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From CBBC Newsround comes Lizo's

Posted by: Leaky
April 29, 2002, 07:33 PM

From CBBC Newsround comes Lizo's verdict on the Harry Potter DVD:

Well, it's set to be one of the biggest, if not THE biggest DVD of the year. The most exciting thing about the DVD is the scenes that didn't make it into the final movie. Best is the leg locker scene, as it actually adds to what we learnContinued...

Potter-mania has already reached [the]

Posted by: Leaky
April 29, 2002, 11:52 AM

Potter-mania has already reached [the] Ukraine.

Thunderpants, starring Ned Beatty, Stephen Fry and Harry Potter's Rupert Grint, which is released in the UK on 24 May 2002, has put its first trailer online.

British stores are planning midnight

Posted by: Leaky
April 28, 2002, 11:31 AM

British stores are planning midnight openings to mark the launch of Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone on DVD next month.

From Ananova: "Harry Potter mania is gripping the nation once again as fans eagerly await the release of the movie on video and DVD. ... Meanwhile fans are already preparingContinued...

Mr. Kagay said the extremely

Posted by: Mischa
April 27, 2002, 06:40 PM

Mr. Kagay said the extremely improbable sales of Mr. DeVos's book -- at a time when no other stores reported any sales, and coming from small stores that report only a few hundred sales of even a Harry Potter book -- certainly would have excluded the DeVos book from The Times's list (Thanks to Tanisia).

NextContinued...

From CBBC Newsround: Get ready

Posted by: Leaky
April 27, 2002, 02:20 PM

From CBBC Newsround: Get ready for a magical treat on Monday because Newsround will be showing you exclusive clips of the Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone DVD! Our very own Potter expert, Lizo Mzimba, is spending the weekend in his cupboard under the stairs to check out all the extras and interactive features.Continued...

All except Harry seem to

Posted by: Mischa
April 27, 2002, 12:19 PM

All except Harry seem to be having toy trouble (Thanks to Matt):

"The rare exception for a first-time film is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, based on J.K. Rowling's novels about a boy wizard. It's expected to rack up $400 million to $500 million in products. But it had built-in name recognitionContinued...

Got an email from a

Posted by: Melissa
April 26, 2002, 05:58 PM

Got an email from a friend at the WB today who said in a very unsolicited fashion, and I quote, "HP2 is looking GREAT! You guys will be very happy!" (Alright man, taking your word for it... :-). He also confirmed that there is more action in HP2 than in HP1, which is cool by me, and sent a copy of an official confirmedContinued...

iHP has posted an exclusive

Posted by: Leaky
April 26, 2002, 11:41 AM

iHP has posted an exclusive interview they conducted with "Harry Potter" book illustrator Mary Grandpré.

Goodbye magnifying glass, hello magic wand! If teenagers were previously intrigued by the mystery that books like Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew or The Famous Five offer, they are now more interested in theContinued...

Celebrated Irish actress Fiona Shaw

Posted by: Leaky
April 25, 2002, 06:07 PM

Celebrated Irish actress Fiona Shaw was honored by Britain on Thursday for her work as a stage and film performer. Shaw, regarded as one of the finest actors in the British theater, was made an honorary Commander of the Order of British Empire, or CBE.

The Harry Potter mania is

Posted by: Mischa
April 25, 2002, 04:26 PM

The Harry Potter mania is on full steam. And weekender Kids kids can add a smile to your kid, with their Harry Potter range of clothing and accessories (fancy school bags too), for the Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone in India. the collection comprises basic T-shirts, one with raglan sleeves and also logo t-shirts,Continued...

The Budapest Sun Online is

Posted by: Leaky
April 25, 2002, 01:59 AM

The Budapest Sun Online is carrying a bit of possible casting news: "[Toby Jones] recently received a prestigious Olivier award for his role in the West End hit The Play What I Wrote - written by performed by The Right Size Company, who have also performed at the Merlin - and has been cast as Dobby the House ElfContinued...

From the Amazon.com "hit list":

Posted by: Leaky
April 24, 2002, 01:18 AM

From the Amazon.com "hit list": Harry Potter continues to remain a customer favorite, with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone still holding the No. 1 spot on Amazon.com's Video bestseller list, based on pre-orders alone. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone has been the No. 1 Video bestsellerContinued...

Daniel Radcliffe has been nominated

Posted by: Leaky
April 23, 2002, 05:35 PM

Daniel Radcliffe has been nominated in the Breakthrough Male category of MTV's movie awards. (Thanks to "ITZRegina" for the link.)

For a kid, Harry Potter has a lot of enemies. J.K. Rowling's series of books about an 11-year-old orphan, a student at the fictional Hogwarts School of WitchcraftContinued...

An interesting bit of information

Posted by: Leaky
April 23, 2002, 11:20 AM

An interesting bit of information from website Daniel Radcliffe Exposed (as reported by TWW): "Neither Daniel, his parents, nor a representative of Dan contacted the YAA [Young Artist's Awards] to have Daniel's name removed from the nominations. Apparently, the YAA found out it was all a Hoax rightContinued...

News from Cable World magazine

Posted by: Melissa
April 22, 2002, 10:45 PM

News from Cable World magazine today that Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone will be coming to U.S. video-on-demand and pay-per-view on July 12. :)

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