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Balloons Away in the UK for Launch of Half-Blood Prince DVD, New Deathly Hallows Set Visit Contest

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Posted by: sue
September 22, 2009, 10:00 PM

Well it isn't quite a ship to launch a thousand faces, but rather it's a launch of a thousand balloons to herald the release of pre-orders for the UK Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince DVD. Yes, really. According to Indie London, this Thursday, September 24, 2009 WB will launch 1,000 balloons which will "have a card attached featuring a unique code that will entitle the holder to register online for a chance to win a trip to the set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, then "step on to a set for a unique and exciting filming experience, where they will be filmed in the role of one of the magical framed “moving” portrait characters that have adorned the walls of Hogwarts in all of the Harry Potter films. The launch takes place at 1pm at the Millennium Bridge (beside City of London School), and will be done by Harry Potter stars Evanna Lynch (aka Luna Lovegood) and Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom)."

Open to UK residents aged 18 and over, if you are lucky enough to catch one of these balloons you have to register online at this link (currently not yet working) between October 1, 2009 and December 4, 2009 for entry into the grand prize draw. Good Luck!

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109 Comments

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478 Points

Great idea but bad for the environment. Maybe they will have someone to monitor the balloons and get them if no one else does. Great idea about using the owl though.

Posted by beewell on September 23, 2009, 09:37 AM report to moderator
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1397 Points

What a unique idea for a contest, this definitely beats the ordinary enter online and hope you are the lucky name drawn deals!

Posted by Blatcher(ROAR) on September 23, 2009, 09:40 AM report to moderator
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1293 Points

I hope someone will shoot that so I can watch it somewhere… God, wish that I live in London…

Posted by Petra on September 23, 2009, 09:44 AM report to moderator
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Sounds like fun but completely environmentally irresponsible. The WB green team didn’t get final approval on that project.

Posted by Xyra44 on September 23, 2009, 10:48 AM report to moderator
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2588 Points

that is a really cool promotion. I can’t wait until Dec 8th for this to finally arrive on Blu Ray!

Posted by phantomdave79 on September 23, 2009, 11:14 AM report to moderator
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54 Points

gahh if only i was 18 i could have gone to it glad i live an hour away from London

Posted by stephravens on September 23, 2009, 11:24 AM report to moderator
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31 Points

I rly wish there would be a freak whirlwind in the UK…then a balloon could land in Singapore, halfway across teh world. And i would literally fight to the death for it. :) :) :)

Posted by marsh5610 on September 23, 2009, 11:29 AM report to moderator
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3987 Points

Oooh I’m not 18 or over but I still want a balloon to blow into my garden? lol hopefully but they could have come up with a better, fairer, more-environment friendly competition.

Posted by BewareoftheNargles {WBM} on September 23, 2009, 11:38 AM report to moderator
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310 Points

I’m all for eco-friendly stuff, but let’s give them a chance. It can’t be as bad as it sounds. I wish I was in the UK, though. :)

Posted by accioangela on September 23, 2009, 11:54 AM report to moderator
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1623 Points

It’s a fun idea, and I’m sure the launch will be visually stunning, but I have to agree with those concerned about the environmental effects. Hopefully WB has a good plan in place for tracking and cleaning up the balloon “remains”.

Posted by Bookworm Jen on September 23, 2009, 12:09 PM report to moderator
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8316 Points

It’s so cool !!! Oh,just became 17 on this 31st July;wish I could be 18 in this year!:-/

Posted by forgetmenot_007 on September 23, 2009, 12:27 PM report to moderator
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80418 Points

No comment….

Posted by Won_Two on September 23, 2009, 12:47 PM report to moderator
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54 Points

hello, wasnt this the comp for the HBP tour!!! guess they didnt lyk anyone!! ohhh nd i did my video so nicely, shame!! hmmm not rlly bothered to go this tym, nd hw are u meant to catch the balloons on a bridge while there floating upwards???

Posted by dangflabbit on September 23, 2009, 12:47 PM report to moderator
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1067 Points

This sounds like a brilliant promotion. How original.

Posted by eiVega on September 23, 2009, 01:16 PM report to moderator
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4208 Points

The balloon idea would be great except for the damage to some birds and fish. Good point, Nimbus-X.

Posted by Fresca ROAR on September 23, 2009, 01:18 PM report to moderator
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