Detailed Description of New TV Commercial for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


May 09, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

As we noted previously, the television spots for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince have begun airing, the first one broadcast last night on the CW channel. Many thanks to TLC reader Honourary Weasley, who sent us a detailed list of what is contained in the commercial; anyone with video please send it in to [email protected] Honourary Weasley writes new new TV spot has:

– Shot of Hermione/Harry at the top of the tower
- Shot of crowded school hallway and McGonagall
- Ron and Harry standing at the side of the hallway in their school robes, laughing
- Shot of the speeding tube
- Harry in the coffee shop/diner. Reading the Daily Prophet. Headlines
include “Bridge Collapse: Death Toll Rises”, “Harry Potter, The Chosen
One?”, and “______ New Minister Promises Swift Action”.( I couldn’t make
out the first word)
- The waitress checks out Harry and gives him a smile. Harry checks his breath.
- Dumbledore to Harry: “What about your activities outside the classroom? I can’t help wondering if…”
- Shot of Ginny, the Harry/Ginny kiss
- Harry to Dumbledore: “Oh no, no. I mean, she’s brilliant, we’re
friends.” (Upon further review, I honestly wonder if they are talking
about Hermione or Ginny)
- Hermione smacks Harry with parchment in the library. Harry: “Ok, sorry”
- Flying Quidditch Shots
- Celebrations of the Quidditch win in the Gryffindor common room, Ron/Lav kiss
- Lavender in the Hospital Wing, with Snape/Slughorn/Dumbledore in the background
- Lavender (indignant): “I happen to be his girlfriend”.
- Overhead shot of train in winter
- Nice shot of Hermione outdoors, smiling
- Ron hovering near the rings with an arm raised in victory
- In the hospital wing, Lavender leaning forward, awaiting something. (My guess is this is the “Er-my-nee” scene)
- Shot of Ron out cold in the hospital bed, Ginny sitting next to him in a chair.
- Hermione standing on other side of the bed, looking ready for a fight. Hermione: “I happen to be his…friend”.
- Hermione smacks Ron with the book in the Great Hall
- Ron lying on the ground, talking to Harry. Ron: “These girls, they’re going to kill me, Harry”.
- Voiceover: “Harry Potter and the HBP” with the logo
- Hospital Wing – Snape/Slughorn/Dumbledore/class=”ii gt” id=”:7i”>Harry. Snape is holding a golden cylinder looking bottle with a top resembling a teapot fliptop.
- Dumbledore: Either “Don’t we yearn, to feel love’s keen sting” or
“Aren’t we young, to feel love’s keen sting”. (One of the two, it
wasn’t that clear.)
- Shot of Harry with Gryffindors in the background (Seamus, Neville,
Dean, Hermione). This looks like it takes place before/after the
Quidditch match, as they are wearing their Gryffindor t-shirts and someone in the background has their face painted.
- Opening in Theatres and Imax 3D July 15.

80 Responses to Detailed Description of New TV Commercial for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Avatar ImageBunty says: wow... it really looks amazing!!!!Avatar Imagehbp will be betterthan tdk says: ya really amazing Avatar ImageLilleby says: SO COOL :DAvatar ImageSirEdwardsGuardian says: *gasps*Avatar ImageAugury Feather says: AWESOME!Avatar ImageAugury Feather says: has anyone uploaded???!?!?Avatar ImageHermione_Granger1987 says: I hope it will be on youtube soonAvatar Imagegreatpetie83 says: I already get excited by the desciption. Thanks Honourary WeasleyAvatar Imagesalame says: Durn, we will have seen the entire movie by the time it comes out. I HAVE to watch this though... i'm excited to see more of Ron/Lavender/Hermione. This commercial seems to lean more towards the romantic side of the movie which i have been curious about.Avatar Imagebutterbeer bottle says: Yay! It looks great. I hope someone can upload a video soon. Thanks Honourary Weasley for the description.Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: OHHHHH LOOKS SOOOOOOO AWESOME. Can't wait to see one of the adverts myself. And I can't wait to see the film!!!!! =D =D YAY! (Thanks Honorary Weasley.) Avatar ImageDrome says: I CAN'T wait! :'(Avatar ImageMary11_hplvr4l says: I finally know what's going on! :pAvatar Imagefelixfelicis11 says: Ahhh! That's so many new clips!!Avatar Imagebella vita says: Wow! I wish I had seen that! Now I'm dying to see it. I never watch the CW anymore so I really hope they start showing it on other channels or someone posts it on youtube. I can't wait to see this and now that the TV commercials are starting it feels much more real to me that we are finally going to get to see HBP! My only complaint is that I'm not really into the whole harry and the waitress scene nor am I a fan of the Dumbledore discussing Harry's "extracurriclar activities" with him. Idk they just seem really out of place and out of character for both Harry and Dumbledore. Its just a little weird and doesn't sound right to me, but I guess I'll wait until I see the commercial for myself before deciding how I really feel about those parts. Oh well, the rest sounds fantastic! I'm so excited now!Avatar Imagecallicott3 says: OMG! I wish I had TV (dang cable prices) WOW. Is all that in ONE spot? Excellent!Avatar ImageHalfBloodPrinceFan says: I can't wait for the Half Blood Prince i hope this will be on youtube soon :)Avatar ImageEmilyDeibert says: Anyone uploaded yet? I can't wait to see it!Avatar ImageProfessor Cassandra says: Oh wow! Can't believe it's only like two months away!Avatar Imagesunshine123 says: omg i want to see this now!!! so many new scenes it;s exciting that we are getting adverts on tv for it now, it means it's really comingAvatar ImageLooie says: It sounds so awesome! I can't wait to see it! :DAvatar ImageDanielBonnie28 says: YaaaaaaY!! i'm really excited about this one it looks amazing!!! :) :DAvatar Imagestevenk12468 says: I'm sooo excited!!!Avatar ImageNatalie says: I want to see it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1Avatar ImageSmitch says: Has anyone actually watched the video? I would love to see it...Avatar Imagehpftw says: WOW that sonds like one heck of a commercial! I need to lay my eyes on that! Can't wait for the movie!!Avatar Imagefuturewriter21 says: I want to see that so bad! Avatar ImageHalfBloodPrincess130 says: is this ever gunna be on youtube? Avatar ImageRita_Dumbledore94 says: awsome!Avatar ImageLivelaughlovepotter says: I didn't read the whole description because I'd rather be surprised, but I am so happy that a trailer is on TV now!Avatar Imageoldenoughtoknowbetter says: I missed it. Haven't had TV on too much lately... on MyLeaky most of the time!! Have to be on the look out! Can't wait for July!Avatar ImageRobbie Rowe says: Good description of the commercial. Nice. Sounds good.Avatar ImageErinM says: I can't wait to see this! Remember when we all heard it was going to be delayed from Nov, to July! Can you even believe it's almost here? Avatar Imagelinnie95 says: Can't believe it the movie is almost here. I have been soo ready to see it!! Have waited way too long!!!!!Avatar Imagemaera-kyrie says: OOH a Lav-Lav/Hermione showdown! AHHHHH!!!!!Avatar ImageDanielleD says: Ahahaha :S I need to see this! I sounds amazing! Avatar Imagekbicprez says: Looking forward to the "Er-my-nee" scene.Avatar Imagebrentbrehony says: AWESOME!Avatar ImageWingardium Leviosa says: I can't wait to see it!Avatar Imageluna.quibbler says: omg this is so cool!!!!!!!!!! i want to see it!!! hasn't anyone uploaded it yet????! Avatar Imageccking says: Looks so great !! I saw it last night and was like -- WOW newtrailer? I didn't know what was going on until i read this :D I hope it'll be on YouTube soon ....Avatar ImageKennedyJames says: ogmomgomg I hope I can catch it!Avatar Imageharrypotterfan5324 says: sound amazing!!! cant wait for the movie!!Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: OMG, I think I just died !Avatar Imagepottercastfan says: cool!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageMatea says: I want to see it! I need to see it!!!Avatar Imageshellscotie says: That's sound great, I will look forward to see it on youtube. Thank you so much. I'd love to be spoiled. ;DAvatar ImageSlytherin Princess101 says: Coooooool!!!!Avatar ImageFresca says: It sounds as if this movie will be wonderful!Avatar ImageArthur22 says: I would just like to see it.Avatar ImageArthur22 says: I would just like to see it.Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: video upload soon? :D Avatar ImageR-for-H says: WOW!! Sounds amazing!! CAn't wait for more updates!!Avatar Imagelifa says: Wow! I can not wait to see this. I am so excited for the movie to come out.Avatar Imagesupergirlinfrance says: When will the commercial be on british T.V ?Avatar ImageAura says: Omg, looks like they are decided to show all the important parts before it actually comes out. I hate that! I don't like the movies all that much anyway (as they totally destroy your own images) and this spoiling only makes it worse. I hated it when I saw the Harry/Cho kiss before the movie was out. So I'm definitely not going to watch it! However, it is nice to know all that is included. =)Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: so this is a commercial promoting the movie? the description was really great! :)Avatar Imagehonourary_weasley says: Hi Everyone! I managed to figure out how to get the video from my PVR to Youtube. I've never uploaded to Youtube before, I hope this worked... ImageDylanAqua says: it is right here guys: Imageblackhair says: coolAvatar Imageblackhair says: where is july 15 ????? Avatar ImageRose-Mclane says: Why flip out? Its only 30sec and everything goes by really fast. To the untrained eye (aka people who have not read the books) this 30sec Commercial spoils almost nothing. The only thing that's clear is that Harry likes Ginny, they kiss and Ron has a girlfriend. The main plot is still pretty well hidden.Avatar Imagehbp will be betterthan tdk says: thanks dude though voice is very slow.cant hear properly Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: This was a fun TV spot.Avatar Imagegrimnakjarman says: can't wait to see it Avatar ImageDanielleD says: can't wait to see it!Avatar Imagejeannemcl says: cool!Avatar Imagehermi0ne_228 says: I agree, i think its very out of place for harry to check his breath with that waitress!! i mean, icbi!!Avatar Imageloquaciouskook says: I think it might have been, "Oh, to be young..." from Dumbledore at the end. Just watched it in the galleries. Yay!Avatar Imagebecmajec says: wow wow wow! looks awesome! i want it bigger though. Avatar Imagebecmajec says: oh to be young and to feel loves keen stingAvatar ImageKiwiBrian says: Sounds good. Can't wait to see it.Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: wow that is such a good description!!! wish i could hav seen it!!!Avatar Imagemuggle..andproudofit says: What is this July 15 stuff ? is it coming out sooner ? but the count down clock thing says 67 days .Whatever it sounds awsome!Avatar Imageerinvandzura says: I'm pretty sure dumbledore said "oh, to be young and to feel love's keen sting"Avatar Imagethe nargle wrangler says: sounds awesome! cant wait to see it!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I just watched the commercial and positively love it!Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: The line between Lavender and Hermione was awesome. Guess Ron was brought to the hospital wing then.Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: Oh Squee Squee Squee!Avatar Imagehopkinsdancr22 says: It's really awesome and then it says rated pg and my heart just sinks.

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