actually have little problem with: Warner Bros are a business, after all. The former is more worrying altogether. And it is for this reason that i will not be going to see Harry Potter next year.

I do not wish to be exploited or disappointed. I do not wish to witness what has happened to so many works of literature (The Golden Compass springs to mind), raped of their value and imagination. I do not wish – as a fan – to be treated with so little consideration, or respect. After all, who made Harry Potter the highest grossing series of all time: FANS.

The removal of the Premiere (which I gather had charitable motivations) also strikes me as odd, and not a little hypocritical: a film company, holding a charity screening, to benefit others? I can see now why this would have been at odds with the ethos of Warner Bros.

I hope you take my comments on board, even if you do not choose to truly hear them (that most symptomatic characteristic of the greedy corporation – the inability to listen).

Meantime, it is good to see that the black heart of consumerism is still alive and well, beating in the offices of Warner Bros.

Regards, Nigel McDowell

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WB’s Alan Horn: “We Love Our Fans”

Hahahahahahaha!

:rolleyes:

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If you have to come out and defend your actions and tell your fans you love them it’s pretty clear you’ve messed up good and proper. I guess they could prove it by doing a U-turn, but I doubt that will happen. It’s sad corporations are allowed to abuse their fan base like this. I wonder what JK Rowling thinks of all this.

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Whoa! This is the first i’ve heard of this news! I’m terribly dissapointed. This is a huge let down.

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Bull. That guy doesn’t give a flying ** about the fans, if he did he wouldn’t have done all this. He probably hears cha-ching! every time he’d say the word “fans.” And i can’t believe that Potter was the cause of a cancellation in the Royal Performance for the first time since 1958. 50 years. Way to go, WB! That’s kinda pathetic, to be honest. Ugh…

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They love their fans, yeah, right, because we’re the ones that spend all that money they are apparently so desperate to lay hands on…......they love us all right….....after all the money they have made on HP and from fans, I am incredulous that they would do this, just for the sake of the extra money it will bring in. They KNOW we will come out for the movie no matter what we do…...so they’ve got us where they want us and no amount of complaining on our part will make any difference. Also, just to let you all know, I contacted WB yesterday using the website’s feedback form. I was polite, but frank, and my message was rejected as spam. They clearly love us so much that they want to hear what we’ve got to say about this decision.

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NEXT JULY?!? The film is practically done! Now we have to wait another year? I hope someone leaks the movie by then. That would give WB a good kick in the arse. This is such crap.

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sorry, but what matters more? Harry Potter fans or IMAX profits? Who exactly do Warner Bros. think they are? – Russia? and the fans are Georgia? It’s perfectly obvious that WB think they can do what they want, when they want and how they want. How HP fans respond to this blatant lack of respect for us is an entirely different question!

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Does anybody know why they chose to split the seventh movie? The deathly hollows is shorter than the fith and forth book and the order of the phoenix movie was short enough! I have the feeling Warner only wants us to spend our money twice; as it seems that they are very interested in our money and not in what is best for the fans or the quality of the movies. So, I´d really like to know. Thanks!

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To protest, hit them where it hurts. Send a letter to Warner Bros. informing them you plan to boycott all Warner Brothers films in the theaters and that you will deliberately see a competing film on the opening weekends of Warner Brothers films, as the opening weekend box office race is now all important to studio execs. Upcoming releases from Warner Brothers and its subsidiaries include:

Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Women Appaloosa RocknRolla Body of Lies Pride and Glory Four Christmases Yes Man

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It just seems like this decision, if it was going to be made, should have been made sooner. This isn’t something you decide quickly – if you’re going to decide to move a franchise film like this, this close to the release date, then that’s something that the studio will have been talking about for months, and I think that’s what makes me angry about it. We all understand that WB is a company, and is therefore there to make money. And the fiscal reality is that the movie industry has seen a drop in revenue, and that they probably can make more money in the summer. However, we’re also, as the article stated, some of the most committed fans in the world. We are very loyal to the franchise, and they know we’re going to see the movie either way. They had to know before now that they were going to do this, and even before the film was finished shooting. Why tell us now, when we’re so relatively close to the film, instead of months ago, when we were having a fit about the trailer?

And, here’s really the crux of it, for me: HOW CAN YOU RELEASE A TRAILER THAT AWESOME AND THEN MAKE US WAIT LONGER?! In a way, that makes the whole wait worse.

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“We love our fans”?? WE LOVE OUR FANS??? What a xxxx are he saying??? He shocked us!!! He added 8 months at our waiting, and he said things like that???

Fans, we CAN’T DO NOTHING!!!

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I call for a boycott of all Warner Bros productions from now up until the release of HP-HBP.

They want to make us wait so they can get more money? Well, let’s make them wait to get our money.

For a full calendar year, I will not see any Warner Bros productions in theater.

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Eric, its BOYCOTT I am quite po’d. I had a whole late Halloween Potter themed party planned and now it just seems stupid. Even if they want a summer blockbuster, why JULY?? May is still the summer movie season! As for IMAX- there is only one theater on Long Island (believe it or not) and its too far for me to go. Greed! Does anyone else think there is more too this- like it didn’t turn out as well as they would like or the special effects aren’t good,or all that junk they added now interferes with DH and they have to recut it???

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I think you misread that BBC article re: the CTBF. It was last year’s show that was canceled, for the first time since 1958.

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Yesterday, I really wasn’t that upset. I understood that this was a financial decision and it was important to keep stock holders happy next year. But honestly, today, I can’t help but feel like I’m being used. I really feel kind of dirty, or border-line silly. I can’t even get excited for the new pictures from EW. It’s going to be very hard for Horn and company to “pacify” us.

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How terrible. I think we should all protest when the movie does come out by boycotting the opening weekend. This would cost WB millions. Sweet revenge!!! But honestly, I think Potter fans would be to weak to do it.

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It just seems like this decision, if it was going to be made, should have been made sooner. This isn’t something you decide quickly – if you’re going to decide to move a franchise film like this, this close to the release date, then that’s something that the studio will have been talking about for months, and I think that’s what makes me angry about it. We all understand that WB is a company, and is therefore there to make money. And the fiscal reality is that the movie industry has seen a drop in revenue, and that they probably can make more money in the summer. However, we’re also, as the article stated, some of the most committed fans in the world. We are very loyal to the franchise, and they know we’re going to see the movie either way. They had to know before now that they were going to do this, and even before the film was finished shooting. Why tell us now, when we’re so relatively close to the film, instead of months ago, when we were having a fit about the trailer?

And, here’s really the crux of it, for me: HOW CAN YOU RELEASE A TRAILER THAT AWESOME AND THEN MAKE US WAIT LONGER?! In a way, that makes the whole wait worse.

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I’d quite like to see Mr. Horn’s resignation in the matter. Very, very, poor form indeed to wait this long to announce something like this. They could have announced this before the teaser, before the royal gala and they didn’t. As far as I’m concerned, WB owes its fans a lot at this point. I defended the split for DH against some people who dismissed it as being just about the money, but not this time. WB is seeing green after Dark Knight, and they want to see if they can get lucky twice. Unfortunately, they’ve acted irresponsibly and didn’t put enough forethought behind this decision.

Two words: Epic Fail.

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It just seems like this decision, if it was going to be made, should have been made sooner. This isn’t something you decide quickly – if you’re going to decide to move a franchise film like this, this close to the release date, then that’s something that the studio will have been talking about for months, and I think that’s what makes me angry about it. We all understand that WB is a company, and is therefore there to make money. And the fiscal reality is that the movie industry has seen a drop in revenue, and that they probably can make more money in the summer. However, we’re also, as the article stated, some of the most committed fans in the world. We are very loyal to the franchise, and they know we’re going to see the movie either way. They had to know before now that they were going to do this, and even before the film was finished shooting. Why tell us now, when we’re so relatively close to the film, instead of months ago, when we were having a fit about the trailer?

And, here’s really the crux of it, for me: HOW CAN YOU RELEASE A TRAILER THAT AWESOME AND THEN MAKE US WAIT LONGER?! In a way, that makes the whole wait worse.

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How did they expect us to react? Maybe by tomorrow tempers would have eased a bit. ;-)

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The damage is done. No excuses will work. And i agree with Ellanalida – f you really love us fans, then why on earth are you moving the release date for absolutely no reason other than for WB to make more money? WB fails big time…

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I’m sure Warner Brothers loves us. They just love our money more, and will love it even more than that when ticket prices are even more expensive next summer.

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sorry, but what matters more here? Disappointing huge numbers of fans or IMAX profits? Who do Warner Brothers think they are exactly? Russia? Are the fans Georgia? Warner Bros have demonstrated complete contempt for the fans – they can obviously do what they want, when they want, how they want. How we react to this patronising attitude is entirely up to us and up for discussion.

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HAHA, this is incredibly funny, I am a die-hard fan of Harry Potter, but honestly…IDK so much. Thx WB for ruining the excitment, I will NOT be seing this movie in July, and in fact, out theatre in my town is actually thinking about not even bringing it to the screen…oh yes, WB made a stupid move, they will lose MILLIONS!

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“It was the first time the annual gala – held in aid of the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF) – had been scrapped since 1958. CTBF chief executive Peter Hore told BBC News he was “very disappointed” with the decision to shelve the Potter premiere.”

I feel very sorry for the CTBF, and by moving the premiere, WB has not only upset us fans, but also caused a lot of money not to go to charities. I’m very disappointed at WB, and if WB loved their fans enough, they would not have done this. I think we should not blame the directors and producers of the movie, but the people at WB who made this decision only a few months before the release date.

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Whoa! This is the first I’ve heard of this! I’m terribly disappointed. This is extremely frustrating news for the entire fan community I feel. Our extreme devotion to all things Harry Potter has made it so the WB can take advantage of us. They know we will see the movie regardless, so are able to make decisions based solely upon their desire for profit. This entire situation has caused me to become completely disenchanted with Warner Brothers

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It looks like this is true guys, the date has been changed on the official site. I don’t really know how I feel about this. After that Order of the Phoenix disaster (yes, it was horrible) I just don’t seem to care that much about anything movie-related. But I was sort of excited about seeing Half-Blood Prince on screen, what with the whole Tom Riddle story…

But this is purely strategic from the way it sounds. I mean, this is a major producion company. They have to think about what’s best for them, business-wise. It does show the commercial side to it, but why do you think they bought the rights to the books anyway? To satisfy fans worldwide, to bring their dreams to life? Let’s not ki ourselves. They wouldn’t have looked at Jo twice if they didn’t expect it to be such a huge success…

That’s why the movies shouldn’t be what we look forward to the most. I mean, sure it’s nice and exciting and all, but it’s a whole other world. What we should be thinking about are future books. At leats we have Beedle and the Encyclopedia to look forward to.

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“We love our fans”

And you love our wallets even more.

Let’s face it, WB treatment of fans has never been good, with half-hearted DVD releases and the ridiculous “teaser to a trailer” they released for the first CoS trailer (we had to go and see Scooby Doo to watch the full thing, remember?)

This really shouldn’t be a surprise. WB is just a money-making organisation who don’t care a bit about the fans, and although Heyman and co. are forced the tow the party line in the press releases, they can’t be happy about this. Wbat an absolute farce.

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Funny idea of love you have there mr alan. I aswell will be boycotting all WB productions until the release of hbp. I am absolutely gutted and disappointed in WB. You have crushed the hp fandom and couldn’t give a dam.

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There will be no pacifying, unless the original release date is put back in place. BOYCOTT WB!!! The nerve, that he even thinks we are going to roll over and be oh so happy for these stupid pictures now… forget it. I don’t even want to see this movie any more at ALL, WB has completely ruined this experience for me 100%.

And BTW, Mr. Horn, this is not how you show the fans you love us. Nope, not feeling it. November or nothing!

Ellanalida, we are trying to get a worldwide boycott of everything associated with WB going. That includes all their subsidiary companies and partners like TimeWarner, AOL, New Line, etc., plus all their merchandise. If their profits fall, they will have to listen, money is driving this train so money is what we should keep out of their hands.

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Oh you love your fans do you? What a crock! What you love is the money your fans make for you. I am seriously disappointed in WB’s decision making, and no I am not a child amped up about a movie, I am a 30 year old professional… and seriously angry with the thought process behind this.

If you make these decisions at least make them early and stick to them before releasing dates to the fans (and teaser trailers with the release date attached!)

Well done on alienating yourselves from one of the biggest fandoms around.

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So… I guess this is really happening. I only have one complant. If you’ve already seen the damn movie and says it’s ‘fabulous’ and that it could be released in November, why in the bloody hell don’t you then? I’m sad to say this, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this movie doesn’t make as much as the rest. There’s a lot of pissed off people right now, including me.

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I wonder what Jo thinks of all this? I think they should stick with the November release date then do a re-release in just IMAX and 3Dfor July! then we the fans get the best of both worlds and they will profit either way!

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You know what kills me? The following sentence: “I’ve seen the movie. It is fabulous. We would have perfectly been able to have it out in November.”

Is this WB’s way of making amends? Trying to make us feel better Horn?

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“I’ve seen the film”.

Well, at least someone gets to, eh, Mr Horn? What a tactful thing to say to us fans!

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So… I guess this is really happening. I only have one complant. If you’ve already seen the damn movie and says it’s ‘fabulous’ and that it could be released in November, why in the bloody hell don’t you then? I’m sad to say this, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this movie doesn’t make as much as the rest. There’s a lot of pissed off people right now, including me.

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You know what kills me? The following sentence: “I’ve seen the movie. It is fabulous. We would have perfectly been able to have it out in November.”

Trying to make us feel better Horn?

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To protest, hit them where it hurts. Send a letter to Warner Bros. informing them you plan to boycott all Warner Brothers films in the theaters and that you will deliberately see a competing film on the opening weekends of Warner Brothers films, as the opening weekend box office race is now all important to studio execs. Upcoming releases from Warner Brothers and its subsidiaries include:

Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Women Appaloosa RocknRolla Body of Lies Pride and Glory Four Christmases Yes Man

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“We would never do anything to hurt one of the movies or the series. We love our fans.”

It’s a bit late to say that now!

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Whatever they say it makes no sense, they are out of my favour and out of my life. I wan’t see any WB movie be it Potters or anything else.

Such ridiculous manangment.

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“It was the first time the annual gala – held in aid of the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF) – had been scrapped since 1958. CTBF chief executive Peter Hore told BBC News he was “very disappointed” with the decision to shelve the Potter premiere.”

I feel very sorry for the CTBF, and by moving the premiere, WB has not only upset us fans, but also caused a lot of money not to go to charities. I’m very disappointed at WB, and if WB loved their fans enough, they would not have done this. I think we should not blame the directors and producers of the movie, but the people at WB who made this decision only a few months before the release date.

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Okay, so I knew this would happen. They knew we were going to be upset, I just hope by “pacifying” us they actually do something not just wait for us to calm down.

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Wow. This is the first I’ve heard of this news! I’m extremely disappointed. This situation is regrettable on so many levels. Because of our fandom’s extreme devotion to everything Harry Potter we can be taken advantage of. Warner Brothers decision in this case was made solely on profit, and did not take the fans into consideration because we have proven to be so devoted. This has made me extremely disenchanted with WB, and has but the entire fandom in an extremely awkward position.

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This is an abomination. How they can do this…! It makes me absolutely furious. And the article in EW almost made it worse, based on the inaccuracies that were portraying in it. Harry flirting with a waitress in the opening scene, Hermione just shooting a gust of wind at Ron instead of the birdies— I am so pissed off.

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Alan Horn is an idiot. Honestly, the summer will be a wider audience, but there’s no guarantee of more money. This is especially true of Harry Potter movies. Harry Potter movies have a guaranteed fanbase, therefore guaranteed money. Also, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone earned the most amount of money, and let’s just think about when that was released. Oh right. The freaking fall. What we, the fans, ought to do is not go see it opening weekend. See it the weekend after. Movie companies are obsessed with opening weekend box office. Sometimes, it makes or breaks a movie. What we do is give Alan “Moron” Horn a bit of a scare by giving Harry Potter 6 an awful opening weekend. Then we all go on the second weekend, giving it a really really good second weekend, therefore, showing how important the fans are to the franchise. Effing Alan Horn. Or we could spraypaint the studios.

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“We would never do anything to hurt one of the movies or the series. We love our fans.”

It’s a bit late to say that now!

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What is we all send in lots of empty water bottles with notes that say “Dumbledore needs water and we need our movie!” ?

At the end after drinking the potion he pleads for water, and Harry can’t fill the goblet with aguamenti, so he has to dip it into the inferi lake.

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Whatever they say it makes no sense, they are out of my favour and out of my life. I wan’t see any WB movie be it Potters or anything else.

Such ridiculous manangment.

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Good luck trying to pacify us… not going to happen unless the date is changed back! We fãs need to organize…. isolated boycots won’t do anygood. If we could organize and all do something… that would be awesome, and they wouldn’t try this on us again!

Oh! And leaky…. the site is slow as ever. I don’t even know if I’ll be able to post this comment! I know th flow of people accessing the site must’ve grown with yesterday’s news…. but still, isn’t there a way to make the site lighter?

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That guy said it was ready for release – do we believe him and assume that this really WAS for marketing purposes? I can hardly stand to imagine that!

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So… I guess this is really happening. I only have one complant. If you’ve already seen the damn movie and says it’s ‘fabulous’ and that it could be released in November, why in the bloody hell don’t you then? I’m sad to say this, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this movie doesn’t make as much as the rest. There’s a lot of pissed off people right now, including me.

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Clearly no one here runs a business.

With the economy as it is right now, several movies have been pushed back (Star Trek, The Time Traveler’s Wife, now HBP). ALL companies want to make as much money as possible, that why they’re in BUSINESS. What’s with this attitude that making more money is bad? Wouldn’t you all like to make a little more if you could?

The real concern is this: Potter films have always dominated the box office for whatever year it was in. They have always made hundreds of millions of dollars no matter what time of year they were shown. So why is this film being pushed back? Why does it need less competition?

The film probably isn’t as good as the previous five, so they need more time for the fine-tuning, editing, and marketing. If they’re concerned about money, then we should be concerned about the content and quality of the film. WB has never been concerned about money on the previous films because they always made a killing.

Think about it.

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Of course he loves the fans… they pay for his giant mansion and ten cars…

Jackass

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Whatever they say it makes no sense, they are out of my favour and out of my life. I wan’t see any WB movie be it Potters or anything else.

Such ridiculous manangment.

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To protest, hit them where it hurts. Send a letter to Warner Bros. informing them you plan to boycott all Warner Brothers films in the theaters and that you will deliberately see a competing film on the opening weekends of Warner Brothers films, as the opening weekend box office race is now all important to studio execs. Upcoming releases from Warner Brothers and its subsidiaries include:

Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Women Appaloosa RocknRolla Body of Lies Pride and Glory Four Christmases Yes Man

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Yeah,WB loves its fans because of the MONEY! And don’t forget WB,you can only make money from us when we watch your movies in cinemas! Now your hurt all HP fans,and still telling lies to us, don’t expect us to give you the money you want!

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The problem with what they’re saying, is that the decision was made so quickly. A couple weeks ago, they release a trailer saying November, now, without any signals being sent to their partners, they change it. My guess…they’re responding to an emergency. Either test viewings have gotten bad results, or some other project has fallen apart badly and they need HBP to fill the gap.

They’re going to lose a lot more on missing the Christmas sales for merchandise, than they’d get from a Summer release. Something smells here.

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Yeah,WB loves its fans because of the MONEY! And don’t forget WB,you can only make money from us when we watch your movies in cinemas! Now your hurt all HP fans,and still telling lies to us, don’t expect us to give you the money you want!

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Clearly no one here runs a business.

With the economy as it is right now, several movies have been pushed back (Star Trek, The Time Traveler’s Wife, now HBP). ALL companies want to make as much money as possible, that why they’re in BUSINESS. What’s with this attitude that making more money is bad? Wouldn’t you all like to make a little more if you could?

The real concern is this: Potter films have always dominated the box office for whatever year it was in. They have always made hundreds of millions of dollars no matter what time of year they were shown. So why is this film being pushed back? Why does it need less competition?

The film probably isn’t as good as the previous five, so they need more time for the fine-tuning, editing, and marketing. If they’re concerned about money, then we should be concerned about the content and quality of the film. WB has never been concerned about money on the previous films because they always made a killing.

Think about it.

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I feel offended that the WB is using Harry Potter as a money-making scheme. Yes, it has made a ton of money before, but that is due to its quality. I say release it in November and keep it out through next summer. I’d see it every month in thanks.

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WELL MR. KNOW IT ALL, IF YOU SAW THE MOVIE AND SAID IT COULD BE READY FRO NOVEMBER, THEN WHY THE HELL ISN’T COMING OUT THEN??!!!! OH YEA, I FORGOT ALL OF YOU AT WARNER BROS. ARE BIG FAT LOSERS. DO YOU THINK YOURE ACTUALLY CARING FO RTHE FANS BY DOING THIS NO, YOURE CARING ABOUT YOUR DAMN SELFISH NEED FOR MORE MONEY.

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You know what kills me? This: “I’ve seen the movie. It is fabulous. e would have perfectly been able to have it out in November.”

Trying to make us feel better Horn?

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I’m SOOOOOOO glad that Mr. Horn has seen the movie. His whole family probably has, so it won’t affect him or his. What a condescending jerk! Hey, while he’s at it, I have a paper cut that could use some salt rubbed in!

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F*!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU ALAN!

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WELL MR. KNOW IT ALL, IF YOU SAW THE MOVIE AND SAID IT COULD BE READY FRO NOVEMBER, THEN WHY THE HELL ISN’T COMING OUT THEN??!!!! OH YEA, I FORGOT ALL OF YOU AT WARNER BROS. ARE BIG FAT LOSERS. DO YOU THINK YOURE ACTUALLY CARING FO RTHE FANS BY DOING THIS NO, YOURE CARING ABOUT YOUR DAMN SELFISH NEED FOR MORE MONEY.

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I’m SOOOOOOO glad that Mr. Horn has seen the movie. His whole family probably has, so it won’t affect him or his. What a condescending jerk!

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What is we all send in lots of empty water bottles with notes that say “Dumbledore needs water and we need our movie!” ?

At the end after drinking the potion he pleads for water, and Harry can’t fill the goblet with aguamenti, so he has to dip it into the inferi lake.

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Does anybody know why they chose to split the seventh movie? The deathly hollows is shorter than the fith and forth book and the order of the phoenix movie was short enough! I have the feeling Warner only wants us to spend our money twice; as it seems that they are very interested in our money and not in what is best for the fans or the quality of the movies. So, I´d really like to know. Thanks!

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It’s just really…. disspointing. Like…I understand their point of view but they get all the revenue for the HP movies from US the FANS

annnnnd >> Iunno. It’s just really…...difficult to grasp **i boycott

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Sue,

Regarding the Royal Film Performance; it was last year that it was cancelled.

The event will go ahead this year but the film screened will not be the Half-Blood Prince, as originally planned.

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A totally disgraceful decision taken by Warner Bros to postpone the release of the film at this short notice, especially as the release date has been known for some considerable time – and I certainly don’t feel loved by them, regardless of what they might tell us!

They have let themselves, and awful lot of people worldwide, down in deciding not to release HBP until next July, when fans were already looking forward to see it in just a couple of months time.

It is a great shame that Warner Bros are already contracted to do the last HP film…

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“It’s a better revenue opportunity for us at that point.” That quote tells you all you need to know. Obviously Warner Brother’s is in the business of making money as well as Art, but this franchise has already brought in billions of dollars. My guess is that the films has problems, and that they’ll sneak in some re-shoots when the cameras start rolling again in February. HBP is by far the weakest of the books, with nothing much happening until the last few chapters; stands to reason the film would version might have problems.

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Sue,

Regarding the Royal Film Performance; it was last year that it was cancelled.

The event will go ahead this year but the film screened will not be the Half-Blood Prince, as originally planned.

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So… I guess this is really happening. I only have one complant. If you’ve already seen the damn movie and says it’s ‘fabulous’ and that it could be released in November, why in the bloody hell don’t you then? I’m sad to say this, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this movie doesn’t make as much as the rest. There’s a lot of pissed off people right now, including me.

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yeah ok… if you say so!

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This is truly disappointing and upsetting. WB are behaving in the insulting way – insulting because JKR expressley wrote against using power and greed as motivating factors. It is embarrassing that they represent Harry Potter.

I feel used and very very abused by WB.

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I still don’t see why HBP is moved to july because of the writer’s strike. Wouldn’t the lack of well made popular films make the november release even more successful? HBP would rake in millions of dollars wither way, so why wait. I WANT MY HBP NOW!!!!!! On a different note, perhaps the 6 month wait will give them time to go back and digitally alter Dan’s eyes to make them all green.

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yeah ok… if you say so!

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“I’ve seen the movie. It is fabulous. We would have perfectly been able to have it out in November.”

AT LEAST SOMEONE HAS. Way to make us feel better, you idiot! OH my god, this is just insane. Like a nightmare or something.

He should get sacked for that statment alone #%”x%x#&#””%””!!

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I really want to know what they possibly think they could do to “pacify” us in the coming months. like seriously.

I also think it is really sad that they ruined the Royal Performance, way to think only of yourselves WB

the sad thing is we will all go to see it, most of us at midnight, and this change won’t make any difference to them, they’ll probably even end up with more money like they say. grrrr

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This is outrageous! To deprive the fans who have made this series so successful is a slap in the face. An 8 month wait so the studios can generate more revenue? I will never watch it! I am going to boycott the films. I want this decision to cost them money. It won’t be so hard to pass on the film. The movies all suck compared to the books anyway.

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I love that: “I’ve seen the movie. It is fabulous. We would have been perfectly able to have it out in November.” So why the eff aren’t you?

The entire Harry Potter franchise is money in the bank, do they honestly think that waiting an extra year so that they can put it into a few more IMAX theatres will really net them any more money? HBP will be gold for them no matter when it comes out.

To add insult to injury, Horn admitted that the number one grossing film in the franchise is still the Philosopher’s Stone. When was that one released Mr. Horn? Oh that’s right, NOVEMBER freakin’ 16th 2001!!!!! Since it managed to gross over $90 million in the US that weekend I’d say that Thanksgiving releases do ok for themselves. snark!!!

Horn’s statement about ‘pacifing fans’ is just a slap in the face. I realize that it’s a great honour for the almighty Hollywood producers to condescend to pat the heads of the unwashed masses known as their audience, but really Mr. Horn, you’ve just pissed off one of the biggest fan bases in the world. Good job! Of course you’re not going to hurt the movie. YOU have nothing to do with the film itself. You are the cheque book. With decision skills like that it amazes me that you’ve reached your current position. The only thing you’re trying to pacify now is the damage to your reputation.

What I’d really like to know is: What does Ms. Rowling think of this catastrophic blunder? She’s the only one that seems to keep her head on her shoulders when it comes to the franchise so if she can give me one good reason why they should push it back I MIGHT be appeased.

As for Mr. Horn, I’m a regular movie go-er. In fact I saw 86 films in theatres last year alone. And WB has just lost all my business. Congrats!

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This is outrageous! To deprive the fans who have made this series so successful is a slap in the face. An 8 month wait so the studios can generate more revenue? I will never watch it! I am going to boycott the films. I want this decision to cost them money. It won’t be so hard to pass on the film. The movies all suck compared to the books anyway.

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“It’s a better revenue opportunity for us at that point.” That quote tells you all you need to know. Obviously Warner Brother’s is in the business of making money as well as Art, but this franchise has already brought in billions of dollars. My guess is that the films has problems, and that they’ll sneak in some re-shoots when the cameras start rolling again in February. HBP is by far the weakest of the books, with nothing much happening until the last few chapters; stands to reason the film would version might have problems.

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What a disgusting and shameful way to treat the loyal fans who have made every Harry Potter film an enormous box-office success.

I’d like WB to know that they will be losing money by doing this. Ordinarily, I try to see each HP movie several times in theatre to support them, but I will not be paying to see HBP a single time if the July release date stays.

I know many, many people are planning to either watch a pirated version of HBP, or buy a ticket for another movie and then simply walk into the theatre that is playing HBP so that they can still see it.

It will be sad to watch a Harry Potter movie bomb but I really think it’s worth it to send WB a strong message. I hope that the fandom can come together and stick to our guns about this. I know by July many fans will have forgotten their anger and just want to see the movie, but if we do that we are giving WB permission to treat us this way in future.

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:’(

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Good luck trying to pacify us… not going to happen unless the date is changed back! We fãs need to organize…. isolated boycots won’t do anygood. If we could organize and all do something… that would be awesome, and they wouldn’t try this on us again!

Oh! And leaky…. the site is slow as ever. I don’t even know if I’ll be able to post this comment! I know th flow of people accessing the site must’ve grown with yesterday’s news…. but still, isn’t there a way to make the site lighter?

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ARGGHHHHHHHGGGG!!!! WTF?? THEY CANT JUST DO THAT!!!!!!

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I don’t know if any of my comments here were posted successfully. I closed my browser after waiting more than 20 minutes for a response from Leaky’s server.

Am I the only one having this problem??? This is really starting to get on my last nerve.

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I don’t see why we don’t all boyott the ACTUAL movie? I know we’re all dying to see it, but we are the most loyal fans probably out there. Let’s just all agree not to see the movie when it is released and see what WB does then? All of those midnight showings with no one there to see them… I think that’d hurt WB where it counts

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I love that: “I’ve seen the movie. It is fabulous. We would have been perfectly able to have it out in November.” So why the eff aren’t you?

The entire Harry Potter franchise is money in the bank, do they honestly think that waiting an extra year so that they can put it into a few more IMAX theatres will really net them any more money? HBP will be gold for them no matter when it comes out.

To add insult to injury, Horn admitted that the number one grossing film in the franchise is still the Philosopher’s Stone. When was that one released Mr. Horn? Oh that’s right, NOVEMBER freakin’ 16th 2001!!!!! Since it managed to gross over $90 million in the US that weekend I’d say that Thanksgiving releases do ok for themselves. snark!!!

Horn’s statement about ‘pacifing fans’ is just a slap in the face. I realize that it’s a great honour for the almighty Hollywood producers to condescend to pat the heads of the unwashed masses known as their audience, but really Mr. Horn, you’ve just pissed off one of the biggest fan bases in the world. Good job! Of course you’re not going to hurt the movie. YOU have nothing to do with the film itself. You are the cheque book. With decision skills like that it amazes me that you’ve reached your current position. The only thing you’re trying to pacify now is the damage to your reputation.

What I’d really like to know is: What does Ms. Rowling think of this catastrophic blunder? She’s the only one that seems to keep her head on her shoulders when it comes to the franchise so if she can give me one good reason why they should push it back I MIGHT be appeased.

As for Mr. Horn, I’m a regular movie go-er. In fact I saw 86 films in theatres last year alone. And WB has just lost all my business. Congrats!

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i think this is such a slap in the face! Already someone on this site thinks it’s because HBP is so bad they’ve delaid it. I don’t agree, but thats the message sent. It’s a slap in the face to all involved in the making of the film. It’s a slap in the face for the UK. it’s considered an honour to get a royal premire. It’s a slap in the face to all the media and buisnesses whose christmas marketeting must be in disaray. WBs have a new kid on the block, all gets swept aside for the caped crusader. even the highest grossing francise of all time. a slap in the face to the fans and to Jo. Why leave it so late in the day! They’ve known about the writers strike and it’s fall out since feb.

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The fans have to take action…that’s the only way we’re going to get results. People need to sign one of the petitions floating around or write letters to WB. We could honestly pull this off if we all put in effort. With Leaky’s influence on the fan-base, they should totally advocate these actions to help make a difference!

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DAMN WB!!!! ohhhhhhhhhh im not gonan go watch it now, ok i prbly will but i cnt believe they pushed it back! ahhhhhhh the piece of s__’s!!!! so annoyed

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I am so hoping that the whole movie will be leaked online and WB will lose millions of dollars on this.

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Boycotts, petitions and letters won’t do anything. There should be organized protests. Ask yourself what do you want the message to be. Petitions take to long to process, that is why they waited so late to drop this news. They have probably been talking about it for months. Boycotts are notoriously ineffective unless it is a complete Dixie Chick thing. Also boycotting the movie in July does not get it released in November.

My goal is to get this movie released in November. I want protests at major Warner Brothers events and places. People in Florida protest outside Universal Studios where HP world is going up. People in California protest at WB studios. People in other places protest at a SIX FLAGS, dress up as HP characters and protest at the “DARK KNIGHT”, and other big WB Movies. Make your voice heard. \ ULTIMATE GOAL, CHANGE THEIR THINKING AND GET HBP RELEASED IN NOVEMBER.

I was so excited about the release date and now I am just so saddened by the corporate greed of WB.

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Courtney – I think part of the issue is this:

‘We love our fans’

I don’t know why on earth Mr Horn thought a single person would swallow that, but pretending that the concerns of their fans (ha – Harry Potter fans) is even on their longlist of concerns is going to provoke outrage when they’ve already stated that the move is purely about money.

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I wouldn’t be surprised if they’ve been sitting on this decision since before the teaser trailer came out. It’s rather convenient that just after its release on MSN, after getting people talking about the film, they switch the date. Smells like a publicity stunt to me.

Fact is, ordinary cinema-goers don’t give a flying feline when the film is released. All WB’s really succeeded in doing is angering (ahem – enraging) millions of HP fans. I’d love it if they all boycotted the film in the first couple of weeks of release – oh to be able to write the headlines in that scenario!

It’s ridiculous to even mention the writer’s strike – poor attempt to find a scapegoat. I’m glad no one’s buying that.

As for this sudden release of photos, they might be making things worse. ‘Here’s more snippets from the film you won’t be seeing for another eleven months!’ It’s a shame for those counting down as well. It was less than 100 days, now suddenly it’s a year again.

And it’s kind of shocking to cancel the Royal Performance when, frankly, they were honoured to have been picked at all.

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This is a really disgusting comment by Mr. Horn that they love their fans.. Making more money is wat WB wants.. it doesnt care abt fans..

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That guy said it was ready for release – do we believe him and assume that this really WAS for marketing purposes? I can hardly stand to imagine that!

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CRUCIO, ALAN HORN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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You know…if there is a problem with the movie…I’d respect the decision MORE. I mean, if they needed more time for CGI or to reshoot something that was working – I’d be o.k. with the push back.

But the reason they continue to give us is completely related to MONEY!! Money makes the world go round.

How many people REALLY are going to boycott Harry Potter next year? I imagine some will..or some may claim to, but the majority of us will go, and hopefully enjoy the movie past all of this publicity crap. WB will get their money and life will go on.

Longer runs mean more money to them….they mean nothing to me!

I’m so very disappointed…but they’re a corporation. All they care about is money. shrugs

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And TLC Sue actually called the lie from Horn, “a gem”. I hope she’s just being sarcastic.

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It’s all about the profits. Dark Knight has made so much money they had to move HBP to another fiscal year. Can you imagine the taxes? And profit-sharing WB is going to be paying out to its shareholders because of TDK?

Oh, BTW, thank you, Mr Horn for letting us know that the movie we have all be waiting anxiously to see is “fabulous”. Glad you liked it. Too bad we’ll all have to wait about a year to agree with you.

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If people are really serious about boycotting this film and the release date, don’t sacrifice your own enjoyment. It’ll be difficult but don’t go and see the film on the opening weekend, wait a few days and go the following week. That way you still get to see Half Blood Prince but it will also affect WB and the amount grossed as opening weekends are very, very important.

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Boycotts, petitions and letters won’t do anything. There should be organized protests. Ask yourself what do you want the message to be. Petitions take to long to process, that is why they waited so late to drop this news. They have probably been talking about it for months. Boycotts are notoriously ineffective unless it is a complete Dixie Chick thing. Also boycotting the movie in July does not get it released in November.

My goal is to get this movie released in November. I want protests at major Warner Brothers events and places. People in Florida protest outside Universal Studios where HP world is going up. People in California protest at WB studios. People in other places protest at a SIX FLAGS, dress up as HP characters and protest at the “DARK KNIGHT”, and other big WB Movies. Make your voice heard. \ ULTIMATE GOAL, CHANGE THEIR THINKING AND GET HBP RELEASED IN NOVEMBER.

I was so excited about the release date and now I am just so saddened by the corporate greed of WB.

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Yeah, but if it would have done great in November, WHY ARE YOU POSTPONING IT TILL JULY?!!/!<img src="@" alt="" />??#$^*~??@!

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There’s a pretty big difference between waiting three months and almost a year!! This is totally ridiculous!! The film is already completed, the fans are pumped, WHY WAIT?????

Oh, yeah…MONEY.

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The only possible explanation for why they are moving HBP to next summer is that the movie tested really badly. Why else would they suddenly delay the movie AFTER the trailer has already been release, a Royal premiere and other opening dates were scheduled, merchandise was ready to roll, etc. WB may be greedy, but I just can’t imagine they hadn’t considered the timing of the release date before August!

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yeah? well we hate you.

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The only possible explanation for why they are moving HBP to next summer is that the movie tested really badly. Why else would they suddenly delay the movie AFTER the trailer has already been release, a Royal premiere and other opening dates were scheduled, merchandise was ready to roll, etc. WB may be greedy, but I just can’t imagine they hadn’t considered the timing of the release date before August!

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I say we do a petition that says we refuse to see HBP untill it is released to dvd! I also agree with the boycott of WB!

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“We love our fans” huh???wtf??and they love us so much that they make us wait another 8 months? if that’s the way they want to pacify fans than they’ll fail!No,it’s really not us who they love it’s our MONEY!!! i say BOYCOTT too!!!

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Let’s face it guys, we’re all still going to see the movie. What i’d propose though, is to skip opening weekend, instead everyone throw Potter Parties opening night and donate what we would spend on a theater ticket to the HPA.

Let em know that we care where our money goes.

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Yeah…right Mr. Horn…you think anyone’s going to believe that?!!!

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Like it or not folks, WB has a legal fiduciary responsibility to the stockholders not the fans. If they were not to have seized this opportunity to increase the returns to their stockholders they would have violated that responsibility. That does not mean that I am not upset by this news. You see, I am a fan and a stockholder. While my son and I are upset that we now have to wait so long to see this movie, I completely understand the reasoning behind it. After all the number one purpose of owning and operating a business is to make money. and when you are responsible to stockholders; to make the most money that you can.

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Yeah…right Mr. Horn…you think anyone’s going to believe that?!!!

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WHAT IN THE WORLD ARE THEY THINKING?!! THAT’S COMPLETELY STUPID! I think they’re underestimating all of us potter fans. I mean, this is the biggest fanbase ever to exist. Do they really think not as many people would see HBP if it was in November?! They’re just being greedy and selfish! And come on! ” we love our fans.”. . .Oh yeah, i’m really feeling the love here! how about you?! (please note sarcasm) IF YOU LOVE US THEN THEN GIVE US THE BLOODY MOVIE IN NOVEMBER!!

i think I’m gonna cry. . .

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An open letter to everyone who loves Harry Potter:

On August 14, 2008, Warner Brother’s Studios made the unprecedented announcement that the release of the movie, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, was to be delayed for eight months. They announced that the sixth installment of the Harry Potter Saga would be delayed from its previously announced release date of November 21, 2008 to July 17, 2009.

Warner Brothers gave the screenwriters strike as the first reason for the delay. However, this reason is bogus. The screenplay for the Half Blood Prince was completed and the filming nearly complete at the time of the writer’s strike. This strike did not affect filming which took place in Great Britain, and the British cast and crew did not participate in the strike by the United States screenwriter’ s union. The movie has been completed for several months in anticipation of the November release date. In reality the strike caused there to be a delay in production of new movies so there will be no major movies for it to compete with next summer and they can expect a boost in ticket sales because of it, as well as being front and center for awards time.

They also cited a desire to release this film during the more “family friendly” summer months. As to the advantage of a summer release, several of the previous installments have been released during the winter holiday season with record setting box office numbers. In fact, some of the weakest openings have been during the summer releases, most notably that of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

In reality, the Harry Potter series has been an enormous moneymaker for Warner Brothers. They recently announced that the last installment, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows would be done as a two part movie, with release of the first part to be in July (November) of 2010. It would appear that Warner Brothers is trying to extend out the finale of the Saga in an attempt to optimize their bottom line. They are banking on the delay to create a frenzy that will further boost their first day ticket sales, setting even more records than they have with previous installments.

The fandom of the Harry Potter Saga is stunned by this announcement. We cannot believe that Warner Brothers would abuse our devotion to this story, by manipulating us to optimize their profits. Our devotion to the Harry Potter Saga is worth more than the increase of wealth to an already bloated mega-conglomerate. As evidence, today’s ensuing uproar caused by this news caused several Harry Potter fansites to crash.

A movement with the strength of Dumbledore’s Army is building. We call upon all those who love Harry to join us in a global boycott of all Warner Brothers’ movies including those in current release. This boycott is to include DVD sales and collectables of their movies, especially all Harry Potter connected products. We ask for a letter writing campaign to Warner Brother’s studios and picketing of their studios in Hollywood, CA and Leesdale, UK. We extend this boycott to Warner Brothers Television.

We stand prepared to extend this boycott to Warner Brothers’ subsidiaries: America On Line, Time-Life, USA Today, and the American Broadcasting Company (ABC television and its sister channels).

We call upon Harry Potter fans to sign the on-line petitions. The two currently available are http://www.petition online.com/ 11212008/ petition. html and http://www.thepetit ionsite.com/ 1/change- the-half- blood-prince- release-date- back-to-november -21-2008.

You can write to [email protected], [email protected], desiree.finnegan@warner bros.com and [email protected]

We also ask that everyone with an interest in keeping Harry Potter honest and true, to please, forward this post to friends and family, and ask them to participate in the boycott. We do have power, and the power is in the number of Harry Potter’s fans. Let your voice be heard.

Thank you.

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And TLC Sue actually called the lie from Horn, “a gem”. I hope she’s just being sarcastic.

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WB is a disgrace ..They have made far more money than they ever thought possible from the HP movies and related products….How DARE they snub UK’s royal family by cancelling the first premire since 1958…50 bloody years tradition and WB are arrogant to wipe it out??...Where is JKR during all this…surely she is not in agreement with dissing her fans in this manner.just for MORE of the mighty dollars??? I think a boycott om WB is a great idea..I am saddened and to be honest a bit sick over this…I have been a LOYAL fan for I don’t have any idea….my kids have had the books read to them and HP has been part of their lives since they were BORN…Disgrace…Its bad enough making Deathly Hallows in to 2 movies for more money..but THIS move..? DISPICABLE

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Are they serious? They actally think that they can pacify us?Well then they should move the movie back in November where it belongs. They are insane, and I think that if they love the fans than they wouldn’t moved Harry Potter in July. So obviously they are just a hypocrits. I HATE THEM!!! If they don’t change it the way it was I think we should BOYCOTT them down, and they would regret what they have done!!!

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Come on Leaky! Can’t you get a petition together to send to Warner Brothers to make them keep the November date?? There are enough fans to support it!

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um, hate to be a downer but, there’s nothing we can do about this. Better to just accept it and move on. If you really think we can change the minds of a money driven coorporation, your out of your minds! They obviously don’t actually care about what the true fans want.

Oh well, there’s always the twilight movie to look foreward to!!

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I don’t normally comment, but if you really want to send a message, I’d suggest boycotting the opening weekend of one of their next film. Or better yet, the opening weekend of HBP.

If a film doesn’t have a big opening weekend, it makes a huge impact on the studios.

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ARGGHHHHHHHGGGG!!!! WTF?? THEY CANT JUST DO THAT!!!!!!

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Stupid. My heart hurts. :(

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Like it or not folks, WB has a legal fiduciary responsibility to the stockholders not the fans. If they were not to have seized this opportunity to increase the returns to their stockholders they would have violated that responsibility. That does not mean that I am not upset by this news. You see, I am a fan and a stockholder. While my son and I are upset that we now have to wait so long to see this movie, I completely understand the reasoning behind it. After all the number one purpose of owning and operating a business is to make money. and when you are responsible to stockholders; to make the most money that you can.

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WB is a disgrace ..They have made far more money than they ever thought possible from the HP movies and related products….How DARE they snub UK’s royal family by cancelling the first premire since 1958…50 bloody years tradition and WB are arrogant to wipe it out??...Where is JKR during all this…surely she is not in agreement with dissing her fans in this manner.just for MORE of the mighty dollars??? I think a boycott om WB is a great idea..I am saddened and to be honest a bit sick over this…I have been a LOYAL fan for I don’t have any idea….my kids have had the books read to them and HP has been part of their lives since they were BORN…Disgrace…Its bad enough making Deathly Hallows in to 2 movies for more money..but THIS move..? DISPICABLE

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I really want to know what they possibly think they could do to “pacify” us in the coming months. like seriously.

I also think it is really sad that they ruined the Royal Performance, way to think only of yourselves WB

the sad thing is we will all go to see it, most of us at midnight, and this change won’t make any difference to them, they’ll probably even end up with more money like they say. grrrr

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With the economy the way it is, with the uncertainty of the election in November, I don’t blame them for moving the movie. It is sad, but they have to make money in order to give us the movies. That is the unflattering truth, they can’t do these movies out of the goodness of their hearts, they have to have the money. More people go to the movies during the summer. We will have the Tales of Beedle the Bard in December, Melissa’s book, and the 10th anniversary of Sorcerer’s stone to keep us occupied for a while. Everyone needs to just get a grip, calm down. We will get the movie, just later than we wanted.

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What a bummer. I guess I’ll be waiting until August of next year to see all these WB movies: Star Wars: The Clone Wars Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants 2 Batman: The Dark Knight\ Journey to the Center of the Earth Towelhead (September) Rock n Rolla (October) Body of Lies (October) Terminator (Christian Bale 5/22)

It’s too bad, too—I have really been wanting to see the Dark Knight. Oh well, I guess I can always rent it from Netflix after Harry Potter finally comes out.

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Warner Bros. Pictures have showed their true face. Of course DH was split in two to make more money. I could live with that, it will make for two great films. I doubt pushing back HBP will really make more money. Does anyone at Warner Bros. know that the last book of the series was coming out within weeks of OOTP and that Harry Potter mania was at a fever pitch? I know they say it will not push back DH but how will the actors, producers and director film DH and promote the HBP at the same time?

I know about summer and kids being out of school. But I do not know any kids going to school on Saturday or Sunday. Has WB heard of Thanksgiving (Nov. 27, 2008), the biggest movie weekend of the year?

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Grrrrrrr i would almost like to punch that man in the face, this is nothing but greed, just as many people will see the movie now as in july, maybe less now, this is doing nothing but angering millions of people, then he says he saw and its great?? omg PUNCH!

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You love your FAN$, you mean.

Well you know what? We love it when you don’t do useless crap from money.

ROT.

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Warner Bros. Pictures have showed their true face. Of course DH was split in two to make more money. I could live with that, it will make for two great films. I doubt pushing back HBP will really make more money. Does anyone at Warner Bros. know that the last book of the series was coming out within weeks of OOTP and that Harry Potter mania was at a fever pitch? I know they say it will not push back DH but how will the actors, producers and director film DH and promote the HBP at the same time?

I know about summer and kids being out of school. But I do not know any kids going to school on Saturday or Sunday. Has WB heard of Thanksgiving (Nov. 27, 2008), the biggest movie weekend of the year?

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this is soooooo maddening!!! why on earth besides greed would they do this? they have no love what so ever for the fans, just our money. which they will NOT be getting from me anymore. DISGRACE!! i have a whole bunch of choice words i will keep to myself do to this matter. if they were planning on not even putting out the movie until July 2009, why in the !#$ would they be giving the fans hype for? showing us the trailers, pics, and giving us news. it's a bunch of horse!# if you ask me!

I will not watch hp and the hbp! I’m not even interested anymore! i feel bad for all the actors and actresses that have work so hard in putting this movie together and giving the best they have in performance, just to have it delayed to the fans that not only love the book series but love to see the series being played out in movies.

RANT OVER!

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PACIFY US? YOU LOVE US? Oh man thats a good one! He was being sarcastic right? I felt disrespected enough yesterday and now having to read that this greedy son of a …. thinks he can “pacify” us until July is unbelievable to me.

I’d like to hear what Jo thinks about this since she’s always said she cares about the fans and I believe her. I wonder if they even discussed it with her. Some of their decisions and stuff really makes me wonder. It just seems as if over the years she’s had less and less input with the films. I feel like if she really cares about us fans then she should stand up for us because lets face it we can probably write all the letters, sign all the petitions, and make all the calls we want and it still wouldn’t have as much of an impact as her speaking up for us and letting them know that this is wrong and its not ok. I’ve done all of the above, but something just tells me its going to take something really big to get WB attention let alone get them to change their minds.

WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING BIG. Clearly our petitions are not going to be enough (they’re a start) we need something that is going to smack these fools in the faces like a ton of bricks the way that they did us with that announcement. What we need is one of the fan sites or all of them together to set up a campaign to get our original release date back. Right now we aren’t organized enough to make them really say “wow they are serious”. We can make much more of an impact if EVERYONE can come together under one campaign to organize a mass of petitions, boycotts, letters, calls, and so on to make all of our voices heard.

Based on the fact that this decision was made out of greed, if we really want to hit them where it hurts, we need to hit them in their wallet. At this point its sounding like a boycott is the best way to really make our position understood. Still I’d really like to see someone set up a campaign of sorts for everyone to come together under and fast. If we want this movie back to November we have to go for maximum impact and fast before its too late!

WE WILL NOT ROLL OVER AND BE PACIFIED!

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How could WB be so f*ing heart less!!!! ALL THEY CARE ABOUT IS $$$$$$ AND IT MAKES ME SICK THAT THEY WOULD NOT PUT THEIR FANS FIRST! WRITE PETTITIONS, CALL WB, WRIGHT TO WB, AND FOR GODS SAKE BOYCOTT THEM!!! IF ALL THE FANS WORK TOGETHER WE CAN CHANGE THIS INSANITY!! PLEASE!!!!

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I am having trouble getting on the leaky cauldron web site. I suggest we skip going to see the movie opening weekend and skip The IMAX Theater. If Terminator is coming out in the summer as well why do they need HP . This stinks to high heaven and back. The Movie Box on opening weekend is the only way to show I disgust.

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Let’s face it guys, we’re all going to see it no matter what. What i propose, however, is instead of going opening weekend, we all through Potter Parties and donate what would have been the cost of a movie ticket to the HPA. Let them know that We atleast care where our money goes.

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The Trailer clearly says November. Can anyone else honestly say false advertising?

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I totally agree with Rosie and had posted a similar comment yesterday. I will not go and see the film during its first week and have e-mailed several people at WB of this. If enough people do the same then hopefully they will see reason. Hit them where it hurts.

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I am so angry and disappointed with Alan Horn and the WB. This is ridiculous. Greedy corporate America. How disgusting. My advice—a letter or phone call a day to Mr. Horn and Time Warner. (see information below) Although I’m sure they have a website you can email to, I wasn’t able to find it. If anybody does, please post it. Remember how powerful that pen is!!!! Maybe, just maybe, if we’re really lucky, they’ll change it back. As to the earlier post, definetely BOYCOTT all WB releases until the release HP&THBP!!! Screw you, Time Warner. You are money-hungry jerks.

Time Warner Inc. One Time Warner Center New York, NY10019-8016 212.484.8000

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I totally agree with Rosie and had posted a similar comment yesterday. I will not go and see the film during its first week and have e-mailed several people at WB of this. If enough people do the same then hopefully they will see reason. Hit them where it hurts.

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I gotta hand it to Horn – at least he was honest enough to say it’s all about the money. Well, how about the money he’s gonna lose during the 2008 holiday season? Many fans would beat a path to the theater to see HBP, and may see it more than once. Not to mention buying the DVD when it comes out. I love seeing the HP movies at the theater, but if they don’t move it back to November 2008, I may just wait till HBP comes out on HBO, and not even buy the DVD. How’s that for biting the hand that feeds him! I just wish I could do a bat-bogey hex on Horn.

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Nice one, WB; your hypocritical rhetoric is worthy of Umbridge herself (Due to your laughably inadequate knowledge of the Harry Potter books, you may be unable to identify it as such, but that was an insult) Also, re: Kayla’s post; if Harry + co had been as defeatist as you, they never would have formed the DA. I know we can’t influence the decision-making of a huge corporation like WB, but we can make an impact on their public image and show them that we won’t be ‘pacified’ this easily.

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The only thing we can do is dont go to the cinema when HBP is out, wait until the dvd comes out! But cant wai that long.. but really we shouldnt go to the cinema of wb productions, there is one problem, i really love watching films (but only films where the creativity is more important then the money)

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If people are really serious about boycotting this film and the release date, don’t sacrifice your own enjoyment. It’ll be difficult but don’t go and see the film on the opening weekend, wait a few days and go the following week. That way you still get to see Half Blood Prince but it will also affect WB and the amount grossed as opening weekends are very, very important.

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Dear Warner Bros,

We’re not YOUR fans, we’re HER fans and HARRY’s fans!!!

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Warner Bros cares not one bit about fans, only what they have in their pockets. They are counting on loyalty to the books and the final film products, to make people forget that they manipulate everything for their own profit.

It certainly would not hurt to inform WB of our displeasure by refusing to put any money in their till. That is the only language they understand.

The actual creation – the story – whether on the page or on film, is above this sort of thing. The suits worrying about profits and filling in empty schedules to make more money are revolting. They take the creative efforts of multitudes of individuals and one literary genius and hold fans hostage.

And they do it just because they can. However, I doubt very much they will pacify anyone. They just gave us all acid pops.

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Trailer clearly says November. Does anyone agree with me this is false advertising?

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This is not a good way to apologize. “We would never do anything to hurt one of the movies or the series. We love our fans.”

JK you have to sue them, they cant displease ur fans no dam reason. Greedy brats!! Selfish to the core of their heart.

I HATE WARNER BROS! WE SHOULD NEVER A WARNER BROS. MOVIE HARRY POTTER">AGAIN.

And as per my memory the first, second and fourth movie were released in November has did very well.

People should go and stop Warner Bros.from shooting movie now.

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Typical major corporation, thinking of themselves always! I wonder what JK has to say about this?!

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I am having trouble getting on the leaky cauldron web site. I suggest we skip going to see the movie opening weekend and skip The IMAX Theater. If Terminator is coming out in the summer as well why do they need HP . This stinks to high heaven and back. The Movie Box on opening weekend is the only way to show I disgust.

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What “better revenue opportunity”? Warner Bros. moved HP-HBP from November 2008 to July 2009 because they don’t have enough movies for release in summer 2009, so they’re shifting — or they think they’re shifting — revenues from November 2008 to July 2009.

Warner Bros.’s actions are callous towards its audience and really takes them for granted. And have you noticed that Warner Bros. haven’t provided a way for us to register our objections with them?

Well, I object to being treated poorly, so I will vote with my dollars — and my attendance figures. In me, they’ve lost the 3 times I typically see a Harry Potter movie in the theatre, as well as the people I take along with me. So it’s not just one sale they’ve lost, but a minimum of 6. Not to mention the number of people to whom I’ll recommend the same strategy.

It’s called word-of-mouth — “buzz” in today’s marketing terminology. And guess what the buzz is among Harry Potter fans?

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WB is a disgrace ..They have made far more money than they ever thought possible from the HP movies and related products….How DARE they snub UK’s royal family by cancelling the first premire since 1958…50 bloody years tradition and WB are arrogant to wipe it out??...Where is JKR during all this…surely she is not in agreement with dissing her fans in this manner.just for MORE of the mighty dollars??? I think a boycott om WB is a great idea..I am saddened and to be honest a bit sick over this…I have been a LOYAL fan for I don’t have any idea….my kids have had the books read to them and HP has been part of their lives since they were BORN…Disgrace…Its bad enough making Deathly Hallows in to 2 movies for more money..but THIS move..? DISPICABLE

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http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,404681,00.html I think this article is the real reason for the date change. WB doesn’t want to deal with Equus questions during press for their “family friendly” film.

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What “better revenue opportunity”? Warner Bros. moved HP-HBP from November 2008 to July 2009 because they don’t have enough movies for release in summer 2009, so they’re shifting — or they think they’re shifting — revenues from November 2008 to July 2009.

Warner Bros.’s actions are callous towards its audience and really takes them for granted. And have you noticed that Warner Bros. haven’t provided a way for us to register our objections with them?

Well, I object to being treated poorly, so I will vote with my dollars — and my attendance figures. In me, they’ve lost the 3 times I typically see a Harry Potter movie in the theatre, as well as the people I take along with me. So it’s not just one sale they’ve lost, but a minimum of 6. Not to mention the number of people to whom I’ll recommend the same strategy.

And I’ll let my local theatre know why I’m not attending.

It’s called word-of-mouth — “buzz” in today’s marketing terminology. And guess what the buzz is among Harry Potter fans?

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You love the fans? You love our money! The nerve, does this man think that we’ re stupid?

I think we should boycott the opening week too. As we’ve seen, money is the only thing they understand.

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PACIFY US? YOU LOVE US? Oh man thats a good one! He was being sarcastic right? I felt disrespected enough yesterday and now having to read that this greedy son of a …. thinks he can “pacify” us until July is unbelievable to me.

I’d like to hear what Jo thinks about this since she’s always said she cares about the fans and I believe her. I wonder if they even discussed it with her. Some of their decisions and stuff really makes me wonder. It just seems as if over the years she’s had less and less input with the films. I feel like if she really cares about us fans then she should stand up for us because lets face it we can probably write all the letters, sign all the petitions, and make all the calls we want and it still wouldn’t have as much of an impact as her speaking up for us and letting them know that this is wrong and its not ok. I’ve done all of the above, but something just tells me its going to take something really big to get WB attention let alone get them to change their minds.

WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING BIG. Clearly our petitions are not going to be enough (they’re a start) we need something that is going to smack these fools in the faces like a ton of bricks the way that they did us with that announcement. What we need is one of the fan sites or all of them together to set up a campaign to get our original release date back. Right now we aren’t organized enough to make them really say “wow they are serious”. We can make much more of an impact if EVERYONE can come together under one campaign to organize a mass of petitions, boycotts, letters, calls, and so on to make all of our voices heard.

Based on the fact that this decision was made out of greed, if we really want to hit them where it hurts, we need to hit them in their wallet. At this point its sounding like a boycott is the best way to really make our position understood. Still I’d really like to see someone set up a campaign of sorts for everyone to come together under and fast. If we want this movie back to November we have to go for maximum impact and fast before its too late!

WE WILL NOT ROLL OVER AND BE PACIFIED!

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Dear Warner Bros,

We’re not at all YOUR fans, we’re HER fans and HARRY’s fans!!!

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Clearly “we care about our fans” is WB code for “we care about money”.

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Trailer clearly says November. Does anyone agree with me this is false advertising?

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What “better revenue opportunity”? Warner Bros. moved HP-HBP from November 2008 to July 2009 because they don’t have enough movies for release in summer 2009, so they’re shifting — or they think they’re shifting — revenues from November 2008 to July 2009.

Warner Bros.’s actions are callous towards its audience and really takes them for granted. And have you noticed that Warner Bros. haven’t provided a way for us to register our objections with them?

Well, I object to being treated poorly, so I will vote with my dollars — and my attendance figures. In me, they’ve lost the 3 times I typically see a Harry Potter movie in the theatre, as well as the people I take along with me. So it’s not just one sale they’ve lost, but a minimum of 6. Not to mention the number of people to whom I’ll recommend the same strategy.

It’s called word-of-mouth — “buzz” in today’s marketing terminology. And guess what the buzz is among Harry Potter fans?

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Well done Mr Horn, that gives the pirates plenty of time to leak the movie on the web so less people bothering to see it at the cinema. Quite frankly if that happens, its your own fault.

This just proves the studios have no clue at all about their customers.

Like others have said, this very well might make the difference between going to see the movie or not. I rarely watch movies in the summer especially as I have hayfever so do not enjoy them as much as in the winter when my allergies are calmer. Also my birthday is in November.

Actually I think so far I have only ever SEEN a Harry Potter movie in November/December. The July releases I never saw at the cinema but waited for the DVD instead.

Oh and for the record, there is NO other movie I am likely to see at the cinema this year.

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Like it or not WB has a fiduciary responsibility to the stockholders, not the fans. That does not mean that I am not upset by them deciding to push back the release. My son actually started crying and called me a liar. Anyways, their responsibility is not to us and this decision isn’t completely about how much can we milk out of potter fans. Yes, potter will make money whenever released. BUT, WB has to make money next july. They need a big film to turn profits for next year and Harry is it. I am sure that this could not have been an easy decision for them and that they knew that they would anger us. But, when you get past the “I want it NOW” attitude that is all over the place, you will see that this really is a sound business decision. For me, I am stuck in the middle, on one side I am a big potter fan and on the other, I am a stockholder. I mean, this really did anger me. My son and I go see a movie every thanksgiving weekend. Now, there is nothing good out that weekend. I just wanted to cry.

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I am having trouble getting on the leaky cauldron web site. I suggest we skip going to see the movie opening weekend and skip The IMAX Theater. If Terminator is coming out in the summer as well why do they need HP . This stinks to high heaven and back. The Movie Box on opening weekend is the only way to show I disgust.

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Like it or not WB has a fiduciary responsibility to the stockholders, not the fans. That does not mean that I am not upset by them deciding to push back the release. My son actually started crying and called me a liar. Anyways, their responsibility is not to us and this decision isn’t completely about how much can we milk out of potter fans. Yes, potter will make money whenever released. BUT, WB has to make money next july. They need a big film to turn profits for next year and Harry is it. I am sure that this could not have been an easy decision for them and that they knew that they would anger us. But, when you get past the “I want it NOW” attitude that is all over the place, you will see that this really is a sound business decision. For me, I am stuck in the middle, on one side I am a big potter fan and on the other, I am a stockholder. I mean, this really did anger me. My son and I go see a movie every thanksgiving weekend. Now, there is nothing good out that weekend. I just wanted to cry.

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PACIFY US? YOU LOVE US? Oh man thats a good one! He was being sarcastic right? I felt disrespected enough yesterday and now having to read that this greedy son of a …. thinks he can “pacify” us until July is unbelievable to me.

I’d like to hear what Jo thinks about this since she’s always said she cares about the fans and I believe her. I wonder if they even discussed it with her. Some of their decisions and stuff really makes me wonder. It just seems as if over the years she’s had less and less input with the films. I feel like if she really cares about us fans then she should stand up for us because lets face it we can probably write all the letters, sign all the petitions, and make all the calls we want and it still wouldn’t have as much of an impact as her speaking up for us and letting them know that this is wrong and its not ok. I’ve done all of the above, but something just tells me its going to take something really big to get WB attention let alone get them to change their minds.

WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING BIG. Clearly our petitions are not going to be enough (they’re a start) we need something that is going to smack these fools in the faces like a ton of bricks the way that they did us with that announcement. What we need is one of the fan sites or all of them together to set up a campaign to get our original release date back. Right now we aren’t organized enough to make them really say “wow they are serious”. We can make much more of an impact if EVERYONE can come together under one campaign to organize a mass of petitions, boycotts, letters, calls, and so on to make all of our voices heard.

Based on the fact that this decision was made out of greed, if we really want to hit them where it hurts, we need to hit them in their wallet. At this point its sounding like a boycott is the best way to really make our position understood. Still I’d really like to see someone set up a campaign of sorts for everyone to come together under and fast. If we want this movie back to November we have to go for maximum impact and fast before its too late!

WE WILL NOT ROLL OVER AND BE PACIFIED!

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Thats total S*.

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What “better revenue opportunity”? Warner Bros. moved HP-HBP from November 2008 to July 2009 because they don’t have enough movies for release in summer 2009, so they’re shifting — or they think they’re shifting — revenues from November 2008 to July 2009.

Warner Bros.’s actions are callous towards its audience and really takes them for granted. And have you noticed that Warner Bros. haven’t provided a way for us to register our objections with them?

Well, I object to being treated poorly, so I will vote with my dollars — and my attendance figures. In me, they’ve lost the 3 times I typically see a Harry Potter movie in the theatre, as well as the people I take along with me. So it’s not just one sale they’ve lost, but a minimum of 6. Not to mention the number of people to whom I’ll recommend the same strategy.

And I’ll let my local theatre know why I’m not attending.

It’s called word-of-mouth — “buzz” in today’s marketing terminology. And guess what the buzz is among Harry Potter fans?

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M, i don’t buy that about equus! thats putting the blame onto Dan! Also for the minor fuss about equus WB would have jumped from the frying pan into the fire!

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i must say it is disappointing that the movie wont be out in november i thought at first that maybe the movie was not done and not ready to be released. but to hold it back just so they can make more money. im sure that if they would have kept the nov date they would have made loads of money. well no matter what im gonna see it a bunch when it comes out!! i cant wait. im gonna see it with everyone i know over and over.

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I agree with the act of Boycotting them…. thats extremely upsetting that they would do this.

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If I wait that long I can wait for the dvd and so can my kids. they’re going to lose out on 8 -12 ticket sales there alone. Wise decision. I was on the fence before because they treated the book as fish-wrapping when they wrote this screen adaptation but they helped make up my mind. I didn’t need to spend the 70 bucks each time on concessions anyway. If other people feel as I do they may get a surprise in their box office numbers.

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yes boycott on WB they will have to sufer for our money mr. horn go f… your self

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you can pacify my ass Mr. Alan!!

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The frustrating thing is that this news won’t stop me from seeing the movie next summer. Even though I’m angry enough not to, I’ll still fork over my $10 and head in…lining the pockets of the WB jerks who made the decision in the first place.

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is there anything we could do…. there must be something, what the hell they cant just randomly change their minds!!!!! its not like their having production difficulties…..the movie is DONE!!! they could screen it in a week if they wanted tooo!!! there must be something that can be done!!! F u WB!!!

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Boycott WB.

Do not see another WB movie between now and the time HBP comes out.

They are not only hurting the fans, but also the charities that would have benefitted from the premiere releases. I hope they are sued for breach of contract!

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What “better revenue opportunity”? Warner Bros. moved HP-HBP from November 2008 to July 2009 because they don’t have enough movies for release in summer 2009, so they’re shifting — or they think they’re shifting — revenues from November 2008 to July 2009.

Warner Bros.’s actions are callous towards its audience and really takes them for granted. And have you noticed that Warner Bros. haven’t provided a way for us to register our objections with them?

Well, I object to being treated poorly, so I will vote with my dollars — and my attendance figures. In me, they’ve lost the 3 times I typically see a Harry Potter movie in the theatre, as well as the people I take along with me. So it’s not just one sale they’ve lost, but a minimum of 6. Not to mention the number of people to whom I’ll recommend the same strategy.

And I’ll let my local theatre know why I’m not attending.

It’s called word-of-mouth — “buzz” in today’s marketing terminology. And guess what the buzz is among Harry Potter fans?

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Dear Warner Bros,

We’re not at all YOUR fans, we’re HER fans and HARRY’s fans!!!

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What “better revenue opportunity”? Warner Bros. moved HP-HBP from November 2008 to July 2009 because they don’t have enough movies for release in summer 2009, so they’re shifting — or they think they’re shifting — revenues from November 2008 to July 2009.

Warner Bros.’s actions are callous towards its audience and really takes them for granted. And have you noticed that Warner Bros. haven’t provided a way for us to register our objections with them?

Well, I object to being treated poorly, so I will vote with my dollars — and my attendance figures. In me, they’ve lost the 3 times I typically see a Harry Potter movie in the theatre, as well as the people I take along with me. So it’s not just one sale they’ve lost, but a minimum of 6. Not to mention the number of people to whom I’ll recommend the same strategy.

It’s called word-of-mouth — “buzz” in today’s marketing terminology. And guess what the buzz is among Harry Potter fans?

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is there anything we could do…. there must be something, what the hell they cant just randomly change their minds!!!!! its not like their having production difficulties…..the movie is DONE!!! they could screen it in a week if they wanted tooo!!! there must be something that can be done!!! F u WB!!!

oh and i seriously hope the movie leaks by november cuz if it does i will make an oath of not ever watching it on the big screen

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What “better revenue opportunity”? Warner Bros. moved HP-HBP from November 2008 to July 2009 because they don’t have enough movies for release in summer 2009, so they’re shifting — or they think they’re shifting — revenues from November 2008 to July 2009.

Warner Bros.’s actions are callous towards its audience and really takes them for granted. And have you noticed that Warner Bros. haven’t provided a way for us to register our objections with them?

Well, I object to being treated poorly, so I will vote with my dollars — and my attendance figures. In me, they’ve lost the 3 times I typically see a Harry Potter movie in the theatre, as well as the people I take along with me. So it’s not just one sale they’ve lost, but a minimum of 6. Not to mention the number of people to whom I’ll recommend the same strategy.

And I’ll let my local theatre know why I’m not attending.

It’s called word-of-mouth — “buzz” in today’s marketing terminology. And guess what the buzz is among Harry Potter fans?

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this is just UGH!!!!

WE ARE FANS OF HARRY POTTER, NOT WARNER BROS, INCASE THEY HAVNT NOTICED!

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It is positively disgusting, what corporate idiots will do in efforts to obtain more money than anyone has a right to.

No matter what they say, they do not care at all about fans and never will. They just don’t understand that this action will make them loose money, as oppose to gaining it. And they are going to have serious issues on their hands for this moment on.

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Like it or not WB has a fiduciary responsibility to the stockholders, not the fans. That does not mean that I am not upset by them deciding to push back the release. My son actually started crying and called me a liar. Anyways, their responsibility is not to us and this decision isn’t completely about how much can we milk out of potter fans. Yes, potter will make money whenever released. BUT, WB has to make money next july. They need a big film to turn profits for next year and Harry is it. I am sure that this could not have been an easy decision for them and that they knew that they would anger us. But, when you get past the “I want it NOW” attitude that is all over the place, you will see that this really is a sound business decision. For me, I am stuck in the middle, on one side I am a big potter fan and on the other, I am a stockholder. I mean, this really did anger me. My son and I go see a movie every thanksgiving weekend. Now, there is nothing good out that weekend. I just wanted to cry.

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What an idiot. He really seems to think all these comments he is making are going to make fans feel any better…

I smell a BOYCOTT coming…

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It is positively disgusting, what corporate idiots will do in efforts to obtain more money than anyone has a right to.

No matter what they say, they do not care at all about fans and never will. They just don’t understand that this action will make them loose money, as oppose to gaining it. And they are going to have serious issues on their hands for this moment on.

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BOYCOTT all Warner Brothers movies and things related!!!!! Plus write letters to WB!!! Dont let those gits do this!!!! We have rights too!!!!

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a bright point? imax at release? don’t make me laugh! this change of release date is nothing more than unadulerated greed! i support the boycott idea and i will take it one step further i will not go and see any wb films intheaters until HP HBP hits theaters and i will not buy any wb dvds until HP HBP comes out on dvd as now it will not come out as soon as it would have if the original theatrical release date had held true! they willget my money but not untili am ready to give it to them!

signed by am very unhappy ravenclaw!

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PACIFY US? YOU LOVE US? Oh man thats a good one! He was being sarcastic right? I felt disrespected enough yesterday and now having to read that this greedy son of a …. thinks he can “pacify” us until July is unbelievable to me!

I’d like to hear what Jo thinks about this since she’s always said she cares about the fans and I believe her. I wonder if they even discussed it with her. Some of their decisions and stuff really makes me wonder. It just seems as if over the years she’s had less and less input with the films. I feel like if she really cares about us fans then she should stand up for us because lets face it we can probably write all the letters, sign all the petitions, and make all the calls we want and it still wouldn’t have as much of an impact as her speaking up for us and letting them know that this is wrong and its not ok. I’ve done all of the above, but something just tells me its going to take something really big to get WB attention let alone get them to change their minds.

WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING BIG. Clearly our petitions are not going to be enough (they’re a start). We need something that is going to smack these fools in the faces like a ton of bricks the way that they did us with that announcement. What we need is one of the fan sites or all of them together to set up a campaign to get our original release date back. Right now we aren’t organized enough to make them really say “wow they are serious”. We can make much more of an impact if EVERYONE can come together under one campaign to organize a mass of petitions, boycotts, letters, calls, and so on to make all of our voices heard.

Based on the fact that this decision was made out of greed, if we really want to hit them where it hurts, we need to hit them in their wallet. At this point its sounding like a boycott is the best way to really make our position understood. Still I’d really like to see someone set up a campaign of sorts for everyone to come together under and fast. If we want this movie back to November we have to go for maximum impact and fast before its too late!

WE WILL NOT ROLL OVER AND BE PACIFIED!

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I don’t have the drive or the passion to actually start boycotting WB films, (unless they just release a bunch of really crap ones from now until then lol) but I’m still utterly shocked that they had the cheek to think they could pull this one off.

Love the fans? They don’t love you.

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I have to agree with everyone suggesting a boycott of all WB movies between now and HBP release date. WB are never going to believe we’ll boycott a Harry Potter film but if people won’t go and see any of their other movies between now and next July, the money grabbing idiots might actually pay attention.

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Boycott WB.

Do not see another WB movie between now and the time HBP comes out.

They are not only hurting the fans, but also the charities that would have benefitted from the premiere releases. I hope they are sued for breach of contract!

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Disclaimer: I do NOT own the Harry Potter series. That credit goes to the brilliant mind of J.K. Rowling. Go Jo! I also do not own some of the material used. Again that belongs to Jo and Warner Brothers.

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Boycott WB.

Do not see another WB movie between now and the time HBP comes out.

They are not only hurting the fans, but also the charities that would have benefitted from the premiere releases. I hope they are sued for breach of contract!

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What “better revenue opportunity”? Warner Bros. moved HP-HBP from November 2008 to July 2009 because they don’t have enough movies for release in summer 2009, so they’re shifting — or they think they’re shifting — revenues from November 2008 to July 2009.

Warner Bros.’s actions are callous towards its audience and really takes them for granted. And have you noticed that Warner Bros. haven’t provided a way for us to register our objections with them?

Well, I object to being treated poorly, so I will vote with my dollars — and my attendance figures. In me, they’ve lost the 3 times I typically see a Harry Potter movie in the theatre, as well as the people I take along with me. So it’s not just one sale they’ve lost, but a minimum of 6. Not to mention the number of people to whom I’ll recommend the same strategy.

It’s called word-of-mouth — “buzz” in today’s marketing terminology. And guess what the buzz is among Harry Potter fans?

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I think moving the movie gives Dan Radcliffe and Richard Grifiths a chance to complete EQUUS without worrying about being available for premiers. Why take them away from their broadway performances and leave their audiences stuck with standins, or have them absent from any of the movie premiers because of contracts with EQUUS? Now, we all get the best of both the play and the movie!

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I don’t even know who “Mr. Alan” is, but if he’s the one who changed the date of the movie I’m kinda mad at him. A little. Just a tad. Ok, mabey a lot. A lot ,a lot!

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The most recent WB quote (“We love our fans”) is incorrect. Such a self-serving statement strains, then breaks, credulity.

WB actually meant: “We love our fans’ money more.”

That hits the nail on the head.

It’s time for a boycott.

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What an idiot. He really seems to think all these comments he is making are going to make fans feel any better…

I smell a BOYCOTT coming…

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Lets face it they don’t care about the devotee fans. They care about money Its understandable as much people are upset and PO the majority (97 -99%) of devotee HP fans are going to see it regardless when it comes out many of you complaining and upset now will be lined up the evening of the 16 for the 12am showing ,others will see it in the days following and weeks. Many will see the movie numerous times next summer. The people they care about are the one who might not see HP during November but would in July since as has been stated people see more movies during the summer months.

I agree it sucks but that’s life sometimes one has to roll with the waves and punches. Movies are a business and its cutthroat business at that. HP is ending they have two movies left of course they want to get as much money out of them as they can.

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I have to agree with everyone suggesting a boycott of all WB movies between now and HBP release date. WB are never going to believe we’ll boycott a Harry Potter film but if people won’t go and see any of their other movies between now and next July, the money grabbing idiots might actually pay attention.

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“I call for a boycott of all Warner Bros productions from now up until the release of HP-HBP.

They want to make us wait so they can get more money? Well, let’s make them wait to get our money.

For a full calendar year, I will not see any Warner Bros productions in theater.”

YES! I AGREE ! What Mister Horn is really trying to say is “We hate our fans”! Either that or “fans” means money. We should make a petition of those boycotting WB until the release of HBP! I will also try to get them to CANCEL TWILIGHT PERMANANTLY (if it’s WB) because TWILIGHT SUCKS!

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Boycott WB.

Do not see another WB movie between now and the time HBP comes out.

They are not only hurting the fans, but also the charities that would have benefitted from the premiere releases. I hope they are sued for breach of contract!

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I am so angry over WB’s decision to delay HBP to July 2009 for what appears to be little more than greed. Well we should hit them where it hurts. Not one true HP fan should see this film in its first week ~ opening week revenues are really important to film companies. I have already e-mailed several people at WB over this (including Ken Horn) but guess what ~ not even an automated reply. Boycott the first week and e-mail WB to that effect.

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Boycott WB.

Do not see another WB movie between now and the time HBP comes out.

They are not only hurting the fans, but also the charities that would have benefitted from the premiere releases. I hope they are sued for breach of contract!

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BOYCOTT all Warner Brothers movies and things related!!!!! Plus write letters to WB!!! Dont let those gits do this!!!! We have rights too!!!!

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PACIFY US? YOU LOVE US? Oh man thats a good one! He was being sarcastic right? I felt disrespected enough yesterday and now having to read that this greedy son of a …. thinks he can “pacify” us until July is unbelievable to me!

I’d like to hear what Jo thinks about this since she’s always said she cares about the fans and I believe her. I wonder if they even discussed it with her. Some of their decisions and stuff really makes me wonder. It just seems as if over the years she’s had less and less input with the films. I feel like if she really cares about us fans then she should stand up for us because lets face it we can probably write all the letters, sign all the petitions, and make all the calls we want and it still wouldn’t have as much of an impact as her speaking up for us and letting them know that this is wrong and its not ok. I’ve done all of the above, but something just tells me its going to take something really big to get WB attention let alone get them to change their minds.

WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING BIG. Clearly our petitions are not going to be enough (they’re a start). We need something that is going to smack these fools in the faces like a ton of bricks the way that they did us with that announcement. What we need is one of the fan sites or all of them together to set up a campaign to get our original release date back. Right now we aren’t organized enough to make them really say “wow they are serious”. We can make much more of an impact if EVERYONE can come together under one campaign to organize a mass of petitions, boycotts, letters, calls, and so on to make all of our voices heard.

Based on the fact that this decision was made out of greed, if we really want to hit them where it hurts, we need to hit them in their wallet. At this point its sounding like a boycott is the best way to really make our position understood. Still I’d really like to see someone set up a campaign of sorts for everyone to come together under and fast. If we want this movie back to November we have to go for maximum impact and fast before its too late!

WE WILL NOT ROLL OVER AND BE PACIFIED!

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BOYCOTT all Warner Brothers movies and things related!!!!! Plus write letters to WB!!! Dont let those gits do this!!!! We have rights too!!!!

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“We would never do anything to hurt one of the movies or the series. We love our fans.”

bullsh*t!!

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“I call for a boycott of all Warner Bros productions from now up until the release of HP-HBP.

They want to make us wait so they can get more money? Well, let’s make them wait to get our money.

For a full calendar year, I will not see any Warner Bros productions in theater.”

YES! I AGREE ! What Mister Horn is really trying to say is “We hate our fans”! Either that or “fans” means money. We should make a petition of those boycotting WB until the release of HBP! I will also try to get them to CANCEL TWILIGHT PERMANANTLY (if it’s WB) because TWILIGHT SUCKS!

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The most recent WB quote (“We love our fans”) is incorrect. Such a self-serving statement strains, then breaks, credulity.

WB actually meant: “We love our fans’ money more.”

That hits the nail on the head.

It’s time for a boycott.

Avatar Image says:

BOYCOTT all Warner Brothers movies and things related!!!!! Plus write letters to WB!!! Dont let those gits do this!!!! We have rights too!!!!

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Boycott WB.

Do not see another WB movie between now and the time HBP comes out.

They are not only hurting the fans, but also the charities that would have benefitted from the premiere releases. I hope they are sued for breach of contract!

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I don’t even know who “Mr. Alan” is, but if he’s the one who changed the date of the movie I’m kinda mad at him. A little. Just a tad. Ok, mabey a lot. A lot ,a lot!

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PACIFY US? YOU LOVE US? Oh man thats a good one! He was being sarcastic right? I felt disrespected enough yesterday and now having to read that this greedy son of a …. thinks he can “pacify” us until July is unbelievable to me!

I’d like to hear what Jo thinks about this since she’s always said she cares about the fans and I believe her. I wonder if they even discussed it with her. Some of their decisions and stuff really makes me wonder. It just seems as if over the years she’s had less and less input with the films. I feel like if she really cares about us fans then she should stand up for us because lets face it we can probably write all the letters, sign all the petitions, and make all the calls we want and it still wouldn’t have as much of an impact as her speaking up for us and letting them know that this is wrong and its not ok. I’ve done all of the above, but something just tells me its going to take something really big to get WB attention let alone get them to change their minds.

WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING BIG. Clearly our petitions are not going to be enough (they’re a start). We need something that is going to smack these fools in the faces like a ton of bricks the way that they did us with that announcement. What we need is one of the fan sites or all of them together to set up a campaign to get our original release date back. Right now we aren’t organized enough to make them really say “wow they are serious”. We can make much more of an impact if EVERYONE can come together under one campaign to organize a mass of petitions, boycotts, letters, calls, and so on to make all of our voices heard.

Based on the fact that this decision was made out of greed, if we really want to hit them where it hurts, we need to hit them in their wallet. At this point its sounding like a boycott is the best way to really make our position understood. Still I’d really like to see someone set up a campaign of sorts for everyone to come together under and fast. If we want this movie back to November we have to go for maximum impact and fast before its too late!

WE WILL NOT ROLL OVER AND BE PACIFIED!

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Really? Hmm, I wonder…I know my last non-fan art post was slightly negative, but I’ll try to do better about that in the future :) But really, if they were postponing the movie because they were running into some post-production trouble, that would be okay. However, because they’re delaying it so they can make more money, that disgusts me. Please, WB, you’re taking us for granted! We love Harry, and you’re ruining it for us!

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ok a few simple pictures are not going to hold off an angry mob of harry potter fans who want there movie!

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Instead of Warner Brothers’ Mr. Horn bumbling . . .and stumbling . . . and posting worthless (or use the term “greedy”) excuses to the fan$ he says he love$,” Warner Brothers should be pulling out all the stops for the films, including top notch advertising and Academy Award winning production values. And maybe for the first time WB could even try to get a grade of A or A- from Entertainment Weekly like the “epic” Tropic Thunder just did! Do justice to the BEST series in literature in the last 50 years.

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I pretty much had a heart attack this morning when I heard that HBP will be postponed for d*mn near a year! WTF WB?? And then adding insult to injury, one of the execs had the AUDACITY to say, “I’ve seen the movie…and it’s GREAT.” Well that’s nice for you WB executive and smite your precious eyes! Viva la Revolution!

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THEY WILL REGRET THIS!!!! It’s always about the revenue! Guess what! Because WB are a bunch of mother farting LEECHES, I am boycotting all their movies and I’m starting to rally everyone I can. BTW, although I will go see the HP movies I will NOT see it opening weekend. Lets put them to shame and show them who’s boss here! No one go opening weekend! Let them have the most painful and embarrasing opening weekend for the most famous movie series in history!!! That’ll teach the GREEDY LEECHES!!!! I HATE THEM DISGUSTING GREEDY SHAMELESS EXECUTIVES!!!!! AAAAGHHRRRHHH!!!

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’’Dear Warner Bros,

We’re not at all YOUR fans, we’re HER fans and HARRY’s fans!!!’‘

Emmy, this is the best comment I have ever read!!! That’s the message we must give to WB!!!

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I just read the book againe so I was finished before it came out im gutted.ane

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I pretty much had a heart attack this morning when I heard that HBP will be postponed for d*mn near a year! WTF WB?? And then adding insult to injury, one of the execs had the AUDACITY to say, “I’ve seen the movie…and it’s GREAT.” Well that’s nice for you WB executive and smite your precious eyes! Viva la Revolution! Oh yeah—and I too will NOT be going to any WB films until I get my Potter as freakin scheduled!

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Really? You love your fans do you? Usually you show a tidbit of respect for the ones you love, hypocritical greedy tossers.

I’m on the boycott train, I will not see one WB production or buy one WB dvd until HBP is released. Let’s show mr Horn that you just don’t mess with the world’s largest fan group. I hope someone has started an e-mail campaign to encourage the boycotting of WB movies.

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Still too angry to form a civil response

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a bright point? imax at release? don’t make me laugh! this change of release date is nothing more than unadulerated greed! i support the boycott idea and i will take it one step further i will not go and see any wb films intheaters until HP HBP hits theaters and i will not buy any wb dvds until HP HBP comes out on dvd as now it will not come out as soon as it would have if the original theatrical release date had held true! they willget my money but not untili am ready to give it to them!

signed by am very unhappy ravenclaw!

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PACIFY US? YOU LOVE US? Oh man thats a good one! He was being sarcastic right? I felt disrespected enough yesterday and now having to read that this greedy son of a …. thinks he can “pacify” us until July is unbelievable to me!

I’d like to hear what Jo thinks about this since she’s always said she cares about the fans and I believe her. I wonder if they even discussed it with her. Some of their decisions and stuff really makes me wonder. It just seems as if over the years she’s had less and less input with the films. I feel like if she really cares about us fans then she should stand up for us because lets face it we can probably write all the letters, sign all the petitions, and make all the calls we want and it still wouldn’t have as much of an impact as her speaking up for us and letting them know that this is wrong and its not ok. I’ve done all of the above, but something just tells me its going to take something really big to get WB attention let alone get them to change their minds.

WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING BIG. Clearly our petitions are not going to be enough (they’re a start). We need something that is going to smack these fools in the faces like a ton of bricks the way that they did us with that announcement. What we need is one of the fan sites or all of them together to set up a campaign to get our original release date back. Right now we aren’t organized enough to make them really say “wow they are serious”. We can make much more of an impact if EVERYONE can come together under one campaign to organize a mass of petitions, boycotts, letters, calls, and so on to make all of our voices heard.

Based on the fact that this decision was made out of greed, if we really want to hit them where it hurts, we need to hit them in their wallet. At this point its sounding like a boycott is the best way to really make our position understood. Still I’d really like to see someone set up a campaign of sorts for everyone to come together under and fast. If we want this movie back to November we have to go for maximum impact and fast before its too late!

WE WILL NOT ROLL OVER AND BE PACIFIED!

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ok a few simple pictures are not going to hold off an angry mob of harry potter fans who want there movie!

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I would have been annoyed with a month delay, I’m absolutely devastated by this news. I like the fall releases so much better, they fit the tone of the movies, since Harry’s going back to school and such. The timing is more natural for the movies in the fall. Wow, I just want to cry now. More big wigs controlling our lives for their greed.

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I am no fan of WB and with this uncomprensible aggression against the Potterfans, I am not interested in anything else from this company the rest of my life.

Before seeing a movie I will check if it’s WB, if yes, I definitily will avoid it.

Anyway the movies had never bean great or special, it was just part of the Pottermania, but I can perfectly live without seeing them. They wan`t get a penny or cent from me nor my family.

They are talking about “tecnical perfection” and Imax and so on, things that are not realy important, what was important before yesterday was the movie but well, I hope that a lot of other people will boycott them.

And what offence to the Royals Gala….. This people who decided this offence are witless greedy, without vision nor respect for contracts or time arrangements.

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This is about $$$. It’s about filling the void left by the writers strike. Which wouldn’t have happened if the greedy bastards had agreed to give the writers a cut of profit the studios could never make without the writers. They shot themselves in the foot and now the fans will pay.

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I pretty much had a heart attack this morning when I heard that HBP will be postponed for d*mn near a year! WTF WB?? And then adding insult to injury, one of the execs had the AUDACITY to say, “I’ve seen the movie…and it’s GREAT.” Well that’s nice for you WB executive and smite your precious eyes! Viva la Revolution! Oh yeah—and I too will NOT be going to any WB films until I get my Potter as freakin scheduled!

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PACIFY US? YOU LOVE US? Oh man thats a good one! He was being sarcastic right? I felt disrespected enough yesterday and now having to read that this greedy son of a …. thinks he can “pacify” us until July is unbelievable to me! The word “pacify” just makes my blood boil. How exactly do they think by angering millions of fans they will make more money? They need to remember where that money comes from! THE FANS

I’d like to hear what Jo thinks about this since she’s always said she cares about the fans and I believe her. I wonder if they even discussed it with her. Some of their decisions and stuff really makes me wonder. It just seems as if over the years she’s had less and less input with the films. I feel like if she really cares about us fans then she should stand up for us because lets face it we can probably write all the letters, sign all the petitions, and make all the calls we want and it still wouldn’t have as much of an impact as her speaking up for us and letting them know that this is wrong and its not ok. I’ve done all of the above, but something just tells me its going to take something really big to get WB attention let alone get them to change their minds.

WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING BIG. Clearly our petitions are not going to be enough (they’re a start). We need something that is going to smack these fools in the faces like a ton of bricks the way that they did us with that announcement. What we need is one of the fan sites or all of them together to set up a campaign to get our original release date back. Right now we aren’t organized enough to make them really say “wow they are serious”. We can make much more of an impact if EVERYONE can come together under one campaign to organize a mass of petitions, boycotts, letters, calls, and so on to make all of our voices heard.

Based on the fact that this decision was made out of greed, if we really want to hit them where it hurts, we need to hit them in their wallet. At this point its sounding like a boycott is the best way to really make our position understood. Still I’d really like to see someone set up a campaign of sorts for everyone to come together under and fast. If we want this movie back to November we have to go for maximum impact and fast before its too late!

WE WILL NOT ROLL OVER AND BE PACIFIED!

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THIS JUST FCKING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! RUINED MY DAY :[[[[[[

thanks ALAN !!!!!!!

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I WISH THE WORST THINGS 4U, MR. “NOBODY” ALLAN!! A very big and horrible spell like a little bit of Cruciatus. Please Bellatrix, come, a good job for you it’s waiting right here!! ;)

There’s nothing we can do, really??? I don’t know…, To burn the WarnerBros Studios!! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!

Let’s go guys, we can change the world and the stupid decissions of men with expensive ties that have been bought with OUR MONEY, MR. RIDICULOUS ALLAN. Do you know that??

WE CAN FIGHT ALL TOGETHER AGAINST WARNER BROS!!! All the fans!! Let’s go. First of all, we can send a lot of emails to the Warner, like massive spam day after day: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected], and we can send our opinions to different media. IT IS NOT FAIR TO WAIT ANOTHER YEAR!! Jo Rowling, please, could you support us??

And most importantly, one threat: WE REFUSE TO SEE THE FILM IN THEATERS IF IT DOESN’T RELEASE ON NOVEMBER!! We are going to download Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince by Internet if that doesn’t happen. The only possible date: 21th of November, 2008. Our last word. The Harry Potter fans.

Come’ on friends, Are you with me?? It is possible to make an on-line survey??

HELP!

And big kisses to all Leaky Cauldron.org users from Spain ;), of course!

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I pretty much had a heart attack this morning when I heard that HBP will be postponed for d*mn near a year! WTF WB?? And then adding insult to injury, one of the execs had the AUDACITY to say, “I’ve seen the movie…and it’s GREAT.” Well that’s nice for you WB executive and smite your precious eyes! Viva la Revolution! Oh yeah—and I too will NOT be going to any WB films until I get my Potter as freakin scheduled!

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PACIFY US? YOU LOVE US? Oh man thats a good one! He was being sarcastic right? I felt disrespected enough yesterday and now having to read that this greedy son of a …. thinks he can “pacify” us until July is unbelievable to me! The word “pacify” just makes my blood boil. How exactly do they think by angering millions of fans they will make more money? They need to remember where that money comes from! THE FANS

I’d like to hear what Jo thinks about this since she’s always said she cares about the fans and I believe her. I wonder if they even discussed it with her. Some of their decisions and stuff really makes me wonder. It just seems as if over the years she’s had less and less input with the films. I feel like if she really cares about us fans then she should stand up for us because lets face it we can probably write all the letters, sign all the petitions, and make all the calls we want and it still wouldn’t have as much of an impact as her speaking up for us and letting them know that this is wrong and its not ok. I’ve done all of the above, but something just tells me its going to take something really big to get WB attention let alone get them to change their minds.

WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING BIG. Clearly our petitions are not going to be enough (they’re a start). We need something that is going to smack these fools in the faces like a ton of bricks the way that they did us with that announcement. What we need is one of the fan sites or all of them together to set up a campaign to get our original release date back. Right now we aren’t organized enough to make them really say “wow they are serious”. We can make much more of an impact if EVERYONE can come together under one campaign to organize a mass of petitions, boycotts, letters, calls, and so on to make all of our voices heard.

Based on the fact that this decision was made out of greed, if we really want to hit them where it hurts, we need to hit them in their wallet. At this point its sounding like a boycott is the best way to really make our position understood. Still I’d really like to see someone set up a campaign of sorts for everyone to come together under and fast. If we want this movie back to November we have to go for maximum impact and fast before its too late!

WE WILL NOT JUST ROLL OVER AND BE PACIFIED!

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PACIFY US? YOU LOVE US? Oh man thats a good one! He was being sarcastic right? I felt disrespected enough yesterday and now having to read that this greedy son of a …. thinks he can “pacify” us until July is unbelievable to me!

I’d like to hear what Jo thinks about this since she’s always said she cares about the fans and I believe her. I wonder if they even discussed it with her. Some of their decisions and stuff really makes me wonder. It just seems as if over the years she’s had less and less input with the films. I feel like if she really cares about us fans then she should stand up for us because lets face it we can probably write all the letters, sign all the petitions, and make all the calls we want and it still wouldn’t have as much of an impact as her speaking up for us and letting them know that this is wrong and its not ok. I’ve done all of the above, but something just tells me its going to take something really big to get WB attention let alone get them to change their minds.

WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING BIG. Clearly our petitions are not going to be enough (they’re a start). We need something that is going to smack these fools in the faces like a ton of bricks the way that they did us with that announcement. What we need is one of the fan sites or all of them together to set up a campaign to get our original release date back. Right now we aren’t organized enough to make them really say “wow they are serious”. We can make much more of an impact if EVERYONE can come together under one campaign to organize a mass of petitions, boycotts, letters, calls, and so on to make all of our voices heard.

Based on the fact that this decision was made out of greed, if we really want to hit them where it hurts, we need to hit them in their wallet. At this point its sounding like a boycott is the best way to really make our position understood. Still I’d really like to see someone set up a campaign of sorts for everyone to come together under and fast. If we want this movie back to November we have to go for maximum impact and fast before its too late!

WE WILL NOT ROLL OVER AND BE PACIFIED!

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Wow… So many words. All of them so painfully true. I liken Mr. Horn right now to the character of Lord Voldemort, who as we know, knows no love. Well, maybe except for his love of money/power. I hope that at least he will earn the redemption that Darth Vader earned by doing the right thing in the end. Oh, wait! These are characters of books and their fates were pre-determined their talented authors! Silly me! Who knows, maybe he will change his mind.

For now, I am also on the side of boycotting ALL of WB’s movies for this seems the only way they will take notice that they have upset their ‘loved ones’. We can whine all we want but they do not care.

So far, my family and friends have gone to every Harry Potter midnight showing, except the first one, with enthusiasm. We have always looked so forward to them that they have become a family tradition. How many people have had this same situation?! Moreover, they ruin it, for what? MONEY! My money. Your money. It is just a very sad day for all HP fans… I actually hoped for a split second that it was April 1st.

Alas, least we know NOW why they had not released the trailer until a few weeks ago!

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PACIFY US? YOU LOVE US? Oh man thats a good one! He was being sarcastic right? I felt disrespected enough yesterday and now having to read that this greedy son of a …. thinks he can “pacify” us until July is unbelievable to me!

I’d like to hear what Jo thinks about this since she’s always said she cares about the fans and I believe her. I wonder if they even discussed it with her. Some of their decisions and stuff really makes me wonder. It just seems as if over the years she’s had less and less input with the films. I feel like if she really cares about us fans then she should stand up for us because lets face it we can probably write all the letters, sign all the petitions, and make all the calls we want and it still wouldn’t have as much of an impact as her speaking up for us and letting them know that this is wrong and its not ok. I’ve done all of the above, but something just tells me its going to take something really big to get WB attention let alone get them to change their minds.

WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING BIG. Clearly our petitions are not going to be enough (they’re a start). We need something that is going to smack these fools in the faces like a ton of bricks the way that they did us with that announcement. What we need is one of the fan sites or all of them together to set up a campaign to get our original release date back. Right now we aren’t organized enough to make them really say “wow they are serious”. We can make much more of an impact if EVERYONE can come together under one campaign to organize a mass of petitions, boycotts, letters, calls, and so on to make all of our voices heard.

Based on the fact that this decision was made out of greed, if we really want to hit them where it hurts, we need to hit them in their wallet. At this point its sounding like a boycott is the best way to really make our position understood. Still I’d really like to see someone set up a campaign of sorts for everyone to come together under and fast. If we want this movie back to November we have to go for maximum impact and fast before its too late!

WE WILL NOT ROLL OVER AND BE PACIFIED!

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If anyone wants the address to the WB company for Alan Horn the man who decided to change the release date it is Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. 4000 Warner Bld. Burbank, CA 91522

I believe this is the number to the office 818-562-3062

enjoy.

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That man is disgusting. You love your gold lined pockets and nothing else. Piss off, to quote Ron Weasley.

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I am no fan of WB and with this uncomprensible aggression against the Potterfans, I am not interested in anything else from this company the rest of my life.

Before seeing a movie I will check if it’s WB, if yes, I definitily will avoid it.

Anyway the movies had never bean great or special, it was just part of the Pottermania, but I can perfectly live without seeing them. They wan`t get a penny or cent from me nor my family.

They are talking about “tecnical perfection” and Imax and so on, things that are not realy important, what was important before yesterday was the movie but well, I hope that a lot of other people will boycott them.

And what offence to the Royals Gala….. This people who decided this offence are witless greedy, without vision nor respect for contracts or time arrangements.

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I just have to keep looking at the positive, I’ll be able to go to the midnight show with my kids since they will be on summer break.

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If anyone wants the address to the WB company for Alan Horn the man who decided to change the release date it is Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. 4000 Warner Bld. Burbank, CA 91522

I believe this is the number to the office 818-562-3062

enjoy.

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I was going back and forth as to whether or not to go see the movie at all. I’m starting to get tired of the long waits in between. Now it has been made so much easier for me. NOT GOING!! I’ll wait till it comes out on DVD and rent it cheap.

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I think that I will just wait for the DVD, I would buy it anyway, and why give WB all the extra money that I would spend taking my 4 kids to see the movie. Wow, they just saved me a LOT of money!!

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I think moving the movie gives Dan Radcliffe and Richard Grifiths a chance to complete EQUUS without worrying about being available for premiers. Why take them away from their broadway performances and leave their audiences stuck with standins, or have them absent from any of the movie premiers because of contracts with EQUUS? Now, we all get the best of both the play and the movie!

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I think that I will just wait for the DVD, I would buy it anyway, and why give WB all the extra money that I would spend taking my 4 kids to see the movie. Wow, they just saved me a LOT of money!!

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so… deathly hallows is split in two more $$$$$$$$$ now spoil our holiday plans ( movie + video game for christmas ) WB you are as bad as the big oil people Is there ever going to be enough $$$$$$$$ to satisfy you ?

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For the first time in a long time I feel compelled to make a comment on this web site. And this comment has to do with the change in the release date of HBP. This is a bad decision by Warner Brothers to movie the release up another 9 months from November to July. There is no other alternative but to let you feelings be known to the company and to boycott ALL Warner Brothers movie, projects, theme parks, etc. Let us show them that we have a voice and that we will be heard!

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Again, it’s all about the US market. What about the rest of the world? In Australia, a Nov 17 release is the beginning of summer holidays. 8.9 million kids screaming to see the new HP movie and parents giving in because they want peace and quiet….? And how is any of this ‘caring about the fans’? Money-grubbing, wombats in suits, waving their pudgy little fingers and deciding when THE FANS get to see something we’ve waited too long for already. They break up the seventh book (to make more money) make us wait two years between some films and then have the nerve to tell us it’s for our own good? Bollocks! All they care about is the mighty dollar and their new Ferrari. I am boycotting WB altogether. No more WB movies in cinema or DVD until HP HBP is released. That’s myself, my kids and the youth group. WB just lost 108 ‘fans’ in one fell swoop.

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PACIFY US? YOU LOVE US? Oh man thats a good one! He was being sarcastic right? I felt disrespected enough yesterday and now having to read that this greedy son of a …. thinks he can “pacify” us until July is unbelievable to me! The word “pacify” just makes my blood boil. How exactly do they think by angering millions of fans they will make more money? They need to remember where that money comes from! THE FANS

I’d like to hear what Jo thinks about this since she’s always said she cares about the fans and I believe her. I wonder if they even discussed it with her. Some of their decisions and stuff really makes me wonder. It just seems as if over the years she’s had less and less input with the films. I feel like if she really cares about us fans then she should stand up for us because lets face it we can probably write all the letters, sign all the petitions, and make all the calls we want and it still wouldn’t have as much of an impact as her speaking up for us and letting them know that this is wrong and its not ok. I’ve done all of the above, but something just tells me its going to take something really big to get WB attention let alone get them to change their minds.

WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING BIG. Clearly our petitions are not going to be enough (they’re a start). We need something that is going to smack these fools in the faces like a ton of bricks the way that they did us with that announcement. What we need is one of the fan sites or all of them together to set up a campaign to get our original release date back. Right now we aren’t organized enough to make them really say “wow they are serious”. We can make much more of an impact if EVERYONE can come together under one campaign to organize a mass of petitions, boycotts, letters, calls, and so on to make all of our voices heard.

Based on the fact that this decision was made out of greed, if we really want to hit them where it hurts, we need to hit them in their wallet. At this point its sounding like a boycott is the best way to really make our position understood. Still I’d really like to see someone set up a campaign of sorts for everyone to come together under and fast. If we want this movie back to November we have to go for maximum impact and fast before its too late!

WE WILL NOT JUST ROLL OVER AND BE PACIFIED!

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PACIFY US? YOU LOVE US? Oh man thats a good one! He was being sarcastic right? I felt disrespected enough yesterday and now having to read that this greedy son of a …. thinks he can “pacify” us until July is unbelievable to me! The word “pacify” just makes my blood boil. How exactly do they think by angering millions of fans they will make more money? They need to remember where that money comes from! THE FANS

I’d like to hear what Jo thinks about this since she’s always said she cares about the fans and I believe her. I wonder if they even discussed it with her. Some of their decisions and stuff really makes me wonder. It just seems as if over the years she’s had less and less input with the films. I feel like if she really cares about us fans then she should stand up for us because lets face it we can probably write all the letters, sign all the petitions, and make all the calls we want and it still wouldn’t have as much of an impact as her speaking up for us and letting them know that this is wrong and its not ok. I’ve done all of the above, but something just tells me its going to take something really big to get WB attention let alone get them to change their minds.

WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING BIG. Clearly our petitions are not going to be enough (they’re a start). We need something that is going to smack these fools in the faces like a ton of bricks the way that they did us with that announcement. What we need is one of the fan sites or all of them together to set up a campaign to get our original release date back. Right now we aren’t organized enough to make them really say “wow they are serious”. We can make much more of an impact if EVERYONE can come together under one campaign to organize a mass of petitions, boycotts, letters, calls, and so on to make all of our voices heard.

Based on the fact that this decision was made out of greed, if we really want to hit them where it hurts, we need to hit them in their wallet. At this point its sounding like a boycott is the best way to really make our position understood. Still I’d really like to see someone set up a campaign of sorts for everyone to come together under and fast. If we want this movie back to November we have to go for maximum impact and fast before its too late!

WE WILL NOT ROLL OVER AND BE PACIFIED!

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For the first time in a long time I feel compelled to make a comment on this web site. And this comment has to do with the change in the release date of HBP. This is a bad decision by Warner Brothers to movie the release up another 9 months from November to July. There is no other alternative but to let you feelings be known to the company and to boycott ALL Warner Brothers movie, projects, theme parks, etc. Let us show them that we have a voice and that we will be heard!

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There is no point at moaning on fansites because WB wont see it. There needs to be action – writing to WB or to news channels as they would write reports etc on the views of harry potter fans – that would annoy WB as it’l be bad publicity.

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PACIFY US? YOU LOVE US? Oh man thats a good one! He was being sarcastic right? I felt disrespected enough yesterday and now having to read that this greedy son of a …. thinks he can “pacify” us until July is unbelievable to me! The word “pacify” just makes my blood boil. How exactly do they think by angering millions of fans they will make more money? They need to remember where that money comes from! THE FANS

I’d like to hear what Jo thinks about this since she’s always said she cares about the fans and I believe her. I wonder if they even discussed it with her. Some of their decisions and stuff really makes me wonder. It just seems as if over the years she’s had less and less input with the films. I feel like if she really cares about us fans then she should stand up for us because lets face it we can probably write all the letters, sign all the petitions, and make all the calls we want and it still wouldn’t have as much of an impact as her speaking up for us and letting them know that this is wrong and its not ok. I’ve done all of the above, but something just tells me its going to take something really big to get WB attention let alone get them to change their minds.

WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING BIG. Clearly our petitions are not going to be enough (they’re a start). We need something that is going to smack these fools in the faces like a ton of bricks the way that they did us with that announcement. What we need is one of the fan sites or all of them together to set up a campaign to get our original release date back. Right now we aren’t organized enough to make them really say “wow they are serious”. We can make much more of an impact if EVERYONE can come together under one campaign to organize a mass of petitions, boycotts, letters, calls, and so on to make all of our voices heard.

Based on the fact that this decision was made out of greed, if we really want to hit them where it hurts, we need to hit them in their wallet. At this point its sounding like a boycott is the best way to really make our position understood. Still I’d really like to see someone set up a campaign of sorts for everyone to come together under and fast. If we want this movie back to November we have to go for maximum impact and fast before its too late!

WE WILL NOT JUST ROLL OVER AND BE PACIFIED!

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have there been any further updates of verifiable fact that anyone has seen since this morning?

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it’s completely stupid! yah I love you too Mr. horn thank you so much for changing the HBP release date!!! he’s all like, «oh, I love you so much all potter fans and it’s why i’ll make you wait like one more year to see a great movie that i’ve already seen (wich I don’t forget to mention) so I can get a bigger pay check! oh, did I mention that I love you all!» and now WB’s sending us a bunch of pics that we couldn’t care less about right now. My heart and soul are all with you people let’s boycutt all the WB’s movie so that they can hear us even thought they’re a bunch of deaf people!!! LET’S PROTEST ALL TOGETHER!!!

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Leaky so needs to add about 300 more days to the movie counter now. Just when we get to the hundred day countdown. This is seriously going to ruin Christmas for me.

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I am no fan of WB and with this uncomprensible aggression against the Potterfans, I am not interested in anything else from this company the rest of my life.

Before seeing a movie I will check if it’s WB, if yes, I definitily will avoid it.

Anyway the movies had never bean great or special, it was just part of the Pottermania, but I can perfectly live without seeing them. They wan`t get a penny or cent from me nor my family.

They are talking about “tecnical perfection” and Imax and so on, things that are not realy important, what was important before yesterday was the movie but well, I hope that a lot of other people will boycott them.

And what offence to the Royals Gala….. This people who decided this offence are witless greedy, without vision nor respect for contracts or time arrangements.

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For the first time in a long time I feel compelled to make a comment on this web site. And this comment has to do with the change in the release date of HBP. This is a bad decision by Warner Brothers to movie the release up another 9 months from November to July. There is no other alternative but to let you feelings be known to the company and to boycott ALL Warner Brothers movie, projects, theme parks, etc. Let us show them that we have a voice and that we will be heard!

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PACIFY US? YOU LOVE US? Oh man thats a good one! He was being sarcastic right? I felt disrespected enough yesterday and now having to read that this greedy son of a …. thinks he can “pacify” us until July is unbelievable to me! The word “pacify” just makes my blood boil. How exactly do they think by angering millions of fans they will make more money? They need to remember where that money comes from! THE FANS

I’d like to hear what Jo thinks about this since she’s always said she cares about the fans and I believe her. I wonder if they even discussed it with her. Some of their decisions and stuff really makes me wonder. It just seems as if over the years she’s had less and less input with the films. I feel like if she really cares about us fans then she should stand up for us because lets face it we can probably write all the letters, sign all the petitions, and make all the calls we want and it still wouldn’t have as much of an impact as her speaking up for us and letting them know that this is wrong and its not ok. I’ve done all of the above, but something just tells me its going to take something really big to get WB attention let alone get them to change their minds.

WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING BIG. Clearly our petitions are not going to be enough (they’re a start). We need something that is going to smack these fools in the faces like a ton of bricks the way that they did us with that announcement. What we need is one of the fan sites or all of them together to set up a campaign to get our original release date back. Right now we aren’t organized enough to make them really say “wow they are serious”. We can make much more of an impact if EVERYONE can come together under one campaign to organize a mass of petitions, boycotts, letters, calls, and so on to make all of our voices heard.

Based on the fact that this decision was made out of greed, if we really want to hit them where it hurts, we need to hit them in their wallet. At this point its sounding like a boycott is the best way to really make our position understood. Still I’d really like to see someone set up a campaign of sorts for everyone to come together under and fast. If we want this movie back to November we have to go for maximum impact and fast before its too late!

WE WILL NOT ROLL OVER AND BE PACIFIED!

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It’s about the money, and it will always be about the money. Even though HP has made billions, it’s clearly not enough for these people. A Christmas release would most likely make more money than a summer release…So pushing it back to July seems like something more is going on then they are letting on. As mad/intensly pissed off this makes me, I still can’t wait for HBP. As long as the rest of the movies don’t get messed up…but aging this is a serious mistake by WB…they will feel the reprecution.

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What do you think about not seeing the movie on opening weekend? This way their box office take will look low, thus making a statement to them that they will listen to. Unless this stunt hurts the money they make, the producers will not understand that their actions had any reprocussions. Boycott opening weekend and then see it in the weeks to come. You can still take in the movie and send a figurative middle finger to the executives. :)

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As I said in the last comment board, WB are rubbing salt into our wounds the more they open their mouth. Shut the hell up, WB. And you know what, I accept the the reason for annual profits margings, and writers strike excuse. I actually accept that and admire the honesty but obviously I am upset with the decision. What I dont appreciate is the patronising “Good news, there’s less time to wait between 6 and 7” or and ” hey there are more Imax showings in July”. Dont say one more word. We’ll just let our anger subside for 6 or so months. WB have made a very very bad publicity move.

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I’m with Eric, I think a boycott is a good idea. We have to hit them in the wallet, which is obviously the only thing they REALLY love. If anyone hears about an online petition (or any other kind, for that matter), please post a link. I read that they’re doing this because of the presumed upcoming actor’s strike; they’re afraid they won’t have a summer blockbuster for next year, so they’re using us as their sacrificial lamb. Way to show your love, Mr. Horn. Hope to see you on the unemployment line REAL soon, you lying hypocrite.

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okay. so that wasn’t a lie. haha. that’s unfortunate.

but… honestly… all you saying that you won’t watch HBP now when it comes out… and all you saying that you will not watch a WB movie and to boycott them (at least until the movie comes out next year)... are really just being ridiculous.

chill out. if you are a true fan, as i know everyone here is, then relax and just wait for the big event to hit. perhaps don’t go see it in IMAX when it comes out in order to “stick it to ‘em” (haha, yeah those $15 you would have spent will really hit them below the belt-but double woot for personal goals.) But I know that I WILL be seeing it when it comes out-in IMAX, actually… and I WILL be seeing other movies put out by WB in the near future… and I will not let something like a movie-date-change piss me off for a year.

Maybe they will change it back-probably not-but it’s not like we were getting a HP 7 part 1 until 2010 anyway… so we either bite the bullet now… or we would have had to next year. (shrugs)

Oh, well. Things happen… people are shallow… and money rules the world. If you didn’t know this before now… well… now you do. Shake it off… because you are just going to get more proof of that for the rest of your life.

-Muggle-Born-Witch

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Send an e-mail to WB telling them you plan to boycott all WB movies, including Clone Wars and Dark Knight. Tell them you plan to boycott buying all WB dvd’s as well. And then follow through by boycotting them, and tell your friends to do so as well. Hitting them in the pocketbook is the only way they will come to their senses and release the movie when it was meant to be released.

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I got the address to the WB Headquarters. if you want to send in petitions and letters to Alan Horn send it to

Warner Brothers Entertainment Inc. 4000 Warner Blvd. Burbank, CA 91522

and i beleive this is the phone # 818-562-3062

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Leaky so needs to add about 300 more days to the movie counter now. Just when we get to the hundred day countdown. This is seriously going to ruin Christmas for me.

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I was going back and forth as to whether or not to go see the movie at all. I’m starting to get tired of the long waits in between. Now it has been made so much easier for me. NOT GOING!!

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I got the address to the WB Headquarters. if you want to send in petitions and letters to Alan Horn send it to

Warner Brothers Entertainment Inc. 4000 Warner Blvd. Burbank, CA 91522

and i beleive this is the phone # 818-562-3062

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PACIFY US? YOU LOVE US? Oh man thats a good one! He was being sarcastic right? I felt disrespected enough yesterday and now having to read that this greedy son of a …. thinks he can “pacify” us until July is unbelievable to me! The word “pacify” just makes my blood boil. How exactly do they think by angering millions of fans they will make more money? They need to remember where that money comes from! THE FANS

I’d like to hear what Jo thinks about this since she’s always said she cares about the fans and I believe her. I wonder if they even discussed it with her. Some of their decisions and stuff really makes me wonder. It just seems as if over the years she’s had less and less input with the films. I feel like if she really cares about us fans then she should stand up for us because lets face it we can probably write all the letters, sign all the petitions, and make all the calls we want and it still wouldn’t have as much of an impact as her speaking up for us and letting them know that this is wrong and its not ok. I’ve done all of the above, but something just tells me its going to take something really big to get WB attention let alone get them to change their minds.

WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING BIG. Clearly our petitions are not going to be enough (they’re a start). We need something that is going to smack these fools in the faces like a ton of bricks the way that they did us with that announcement. What we need is one of the fan sites or all of them together to set up a campaign to get our original release date back. Right now we aren’t organized enough to make them really say “wow they are serious”. We can make much more of an impact if EVERYONE can come together under one campaign to organize a mass of petitions, boycotts, letters, calls, and so on to make all of our voices heard.

Based on the fact that this decision was made out of greed, if we really want to hit them where it hurts, we need to hit them in their wallet. At this point its sounding like a boycott is the best way to really make our position understood. Still I’d really like to see someone set up a campaign of sorts for everyone to come together under and fast. If we want this movie back to November we have to go for maximum impact and fast before its too late!

WE WILL NOT JUST ROLL OVER AND BE PACIFIED!

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i for one will be boycotting the HBP movie entirely. warner brothers is just going to have to live without my $10.50. I’d rather wait and rent it from netflix then be a part of the box-office numbers WB is looking for. i’ve had enough of these giant billion dollar company’s pissing on the very people who made them billionaires in the first place. BOYCOTT Warner Brothers !! let them understand the power is still within the people! SUCK IT W.B!

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okay. so that wasn’t a lie. haha. that’s unfortunate.

but… honestly… all you saying that you won’t watch HBP now when it comes out… and all you saying that you will not watch a WB movie and to boycott them (at least until the movie comes out next year)... are really just being ridiculous.

chill out. if you are a true fan, as i know everyone here is, then relax and just wait for the big event to hit. perhaps don’t go see it in IMAX when it comes out in order to “stick it to ‘em” (haha, yeah those $15 you would have spent will really hit them below the belt-but double woot for personal goals.) But I know that I WILL be seeing it when it comes out-in IMAX, actually… and I WILL be seeing other movies put out by WB in the near future… and I will not let something like a movie-date-change piss me off for a year.

Maybe they will change it back-probably not-but it’s not like we were getting a HP 7 part 1 until 2010 anyway… so we either bite the bullet now… or we would have had to next year. (shrugs)

Oh, well. Things happen… people are shallow… and money rules the world. If you didn’t know this before now… well… now you do. Shake it off… because you are just going to get more proof of that for the rest of your life.

-Muggle-Born-Witch

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I got the address to the WB Headquarters. if you want to send in petitions and letters to Alan Horn send it to

Warner Brothers Entertainment Inc. 4000 Warner Blvd. Burbank, CA 91522

and i beleive this is the phone # 818-562-3062

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It’s about the money, and it will always be about the money. Even though HP has made billions, it’s clearly not enough for these people. A Christmas release would most likely make more money than a summer release…So pushing it back to July seems like something more is going on then they are letting on. As mad/intensly pissed off this makes me, I still can’t wait for HBP. As long as the rest of the movies don’t get messed up…but aging this is a serious mistake by WB…they will feel the reprecution.

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Send an e-mail to WB telling them you plan to boycott all WB movies, including Clone Wars and Dark Knight. Tell them you plan to boycott buying all WB dvd’s as well. And then follow through by boycotting them, and tell your friends to do so as well. Hitting them in the pocketbook is the only way they will come to their senses and release the movie when it was meant to be released.

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what a load of S*!!!!!!!!!!

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If I have to wait that long, I might as well wait for the DVD and skip the movie theater altogether.

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i hate WB right now, I’ve been traumatized from all this waiting and changing plans, I agree with everyone that is saying BOYCUTT BOYCUTT BOYCUTT!!! WE CAN DO THIS!! WE SHOULD UNITE AND DEMAND OUR RIGHTS TO SEE THE MOVIE BY NOVEMBER LIKE THEY PROMISED IT!!!

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PACIFY US? YOU LOVE US? Oh man thats a good one! He was being sarcastic right? I felt disrespected enough yesterday and now having to read that this greedy son of a …. thinks he can “pacify” us until July is unbelievable to me! The word “pacify” just makes my blood boil. How exactly do they think by angering millions of fans they will make more money? They need to remember where that money comes from! THE FANS

I’d like to hear what Jo thinks about this since she’s always said she cares about the fans and I believe her. I wonder if they even discussed it with her. Some of their decisions and stuff really makes me wonder. It just seems as if over the years she’s had less and less input with the films. I feel like if she really cares about us fans then she should stand up for us because lets face it we can probably write all the letters, sign all the petitions, and make all the calls we want and it still wouldn’t have as much of an impact as her speaking up for us and letting them know that this is wrong and its not ok. I’ve done all of the above, but something just tells me its going to take something really big to get WB attention let alone get them to change their minds.

WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING BIG. Clearly our petitions are not going to be enough (they’re a start). We need something that is going to smack these fools in the faces like a ton of bricks the way that they did us with that announcement. What we need is one of the fan sites or all of them together to set up a campaign to get our original release date back. Right now we aren’t organized enough to make them really say “wow they are serious”. We can make much more of an impact if EVERYONE can come together under one campaign to organize a mass of petitions, boycotts, letters, calls, and so on to make all of our voices heard.

Based on the fact that this decision was made out of greed, if we really want to hit them where it hurts, we need to hit them in their wallet. At this point its sounding like a boycott is the best way to really make our position understood. Still I’d really like to see someone set up a campaign of sorts for everyone to come together under and fast. If we want this movie back to November we have to go for maximum impact and fast before its too late!

WE WILL NOT JUST ROLL OVER AND BE PACIFIED!

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I will just wait until the movies come out on DVD from now on. I have 4 kids and it costs a little over $100 to get them all into the movie and fed, and a lot of patience to get them all safely through the crowds and keep them all together. Since WB values his fans so well, he won’t mind losing my $100 per movie. I wonder how profitable it would be for WB if all HP fans were to boycott the movie and just buy the DVD when it comes out.

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okay. so that wasn’t a lie the other day. haha. that’s unfortunate.

but… honestly… all you saying that you won’t watch HBP now when it comes out… and all you saying that you will not watch a WB movie and to boycott them (at least until the movie comes out next year)... are really just being ridiculous.

chill out. if you are a true fan, as i know everyone here is, then relax and just wait for the big event to hit. perhaps don’t go see it in IMAX when it comes out in order to “stick it to ‘em” (haha, yeah those $15 you would have spent will really hit them below the belt-but double woot for personal goals.) But I know that I WILL be seeing it when it comes out-in IMAX, actually… and I WILL be seeing other movies put out by WB in the near future… and I will not let something like a movie-date-change piss me off for an entire year.

Maybe they will change it back-probably not-but it’s not like we were getting a HP 7 part 1 until 2010 anyway… so we either bite the bullet now… or we would have had to next year. (shrugs)

Oh, well. Things happen… people are shallow… and money rules the world. If you didn’t know this before now… well… now you do. Shake it off… because you are just going to get more proof of this for the rest of your life.

-Muggle-Born-Witch

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I will Boycott, just tell me where to sign to let it be known. I’m tired of WB toying with the fans.

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PACIFY US? YOU LOVE US? Oh man thats a good one! He was being sarcastic right? I felt disrespected enough yesterday and now having to read that this greedy son of a …. thinks he can “pacify” us until July is unbelievable to me! The word “pacify” just makes my blood boil. How exactly do they think by angering millions of fans they will make more money? They need to remember where that money comes from! THE FANS

I’d like to hear what Jo thinks about this since she’s always said she cares about the fans and I believe her. I wonder if they even discussed it with her. Some of their decisions and stuff really makes me wonder. It just seems as if over the years she’s had less and less input with the films. I feel like if she really cares about us fans then she should stand up for us because lets face it we can probably write all the letters, sign all the petitions, and make all the calls we want and it still wouldn’t have as much of an impact as her speaking up for us and letting them know that this is wrong and its not ok. I’ve done all of the above, but something just tells me its going to take something really big to get WB attention let alone get them to change their minds.

WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING BIG. Clearly our petitions are not going to be enough (they’re a start). We need something that is going to smack these fools in the faces like a ton of bricks the way that they did us with that announcement. What we need is one of the fan sites or all of them together to set up a campaign to get our original release date back. Right now we aren’t organized enough to make them really say “wow they are serious”. We can make much more of an impact if EVERYONE can come together under one campaign to organize a mass of petitions, boycotts, letters, calls, and so on to make all of our voices heard.

Based on the fact that this decision was made out of greed, if we really want to hit them where it hurts, we need to hit them in their wallet. At this point its sounding like a boycott is the best way to really make our position understood. Still I’d really like to see someone set up a campaign of sorts for everyone to come together under and fast. If we want this movie back to November we have to go for maximum impact and fast before its too late!

WE WILL NOT JUST ROLL OVER AND BE PACIFIED!

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PACIFY US? YOU LOVE US? Oh man thats a good one! He was being sarcastic right? I felt disrespected enough yesterday and now having to read that this greedy son of a …. thinks he can “pacify” us until July is unbelievable to me! The word “pacify” just makes my blood boil. How exactly do they think by angering millions of fans they will make more money? They need to remember where that money comes from! THE FANS!

I’d like to hear what Jo thinks about this since she’s always said she cares about the fans and I believe her. I wonder if they even discussed it with her. Some of their decisions and stuff really makes me wonder. It just seems as if over the years she’s had less and less input with the films. I feel like if she really cares about us fans then she should stand up for us because lets face it we can probably write all the letters, sign all the petitions, and make all the calls we want and it still wouldn’t have as much of an impact as her speaking up for us and letting them know that this is wrong and its not ok. I’ve done all of the above, but something just tells me its going to take something really big to get WB attention let alone get them to change their minds.

WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING BIG. Clearly our petitions are not going to be enough (they’re a start). We need something that is going to smack these fools in the faces like a ton of bricks the way that they did us with that announcement. What we need is one of the fan sites or all of them together to set up a campaign to get our original release date back. Right now we aren’t organized enough to make them really say “wow they are serious”. We can make much more of an impact if EVERYONE can come together under one campaign to organize a mass of petitions, boycotts, letters, calls, and so on to make all of our voices heard.

Based on the fact that this decision was made out of greed, if we really want to hit them where it hurts, we need to hit them in their wallet. At this point its sounding like a boycott is the best way to really make our position understood. Still I’d really like to see someone set up a campaign of sorts for everyone to come together under and fast. If we want this movie back to November we have to go for maximum impact and fast before its too late!

WE WILL NOT JUST ROLL OVER AND BE PACIFIED!

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The answer is simple. Though we would all love to see the film in the theater BOYCOTT it. Show WB that it is not all about money, and this gos beyond WB. JKRowling’s taste for money has gotten the best of her lately too with lawsuits left and right.

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Alan Horn please go blow. PLease don’t try to “make it up to me” by saying IMAX is happening, because it would be better for the movie in November. WB is just ridiculous. That they get away with this is unbelievable. Shame on them for doing this! Excuse me while I go and throw up.

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PACIFY US? YOU LOVE US? Oh man thats a good one! He was being sarcastic right? I felt disrespected enough yesterday and now having to read that this greedy son of a …. thinks he can “pacify” us until July is unbelievable to me! The word “pacify” just makes my blood boil. How exactly do they think by angering millions of fans they will make more money? They need to remember where that money comes from! THE FANS

I’d like to hear what Jo thinks about this since she’s always said she cares about the fans and I believe her. I wonder if they even discussed it with her. Some of their decisions and stuff really makes me wonder. It just seems as if over the years she’s had less and less input with the films. I feel like if she really cares about us fans then she should stand up for us because lets face it we can probably write all the letters, sign all the petitions, and make all the calls we want and it still wouldn’t have as much of an impact as her speaking up for us and letting them know that this is wrong and its not ok. I’ve done all of the above, but something just tells me its going to take something really big to get WB attention let alone get them to change their minds.

WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING BIG. Clearly our petitions are not going to be enough (they’re a start). We need something that is going to smack these fools in the faces like a ton of bricks the way that they did us with that announcement. What we need is one of the fan sites or all of them together to set up a campaign to get our original release date back. Right now we aren’t organized enough to make them really say “wow they are serious”. We can make much more of an impact if EVERYONE can come together under one campaign to organize a mass of petitions, boycotts, letters, calls, and so on to make all of our voices heard.

Based on the fact that this decision was made out of greed, if we really want to hit them where it hurts, we need to hit them in their wallet. At this point its sounding like a boycott is the best way to really make our position understood. Still I’d really like to see someone set up a campaign of sorts for everyone to come together under and fast. If we want this movie back to November we have to go for maximum impact and fast before its too late!

WE WILL NOT JUST ROLL OVER AND BE PACIFIED!

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Ofcourse WB will find a full fan uprising on their hands. It’s time we do a little Dumbledore’s Army of our own.

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I will wait for the DVD and pay the $20.00 i usually pay for a DVD. They will, however, lose the $100+ that I usually spend taking my 4 kids to see it at the theater. It just is not right to put such a highly anticipated movie off, just for the satisfaction of their own bottom line. As if they have ever LOST money on a HP movie. If their budget were in trouble, I could understand, but as they make millions upon millions, I am not willing to contribute my hard earned money, or the scarcity of my spare time to their pure greed.

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Ofcourse WB will find a full fan uprising on their hands. It’s time we do a little Dumbledore’s Army of our own.

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Alan Horn please go blow. PLease don’t try to “make it up to me” by saying IMAX is happening, because it would be better for the movie in November. WB is just ridiculous. That they get away with this is unbelievable. Shame on them for doing this! Excuse me while I go and throw up.

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The answer is simple. Though we would all love to see the film in the theater BOYCOTT it. Show WB that it is not all about money, and this gos beyond WB. JKRowling’s taste for money has gotten the best of her lately too with lawsuits left and right.

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Ofcourse WB will find a full fan uprising on their hands! It’s time we do a little Dumbledore’s Army of our own.

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“We love our fans.”

Well, I for one isn’t a Warner Bros fan. I’m a Harry Potter fan and a fan of J.K. Rawling. Big difference! In fact, after this, I wouldn’t ware a WB button if they paid me a million dollars.

Wonder how they plan to pacify HP fans? Stupefy us? That spell will backfire in their face. Let’s SPELL it out for WB: R-e-l-e-a-s-e H-P-B b-e-f-o-r-e x-m-a-s—t-h-i-s y-e-a-r!

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I will wait for the DVD and pay the $20.00 i usually pay for a DVD. They will, however, lose the $100+ that I usually spend taking my 4 kids to see it at the theater. It just is not right to put such a highly anticipated movie off, just for the satisfaction of their own bottom line. As if they have ever LOST money on a HP movie. If their budget were in trouble, I could understand, but as they make millions upon millions, I am not willing to contribute my hard earned money, or the scarcity of my spare time to their pure greed.

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Hahhhaaa I love when people are sneaky and stupid and say they love people when really they only want more money. Haha. Well the world is greedy, what else is new? “We love our fans.” Funniest thing I’ve heard in A LONG time! HA. Ha. Ha. Greedy liars.

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“We love our fans.”

Well, I for one isn’t a Warner Bros fan. I’m a Harry Potter fan and a fan of J.K. Rawling. Big difference! In fact, after this, I wouldn’t ware a WB button if they paid me a million dollars.

Wonder how they plan to pacify HP fans? Stupefy us? That spell will backfire in their face. Let’s SPELL it out for WB: R-e-l-e-a-s-e H-P-B b-e-f-o-r-e x-m-a-s—t-h-i-s y-e-a-r!

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Ofcourse WB will find a full fan uprising on their hands. It’s time we do a little Dumbledore’s Army of our own.

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PACIFY US? YOU LOVE US? Oh man thats a good one! He was being sarcastic right? I felt disrespected enough yesterday and now having to read that this greedy son of a …. thinks he can “pacify” us until July is unbelievable to me! The word “pacify” just makes my blood boil. How exactly do they think by angering millions of fans they will make more money? They need to remember where that money comes from! THE FANS!

I’d like to hear what Jo thinks about this since she’s always said she cares about the fans and I believe her. I wonder if they even discussed it with her. Some of their decisions and stuff really makes me wonder. It just seems as if over the years she’s had less and less input with the films. I feel like if she really cares about us fans then she should stand up for us because lets face it we can probably write all the letters, sign all the petitions, and make all the calls we want and it still wouldn’t have as much of an impact as her speaking up for us and letting them know that this is wrong and its not ok. I’ve done all of the above, but something just tells me its going to take something really big to get WB attention let alone get them to change their minds.

WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING BIG. Clearly our petitions are not going to be enough (they’re a start). We need something that is going to smack these fools in the faces like a ton of bricks the way that they did us with that announcement. What we need is one of the fan sites or all of them together to set up a campaign to get our original release date back. Right now we aren’t organized enough to make them really say “wow they are serious”. We can make much more of an impact if EVERYONE can come together under one campaign to organize a mass of petitions, boycotts, letters, calls, and so on to make all of our voices heard.

Based on the fact that this decision was made out of greed, if we really want to hit them where it hurts, we need to hit them in their wallet. At this point its sounding like a boycott is the best way to really make our position understood. Still I’d really like to see someone set up a campaign of sorts for everyone to come together under and fast. If we want this movie back to November we have to go for maximum impact and fast before its too late!

WE WILL NOT JUST ROLL OVER AND BE PACIFIED!

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A New Unbreakable Vow:

No opening weekend. No repeat viewings. No IMAX. No other WB movies:. (Star Wars: the Clone Wars, Towelhead, Nights in Rodanthe, RocknRolla, Body of Lies, Pride and Glory, Slumdog Millionaire, Eddie Dickens and the Awful End, Yes Man, Gran Torino, Spring Breakdown, Ninja Assassin, This Side of the Truth, The Informant, Observe and Report, Whiteout, Terminator Salvation: the Future Begins, The Box, Untitled Superman Returns Sequel)

Let WB know this. Online Petitions won’t work. Send actual letters to their office. Red if possible. Call them Howlers:

Warner Bros. 4000 Warner Blvd Burbank CA 91522 818-954-6000 Warner Bros. Studios 4000 Warner Blvd Burbank CA 91522 818-562-3062

And if you really want to stick it to them, tell them that you will be contacting the sponsors (ie, all those commercial ads) for the CW (owned in part by WB) and boycotting their products as well.

Lesson: Don’t. Piss off. The Potter fans.

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Hahhhaaa I love when people are sneaky and stupid and say they love people when really they only want more money. Haha. Well the world is greedy, what else is new? “We love our fans.” Funniest thing I’ve heard in A LONG time! HA. Ha. Ha. Greedy liars.

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If I have to wait that long, I might as well wait for the DVD and skip the movie theater altogether.

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PACIFY US? YOU LOVE US? Oh man thats a good one! He was being sarcastic right? I felt disrespected enough yesterday and now having to read that this greedy son of a …. thinks he can “pacify” us until July is unbelievable to me! The word “pacify” just makes my blood boil. How exactly do they think by angering millions of fans they will make more money? They need to remember where that money comes from! THE FANS!

I’d like to hear what Jo thinks about this since she’s always said she cares about the fans and I believe her. I wonder if they even discussed it with her. Some of their decisions and stuff really makes me wonder. It just seems as if over the years she’s had less and less input with the films. I feel like if she really cares about us fans then she should stand up for us because lets face it we can probably write all the letters, sign all the petitions, and make all the calls we want and it still wouldn’t have as much of an impact as her speaking up for us and letting them know that this is wrong and its not ok. I’ve done all of the above, but something just tells me its going to take something really big to get WB attention let alone get them to change their minds.

WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING BIG. Clearly our petitions are not going to be enough (they’re a start). We need something that is going to smack these fools in the faces like a ton of bricks the way that they did us with that announcement. What we need is one of the fan sites or all of them together to set up a campaign to get our original release date back. Right now we aren’t organized enough to make them really say “wow they are serious”. We can make much more of an impact if EVERYONE can come together under one campaign to organize a mass of petitions, boycotts, letters, calls, and so on to make all of our voices heard.

Based on the fact that this decision was made out of greed, if we really want to hit them where it hurts, we need to hit them in their wallet. At this point its sounding like a boycott is the best way to really make our position understood. Still I’d really like to see someone set up a campaign of sorts for everyone to come together under and fast. If we want this movie back to November we have to go for maximum impact and fast before its too late!

WE WILL NOT JUST ROLL OVER AND BE PACIFIED!

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Hahhhaaa I love when people are sneaky and stupid and say they love people when really they only want more money. Haha. Well the world is greedy, what else is new? “We love our fans.” Funniest thing I’ve heard in A LONG time! HA. Ha. Ha. Greedy liars.

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“You see the distant flames, They bellow in the night. You fight in all our names, For what we know is right. And when you all get shot, And cannot carry on, though you die, La Resistance lives on.”

Fans of Harry Potter: WB are hypocrites. If it worked for Family Guy, it can work for this.

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If I have to wait that long, I might as well wait for the DVD and skip the movie theater altogether.

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Very simple, dont give WB the revenue they are expecting-they think this move will make them more money if they delay the release date, I dont know how ‘cause if you wanted to see it you will go no matter what date they release HBP. Go see HBP, but only see it ONCE!! I went and saw OotP six times, I wont be lining WB pockets more than I have to from now on, I will wait for other movies to come out on DVD and pay a minimum amount to a DVD shop to hire it.

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If I have to wait that long for HBP, I might as well skip the movie and just get the DVD when it comes out.

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TO THE LEAKY STAFF: Surely you are just as upset as us, especially after Mr. Horn’s disgusting comments above. You are the foremost Harry Potter website; you can get your ideas out globally. Please make this campaign headquarters. Please help us fans get started, gather and plan. We have been loyal to you guys for so long, please help us (and you for that matter) at our hour of need! Let’s have specific days for letter writing. Specific days to write to IMAX and tell them we won’t see Harry Potter in IMAX unless the date is changed and that they should put pressure on Warner Bros to change the date back. Specific days to boycott WB films like Clone Wars on a global level. Let’s show them we mean business. We must get a move on as soon as possible. And with Leaky already being up, running and with a loyal following, surely, you guys can help us out with this!!! Let us at least try, who knows, it might work. If it doesn’t then at least we tried. We can get other sites in on it as well, but you guys are the leading Harry Potter website, you can get the ball rolling….

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In the same article, WB’s Alan Horn is also cited as saying “I’ve seen the movie. It is fabulous. We would have been perfectly able to have it out in November.”

THEN WHY CAN’T IT?!!????????!?

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If anyone is serious about making WB pay for their actions, then the best possible thing to do is only see HBP once, without repeat viewings, the movie will almost certainly flop compared to any standards they might have. Sure, typically we dont want to see Potter do bad, but at this point, movie 7 is already gonna happen, even if HBP only makes 20 bucks as it wil be 6 months into filming, and it will certainly teach them to think us fans will just drop to our knees and kneel to them with whatever they do regarding Potter.

That said, I expect most of you to completely forgive or forget about this the time the movie comes rolling around.

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I support the unbreakable VOW: I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I WILL NOT BREAK THE VOW!!!

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Horn, you don’t even earn the right to be called Mr. that comes with respect which you do not have or ever will. We are not the WB fans (YOU SELF CENTER JERK) We a J.K. Rowings fans. YOU and your company just want to make a bigger prophet by putting it back to July. I just don’t believe when she gave you the right to make her books into movies, she thought you would treat her fans this way. In England your word means something. Yours just means you’re a liar.

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Horn, you don’t even earn the right to be called Mr. that comes with respect which you do not have or ever will. We are not the WB fans (YOU SELF CENTER JERK) We are J.K. Rowings fans. YOU and your company just want to make a bigger prophet by putting it back to July. I just don’t believe when she gave you the right to make her books into movies, she thought you would treat her fans this way. In England your word means something. Yours just means you’re a liar.

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Horn, you don’t even earn the right to be called Mr. that comes with respect which you do not have or ever will. We are not the WB fans (YOU SELF CENTER JERK) We a J.K. Rowings fans. YOU and your company just want to make a bigger prophet by putting it back to July. I just don’t believe when she gave you the right to make her books into movies, she thought you would treat her fans this way. In England your word means something. Yours just means you’re a liar.

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I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I SWEAR NOT TO BREAK THIS VOW OR SHALL I’LL DIE!!

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Horn, you don’t even earn the right to be called Mr. that comes with respect which you do not have or ever will. We are not the WB fans (YOU SELF CENTER JERK) We a J.K. Rowings fans. YOU and your company just want to make a bigger prophet by putting it back to July. I just don’t believe when she gave you the right to make here books into movies, she thought you would treat her fans this way. I England your word means something. Yours just means you’re a liar.

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I support the unbreakable VOW: I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I WILL NOT BREAK THE VOW!!!

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If anyone is serious about making WB pay for their actions, then the best possible thing to do is only see HBP once, without repeat viewings, the movie will almost certainly flop compared to any standards they might have. Sure, typically we dont want to see Potter do bad, but at this point, movie 7 is already gonna happen, even if HBP only makes 20 bucks as it wil be 6 months into filming, and it will certainly teach them to think us fans will just drop to our knees and kneel to them with whatever they do regarding Potter.

That said, I expect most of you to completely forgive or forget about this the time the movie comes rolling around.

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if they truly love us, why push something that we really love next year! we’ve been anticipating on this one as much as we’re excited on the two-part movie for movie 7! i mean, we’re going to wait for 3 films all in all!

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Horn, you don’t even earn the right to be called Mr. that comes with respect which you do not have or ever will. We are not the WB fans (YOU SELF CENTER JERK) We are J.K. Rowings fans. YOU and your company just want to make a bigger prophet by putting it back to July. I just don’t believe when she gave you the right to make her books into movies, she thought you would treat her fans this way. In England your word means something. Yours just means you’re a liar.

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I support the unbreakable VOW: I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I WILL NOT BREAK THE VOW!!!

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Horn, you don’t even earn the right to be called Mr. that comes with respect which you do not have or ever will. We are not the WB fans (YOU SELF CENTER JERK) We a J.K. Rowings fans. YOU and your company just want to make a bigger prophet by putting it back to July. I just don’t believe when she gave you the right to make her books into movies, she thought you would treat her fans this way. In England your word means something. Yours just means you’re a liar.

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Horn, you don’t even earn the right to be called Mr. that comes with respect which you do not have or ever will. We are not the WB fans (YOU SELF CENTER JERK) We are J.K. Rowings fans. YOU and your company just want to make a bigger prophet by putting it back to July. I just don’t believe when she gave you the right to make her books into movies, she thought you would treat her fans this way. In England your word means something. Yours just means you’re a liar.

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I support the unbreakable VOW: I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I WILL NOT BREAK THE VOW!!!

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I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I SWEAR NOT TO BREAK THIS VOW OR SHALL I’LL DIE!!

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Horn, you don’t even earn the right to be called Mr. that comes with respect which you do not have or ever will. We are not the WB fans (YOU SELF CENTER JERK) We a J.K. Rowings fans. YOU and your company just want to make a bigger prophet by putting it back to July. I just don’t believe when she gave you the right to make her books into movies, she thought you would treat her fans this way. In England your word means something. Yours just means you’re a liar.

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Warner Brothers sucks, and so does that hypocrite Alan Horn. I’m with the others who will boycott all Warner Brothers films under HBP is released, and I will actively encourage others to do so.

Precisely how does WB plan to pacify the HP fans???

While they say they want to keep HP fans happy, they’re obviously full of crap; they don’t give a rat’s behind about the fans.

So we HP devotees and fans need to boycott all WB films and show that WE don’t care about THEM either.

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I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I WON’T SEE THE MOVIE THE OPENING WEEKEN!! I SWEAR NOT TO BREAK THIS VOW OR SHALL I’LL DIE!!

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If I have to wait that long for HBP, I might as well skip the movie and just get the DVD when it comes out.

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You know what would be cool? Instead of a bunch a random fans screaming at them, have all of the major sites like Leaky, Mugglenet, etc. start an organized petition/boycott/protest/whatever would get their attention. This site has done great things in the past like the Get A Clue fundraiser. This is unacceptable to change the date 8 months on such short notice for purely money-related reasons.

The best thing would be for Jo to make a comment on behalf of the fans, because then the media might really roll with the story.

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I’m totally for the BOYCOTT!!! I hope this really hurts WB! This whole sham was about making more money, and then they try compensate by showing a few pix and saying how much they “love” us!!!??? Whatever!!! I’m not falling for that bologna and I hope that everyone who really cares about Harry Potter will show WB what “loved” fans can really do!!!

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Organize a mass boycott of ALL WB movies and products !!!! Do it.

Anyone skilled at any of the unforgiveable curses?

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Here is a copy of the message I sent to Warner Brothers. If they want to make this about profits, then let’s make it about profits. Hit them where it hurts – advertisers, television.

This message is in regards to Warner Brothers pushing back the release date of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. As you have spit in the face of a community of fans that have been extremely loyal to your Harry Potter film franchise, I will not be going to see anymore Warner Brothers movies in the theaters and I will not be viewing any Warner Brothers television in my home. Furthermore, I will be contacting the sponsors of your programs to let them know that I will not be buying their products. I’m afraid you have trifled with the wrong group of fans.

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this is bull. complete and utter, bull.

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Here is a copy of the message I sent to Warner Brothers. If they want to make this about profits, then let’s make it about profits. Hit them where it hurts – advertisers, television.

This message is in regards to Warner Brothers pushing back the release date of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. As you have spit in the face of a community of fans that have been extremely loyal to your Harry Potter film franchise, I will not be going to see anymore Warner Brothers movies in the theaters and I will not be viewing any Warner Brothers television in my home. Furthermore, I will be contacting the sponsors of your programs to let them know that I will not be buying their products. I’m afraid you have trifled with the wrong group of fans.

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Realistically, we’re all going to see HP6. Most likely, we’ll see it opening weekend. More importantly, that’s what they think we’ll do so it won’t help it be moved up.

For a credible boycott, let’s not go to other WB movies. A friend wanted to see the Clone Wars movie this weekend. I was going to go but now I’m not.

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since the movies done hopefully it’ll leak onto the internet before july BOYCOTT!

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I really can’t wait to see how Leaky will spin this in WB’s favor. This site is so far up … er, into WB’s and JKR’s … pocket… they have to tow the party line somehow.

This should be GOOD!

(Can’t jeopardize that WB sponsored Leaky-Con can they?)

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guys,we really should start a petition to boycott WB unless they change back the release date!!!!!

I’m not actually good at writing a petition, so who’s going to do it? WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING!!!!!

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WB will get their credits for that!! Nobody keeps Harry Potter fans waiting without being punished!!!!!!!!!!! (except maybe J.K.Rowling…)

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Nigel, was your email rejected? I tried to send an email to WB and it was also rejected. I said this yesterday, we need to inundate the mail, phones and etc to let them know that this is unacceptable. I think we would be more understanding to hear that there was some problems in post-production, rather than for pure profit. I understand that they have to run a business, however it is OUR money that pays their bills. Why did they have to choose the movie that has one of the hugest fan bases in the WORLD. I know Star Wars and Star Trek are popular, but not compared to us. How does WB think it’s going to PACIFY us? What a joke. Way to go Warner Brother’s you really did it this time. If you think a few pictures released now and then are enough, then you really need to rethink your priorities. Has anyone started a petition yet?

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I can’t believe that they are pushing it back until next summer. Do they know that we are not an ordinary fan base that likes to wait. I have had the November date on my calendar for months and I am very mad!!! My child wanted to see the Star Wars film BUT I am boycotting any WB Release in my own little protest. Does it really come down to money? What has this world come to? It just seems that people don’t matter just the bottom line. That is sad. I really hope that J.K. and the rest see the need to release in Nov….she has enough money and seems to care about her followers.

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guys,we really should start a petition to boycott WB unless they change back the release date!!!!!

I’m not actually good at writing a petition, so who’s going to do it? WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING!!!!!

NO ONE SCREWS POTTER FANS!!!!!!

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Never have I heard emptier, more meaningless words. Each statement of Horn’s positively insults my intelligence, our intelligence. What an filthy imbecile. How would telling us that he’s seen the movie, it’s fantastic, and could’ve been released in November anyway possibly-POSSIBLY-pacify us?

”...hurt one of the movies…” ... ”...love our fans…” ...That man is talking just for the sake of talking. He isn’t uttering one worthy syllable.

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I’ve never been a fan of WB – only of JKR.

I am very angry about their change of mind and will not see any more movies from this company. I will not miss a great thing as the books are much better. I wan’t buy anything from WB again.

I hope that there will be a great boycott from others too.

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This isn’t just a huge Shame! but an utter SHAM! I am so disappointed! I’m avoiding all WB movies till the Half Blood Prince! BOYCOTT, BOYCOTT, BOYCOTT, BOYCOTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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i have had a thought about what Alan Horn had to say ” we love our fan’s ” we love our shareholders! We would never do anything to hurt one of the movies or the series. ” we would not do anything to hurt our bottom line! and personally id love to see Jo’s opinion on this change or release date! now if it had been moving HBP up a week or 2 or pushing it back a week or 2 i would not have had a major problem but this is just too much!

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NOT FAIR NOT FAIR …..........WE WAITED LONG ENOUGH WE WANT MOVIE THIS YEAR

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I urge all Harry Potter fans to not only boycott all Warner Brothers movies from now until after Half-Blood Prince is released, I would urge them to advise their friends and family to boycott WB movies and explain the reason for doing so.

For those who have the willpower, as I certainly do, I also urge you to not see Half-Blood Prince in the cinema on release. Either wait to see it on cable, rent the DVD (or buy if you must, and share the bought DVD around your friends), see it after the opening weekend. Best of all, pay for a non-WB movie and sneak into Harry Potter. Some of you may even be willing to download a pirated copy. The latter two methods certainly make sure that WB gets none of your money whatsoever.

I personally will not be seeing the film in the cinema at all, I am a big HP fan but I am so disgusted at WB's actions and their licking of their shareholder’s boots that I am more than willing to wait an few extra weeks in order to find methods to see the film that do not see a cent going to WB. Fortunately I’m not a hopelessly diehard fan, so I can manage that, though I know this will sorely test many fans. Just remember, we're already waiting 8 extra months thanks to WB's greed. A couple more won’t hurt us much now, but it will help to punish WB for what they‘ve done.

Please also urge your family and friends to do these things also. If we can get people we know to boycott, and they get the people they know to boycott, we can hopefully make a noticeable chink in WB’s profits. We could even make a sizeable chink if fans and their family and friends really rally together and put their best efforts into it. Everybody knows someone, who knows someone, who knows someone. It spreads out like a web and we can hopefully reach half the audience or more like this, especially considering just how numerous Harry Potter fans are.

For the nay saying fans who are saying boycotts are hopeless and the fans will not go through with it: speak for yourself. This fan will. Do your best and don’t lose hope. If you give up and roll over for WB then nothing will change and WB will go on expecting what they‘ve always expected: that fans will make a lot of noise but still keep swallowing everything they dish out. If you don’t give up, you’ve got nothing to lose and you might just make a difference with a bit of luck and a great deal of effort.

Don’t let your disappointment and anger die as the months drag on and the new release date gets closer. You will be tested. Trailers will be released which will make you want to forget your anger with WB and get into the spirit and the hype again. As WB has said, they want to “placate” your anger. Don’t let them fool you.

Time for WB to learn the lesson that many corporations seem to be forgetting these days. The customer comes first, not the shareholder.

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I am so angry right now. If you are also an angry Harry Potter fan, please go to the following website, and sign the petition, asking Warner Brothers to move the release date back to November.

http://www.petitiononline.com/11212008/petition.html

This petition will be sent to Warner Brothers. PLEASE HELP!!!!

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My Internet experience is not too high. I can look at sites and post on something list this, but that’s about it. Surely, there is someone out there with a lot of experience in creating something, anything! Us fans need a place to gather and talk this stuff through so we can plan things properly.

For some reason all the major HP websites are not commenting at all on this issue. So we need to take matters into our own hands. Enough with screaming “boycott” and “petition” lets actually do something about it. Please, someone with half a brain please, please, please start up a small website, a blog, heck, a Facebook group. ANYTHING! But lets actually get this thing moving!

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I was going to see The Dark Knight, now I won’t. They can take their movies and money and IMAX and shove it where the sun doesn’t shine.

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Sula there is a facebook group It’s called Give me harry potter HBP on November 21st, 2008, or give me DEATH….Here is the link just copy and paste it into your browser….I hope it works!

http://www.facebook.com/inbox/readmessage.php?t=1029406291410#/group.php?gid=40552061880&ref=mf

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Greedy Leech Hipocrites Pigs

BOYCOTT WB! BOYCOTT WB! BOYCOTT WB!!! I know I will! I will boycott all WB products from now until AFTER opening weekend for HBP. They’ll learn to appreciate the fans. HP FANS UNITE! LET’S SHOW THEM!!!

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A very good decision by WB.

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Hmm… i wonder if the HP Alliance would like to act as our representatives. I’ll sign any petition, write formal letters, anything! Maybe not… I think they are dealing with more serious issues affecting the world….. but, really, we need someone to represent us, a big entity with good standing. I don’t expect the fan sites to do anything because they won’t wanna be in bad terms with WB, but I can’t think of anything, Ugh!

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And a very brave decision too by WB. This is good for WB, the film industry, good for the Harry Potter films. If there’s enough momentum may be HBP will surpass DK. And that is what I would like to see, a snow ball effect for the final movies and they becoming the best ever.

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OMG!!!!!

I just read that WB have moved the film version of Twlight into Harry Potter’s spot!!! Now that is the final nail in the coffin. That’s just a complete kick in the guts to Harry Potter fans…. What are they thinking?

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The way I see it, Star Wars and HP have a lot of the same fans, as they both are sci-fi/fantasy. So the first thing we fans can do to really hurt WB is boycott the upcoming Star Wars movie. Someone who knows how to do this should start an e-mail campaign, we may not be strong enough to make the movie flop, but we can make it not the success WB is hoping for, and they’ll be sure to know why.

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@MattJ: don’t worry, this HP fan is NOT going to let the anger fade over the months. I don’t want to see this movie at ALL now, they have poisoned the experience and ruined it. Totally. I have sent letters to everyone in my address book asking them to join the boycott of ALL things WB, including their partners and subsidiaries, and my kids sent the letter to all their friends and so on. My friends and I have sent emails and letters to everyone we can think of, but I agree with Sula, we need someone to set up a place to rally the troops. To be effective and truly make a dent we need to be organized. Clearly Leaky and the other fan sites won’t damage their relationship with WB (though they may wind up with a lot fewer fans around here as people are so disgusted), so we need a place of our own that is strictly fan-driven and controlled, where we can plot strategy.

As you have noticed, Twilight has now been moved into what was HBP’s slot, so there is no going back, no matter what we do we won’t get our movie on the day it was promised. Now it is all a matter of making sure that WB feels the wrath they have created and understands that they are NOT going to pacify us with photos and set reports we no longer have any interest in. Seeing them now makes me MORE angry, not less, and I know a lot of people here feel the same way.

I’m going to try the facebook site listed above (thanks issy) and will be checking back to see if someone PLEASE gets something rolling. I have no computer skills or I would do it myself. We need help!

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Guest, this is only good for WB and it’s shareholders. It is terrible for the customers, who should be WB’s first priority. It would make probably no noticeable difference to the actual film gross. Only difference is that WB wants to look like they made something in 2009, like the moviegoers care! It will make no difference to the final HP film either way. And what exactly does this do for the film industry overall? Seriously, explain your reasoning, because we’re not buying WB’s rubbish. I notice that you didn’t leave a name, which means you’re probably a feeble plant from WB (no offense if you aren’t, but y’know, you’re not really backing up what you’re saying and as you’re expressing an extremely rare opinion in the first place it makes the whole thing suspicous).

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Ok, I have sent 2 letters to Warner Brother’s. One to the WBSHOP.COM, and one from their website stating that I will NOT be buying anything affiliated with WB and will NOT be buying anything from anyone affiliated with them. I wil be calling them on Monday. There are a couple petitions out there already. However, the one on PetitionSpot has a bunch of racist idiots spouting off about white power and such. I don’t think that would look very professional. I am seriously thinking of getting something together officially. Give me a day or so to brainstorm. I know people are wanting to boycott, if so I believe the only way to send a message is to stand behind what we say. Let’s get some serious ideas here and then collaberate.

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I am so angry right now, i have been lapping up every set report or picture in anticipation of this movie, now i am so deflated and revolted I don’t ever want to see another harry potter film again, I’ll stick to those wonderful books thank you very much. How dare they ruin this for us! Surely jk rowling is upset about this?? HAs she made any comments? She is all about the fans, I’m sure she will support us!!

I have joined the facebook group in the link above, they are setting up a howler campaign, sending red enveloped howlers to WB – sounds like a good idea, as you say they probably won’t put the movie back to November, but they cannot be allowed to get away with this, they must know what they have done!!!!

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@Julia/luciusgal: I think a site where HP fans can go find lists of everything associated with WB (including TimeWarner, AOL, New Line, etc.) in one place, all the movies being released, etc., so they know what to avoid, and also has the (verified) email and postal addresses and phone numbers listed so they can keep the phone and Howler campaign going would be a great start. we need one place to organize everything. There are already several facebook and MySpace deals set up, but we need to combine into one big organization. The power will be in strength of numbers and serious strategy. I have a few notes out to people who may know how to set something like that up (I don’t know how to do it myself) and I will keep checking back here to see if anyone else has more ideas or gets something going.

In the meantime, there are all sorts of newspapers running the story now and there are links to them on HPANA as well as some of the news sites listed above. They ALL have comments sections and reporters who are paying attention to what the fans are saying (at least for now) so we need to take advantage of that. Post messages on their sites, email the reporters directly, send notes to your own local papers, go for the national ones like the Times. The more we get the word out the better. There are an awful lot of HP fans who don’t go to fan sites that often and may not even know about this yet. For the boycott to be effective we have to have serious numbers backing it up.

Unite Hp fans! Boycott WB!

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I hear that there might be something about sending letters to IMAX to tell them that the fans wont see the film in IMAX unless the film is changed back. Apparently, if people do that then IMAX will put pressure on Warner Brothers. I think this is a good idea. Let’s start this as a first attack. Spread the word… Perhaps Wednesday would be a good day.

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They love their fans?!? How is that consistent with waiting till July to release a movie that could have been released in November? The nerve of that man. He really shouldn’t have said that in the same interview. “We looooove you. We could totally have stuck to the November release date, but we won’t.” Yeah, feel the love people…

“Pacify” us? Let them try. It’ll take a few of those arrows used to sedate rhinos to pacify me.

Hell hath no fury like a Potter fan scorned. Unleash the fury and boycott their asses!

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If you go look under Time Warner Subsidiaries on Wikipedia, it gives you a list of companies that are affiliated with Warner Brothers. HBO, CNN, Entertainment Weekly, Sports Illustrated etc….

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Thanks, Julia/luciusgal. I will make a note of them.

So far, aside from emailing all my personal contacts, as well as those of my children, I have posted to as many news outlets and other HP sites as I can find, I have emailed reporters and several WB sites as well as IMAX corporate and my local IMAX theater.

In my family alone we saw OoTP in theaters 14 times (there are five of us) and have both the standard and special editions of the DVD. I am only one person/part of one family, but we did contribute to their profits on that film. If everyone else boycotts them now as well, we will really make an impact on them. Don’t wimp out, people. They are banking on our anger and frustration fading, they are banking on the usual excitement before a release ramping us all up again by next spring, so that we are once again willing to wait in line 6 hours for the midnight release and see the movie multiple times. We have to show them how wrong they are.

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Good to hear, LemonFaerie. I’ll be here over the coming months continously reminding forgetful fans of WB’s betrayal :)

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“We Love our Fans” – What an insult to every fans intelligence!

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‘Love our fans’???? Strange way to show it! I was looking forward to November,now what is there to look forward to? Agree with other people on the site that HP films are much better suited to the cold season than summer.

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I am furious and I think I have great company in my frustrations. I think it is time that we did something collectively. Ranting on websites (although cathardic) is something that the studios will ignore. Let’s make a statement where they will listen - the box office ticket sales. My plan is this: next July we should not see the movie opening weekend. Since opening weekend is vital for movies it will make a powerful statement. In the following weeks, see the movie as many times as you wish, since we have already made our point - do not mess with the fan that you “care” so deeply about. If we do not take a stand now, they will do it again with the final movies, theme park, etc. We need to make a statement and the time is now.

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PACIFY US? YOU LOVE US? Oh man thats a good one! He was being sarcastic right? I felt disrespected enough yesterday and now having to read that this greedy son of a …. thinks he can “pacify” us until July is unbelievable to me! The word “pacify” just makes my blood boil. How exactly do they think by angering millions of fans they will make more money? They need to remember where that money comes from! THE FANS!

I’d like to hear what Jo thinks about this since she’s always said she cares about the fans and I believe her. I wonder if they even discussed it with her. Some of their decisions and stuff really makes me wonder. It just seems as if over the years she’s had less and less input with the films. I feel like if she really cares about us fans then she should stand up for us because lets face it we can probably write all the letters, sign all the petitions, and make all the calls we want and it still wouldn’t have as much of an impact as her speaking up for us and letting them know that this is wrong and its not ok. I’ve done all of the above, but something just tells me its going to take something really big to get WB attention let alone get them to change their minds.

WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING BIG. Clearly our petitions are not going to be enough (they’re a start). We need something that is going to smack these fools in the faces like a ton of bricks the way that they did us with that announcement. What we need is one of the fan sites or all of them together to set up a campaign to get our original release date back. Right now we aren’t organized enough to make them really say “wow they are serious”. We can make much more of an impact if EVERYONE can come together under one campaign to organize a mass of petitions, boycotts, letters, calls, and so on to make all of our voices heard.

Based on the fact that this decision was made out of greed, if we really want to hit them where it hurts, we need to hit them in their wallet. At this point its sounding like a boycott is the best way to really make our position understood. Still I’d really like to see someone set up a campaign of sorts for everyone to come together under and fast. If we want this movie back to November we have to go for maximum impact and fast before its too late!

WE WILL NOT JUST ROLL OVER AND BE PACIFIED MR HORN!

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People we only need one person who can tape HBP on their camera and put it on Limewire and we can all watch it for free. That will stick it to Warner Brothers. They won’t make any money at the cinema and maybe they will learn the Phrase World Wide Release Day and release the Movies on the same day across the world so that others don’t have to wait nearly a Month for it.

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After reading the one before mine I felt I had to make another one. No point in just boycotting the Half Blood Prince film. To really make a statement we have to Boycott Warner Brothers itself. No more shall we go to their stores, watch their movies, buy their things online. Warner Brother wants to start a War, I think we should fight back in kind.

NO MORE WARNER BROS UNTIL THEY MAKE THIS RIGHT

NO MORE WARNER BROS UNTIL THEY MAKE THIS RIGHT

WORLD WIDE RELEASE DATE FOR THE LAST THREE MOVIES

WHY SHOULD AUSTRALIA HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL 11 DECEMBER.

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In all honesty what makes them think they’ll get more money next year? I mean we’re in the middle of a credit crunch here and it might get even worse next year which means less people will be going to the cinema. Isn’t it better to release it when it’s more likely that fans will have the money to spend on seeing the film and buying the merchandise. “I’ve seen the movie. It is fabulous” Well what a slap in the face! As for more IMAX releases I don’t even live near one! That doesn’t benefit alot of people.

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I am really annoyed by this; but what can u do? The all mighty dollar rules all! I say we don’t go see any more WB movies until HBP comes out. Boycott WB! Don’t buy anything from their web site or anything. This really stinks I was looking forward to this in November ! Now I’m Depressed:(

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“We love our fans”. Erm. Excuse me? We’re fans of Harry Potter! Not of you, WB! And any fans you did have – say goodbye to them!

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Williamblood, dear, I think you’re a smidge confused.

December 11th 2008 was the Australian release date for Half-Blood Prince, BEFORE the US/UK release date was knocked back from November 21 2008 to July 17 2009. You can guarantee that those international dates will no longer hold now, there is no way that HBP will still be released in Australia on December 11 2008, 7 months before the US and the UK, is there? No chance at all.

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I agree with Eric BOYCOTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Do they have any idea how serious this is???? I am willing to give up watching Harry Potter because of their blatant GREED for our money. Well I say they’re not getting my money I hope everyone else is taking this view as well. I can’t wait to see the look on Alan “We love our money” Horn’s face when he checks his bottom line next July. At the rate these movies are taking we’re all going to be in Zimmer frames by the time Deathly Hallows partmes out. VERY DISGUSTED FAN

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When I do go to the movie, probably two weeks after it comes out, it definitely won’t be in an IMAX theater since they influenced WB’s decision to delay it. As a matter of fact I don’t think I’ll see any movie in IMAX and I will boycott WB movies as well till they come out on video. WB has been exploiting fans of the Harry Potter fans for far too long and I’m sick of it.

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I hope this comes back to bite them in the butt… Now that the series has ended, interest in the Potter world is waning with most kids and people outside the hard-core fan base. I’m sure a lot of people will still see the movie next summer, but with such a spread between the films and the books being finished years before the release, I have a feeling it won’t be the big blowout moneymaker they’re thinking. And the whole, “I’ve seen it, we could have had it out in Nov?” That’s just twisting the knife!!!

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say it with me… Boycott…boycott…boycott…

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Here is a list of WB affiliates for the boycott. I apologize for the hard to read format, I can’t get it to post in bullet form, I’ve tried several times. Be sure to check IMDb for all the movies coming out either from WB themselves or one of these affiliates, like New Line.

WB boycott info:

AOL, Allied Artists Pictures Corporation, Associated Artists Productions, Boomerang (Latin American TV channel), Boomerang (TV channel), Boomerang around the world, CNN International Asia Pacific, CNN International Europe/Middle East/Africa, CNN International North America, CNN International South Asia, CNN International in Latin America, Cartoon Network (India), Cartoon Network (Pakistan), Cartoon Network Studios, Castle Rock Entertainment, China Entertainment Television, The Comedy Channel (United States), CompuServe, DC Comics, Entertainment Weekly, Fine Line Features, First National, Fortune (magazine), HBO Films, Hanna-Barbera, IPC Media, Kalem Company, Template:Kaplan, Kinney National Company, Lorimar Productions, Lorimar-Telepictures, MapQuest, Max (TV Network), Mirabilis (company), Momlogic.com, Monogram Pictures, Monolith Productions, New Line Cinema, New Line Television, Nullsoft, Open Directory Project, People (magazine), Picturehouse (company), Pogo (TV channel), Raw Feed, SHOUTcast, Seven Arts Productions, Singingfish, Template:Spanish television stations, Sports Illustrated, Sunset (magazine), Sunset Productions, Template:TBS, TMZ.com, Telepictures, Time (magazine), Template:Time Warner, Time Warner Interactive Entertainment, Toonami (UK & Ireland), Turner Communications Group, Turner Entertainment, Turner Program Services, Uncut (magazine), Vitagraph Studios, The WB Television Network, Template:WB, The WB 100+ Station Group, Warner Bros., Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Bros. Cartoons, Warner Bros. Family Entertainment, Warner Bros. International Television, Warner Bros. Studio Store, Warner Bros. Television, Warner Bros. Television Distribution, Warner Bros.-Seven Arts, Warner Home Video, Warner Independent Pictures, Warner Music Vision, Warner Premiere, Who (magazine), World Championship Wrestling, Yachting (magazine), Zuda Comics

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Greed is driving this decision. WB saw what happened with Dark Knight and they recognize that HP fans are rabid for another movie…especially since the series is over (no more books). They want the same repeat audience that Dark Knight has enjoyed….I don’t believe for one minute that it has anything to do with the writer’s strike. They don’t care about the fans…they care about their bottom line. And the reality is…they will get want they want. It is insulting that Horn’s explanation is so thin that he thinks we actually believe it. I can see right thru it. What an idiot. Well it explains why a poster has yet to be released.

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Don’t waste time complaining here get all your friends together and email,write fax, text. call WB. Flood their machines and mailboxes with your impassioned and respectful wish to see the movie in Nov.

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I am heartbroken about this….I’ve waited a year and now I have to wait again? And yeah If you love us and didn’t want to hurt us, then keep the movie for it’s November release. You have now hurt us. And I also hate the fact that they even put NOVEMBER as the opening in the trailor. WHat a way to tease all of the fans. And I agree we should protest or something.

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I agree with all of you. No more WB films for me, I can wait for the DVDS. I am highly disappointed in WB’s actions for financial gain. We, as true Potter fans, all knows what happens anyway so why do we need to see it an theatre? BOYCOTT, do what ever it takes. Hit them where it hurts the most.

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Thanks LemonFaerie! That is making me even more disgusted looking at all of those names because all I see is when I look at it is all the money WB is making from each and every one of those companies. Yet they are still so greedy that they move HBP because they THINK they will make more money? which they won’t, in fact if anything they will make less. Its sickening, siriusly I literally feel sick to my stomach.

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If people want to complain to WB about the push-back, here are a load of contacts:

[email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

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what? they make us wait all this time getting excited about the new movie, then tell us we don’t really have to wait untill november 21st (WHICH WAS LONG ENOUGH TO WAIT) we actually have to wait 11months! eurh. i’ve heard twilight is coming out on november 21st, i don’t want to see twilight, whatever the hell that is! i want to see harr potter :@ ““We would never do anything to hurt one of the movies or the series. We love our fans.”” well i think you’ve hurt every fan thats commented here! so your doing a great job huh!

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OH WOW! what a BIG difference 60 screens make! WE’RE NOT DUMB! you just want our money and that’s not gonna happen! i say BOYCOTT! I’M THINKING TWICE ABOUT BUYING THAT DARK KNIGHT DVD NOW.. PERHAPS I’LL BUY IT ONLY ON 18 JULY 2009 WHEN YOU DEEM FIT TO RECEIVE SOME MOENY.

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OMG! everyone email those email addresses posted by kaz! maybe if we shout loud enough they’ll have to do something!

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Siriusly, I stil can’t believe it! What a stupid Boggart !!! ::holds wand to WB:: Ridiculous!!!!!

Are we sure Alan Horn and the WB aren’t under the Imperius Curse???

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This seems like a really good Facebook group- Warner Brothers: Keep the November Half Blood Prince Release Date:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=23519089579

They’re really trying to get things moving with protests and have message boards and already over 300 members. We should all join it and use it as a base.

This is also a good FB group, but they’re not as well planned as the other- Give me harry potter HBP on November 21st, 2008, or give me DEATH:

http://www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=40552061880

This one has double the amount of people, but they’re not as well organised. But let’s rally with both these groups and get moving. I LOVE the idea of sending Warner Bros fan made Howlers. You can do so by sending it to this address:

Warner Bros. 4000 Warner Blvd Burbank CA 91522

I also love the idea of protests and complaining to IMAX. This should be fun, so get on board. There’s no point in just sending a howler without a planned attack so they all arrive at the same time. Together, we can make a difference….

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Greed. :| I hate this. ugh! love the fans, eh?? UGH!!!

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i hate WB, not going to the movie theatre anymore. i’ll wait for the movie to hit dvds. thank you very much.

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What we DESPERATELY need is for someone who knows what they are doing to start an actual website solely dedicated to this cause. At the moment we are too scattered, joining different groups and signing different petitions. We should be all getting together on one site and one forum. Then we can discuss good ways to protest, and ways we can go about boycotting the films and other products of WB (and it’s parent company Time Warner). After all, we know there ARE ways someone could see HBP without paying WB for it, like buying a ticket for a non-Warner movie and going into the HBP cinema, or our hands, er, slipping while we search on Limewire. Lulz.

It would be so great if one of the larger HP fansites would do this, but they are all so buried in WB’s behind and reliant on them for information and media. It really sucks.

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Here is a copy of the message I sent to Warner Brothers. If they want to make this about profits, then let’s make it about profits. Hit them where it hurts – advertisers, television.

This message is in regards to Warner Brothers pushing back the release date of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. As you have spit in the face of a community of fans that have been extremely loyal to your Harry Potter film franchise, I will not be going to see anymore Warner Brothers movies in the theaters and I will not be viewing any Warner Brothers television in my home. Furthermore, I will be contacting the sponsors of your programs to let them know that I will not be buying their products. I’m afraid you have trifled with the wrong group of fans.

BTW, posting the same message over and over again is not only annoying, but it clogs things up so others can not post.

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well said, MattJ!

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I share everyone’s desappointment and to an extent anger I just don’t have the energy to get all-caps-angry. It’s terrible to feel so blantantly taken advantage of & I’m particularly offended by their condecending tone too. Shame on you WB for treating us this way.

WB had us waiting on tenterhooks for ages why didn’t they just announced the change at that time? They must have seen the strike back-slash when it ended. This is just cruel.

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And whats with TWILIGHT being released on november 21st now???? Is there something they are not telling us??????

Boycott Warner Brothers….. all the way guys!!!!!!

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All they care about is $$$

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Guys quit freaking out. I can’t believe how ridiculously upset everyone is. Sure it’s coming out much later than we thought, but there are many more important things to get worked up about than a later release date. For example, we should get worked up about the way they have ruined Dumbledore’s character. We should get worked up about the way they have removed any semblence of the plot explanations that are abundent in the books, but non-existent in the movies. We should get angry about the way they have discarded important plot points, like Lily’s scene in the pensieve. We should be upset by the fact that making a movie that appeals to a wide audience is more important to them, then being loyal to the themes and characters that Jo created and we love.

This move is just a symptom of a greater problem, and we are directing our anger in an unhelpful direction. They aren’t going to move the date back. But perhaps we could ask them to use the 9 months extra they have to make the movie better. To include the Gaunts, to include the important coversations between Dumbledore and Harry, which have no doubt been trimmed to the point of them being worthless. If they used this time to fix these problems, then it would be a great thing that they have moved the date. If they don’t fix it, then I don’t really care when the movie comes out, because it will be a disappointment to me, but probably not to them, because you will all go and spend your money anyway.

P.S. Annie, I think the over posting is because of how slow the site has been; until this morning I couldn’t get anything to load at all. If people have tried to post something and hit the post button multiple times, it gets posted everytime they hit the button.

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Steve K,

You’ve got it all around the wrong way. For starters there is no way that WB is going to go back and shoot stuff now. The film is 100% done, post-production and all, for them to go back now would be impossible for about a million reasons. WB shifting the release date back to November is about a million times more likely than WB ever going back, shooting more footage and completely re-doing post-production work.

Speaking of which, yes, it is possible that we can get them to move the date back. Nobody ever succeeded in doing anything by saying “it’s impossible”, did they?

If we can get such widespread support (numbering in the tens of thousands, I have already seen a petition with over 20,000 signatures and there are dozens more) that WB feels that there may be a genuine financial threat if these people make good on a threat to boycott and get as many people as possible to boycott too, they may indeed shift the date back. Before you protest that fans will never opt not to see the film just to make a moral stand: yes they will, thankyou very much. Even if we can’t get them to shift the date back, myself and thousands of others will still boycott the film.

We’re not doing this because we’re hopeless purists. We can accept (unlike yourself apparently) that a book is a book and a film is a film. We are protesting for a completely different reason which seems to have escaped your grasp. I hope you can figure it out because I’ve already made numerous long posts explaining it.

What move is this symptom supposed to be a greater problem of, exactly? This move is being made, as stated by Alan Horn (and he is most definitely not lying, if you don’t understand why we know he’s not lying, ask me and I’ll explain), because WB wants a high gross in 2009 rather than an absurdly high gross in 2008 and next to nothing in 2009 and they don’t think they’ll get one unless they turf HBP over to next year.

We’re not “freaking out”. We know the movie will come (and many of us will not be seeing it, or rather, not paying WB to see it). It’s not just the movie delay that has caused this outcry. It’s WB’s arrogance and stupidity.

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Okay after hearing that Summit Pictures has moved up the release of “Twilight” to HBP’s old spot on 11/21, I have another theory as to why this happened. I smell a behind closed door deal between WB and Summit… WB will push HPHBP back to the July 09 spot, blaming lack of scripts, writer’s strike, Dan R.’s role in Equus, whatever…Summit will quietly move up Twilight into HP’s old spot on 11/21 from it’s original Dec. 08 opening date. Now Twilight doesn’t have to worry about losing money by opening during the run of a very popular HP film and WB doesn’t have to worry about losing money by another popular book series turned film opening in the midst of HBP’s run… See the logic…it sucks, it’s all for money and the fans are the ones that get screwed. I just love corporate greed, don’t you?

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Steve K… it’s not, at least for me, about the new date. You see… if they had anounced it before the teaser and then released the trailer with the new date on it… that would be totally different! The problem is the lack of consideration. Though we all know Warner is all about business and that we are nothing but big faced wallets in their eyes, we don’t like to be treat as such. That would be ok if they would delay the movie to fix it… to add things… to finish shots… but that’s not the case. Mister Alan Horn like to make things worse, saying that the movie is great… that he saw it himself, making all more clear that the reason for the change is nothing but money. That is what made me feel like a pig-vault to warner… and it didn’t feel good.

Eventually all the anger will pass… but I can’t stand doing nothing about it. I will, as long as I can, avoid Warner movies… not because it will make a difference… but because it will make me feel better. Much better.

They won’t do nothing with the movie in this extra months they’ve got. That would mean spending more money… more money on a thing they know they don’t need to spend more on. We all will see it anyway… and spending more money just to make the movie more faithful to the books would show a desire to make us happy, which, they just showed us, isn’t their goal at all.

Oh… and Alan Horn… please. Stop talking. You’ll only embarass yourself even more. Let us trash you and be quiet. It’s the best you can do.

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OMG…. What a disgusting man! “We love our fans.” Well, I’m not a fan of YOU, Mr Idon’tcarewhoyouare! How could he say this?? How could they lie so much?? It’s all about money… I’m sure that they are laughing at us now… “Oh look, now they have to wait almost 1 year, haha! Let’s give them some new pictures from the movie! It’s more than nothing…” I hate the WB!!! And I want HP6 in NOVEMBER!!! But they have to be sure that I will not go to the cinema for paying money to such an idiot like Alan Horn…(Sorry for my english:P)

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I am curious as to how the staff at Leaky feel. I realize they have to stay somewhat neutral but hearing their thoughts would be interesting. Perhaps a joint podcast with Mugglecast on this?

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KristinT, I don’t know about that. It’s possible but I think WB possibly are just that stupid. It is also possible that Summit Pictures is simply trying to stick themselves precisely into the void left by HBP to make themselves look attractive to the millions of disappointed Harry Potter fans. Whereas before they were trying to avoid direct competition with WB, now they can release on that date, no troubles and grab all those WB-hating moviegoers.

Daidairo, I’m sure they are laughing at us. They think that despite all our protests now, when July 2009 rolls around and WB has tempted us with multiple trailers for months and months, we’ll have forgiven them for this. Well, we will have the last laugh. Myself, and thousands of others will make every effort to make sure that as many people as possible boycott HBP in the cinema, and instead will utlise the several ways to see it that do not involve paying WB any money!

And your English is fine, dear. =)

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i for one won’t be going to see this twilight movie! if they think putting it in HPs place will gain them more money, they should seriously rethink.

i also apologize for my double posting on the previous page, nothing happend when i clicked post so i presumed i hadn’t clicked it right (laptop touch pad thingy – happens quite often) so i clicked it again and noticed someone had commented on some people posting the same comment over and over.

to the person who said we should be upset that the movie fails to keep to some of the important stuff that is in the book, eg. gaunt family & dumbledore/harry talks, and not that the date has been put back by months, i agree with MattJ on this one. yes it is disappointing that these parts are missed out but you must remember the book as book, a movies a movie. personally i’d love harry potter movies to last as long as the book, getting in every important story and detail perfect, but it’s realisticly impossible. whatever they cut out they’ll be disappointing somebody.

i say we keep flooding WB in complaints and sign the petitions, the more the better, if the date doesn’t get put back to november, it’s their loss, even more their loss than ours as fans as yes we have to wait until next june to see it, but they’re going to be up to their elbows in complaints and, if people stick to their word, loosing the respect and money from what used to be loyal fans. if the date isn’t put back to november, they’ll know to show HP fans proper respect and don’t try a stunt like this in the future.

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Of course they don’t care about the fans. They are not fools. They perfectly know that the fans are all going to see the movie ANYWAY.

I wish Harry Potter fans would grow some backbones and stand up for once. Petition won’t do anything at all. Boycotting other movies won’t do anything at all.

It’s simple. Everybody, DON’T GO AT THE THEATERS IN JULY 2009. DON’T SEE THE MOVIE. DON’T GIVE YOUR MONEY TO WB. Wait a bit for the DVD to come out and borrow it. And don’t tell me it’s too hard for you not to see the movie. Sometimes in life, we have to make some sacrifice in order to stand up and don’t let people USE you.

WB think that we are able to wait 8 MONTHS just so they make more money. Then I think that you are able to wait a bit more so you can send a message to WB.

BTW Warner Bros : I’m NOT your fan at all.

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Good grief you guys, chill out.

1) Regardless of the reasons, WB moved Harry, they will not move it back now that Twilight’s shift isofficial news. They will not put two of the biggest grossing movies of the holiday season (and I know there’s a slew of you who hate that I put Twilight in that category, but get over it, it’s true) on the same weekend. I can guarantee you both studios were squirming with them being released 2 weeks apart, let alone on the same day. So you guys boycotting and signing petitions and all that for the sheer sake that you are mad they moved the date is not going to change anything or make any impressions. If Deathly Hallows wasn’t already green lighted, I’d say it might hurt our chances of getting book 7 made at all…but it’s already in production so that point is moot.

2) They MIGHT go back and clean up some of the editing. MIGHT. Go back and refilm a few things…doubtful unless there was something really bad in there that we are unaware of. It takes time, and time costs money.

Face it. The movie industry is a BUSINESS. They are going to do what they feel is in the best interest of their pocket books, not you. Boycotting next summer isn’t going to make them think “oh, we shouldn’t have moved it, it ticked them off”. No, they are going to attribute it to the declining sales the series is experiencing anyway AND the fact that movie ticket sales in general are in the trash as it is. It will have nothing to do with you.

Do I like the thought of waiting a few extra months for Harry? Hell no. But it’s a movie. Get over it. Life hurts, get a helmet. If you are this worked up because a motion picture company has disappointed you, you really need to find something better to do with your time. There are bigger issues to worry about in life.

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WB is laughing at us. They know we’ll go see the movie whenever it comes out. NO matter how angry we are. ARGH!

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Again Ali… it’s not what they’ve done… it’s the way they’ve done it. We (the people not chilling out) need some way to show that what warner has done is… for want of a better word… wrong. I really think I wont see any Warner movie til July… I may crack on the way… but I’ll try! It will make me feel better. That said, we all know there are bigger issues in life… things worthier of fighting for…. but that doesn’t mean we should overlook the little fights as well. ;)

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“I’ve seen the movie. It is fabulous. We would have been perfectly able to have it out in November.”

if the movie is completed then what is the point of pushing it back?

i smell a backlash.

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What makes anyone think that they can make more money by delaying a movie we fans have been waiting for for so long???? November would be a perfect time for this movie, especially since it will be TWO movies!!!!! Fie on you, WB!!!

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If it makes you feel better, then by all means. But let it be known that it will make no impression to WB. They don’t care that you think the way they handled it was wrong. The point is they are doing it, that’s all they care about.

And there’s a difference between a little fight still worth fighting for and a pursuit because your disappointed. Like I said…life hurts, get a helmet.

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WB is making a HUGE!!! mistake. The longer it takes to release the movie, bigger the chance of a bootleg copy getting out., and what fan wouldn’t buy a bootleg copy if we have to wait an extra 6 mos. I say boycott too! Don’t go to any other WB movie or any of their affliate companies’ movies until HP and the HBP is released.

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kat, Speak for yourself. WB will not be seeing a cent in ticket sales from me for the next year, including for HBP. I will be finding a way to see HBP that does not involve lining WB’s already overstuffed pockets, which is not difficult I assure you.

Heid, I think you’ll find that Leaky and Mugglenet will not take any official position on this. They don’t want to upset their readers, but they also don’t want to upset WB, who give them official media directly.

Ali, no offense but yes, WB will make a connection between reduced ticket sales and a massive (numbering in the hundreds of thousands), strong and comprehensive boycott movement. Even WB aren’t that stupid. They already know how much they’ve upset the fans, they knew that would happen before they pushed the date back, but I don’t think it has yet become apparent to them just how bad the situation is, and it probably won’t until it’s a month before release time in July and we are all still ready to boycott despite numerous trailers being released.

Harry Potter fans number in the millions. If we can get hundreds of thousands of fans to boycott, and they can get their friends and family to boycott, the whole thing just snowballs.

Nobody ever succeeded in doing anything by saying it is impossible. It’s entirely within our power to make it possible.

Besides, it’s as Roxanne says. Even if nothing whatsoever comes of it (though I fully believe it can), sometimes you just need to make a moral stand and do what you think is right, and not let yourself be used. That’s the important thing. WB is expecting us to ignore their corporate greed and forgive them by the time July rolls around and they have tried to get us back into the hype by giving us numerous trailers. Well some of us have had enough of it.

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I think if you really want to boycott anything to upset WBs. It should be the Batman DVD. they will expect a record breaking release of that. Show your digust of WB by not buying it…or at least not until it’s been out a while.

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OMG!!!!!!!!! THIS IS A LOW BLOW!!!! MAN THEY ARE ALREADY DONE WITH THE FILM!!!!! THIS IS SO SUCKY!! IM NOT GOING TO SEE ANY WB MOVIE AT ALL EATHER. MY CUZ WORKS FOR THE WB SPECIAL EFFECTS AND HE IS SO TICKED OFF. HE TOLD ME THAT THE MOVIE HAS BEEN DONE FOR OVER A MONTH AND THAT THEY COULD HAVE SHOWN IT IN JULY OF THIS YEAR BUT THEY DATED IT FOR NOV. AND NOW THEY ARE DOING THIS????!? MY CUZ IS ONE WHO IS SENDING A LETTER AND I AM TOO!! HE IS DOING IT ANONO CUZ HE CANT AFFORD TO LOSE HIS JOB THO. I AGREE LETS ALL BOYCOTT!!!

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Life hurts more if I stand still… And it isn’t only disappointment… it was a really bad way to handle the information what they did. It was not the way, I believe, customers should be treated… so I’ll do what I feel I can do to let WB know my view on this. Maybe it’ll work, more probably it wont… but at least I’m making my self clear. That’s all.

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my only suggestion is to not go see the HBP on opening weekend. Hollywood moguls put alot of stock into opening weekends. It would be noticed if the numbers are low. I attended Comic-Con. They were promoting Twilight like mad. Harry Potter Nada. zilch, nothing. The only promos were from gentle giant and Neca and who ever produces cards. The WB site had nothing about the HBP. Upcoming movie and they weren’t even handing out a poster, T-shirt, bag or hat. Not all Harry Potter fans are into Twilight. I find it stupidly romantic, like teen age girl fanfic. WB and Sony think all the Harry Potter fans will go see Twilight. Well there wrong. We won’t. I gave away my TWIGHT Promo stuff to a 13 year old girl. Meant nothing to me.

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Did anyone else see that Twilight’s release date has been moved up to HBP’s former release date: November 21? Fishy.

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OOPS…. did not mean for three to go up sorry ppl

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I think we should ALL boycutt every WB product or movie till we get HBP, we should ALL send an eraser too , like the first comment said, Its a creative way to make WB pay attention to us. imagine the number of erasers they would get for “erasing” HP from 2008! Also, what’s with Twilight being released on Nov. 21? I’m definetly NOT going to go see it on the day I was supposed to get HBP!

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Stop buying the following:

any Warner movies/dvds Batman (the obvious – keep Titanic #1) Yugi-oh (should never have started that one anyway) Chaotic Scooby Doo Looney Tunes Kids WB products/shows Anything from the WB store

If you need any of that stuff, buy it off of online auctions where WB won’t get any galleons for it. I’d even say if you want to see a Warner movie buy a ticket for something else and sneak in, but that would be cruel to people who work at multiplexes.

Enough from you Hollywood. WB gets away with this it’s going to keep happeneing…

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I totally get your point Ali, there’s definitely things worth our efforts more, but I’m still upset and the only thing that’s going to make me feel better is doing something about it! remember, WB is personally insulting us by saying plainly that they KNOW that no matter how bad they treat us we’re still going to pay them alot of money , and they love us for that!

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O and people who DONT go on a harry potter site everyday WONT be affected by this….there are more fans of harry potter who will go see this movie no matter wat!

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C’mon guys!! Some like red… others blue! Some want to boycott and some don’t. Accept it. I am pretty sure I’ll crack on the middle of my own “boycott”, because I absolutly adore the movies… but I’ll try to avoid seeing WB movies as long as I can because it will make me feel better and express how I feel about the poor way WB’s decision was anounced.

Don’t go calling each other immature and that kind of thing… please. Respect the way others are dealing with this and let it be.

I believe everyone it’s more than welcome to post their beliefs in here… as long as they don’t step on each other on the way…

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[email protected]

FLOOD HIS INBOX, PEOPLE!

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No one is saying boycott Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Boycott all OTHER Warner Bros. movies until Harry Potter is released! Their motive for the switch is obviously to make more money, so if we boycott their other releases it will hit them in the pocketbook, where it will hurt them most.

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Please hear me out on this, I think we should make it VERY clear to the world exactly WHOSE fans we are. We are Potter fans NOT WB fans. Boycutting Harry Potter won’t do any good, as ALI said, they’ll blame it on the fandom dying out after Deathly Hallows. SO , my idea is to prove WB right (please just read on), we know that they know that we’re going to see the movie anyway because we LOVE HARRY POTTER. yes that’s exactly the truth, BUT, we CAN send a message that we are NOT ok with the way they’re treating us. ALL I ASK IS THAT WE ALL GO SEE HBP AS WE KNOW WE WANT TO, BUT, WE ALL WEAR BLACK. IMAGINE ON THE MIDNIGHT RELEASE IF EVERYONE WAS WEARING BLACK IN EVERY CINEMA IT WOULD DRAW ATTENTION THAT SOMETHING IS WRONG! we all have black clothes, we dont have to buy special t shirts or anything, just dress in black to make a statement

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They dont love the fans, they love the money. WE CAN STOP THIS! GO TO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyulwknTCOI THIS IS OUR PETITION! IF WE UNITE WE CAN WIN!

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please if you love Harry Potter and if you are disgusted by the way WB has been acting (whether by messing up the movies or by what they did to HBP) just try the simplest act of showing what you feel by wearing black. Instead of sporting Gryffindor colors like you would on a cheerful event like a Quidditch match, dress up in black like you would on Dumbledore’s funeral (after all, he WILL die in that movie). By doing that we can show everyone that we still love Harry Potter, but we DON’T love WB!

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The irony in all this is that the “better revenue opportunity” is minimal. The reasoning they are using is that a summer blockbuster would be the way to go. They forget, however, that this is a Harry Potter movie. We don’t care what time of year the movie comes out. We all, kids, grownups, and everything in between, will be flocking in droves to see this movie. Many of us will likely see it multiple times (I personally saw OotP both in 3D and in a conventional theatre and plan on doing the same with HBP). If this were an ordinary, run-of-the-mill blockbuster I would see their point. But it’s not. This is a series wherein the fanship tends to manipulate their schedules in accordance with what is being released and when. Personally, I am a freelancer and scheduled that month under the assumption that I would be spending a great deal of time in a movie theater and planning a movie release party. Silly? Maybe. But I doubt I’m the only one.

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The only way to get Warner Brothers’ attention is to have an impact financially. Everyone upset about them changing the release date should boycott Warner Brothers movies and THE COMPANIES THAT ADVERTISE PRIOR TO THOSE MOVIES. This way the move to July would not seem as financially advantageous. Money is the underlying cause for the move and financial pressure is the only chance we have to return the movie to its original release date.

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You have to be completely mental to anger millions of people who think they are wizards.

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He’s seen it and it’s fabulous What a jackass. Way to make us feel better.

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i hole heartedly disagree with the boycotts and stuff but you could probably get a lot more votes if you were to send it through an email like a forward

but i would also think that we dont have to discuss it in every post that is made. i completly understand why so many of u are mad but lets please just take the new photos and talk about the PHOTOS and not always about HBP being pushed back i would like to discuss something other than this…

and harry potter fans trying to not by the batman dvd will not even make a dent in there sails becouse believe it or not harrypotter made less im pretty sure about this made LESS than batman in the first week in sales considering that batman surpassed everything with sales or something like that.(my brother was kind enough to poin that out to me)

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Does Mr. Horn remember what happened to the film “Prince Caspian.” It was originally to be released in December 2007 but the studio pushed it back to May 2008 because they didn’t want to compete with another film “the water horse” never heard of it? That cause it bombed at the box office and “Prince Caspian” ended making less money than the first Narnia film disproving Mr. Horn’s statement that summer is better for family films.

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Here’s what Alan Horn really looks like. http://img524.imageshack.us/my.php?image=alanmortvoldyhornfm9.jpg

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Actions speak louder than words. And so, Alan Horn’s words are drowned by Warner Bros. moving HP-HBP to July, for their cash-flow purposes.

I’m going to vote with my dollars. I now plan not to see HP-HBP in the theatres. Since I usually go at least three times and take someone with me, that means at least 6 ticket sales have been lost.

I suspect that each Potter fan sees a movie at least 3 times. If we don’t go to the movie, that will be a loss of 3 ticket sales per fan — a substantial reduction in cash flow. And if each fan only goes once, that still means a loss of 2 ticket sales per fan — still a hefty blow to their bottom line.

This is a cold miscalculation on Warner Bros. that will not bring in the expected cash for them — and more importantly, will damage the Harry Potter franchise. A really bad move on their part.

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Moving to July bears no resemblance to making more money. Everyone seems to have forgotten THE LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN OF THE KING, released during DECEMBER, and – guess what? Its the second highest grossing film – of all time!!!! Put it on at Christmas WB!!

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I think that anyone who is angry about the release date change should email WB’s customer service at this link. http://www.warnerbros.com/main/help/customer_service.html

Personally, I am so upset and disappointed that the Harry Potter release date change was not due to a filmng or post production delay but rather due to mere greediness that I have half a mind to boycott the movie altogether. I mean come on WB the HP movies gross on average nearly 900,000,000 each! With a total of all 5 (currently released) movies grossing nearly 4.5 BILLION!! (figures based on info provided by worldwideboxoffice.com) How much more $$$ do you really need?

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I think that anyone who is angry about the release date change should email WB’s customer service at this link. http://www.warnerbros.com/main/help/customer_service.html

Personally, I am so upset and disappointed that the Harry Potter release date change was not due to a filmng or post production delay but rather due to mere greediness that I have half a mind to boycott the movie altogether. I mean come on WB the HP movies gross on average nearly 900,000,000 each! With a total of all 5 (currently released) movies grossing nearly 4.5 BILLION!! (figures based on info provided by worldwideboxoffice.com) How much more $$$ do you really need?

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As for me, I’m going to boycott all WB movies, TV shows (like FRIENDS~oh that’ll kill me but I’m so disgusted) and HBP as long as I can when it comes out… I mean, I’ll still go see it (how could I not?) but WB can be sure that they won’t be getting my money anytime soon.

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oops sorry for the repeated posts. My comp froze up and I just kept hitting Post. :(

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Hi l guys more bad news. If you thought that a HP fan revolt would change WB’s mind for get it. Just read that the makers of Twilight have move their movie release date, you guessed it, to November 21, 2008. So even if there was a sight chance they would move it back because of fan reaction, not any more I think.

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Sorry. We are not YOUR fans. We are fans of Harry Potter and JK Rowling. And you love our money more than us, that’s for sure.

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what really gets me is that the president guy said they would have been perfectly able to get the movie out by November. WHY WOULD THEY DO THIS TO US? we make hp the richest franchise ever, and how do they repay us? by pushing the release day for hbp 8 MONTHS later than it should be. and yet , as rich as we make all those big guys at warner brothers, they milk us for more. honestly, what is this world coming to?:(

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omg!! tonks you are absolutely right! i just checked the stephanie meyer site, and there was that happy little announcment scrawled all over the message board. i didn’t think it was possible for me to be more angry than before, but this takes it to a new high. POTTER FANS UNITE! (curse you Warner Brothers:(

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Imagine ordering a car from General Motors, and then hearing them say that they will delay delivery to you because they think they will increase their profits by waiting nine months for a projected increase in demand.

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Ugh. The fan response would be nice to see, if everyone weren’t so darn angry. Look, guys, I know we all want the movie really, really badly, and we all love the series, but it is a MOVIE. We will live. We will listen to PotterCast or MuggleCast or both, we will continue checking the sites and living our lives, and in July we will watch the movie. It will be great. If this had been the original release date, we wouldn’t spaz about it so much. Calmness, please.

I’m really happy to see the fandom so together on something…But we can make it a happier occasion, can’t we?

Peace out, Melanie

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Ugh. The fan response would be nice to see, if everyone weren’t so darn angry. Look, guys, I know we all want the movie really, really badly, and we all love the series, but it is a MOVIE. We will live. We will listen to PotterCast or MuggleCast or both, we will continue checking the sites and living our lives, and in July we will watch the movie. It will be great. If this had been the original release date, we wouldn’t spaz about it so much. Calmness, please.

I’m really happy to see the fandom so together on something…But we can make it a happier occasion, can’t we?

Peace out, Melanie

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what we need to do is just bootleg it

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I TOTALLY agree with you Ellanalida!! If Warner Brothers really loved us, they would respect us…

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The only thing corporations understand is money. IF fans refused to see any WB films or purchase any WB dvds between now and HBP’s release, that would get WB’s attention.

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Alan Horn is a corp. stooge! Call and write him!

Alan Horn Time Warner inc One Time Warner Center New York NY 10019-8016 212-484-8000

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amen to that, jesse!:)

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This kind of moves reflect poorly on WB and makes a clear statement on their view about their public: milk them for all their worth…

It’s not us you love it’s our walets!!

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Guys, this is a MOVIE for crying out loud. This is not the first time the WB (not to mention every other studio) has moved the release date of numerous films forward or back, depending on how far along the film is in production (or delays). Given, HBP has been on track as far as filming and post-production goes but many other mainstream films have been delayed for financial/timing releases regardless they were finished or not. HBP is (and will not) be the only film to face this in years to come.

And Warner Bros. is a entertainment company —they snagged themselves a cash cow when they bought the rights to adapt the seven-book series. They owe J.K.R. and David Heyman for the popularity and moolah the series has brought in, and most importantly they are a BUSINESS. They’ll reschedule and push forward films as long as it keeps them going. They don’t own the fans anything. They’ll know they can release HBP in November 2008 or July 2009 and make a profit either way. (Aside from J.K.R. maintaining “book-movie adaptation” and final script approval rights, the WB owns the HP franchise and holds full rights over when to release the films. I doubt even J.K.R. or Heyman could make the WB change their minds regarding the change.)

The most important factor hardly any of the fans cared to look closely is that this move was partly caused by the immense success of “The Dark Knight” and the WGA strike—mostly due to the latter, WB has hardly any definite moneymakers planned for 2009. “Terminator: Salvation” and “Watchmen” are two risky endeavors for the WB that have potential to bomb if audiences don’t like them. The WB would’ve had a potential franchise tentpole set for June/July 2009 had the WGA strike (probably the “Justice League” movie that failed to materialize or a Superman sequel), and HBP would’ve been released on November 2008 as scheduled. Then “Dark Knight” changed things, and so the WB decided to delay HBP to TDK’s same July spot next year to take advantage of the summer holiday season.

The move makes perfect sense - financially. I think people are just angry at the change coming so late in the game - had the move been announced before the teaser trailer was released or 4-5 months earlier, the backlash wouldn’t have been so big (and fans would’ve been more receptive). Surely, people can plan something else to celebrate around the holidays in three months’ time—the release of “Tales of Beedle the Bard” in December, anyone?

And I speak as NOT an advocate for Warner Bros., nor have any affliations with Alan Horn or Jeff Robinov. People are blowing this WAY out of proportion. We’ll go see HBP rain or shine, November or July. (And people have conveniently forgotten that the FIRST Potter film received the reverse treatment—it was originally scheduled to be released in July 2001, but was delayed to November. So a push like this has not been new, in a sense.)

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when i found out about the release date i was extremely ticked off, and i still am, though i am simmering a little bit now. instead ive devoted my time to starting to think of how to make an impact and teach them that fans are THE most important thing to a franchise such as Harry Potter

i dont have the time to read through all these comments but i love the idea of a) erasers or b) the waterbottles LOVE THEM of course ill be boycotting signing petitions emailing WB (the enemy, haha never thought id consider them as the enemy.. :P )

what we have to do is get organised and be vocal! we need to be heard! has anyone decided to do something major? a get together protest or something? id be willing to drive somewhere far for that! WB headquarters anyone? let me know whats being done i will try to help! anybody have the mailing address for where i can send a waterbottle? :P

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dear god people its a movie!! and if u boycott to not go see the movie in july(i honestly dout that) or any other WB movie or show it wont even matter because there are other fanbases completly dedicated to that franshise!! im going to say this slowly

u wont change there minds!!

i dout anyone could including JKROWILNG ur little boycott and petitions wont even be a fly on the wall!! we all need to calm down and ACCEPT IT

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It’s completely stupid! Yah I love you too Mr. Horn, thank you so much for changing the HBP release date!!! He’s all like,’’ Oh, I love you so much all potter fans and it’s why I’ll make you wait like one more year to see a great movie that I’ve already seen (wich I don’t forget to mention) so I can get a bigger pay check! Oh did I mention that I love you all?! ’’ And now WB’s senfing us a bunch of pics that we couldn’t care less about right now. My heart and soul are all with you people, let’s boycutt all the WB’s movies so that they can hear us even thought they’re a bunch of deaf people!!! LET’S PROTEST ALL TOGETHER!!!

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pardon me but WB and its president can go eff themselves.

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Alright, I dont know about the rest of you, but it reminds me of every statement by MOM in book 5. That’s really all I have to say and I hope we start a boycott of WB’s website. I know there are a lot of HP fans there that should be directed to a place that doesnt have such…Umbridge like officals. Seriously, I used to be there, talk about anything non Harry, they’d jump on you faster than a Trace.

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Alan Horn you will never get another visit from my computer and neither me or any one in my family will ever give your company another dollar. Your all money grubbing bastards.

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I’m glad the eraser idea is getting popular- it’s not mine but I’m a big fan (lol) and I’m looking for ways to make a difference other than boycutting Harry Potter, so tell me if anyone has more ideas of what to do to be heard! I don’t want to affect Harry Potter (even financially i mean), I want to affect WB! Does anyone agree to wear black while going to watch HBP?

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Humm I just read the fact that fans were upset with the announcement of the new release date was not lost on Warner Bros president Alan Horn. The LA Times included this gem that reads as follows. “Horn acknowledged that the studio would have to pacify fans in the months to come: “We would never do anything to hurt one of the movies or the series. We love our fans.” Here is an idea if WB is serious, which I doubt, add scenes which were deleated from HBP movie. I would like to see the Dursleys to start the movie, also I would like to see the scene where Harry gets his nose broke by Malfoy ECT. Of course they will say that can NOT be done due to blah blah. Sad but it seems all corporations and politicians are the same anymore yea me Hell with you give me the $$$.

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Dear Mr.Alan, If you have decided to hate us fans then it is time for us to shun you also.I am no longer planning to see any more HP movies.I am guessing that you and JK are more interested in money as if you all didn’t have enough.We always watched the movies as a family and that is ten people that won’t be going to see any more Warner movies.We have been counting the days until you dropped your little bomb shell on thursday and I am left with a really upset family,and you are the Grinch that stole our special family evening together.I hope you are all proud of yourselves.I really can’t blame Jo too much as she has no real say about how greedy you wish to become,may you get what you deserve. Suzanne Ball

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Since money is what they care about . . .maybe we could turn this on them . . .hold your noses if you have to, have a few stiff drinks if you need to, but let’s make Twilight the hit of the year. Kind of like dating your enemy’s ex-wife. Show them the money they could have made.

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...and the Academy Award for Dickhead of the Year goes to…

Alan Horn

Does he actually think we believe this BS?

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COPY AND PASTE THIS IN ALL THE COMMENTS OF ALL THE HARRY POTTER WEBSITES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 htt p://hbpnojuly.blogspot.co m/ (REMOVE THE SPACES!!!) PASS THIS LINK ON AND DO THIS. SEND AS MANY LETTERS (howlers) AS YOU CAN TO THE WB OFFICE!!! THEY WILL IGNORE THE INTERNET PETITIONS, BUT THEY CANNOT IGNORE THOUSANDS OF ANGRY FAN LETTERS IN THEIR OFFICE. ITS KINDA LIKE THE FIRST HARRY POTTER MOVIE WITH THE OWL LETTER IN NUMBER 4 PRIVET DRIVE =D WE CANNOT BE IGNORED!! PASS IT ALONG! THE ADDRESS IS ON THE WEBSITE htt p://hbpnojuly.blogspot.co m/ (REMOVE THE SPACES!!!) LETS PROVE WB THAT FANS ARE THE ONES WHO DECIDE!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www. youtube. com/watch?v=N5T6wU1xW6U&feature=related PASS IT ON (REMOVE SPACES!)

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This bites! I WAS going to go see the Dark Knight a bunch more times befor November, but NOT ANYMORE!!!!!!! WB used to make me so happy. Now the very mention makes me angrier than Hermione when Ron came back. And do they think they can “pacify” us with pictures? I don’t want to see PICTURES! I want to see the MOVIE! SPOILER FREE! And he REALLY had to rub it in our faces with the “Of yeah I’ve seen the movie that you all want to see but won’t and it’s fantastic! Yeah it was totally ready for November, but I’M A TOTAL JERK!” They better use the extre eight months to ensure that every single word on every page of that book is depicted on screen. No cuts. PACIFY??? What are we? a trillion headed baby screaming for a two and a half hour bottle? What does Jo have to say about this? Someone should call her, she’s the only one who could do aomething about this. They know that all of us are going to go see the movie no matter what, which is sad, because if I had that kind of control, I would say we should boycot the movie all together, and just never watch it. OR never pay. Someone get Jo on the line, I want to know what she has to say. She would never do that with one of the books.

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Alan Horn please go blow. PLease don’t try to “make it up to me” by saying IMAX is happening, because it would be better for the movie in November. WB is just ridiculous. That they get away with this is unbelievable. Shame on them for doing this! Excuse me while I go and throw up.

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For those above who note that WB is a corporation with a right to make money, I agree. However, fans-customers-have a right to react to corporate decisions as well. If fans don’t like a corporation’s decisions, they don’t have to buy a corporation’s product. Now, WB knows we will all see HBP in November or July or whenever it decides to release it. We do not have to, however, buy anything else WB produces, be it films, dvds, merchandise, etc., until HBP is released. WB is free to make its decisions, and we are free to make ours. I suspect that this July move will make WB less money than they it anticipated.

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Zeke, regarding the beginning of HBP, I believe an anonymous poster (|_|, I believe) confirmed that they shot at least a shortened version of Dumbledore meeting up at the Dursley home and talking with Petunia Dursley about Harry’s blood protection and that Harry will go with him (Richard Griffiths is also credited on HBP’s IMDB’s cast page, but who knows considering IMDB’s credibility). If it wasn’t cut for time constraints, it’ll be in there.

I really want to hear Melissa, John and Sue’s opinions about the move and talk about the fans’ reaction to the 8 month delay on the next Pottercast. But when it shows up, don’t take all the fans’ reactions that are the same… I want differing opinions on the matter aside from “this sucks”, “boycott WB and its movies!” and “WB ain’t getting a penny out of me!”.

Guys, you fans are blowing this way out of proportion. Would you have reacted this way when the final book, DH, was announced? In some respects, it is… J.K.R. finished the book in December 2006 and it was released fourth week of July 2007. Fans reacted with happiness to that news, and now fans are looking at the HBP delay news with scorn. Isn’t that a double standard? I mean, it’s different in some respects (being that it takes a while for the books to be printed, finalized and shipped), but would you have wanted the book in the same month? I didn’t think so.

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Princess Potter, dear, WB is not going to care one jot if we all go to HBP wearing black. They still get their money. The general audience is not going to care that you’re all wearing black either, they already expect people to wear black (i.e witch/wizard costumes, Hogwarts robes).

The only thing, the ONLY thing we can do that will have any significant effect on WB is to NOT BUY TICKETS. At all. I am a huge fan, yet I can do this. I have to make a moral stand, even if it means depriving myself of something I really want. We have to do the hard yards. Sorry, that’s the way it is.

Boycotting all Time Warner releases (WB and New Line) and products from all of Time Warner’s child companies is a great addtion to a Half-Blood Prince boycott, but not going to see HBP makes up the meat of the boycott and without doing that, the rest is near enough worthless, you’re still giving WB the massive HBP gross that they are counting on in 2009, which is exactly what they hoped to achieve by making this move.

If you end up going to see HBP, you’re doing exactly what WB expected you to do when they made this decision: be upset with the decision, maybe threaten to boycott, but to end up going to see Half-Blood Prince anyway, because “true fans” wouldn’t miss the movie, or cut off their nose to spite their face, or whatever other nonsense has been said against the idea of a boycott. I am a true fan. I’m certainly a fan of the books, after all, they came first. The movies are a great addition to the fandom, that’s why I will not support WB dashing the hopes of moviegoers with their corporate greed.

Prove WB wrong. Boycott HBP all the way to the DVD release, cable release, or the discount (1 dollar or 50c) cinema. Don’t let them mess with the consumer this way again. Yeah, releases get pushed back now and again. But almost always for more sensible reasons than this. This is a COMPLETED movie.

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deonne, I am perfectly aware that this is a HP fansite (and quite devoted at that) and that some people have been awaiting HBP with bated breath, but life has disappointments. We can’t always get what we want… this is one of them. (At least it’s getting released, as opposed to not at all.)

Don’t get me wrong, I love the series and listen to Pottercast regularly (as well as scour for any HP-related movie news). The delay was a severe disappointment to me too (the timing especially), but Warner Bros. is a business and if they can maximize profits on one of their beloved franchises in the summer rather than the fall, then they can move it as they see fit. The summer is really the best time for Warner Bros. to be releasing a Potter flick (as most schools around the world are off on summer holiday, and not every country celebrates Thanksgiving).

Even if the boycott does work (and HBP underperforms), they’re still going to move on with the final two films. Narnia 2 underperformed domestically, but they’re still moving on with a third film. They’ll learn from that mistake, and not delay/move either DH film to a more profitable date to keep fans happy.

I think the reason why so many of you guys are furious about the delay is that the timing of it was too close. Would you have reacted this badly if it was changed 4-5 months ago? Honestly, I want to know.

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Matthew, the DH book is a COMPLETELY different issue! JKR finished the book in December! Do you think she just waves a magic wand and it’s printed and published the next day! NO! 6 months is a perfectly reasonable time to wait between such a massively popular book’s completion and publication, especially considering that the English version is released simultaneously worldwide (which obviously is more than can be said for the films) which is a logistical nightmare. From the time JKR finished the book, all the cover art, chapter art for the American edition, blurbs, advertising and publicity had to be done and finished before they started printing. Not to mention they have to print and distribute loads more copies than most books.

We know they’ll still move on with DH if HBP underperforms, and we’re counting on that. We’re also counting on them not to screw fans over again with a stunt like this. Listen, sorry, but we’re not overreacting at all.

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matthew- yes, i would have been pissed had they said this months ago. when i heard of the release date, i expected it to be released then!!! i’m not a big mainstream movie watcher… most are pretentious crap. for a lot of people, like me, Harry Potter is different… special, and they have done such a fabulous job so far of portraying the books, (for the most part). of course it sucks more hearing this NOW that the release date was getting close; doesn’t mean it wouldn’t have sucked to hear it months ago as well. quit telling me to calm down. if you want to side with big business, go ahead. like i said before, i understand that life goes on and that it’s only a movie…. and of course i understand that life is full of dissapointments… but it’s not the point at all. i don’t want any part of it; i don’t and won’t ever empathize with greed.

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Sadly, I can’t boycott HBP but i can rant!!!!!!! WB…shame on you…Its everything we rant and rave about…you are playing the fandom for a fool…well the joke’s on you. We may well watch the movie etc etc…but you will lose on a year’s worth of $$$

You are now competing with the launch of the theme park, which supposedly you are involved with, perhaps you forgot about that???

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Okay, I can understand it if they moved it back to December, even January 2009, but JULY 2009?! Fans have waited so long for the next movie and now WB tells us they are pushing it back to making more money? And they have the nerve to say “we love our fans”?! Absolutely ridiculous! More like we “love our money”, I would just love to see WB getting flooded with a myriad of angry fan mail until they move the date back.

Oh and Alan Horn saying “I’ve seen the movie. It is fabulous. We would have been perfectly able to have it out in November.” Just ticks me off. Anyone else thinking his family has probably seen the movie?

I will give him this—at least a major corporation is being honest and saying point blank that it’s about the money. It’s always about the money. I really don’t’ see how they can pacify the fans on this one, unless it’s moving the movie to its original movie date and issuing a huge apology to the fans. Even then I don’t think that would be enough…

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In the same article, WB’s Alan Horn is also cited as saying “I’ve seen the movie. It is fabulous. We would have been perfectly able to have it out in November.”

If he thinks he is trying to pacify us fans with this statement he’s seriously mentally ill. He’s like bragging ive seen it you cant. This guy should be investing in some bodyguards, but i kind of hope he doesnt and gets his ass kicked.

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Oi!! U Americans! If u want 2 do something about this, register a HP-HBP protest outside the WB studios!! We don’t want to be decieved by WB, so show them we’re serious! We want the HBP date back at its’ original planning!! If we show them we have the will power 2 do this, they will pull it back or risk millions of dollars b cuz we will boycutt all of their films in retaliation if they don’t pull it back!!!

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“I’ve seen the film. It’s fabulous.”

WOW. Okay so it’s done and you want to wait til summer because you think it’ll get more MONEY.

That’s WHY you pushed the movie away from us another YEAR.

Jerks..

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“in the same article, WB’s Alan Horn is also cited as saying “I’ve seen the movie. It is fabulous. We would have been perfectly able to have it out in November.”

Did anybody read that part of the article? He acknowledges that the movie is ready to go. Ergo a full boycott of AOL Time Warner would be called for.

1-Cancel your subscriptions to ANY Time/Warner Publications 2-Do not Buy any WB DVD releases 3-Do not watch any WB produced films or TV shows 4-Cancel your AOL account,

And most importantly WRITE and CALL in demanding that they bring the movie back to its original release date given that per Mr. Horn’s statements the movie is ready to be shown.

Yes, it is just a movie, but we as fans have stuck with WB and with JK. We’ve already accepted to being ripped off with Deathly Hallows being made into a 2-part movie, why? Because there are no more HP movies after that and WB wants o squeeze as much money from the HP Cash Cow

. If the majority of fans who visit this site are as angry as their posts indicate, then a barrage of calls to WB should do the trick. Even more so if we refuse to purchase WB DVD’s, Video Games, AOL/Time/Warner Magazines, or to watch any other film that the studio has out currently or in the near future. If anyone can pull off a successful boycott; it’s the HP Fan-base.

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I know it’s all about money, but c’mon, July is just ridiculous. That’s a whole year away. I would so be down if they moved it a month of 2, but not it’s a year. And I’d be down for boycotting as well. I’m a big fan, but I can miss the opening if it meant showing up WB.

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I hope this doesn’t splinch, if it is already on here multiple times, I’m sorry, it won’t seem to post. But:

@Matthew your analogy with the book makes absolutely no sense. It was never delayed. It was finished in December and delivered AS PROMISED in July. We were promised our movie this November and after counting down to it for months they yank it away at nearly the last minute so that we won’t get it for almost A YEAR. What is so hard to understand about the rage? Not to mention the outrageous statements Mr. Horn made, how DARE he taunt us like that and insult our intelligence by claiming to “love the fans.” What crap.

For all you “WB is a business to make money blah blah,” sure it is. We’re not stupid, we’re pissed. We know they are in it to make money. BUT many, many companies have gone OUT of business by forgetting where their money comes from. WE are the consumers, which means we are in charge of the market, not WB, whatever they might think. If HBP tanks due to a boycott, or at least underperforms since not everyone WILL boycott it to make a point, and all of WBs other interests suffer over the next year, they will be reminded that they cannot screw with their fans and expect not to feel it.

The boycott is on, and I hope that everyone here who feels as passionately about this as I do will not lose their nerve or determination over the next year. It is going to be a long, hard slog but we MUST persevere. WB needs to feel this, painfully. The way we are feeling, with their broken promises and duplicity.

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re: HPLUVER

You’re right. The main Warner Offices/Studios are in Burbank, in Southern California. I’d LOVE to see the same fans that spent the night near Hollywood Blvd. in July of last year to see the OOTP Premiere arrivals and an additional night to see Rupert, Daniel and Emma get their Hand/Foot/Wand Prints on the Walk of Fame protesting WB.

There were thousands there; if these same thousands were to stage a protest outside Warner’s Burbank offices I am certain that we’d have their attention.

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we need to send howlers to WB.

50 each person…. i’m gonna do it.

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I’m not going to see any WB movies or buy any WB product untill the day HBP is out !

WB thinks the we potter fans will forgive them quickly. They don’t care about us at all, then we don’t care about their money!

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If this is gonna be moved back. It will need the power of theater chains and the companies that have marketing agreements with WB for HBP and the people involved in the movie and the next two movies. Write to those ppl all it may take is some of these companies to make some noise. And WB might have to rethink this. Also fansites like these should stop promoting showing pictures for HBP or the next two movies. That would also send a statement. Just us fans alone will probably not do a thing.

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Would anyone be willing to list all of the WB produced shows currently on television? That way, we can boycott every product that is advertised during the WB shows. They won’t like it if sponsors are affected in any way.

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Boycott f*ing WB!! There are enough websites out there where you can rip movies for free! I won’t see a SINGLE WB movie for the next 12 months if this continues, so I can keep my money for other stuff.

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oh yeah? ... but as it happens;Mr. Horn, WE DO NOT LOVE YOU BACK!! and for your information we are HARRY POTTER FANS and NOT WB fans postpone the date and you find an empty theater !

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LOTR: Return of the Kings was out in December, and thats the second highest grossing film OF ALL TIME! December for Potter please!!! What month you put it in doesn’t reflect how much money it will make! Plus, you will have royalties going into the new year if you release it at christmas. Even from the merchandise….

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WE HATE YOU FRM D BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS…Mr.HORNBILL

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I always preferred November to watch Harry Potter movies. This is so sad. Now I’ll not enjoy it as much because of this. =( November please!!

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what f* do you think you are Warner Bros. You go after money like hungry wolves. Money is everything for you bastards.(NOW FEELING BETTER) I request all potter fans to boycott al Warner Bros merchandise, movies and all stuff related to them Thank You

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dear warner bros. what in the HELL DO YOU THINK YOU ARE DOING? you are worse than mush,osama and hitler put together six times.SHAME ON YOU!

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Guys, you overlooked another piece of information: the “Philosopher’s Stone”/”Sorcerer’s Stone” movie was originally slated to be released July 2001, but they pushed it back to November. (Says so on the Wikipedia citation link.)

HBP’s pushback isn’t the only Potter film to be delayed… have most of you forgotten that? Were most of you fans angry with the PS/SS delay from July to November 2001? There’s more you guys need to look into, such as the WGA strike—which is the principal delay so that the WB can cover their butt should “Watchmen” and “T4” bomb and/or underperform in the 2009 summer schedule.

You guys really need to look at it from different perspectives, rather than just taking the angry fan approach. I’m certainly NOT supporting the WB’s decision in any case and would be more than happy to see it moved BACK to winter 2008. But I’m certainly not supporting a boycott either.

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Dear Warner Bastards,you a* won’t behave at all. you are F* A H**. I am warning you if u don’t release the movie on 21 November then you are not gonna see the morning of 22 by any chance. this postpone will bring you down to the streets full of sewers.(being my politest best) with luv 4m YOUR DEVIL">DEATH

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I say we do it all: boycott all the Warner brothers movies, as well as IMAX theaters, and the opening weekend of HBP in July 2009. I also wrote my decision to Warner brothers about my decision to boycott.

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All that Mr. Allan and all WB workers are saying is called “humbug” in Hungarian (my native language). If I’m not very mistaken that’s “bulls**t” in English…

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Im confused now apart from money what other excuse do they have for moving the date? if he has seen the film in its fall length, why cant we!!!! :’( why dont they just say “we have moved it to make more money, tough on u!” – oh wait thats what they HAVE said. bad PR very bad, we know its their job to make the most money possible but to do it so openly and with no thought what so ever to the people they are selling to, thats very bad business PR!!! Sorry to go on, cheers for letting me rant! :-)

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Matthew: PS/SS is irrelevant. That was then, this is now. Clearly it’s too late to boycott a movie that has long since been and gone. I probably didn’t even know Leaky existed back then. (Did it? I can’t be bothered trawling back through archives to check).

As for the second point, you are simply repeating the same reason WB has given for moving the film, they’re knocking it over to July 2009 because they lacked the empathy required to prevent a writer’s strike and ended up with no blockbusters lined up for summer 2009. Now they are trying to pass off their shortcomings onto consumers. No thanks.

You don’t have to support a boycott, that’s perfectly fine. That’s your choice and I respect it.

However, we can cut through the cynicism and build up an effective boycott which extends beyond the core fandom. That is completely possible if we all actually boycott, instead of just talking about it. Saying that nobody will end up boycotting is pointless. They either will or won’t, and I’ll do my best to see that they will. Yes, WB will spend the next nine months releasing trailers and attempting to build hype. Whoop de do. Many are saying that they will be successful and that we will have forgotten about the whole thing by next year. We shall see if they are right.

This is no angry fan response. We’ve all had days to calm down and think it over after the initial shock, and other things going on in our lives.

Anne-Marie: It would be great if you could find a way to not buy a full-price ticket for HBP at all, by buying a ticket for a non-WB movie and simply walking into the Half-Blood Prince cinema (you are not likely to be stopped if the cinema does not have allocated seating) or waiting for the film to hit the discount cinemas, and buying a ticket for 50c or a dollar. Or the equivalent in you local currency. Either way, please try to get other fans, as well as family, friends and casual movie-goers to boycott with you. Good luck!

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I think a great deal of fans will attempt to download the movie online in retaliation. No trip to the movies = no profits for greedy WB. Illegal? Yes. But I can’t say such a boycott wouldn’t serve them right.

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I think a lot of fans would say that would be an excellent idea, Mish.

I need also remind everyone that the core HP fans most likely make up the bulk of the repeat viewers. I have seen each film 5 to 8 times in the cinema with the exception of PS/SS. Taking away those repeat viewers could make a bigger difference than expected. That said, we can’t count on just that. We need to get casual fans, and our families, friends, anyone we can to boycott. We can go for the latter groups closer to the release day. It’s not like they’ll remember if we tell them now.

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i love how all you people are talking about boycotting everything….i’m positive every one of you who are calling alan a “hypocrite” are going to turn into one yourselves…i can see it now…all dressed up and in line for 3 days. stop talking crap and chill out… we are all upset about the pushback and i trully believe that NARGLES are behind this….haha….oh lightlen up!!!!

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Whatever you say, loony dear. =)

Seriously, cynicism isn’t going to deter us. It’s not really in anyone’s personal interests to try and discourage people from boycotting, so i don’t know why you are. Oh well.

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They love the fans?

Sure. I really believe them. Yeah. Totally.

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I’m confused…..... every time i read the comments about boycutting I feel like we could REALLY hit WB where it hurts, their pockets obviously! but then, what does that mean for Harry Potter? sure I can go see HBP only once, and later rather than sooner too, and that would definitely mean depriving WB of ALOT of money, which is all they care about, but I don’t want to.I WANT Harry Potter to get more money than other movies – that’s how people define how good a movie does, box office rates, right? Maybe If there was no competition, if Twilight didn’t exist, if Dark Night didn’t do so good that people are starting to say crazy things like “fyi, it made more money than Potter”, If HSM3 wasn’t going to be a new kind of unprecedented movie phenomena ( it’s the first HSM in cinema, that WILL be phenomenal) that’s sure to blow the box office….etc., then maybe I would boycutt, but that’s not how things are, there IS competition and – team Switzerland as I am or not – I WILL NOT have people saying that Twilight has surpassed Harry Potter in the Box Office shudder or made more money or had more audience or any of that crap! I just won’t let Harry Potter become anything less than what it already is! I won’t let some other movie or series make more money! I WON’T turn on Harry – I know that it’s WB we’re all trashing, NOT Harry, but face it, WB IS Harry! sad, disgusting, but true.

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The main Warner Offices/Studios are in Burbank, in Southern California. I’d LOVE to see the same fans that spent the night near Hollywood Blvd. in July of last year to see the OOTP Premiere arrivals and an additional night to see Rupert, Daniel and Emma get their Hand/Foot/Wand Prints on the Walk of Fame protesting WB.

There were thousands there; if these same thousands were to stage a protest outside Warner’s Burbank offices I am certain that we’d have their attention.

THERE IS NO OTHER REASON FOR THE DELAY OF THE FILM OTHER THAN MONEY. And WB along with the other major studios brought this upon themselves by again being greedy bastards whose self interest caused the very writer’s strike which they now blame for everything.

I live in Century City, CA and there are loads of Studios, Post-Production Facilities, etc within a 4 mile radius. Most of the striking writers were not the millionaire types, but middle income folks who wouldn’t get an appropriate share of digital download profits from the studios; so their last resort was to strike.

My daughters and I have been into potter since 2000, when I began to read the books to my then seven year old daughter, now we’re a family of 4 Hard Core HP fans, we go to the openings in full Gryffinfdor gear, and go often thereafter. If a full blown boycott of all AOL/TIME/WARNER fails, then let’s give them a dark Christmas Season, and a darker July ‘09 opening weekend.

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Princess Potter, NO, Warner IS NOT Harry Potter!

Did you know that Warner owns the Reprise record label? Home to Green Day? They own, or are partners in a lot of TV shows, as well as AOL, Time Magazine, etc. Face it, the HP actors have signed contracts that are not going to change despite how much the movie makes. A boycott will NOT hurt Harry Potter, it will hurt the conglomerate that is WB/Time/AOL….

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Wow, I just talked myself into a theory! STOP READING RIGHT NOW IF YOU’RE GOING TO ACCUSE ME OF BEING DELUSIONAL, I probably am.I’m seriously starting to lose my mind, please know that what I’m about to say is so uncharacteristic of me, I was never a Harry/Hermione shipper, I never supported wild theories (Snape is a vampire, anyone?),so this is new to me please take it easy on me.here goes my sanity…......... What if it WASN”T about Twilight at all? You know all those stupid rumors saying that WB moved the date so that HBP and Twilight won’t be showing at the same time in order to not harm both ticket sales? what if it wasn’t Twilight they were worried about? I mean EVERYONE knows that Twilight can’t affect Harry Potter, there’s NO WAY WB could possibly be scared of Summit Entertainment’s “Twilight”, that’s pretty much obvious, right? what if they whole putting-Twilight-on-Nov.21st move was on purpose, but for a completely different reason? what if they WANTED us to think that they were afraid of Twilight so that we won’t realize that they’re afraid of something else? think about it this way, if they made us think that they did this because they were afraid of Twilight, then when HBP comes and completely beats Twilight and throws it off the charts-or box office or whatever- they can easily and truthfully say that they were never afraid of Twilight in the first place and that they had no doubt about HBP’s success, then we would believe them and accept their lame excuses for the 8 month delay. By now you’re asking “what are they afraid of then?’, I’ll answer that in a minute. you see the briliance of their plan? they can make Summit Entertainment an offer they can’t refuse, delaying HBP to summer and giving Twilight its releaese date instead. Now WB may not be scared of Twilight, but Summit has every reason to be afraid of showing their movie at the same time as HBP, so imagine how grateful they’d be of a chance to have fall all to themselves with Harry Potter so far away, and they’ll be thrilled to treat their fans to a three week early release too! It’s a win win situation (corporately speaking of course)! Now, what is REALLY freaking WB out? That’s simple, what other movie series has a movie coming out this fall that has a fan base as big as Potter’s (yes AS BIG AS POTTER’S), one that’s produced by a company EVEN BIGGER THAN WB? one that even MuggleCast’s Andrew already has tickets to? High School Musical 3, that’s what! I know that some people are saying “what? no way, HSM is so lame! it’s soo kiddy and disneyy and so on” but face it, HSM3 is a VERY big movie and it’s bound to get a LOT of money and WB are soo concerned about money they might think that way! Disney is not something they can easily go against and win, they could’ve done it with Caspian, but not with HSM, it’s just too risky for them to consider, they can’t risk losing one dime, but they can risk breaking our hearts- as I said earlier, they know we’ll give them our money anyway, for Harry’s sake. so, I’m insane right? I know

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inVisigoth , I only said I wasn’t going to boycutt Harry Potter, I’m still boycutting other WB stuff . I started that post by saying “I’m confused”, I still am, but thnx anyway for trying to make it all clearer.

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BOYCOTT WARNER BROTHERS!!!!!!!!! IF YOU CARE ABOUT HARRY POTTER, DO IT!!!!!!

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Princess Potter, you’re not insane, but to be truthful, Disney has had flops in the past (mostly through their Touchstone Pictures/Hollywood Pictures arm). There have been some notorious Disney-led flops like “Newsies” and 2004’s “Home on the Range”. But I doubt that (or “Twilight”) has anything to do with Warners’ decision to move HBP to July 2009.

Guys, you are perfectly justified in doing boycotts and such, but to brutally honest… this is NOT the Second Coming (or other religious equivalents) or a serious social/economic issue that needs to be addressed. It’s a movie… studios move completed films around the schedule all the time. I know some casual fans who aren’t that angry with the change, but people are people. Some take it easily, some are frustrated, and a LOT of them are angry.

Just because 97% of fans are angry with the delay, doesn’t mean WB will move it back because of their non-existing kindness in their hearts. They’ll know there’ll be a sizeable turnout regardless whether the film opens in November 2008 or July 2009.

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Thanks Mathew, it’s good to know that someone doesn’t think I’m insane. And you’re right, to a lot of people (including my own family), it’s not a big deal at all. I’m just too mad about waiting that much longer

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Warner Bros could care less about the fans-it all comes down to money-I for one am boycotting the movie just for the attitude that WB has-you don’t announce when a movie is going to open-even while the writers strike is going on if you have doubts about your other movies then like magic The Dark Knight starts setting records “Oh let’s move it to the same weekend next year so we can make a killing. As if they wouldn’t rake in the $ regardless. It just smacks of hypocrisy “We love out fans” If they would never have said when they would open the movie then said okay July-fine. But You don’t release the trailer then postpone the movie 8 months and give a halfA** reason. BOYCOTT hit WB where it hurts!!!!!!!

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FYI:

New Line Cinema is part of Warner Brothers Cinema

Reprise Records is part of Warner Brothers Music.

I’ll be looking for more affiliates. And by the way, if a couple of hundred fans were to show up at the WB studio. Media Coverage would be almost guaranteed, and at worst there’d be media coverage of the fan’s outrage, at best we could make WB look like the Grinch who stole HP, and maybe even walk away with HP promotional goodies. I’m serious.

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Matthew, I’m not counting on 97% of the angry fans to boycott. I’m counting on, or attempting to get half the angry fans, and about 10 or more of their family and friends each to boycott, more if we can manage it. I’m not delusional, I know that we won’t make much of a dent in HBP’s gross if we can’t extend the boycott well beyond the core fans, because about two-thirds of them are likely to forget their upset and flood back to HBP in July like sheep, exactly as WB is expecting them to.

And I do think this is an important social issue. I believe that capitalism should be balanced with empathy and a good sense of social justice. WB already failed to do that with the writer’s strike. It’s not just the fact they’ve pushed it back, it’s the timing, the reasoning, and not taking the hype into consideration. This is not just any film, not one of those new films that you only hear about 1 or 2 months before it is released. It’s a film with loads of hype and expectation, and it’s just plain cruel to push back a release date by 8 months when it’s been in place for a year and the fans have been building up hype for it. The would have been the same outrage if The Dark Knight had been pushed back a month or two before it’s premiere.

We know that WB is doing what they think is right for them by pushing the film back 8 months, and we are doing what we think is right for ourselves and the other HP moviegoers by boycotting. That is all there is to it.

There is a petition with 31553 at the time of this comment. That’s a good indication of that 97% figure. I should add that core fans are somewhat over-represented in the gross because they are far more likely than anyone else to watch multiple times. I’ve watched each film except PS/SS 4 to 8 times in the cinema and many fans have watched more.

Princess Potter, no matter how much damage we do to HBP there is next to no chance that Twilight will make more money. It would take an absolute miracle for Twlight to gross that much, nobody is expecting it to. It would take a far larger miracle even than the one required to seriously damage WB’s profits on Half Blood Prince. Of course miracles aren’t just something that just happen, they’re something that people make happen. But pigs will fly before Twlight makes more money than HBP, truly. I suggest you start working on making pigs fly.

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oh this is wonderfully ridiculous! lets see if all us muggles can send a pack of hungarian hornbacks to bite off mr. horn’s head!!!!

what bugs me is that twilight (f it) is taking its place. whats that supppoesd to mean?!

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I’m just going to watch it without paying for it. I’m not going to bother seeing it at midnight like I was planning with 20-30 friends. No, I don’t want to add to the opening weekend box-office grosses, plus it’ll be easier to sneak in and watch it without paying after that first weekend. I urge others to simply forego the midnight madness. Don’t get sucked into the hype and refuse to reward this decision by lining up in costume all day, maintain CONSTANT VIGILANCE against the Hollywood machine’s manipulation of consumers. They love the cash in a fan’s wallet, not the fans themselves. Now there’s several months to promote merchandise to exploit the fervor for the film, all in the name of pacifying angry fans. Don’t you love executives?

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Also, if you are really interested in disintegrating interest in the film, be more intellectual discerning when you publish your responses to the released film in addition to refusing to see it again, or at least paying to see it again. If you can influence bad buzz on opening weekend, it will spread like india ink across the media and negatively influence the repeat and casual moviegoer factor of its box-office grosses, causing a diminished over-all take than they hoped for. That will definitely teach them not to treat fans like programmable lemmings.

It’s not going to be that good anyways. Isn’t this the movie where the screenwriter and director tried to insert that drivel, that hopelessly schmaltzy bit of diabetes-inducing treacle, otherwise known as that ridiculous monologue created in bald antithesis to canon characterization of Dumbledore, in which he reminisces about his lady love from years past? Shows they really understand these books doesn’t it?

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OH Sure they do…NOT NOT NOT, WHY are they doing this to us the bastards!!!?? WHY?? I’m so angry I’m close to saying that if they’re moving it for almost a whole YEAR thay can just whatch it themselvesb GOSH GHAAAAA!!!

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How’s this for a compromise?

WB needs $$ for next year because they have no movies coming out due to writers strike.

Fine – release the movie on Jan 1, with a big New Years Eve Hype – right at the beginning of their new fiscal year.

Fans will flock to this film because of its content…this isn’t some new flick coming out that needs a holiday season to support it. In fact, it would blow away most of the other useless crapola released in January.

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Yes, people, it is perfectly normal for a business to want to optimize their money-making. This is just simply not what’s going on here.

It seems very clear to me now that the real problem here is that they have yet to be truthful with us about the reasoning behind this decision. It’s becoming ever clearer that that’s the case.

“I’ve seen the movie. It is fabulous. We would have been perfectly able to have it out in November.” Excuse me? Either that is a lie, or the reasons you gave for the push-back were lies. Or, perhaps, you simply are incapable of putting your thoughts into an intelligible sentence, and therefore, we’ve misunderstood you.

If you would (note: not “could”) have been “perfectly able” to go ahead with the original release date, why did you move it? Shall I break it down for you? Go to dictionary . com, and search for “perfectly” and then “able”. The above statement made by Mr. Horn implies that they could have kept the original release date without causing any damage to their monetary gain.

So, which is it, Mr. Horn? What’s really going on here? Don’t underestimate our ability to see through your statements. . . or at least take another English course.

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Does Warner Brothers think if they do not respond to HP fans that we will go away?? So Wrong!! Change the release date back to Nov. or don’t expect any HP fans to fill your theaters untill you do. We are NOT going away! This is plain extortion!!

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Honestly, i could care less if they start playing the movie on IMAX! I really dont think a larger screen [and maybe PARTS OF THE MOVIE IN 3-D???] is worth waiting another 8 months for HBP! The Revenue comes from us, the fans. And i think i speak for all of us when i say, i’d watch the movie on a 10” screen if i had to! I JUST WANT TO SEE IT Moving the release date really angers everyone as it is, and i wouldnt mind a month or two extra, but honestly, is 8 months necessary?

now i’m not about to protest by not seeing HBP the second it releases, but something must be done.

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Being a devoted HP fan the news of the “push” was very upsetting. I will boycott all the movies now, not that one fan will make the least bit of differenct to WB~oh, wait there are millions of us right!!. We can all just reread the books, use our imagination and experience the joy while saving money. In the true spirit of the “DA” we ill fight this Warner Brothers Death Eater-money!!! BOYCOTT,BOYCOTT,BOYCOTT!!!

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If you go to this website, www.theregister.co.uk and search for “Warner Bros. bullying” you will discover that as far back as 2000 WB was trying to scoop up all websites affliated with Harry Potter. What is interesting is that soon after articles were published about WB’s strong arm tactics the legal eagles at WB relented. So here’s my question, still think a boycott can’t work? On another note, apparently HBP was suppose to be the Royal Premier Movie, as in the Queen, Prince Charles, etc. Is it really wise to anger not only millions of devoted fans, but the Royal family as well? What about businesses that were counting on merchandise before the holiday season? What about all the fans that have planned around this release date and now are left with nothing. Perhaps the fans will forgive and end up seeing this movie. But I am willing to bet they won’t forget. At least this fan and her six children won’t. I was furious after OoTP, imho that movie was horrible. The biggest book and the shortest movie. Aaaargh!! I swore I wouldn’t see another Potter film, and now… I can honestly say I won’t!

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at least they didn’t cancel the movie…

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Alan and WB love their money more… . Please sign this pledge to boycott the opening weekend and send a message to WB that they will actually listen to. Forward this on to everyone you can. That way we can still see the movie when it does come out, but on our terms, sending WB a strong message, and hurting their big opening weekend: . http://www.youchoose.net/campaign/boycott_opening_weekend_of_new_harry_potter_hbp

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I have been getting my children and neighbor children so reved up for this movie ! The children are in tears and it makes it so much easier to tell them it’s so that people can make even more obscene amounts of money. WB made a commitment by setting a release date and should stand by the original posting. A one month delay I can understand for a film ing problem but a year is unthinkable and without conscience. Our family will be boycotting as well. The kids have completely lost interest…what a shame. They’ll just read the books again…at least they’re dependable.

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Phooey.

Oh and we’re not fans of Warner Bros we’re fans of Harry Potter. So technically we’re not “their fans” so we’re not theirs to love. So there!

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JK would have never done this. As far as I am concerned it has now ended with the books. I’m done with the movies.

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They are IDIOTS if they think this will make them more money, I bet you dollars to donuts that HBP will be available on the web by the end of Nov, if not sooner. True the big screen is best, but I will watch what I can get my hands on first.

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Just an update: IMDB still has the original release date for November but they have finally acknowledged backlash from Potter fans. I also noticed more movie stills were released, was that to placate the fans? In any event, I notice that small details were, once again, changed and I find that I no longer care what WB does. With each and every change and rewrite they took some of the magic away. This time, all the magic is gone. I certainly hope everyone’s plan about boycotting, or petition drives forces WB to pay attention. I wonder why no one has heard anything from J K Rowling?

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Boycott WB.

Do not see another WB movie between now and the time HBP comes out.

If WE Boycot WB be sure to involve the following! Warner Bros. Television, Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Home Video, DC Comics New Line Cinema. Warner owns half of The CW Television Network

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I am like can’t not wait til the new HP movie comes out!Me and all of my friends love him!But I still like Ron And tell twilight i said they are a jackss ok cause they r MESSING UP THE BEST MOVIES IN THE WORLD!I am gonna get a shirt made of the HP charters ! Peace i love ron lol

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