Half-Blood Prince Movie Pushed to July 2009

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Aug 14, 2008

Posted by Melissa Anelli
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The sixth Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, originally scheduled for a November 21 release, has now been moved to July 17, 2009 in the US and major international markets, according to MarketWatch.com. WB has confirmed the move to TLC. Update: The the official website has changed to reflect the date.

The press release says the reason for the move was two-fold: First, the studio says summer releases are better for “family tentpole” events, and second, they are still feeling the aftereffects of the writers’ strike and need the time to make sure the film reaches the widest audience possible.

The new date, said Jeff Robinov, president of WB’s motion picture group, does not alter the production schedule for the last two Harry Potter films; filming on the first of the two book-seven films will begin in February. “The good news for [fans],” he said, “is that the gap will now be shortened between ‘Half-Blood Prince’ and the first part of ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.’”

The writers’ strike, the release says, “impacted the readiness of scripts for other films–changing the competitive landscape for 2009 and offering new windows of opportunity that we wanted to take advantage of. We agreed the best strategy was to move ‘Half-Blood Prince’ to July, where it perfectly fills the gap for a major tent pole release for mid-summer.”

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1,185 Responses to Half-Blood Prince Movie Pushed to July 2009

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That would be horrible. I highly doubt this is true.

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WTF??!!

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is this some sort of sick joke?

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That better be not true…

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WHAT? THAT CAN”T BE TUE!! PLEASE NOOOOOOOOO

I won’t be able to survive this long :(

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Since the film is in post production, this makes no sense at all. That is an 8 month push back. I certainly hope it’s not true. Just thinking about it gives me a stomach ache. :(

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Well… this kinda sucks.

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WHAT? THAT CAN”T BE TRUE!! PLEASE NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

I won’t be able to survive this long :(

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basically they’re saying they’re pushing it back to make more money…

let the back lash begin.

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Guys, April Fool’s was over 4 months ago.

Load of rubbish. I hope it’s not true.

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There’s going to be protests. I mean first they realeased the trailer WAY later than we thought…. and the trailer STILL had a Nov. release on it…. If they push this movie back, people are gunna get mad. They can;t just advertise it as being November and then not release it. That’s really stupid. They are really tryin to milk it, but I can see this blowing up in their faces.

haha…if this is true, the good news is the “late” teaser will now be early… haha…funny in a sick, twisted kind of way.

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dudes, this can’t be true, because they JUST released all the international dates. clearly, preparations have already gone into booking the film for November. They won’t change it. Plus, if they tried they get EVERY fan nagging them to change the date back to November. They’d have a revolt on their hands. They won’t change it, don’t worry.

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That may be why the trailer has taken so long to be released.

However I doubt that it’s been pushed back because all of their marketing that they have already done would have been wasted.

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please say this isn’t true! WTF!

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DIE WARNER BROTHERS DIIIEEEE! First we have a massive news drought and a lack of pics, posters, trailers, etc. NOW we have to wait an entire YEAR even though the film has already been finished! WTF?

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I really hope this isn’t true! If it is, it’s a ridiculous idea.

They’ve already started marketing tie-in games and products, and the Royal Command Performance has already started selling tickets – I can’t see that they can suddenly push back the release date by eight months.

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

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why doesn’t it say “April Fools!” at the end of the whole thing? WHY?

(curls up in a ball and dies)

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They’re already in post production!!!! LAME. Better not be true. Especially since they said that it was for more money, come on. It would still be plenty big in November.

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OMGWTF. This can’t be true.

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OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!! WTF! WB really are coming off as stupid now! This is rubbish and this is ridiculous! WTF!

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They’re already in post production!!!! LAME. Better not be true. Especially since they said that it was for more money, come on. It would still be plenty big in November.

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thats sick!!! arghhhhhhhhhhh

I hope its not true-we already have relase dates for all countries and trailer and all that…come on…WB you can’t do that!!!

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um…FAIL!

i hope its not true…

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This isn’t right. How can they tease us like this. They advertise that the movie is comming then what…......Who ever started this joke is sick.

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Are you Serious???! This Better be a horrible rumor!!! 8 months?!

I was planning on going to see it for my birthday cus it comes out the day before! Thank WB for making my bday a bad day! I bet they want to release it during the summer of ‘09 just for the flipping money! What about the fans?

THIS BETTER NOT BE TRUE!!!

:(

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um. i even went through my mind to make sure it wasn’t April 1st. not kidding.

dude. i don’t like this at ALL. roll back the truck and make more money than you all ready are gonna get, yeah WB, you do that.

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If this is by any possible chance true, someone is gonna get their sorry behind ripped into tiny little shreds.

And that’s just for starters :)

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um…FAIL!

i hope its not true…

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Hah…sure. Screw you Marketwatch.com. Calm down everyone…this couldn’t possibly happen. I’m sure of it….....right. Someone say yes dammit.

Glahhhrgh!

Okay…good news is. We’ve seen previews that all say Nov 21st that means they promised. Right! dangit! someone say yes! please!!! 31 year old man cries all over himself

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As someone who actually works at a movie studio, this does not surprise me. When the teaser trailer did not come out a few months ago, and then when it did it was not the full trailer, signs were definately pointing that they needed more time for this film. I honestly don’t think this is about money (there’s really nothing opening up against it), it has more to do with getting the finished product right.

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Screw that. I’m so pissed off. Epicus Failus, WB.

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I think they are doing this because Twilight is coming out 2 weeks after and the sucess of the Twilight books and the hype for the film is making the Harry Potter filmakers worry they will lose money! Because most of the money is made in America x

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Screw that. I’m so pissed off. Epicus Failus, WB.

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This better not be true! I don’t think I could last that long!

Also, if they did that how old would the actors be for DH?

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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This article has a quote from the WB prez, which makes it seem like it may be true, but do these people realize how many angry fans they’re going to have on their hands?! There was such a long drought of info and then the teaser hit and now we’ve been getting all this info on video games, products, photos, etc… and now they’re going to push it back 8 months?? That makes zero sense. I personally think the holiday season is more of a time for family movies than summer is so what the smurf?! This is a horrible move on WB’s part and I will be refreshing Leaky every minute until I see the post that they’ve denied this story because that’s the only thing that makes sense.

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Screw that. I’m so pissed off. Epicus Failus, WB.

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NO NONO IM GOING TO CRY PLEASE NO

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This article has a quote from the WB prez, which makes it seem like it may be true, but do these people realize how many angry fans they’re going to have on their hands?! There was such a long drought of info and then the teaser hit and now we’ve been getting all this info on video games, products, photos, etc… and now they’re going to push it back 8 months?? That makes zero sense. I personally think the holiday season is more of a time for family movies than summer is so what the smurf?! This is a horrible move on WB’s part and I will be refreshing Leaky every minute until I see the post that they’ve denied this story because that’s the only thing that makes sense.

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NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I this better not be true! I don’t think I could wait that long!

NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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To hell with WB!

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As someone who actually works at a movie studio, this does not surprise me. When the teaser trailer did not come out a few months ago, and then when it did it was not the full trailer, signs were definately pointing that they needed more time for this film. I honestly don’t think this is about money (there’s really nothing opening up against it), it has more to do with getting the finished product right.

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To hell with WB!

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Disgusting capitalist scum! Let’s boycott the film and buy it on the black market – they deserve a knock in profits. Fan power … we should take to the streets!

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tell me this is a joke, someone- anyone! It makes no sense.

Its already in post production, what writing is even involved?? Its madness. And in the tiny chance this is true, what about the game and stuff?? Will all those be pushed back too or something? Its just rubbish and I refuse to believe it.

If its true I’m gonna explode!

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WHAT!!!!!! Why would they do that? It’s so stupid!!!! They’ll get enough money because it’s the Harry Potter series! It’s huge and so many are already anticipating it!! Ughhhhhhhh!!!!! I really hope this is not true!

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There is no way on hell this can be true. All the HP Films (as far as I m aware) are released in November, they wouldn’t do it as people have already said

1) TIckets have gone on sale for the royal thingy 2) International release dates have been announced 3) Why release a taioler that gives false information almost A YEAR before the film is coming out 4) The writers strike affected other films yet they weren’t pushed back by a that much (I’m thinking BATMAN – though that was kinda down to Heath Ledger) 5) There will be an outcry and possibly a boycott!!

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i hope they burn in HELL!!!

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Well, it’s now been confirmed true by Warner Bros.

OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!! They are taking the p!!!

Well it better be one Hell of a film then.

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The someone updated the post to say WB had confirmed. This is the dumb thing I’ve ever heard and I can hear the screams of Potter fans all over the world.

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what the hell??? all i’ve got to say is that if they’re pushing it back to next summer it had better be effing AMAZING

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Well, it’s now been confirmed true by Warner Bros.

OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!! They are taking the p!!!

Well it better be one Hell of a film then.

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This kind of thing happens in the movie business. Pixar pushed b ack the release date of “CARS” a couple of times. There is a movie based on the Inkheart books that was supposed to be released last spring and now is looking at 2009 – it’s finished, trailers have been shown, but they decided to wait to release. Go figger.

However this move by WB is REALLY weird. I can see that maybe they get a better audience in the summer, but with a built in fan base (US!) you can be sure that whenever the movie is released it will be huge. I guess they are trying to pull in more non-fans. I hope this doesn’t come back and bite them in the wand pocket!

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WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THATS SO MESSED.

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To hell with WB!

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UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

My heart just died.

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This seriously better be some kind of joke.. or something UGH.

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It’s on their website already, July 17, 2009. Stupid. Crazy. They were pretty much done with it, right? Will they start working on the DH in the meantime?

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Screw WB. This is a load of crap. Now we know why we only got a teaser trailer a few weeks ago…and here is the real kicker: they must have known about this for weeks, and yet they STILL put a November release in the trailer.

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OMG! THAT’S NO POSSIBLE!!! Please, tell me this is a Joke!!!

Fans, we MUST march against WB!!! We HAVE TO make a lot of petition, we HAVE TO sent milions of letters to WB to keep November,21 as date of relase of the film.

We CAN’T DO NOTHING!!!!!

FANS, WE HAVE TO ACT, NOW!!!

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This kind of thing happens in the movie business. Pixar pushed b ack the release date of “CARS” a couple of times. There is a movie based on the Inkheart books that was supposed to be released last spring and now is looking at 2009 – it’s finished, trailers have been shown, but they decided to wait to release. Go figger.

However this move by WB is REALLY weird. I can see that maybe they get a better audience in the summer, but with a built in fan base (US!) you can be sure that whenever the movie is released it will be huge. I guess they are trying to pull in more non-fans. I hope this doesn’t come back and bite them in the wand pocket!

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I have checked so many websites and they all have the new date july 17 for the movie. The one thing that makes me scatch my head is that the warner bros website and the harry potter website both still have the old date november 21st for the movie. If this is true why wouldnt those two websites be the first websites to have the new date posted for the movie.

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This has got to be fake. They would never do this. 8 months? Not true.

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It’s totally about money. They have no product of consequence for 2009 and needed something so… Harry Potter it is. The reasons they are giving are manufactured so they will not look like money grubbers. I told my friend at WB this would really irk the fans…

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UGGGGGGGGGGG!!! So lame :(

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The good news is that we will have to wait less time between the release of HBP and DH? Are you kidding? Who do they think will buy that logic? If they stuck with the original release date, then we would have our DVDs by the new release date.

Thanks, WB, for messing over your fan base… again. I hope everyone writes lots of letters to WB letting them know how we feel about this.

And, it looks like it is true as the WB HBP website now has July as the release date. I’m very, very disappointed.

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Why the hell would the AMERICAN writers strike delay a BRITISH film? That’s so stupid. Please tell me this isn’t true. If so, they’ve shot themself in the foot.

As if they need a bigger market for Harry Potter!

P.S. Why doesn’t Mugglenet have anything about this if it’s true?

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WHAT?! Ergh, this better be a joke.

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you know what…....F%CK YOU WB, THAT’S IT!! IF THIS TRUE, I WON’T EVER BOTHER TO SEE THE FREAKING MOVIE ANYMORE, this is getting BEYOOOOND RIDICULOUS, I’m losing my interest in this movie alredy, so I’m gonna move on and stop waiting about it!!!

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Is it April Fools already? I always hated that day.

Seriously, what a bunch of poopy-heads. Don’t they know some of us are old, and might die before the last movie comes out?

Seriously sucks.

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I have just died…

I WANT to believe this is not true… and yet, it all seems so real, so completely and overwhelmingly real…

I have just died (again, I know)...

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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They are *ing nuts! NO WAY! OMG.. NO Way!

SERIOUSLY, THIS CAN’T BE REALRIGHT? RIGHT???? :( WTH

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I have just died…

I WANT to believe this is not true… and yet, it all seems so real, so completely and overwhelmingly real…

I have just died (again, I know)...

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Yes, it’s true, it’s printed everywhere by now. They say it’s to beef up the Summer 2009 schedule since they don’t have much because of the writiers strike. It is odd though with all the recent promotional things. Dan Radcliffe is even on this weeks cover of EW apparantly for the Fall movie pre-view. I think there are going to be alot of angry people storming the WB communication lines.

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Why the hell would the AMERICAN writers strike delay a BRITISH film? That’s so stupid. Please tell me this isn’t true. If so, they’ve shot themself in the foot.

As if they need a bigger market for Harry Potter! And it was the christmas market as well! They wouldn’t need to wait for the summer instead of that.

P.S. Why doesn’t Mugglenet have anything about this if it’s true?

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yay now i dont get to see the premier in London. can not believe this. so ridiculous.

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It Says “moved to July 17, 2009 in the US” does that mean that it’ll stay 21st November for the UK??

I Hope So But At the same time… that would be terrible for everyone else… =[

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It’s totally about money. They have no product of consequence for 2009 and needed something so… Harry Potter it is. The reasons they are giving are manufactured so they will not look like money grubbers. I told my friend at WB this would really irk the fans…

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I keep waiting for someone to say “April Fool’s!” But then I remember it’s August. This is cruel. First no promotional stuff forever and ever and then they push the movie back EIGHT MONTHS? They must’ve been planning this from the beginning. It explains the feet dragging with the teaser trailer. Maybe they’re afraid of going up against Twilight. lolol

I really hope that’s not the case.

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If this is some sort of April Fool’s joke, you’re a little late. Please please PLEASE say this is all some big joke? I swear I’ll forgive you if it’s just one big joke!

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I keep waiting for someone to say “April Fool’s!” But then I remember it’s August. This is cruel. First no promotional stuff forever and ever and then they push the movie back EIGHT MONTHS? They must’ve been planning this from the beginning. It explains the feet dragging with the teaser trailer. Maybe they’re afraid of going up against Twilight. lolol

I really hope that’s not the case.

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Read between the lines:

WB has announced that they will be pushing back the release of HBP because the movie needs work, or it is seriously not ready, or was poorly filmed, or because the economy is in the tubes. Also, they do not care about how many fans get MAD because all those mad fans will STILL go and see the movie in July anyways, and will likely pay more to see it. Lastly, it is their product, and they can release it whenever they want to – they signed no contracts with the fans. Public outcry, fans, friends don’t matter. Just the fact that the wallets will open just the same, or moreso, in July. It’s a business, and they think with their shareholders alone.

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It’s totally about money. They have no product of consequence for 2009 and needed something so… Harry Potter it is. The reasons they are giving are manufactured so they will not look like money grubbers. I told my friend at WB this would really irk the fans…

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Please tell me you’re joking! If not, then I hope they take this extra time to fix it up some more and make it spectacular and worth the extra wait.

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Guys, I think it’s less about the TDK’s success than about the WB’s inability to find a blockbuster to fit in the coveted June/July 2009 spot.

Think about it: they have “Terminator: Salvation” lined up for May, but no other big tentpole franchises lined up in the two coveted months. And anyone who has read about the failed George Miller project “Justice League: Mortal” that was supposed to be fast-tracked for a June/July 2009 release is now killed due to the success of TDK (and for the WB not wanting to kill their chances of a third Batman movie by ticking off the director and lead actor).

Just look at it, J.J. Abrams’s “Star Trek” was originally supposed to be released Christmas Day 2008, but now is pushed back to May 2009 to give it the best chance possible to make a lot of money. So, when you read between the lines, the move from November 2008 to July 2009 makes sense: the WB couldn’t find a superhero tentpole film to fast-track for that coveted summer spot, so they decided to postpone HBP for July to make up for that.

I’m just shocked the WB didn’t announce it earlier and not wait until 3 months before the original release date to push it back.

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Business Wire,via Yahoo…... It’s true. It’s a shame and a shock, but there you are….Yes, they are in Post Production. Yes, there has been a “teaser” released as well as pictures of merchandising and Video Game Trailers. It is interesting to note that there IS an “upside” to all of this…there will be a shorter gap [as stated in the article, on Business Wire] between HBP and DH. “Silver Lining’??? Not really. But, they’re in control. I don’t think they are going to lose any box office, from this. And maybe we’ll get the trailers we’ve been clamoring for.

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i just checked out www.comingsoon.net and they’re reporting the same thing. It looks like this thing is real. Unbelievable.

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Read between the lines:

WB has announced that they will be pushing back the release of HBP because the movie needs work, or it is seriously not ready, or was poorly filmed, or because the economy is in the tubes. Also, they do not care about how many fans get MAD because all those mad fans will STILL go and see the movie in July anyways, and will likely pay more to see it. Lastly, it is their product, and they can release it whenever they want to – they signed no contracts with the fans. Public outcry, fans, friends don’t matter. Just the fact that the wallets will open just the same, or moreso, in July. It’s a business, and they think with their shareholders alone.

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FCK YOU WB!!!!!!

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WTFFFFFFFFFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ARRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT THE HELL IS THER BLOODY PROBLEM!!!!!!!!!!! HONESTLY I AM REALLI ANGRY ABOUT THIS!!! HW CUD THEY DO THIS?? ARE THEY SERIOUSLY OUT OF THER MINDS??????? FIRST THEY DELAY THE TRAILER WHICH WAS ONLY LIK A MINUTE LONG!!!!!!!!! AND NOW THIS!! if this is sum kind of sik joke my head will blow off and i mean it.

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Worst decision ever by WB

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seriously Warner Brothers? You think when this movie gets released will affect how many people go watch it? Do you know NOTHING about Harry Potter fans? This is utterly ridiculous.

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I keep waiting for someone to say “April Fool’s!” But then I remember it’s August. This is cruel. First no promotional stuff forever and ever and then they push the movie back EIGHT MONTHS? They must’ve been planning this from the beginning. It explains the feet dragging with the teaser trailer. Maybe they’re afraid of going up against Twilight. lolol

I really hope that’s not the case.

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OMG WTF????????????? Isn’t the movie already done. What the hell are they going to fix, the special effects. That doesn’t take 14 months. ARGGGGHHHH goes and cries

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OMG NOOOOOOOOOOOO I feel seriously sick right now.

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TIME FOR PETITIONS!!

WTF! I’m SO glad I didn’t buy ootp dvd! I will only watch hbp once, and not buy it on dvd, I will DOWNLOADS it, yeah, that’s right!

THOSE GREEDY B*TCHES! (sorry for the language, but this is just… oh God..)

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Guys, If you need to contact me anytime, I’ll be DEAD. >:(

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I’m screaming, why isn’t anybody at WB falling over?

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OMG NOOOOOOOOOOOO I feel seriously sick right now.

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Uh, it’s VERY true folks. It’s now on the official Harry Potter movie site. It sucks I know but it looks like it’s offcial. We will be wating another year for the next Harry Potter film…

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I’m screaming, why isn’t anybody at WB falling over?

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I read this on the snitch seeker. I’m totally pissed. If they push it for next year then people won’t go see it. If this is true I know I won’t go see it. Because I am not waiting that long for it to be released. And they’ll probably loose money if less people go and see it.

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i can´t belive it…. stupid WB… it´s… “family tentpole”?? that´s rubish!!!

HBP it would be rated B-15!! Teenagers don´t go to the cinema with the family… WB suck!

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Uh, it’s VERY true folks. It’s now on the official Harry Potter movie site. It sucks I know but it looks like it’s offcial. We will be wating another year for the next Harry Potter film…

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This truly sucks.

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RIDICULOUS!

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you gotta be kiddin me….i died when i read the heading …..please this better be some sort of april fools joke and not real….....the release in november is what was gonna make my year at school not suck….please!!!!!!!!!!!!!! tell me this is effing lie!!!!!!

i am gonna investigate this news…..first thing i do is check WB website then moviefone.com

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W. T. F. ??

This makes no sense whatsoever! I really hope this is not true. I’m actually kinda ticked off.

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OMG WTF????????????? Isn’t the movie already done. What the hell are they going to fix, the special effects. That doesn’t take 14 months. ARGGGGHHHH goes and cries

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WTF??? This is OUTRAGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Is this just a bad bad bad joke!!!!!? I swear! I won’t laugh even if turns out to be so!

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Uh, it’s VERY true folks. It’s now on the official Harry Potter movie site. It sucks I know but it looks like it’s offcial. We will be wating another year for the next Harry Potter film…

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you gotta be kiddin me….i died when i read the heading …..please this better be some sort of april fools joke and not real….....the release in november is what was gonna make my year at school not suck….please!!!!!!!!!!!!!! tell me this is effing lie!!!!!!

i am gonna investigate this news…..first thing i do is check WB website then moviefone.com

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oh please no…

I checked on the website and that’s what it said… I can understand it being pushed back a little bit, but not SEVEN MONTHS!

I have to admit I was actually wanting there would be a Rick Roll behind the links…

Hopefully this is a joke… I’d rather have the Leaky staff laughing their heads off at the ridiculously gullible fans than have this be true..

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and havent premiere tickets already gone on sale?!!?

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They have to be kidding, talk about garbage. That just ruined my whole day!

Maybe all the HP fans around the world should revolt! If only

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WHAT?!! NO!! This can’t be happening!! Someone please tell me I’m asleep and this is just a really bad nightmare. If this is someone’s idea of a sick joke, please just let us know now. Please don’t let this be true.

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W. T. F. ??

This makes no sense whatsoever! I really hope this is not true. I’m actually kinda ticked off.

Now all the folks who were being really, really, really annoying about the trailer are going to gloat. I really don’t want to deal with them. le sigh

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Roxy: The Writer’s Strike was an international thing…as many writers belong to the guild. If I remember, correctly, it was stated [a while ago] that Steve could not begin writing on DH, because of the Writer’s Strike. It is unfortunate, but that [as someone else has already said] is the movie business….it includes Actors [SAG] Extras [SEG] etc.

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Seriously guys, do you think the Wall Street Journal will lie about this kind of stuff?, I think it will affect the WB stocks, but that’s just me.

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you gotta be kiddin me….i died when i read the heading …..please this better be some sort of april fools joke and not real….....the release in november is what was gonna make my year at school not suck….please!!!!!!!!!!!!!! tell me this is effing lie!!!!!!

i am gonna investigate this news…..first thing i do is check WB website then moviefone.com

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you gotta be kiddin me….i died when i read the heading …..please this better be some sort of april fools joke and not real….....the release in november is what was gonna make my year at school not suck….please!!!!!!!!!!!!!! tell me this is effing lie!!!!!!

i am gonna investigate this news…..first thing i do is check WB website then moviefone.com

ps…it says also on mugglenet the same thing..

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One must remember that WB is not in the business of making movies as much as they are in the business of . . . making money. Certainly we fans think this is horrible. But the stockholders appreciate good business practices. Whether this (if true) turns out to be such, we’ll have to wait and see.

I’d personally prefer not waiting and seeing the film much earlier but I was not consulted. Pity.

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Read between the lines:

WB has announced that they will be pushing back the release of HBP because the movie needs work, or it is seriously not ready, or was poorly filmed, or because the economy is in the tubes. Also, they do not care about how many fans get MAD because all those mad fans will STILL go and see the movie in July anyways, and will likely pay more to see it. Lastly, it is their product, and they can release it whenever they want to – they signed no contracts with the fans. Public outcry, fans, friends don’t matter. Just the fact that the wallets will open just the same, or moreso, in July. It’s a business, and they think with their shareholders alone.

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I suppose the most important thing for these people is to make as much money as is humanly possible. Everything else is irrelevant.

I’m so depressed.

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That means reshoots…movie may not be testing too well with audiences! Stick the books and all shall prevail!

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So I should’ve been worried by the article on darkhorizons.com some months ago stating WB were very light on confirmed ‘blockbusters’ for Summer 2009, compared to other major studios. I’ve complained of too much negativity here in the past but I agree with everybody on this one – it stinks!!

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wow. welcome to a gamers world haha.

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WTF? THIS IS AWFUL!

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Uh, it’s VERY true folks. It’s now on the official Harry Potter movie site. It sucks I know but it looks like it’s offcial. We will be wating another year for the next Harry Potter film…

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Well its either for two reasons, either the CGI is truly way behind and they wanted it to get the movie done. Or they are trying to fill the void in July which is empty. WB doesn’t have a big movie to put out next summer. It was suppose to be Justice League but that fell apart with the writers strike. So they put Potter there knowing it feels the void. The wait is going to suck I admit but I understand why they are doing it.

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WTF?!!!!!! If they continue to do this to us, they won’t have anyone come and watch it b cuz people will be sick of waiting.

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THIS IS MESSED UP! THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE!! UGH!!!

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” JO, do something about this! Sue them!”

this better be a joke… a very sick joke

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This is just like the flipping studios to do this, blame the writers strike and its the fans that suffer, god I was so looking forward to seeing this before I went away at Christmas this guy needs some serious smiting done on his arse.

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Uh, it’s VERY true folks. It’s now on the official Harry Potter movie site. It sucks I know but it looks like it’s offcial. We will be wating another year for the next Harry Potter film…

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RIDICULOUS!

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I dought they will go ahead with this when we all turn up on there doorsteps with pitchforks. WARNER BROTHERS HAVE JUST KILLED THEMSELFS.

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Typical! Absolutely typical! We wait and wait and wait…. and now we have to wait until next year?

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I was sort of looking forward to HBP on the big screen… but, eh, no big deal. Delays happen. I’m not happy about the delay, BUT I’d rather see it later rather than never.

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WOW. WB just keeps getting bolder and more reckless with our hearts. This is pretty much the equivalent of WB giving all the Harry Potter fans the finger. Basically, they can force us to wait because they know we’ll go see the movie anyway! They aren’t hurt at all, and they could care less that we now have to wait just under a year when we were expecting it in three months!

I SO WISH I HAD THE WILLPOWER TO BOYCOTT THIS MOVIE. But I don’t…

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i think I might cry! how can this be possible??

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WHAT?!! NO!! This can’t be happening!! Someone please tell me I’m asleep and this is just a really bad nightmare. If this is someone’s idea of a sick joke, please just let us know now. Please don’t let this be true.

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THEY CANNOT DO THIS!!!!!

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Is this actually true? and if it is why on earth did WB decide to do this to us surely they didn’t just decide this over night they must of been thinkin about this for a while to move ti forward EIGHT months, i don’t see how it can need finishing that much when they finished filming quite a while ago now! And they’ve released the trailer with november on it and released info about the premier and tickets are already being sold!

I think that if it is true the reason for it is that they think that the new James Bond film and Twilight which are both released around that time are going to outstrip them in ticket sales, but theres going to be a lot of angry fans to deal with now so there not going to be very popular.

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It can’t be, it just can’t. A whole year? I’m goign to die. Why can’t this be April Fools? The sad thing is, I understand with the the whole writer’s strikek that went on.

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WTF!! Seriously!! u know what! WB are just dementors who successfully sucked all happiness from us.. loyal fans!!!!

what were they thinking!!!

this is just so frustrating.. ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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Everyone, please contact these individuals to complain. Make your voices heard.

Domestic Contact: Susan Fleishman, 818-954-1919 [email protected]

or

International Contacts: Jayne Trotman, 020 7984 5222 [email protected]

Desiree Finnegan, 818-954-3397 [email protected]

or

Head of Harry Potter Production Publicity: Vanessa Davies, 011-44-192-368-5131 [email protected]

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NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! I can’t believe it. I REFUSE to believe it!! I’ve been planning for November since the first release date came out. This is so stupid!!!

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i checked on moviefone and they already changed their counter till the opening of Harry Potter and guess what its now!!!.........it is 337 days till the opening of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

thanks WB…u losers

=O =(

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It can’t be, it just can’t. A whole year? I’m goign to die. Why can’t this be April Fools? The sad thing is, I understand with the the whole writer’s strikek that went on.

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WTF!! Seriously!! u know what! WB are just dementors who successfully sucked all happiness from us.. loyal fans!!!!

what were they thinking!!!

this is just so frustrating.. ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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I am literally speechless with shock and rage. I never cease to be amazed by the nerve these people have! Greedy bastards, GO TO HELL WARNER BROS! The writer’s strike excuse is total BS, they’ve been in post-production since May! I can’t believe this, its just not right. It just doesn’t even seem like this can really be happening. I’m seriously too shocked and confused to really comment, but I’m sure later once it really sinks in I’ll be in full on rant mode.

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Usually when studios di this so late in production, the prescreen audiences do not go well. My guess as the studio would like to make monies for the holiday season is that in post production someone saw something they did not like. Either in writing or editing, there probably needs to be a fix. Sad that they cannot come out on schedule, but better that than turning out a flawed film.

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WOW. WB just keeps getting bolder and more reckless with our hearts. This is pretty much the equivalent of WB giving all the Harry Potter fans the finger. Basically, they can force us to wait because they know we’ll go see the movie anyway! They aren’t hurt at all, and they could care less that we now have to wait just under a year when we were expecting it in three months!

I SO WISH I HAD THE WILLPOWER TO BOYCOTT THIS MOVIE. But I don’t…

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WTF!! Seriously!! u know what! WB are just dementors who successfully sucked all happiness from us.. loyal fans!!!!

what were they thinking!!!

this is just so frustrating.. ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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Why does no one believe this when the WB has confirmed it?

It’s good business!

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this is so NOT okay. it’s mean and…. stupid. wwhyyyy??? gah!!!!!!!! i’m gonna STEAL the damn movie!!!!!!!!!!!! aaaaah i’m so angry right now. laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame. this is just to cash in some more. GREEDY STUPID WB. poor us…. if it wasn’t for beedle the bard i’d die right here and now.

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It’s plain to see that WB has very little respect for their fans. That became clear when we spent months waiting eagerly for the trailer, which turned out to be only a minute and a half long. The main interest here is money, because apparently WB just doesn’t have enough…yeah right. Last I heard The Dark Knight was coming close to being the second highest grossing film EVER! I mean really, this is just insane! Do they think the fans are just going to take this? I hope they’re getting plenty of angry letters, because they’re being incredibly selfish. And sure, being big Potter fans, we’ll probably end up seeing the movie no matter what, but that shouldn’t give WB the right to jerk us around like this! Oh, and nice try, Jeff Robinov, but the fact that this will shorten the gap between films does NOT console me, nor does it console the millions of other disappointed fans who had their hearts set on a November release.

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WTF!! Seriously!! u know what! WB are just dementors who successfully sucked all happiness from us.. loyal fans!!!!

what were they thinking!!!

this is just so frustrating.. ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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What the heck? I am so upset right now!

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I’ve would’ve posted way earlier but my phone wouldn’t let me leave a comment and i was trying to cool off.. it didn’t work.. i blew up on my brother because i needed to leave my own comment on here.. this is pure BS… I officially hate WB at the moment.. I don’t care if it decreases the wait between Half-Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows… I want the damn movie now!!! We get two movies later, I want Half-Blood Prince NOW!!! I litterally say, anyone living in Cali and anyone else who wants to.. We should all go to the WB studios and give them a piece of our minds.. This is CRAZY!!!! What are they thinking.. UGH!!!! I’m off to burn some more steam somewhere.. maybe punch someone in the face.. how about kick someone like Draco does to Harry in The Half-Blood Prince.. UGH!!!!!!!!! I’m Freakin’ going mad here..

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What a bunch of jerks at WB – let the fans start the count down and get all excited and then push it back for a few more bucks. It’s a slap in the face to the fans.

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Oh my. Well, I guess that’s just the cherry on the cake. WB does not give a toss about the fans.

“The good news for [fans],” he said, “is that the gap will now be shortened between ‘Half-Blood Prince’ and the first part of ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.’”

HAHAHAHA. Does he honestly think the fans give a stuff about that, compared to how furious they will be that the film release date has been pushed back over half a year?

To those who are saying that they need more time to finish post-production: that is incorrect! Follow the link to the full press release on Marketwatch:

“Jeff Robinov, President of Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group, confirmed, “The release date change does not alter the production schedule for this or future Harry Potter films. Post-production on ‘Half-Blood Prince’ was completed on time, and the studio’s release plans for the two-part ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ will not be affected by this change. “

It was also reported several weeks ago that post-production is complete. This move is indeed a purely financial one. If it WAS because they needed to work more on the film itself they would have said so, they wouldn’t have looked like such money-grubbers. Now we know this is all about the ticket-sales for them. There is no other reason to delay the film’s release.

This is real comedy. They’re trying to milk as much money as possible out of their cash cow now that they realise how close they are to losing it.

Guy and gals, don’t let them get away with this. Start petitions, bombard them with emails, let WB know just how furious the ten of thousands of fans are about this idiotic move. I personally feel strongly enough about this issue to boycott the film and I will do so, and will encourage others to do so. As much as I want to see the film, WB needs to realise that they cannot get away with mistreating their fans and I have more than enough willpower to not see the film in the cinema.

My life will not end if the film does not come out in November, I am simply disgusted that WB would abuse their relationship with fans so thoroughly for a few extra ticket sales and if they know what is good for them they will put the date back to November or they will feel just how terrible the wrath of the Potter fans is….and we know there are a LOT of them.

Well, WB just lost one adult ticket sale. Actually, probably more than one since I often go to see the HP films more than once. Pity for them.

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November is a perfetly respectable time of the year (the HOLIDAYS!) to release a family movie. This is ridiculous. What can they possibly be thinking?

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I doubt it’s crap or they have to reshoot or whatever. It’s almost certainly exactly what they say: they have nothing in 2009 to compete in the market (though I doubt many studios do have big 2009 movies because of the strike) so they are moving it. I hate it, it sucks, but it makes a sick sense.

I’m just going to go cry into my morning coffee now ….

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WHAT THE HELL, MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS REDICULOUS. they build up all the hipe for a fall opening and NOW they’re going to push the date back further. the film would have done quite well financially just from all the potter fans and they’ll be able to get all the merchandising out by christmas! it makes no sense to push the date back once it’s been set.

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What a bunch of jerks at WB – let the fans start the count down and get all excited and then push it back for a few more bucks. It’s a slap in the face to the fans.

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WTF!! Seriously!! u know what! WB are just dementors who successfully sucked all happiness from us.. loyal fans!!!!

what were they thinking!!!

this is just so frustrating.. ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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WB knows I’ll still go see it, whenever it is released. But if anyone at WB cares, they just lost my respect. I don’t know if that counts for anything anymore, but I’ve defended them many times, and that’s now over.

This is cruel and unusual punishment for the fans who have given so much to WB. I hope they realize that. There’s no positive spin. You promised. You lied.

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Punk move WB!!! You bowed to Twilight. Time for a pottercast!!! You know, news had been sooo slow lately on this and other HP sites, I wonder if they had an inkling…..........

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OMG!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOO:( THIS CANT BE TRUE I JUST SPENT LIKE AN HOUR MAKING A COUNTDOWN TO PUT ON MY WALL IN MY ROOM!!! OH THIS IS JUST GREAT

(im waiting for the post that tells me its still comming out in november)

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Noooo!. I really really hope the video game doesnt affect the movie change. please please warner bros. have a heart. let the game stay at november 2008! please!

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* PLEASE tell me this is some sort of sick joke. My 8-year-old son has been feverishly trying to finish Phoenix & read HBP (w/my help) so he can see the movie in November. He’d be so disappointed! Shame on WB if this is true—shame, SHAME!!!

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THEY CANNOT DO THIS!!!!!!

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WHATTTT??!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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@ akara: “I SO WISH I HAD THE WILLPOWER TO BOYCOTT THIS MOVIE. But I don’t…”

And WB knows it. WB’s only obligation is to its shareholders and making them money. If they don’t have another summer blockbuster in the pipeline for ‘09, why not delay HBP and try to make more money off of it? Like akara said, it’s not like we’ll boycott it or something.

@ Headmistress LemonFaerie: “THEY CANNOT DO THIS!!!!!”

Apparently, they can. Sigh.

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November is a perfetly respectable time of the year (the HOLIDAYS!) to release a family movie. This is ridiculous. What can they possibly be thinking?

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wow wanrner bros…bravo, you guys are really full of it. pushing a movie back 8 months so you can fill your pockets up….especially when movie’s are already up to $10 a ticket and rising! you guys are pathetic, you should be ashamed of yourselves….

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NOT HAPPY WARNER BROTHERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BASTARDS!!!!!!!

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wow wanrner bros…bravo, you guys are really full of it. pushing a movie back 8 months so you can fill your pockets up….especially when movie’s are already up to $10 a ticket and rising! you guys are pathetic, you should be ashamed of yourselves….

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November is a perfetly respectable time of the year (the HOLIDAYS!) to release a family movie. This is ridiculous. What can they possibly be thinking?

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wow wanrner bros…bravo, you guys are really full of it. pushing a movie back 8 months so you can fill your pockets up….especially when movie’s are already up to $10 a ticket and rising! you guys are pathetic, you should be ashamed of yourselves….

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This is RIDICULOUS! :( I want to cry so much :’( I was so looking forward to this film being released in November, only 3 months left. And now it’s been moved to almost a year away!! OMG :( I’ve been waiting so long for a trailer, that was enough torture, and now they’ve moved the release date?! FFS. I’m. So. Angry.

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BOYCOTT! BOYCOTT! BOYCOTT!

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Well this is sad news. but on the brighter side richard griffiths is coming back as vernon in hbp

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WHAT THE HELL, MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS REDICULOUS. they build up all the hipe for a fall opening and NOW they’re going to push the date back further. the film would have done quite well financially just from all the potter fans and they’ll be able to get all the merchandising out by christmas! it makes no sense to push the date back once it’s been set. and what about the video game are they going to push its release date to. ‘cause it makes no sense to release it before the movie

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seriously?!? i think i might cry.

this is ridiculous. but seeing as the official website has changed im thinking its legit. WTF?!?

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Hmmm… Blaming it on the writer’s strike… that’s a creative way to say we don’t have any good movies next summer and we know HP will make us a load!

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WHAT ABOUT THE ROYAL SHOWING THINGER?! WTF! They’ve alreeady begun selling tickets! This is just torture. WB is really f*ing this up. First they leave us out in the middle of nowhere with hardly any news or pics of the movie, then they take forever to release a teaser trailer. I don’t get this. Their excuses are lame, the movie will make millions anyways, regardless of the season in which is it released, it always does. They could have had the decency to release this change earlier, not after we just start getting some footage and shots from the movie!

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WTF!! Seriously!! u know what! WB are just dementors who successfully sucked all happiness from us.. loyal fans!!!!

what were they thinking!!!

this is just so frustrating.. ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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During times like these, the fandom looks to its Harry Potter webmasters for strength. As a webmaster of a small Hogwarts site, it’s up to me to be a good example, as close to Melissa, John, and Sue would be….

IT’S OVER PEOPLE!!!!!! WE ARE COMPLETELY SCREWED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

not being able to be the good example as he had hoped, he breaks down into tears

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This has GOT to be some sort of “April Fools day In August”. Or someone hacked in and changed the dates or something. This CANNOT BE HAPPENING!!!!!

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It can´t be true…this is a joke!!....what about respect to the fans!!!, what is wrong with warner bros. ??

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WTF, man they are crazy

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i think i might just cry :’(... this is not fair!!!!!!!

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This is such bs.

Guess all I have to look forward to is “Twilight” now. I was so looking forward to both making the fall/holiday movie season something to be excited about.

Guh!!!

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Wow this just ruined my year

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What the heck?

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are you kidding me??! o go die in a hole warner brothers… this is pretty much just about the money. i am not happy, im going to be depressed on november 21.

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AAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!

IT IS TRUE!!!!!!!!!!

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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What they’re really saying is a July release is better for DVD Chistmas sales.

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are you kidding me??! o go die in a hole warner brothers… this is pretty much just about the money. i am not happy, im going to be depressed on november 21.

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OMG,, I am sad but happy!!!!! I am sad because I reallly want to see the movie but I am happy becuase they can go over the movie a couple more times to make sure it is perfect!!!!! I don’t know how I will sevive though!!! IDK,, I want it to be true but I don’t want it to be true….

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THIS IS MESSED UP! THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE!! UGH!!!

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WOW…that is a big blow!! I wonder how many people will boycot the movie?!? Did any one see perez hilton.com…he is saying Twilight will take the place of the potter movie since it will be out in December!!

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This cannot be true….so is the game stil going to come out in November, but the movie associated with it is coming out in next June? Something is amiss. The movie is in post production. And how can delaying it get it out to a larger audience. I’m confused.

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OMFG!!!!!!! THEY BETTER PUT SEVERUS SNAPE IN A TRAILER BY THEN OR I AM GOING TO SCREAM!!!!!!!

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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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OMFG!!!!!!! THEY BETTER PUT SEVERUS SNAPE IN A TRAILER BY THEN OR I AM GOING TO SCREAM!!!!!!!

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WB should have never been trusted with harry potter with their money sucking selves. HOW COULD JKROWLING LET THIS HAPPEN! i am going to cry myself to sleep every day? how are we supposed to survive. no new book and the movie delayed for months. i never cuss and i am like cussing my head off. we need to rebel seriosuly this is disgusting

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Let’s go guys, we can change the world and the stupid decissions of men with expensive ties. 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: [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 am VERY disappointed in Warner Bros. This is not the way to treat a group of customers who have been faithful for many years. All in the name of money.

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NO WAY!!!!!!!!!!!! Please say this isn’t true. :( I am really upset to hear this!

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NOOOOO WAAAAAAAAAY! WHY DO THEY HATE US SO MUCH!!!!

WE HAVE NEVER BEEN ANYTHING BUT LOYALTO THEM! IS THE ECONOMIC GAIN REALLY WORTH BEING THIS CRULE AND HEARTLESS TO THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE????

WE HATE YOU WARNER BROTHERS

ONLY JUST BECAME UNDER 100 DAYS, WHO KNOWS WHAT THE FANDOMS WILL BE LIKE IN A YEAR?

POTTERCAST MIGHT DIIIIE! THEY MIGHT HAVE NOTHING TO TALK ABOUT SOONER THAN WE THOUGHT!

PLEASE DON’T MURDER POTTERCAST WARNER BROTHERS!

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! This is an outrage, a scandal, an unaccpetable move… i hate WB… Now i’m sad…

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@ akara: “I SO WISH I HAD THE WILLPOWER TO BOYCOTT THIS MOVIE. But I don’t…”

And WB knows it. WB’s only obligation is to its shareholders and making them money. If they don’t have another summer blockbuster in the pipeline for ‘09, why not delay HBP and try to make more money off of it? Like akara said, it’s not like we’ll boycott it or something.

@ Headmistress LemonFaerie: “THEY CANNOT DO THIS!!!!!”

Apparently, they can. Sigh.

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Man and I was already having a bad day…..

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Something is very wrong at Warner Brothers – a year? What – is this film that bad? This is what happens when a film is not good, something is not right. This costs the studio millions when it doesn’t deliver on time. I wonder what the story is. Of course it will make tons of money for the Holiday Season – to put it off another year, that’s insane. I wonder what’s wrong.

One idea is that they have to reshoot. But what a public relations disaster.

zr

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I hope this is some kind of sick joke….and they’re trying to put the blame elsewhere…they should be embarassed.

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I doubt it’s crap or they have to reshoot or whatever. It’s almost certainly exactly what they say: they have nothing in 2009 to compete in the market (though I doubt many studios do have big 2009 movies because of the strike) so they are moving it. I hate it, it sucks, but it makes a sick sense.

I’m just going to go cry into my morning coffee now ….

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Let’s go guys, we can change the world and the stupid decissions of men with expensive ties. 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: [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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who gives a crap about money?!!!!!!! Warner Brothers has just made itself about a million new enemies

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NOOOOO WAAAAAAAAAY! WHY DO THEY HATE US SO MUCH!!!!

WE HAVE NEVER BEEN ANYTHING BUT LOYALTO THEM! IS THE ECONOMIC GAIN REALLY WORTH BEING THIS CRULE AND HEARTLESS TO THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE????

WE HATE YOU WARNER BROTHERS

ONLY JUST BECAME UNDER 100 DAYS, WHO KNOWS WHAT THE FANDOMS WILL BE LIKE IN A YEAR?

POTTERCAST MIGHT DIIIIE! THEY MIGHT HAVE NOTHING TO TALK ABOUT SOONER THAN WE THOUGHT!

PLEASE DON’T MURDER POTTERCAST WARNER BROTHERS!

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I say we all form a protest. this is ridiculous. someone better come out soon and say this is a joke because a year is just unfair. the movie will do just fine in november.

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What? WHAT? Nooooooo!! July 2009?? That’s sooo far away!!! I always remember that I could see the movie once with friends while at school, and then again at home with family when I came for either summer or thanksgiving break. I was sooo looking forward to seeing this with my new grad school friends in november this year! Boo. Mad. Sad. : (

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NOOOOO WAAAAAAAAAY! WHY DO THEY HATE US SO MUCH!!!!

WE HAVE NEVER BEEN ANYTHING BUT LOYALTO THEM! IS THE ECONOMIC GAIN REALLY WORTH BEING THIS CRULE AND HEARTLESS TO THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE????

WE HATE YOU WARNER BROTHERS

ONLY JUST BECAME UNDER 100 DAYS, WHO KNOWS WHAT THE FANDOMS WILL BE LIKE IN A YEAR?

POTTERCAST MIGHT DIIIIE! THEY MIGHT HAVE NOTHING TO TALK ABOUT SOONER THAN WE THOUGHT!

PLEASE DON’T MURDER POTTERCAST WARNER BROTHERS!

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Of course it’s true lol makes sense too. Explains why they didn’t release the teaser til just now

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No. Just…no. This CANNOT be happening.

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what the h$ll is there problem???????! i thought november 21 was far enough away and now they are making us wait almost a whole year!!!! we should all band together and strike WB until they give us what we want!!!!!!!

GIVE US OUR POTTER OR THE DA IS COMING TO GET YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DA- dumbledores army

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OMG!!!!! DIE WB DIE! How can you do this to us…I am officially ticked…we already have a trailer and like a million photos, and they push back the date??? WTF? I cannot believe that they would tick off so many people just to make more money (if they even do make more money). That is so lame! WB you have got a sirius problem on your hands now, because people are going to revolt! Good luck with that! Whoever decided on this is LAME! So, are the going to send out the trailer again with the new date on it LAME! Why would they release the trailer if they were going to do this! URRG!

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i would like to say that WB is like Umbridge and stupid Fudge…we gotta be like dumbledores army and petetion….just like someone else said this i sya this too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

uihhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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Us aussies we always have the harry potter movies in our winter. me and mum were phsyched about it and now theyve pushed it back to 8 MONTHS thats a longg time! In case anyone noticed, harry potter movies are so popular they dont need to have an american summer to have a mass audience. Example last year in july when I went to see the last movie nobody was in line at any shop they were all yelling “OPEN THE DOORS” in front of the cinema(me included) nobody was in any other line for any other movie. when I could actually see past the giant harry potter sign more still came in. so you see they dont need to delay it til stupid northern hemisphere summer for money!!!!!!

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This STINKS!!

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

Sign the petition please!

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I just was at the WB HBP website earlier today and they still had the Nov. 2008 Date. Now I look and see the July 2009. This can’t be happening!!!!!!

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Isn’t that just a big pile of suck? I was really looking forward to November.

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Jeeez this CANNOT be true.

Guys I am actually crying right now, no joke.

I can’t face it – the laughing from my friends and family. The teasing. Nope. I can’t take it.

Ok calm down guys – it must just be a hacker. Yeah, that’s gotta be it.

DON’T GIVE UP HOPE. I refuse to believe it until it appears on Jo’s site. Because there is NO WAY that she could be in on this joke.

Urgh I’m going to go throw up.

And now I’m in a dilemma – I genuinely feel so strongly about this that I’m considering not going to see HBP when it is eventually released. Yes, this is the most psyched I have ever been about a HP movie – and it was coming close to the book excitement. I don’t think I will be paying money to see their film. And they will certainly be recieving a nasty letter…. or five…. or more…. from me. Preferably with bubotuber pus.

screeeeeeeeeeeeeams

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This is totally crap. Not happy at all.

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I joked about this a few weeks ago. I swear I was kidding. This makes sense financially for WB, but iI’m still disapointed. Obviously, thanks to Dark Knight, they’re not worried about how much money they’ll make in the 4th quarter this year. I guess this means Terminator Salvation really is as bad as some have suggested. Man 2008 has not been a good year for Harry Potter fans. We’re getting Pwned

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this is absolutely RETARTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! do they think we can wait even longer than we have been?!? THey’ve hardly given us any thing execpt a trailer and now there throwing that at us? THIS. IS. DUMB!!!!!!!!!!!! if this is true..i’ll die.

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And I was scheduling my vacation around the release date! I could have went away this summer before school started. This is bogus!

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ha! well this hasnt fooled me! this is clearly a joke!..........cough….........

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WTFFFFFFF???? IT’S THIS A JOKE??

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It disappoints me greatly, that they would move back HBP, the movie we’ve been salivating over for months wondering when they’re going to put the trailer out (this could be why they haven’t), just so they have more even profits next year. Why not push something else back? Unless this is some sort of sick British ‘April Fool’s’ type day, please?

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And I was scheduling my vacation around the release date! I could have went away this summer before school started. This is bogus!

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:O Nooo!!!!!

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OMGGGGGGGG. NO. WAY. this is so wrong. totally unfair… how could they do this to us??! all they care about is money!! we’ve been waiting for months and months for tiny bits of info and now, BAM, they changed the date on us?!! ARGHHHHHH! i thought this was an april fool’s joke at first until i realized it was august. thanks a lot WB. =(

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OMG!!!! what a major disapointment!! what do they think they’re doing that for: giving out false hopes and then saying that they won’t release it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! don`t they knoww how many people were expecting that movie!! gosh!

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WTF IS UP WITH THIS SHITTT??? :::@ THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG WITH HBP BEING RELEASED IN NOV OF THIS YEAR

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And I was scheduling my vacation around the release date! I could have went away this summer before school started. This is bogus!

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WTF IS UP WITH THIS SHITTT??? :::@ THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG WITH HBP BEING RELEASED IN NOV OF THIS YEAR !!

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lets all protest by watching the movie online illegally MUAHAHAHAHA. lets see how much money they make now cry

i wanted to see the movie and read beedle the bard right after!

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WTF IS UP WITH THIS SHITTT??? :::@ THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG WITH HBP BEING RELEASED IN NOV OF THIS YEAR !!

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If this is true, I am so incrediably angry I can’t even contain it.

If the WB thinks we are going to fall for that writer’s strike thing they are dumber than I thought. This script was written and being filmed when the strike was on and barely inflenced productions in the UK. It was a US problem.

Also, HP diverged from being a “family film” long ago. The other releases at Thanksgiving have made a ton of money as well, so I don’t see where incuring the wrath of the fans is going to help that.

I would like to threaten to boycott the film, but I know I won’t. I just wish they knew how despirately the fan base was looking forward to this.

How do we lodge a protest to the WB!

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This would be incredibly, incredibly sloppy of them.

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This is so very sad. I became a fan of the series because of the movies and now to punish us like this. They may have just lost one “movie” fan.

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How does the writer’s strike affect a movie THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN MADE SERIOUSLY?

I’m so pissed off right now. Screw WB. Seriously. I hate them right now. so Much. This is probably one of the worst things that has ever happened to me EVER I HATE WB. AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ANGRY

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This made my stomach turn. My mind (which, I have to admit, takes the voice of Jo) keeps searching for some sort of way for this to be a joke. Maybe Warner Bros. will say, “Just kidding! We did this because those words have the same initals as JK Rowling” or “Syke! We did this in the jocular spirit of Fred and George…”

This is more depressing than Russia’s war with Georgia.

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I hope this is some kind of sick joke….and they’re trying to put the blame elsewhere…they should be embarassed.

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I don’t get offended by much, but this is totally ridiculous. It’s all about the money right? Shameful! There’s more to life than making money. Especially to a studio that has billions already. I mean that even comes from the horse’s mouth, “We want to make more money”. So sad.

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I have a feeling they don’t want to try to compete with the release of Twilight…...... WHAT A BUNCH OF CRAP!!!!!!

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you must be jestin me ive waited 12 month nearly already cant wait another 8 come on pull yourselves 2gether pls xxxxx

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I hope this is some kind of sick joke….and they’re trying to put the blame elsewhere…they should be embarassed.

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They’re doing this because of the writer’s strike, plain and simple, it makes sense.

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I absolutely cannot believe this. I refuse to believe this. You have to be joking. I know this is true, but it still seems surreal.

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But on the trailer there is NOvemeber. Guys it must be joke. DOn’t believe in this. I mean it just can’t be true!!!

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WB should make HBP longer now…The film needs to be at least 3 hours(they shouldn’t cut out as much as they normally would have)...that’s the least they can do for us fans!!!

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I’ll tell you where they can stick their “tent pole.” All of it is a very sad coverup for wanting more money in the summer….NOBODY is feeling anything from the writer’s strike anymore, thats such a low copout.

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WHAT. THE. bleep. Are they effing serious? Precisely what do they hope to gain by waiting eight months to release the movie, only to release it amid a load of other extremely enticing summer releases? For some reason, all the movies released in NOvember have always done extremely well. Merlin damn it all.

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“We agreed the best strategy was to move ‘Half-Blood Prince’ to July, where it perfectly fills the gap for a major tent pole release for mid-summer.”

So we can make more money out of you poor souls, they mean. I say we boycott them, if they actually think they can treat us like cattle they should think it twice!

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WB should make HBP longer now…The film needs to be at least 3 hours(they shouldn’t cut out as much as they normally would have)...that’s the least they can do for us fans!!!

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This is just horrible. HORRIBLE. HOOOOOOOOOOOORIBLLLLLLLLLLE. There will be revolts. REVOLTS. I’m going to the theater on the date the movie was supposed to be released and I will stand there in all Harry Potter clothing and cry. I will mope. I will sulk.

Anyone to join me? Haha.

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I think I just died…

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People DIE in this movie!!!! It will be way too scary for “a family tent-pole release”... this sucks. I was planning on asking for 90% HP stuff for Christmas and now the stuff won’t be out and I don’t care about the stuff enough to pay for it with my own money. WB just lost some money already it has already backfired. I HATE WB!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Worst news in ages.

I guess that means the computer game is pushed back too?

gloom

I guess the only bright side (if there is one) is there won’t be such a big gap between it and DH Part I. Which, come to think of it, might be why they’re doing it.

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WB should make HBP longer now…The film needs to be at least 3 hours(they shouldn’t cut out as much as they normally would have)...that’s the least they can do for us fans!!!

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Anita, sending emails is not going to help. This decision was made by the head of the studio, who has to ensure that his studio does well every year.

With the massive success of The Dark Knight, they have made their numbers for this year, HP6 next summer will secure the numbers they need for fiscal year 09.

And please, really? You’re not going to see it in the theatre? I don’t believe that for a second.. You guys need to calm down.

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Ugh. This is disgusting.

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OMFG WTF. Those are all the sentiments in my mind right now. This is effing insane. I’m in marketing, and I can understand the business side (from what I can gather from the press release), but still…this is pissing off so many fans. Summer can be great money-wise, but it can also be a curse—just look at what happened to Prince Caspian when it was shoved among other blockbusters! I don’t know what the summer schedule around HBP is, but moving it to summer may necessarily be wise.

Besides, the movie looks awesome, and I wanna see it now! :P

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Everything i wanted to say was said VERY WELL by Anita. She’s right. I hope J.K. Rowling gets on board and supports us, the fans. WB, You’re just being greedy. You make millions maybe billions off the HP franchise… Moving the release date to a later time will NOT make you more… In fact, according to all the fans who are very pissed with you… this move will make you MUCH less.

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I have been planning a huge Harry Potter party around the movie release date. I am furious!! I am still having my party as planned.

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OMFG WTF. Those are all the sentiments in my mind right now. This is effing insane. I’m in marketing, and I can understand the business side (from what I can gather from the press release), but still…this is pissing off so many fans. Summer can be great money-wise, but it can also be a curse—just look at what happened to Prince Caspian when it was shoved among other blockbusters! I don’t know what the summer schedule around HBP is, but moving it to summer may necessarily be wise.

Besides, the movie looks awesome, and I wanna see it now! :P

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www.harrypotter.com even has it listed!!! My head my explode!

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It’s true! They are pushing the movie back in order to make more cash. Fans should protest. I can hardly wait for November…How am I gonna make it til July 09!

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This is absolutly ridiculous!

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Completely ridiculous!!!! It´s been published in magazines like Entertainment Weekly and Empire Magazine that the release date is Nov. 21. Why the hell publish it if it isn´t true!!

Plus there was this magazine completely dedicated to half-blood prince in the expectation of it. If it is to be released on July they should have published all this info in april 2009

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This is RIDICULOUS. I get why they’re doing it…but come on! They do this NOW, when the release is only 3 months away?

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::jaw drops:: noooooo!!!!

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It’s true! They are pushing the movie back in order to make more cash. Fans should protest. I can hardly wait for November…How am I gonna make it til July 09!

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This is RIDICULOUS. I get why they’re doing it…but come on! They do this NOW, when the release is only 3 months away?

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i’m going to punch a baby.

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ha! well this hasnt fooled me! this is clearly a joke!..........cough….........

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Well… ain’t that a pissuh.

This sort-of explains the lack-of-trailer thing.

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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! No!!!! cries in agony

This is HORRIBLE!!!! grrrrr… I want to go hit something now

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WHAT. THE. bleep. Are they effing serious? Precisely what do they hope to gain by waiting eight months to release the movie, only to release it amid a load of other extremely enticing summer releases? For some reason, all the movies released in NOvember have always done extremely well. Merlin damn it all.

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This is BS! ¬¬ money money money…..that’s the only thing they have on their sick heads ¬¬

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I have no idea. We are very angered, confuse, and not understand. I know that they are unfair. I am not my job for WB company. I am not productor. I have no idea why.

I expect WB lesson a reason why fans anger are.

The answer is that I have no idea and why.

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Wow. I just get home from my boyfriend breaking up with me. I get on to check the news and find out this has been pushed back. I have to wait close to a year now to see this movie. Its breaking my heart. They would have had plenty of buisness still yet with the original release. Biggest mistake ever!!

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It is true…but! IT´S HARRY POTTER!!.. it doesn’t matter if they don’t release it in summer.. the lines of people wanting to see the movie will be bigger than ever!.. Stupid “money first ” strategies…. TERRIBLE NEWS… =’(

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I have no idea. We are very angered, confuse, and not understand. I know that they are unfair. I am not my job for WB company. I am not productor. I have no idea why.

I expect WB lesson a reason why fans anger are.

The answer is that I have no idea and why.

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This is absolutly ridiculous!

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I don’t get offended by much, but this is totally ridiculous. It’s all about the money right? Shameful! There’s more to life than making money. Especially to a studio that has billions already. I mean that even comes from the horse’s mouth, “We want to make more money”. So sad.

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sign the petition to have WB change the date back. PLEASE SIGN NOW! no harry potter fan will back down.

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/HPHBPNov21/index.html

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I AM PISSED! This is freaking ridiculous and I am so angry at warner bros. for doing this! I HATE THIS SO MUCH!

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you must be jestin me ive waited 12 month nearly already cant wait another 8 come on pull yourselves 2gether pls xxxxx

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I can’t believe this! I’ve already sent my complaint to WB. Also not to be rude or anything but you guys are counting the months wrong. at least you are if you are in the US. july was just last month which means even if you don’t count the month of august, cause it is already half way though, that is 11 months not 8 months.

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THAT IS SO FRICKEN STUPID. IM SO ANGRY I LITTERALLY STARTED TEARING UP. TEARING UP!!!!!!!!!!1 I CALLED ALL MY FRIENDS. WTF?!!!??

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Its true WB has officially changed the date on the main site. Stupid thing to do but its true

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I say we don’t just say theirs going to be a protest. I say we make it happen. email me if your in [email protected]

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Is this a joke? It had better be…

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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 we need to as well. *This message is in regards to your 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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OMGG NOO NOOO NOOOO….FOR MERLINS LEFT SAGGY…. ARGHHH THIS CANT BE RIGHT…ONE OF THE THINGS I WAS LOOKING TO FORWARD THIS YEAR..NOOO IF THEY DO THIS I AM SOO GOING TO WRITE A THOUSAND LETTERS OF COMPLAINT ALL FROM ME N FROM DIFFERENT ADDRESSES TO CHANGE THEIR MINDS…ARGHHH

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I’m convinced this is, once again, about the almighty dollar!!!!!

What I don’t understand is why they ever chose a November release date to begin with?? Didn’t WB already know the HP films do better financially with a summertime release date?? Makes no sense to me. Sounds like Bellatrix has taken over WB.

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THIS IS SO UNFAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!! We wait WEEKS for the TRAILER, they give it to us, but now they’re all, “Well, hope that does you good, seeing as though it’ll be almost a YEAR before you see the actual movie.”

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

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oh, now they have done it! It would be foolish to even suggest that I could stay away when this does come out, but let the WB boycott begin, I will wait until all WB movies hit cable. No more WB movies for me, except of course HP – what a bunch of dirty skunks – they should be ashamed

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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! No!!!! cries in agony

This is HORRIBLE!!!! grrrrr… I want to go hit something now

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That’s a horrible decision! To just shelve something that is already done and highly anticipated. Makes me wonder if they are just worried about making a ton of money?!

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I really hope that this is just some terribly mean prank! IMDB.com does not yet reflect the release date change….so just maybe this isn’t true! Let’s hope!

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

Sign the petition please!

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ughhh way to ruin my life!!!

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This better not be true! I will be SOOOOO angry if it is!

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U GOT TO BE FREAKIN SERIOUS NO WAY

THIS CANT BE TRUE

I HOPE THIS IS SOME SICK JOKE

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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 we need to as well. *This message is in regards to your 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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WHAT??! this can’t be true. i’ve already started counting down for this movie! This can’t be true. it just can’t.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! please tell me this is just the sickest joke i have ever head. ever.

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Man I hope this isn’t true, my mom is going to have a heart attack when she hears. Shes been looking forward to this since the 5th one came out.

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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 we need to as well. *This message is in regards to your 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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Sickingly ironic as Entertainment Weekly just realsed it’s FALL Movie Preview today and Half-Blood Prince was the COVER STORY!

It’s not a good idea to piss off the people who you want money from.

This comes down to one thing – GREED!

And a health dose of stupidity.

Basically for November, they would rule the November Box office, with it’s only possible challenger being Bolt. Now they’re going to release in July.

That puts them in the wake of Wolverine, Terminator, Star Trek, Angels and Demons, Transformers 2, G.I. Joe and Ice Age 3. True there are different audiences for these films, but these are all but guaranteed huge money makers… which take money away from HBP.

And then there’s the over kill factor. Remember when Back To The Future 2 and 3 were released with in a few months of each other. So many people thought it was just the same movie and so they didn’t go to see part three right away. 3’s numbers suffered.

Greedy and Stupid.

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How do you get a hold of these people??? Of all the greedy crap they could pull…

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CRUCIO, WARNER BROS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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THAT SUCKS! according to veritaserum.com, its not a joke! they were shocked too!!!! this is bullsh*t… oopss! sorry, just a comment about something stupid!! godesh!

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CRUCIO, WARNER BROS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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You’re pulling our legs! No freakin way!

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you know, I’d rather wait and know that its the best WB could do on this, rather than have them rush and feel that its incomplete. And a film always suffers when its rushed out by the studio.

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no no no no no no I’m astonished…

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I tried to post the first part of this earlier, but it doesn’t look like it took. I apologize if some of this is a repeat. The site is just flooded, and I can’t get beyond the first page of comments now. http://www.warnerbros.com/main/help/customer_service.html

I strongly urge everyone to write to WB.  Emails are great, but letters are better.  Or do both.  I also encourage everyone to say what they feel about this development, but try not to rant and curse, or you might not be taken seriously.  While this might not be the best contact info, here's what I have.

Or write to Warner Bros. Studios 4000 Warner Blvd Burbank CA 91522. The chairman and CEO’s name is Barry Meyer. Or the President and Chief Operating Officer (who was quoted in this press release) is Alan Horn. I’ve already sent an email via the customer service link. I will be writing an actual letter tonight.

I also have a suggestion to everyone. If this later release date holds, don’t give WB your money since it seems to be all they care about. Wait until just a couple of days after the release (I know it’s hard, but you can do it), buy a ticket to a different movie (not made by WB), and then walk into HBP instead. I usually don’t advocate that kind of behavior, but, you know, this action by them is despicable, and they won’t get my money… but I’ll still see the movie. I urge you to write those letters and let the studios know this is your plan. After all, they won’t believe it if you say you’re going to boycott. They know we’ll give in and go. So, yes, we will go, but we’ll pay for a different movie in the instead.

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Well this just ruins my day. Awesome. I guess that means you guys have to change your countdown cuz hbp is definitely not coming out in 98 days…

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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.

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OMG!!!! NO!!!!!

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I’m so mad! I think we should harass Warner Brothers! Show them how much this upsets the fans! Just because they want to make a little more money?! Like they can’t make 300 million plus in November!!!! This just pisses me of to no end!!!

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What a load of bull! The release date of a HP flim doesn’t matter. It’s going to make money regardless!!! Greedy, studio execs! They piss me off.

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I’d be a bit surprised if this were true. I mean…no matter when the freaking film’s released, I’d expect it to be sold out for the first couple of nights.

...I’m also a bit annoyed, as that’s my sixteenth birthday. Grr. Also known as the week that most people I know are camping/out of town/etc. :[ So this makes no sense.

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I could understand it being pushed back because they wanted to make the movie better, but pushing it back to make more money off it almost makes me not want to pay to see it.

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wow this is complete bs. this just goes to show that the companies are really all about the bottom line.. I dont think they realise they’ll make a fortune on this movie regardless to whenever it is released…

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I’M CALLING FOR A 2 WEEK BOYCOTT TO TANK WB’S OPENING NUMBERS! FIGHT THE SYSTEM! YOU MONEY GRUBBING BASTARDS THINK PEOPLE WILL STAND FOR THIS?

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OMG!!!! NO!!!!!

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WOWOOWOWOW….talk about very shocking news. i actually couldnt believe it when i just read about it.

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I’m so pissed off right now. They can’t do that!! Ugh

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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.

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I’m seriously almost hyperventilating right now…

I don’t like this.

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Wow. I just get home from my boyfriend breaking up with me. I get on to check the news and find out this has been pushed back. I have to wait close to a year now to see this movie. Its breaking my heart. They would have had plenty of buisness still yet with the original release. Biggest mistake ever!!

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NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! This is soooooo upsetting!!!

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I don’t care how much money they want to make, this is not fair to us! Where could we aim a protest?

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This is F*&^$x%x B.S.!!!!!!!!

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This SUCKS!!!! My aunt and I were looking forward 2 this since like…FOREVER!!!!!!!!!! And its 4 more money!!!!! Jeeze, they would still get tons of money in November!!!! I remember the last movie on the midnight showing, the line rapped around the building!!!!!!

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Ive just emailed WB to tell them that in protest I wont be seeing or buying any WB films. What an insult to us non-American fans.

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To whom it may concern, I really do hope the current release date for the Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince movie on the HP site is a joke, otherwise your about to mess with the largest fan base in the world in a really, really sick and twisted way. I for one am quite mad if this is true, as I was looking forward to the release of this movie on my birthday. This probably would have been the one present I would have gotten for my birthday this year, and would have made it such a wonderful day. It will be a very, very sad day indeed without this to look forward to.

Signed, A VERY disappointed Harry Potter Fan.

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...wow… my heart just broke a little… If they updated the official website, then it must be true. :(

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hey guys, ive been looking around on the web and i’m 99.9% sure that this is true. I’m sure if it was a joke, we would have found out by now. the news is up all over the internet. I saw that tons of other movies are being moved to next year. it does make sense. I am mad though that they moved it this late. they should have done it earlier.

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this is AWFUL. SERIOUSLY TERRIBLE! And ya know how I had to find out about it? My boyfriend texted me while we were discussing movies we wanna see and said “you know, half blood prince is the second movie i wanted to see that got pushed back to next summer”. Needless to say, I’m in tears right now over this. GD DMN M*R FING WARNER BROTHERS! Merlin I HATE Hollywood…

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Everyone, please contact these individuals to complain. Make your voices heard.

Domestic Contact: Susan Fleishman, 818-954-1919 [email protected] or International Contacts: Jayne Trotman, 020 7984 5222 [email protected] Desiree Finnegan, 818-954-3397 [email protected] or Head of Harry Potter Production Publicity: Vanessa Davies, 011-44-192-368-5131 [email protected]

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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 we need to as well. *This message is in regards to your 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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Wow. I just get home from my boyfriend breaking up with me. I get on to check the news and find out this has been pushed back. I have to wait close to a year now to see this movie. Its breaking my heart. They would have had plenty of buisness still yet with the original release. Biggest mistake ever!!

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OMG!!! WTF were they thinking it doesn’t matter when they realse the movie millions of people are going to see it. i wish it wasn’t true.

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Surely this is fake. How is the writer’s strike affecting this? They’re done with filmong already!! And what is that bologna about reacher the widest possible audience? It’s HP. They KNOW it how it will do, they’ve only done 5 times before…sounds like stalling to me.

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I am seriously TICKED OFF right now!!! Oh, my God! What do they think they’re playing at? I say we fight back and wait a month before we go see it when it does come out. I mean, come on, if we’re waiting ‘til July already, what do we have to lose?

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WHAT THE F&K no way. I can’t f&ckin believe this. WB are really startin to piss me off.

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no no no no, bad dream, pinch, pinch pinch argh!!!!!!!!!!!! I hate WB. That is said with true hatred

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...wow… my heart just broke a little… If they updated the official website, then it must be true. :(

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WOW! WB you really know how to give the fans what they want! Congratulations on sinking to a new low! Of course, this shouldn’t surprise us. It’s not like WB has ever acted like they care about the opinions of the fans. I am still shocked and very angry about this. Something just doesn’t fit though. I think there is more to this story than they are telling us. But we should be used to being kept in the dark by WB! We officially hate you now WB! Thanks!

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maybe fans should make a press release of our own…

Due to Warner Dogs Cash grab in pushing Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince back 8 months, we the fans have decided not to see the Film at all. We’ll just settle for Twighlight. The decision comes after assessing that if no one watches the Film, then the original marketing grab will be rendered void and dumb. We the fans also remind Warner Dogs that ‘trying to make sure the movie reaches the widest possible audience’ can be taken to mean young children, even though these stories are not intended for young children (and thus their parents) at all. Warner Dogs’ attempt at justifying this in stating that there will be a benefit in having the length of the wait for Part 1 of Deathly Hallows is of no consulation whatsoever, however it only gives more reason to boycott this film and just wait for Part 1 of Deathly Hallows.

This has got to be some sort of joke….it has to be.

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...wow… my heart just broke a little… If they updated the official website, then it must be true. :(

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What is wrong with WB!!!...I don´t understand, they aren’t thinking in us, the fans!!!!...Of course,If you see it from an economic point of view is possible that they are releasing the movie in 2009 ‘cause they are assuring a hit if the bad times come…it’s so unfair…

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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.

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...wow… my heart just broke a little… If they updated the official website, then it must be true. :(

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hey guys, ive been looking around on the web and i’m 99.9% sure that this is true. I’m sure if it was a joke, we would have found out by now. the news is up all over the internet. I saw that tons of other movies are being moved to next year. it does make sense. I am mad though that they moved it this late. they should have done it earlier.

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Everyone, please contact these individuals to complain. Make your voices heard.

Domestic Contact: Susan Fleishman, 818-954-1919 [email protected] or International Contacts: Jayne Trotman, 020 7984 5222 [email protected] Desiree Finnegan, 818-954-3397 [email protected] or Head of Harry Potter Production Publicity: Vanessa Davies, 011-44-192-368-5131 [email protected]

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I cant believe theyre doing that!!!! How can they do that to us dont they read the comeents people r leaving?wb is being so (cant say it)

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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.

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OMG!!!! We seem to have fallen prey to the money machine at Warner Bros.!!! THIS SUCKS!!!!!!!!!! UNFAIR!!!!!!!! RIDICULOUS!!!!!!! I just don’t have the words to express myself at this point!!!!!! AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!!

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what doesnt make sense is that on the website for the movie in the UK is that the page says “coming soon” which means that their dates havent been changed yet…. maybe they will keep it seeing as post production is done and the game is still being released in november

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WORST BIRTHDAY PRESENT EVER!!! It’s my friggin birthday and I get this news…OMG!!! I’m waiting for the “we made a huge mistake and have decided to continue with the set November release date” speech. Please come quickly Warner Brothers…or I might just protest the movie just to piss you off. I love harry potter…but I’m not waiting 2 years from one film to the next…that’s fudging ridiculous. UGHHHH!!!!

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All I can think is…seriously, August fools?? What the @#$%??? If this is true, some exec somewhere will need to pay for this….Did they think that since the new Beetle book was coming out in December that we would be pacified by that? Oh…this just can’t be true, can it?

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....im speechless. i dont even know what to say.

........wtf just happened.

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http://www.pomodeouro.com/proteste/

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....im speechless. i dont even know what to say.

........wtf just happened.

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maybe fans should make a press release of our own…

Due to Warner Dogs Cash grab in pushing Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince back 8 months, we the fans have decided not to see the Film at all. We’ll just settle for Twighlight. The decision comes after assessing that if no one watches the Film, then the original marketing grab will be rendered void and dumb. We the fans also remind Warner Dogs that ‘trying to make sure the movie reaches the widest possible audience’ can be taken to mean young children, even though these stories are not intended for young children (and thus their parents) at all. Warner Dogs’ attempt at justifying this in stating that there will be a benefit in having the length of the wait for Part 1 of Deathly Hallows is of no consulation whatsoever, however it only gives more reason to boycott this film and just wait for Part 1 of Deathly Hallows.

This has got to be some sort of joke….it has to be.

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My son just showed me this, he’s really upset over this and checking every website he can find to find out more info (he’s only 11 so he’s blocked out of alot of sites, lol) anyways he just told me that the info was on his yahoo page too :( :( This is not a good thing, I was looking forward to the movie also, though at the same time I’m aprehensive, hoping it’s better than the last one.

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The fact that the WB is not even trying to hide the fact that money is their motivating factor in all this is ridiculous. I understand that this is all a business and all but I really hope this comes and bites them in the a**!

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This is F*&^$x%x B.S.!!!!!!!!

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so in order to make a little more money, they’re just gonna sit on HBP for a few months. yeah, a summer release date would be perfect… IF YOU HADNT ALREADY TOLD EVERYONE YOU WERE HAVING A FALL ONE!!!!!

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This is F*&^$x%x B.S.!!!!!!!!

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You’re pulling our legs! No freakin way!

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I don’t even care anymore. Seriously, I love the books with a burning passion but the movies are always a bit of a let down. If they really did push it back I probably won’t even go see it. I have other movies to waste my money on like the new Twilight movie.

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What the freak!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That totally freakn’ sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have been waiting for this movie Forever FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! An now I have to freak’n wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOW COULD U!!!? STUPID MOVIE PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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This is F*&^$x%x B.S.!!!!!!!!

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if this is true wb and r.k. would lose a large fan base and the tickets . if luacus would have done this with star wars it would have been suacide for the filme.

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Warner Bros. should have just lied. At least that would have been “honest.” They may think they’re smart and clever by telling the TRUTH, but even THAT is just another marketing ploy.

Sincerely “The Guy You Should Listen To”

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You know, as much as it sucks, and yes, the people at WB are bastards for doing it, but this won’t harm their box office profits. I mean, unless the fans call for a widespread protest by handing out pirated copies of the movie.

But, this doesn’t change the fact that WB authorities are cruel, heartless, no-consideration-for-fans bastards. But they are smart. And, by the way, uh, Mr.Robinov? Not good news. Not at all.

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This is F*&^$x%x B.S.!!!!!!!!

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To whom it may concern, I really do hope the current release date for the Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince movie on the HP site is a joke, otherwise WB your about to mess with the largest fan base in the world in a really, really sick and twisted way. I for one am quite mad if this is true, as I was looking forward to the release of this movie on my birthday. This probably would have been the one present I would have gotten for my birthday this year, and would have made it such a wonderful day. It will be a very, very sad day indeed without this to look forward to.

Signed, A VERY disappointed Harry Potter Fan.

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This is F*&^$x%x B.S.!!!!!!!!

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How bizarre. I can understand the move, and it seemed weird to me that they weren’t initially doing a summer release. But it seems weirder now that they’re in post, and they’re banking on nothing else big in July.

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This is F*&^$x%x B.S.!!!!!!!!

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WHAT?! I am in denial. Is leaky playing some kind of joke??? This isn’t funny….can’t be true

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This makes me so mad I almost don’t want to see it in the theater, I want to download a pirated copy off the internets to watch instead, just to spite them for being greedy.

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If someone is within driving distance to the studios- please egg it.

I love you guys…I had to go buy a six-pack because I thought I might be crazy for writing WB and telling them that I’ve decided to patronize bootleggers and bootleggers only and that I was not associating myself with anything WB until they release that movie and cut their bogus excuses. I’M NOT ALONE!!!

I believe we show them a rude awakening in profit margins- a fan strike. Patronize nothing associated with WB. Someone should do the research…this includes a bundle. All upcoming movies- don’t go. Tell your friends, the grocery clerk, banker etc…this isn’t like gas- we don’t need it, we want it…be strong. Scream. Picket the studio gates. Majority rules…we CAN DO this. Oh…and vote Obama- cause I think he would approve of this boycott. Maybe we should write him. He could give a nice speech…

pals on facebook and myspace are behind…if only because I’m acting like a maniac or that they hate a obvious display of greed…spread the word. Let’s cost that CEO atleast a weekend vacation in the British Isles.

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This makes me so mad I almost don’t want to see it in the theater, I want to download a pirated copy off the internets to watch instead, just to spite them for being greedy.

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This is F*&^$x%x B.S.!!!!!!!!

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It’s sucks, it really does. But between the Star Wars movie, TV show and the video game, I will be set about May/June.

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This is F*&^$x%x B.S.!!!!!!!!

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What BULL!! I hate Warner Brothers!

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Just means they are worried it is not good, and probably are going to re cut it to make improvements. They say the writers strike is partly to blame, if it really did affect them you think WB would want and recoup money as soon as possible. This is AKA: MOVIE SUCKS AND NEEDS RE WORKING

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This is F*&^$x%x B.S.!!!!!!!!

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If someone is within driving distance to the studios- please egg it.

I love you guys…I had to go buy a six-pack because I thought I might be crazy for writing WB and telling them that I’ve decided to patronize bootleggers and bootleggers only and that I was not associating myself with anything WB until they release that movie and cut their bogus excuses. I’M NOT ALONE!!!

I believe we show them a rude awakening in profit margins- a fan strike. Patronize nothing associated with WB. Someone should do the research…this includes a bundle. All upcoming movies- don’t go. Tell your friends, the grocery clerk, banker etc…this isn’t like gas- we don’t need it, we want it…be strong. Scream. Picket the studio gates. Majority rules…we CAN DO this. Oh…and vote Obama- cause I think he would approve of this boycott. Maybe we should write him. He could give a nice speech…

You want to say something quick…switch to a local cable t.v. company and cancel Time Warner- when they ask why…tell them because they are run by Voldemort.

pals on facebook and myspace are behind…if only because I’m acting like a maniac or that they hate a obvious display of greed…spread the word. Let’s cost that CEO atleast a weekend vacation in the British Isles.

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ouch. John’s gonna have to fix the countdown…><

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Let’s write to the studio. This is the lamest reason that I have ever heard for changing a movie release date! Here’s the address for a feedback page from Warner Bros.: http://www.warnerbros.com/main/help/customer_service.html If you don’t trust the link, go to warnerbros.com, go to the bottom of the page, and click “Feedback”. Let’s get them to change it! :)

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i think i might go kill myself right this very second. this cant be real/true/serious. UGHHHHH

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If someone is within driving distance to the studios- please egg it.

I love you guys…I had to go buy a six-pack because I thought I might be crazy for writing WB and telling them that I’ve decided to patronize bootleggers and bootleggers only and that I was not associating myself with anything WB until they release that movie and cut their bogus excuses. I’M NOT ALONE!!!

I believe we show them a rude awakening in profit margins- a fan strike. Patronize nothing associated with WB. Someone should do the research…this includes a bundle. All upcoming movies- don’t go. Tell your friends, the grocery clerk, banker etc…this isn’t like gas- we don’t need it, we want it…be strong. Scream. Picket the studio gates. Majority rules…we CAN DO this. Oh…and vote Obama- cause I think he would approve of this boycott. Maybe we should write him. He could give a nice speech…

You want to say something quick…switch to a local cable t.v. company and cancel Time Warner- when they ask why…tell them because they are run by Voldemort.

pals on facebook and myspace are behind…if only because I’m acting like a maniac or that they hate a obvious display of greed…spread the word. Let’s cost that CEO atleast a weekend vacation in the British Isles.

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this is rubbish! i am emailing WB telling them what i think. I am mad and upset and we all should email WB. This can’t be true. This was my Heart of the year now they just rip it out of the year, This makes no sense what so ever.

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AHHHH! This can’t be happening! I may go into depression I guess WB’s afraid of a little competition from Twilight

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ouch. John’s gonna have to fix the countdown…><

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F%&k who are they kidding?

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WFT??!!!!

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What the freak!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That totally freakn’ sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have been waiting for this movie Forever FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! An now I have to freak’n wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOW COULD U!!!? STUPID MOVIE PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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They wanna play money games? fine. I say we can play that game too. What WB release is set for tommorrow? StarWars: Clone Wars. I’m a super hardcore StarWars fan. I’ll will be boycotting Clone Wars. If your really serious about sending WB a message, you should do the same.

Boycott, Boycott, Boycott!

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it seems true but this is just nuts. i probably wont even see the film now. my interest was already waning and the trailer didn’t impress me at all so by the time next july rolls around I doubt I’ll be clamoring to see the movie. at this rate by the time the last film comes out i’ll be married with four children.

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I think it’s absolutely ridiculous! First of all, they put off the trailer for longest time, and just when people are getting really fired up about the movie after seeing the trailer, they tell us they aren’t going to release it until next summer? If there were some problems with post production and couldn’t finish the movie in time then fine, I think we fans would understand that completely. We’d want complete film rather than incomplete one. But to put it off for months simply because they believe they’ll make more money than in Nov? Are they mad? Who they think they make most money off of? It’s the fans who see the movie(some of whom see it more than once), buy the games and merchandise. And what are they doing? They are taking advantage of fans and making us angry. Honestly!

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SO MAD!!!!!!! That’s the date of my wedding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now there’s no way I can go to the midnight release, or even the regular opening day!!! I’ll have to wait :( SO LAME! Who’s genius idea was this anyway? GRRRRR!

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According to Moviefone, it is true! I wonder if they were worried about that Twilight movie? This is just wrong!

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i hate you Jeff Robinov beep you

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Warner Bros. should have just lied. At least that would have been “honest.” They may think they’re smart and clever by telling the TRUTH, but even THAT is just another marketing ploy.

Sincerely “The Guy You Should Listen To”

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This is absolutely crap!

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Warner Bros. should have just lied. At least that would have been “honest.” They may think they’re smart and clever by telling the TRUTH, but even THAT is just another marketing ploy.

Sincerely “The Guy You Should Listen To”

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If someone is within driving distance to the studios- please egg it.

I love you guys…I had to go buy a six-pack because I thought I might be crazy for writing WB and telling them that I’ve decided to patronize bootleggers and bootleggers only and that I was not associating myself with anything WB until they release that movie and cut their bogus excuses. I’M NOT ALONE!!!

I believe we show them a rude awakening in profit margins- a fan strike. Patronize nothing associated with WB. Someone should do the research…this includes a bundle. All upcoming movies- don’t go. Tell your friends, the grocery clerk, banker etc…this isn’t like gas- we don’t need it, we want it…be strong. Scream. Picket the studio gates. Majority rules…we CAN DO this. Oh…and vote Obama- cause I think he would approve of this boycott. Maybe we should write him. He could give a nice speech…

You want to say something quick…switch to a local cable t.v. company and cancel Time Warner- when they ask why…tell them because they are run by Voldemort.

pals on facebook and myspace are behind…if only because I’m acting like a maniac or that they hate a obvious display of greed…spread the word. Let’s cost that CEO atleast a weekend vacation in the British Isles.

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It just came across the screen on E-news. So it must be true or a bad joke. It was being released during Thanksgiving breaks, it would have made enough money. I am very upset. It is because they are afarid it won’t beat The Dark Knight. This is very upsetting to loyal fans.

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If someone is within driving distance to the studios- please egg it.

I love you guys…I had to go buy a six-pack because I thought I might be crazy for writing WB and telling them that I’ve decided to patronize bootleggers and bootleggers only and that I was not associating myself with anything WB until they release that movie and cut their bogus excuses. I’M NOT ALONE!!!

I believe we show them a rude awakening in profit margins- a fan strike. Patronize nothing associated with WB. Someone should do the research…this includes a bundle. All upcoming movies- don’t go. Tell your friends, the grocery clerk, banker etc…this isn’t like gas- we don’t need it, we want it…be strong. Scream. Picket the studio gates. Majority rules…we CAN DO this. Oh…and vote Obama- cause I think he would approve of this boycott. Maybe we should write him. He could give a nice speech…

You want to say something quick…switch to a local cable t.v. company and cancel Time Warner- when they ask why…tell them because they are run by Voldemort.

pals on facebook and myspace are behind…if only because I’m acting like a maniac or that they hate a obvious display of greed…spread the word. Let’s cost that CEO atleast a weekend vacation in the British Isles.

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That is so pathetic. They are pushing the release date back in hopes of making more money. Harry Potter has a huge fan base, which has proven itself quite hostile in the past. (Even Rowling felt the heat when writing the books!) And now for their own greedy purposes they are going to deny the avid fans of the sixth enstallment for another eight months! WB sucks.

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According to Moviefone, it is true! I wonder if they were worried about that Twilight movie? This is just wrong!

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F%&k who are they kidding?

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Its true WB has officially changed the date on the main site. Stupid thing to do but its true

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Avada Kedavra Warner Brothers!!!!

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What? Is this serious? That’s like NINE MONTHS more of a wait. NINE MONTHS. That sucks. Seriously.

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waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa…..........

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Let’s write to the studio. This is the lamest reason that I have ever heard for changing a movie release date! Here’s the address for a feedback page from Warner Bros.: http://www.warnerbros.com/main/help/customer_service.html If you don’t trust the link, go to warnerbros.com, go to the bottom of the page, and click “Feedback”. Let’s get them to change it! :)

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i hate you Jeff Robinov beep you

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If someone is within driving distance to the studios- please egg it.

I love you guys…I had to go buy a six-pack because I thought I might be crazy for writing WB and telling them that I’ve decided to patronize bootleggers and bootleggers only and that I was not associating myself with anything WB until they release that movie and cut their bogus excuses. I’M NOT ALONE!!!

I believe we show them a rude awakening in profit margins- a fan strike. Patronize nothing associated with WB. Someone should do the research…this includes a bundle. All upcoming movies- don’t go. Tell your friends, the grocery clerk, banker etc…this isn’t like gas- we don’t need it, we want it…be strong. Scream. Picket the studio gates. Majority rules…we CAN DO this. Oh…and vote Obama- cause I think he would approve of this boycott. Maybe we should write him. He could give a nice speech…

You want to say something quick…switch to a local cable t.v. company and cancel Time Warner- when they ask why…tell them because they are run by Voldemort.

pals on facebook and myspace are behind…if only because I’m acting like a maniac or that they hate a obvious display of greed…spread the word. Let’s cost that CEO atleast a weekend vacation in the British Isles.

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Warner Bros. should have just lied. At least that would have been “honest.” They may think they’re smart and clever by telling the TRUTH, but even THAT is just another marketing ploy.

Sincerely “The Guy You Should Listen To”

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This is so NOT cool! I already had that date in my calendar, my agenda and everything! I am really disappointed…. I’ve waited a really long time… I just hope they change the date back

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This is unacceptable.

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Where is VOLDEMORT when you need him? Watch out WB!!!

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waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa…..........

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i bet the reasons for postponing its release are more significant. those may be small reasons, but i bet marketing directors, film strategists, and test audiences have decided the script/movie needs to be changed slightly. (sort of a conspiracy theory, but i bet it’s possible). i mean, check out the trailer!! the trailer did not reference anything about its title “half-blood prince.” I bet we can expect a better Movie 6… and an improved trailer that reflects the movie title more properly within the next 2 months.

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ok…at first when i read this there were some Ron friendly words that were used… and bit of stamping… then then i remembered that Jo herself set the release date of the last book for summer when most kids would be off and couild enjoy it without messing up school….. so part of me is jumping up and down knowing that we would come anyway no matter if it was in February…... (just don’t put it next to Twilight… no would get any sleep that night…. “Which one first???” ) and then i realized that kids would be cutting school to see this… and that would be bad…. i’m torn….

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Wait wait wait… is this an April fools Joke?

Oh wait we’re in August.

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Just means they are worried it is not good, and probably are going to re cut it to make improvements. They say the writers strike is partly to blame, if it really did affect them you think WB would want and recoup money as soon as possible. This is AKA: MOVIE SUCKS AND NEEDS RE WORKING, if you look at the trailer it doesnt look spectacular.

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According to Moviefone, it is true! I wonder if it has anything to do with the release of that Twilight movie? This is just wrong!!

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Yes this is true, because the official website has been updated… T__T..throws computer out of the window..

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This movie better be amazing, that’s all I’m saying, if they’re going to make us wait that long.

Question: Since the movie is delayed, will the video game be held as well? I was looking forward to that almost as much as the film.

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How bizarre. I can understand the move, and it seemed weird to me that they weren’t initially doing a summer release. But it seems weirder now that they’re in post, and they’re banking on nothing else big in July.

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WHAT?!!! That stinks! I was really looking forward to it!

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According to Moviefone, it is true! I wonder if it has anything to do with the release of that Twilight movie? This is just wrong!!

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No Way!!! This is way cruel! I really hope they’re pulling our legs!

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Warner Bros. should have just lied. At least that would have been “honest.” They may think they’re smart and clever by telling the TRUTH, but even THAT is just another marketing ploy.

Sincerely “The Guy You Should Listen To”

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Just means they are worried it is not good, and probably are going to re cut it to make improvements. They say the writers strike is partly to blame, if it really did affect them you think WB would want and recoup money as soon as possible. This is AKA: MOVIE SUCKS AND NEEDS RE WORKING, if you look at the trailer it doesnt look spectacular.

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i hate you Jeff Robinov beep you

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I don’t get offended by much, but this is totally ridiculous. It’s all about the money right? Shameful! There’s more to life than making money. Especially to a studio that has billions already. I mean that even comes from the horse’s mouth, “We want to make more money”. So sad.

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i hate you Jeff Robinov beep you

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i think i might go kill myself right this very second. this cant be real/true/serious. UGHHHHH

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ahhhhhhh!!!!!!!!! im really pissed off, of course i will watch it any way but ithink a lot of people wont….....so thats pretty stupid of WB to change release date!!! Not everyone will support that change i dont but ill support the movie as hp fan but no so happy with the news anyway.

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wow thats effen lame i cant wait another 11 months oh my god…this is torture

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This is the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. People will go to see Harry Potter no matter when it’s released. I seriously can’t believe this. Warner Brothers just shot themselves in the foot.

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Crucio!

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ahhhhhhh!!!!!!!!! im really pissed off, of course i will watch it any way but ithink a lot of people wont….....so thats pretty stupid of WB to change release date!!! Not everyone will support that change i dont but ill support the movie as hp fan but no so happy with the news anyway.

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that’s no fair at all!!! i’ve been waiting for this for like 3yrs now since HBP book came out!!! no fun!!!

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wow thats effen lame i cant wait another 11 months oh my god…this is torture

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that’s no fair at all!!! i’ve been waiting for this for like 3yrs now since HBP book came out!!! no fun!!!

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wow thats effen lame i cant wait another 11 months oh my god…this is torture

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This is really the most greedy thing I have ever seen. They know fans won’t boycott the film, so they want to beef up their summer revenues. The JERKS!!!! Warner Brothers I am ashamed of you!

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This is the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. People will go to see Harry Potter no matter when it’s released. I seriously can’t believe this. Warner Brothers just shot themselves in the foot.

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WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????

im gonna be so depressed.

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WTFFFFFFF???? IT’S THIS A JOKE??

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WHAT? It CAN’T be!! How can they do this?

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WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????

im gonna be so depressed.

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I definitly will boycott any WB movie from now on if the realy change the date. The books are better anyway, so I will not loose much. Well instead of more money they will loos about 20 tickets from my side only for the Potter FIlms, and other movies I might have gone to see. No way laddie…

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This is retarded. Especially when it was supposed to be released in just a few months time.

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Everyone should flood every comment option WB.com has, handwrite letters, and flood their inbox.

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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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WTF

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I definitly will boycott any WB movie from now on if the realy change the date. The books are better anyway, so I will not loose much. Well instead of more money they will loos about 20 tickets from my side only for the Potter FIlms, and other movies I might have gone to see. No way laddie…

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OMG!!!!!! It says it on the dang website too ugh!!! well at least i still have twilight to look forward to… i mean i had to wait before i guess ill wait again ….but i am very impatient

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Everyone should flood every comment option WB.com has, handwrite letters, and flood their inbox.

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What about the Harry Potter video game? Will that be pushed back too?

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What a delightful announcement. How sad that it’s solely to make more money. I wonder if they’ve considered that having the movie in November will give buoyancy to people’s interest? If a year and a half passes between movies and the books have already finished then people’s interest will begin to wane and the non-fans won’t bother going to the last ones.

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so here’s the deal. check this out. WB doesn’t care about the fans. they know that none of us are going to boycott HBP. we aren’t gonna protest and even if we did it wouldn’t hurt their income enough to effect them.

think of it this way. if we decided to not go see HBP on opening night and boycott it for the first week we would still want more than we wanted this to be a rumor, to see the movie on the big screen. we aren’t going to wait the four months for the DVD release and we aren’t going to get it illegally.

so WB sees that we will still go, it doesn’t matter as long as the characters are there we will go and see them. we have to. it is our drug of choice. we want this movie like crackheads want a rock. we need it. in the end that need will outweigh your dislike for the decision.

so WB doesn’t care that it upsets us, cause we will be there in July with our house scarves on just as if it were November. let’s all just take a deep breath and chill. it will work itself out.

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That’s the most disgusting thing I have read or heard in sometime. I’m sickened by the thought of waiting an extra 8 months because some idiots think they will make MORE money if it is released later. If this is true I will seriously consider not seeing it just to spite the greedy bastards.

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This is so unbelieveably selfish on the studios part, it’s ridiculous. Like the studio isn’t going to make millions upon millions of dollars if the film was released in November. All they’re going to do is make people angry. I highly doubt that moving the date back will ensure any more people see the movie. It’s kind of a big deal, no matter when it’s released. Also, it will be up against big summer movies, as opposed to be against nothing in November. Stupid studios. This is maddening! I was so excited!

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I hate WB. First they take forever in putting out a trailer….then 2 weeks after they finally do, they decide to push the release date a whole freakin year. WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU?>!!568ER589W56865-5-

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Well I am so glad that the WB showed their true greedy selves. Ridiculous. I hope everyone boycotts this picture and gets a bootleg copy. I know that stealing but they’re stealing from us so…......I hope they choke on their major losses that weekend. I wonder what Jo has to say about this? Hmmmmm….interesting

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What a delightful announcement. How sad that it’s solely to make more money. I wonder if they’ve considered that having the movie in November will give buoyancy to people’s interest? If a year and a half passes between movies and the books have already finished then people’s interest will begin to wane and the non-fans won’t bother going to the last ones.

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“No, no, no, no, no, NOOOOOOOOO!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!” That’s the only words I think of when I first heard of the news. Bleeech!

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LOAD OF RUBBISH! I’m going to go sulk in a corner. I cannot believe those idiots.

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I hate WB. First they take forever in putting out a trailer….then 2 weeks after they finally do, they decide to push the release date a whole freakin year. WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU?>!!568ER589W56865-5-

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Things are gonna get bad now…I hope Warner Brothers has added more security, because when you screw with fans like this, you only ask for mass riots. Not saying I will do anything, Im too poor to travel there atm, but god knows what some crazy fan in LA might think of. Things are gonna go crazy.

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I HATE WB!!! why do they do this to us??? haven’t we give them a lot of money!!!!......I’m not going to the cinema for this movie….I don’t want to give them more money…That’s all WB

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this reaks of media trickery.

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I cant get into the comments D<

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Best and Worst day of the summer!!! I turned the computer on while watching the Olympics. About one second after a yelled at the WB people for being evil I saw Nastia Lukin (hope i spelled that right) Do her floor exercise for the Gold Medal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! my poor desk must have brusies from the hand pounding…

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Well I am so glad that the WB showed their true greedy selves. Ridiculous. I hope everyone boycotts this picture and gets a bootleg copy. I know that stealing but they’re stealing from us so…......I hope they choke on their major losses that weekend. I wonder what Jo has to say about this? Hmmmmm….interesting

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BOYCOTT CLONE WARS! No money for Warner Brothers.

FREE HARRY!

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MERLINS PANTS!! If this isnt a joke, there will surely be great outrage across the world. I dont care that it shortens the date to the DH release, dont tell us one thing and then change it up when its getting so close!! WTF??!!

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What a delightful announcement. How sad that it’s solely to make more money. I wonder if they’ve considered that having the movie in November will give buoyancy to people’s interest? If a year and a half passes between movies and the books have already finished then people’s interest will begin to wane and the non-fans won’t bother going to the last ones.

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I hate WB. First they take forever in putting out a trailer….then 2 weeks after they finally do, they decide to push the release date a whole freakin year. WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU?>!!568ER589W56865-5-

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Noooooo! Unfortunately it’s not a joke as you can see the dates been changed on harrypotter.com.

Whyyyyyyyyyyyy!?

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omg! Im freaking out! I had plans to dress up and everything! This ruins my November for sure.

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I’m so incredibly pissed off!!! If this is some kinda of joke….bad taste…bad taste >_<!!!

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I hate WB. First they take forever in putting out a trailer….then 2 weeks after they finally do, they decide to push the release date a whole freakin year. WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU?>!!568ER589W56865-5-

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The sick, sick thing on part of WB is that they KNOW we will see the film anyway. In fact, I actually think they WILL get more money if they show it in the summer than this winter (us HP fans would go anytime, but casual movie-goers probably not). What I don’t get is why did they release a trailer just 2 weeks or so ago with the November date? I mean, this was probably decided some time ago, so they could’ve told us earlier.

I know it’s something WB wouldn’t have seen, but in retrospective it would’ve been a good idea to release HP5 on winter 2007. That way, we have the 2 year gap between movies, but still have Deathly Hallows that summer so nobody’s mad, and then they start the pattern of 1 and a half years again.

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Well, Warner Bros know where they can shove their family tentpole, because there’s no way I’ll be watching this in threatres now. I might even wait for it to show up on TV.

If TLC has any guts at all, and cares about fans at all, it won’t toe the WB line on this like it usually does. I’m just waiting for some dreary “calm down, it’s a good decision, blah blah” editorial. Show a little backbone, guys!

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WOW. Just WOW…. Why would they toy with us like that??!? Does anyone have an email address for WB? Let’s all send emails saying that this can’t happen. I’m an very angry. This is just….ridiculous. Very.

I need to know where to send an email. I urge everyone else does the same!!!

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WTFBBQSAUCE?

Sick burn, WB…. that’s just plain wrong!

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OMGGG!!!!when are they going to say this is a terrible joke!!!!!!!!!!they cannot do this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!=(so ridiculoussss. =(omg=(omg=(omg=(

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Oh of course it is going to be true. Can someone tell Warner Brothers that there are more than one summer time a year. There is a Southern and Northern Summer. So a November release in the Southern is in fact a Summer release.

For those Americans that are bitching about waiting another 11 months, Us in Australia will most likely have to wait a further month on top of that. Not like no one who wants to watch the movie is going to care what the weather is outside when they go. We have had Novemember and December releases before.

That is going to set the DVD release back as well to Christmas when we have the smallest amount of money. Warner Brothers I take cue from a friend, YOU’RE ALL A BUNCH OF HACKS.

The Game better still be coming out in September because I am not waiting until next year for it.

Blood Writers strike, that was nearly a year ago and a writer gets paid for writing not for anything else, do your job writers not like it is hard work you have everything you need from the creators and you got a pool of other writers helping you. GET BACK TO WORK.

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That`s disgusting! So, all they are really thinking about is how much more money they can make.

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NO! This must be changed! Any suggestions as to how? Send all those comments to WB? Launch a Facebook-group to put pressure on them?

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All i can think right now is to put Imperius Curse on WB COO (Alan Horn) on him so he will make another statement to cancel the push back. Then each and everyone of us cast the Cruciatus Curse on him until he gone bonkers. Lastly I want to cast Avada Kedavra on him.

Better we boycott every each of WB movies from now until HBP came out. That will make a huge news for them for ever thinking HP fans just a b unch of kids that they can manipulate.

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This is absolutely crazy. I just wish there was some way to let WB know they crossed the line with this move !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! UGH

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[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]

Flood there email!

I am.

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They have finally shown their greedy selves. I hope they choke on their major losses for that weekend. I am sure their board of directors would love that. Such a nice way to treat the fans who pay their big fat rat salaries. I wonder what Jo has to say about this…..........

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NO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This may make WB stock look more balanced from ‘08 to ‘09 but it’s so unfair to the fans. I hate business decisions!!

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Since when does ANY Harry Potter film have to be slotted in to a “family tentpole” event to be the most successful, No 1 Box Office hit with takings in the £millions($millions)? It beggars belief that WB did not know about the effects of the writer’s strike before they sat down in the boardroom to finalise worldwide release dates for HBP – good marketing ploy though, eh?!?

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WTFBBQSAUCE?

Sick burn, WB…. that’s just plain wrong!

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NO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This may make WB stock look more balanced but it’s so unfair to the fans. I hate business decisions!!

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Since when does ANY Harry Potter film have to be slotted in to a “family tentpole” event to be the most successful, No 1 Box Office hit with takings in the £millions($millions)? It beggars belief that WB did not know about the effects of the writer’s strike before they sat down in the boardroom to finalise worldwide release dates for HBP – good marketing ploy though, eh?!?

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FUQ WB!!! FaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaUQ

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NO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This may make WB stock look more balanced from ‘08 to ‘09 but it’s so unfair to the fans. I hate business decisions!!

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This is absolutely crazy. I just wish there was some way to let WB know they crossed the line with this move !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! UGH

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I certainly hope this is not true. If it is, I have lost respect for Warner Bros. as they would clearly have little respect for these films’ audience.

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Happy August fools everyone!! :D:D ...anyone ok ill just go die in a hole now.

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FUQ WB!!! FaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaUQ

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[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]

Flood there email!

I am.

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The sick, sick thing on part of WB is that they KNOW we will see the film anyway. In fact, I actually think they WILL get more money if they show it in the summer than this winter (us HP fans would go anytime, but casual movie-goers probably not). What I don’t get is why did they release a trailer just 2 weeks or so ago with the November date? I mean, this was probably decided some time ago, so they could’ve told us earlier.

I know it’s something WB wouldn’t have seen, but in retrospective it would’ve been a good idea to release HP5 on winter 2007. That way, we have the 2 year gap between movies, but still have Deathly Hallows that summer so nobody’s mad, and then they start the pattern of 1 and a half years again.

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Phewy! I’m so let down! How can they let everyone down!

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WHAT THE F#w*&rK????????? IS THIS A JOKE???

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[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]

Flood there email!

I am.

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NO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This may make WB stock look more balanced from ‘08 to ‘09 but it’s so unfair to the fans. I hate business decisions!!

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This sucks!

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FUQ WB!!! FaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaUQ

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This is absolutely crazy. I just wish there was some way to let WB know they crossed the line with this move !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! UGH

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[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]

Flood there email!

I am.

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That’s rubbish!

I want to meet the person responsible in a dark alley, with me carrying a sledge-hammer. What a way to piss off every fan for money…

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FUQ WB!!! FaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaUQ

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WHAT THE F#w*&rK????????? IS THIS A JOKE???

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I think that everyone should let Warner Bros know how we feel about this change. Go to Warner Bros main website, go to the bottom, and click on feedback. This will allow you to send your opinion to Warner Bros. I’ve already done this. Maybe if enough of us tell them how upset we are it will make a difference. (Probably not, but it’s worth a try.)

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If this is just a joke, WB might hurt the movie’s box-office performance!

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this seriously blows! as others have said HBP better bot only knock our socks off but blow them throw the friggen back wall of the theater, I am frankly disappointed in WB, and i am personally praying this is a major hacking attack/fraud by some anti HP hackers

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If this is just a joke, WB might hurt the movie’s box-office performance!

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WTF???

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WHAT THE…? The only way I’d be happy about this is if they used the extra eight months to actually put in bits of the book they left out. Gaunts, anyone? Unfortunately, this isn’t the case, and it seems they’re just wanting to fill their pockets. Omg, trust WB!!! D:<

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I am beging to wonder if this film is any good to push it back like that might mean it is absolute rubbish, and there for unable to compete with other good films coming out in November

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OMGAWSH!! on the news they said tom felton was stabbed!!!!!! like did anyone else hear that??!! NOOO THIS CAN’T BE HAPPENING!! NOOOOOO!!

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If this is just a joke, WB might hurt the movie’s box-office performance!

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FUQ WB!!! FaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaUQ

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I just checked the calendar. It’s NOT April 1st so I guess the news is real.

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NO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This may make WB stock look more balanced from ‘08 to ‘09 but it’s so unfair to the fans. I hate business decisions!!

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This is seriously unfunny. That’s the day before my sister’s birthday, which means I’m not going to be able to see it on the day it comes out… This is seriously depressing, guys. I was looking forward to the November release date. How can they confirm the November release date and then change it two months before?

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this seriously blows! as others have said HBP better bot only knock our socks off but blow them throw the friggen back wall of the theater, I am frankly disappointed in WB, and i am personally praying this is a major hacking attack/fraud by some anti HP hackers

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I am beging to wonder if this film is any good to push it back like that might mean it is absolute rubbish, and there for unable to compete with other good films coming out in November

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why can’t J.K do anything? she’ll knw this will be heart breaking to Harry Potter fans all over the world, its her creation i hope se tries to put things right!

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I’ve already left a couple of comments on the WB website. (Feedback and Survey).....c’mon…everyone….do the same thing (politely), but do it! I mentioned a boycott might be in the offing. This is purely monetary on their part. Let them know what you think about it.

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From the LA Times online: “The shift in schedule is already roiling Potter fans, who are among the most intense devotees in contemporary pop culture. Petitions were circulating, rumors were flying and angry screeds were being posted on Internet sites within minutes of the Thursday announcement. A July 2009 release means there will be a two-year gap between the film adaptations of books five and six in J.K. Rowling’s series. The new opening date, however, would cut the waiting time between “Half-Blood Prince” and the final two movies, which will be shot next year. The final book, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” will be split into two films, scheduled for November 2010 and summer 2011.

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.”“

Yeah sure you looooove “your” fans…who is he kidding?!!!!

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They Can’t Do This!!This Is H-OR-R-I-B-L-E!!!!!! I can’t stop crying!!!!Thge worst HP news I’ve ever heard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! WB…you guys are just PATHETIC!! How could they do this to us?!!!!!!

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Yeah, you “love” the fans…whatever WB…go fool someone else!!!!

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This is clearly an attempt to increase profits and the expense of the devoted fans!!! The film is finished, it’s in the can. The WB are going to sit on this film until next year, simply so they can make a few extra bucks.

Clearly, the WB thinks they can just do this and not have a fight on their hands. I think there should be a boycott of ALL Warner Bros films. The Clone Wars was released today, I think that should be the first target, likewise with Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants 2. We must fight back!!!

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Thanks, Ken (check in comments pg. 32)...I’ve sent them all emails as well. Just remember people…..use those large vocabularies Jo helped us develop, leave the profanity within your own minds or amongst your friends. I told them that most of us could live with just the books. If they refuse to reconsider, I think a massive boycott on the opening week-end (of course we’d all go the next week…..) would ruin their opening grosses and let them know that we consider Potter world to be much more than a money making machine for Warner Brothers!

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Burn down the Warner Bros. office, heckle Alan Horn. Surround him wherever he goes to make sure he has no life. Boycott all Warner Bros movies, make sure the get nothing. They are money grabbing scum.

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I’ve also left very polite feedback on the Warner Brothers website and would encourage others to do the same. Let’s see if people power has any effect or maybe we’re Georgia and they’re Russia and they can do what they want, as they want and how they want!

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Each and every one of us have to write scorching letters to WB insisting upon the November release date. If enough of us express our displeasure and DEMAND the movie come out as originally planned, they will have to bow to the pressure.

We need to state that they will kill the franchise if they wait until July, that we will boycott ALL of their movies and products if they wait until July, and so forth.

This shows that their only concern is to make money and they have no respect for the people who come see their movies. However, we have the power to affect their decisions if we actually deluge them with our unhappiness at what they plan to do and INSIST they release in November of 2008 as originally announced.

If we just “take” this without doing everything we can to get them to release it in Nov., then we are idiots who deserve to be treated this badly.

WRITE YOUR EMAILS AND LETTERS TODAY!

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You’re right, Crypto….we need to hit them where it hurts….but for a boycott to be really effective, it needs to be well-organized and zero in on one particular day or week-end so that it has a real impact. We need someone who has the ability to reach as many people on the web as possible (someone with better skills than I). If we picked one day in which all Potter fans agreed to physically boycott WB movies and its TV programming, and make it public enough to get some publicity, they might get the message.

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HBP movie…What the hell WB? <<< Facebook group

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyulwknTCOI GO TO THIS LINK AND HELP STOP THIS FROM HAPPENING! IF WE UNITE WE CAN FIGHT THIS!

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How very disappointing! I was so looking forward to the November release. Seeing a HP film in the run up to Christmas is so much better than the summer releases. It must have to do with WB wanting to make more cash. Greedy bleeps.

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NOOOOOOOOOOOO! They just can’t do this.

WTH do they mean with “need the time to make sure the film reaches the widest audience possible”. Do they think they will reach more people in July rather than november. They’ve already announced the release dates. They can’t change it NOW!

If they push it up til July then I am not watching it out of protest.

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The one thing I was looking forward to this year IS GONE.

Now I’m going to be no longer in school when it comes out.

THANKS SOOO MUCH WB.! _

Why must they do this?

If they knew anything about the fandom they would know that every single one of us was planning on going to see this movie.

And what does the writers strike have to do with anything now?

I really hope Jo will update her site with her input on this!

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I can only think of two possible reasons why they are moving the release date for the HBP film.

1. Dan’s commitments to Equus would not leave him enough room to promote the film. I mean, the world premiere is a Royal event and Dan has to be there even if there is a scheduled play the next night. I just can’t see Dan skyrocketing from NY to London and back to NY in a matter of hours.

2. The test audience found the movie bad so they are still doing more editing for the film. Hey, I’m being realistic here. History tells us that movies that have been pushed back are usually bad.

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I just wrote to WB, they deserve all the hate they are getting and then some. The petition is also doing well, I know it wont work, but at least our voices are being seen. HP FANS UNITE!

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That is disgusting. It sounds to me as if they are just delaying it so they can make more money next summer. Shame on you, WB!

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Why are you doing us that Warner Brothers? In my country, Greece, they don’t release major movies in July because everyone is on vacations. Now I’ll have to wait until September like I did with OoTP!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :(

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Thanks Frodoheohdo… And yes, I agree, for something like that to work it needs to be well publicised and done on a specific day. And for anyone who thinks it won’t work, think again! Groups of people boycotted Superhero Movie because the film Fanboys wasn’t given a release date. Miramax got so scared and so upset that SM lost money that they promised to release it. I think the same thing can be done here.

I’m not very good technically, but if someone can make a really, really good website and start emailing big film websites this can really make a splash. We must not let this happen!

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THEY TOTALLY JUST REJECTED MY EMAIL AS SPAM! I was completely civil!

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I heard about WB changing the dates and now you all getting a taste of being disappointed for once about something you thought to be out in Nov but now its not just like Harmonians were disappointed about DH, As a Harmonian I finally feel Vindicated in a way! So now you all can finally understand the disappointment we felt after DH! Payback is a bitch!

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Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!! This cannot be happening, are they mad :’(

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Vindicated- grow up.

This sucks, but we’re gonna have to live with it, and they’re pushing it back for money, NOT b/c the movie sucks. Still, lame. :(

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyulwknTCOI WE CAN STOP THIS! GO TO THIS YOUTUBE VIDEO AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS! IF WE UNITE WE CAN STOP THIS MADNESS!!!!

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If this is true then it’s ridiculous. Ok, November might not be the best time for release but they picked it in the first place! And secondly, there’s already about 30 movie stills released, how are they going to promote it for a further 8 months?

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It’s over at Newsarama too…

It’s probably true sadly. As one commenter over there pointed out:

“Some negative fallout from “Dark Knight.” Warners thinks it made to much money (if there is such a thing) this year and don’t think with the line up that they have for 2009 that they can match or exceed it. Hence HP6 for summer 2009. Bummer, it was one of the few movies I was still looking forward to seeing this year.”

After that being pointed out, this isn’t really surprising. WB is a business first and foremost after all.

Tough luck for the fans I guess. :|

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I think because of this Piracy should do the trick

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Come on, Thanksgiving and Christmas time is just as good as the summer holidays for releases.. This can’t be true, we’re already waiting for too long. They can say the gap between HBP and Dh is shorter now, but look at the gap between OOTP and HBP, if they really want to release it July next year, that would be 2 years! 2 years between two Potter movies.. isn’t that a bit weird? So I hope..I think this can’t be true because they already released all the all the international dates..

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So, we’re forming some sort of muggel’s army to stop this, are’nt we?

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My disappointment here is two – fold:

I am disappointed I have to wait, but I know the wait will be worthwhile.

I am sickened and truly disappointed in the “fans” here who are advocating violence against WB and all manner of mayhem. Jo Rowling would be appalled at this.

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I’ve just been onto the WB official website and left a comment. Apparently my feedback is very important to them. I do hope so. Maybe we can make a difference, folks.

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This is so f&*king typical – I apologise for the scrambled swearing, but there’s nothing else for it! I think it’s now perfectly clear why the trailer was delayed, and why there is STILL not so much as a POSTER for the movie – they knew this all along, and are attempting to extort as much money from the Potter franchise as possible. Either that, or the movie is utter CRAP!!!!!

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Dude. Uncool. That is just uncool.

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i just went to the wb website and left them some feedback, and gave them this URL, maybe reading all this will change their mind

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Not a happy hippogriff! – I was planning on see this for my birthday which is two days after the original release date. This new release date co-incides with the day some of the UK kids break up for summer hols, but would mean a Christmas dvd release!

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i just went to the wb website and left them some feedback, and gave them this URL, maybe reading all this will change their mind

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quote: 2. The test audience found the movie bad so they are still doing more editing for the film. Hey, I’m being realistic here. History tells us that movies that have been pushed back are usually bad.

Posted by andrew on August 15, 2008

That could be a very good reason, Andrew. Rumor has it WB added a complete non-canon scene and maybe the test audience did not dig that at all.

But still the whole policy showes that WB doesn’t give a hoot about HP fandom, they saying in all their jabbertalk about tent pole events, that they are convinced the fandom will floack anyway to the movie, no matter how badly it or the movie is treated..

Other thing of course is that shelving a movie for half a year gives more opportunity for circulaing pirate editions of HBP. I wonder how much fans would resist watching such and that would hurt WB more then a petition. WB would be very busy closing down sites, because once a pirate edition of HBP is released on the net, it would spread like wildfire.

... or fiendfyre

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Remember how we all felt when we read:

“The Ministry has fallen. Scrimgeour is dead. They are coming.”

That’s how I feel now!

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This wait is too long. By the time it comes out, most people who were excited about it will have lost interest and won’t even care much. Sucks for WB! :P

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Well if it’s true than it’s a very good marketing trick, because than it means a great amount of advert for the film. Or in a simpler way: Much more money for them… (Thinking about it, saying but actually not moving the release would be just as good as an advert too…) If it’s a joke or it’s just not true… Well than somebody has no sense of humour at all… I hope it’s not true…

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This wait is too long. By the time it comes out, most people who were excited about it will have lost interest and won’t even care much. Sucks for WB! :P

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For Dumbledore’s sake, can you all just get a grip? I really don’t understand what all the fuss is about, honestly, it is not like a book got canceled or something. Think of it as extended potterdom time … more anticipation, more fun stuff to do in the run-up!

Also, for those who care, there’ll also be plenty of Radcliffe to see in the meantime. And quit whining already about WB trying to make money: it is what they do. Nobody’s forcing you to buy anything they offer – instead, be grateful they do put some effort into this, they could do really crappy versions of all the books (not saying the current ones are perfect, but you can see quite a few people do care about them), and you’d still all run out to see them, because you just would not be able to stand not seeing them.

So – I really do not think this is bad news in any way – also gives Gambon more time to read the rest of those books …

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AVADA KEDAVRA to WB. Nov. 21 is near Thanksgiving they will still have huge money.

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Writers strike ? Summer ? More like Quantum of Solace fear of competition.

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WTF???? No way. That’s almost a YEAR away from now. A WHOLE YEAR. How the hell are we supposed to wait that long? Fingers crossed it’s not true…

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Artemisia, we have as much chance of Gambon reading the books as seeing Voldermort dance around in a tutu LOL but thanks for making me laugh :)

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Adding to the general slew of messages, and in the same vein: What the? Hoping there is a good reason for this. 8 months seems rather extreme. Let’s see what happens, I guess.

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i am really surprised at all the people that don’t believe this story… i saw it on various news sights already, and then did a generic search to see what other news i could find and look for reactions…. i am extremely pissed abouth the whole thing; just like millions i have been anticipating this for soooo long!!! and by the way, it’s probably naive to think that it’s not about money…. the extremely rich, always looking for ways to get richer… makes me wanna boycott WB altogether, (is that even possible?!!)

...jerks…

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If true, this reeks of epic FAIL.

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YOU SUCK WB!!!!!!!!!! I HATE YOU!!!!!!!!!! How can you do this to us fans???

You’re all sick money grabbers, that’s what you are!

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I want to see it in November! A much more magical time of year! July just means I have to sit with some stupid little children that won’t keep still and shut up!!!!! WB also say that the reason for the move is that OOTP did so well in July, the second higherst grossing of the franchise. Well, the first film was even more popular, and when was that out? Yeah. NOVEMBER!

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Wow, the comments here….

Can everyone please calm down? Geez, it’s not like they are canning the movie, calling it quits, or anything of the sort.

I think they moved it cause they wanted a repeat of what Dark Knight did for Summer 2008 to happen in Summer 2009. They wanted a heavy hitter then, so they moved HBP. No biggie. They movie is still on. Just a little later. That’s my theory. They are in the business of making money after all.

I doubt it’s cause the movie sucked or anything. Plans just changed. There could be a multitude of reasons as to why this happened. We all don’t know exactly how the execs at WB make their decisions or why. They have more experience in this than any of us do.

And really? I doubt this is gonna make people not want to see it. It’s Harry Potter for goodness sake. It’s guaranteed to do good in the box office, even if it does stink. :p

We waited 3 years for a book kids, I don’t think a little less than a year will hurt us.

Chill out. Seriously.

And stop threatening to kill WB. That won’t do anything. Grow up. :|

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so sad… :( I just hope the movie is not that bad…

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Sorry for my ranting, I’m really p*ssed off. The excuses they have are just lame.

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hype_neko, I am entitled to rant wb. Don’t tell me what to do. I’m soooo angry at wb! I’ll rent on a more decent way next time.

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NOOO! They really can’t do this, you know!? I always hated April Fool’s Day..! I’m SOOOO pissed off. I-I’m just wordless..

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is sucky! I had really gotten my hopes up to see it sooner! Oh well, I guess it’s worth the wait!

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THIS is why people say that warner bros just wants to make more money with the HP series and split 7 and everything…..

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ARTEMISIA, noted on your point of view on the matter. However, if you try to put yourself into the shoes of a lot of fans out there, who have been waiting patiently for the movie to come out, and then all of a sudden they hear this news that the film will be moved back to 7 months? That is a major blow. And would explain the fuss. Obviously, people will react.

Especially when they released the teaser a few weeks ago, and hyped this up with all the worldwide satellite simulatenous feeds..

WB gave the fans false promises. The moment they “officially” released the trailer, expectations of fans were set.

They should have not released the teaser and mentioned there “coming this November 2008” . They should have had better foresight than that.

So what does this say about WB now?

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First of all, I hope this isn’t true.

Second of all, I don’t think it’s to get more money. I think it’s because the movie isn’t very good, and they;re trying to delay. I hope it is the money, because that would be better, but I’m not sure.

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You know what!? I just wake up tomorrow and then I’ll watch Mugglenet again, and the movie is just on November so it was all a bad dream.. But it isn’t :-(. I’m going to squeeze myself… Oh God.. I’m not dreaming! I’m so angry and so sad…

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This cannot be true, it is just far too ridiculous to even contemplate. The bit about the writer’s strike still affecting Hollywood is utter rubbish. If it was then why was Batman even released? If the USA decide to push it back for their market that is their business, but to think that other markets will do the same is just blatantly ludicrous. In Australia and New Zealand the biggest market for movies is over our summer, which is December and January, when schools are out for 2 months or so, it’s nothing short of preposterous. To release it here in July 2009 will kill the movie at the box office, and I don’t doubt the same will happen elsewhere. 2 years betwen HP movies? they may as well hang themselves now.

IT MAKES NO SENSE.

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Geldgierige Arschlöcher.

They MUST HAVE KNOWN FOR MONTHS!!!!

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THIS IS TOTAL BULLLLLL SHIIT

EXPECTO PATRONADDS

GOD A HATE THE WB

AVADA KADAVERA

WELL I GUESS WE CAN JUST PRAY THEY WILL MAKE THE last 2 Films like a Month Apart from HBP

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so WB just screwed the fall for those of us who had trips that we were going on that coincided with the release.

wtf

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HP movies are tradionally released around Christmas/Halloween, not Summer. If Daniel Radcliffe is indeed to busy with Equus on Broadway, just say so.

And while “the break between HBP and DH” is shorter, that still doesn’t explain, or improve upon the fact that instead of roughly 3 more months we are now almost a full year away from movie 6.

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If this is true, verifiable fact, then my love for HP just died. I mean come on, I agree with everyone here that WB has already begun marketing the merchandise for this film FOR November, so why add another 8 months to every fan’s torture setence? Honestly… I’ve already been waiting for a year since the final book and last movie arrived, and now this? :dies:

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can we stop with the ignorant comments about how this is happening because of Twilight.

I mean really, Twilight does NOT have the same amount of fans that HP has.

Twilight will make money, but not as much as HBP will make

If a movie was gonna get moved because of this… its would be the Twilight movie because they know THEY cant compete with HP.

and this comes from a twilight fan

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Well let’s look at it this way.

Even if WB notices the backlash from the fans from making this decision, it’s kinda too late. They really should have already begun their marketing campaign for this movie and really haven’t. November is about 3 months away. It’s kinda too late to kick it into gear. Honestly, it seems like something they were going back and forth between for awhile hence the no posters and the oddly late and very short trailer.

Come on guys. Be glad they are making the movies to begin with.

Fans can be so ungrateful sometimes. :/

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I wanna know what Jo thinks of this…

what is she’s like “OH NO NO NO!” and makes them push it back XD

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everyone who’s posting about being ungrateful… people planned events around this that is why some are so pissed off. if ur gonna spend thousands to go somewhere and see this movie… it better come out when they say it will.

this is gonna tear the fandom up :/

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That`s the stupid thing i ever heard. This statment of WB make no sence!

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hyper_neko I agree with you, but what they made was just wrong. If they were thinking about it for that long, wcich I think it’s true, they should have said it earlier and not when we ere just 3 MOUTHS away!

It makes me think that they don’t respect their public and care just about the money…

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That`s the stupid thing i ever heard. This statment of WB make no sence!

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Very, very strange.

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I am a sad sad panda :(

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This is ridiculous. Surely if they need more time, a few weeks they could have moved it by. Christmas is a big time for family films. I say we boycott the film, at least for the first day. No sales on the first day would freak them out.

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I hate to be cynical over something I love so much. I admired WB for the care being put into the productions of HP films thus far. But now I cannot help being treated like idiots when they first of all SPLIT the final book and now this announcement. So blatantly profit intent that they even admit it in their announcement. We all suspected something was wrong with the delay of the teaser trailer. I thought perhaps, filming was not going smooth and there may be production issues. But now its clear. Maximise profits. However, that does not make WB evil. Every company has to think of ways to maximise profits. That is the game. But every company also have to think of their customer service. Treat them with respect. This is where WB is failing recently. They are taking us for idiots. The line:

“The good news for [fans],” he said, “is that the gap will now be shortened between ‘Half-Blood Prince’ and the first part of ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.’”

Is unbelievably condescending and disrespectful of our intelligence. Good news folks, we have much long time for anticipation building! Oh what fun times ahead. Come on WB, I have no issue with your profit endeavours but show us some respect when making such announcements.

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WTF?I wiil die,while Bulgaria came in!This is terrible news!I`m crying!

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@ Inês – Oh I’m not saying what they did wasn’t upsetting for me too, but I’m just being realistic here.

The fandom will go on. And come next spring the Harry Potter hype will begin again and we’ll all get excited again. Then all will be good. ;)

And I’m sorry for those who planned events around this, but 3 months warning is a good enough one to cancel flights, plans, reservations, and such I would think. Like many events, movie dates are always subject to change due to various reasons. It just doesn’t happen often, but it still does happen.

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Aw, hell no.

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Hmmm… I have several guesses: 1) that post-prod is taking more time than expected; 2) WB probably has the results from the test-screening; 3) they might want to re-shoot something. It would explain why they were so late to release the teaser. But as many have pointed out it’s odd they announce this after the international dates have been released

It’s sad but I doubt that we fans can influence these kind of decisions, even if we curse, jinx or hex WB the point is moot

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Oh and not even an apology from them, for the delay…no just the audacity to say “Good news!”.

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NOOOOOOO!!!! Tell it’s a BAD JOKE :(((((((((

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Obviously this is disappointing. I don’t think it necessarily suggests the film itself needs more time to be perfected – especially if the schedule for Deathly Hallows filming is unchanged.

It’s a business decision not an artistic one. It’s not about HOW much money they make but WHEN they make it. The Dark Knight has ensured 2008 will be a very healthy year for Warner Bros. and by moving HB-P back to next year, 2009 should be even better.

As we know, it was recently chosen for the Royal Film Performance 2008 – and tickets for that have already gone on sale. Will the Royal Film be cancelled for the second consecutive year? Or could they scale down the premiere but screen the film to the Royal Family and selected advertisers anyway?

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I am confused about this whole thing. This must have been a very quick decision, after all, all the release dates came out last week. How can they simply cancel all of that? And what about the game? On the website it still says that it is coming out in November. I feel like there is someone in WB who is simply trying to get a nice laugh out of this. Isn’t there some kind of way to do a petition about this?

Secondly, what about Rowling’s opinion about this all? Does she get to have a say in this?

The only reason that I can see for the movie to be moved in such a drastic way, is that something else is going to be published in July. Like they did with the last movie coming out about the same time with Deathly Hallows.

WB should give a proper apology for this mess, because I’ve never seen a movie being pushed so far to another date.

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I could understand a delay of a month or two, but almost a year? I really don’t like this. I was really looking forward to seeing it this year. It’s not like they’re unable to finish the movie in time, it’s because they want more profit from it. I understand that the movie costs a lot of money, but everyone is going to see it (probably more than once) even if it was released on New Year’s Day! They say the “good news” is that it’ll be closer to Deathly Hallows part 1, but we fans can argue that it’s too far from Order of the Phoenix now!

I can’t believe the news. We should start a petition – I know it won’t help, but it would feel like we’d be doing something about it :)

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OK!!!! I am so friggin mad right now I could spit nails. I think we should ALLLLLLL write letters to Warner Brothers. Not emails. Snail mail. Inundate their mail with our outrage. I am wondering how Jo feels about this. Most of us Potter fans are not the richest people in the world, and we spend our hard earned money on these tickets, merchendise, etc… I am mad that the rich people at Warner Brothers are only looking at the dollars. I am disgusted. It’s not about the loyal fan base that has followed it through movies that they have torn apart, it’s about the almighty dollar. Now they are going to blame it on the writer’s strike. How petty. WTF!!!!!

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if this is a joke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it’s a really bad one…..

this is shocking!!!!! a scandal…. is here anybody who could talk some sence in those WB-people…...

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Lame excuses?! Here, we’ve waited for sooo long for this movie – and now we’re supposed to wait another 11 months?!

- But, it ‘only’ says US? So, all the european countries are still going to see the movie on the 21st of November, or what?

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Uhhh if you guys read the quote properly, they aren’t blaming the writer’s strike.

They said it opened up some opportunities in 2009 that weren’t there before due to other films being affected by the strike and they decided to take advantage of it. It seems that the summer movie schedule of 2009 has been realigned and they decided to move HBP over to it.

Like Libatius Borage said a few comments above, “it’s not about HOW much money they make but WHEN they make it.” 2008 is set for them. They want 2009 to be set for them. Harry Potter will make sure of that.

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If this is true then it just goes to show how greedy WB are!!

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I cannot survive waiting this long.I really don’t wanna believe that it’s true.

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m actually crying!! This can’t be true, it’s like another whole year to wait!! That means two years between Ootp release and HBP this is ridiculous!!

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Okay, I am upset that WB made this announcement a mere 2 weeks after the trailer announced a November release date. That’s just irresponsible; they should have made the announcement before the trailer.

However, I don’t think this is some kind of heinous crime WB is committing. I don’t buy the publicized justification that they’re moving to the summer just to get a bigger audience. Harry Potter films have a history of earning greater box office profits in Novermber releases. WB knows this.

There are obviously post-production problems. That’s the only reason a studio would ever postpone a film so close to release. However, no studio in their right minds is ever going to publically admit it. So they’re publicizing reasons that sound good to their shareholders.

That’s all there is to it. The filmmakers need more time to make this film presentable. And Potter fans need to calm down, be mature, put things in perspective, and remember that there are FAR more REAL corporate injustices in the world than delaying a film for a few months (such as environmental neglect, cutting worker benefits, corporate scandals).

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EVERYONE PHONE WB AND BLOCK THEIR PHONE LINES!!!

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Or are they pushing it out because Dan’s doing Equus and won’t really be able to promote the film??? Hmmmm???? I find that just a little too coincidental.

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Darn it!.Awo well,all well when end well U_U

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Also Universal Studios Hogwarts is scheduled to open December of next year. I wonder if there are plans now to move that up to coincide with the release of the film?? Maybe thats why they moved the date.

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It’s all for the money!! That is the only thing that counts for WB, they do not mind about the HPfans. In the last films they have been mutilating the HP storyline in so many ways, the special effects take first place. I’m wondering what Rowling has to say about this delay?? If she really loves her fans, like she always says she does, she should be the first one to complain to WB !!

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It’s greed pure greed. I sugeest that fans write to WB and protest this decision. If they continue with the July date then I for will not go and see this film ‘where it perfectly fills the gap for a major tent pole release for mid-summer’. If enough people threaten not to go that weekend then perhaps they will change their minds.

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WHAT! WHAT!

Warner Brothers is just doing this for more money, but they do not understand how tragic this is to the fans!!!

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YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME !!!!!!??? that’s flipping ridiculous ! I have had such a rubbish week and now you tell me this !? this is just stupid. all the filming has been done, its ready for november. I HATE YOU WB !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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So, well they give a pretty crappy reason, it really sunds like they don’t need more time to work on the movie (which I can understand) but they want to put it in a more suitable money making sloth. Well frankly it is quite a disappointment.

But as long as the film is not a disappointment, and Allan Rickman gets more screentime to do his magic, I’ll survive.

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NO!!!!!!!! WHY?????????!!!!!

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This is true, i heard it on the radio this morning. This is gas! I’m happy because it means that Harry Potter cannot cause any hassel for the Twilight movie, which is released in this December/January. There was going to be way too much competition. Yates is an idiot, knows nothing about making movies so I’m soooo happy that HBP will not interfere with Twilight’s popularity now. YAY!!!! P.S. Don’t throw a freaker just because I like Twilight, that really annoys me. Its possible to love both series. But lets face it, Yates is the worst HP director we’ve ever had. He’s a total muppet who ruined OOTP with his short, rushed version with no character development, terrible acting direction and bad script. Twilight is staying completely true to the book because SM was very very involved in the film making process, so in conclusion i’m much more looking forward to the Twilight movie.

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hmm,i dunno if i’m the only one but i’ve got the feeling that WB knew they will push it since a while. i mean that’s why they didn’t bother to give us the teaser or more promotionals.

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Why did we KNOW this would happen?? AAAAAARGH!!!!

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CRUCIO, WARNER BROS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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well i hope if it is true that they will let all countrys see it togeather

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Someone wondered what JKR would think of this:

well I don’t think she disagree with WB that much; the november release would be a HYPE-moment too close to the other HYPE-moment – the public release of Beedle the Bard.

JKR and WB maybe came to conclusion the the release of OotP and DH a year ago were already too close to each other and therefor deleyed the HBP release.

well, I rather saw Beedle the Bard delayed a year or so, not that eager for it.

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Outrageous.

Here’s the contact info for WB if you want to complain:

Domestic Contact: Susan Fleishman, 818-954-1919 [email protected]

International Contacts: Jayne Trotman, 020 7984 5222 [email protected] Desiree Finnegan, 818-954-3397 [email protected]

Head of Harry Potter Production Publicity: Vanessa Davies, 011-44-192-368-5131 [email protected]

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Bastards!

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Kerry: “Twilight is staying completely true to the book because SM was very very involved in the film making process, so in conclusion i’m much more looking forward to the Twilight movie.”

Yeah, that’s why Edward says stuff like, “Spider Monkey,” and flies through trees. That’s why the prom’s outside instead of in a building. That’s why they’re actually including the wolves/shapeshifters in this film. That’s why Edward and Bella go on a school field trip that totally didn’t happen in the books. PUH-LEASE. Twilight the movie is as true to the books as an HP film. I’m not saying it shouldn’t be enjoyed but get off the horse. Even Stephenie Meyer said that after the movie’s released some fans might be upset, because it’s not exactly how it is in the books, and she’s seen the rough cut.

As for Yates, again, spare me. He may not be my favorite (Cuaron), but the man is still good. Judging by the teaser, Yates did a superb job and even managed to get Richard Harris acting more Dumbledore-like—a feat in which Mike Newell, the director of GoF, failed in.

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i’m feeling like i’ve got a 20000000000000000 million volts shock!!! This is not fair. That’s not done. I’m gonna cry!!!!!

I AM ANGRY…........... AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! I can’t control myself. This is the most weird thing i’ve ever seen in my whole life! WB is *king!!! Let’s blow up the whole WB Studios in LA…

just kidding. bUT I’M TOOO MUCH ANGRY.

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Prob coz of Beedle the Bard, they’re forseeing a “blank” in the HP schedule, and are going to capitalise on it….

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I am really upset about this, I was looking so much toward November just for this Movie, HBP, I LOVE HP MOVIES AND ALL OF THE BOOKS!!!!!!! I wish this did not have to happen!!!!!!! but maybe a lot more things will be included i the Movie this way, more detail, and closer to the book!!!!

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A few points: WB alone are responsible for this decision. Even if JKR,Yates and the producers disapproved they couldn’t reverse it. Some have suggested this means the movie is poor quality. I believe the opposite – moving it to the more competetive summer blockbuster season leads me to believe it is ‘fabulous’, as described by a WB exec.(yes, I know they’re bound to say that!). Finally, I completely disagree with you kerri – Yates did a great job with OotP but your opinion doesn’t make you a muppet! LOL

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I emailed a complaint to WB.

WB rejected it as spam. :P

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I have waited for sooo long and now i have to wait longer! Its not fair :( I hope it isnt true.

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This is so lame!! Just yesterday there were only three months left to wait, but now!! I can’t wait another YEAR. This is total BS. They can’t make us wait this long. It’s absurd. Haven’t there been other November releases? I can’t believe this is all about money. They’re being so selfish! Denying the fans of their movie just so they can get more money. There’s going to be an even bigger cash flow than Phoenix to begin with anyway, purely because the movies get more and more successful as they’re released.

However, I agree with what alot of people saying. It would have been a waste of time and money to be marketing this movie not only to have it pushed back to next year.

I just explored harrypotter.warnerbros.com and I couldn’t find anywhere the release dates for the movie. Who knows.

Still, this is ludicrous.

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I feel sick.

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This is an outrage!!

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I don’t believe this!!!!!!!!!!!!!What do they think they’re doing??I’ve never heard this happening before for any movie after its first trailer is releases. What a bunch of idiots!!!!!!!

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omg!! this totally sucks!! i was so excited for november!! i can’t believe it!

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They can’t do this too us… :( F*ing People…. Can I cry??

(sorry about the swearing… I am extremely ANNOYED!!!)

Unfortunately they can do this to us :( :( :(

One Good point is at least it comes out closer to my birthday :)

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WB – money hungry s.o.b

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well that’s gay…

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Methinks WB are really trying to stretch Harry Potter out now. Not that I blame them for wanting to but they’re going to have to move on some time. Well, this change does mean one good thing for me – when I go and stand outside the cinema for the London premiere it’ll be summer and not winter, so hopefully that’ll make it easier to stand there for hours on end (I plan to get there very, very early to try and grab one of the best spots). :)

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nooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this cant be true, itz like a whole year from now, watching it was supposed 2 be my 16th birthday present, now its ruined, please wake me from this nightmare!!!!!!!!!

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If i wake up tomorrow and find out this is a sick joke then I shall be VERY ANNOYED!!

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NO!!!!!!!!!!! Oh come on! 8 months? They will have to change everything like the trailer date and the video game date and all the other products they already had planned dates for! I REALLLLLLLY hope they change there minds!

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To make good, they should: A. release a better 3 minute trailer or b. release like 2 minute scene clips over the course of the months…

this is so bogus. shame on them!

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nononononononono

WHYYYYYYYY?

It’s the OOTP wait all over again! Noooo that was torture! WB, WHY?

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LETS BOYCOTT THE OPENING DAY TO SHOW OUR DISAPPROVIAL

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THIS IS STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They hve been tellin us November 4 Ages now! I had my heart set on it!! Its not fair!! they only care bout making money!!! Not about us and we r the ones who give them da money!! ppls join da petition at http://www. petitionspot.com/petition s/harrypotter6

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WB SUCKS! WHo wants to have a Petition? This will kill me! DAMN!

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this is a load of crap! the fans have waited months for this movie jst 2 b told that it has been pushed bak by 8 months. i planned 2 c it 4 my birthday in nov but i cant now! i really hate wb first the trailer nd now dis! We should get a petition or boycott the movie! Fan power!!!

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It seems to be true, it’s on the BBC news page, and it looks like they’re cancelling the royal performance. This is stupid, and dreadful, and stupid. And they aren’t going to listen to fans over it because they know we’ll all still go and see it, however long it takes to be released. ARGH. Waiting another 3 months was annoying enough without it now being ELEVEN!

At least there’s still the Dr Who christmas special to look forward to.

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I can not understand why they would release the trailer with a release date of Nov then just a week or so later say they are going to hold the film for July. They say the upside is a shorter wait between HBP & DH1, thats rubbish. Either way we have to wait, wait for HBP or DH. And then the reason of the field of competition? This stinks…I wonder where we can write to to complain about this, not that it will do any good.

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! WTF!!! i can’t wait 11 months?!? what?!?

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I can’t even describe with words how I feel now. those are stupid reasons, because Harry Potter fan would go to the cinema-tsunami,snow storm, we don’t care! but they can be calm because Harry Potter can’t lose fans, but WB CAN. and now every HP fan on this world hates you for this WB! buuuuuuuu

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WB obviously still havnt grasped what sort of fan base they are dealing with! if they dont change their minds they will have millions people world wide angry with them! now that could seriously damage their sales! not to mention how passionate we fans get about this type of thing!

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This was posted by Ken! Just thought i would refresh it.

[email protected]

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[email protected]

Flood there email!

I am.”“

Thanks!

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Right.

Well that’s not good.

(Methinks the Leaky Countdown needs to be changed to “The HBP arrives in… 335 days”)

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I think that the WB is a sick twisted money hungry company that needs to have a wake up call. I think we should boycott this Harry Potter movie too show that you can not do this to the fans after making promises that it will be out Nov.21 and then change thinking you will make more money!!!!!! I am really P*SSed….

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Twilight is staying completely true to the book because SM was very very involved in the film making process, so in conclusion i’m much more looking forward to the Twilight movie.

She wasn’t any more involved in the actual process than Jo. Both got to read the script, both got to recommend actors/actresses, and give their general opinion, but that’s it. Meyer has been very involved in the publicity, though, but that doesn’t mean she had any more say in the actual making of the movie than Jo. It would make little sense, too, considering how much more popular nd influential Jo is. Have you read the (leaked) script? The Twilight movie will by no means be faithful to the book in all aspects, and in any case, staying close to the book is easier in Twilight’s case because the whole world and the storyline are so much simpler. It’s a fairly straightforward teen romance that doesn’t require much worldbuilding, and the character arcs are nonexistant compared to such complex and deep characters as, say, Snape and Harry with his huge back story.

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How anyone can defend WB is beyond me. This is a pure money making scheme. It is a kick in the guts to all fans. Take this quote by WB president Alan Horn:

“The picture is completely, absolutely, 100 percent on schedule, on time. There were no delays,” Horn told The Associated Press. “I’ve seen the movie. It is fabulous. We would have been perfectly able to have it out in November.” (source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080814/ap_on_en_mo/film_harry_potter)

The film is finished. It’s done. There is no post-production amendments or anything like that. They are simply sitting on this film for their own selfish needs. And to rub salt in the wounds, Horn says that he has seen it and it’s brilliant. So why the need to delay it? Simply so they can have a major tent pole in summer. This is simply bad planning on their half and us fans are the ones who have to suffer. Why move such a huge franchise? They don’t care about the fans, they don’t care that people have been waiting a long time for this film. All they care about is themselves. Yes, they are a company, but sometimes you need to put your customers ahead of your own needs in the long run.

We really need to start planning a “counter attack.” I’m not advocating violence, I am talking about smart and well planned campaign to show WB that us fans mean buisness. We need to boycott WB films. We need to have specific days where we onslaught them with emails, phone calls, letters and faxes. We need the media and film websites to see what we are doing so we can get more support. I honestly believe that if planned well we can make a difference!!!

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I am so angry that they have done this, every true harry potter fan has been waiting for november since the goblet of fire came out…thisisnt fair…why punish the fans for the script writers faults?? it’s the angriest I have been in a long time. I had started reading HBP and DH all over again to refresh myself before the film, now I’m wondering why bother??? Fans all over the world will be turning against Warner Bros and they only have themselves to blame…..

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I agree with Crypto, fans can show that they wont stand for any of this sht!!!!!!!!! they are a pack of money grabbing *insert swear word of your own volcabulary. There is nothing more to do with the film so why keep it back??? between novemeber and christmas of 2008 they will make ALOT of money not to mention the dvd sales for 2009. THis is ridiculous and ithink the fans should do somthing about it in a civilised yet outspoken manner..

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I can not believe it. Is it some sort of bad joke ? Why do they show the trailer now, if they want to start showing the movie in july ? Please, show it in November !!!!!

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Though I’m not sure this will be read, given there are now 799 comments, on this story alone [not a surprise] I would like to amend a comment I made earlier. The Writers Strike WAS the Writers’ Guild Of America. However, it doesn’t change the gist of my comment. ANY strike, of any kind, in the entertainment industry, has repercussions around the world. The world of Entertainment. We are not just dealing with one movie. There are many many movies, to deal with, that have had their release dates fiddled with. It’s complicated, but there you are. You might, just for fun, read the article in Yahoo, Entertainment. There is a full explaination of the move, includeing the fact that the movie is FINISHED and the person being interviewed HAS SEEN IT! I don’t think it will affect the Royal Performance, as it is finished ‘Nuff said….like beating a dead horse, at this point. {sigh}.

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I am betting WTF has been used on this comment board than any other board in Leaky’s history! This is certainly the most swear out loud moment. I would be surprised if some posts have not been deleted by the poor hard working Leaky moderators. Even I wrote a swear word in a previous comment but caught myself just in time before I clicked send! There were some people angry when Jo made Dumbledore “happy” but they were only few. There was outrage at RDR but opinions appeared to be split and frankly didnt draw out as much angry passion as this. This is angering almost all the HP movie fans.

Its like a little child seeing an icecream van waiting for the child to come buy an icecream, child runs home quickly to ask mummy for money, runs back to the ice cream van, the driver smiles at the child running happily towards him, then seconds before the child reaches, the driver drives away to 600 yards down the street because he just saw more kids there.

We, the HP movie fans are that one child. The rest of the movie going public are those kids further down the road. WB are making their stop there.

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I bet the main reason is probably not what they say. Either the movie needs some rework – I mean really the teaser was soooooooo lame, lame, lame!!! Personally, I think they want to open it closer to the theme park opening in the fall of 2009. Come on WB!!!!!!! Have us fans not spent billions on these movies?? You think we wont go see it at Thanksgiving and Christmas??? Whoever is in charge of this date change should be fired. I for one am going to complain directly to WB. I know it won’t do any good, but I have to do something!! I wish I had the fortitude to boycott the movie. If enough of us did, it would definately send a message. But, we are all dying to see it. Please, please, please, WB give us a better trailer or something to hold on to until the new release date!!!!!! I am so hoping that the movie will be worth seeing. I know they cannot fit everything into the movies that is in the books, but they could be soooo much better than they have been lately. Goblet was the worst of all 5. Order was much better, but still parts were so lame I wondered if it was a student in charge of the filming and editing. And then they cut out 20 minutes at the Ministry!!!! WB, why are you torturing us, why????

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This doesn’t surprise me at all. WB is greedy and wants to make the most ca$h. AND I felt there were problems with it all along due to the news and pic drought.

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I’m certainly not going to scroll through 800 postings, so I’m not sure if anyone has hypothesized on this earlier, but…doesn’t this indicate that the film is in trouble? My guess is that they’re looking at the finished product and realizing that it’s not very good. It’s the weakest of the books, I wouldn’t be surprised if the film were weak as well. Don’t be surprised if we hear about reshoots. Or maybe they’ll do them on the sly when the cameras roll again for the final film in February. Whatever the cause, however, this really sucks.

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They’ve posted it on the harry potter official website for July 2009, which sucks as i was really looking forward to it in November. As for the half blood prince game the date is the same the 21st of November 2008 so i dunno if they are going to bring that out still or wait till next year. I’m not particualry happy with WB for this it’s OUTRAGOUS. (crying) :(

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Lee:

Ugh! I hate Warner Bros.!!!

Ann

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Absolutely ridiculous. Capitalism at its finest my friends!

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In fact I bet Melissa, John, and especially Sue (“Where’s my teaser, I want it now!”) are swearing at uncontrollably high velocity!

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what what?? NOOOOO WHAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this better be a joke, july, why? what possibly could they do to the movie, I mean they’ve stopped filming ages ago…..

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im sorry but there is no way in this world that this can be true!!!! we cant be expected to wait a full year to see the film when we already no that it is ready to be put on the big screen. it doesnt make sence. all the advertising they have already done for the november release and now there going to have to do it again for next year doesnt make sence. the extra money that they are going to make next year will have to be spent on the extra advertising that they are going to have to do. it would be a waste of time.

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WTF IS THIS ABOUT???? WE HAD INTERNATIONAL RELEASE DATE, TRAILER, TEASER, CAN SOME PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS A NIGHTMARE? THAT I WILL WAKE UP AN DIT ALLA LIE. I AM GOING TO HAVE A HEART ATTTACK.

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I hate summer releases…too many crowds of NON-FANS & BRATS!!! I was looking forward to a fall release. WB are S.O.B.’s

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reduce the gap!!!! OMG! this is seriously unfair, they can’t do that. please don’t tell me they will be “reducing the gap” for the other fans also.

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I’m utterly disappointed about this move. I’ve been counting the days until november 21 and I know I’m not the only one. Now we have to wait for almost a year until we can see the movie?!

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dccrazmo, I thought that too but at this late stage in post production, it is far too late to be doing reshoots. Logistically, the budget will soar to recreate sets (which are normally dismantled after shooting), actors are doing other things (ex: Dan in rehearsal for Equus). So no, I believe the film is shot and produced and completed within schedule. But there may have been an inside screening where Execs are worried about the results not being what they expected and probably feel will not draw a big enough audience in November. Oh I dont bloody know, all I know is this damn news sucks, mighty sucks.

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Please tell me your lying.

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sign the petitions: ipetitions and petitionspot. you’ll find it easy online.

HP fan forever, WB fan never again

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Okay, everyone, deep breaths. I had my own s*!t fit yesterday, and feel better about it this morning. Consider that the films are only second fiddle to the books Jo delivered. We still have those (plus Beedle to look forward to this year). The movie will premiere, later than we wanted, but we’ll get it. The WB studio is in the business of making money, the American economy is in the tank, and they’re doing what they need to do for their shareholders and employees.

Will the wait suck donkey b@#lls? Why, yes. Worth all this aggravation. Nah.

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If this is true, then I am absolutely disgusted with Warner Brothers. Especially because they plain and simple said that they would make more money in the summer. I just find it hard to believe. There are thousands upon thousands of HP fans around the world who would buy tickets – there is absolutely NO reason for pushing it back. And I just dont see how the writers strike affects them. They are in post production already. the sets are freaking closed. Not to mention the fact that the UK premiere with the royal family and all that has already been set up…I dunno, this is all a little strange to me.

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I’m so mad! I think we should harass Warner Brothers! Show them how much this upsets the fans! Just because they want to make a little more money?! Like they can’t make 300 million plus in November!!!! This just pisses me of to no end!!!

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I truly wish this was not happening!!! I was looking forward to this Movie in NOvember 2008, I hope as a result of this, that HBP is flawless, and that it will be worth the wait!!! because it will include a lot more details, and be closer to the book revisions!!!!!!

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Nnnoooo!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t wait any longer. This sucks. They must be lying. No other option. And all to make more money. Maybe they could still release it on time here in Australia. It would be in Summer and we don’t have a writer’s strike!

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Oh, it’s true. Check the official HBP site, they have the new date. As to why? Greeeeed…greed greed greed greed. Though someone posted a good point…they’re going to lose a ton of Christmas toy sales in movie related merch. And next summer they’ll have the new Star Trek in May, a possible Superman sequel, and who knows what else. But if they’re going to use this excuse to move the movie, why not move DH part 1 from winter 2010 to summer 2011…and just release one long movie with an intermission. Oh yeah…greeeed…greed greed greed greed…

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Can we start a petition or something?! They’re just doing it to make more money!!! Is it just a very elaborate joke?! Ridiculous!!!!

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I have been stewing about this for hours, ranting, yelling and screaming, and yes, swearing. I can’t sleep and I am alternating between hysteria and tears, I have not been this pissed off in I don’t know how long. But more importantly, I want to do something about it.

First there is NO WAY they are going to reshoot this film. It’s done. The actors have other commitments (Dan is on Broadway from now until filming starts on DH, for God’s sake) and there will be no time to re-film portions of HBP while getting DH going, and even if they did it wouldn’t be ready for July because they’d still have to do all the CG.

The only way the writer’s strike affected HBP is that there will be no big movies for it to compete against next summer, so they think they can make even more money than HP already does, and also that they may finally be in line for serious awards with no real competition. This is a money/accolades grab, pure and simple, at the expense of the fans. I think, unlike someone above suggested, that they have sat through it now that most of the effects are in and realized that they have possibly the BEST of the HP movies so far on their hands and they want to milk it for all it’s worth, and never mind enraging an enormous fandom.

So, we are (almost) all angry, pissed off, raging, and… helpless. Or are we? There are already several petitions going around online to get them to change the date back and I really hope everyone here has signed them ALL and forwarded them to everyone in your address books. But that is not enough. The only way to seriously have a shot at forcing WB to change the date back is to make them feel it in the only place they seem to have any feelings left: their wallets.

The people I hang out with here on Leaky and I are calling up a DA styles resistance to this idiocy. We are boycotting every single thing to do with WB form here on out, until they change it back. All of their other movies (even the ones already released, and yes that includes Batman), their TV channel, products, events, AOL, TimeWarner, their magazines, their retail stores if they still have any of them (they went out at my mall, so I don’t know if they do or not), EVERYTHING. WB will not see one red cent in any way shape or form from us until they change the date back. Since money is all they care about, money is what they will NOT be getting. We are also starting a letter writing campaign and intend to flood their offices, emails, any place we can get to, with (polite and well worded but pointed) demands for them to honor the original “agreement” with fans that the movie be released as promised in November. Harry Potter may be only about the money to WB but Potter fans know better.

I am looking for more ideas, and I hope you all are, too. This is market driven and WE are the consumers, we do not have to stand for this. We need to unite and take a stand. Dumbledore’s Army has a new purpose!

On a side note, if you go to HPANA or some other HP sites, you will see that WB thinks they can placate us with new pictures from HBP. I don’t know about anyone else, but at this moment I could not care LESS about seeing pictures from a film I was supposed to see in 98 days and now have to wait a YEAR for. They can shove their pictures. I am so angry! I never thought in a million years I could be this unexcited to see stills from an HP movie. WB has ruined the entire experience of this movie. This also tells me that despite making us wait so long for the trailer, we will know wind up showered in images and behind-the-scenes stuff and trailers and once again we will have seen the entire movie before it even hits the theater anyway. WHY can they not learn from their past mistakes?

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It’s called ShowBUSINESS for a reason. WB don’t make these movies because they’re a bunch of sweethearts who just love HP fans that much. HP is a major money spinner but there are only 3 more to release so of course WB want to make the best use of them. Why are so many people acting so surprised?

And after all the cussing and moaning how many of you will refuse to go see HBP next summer?

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This is crazy, a movie like Harry Potter is going to make just as much money in November as it would in July! The movies have come out in November in the past and still made boatloads of money. Plus, the WB website has the release date as changed, but the trailer on their website still has November as the release date. Get your act together WB!

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I am pretty positive this is true, it looks like everything has been confirmed, but I hate it. How cares if it will expand the audience? Half the world had already been planning to see this movie! And even though it says that the Deathly Hallows won’t come later, I think that is a lie. I hate this. Maybe we should protest.

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One of the stupidist things a corporation could do – no wonder Time Warner’s stocks are tanking. Time to call the stockholders, friends. This is a public relations disaster.

zr

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This is a shame !!!! The WB only wants to make money. They don’t respect the fan! We will see the two episodes of the last book in 2013 et 2015, if they continue like this!!!

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WHAT! NOOOO THIS SERIOUSLY SUCKS

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Let the boycott begin.

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Its the film fans that pay there wages, they are only thinking of profit rather than the people that watch their films. Flood them with E>Mails and letters let them know how we feel. I think I will hibernate for six months.

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WHAT! NOOOO THIS SERIOUSLY SUCKS

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WHAT! NOOOO THIS SERIOUSLY SUCKS what about the trailer saying NOVEMBER!

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Guys, visit this website for your petitions: http://gopetition.com/petitions/harry-potter-and-the-half-blood-prince.html

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WHAT! NOOOO THIS SERIOUSLY SUCKS what about the trailer saying NOVEMBER! pottercast say it isnt so

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WHAT! NOOOO THIS SERIOUSLY SUCKS what about the trailer saying NOVEMBER!

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Guys, visit this website for your petitions: http://gopetition.com/petitions/harry-potter-and-the-half-blood-prince.html

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OMG!!!!!!!! I’m already very happy when I hear it’ll be released on november. But July 2009???? You gotta be kidding me

this is can’t be true!!!! aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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Trying to see a positive side to this…. the delay to the release of the movie surely means the video games will also be delayed so maybe they will have more work done on them and be even better…... (it’s an attempt at a bright side)

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WHAT! NOOOO THIS SERIOUSLY SUCKS what about the trailer saying NOVEMBER!

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This is so ridiculous! I have been looking forward (as all of you have) to this movie. I agree with all of you. This is a sick joke and someone will have to pay. There is more in life than money. People still go to the movies in the winter….what’s the big deal? This is REALLY upsetting! It had still better be released in November. That’s all I have to say….it had still better be November…....

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Trying to see a positive side to this…. the delay to the release of the movie surely means the video games will also be delayed so maybe they will have more work done on them and be even better…... (it’s an attempt at a bright side)

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This is so ridiculous! I have been looking forward (as all of you have) to this movie. I agree with all of you. This is a sick joke and someone will have to pay. There is more in life than money. People still go to the movies in the winter….what’s the big deal? This is REALLY upsetting! It had still better be released in November. That’s all I have to say….it had still better be November…....

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Headmistress LemonFaerie I totally agree with you and I’m going to be on strike: I will not see, read, play, interact with anything that as to do with WB. I’m with you and hopefully Leaky is going to lunch a campaign or something… KEEP AWAY FROM WARNER BROTHERS! AT ALL COST till they change the date back!!!!

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I agree with Headmistress!!!! I will not support WB until they have changed the date back!!! And I have also sent them 20 bags of unsalted peanuts!!! Because they are F** Nuts!!!!

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WTF???! IS THIS SOME KIND OF SICK JOKE OR A NIGHTMARE. Because this is SERIOUSLY not happening. I won’t believe it!

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“The good news for [fans],” he said, “is that the gap will now be shortened between ‘Half-Blood Prince’ and the first part of ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.’”

Good news???? The gap between Ootp and Hbp is now as big as the gap between Hbp an DH would have been!!! This is the worst joke, someone can tell!!!!!!

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right i am not going to watch any warner brother movies or buy any until they change there mind

hurt them where it hurts most

they are a company who want nothing but more money and to upset fans of one of the biggest money making movies

you may think one person doesn’t make a difference but it does.

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No way can this be true, it’s a sick joke

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Hey Waner Bros., guess where you can stick your tentpole?

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jeez!! if they had a “tentpole” thing in november, we’d ALL be there!! it’s just rubbish!! boycott wb!! someone somewhere is lining there pockets a little more at our expense!!! RUBBISH!!!!

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I am calling for a complete and total boycott of everything WB, movies, TV, music… until the studio does an IMMEDIATE about face on this! Who’s with me?!

Joe from PA

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I have only two things to say:

1. This sucks! It’s really sad…first they have us going insane to when the teaser trailer will be released and now they think it’s going to be best if they push the movie 8 months? I hope they don’t mind complaints because that is all they are going to get from the Harry Potter fandom.

2. Many fans seem to question the reliability of this post…which gives me dim hope…but hope nonetheless. I’ll be checking Leaky and Mugglenet for updates. They just can’t change the date!

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I am calling for a complete and total boycott of everything WB, movies, TV, music… until the studio does an IMMEDIATE about face on this! Who’s with me?!

Joe from PA

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I have only two things to say:

1. This sucks! It’s really sad…first they have us going insane to when the teaser trailer will be released and now they think it’s going to be best if they push the movie 8 months? I hope they don’t mind complaints because that is all they are going to get from the Harry Potter fandom.

2. Many fans seem to question the reliability of this post…which gives me dim hope…but hope nonetheless. I’ll be checking Leaky and Mugglenet for updates. They just can’t change the date!

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OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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How can this be possible? This has to be a joke, there must be a loop hole. They should listen to the fans to who have been waiting from so long for this movie. They have to apologize to us be the media or what so ever. I just we could sue these people.

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WHAT!!!!??? THIS SUCKS!!! I can wait if it was a few more months but till July!? Are you kidding me!!!? WTF!!!

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I’m sick.

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This is indeed a nasty and unthinkably rude act on WB’s part. May I suggest for those who haven’t done this already you bombard their site with protest emails on their feedback website it will then prove how angry and upset we all are! I was also going to start a comments page on the BBC website as they have written a report on this. To some this may be seen as no big deal. To all of us this is a travesty and an injustice!!!

Im so angry I can’t speak!!!

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The money machine is at it again. Release it in the summer when kids are off school and families take vacation. What a coe for WB, and what a pain for the fans. I think they did it because the theme park is opening up as well next summer….

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OMFG THIS BETTER NOT BE TRUE AT ALL. Harry Potter is like one of the biggest movies ever & just because warner brothers thinks summer will make more money, well they’re stupid. come on we’ve waited so long for this movie that tons & tons of people will run to see it in november. Screw your stupid july 2009 warner brothers. you’re going to lose alot of reputation for doing this.

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well, the economic explanation does NOT make sense to me: let’s face it, WB could release a HP film anytime, and it will make money, lots of money.

What would make sense to me: going back over the HBP to ensure that every possible gap and hole has been covered. HBP is the last chance to ensure all of the story line features that really matter are somehow touched on and explained, even if very very briefly. and there were HUGE gaps in OotP as we’ve all discussed previously (just a few from a long list would include no reference to Regulus, no Locket in Grimmauld Place, no Mundungus, no Dobby…). Throw in lack of any real discussion about the shared wand cores or the Prophecy (and that Dumbledore had heard the Prophecy!), or that Petunia knew about dementers beacuse she had overheard “that awful boy” talking to her sister, or…. HBP is the final chance to get the story line down right, and I hope that is what will be done with the extra 11 months.

Consult Evanna Lynch on story line, and give her veto power in all editing decisions!!

shrug, we’ll just need to be patient and wait, huh?

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WHAT THE HELL!!!! Isn’t it bad enough that we had to wait this long??! GREEDY JERKS!!!!

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This can´t be true!!!! It was already hard enough waiting 4 months for the release, how can I wait a whole year?!!!

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PUBLICITY STUNTWE R NOT FOOLED!!

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WHAT THE HELL!!!! Isn’t it bad enough that we had to wait this long??! GREEDY JERKS!!!!

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Let’s go guys, we can change the world and the stupid decissions of men with expensive ties. 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: [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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Warner Brothers has just pissed off the whole Potterverse. The other movies that were released in Novemeber were just as sucessful! It doesn’t matter when it is released we are going to spend the money to go see it! They are just money hungry…

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that sucks. i mean really sucks. its totally unfair and unecessary, if the film is finished then show it in november for gods sake, i dont understand why they need to push it back, if it is the money why would releasing it in the summer make more money? if people wanna see it the fact that its november (and quite frankly a better time of year to be in a blimmin cinema) wont make a difference!

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This is riddiculus. How patetich.

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If we stop buying warner brothers stuff they will change their minds quickly. I am ready to start.

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OMFG NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

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Hey! It makes me down! I looked forward this movie for many years! I don’t believe it. July 2009? Oh please!

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This is the biggest bunch of crap. The only thing their comments say to me is that they care more about how money they make then the people that are watching these movies. My family loves HP and when the last HP movie released we saw it six times. For the size