Harry Potter News

A Conversation with MinaLima: 20 Years Later & Redesigning “Chamber of Secrets”

Nov 08, 2021

Posted by: Gianfranco Lentini

19 Years Later, Art, Books, Exclusives, Fantastic Beasts, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Interviews, MinaLima, Movie Art, News, Potter News, Products, Titles

For every witch or wizard, young or old, who has ever spent hours examining every detail of the Marauder’s Map, this conversation is for you. MinaLima–the design studio behind the graphic style of all the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films–has conjured yet another bestseller with the release of their illustrated edition of Harry Potter …read more!

The reunion we’ve all been waiting for!

Nov 20, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Films, HPPS/SS Film, Movies, News

This is BIG news: To mark the 20th anniversary of the release of the first Harry Potter film, members of the cast will be appearing on a special program called Harry Potter: Return to Hogwarts to air on HBO Max at midnight on New Year’s Day. We’ve been hoping for something like this, but what …read more!

Director Chris Columbus reflects on first film for 20th anniversary

Nov 13, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

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Adding to the reflections on the 20th anniversary of the release of the first Harry Potter film, director Christopher Columbus gave an interview to Variety about his experience working on it and his hopes for future Potter-related features. You can read the interview in its entirety at the Variety site linked above, but here are …read more!

“Wizards Unite” breaking up

Nov 04, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Fun - Video Games, Games, Video Games

Ok, it only sounds like a band name. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is an AR game from Niantic Labs, Portkey Games, and WB Interactive that was released in June 2019. Modelled on Pokemon Go, the game enabled players to interact within the real world, mainly in the form of fighting hostile magical creatures. Unlike Pokemon …read more!

More LEGO Harry Potter news: Magical Mystery Hunt

Oct 22, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

News, Products

Yesterday we shared a video of Neville Longbottom (Matthew Lewis) rattling off his 20 favourite Harry Potter film sets at the request of the LEGO company to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter LEGO set. Today, there is more LEGO Harry Potter news. According to Edinburgh Live, the city will be one …read more!

Neville plays with LEGOs

Oct 21, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

News

What if they had LEGOS at Hogwarts? Would students and teachers put bricks together by hand or would they wave their wands and a LEGO giant squid or Ministry of Magic would assemble itself? We have no way of knowing but we do have a chance to see what Neville Longbottom would build out of …read more!

Harry Potter sells his namesake first edition for $37,000

Oct 19, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone

Imagine if your name were Harry Potter and a book came out where the titular character shared your name. That would be kinda neat, huh? Then imagine the book becomes a series that inspires movies, a theme park, a global fandom, a play, and, uh, a few fan websites. All prominently sporting your name. At …read more!

“Cursed Child” returns to West End tomorrow

Oct 13, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, News, Theater

We go back to Hogwarts each year on 1 September but, this year, on Thursday, 14 October, we get to return again. This time our portal is not via Platform 9 ¾ in King’s Cross Station; it is through the Palace Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue when Harry Potter and the Cursed Child returns to the stage after …read more!

(Giant) wands up for 20th anniversary of first Potter film

Oct 13, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Films, HPPS/SS Film, Movies, News

According to Attractions Magazine, the giant wands are returning to London’s Leicester Square to mark the 20th anniversary of the release of the first film of the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The film premiered in Leicester Square on 16 November 2001. The nine 15-foot tall wands that will line the 60-foot walkway …read more!

Fantastic Feasts & Festive Fetes

Oct 10, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Fun, News, Products

Similar to the deadly troll running loose in the castle and sending everyone back to their dormitories, abruptly ending the Halloween feast, last year’s holiday festivities were cancelled due to the deadly coronavirus running loose around the globe and sending everyone back to their homes. Now that we have a vaccine, those who are lucky …read more!



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