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Transcript of the BBC Interviews

Posted by: Leaky
November 29, 2002, 09:59 PM

Newsround has put up a transcript of the Thursday afternoon interview session with Tom Felton, Shirley Henderson, Bonnie Wright and Christian Coulson. They've also uploaded snapshots from the webchat session - all sorts of things we didn't see in the chat itself!

Thanks, Newsround, from all the people who'veContinued...

Times Online: "Our Allusive Hero, Harry Potter ..."

Posted by: Leaky
November 29, 2002, 02:13 PM

Columnist Philip Howard's opinion article details the parallels and connections between literary heroes past and present. Quotage:

The owl as a wise bird of passage and message, the whomping willow tree that attacks humans, the cloak of invisibility: they are all thick with allusions as old as literature.Continued...

Experts Warn Against Keeping Owls as Pets

Posted by: Leaky
November 29, 2002, 01:52 PM

Karen Foerstel, spokeswoman for The Nature Conservancy in Washington [US], states, "With the exposure that the (Harry Potter) movie is getting, we're concerned that ... some people may think owning an owl is a good idea -- it's not ..."

"Chamber of Secrets" Tallies Another $58.7m

Posted by: Leaky
November 29, 2002, 01:45 PM

An article from Screen Daily lists the opening weekend totals for Chamber of Secrets in various countries around the globe, such as Sweden, Norway, and Holland.

"Chamber of Secrets" Fourth-Biggest Opening in Australia

Posted by: Leaky
November 29, 2002, 01:20 PM

The Age reports that the second Harry Potter film has created box office history in Australia, grossing $2.3 million in one day. The film is now the fourth biggest opening film of all time in Australian box office history.

Just a reminder

Posted by: Leaky
November 29, 2002, 05:46 AM

Especially to those who are seeing the film for the first time this weekend...

Stay through the credits.

If you missed the BBC webcast today...

Posted by: Leaky
November 28, 2002, 02:05 PM

The wonderful team at Newsround has already uploaded it for your viewing enjoyment. Watch Q&A's with Tom Felton, Shirley Henderson, Christian Coulson and Bonnie Wright.

But Chris Columbus called him a heart-throb!

Posted by: Leaky
November 28, 2002, 11:25 AM

Danny from TWW pointed us to this article in the Toronto Sun about Tom Felton who doesn't mind that millions of kids the world over consider him one of the nastiest people on the planet. He also said:

"I didn't want to become too attached to things in the novels that might not end up inContinued...

Newsround webchat time change

Posted by: Leaky
November 28, 2002, 07:23 AM

There's been a time change for the Newsround webchat with Tom, Shirley, Christian and Bonnie - it's now set for 5:35 pm UK time today. Use the Time Zone Converter to see what time that is for you.

WB Bans Use of "Harry"

Posted by: Mischa
November 27, 2002, 08:42 PM

From BBC News:

Children hoping to celebrate a Harry Potter day in the Northumberland town of Alnwick have been told they cannot use the young wizard's name for the event... The mayor of Alnwick, Councillor Key Gray, said: "I think it is sad because the children will be disappointed

Paul Gee, council director of environmentContinued...

Hail to EW

Posted by: Mischa
November 27, 2002, 08:28 PM

Entertainment Weekly, a brilliantly funny and delightful magazine, has just come out with another issue. In it there's a funny little comparison of three films involving kids at boarding schools (Igby Goes Down, The Emperor's Club and of course Harry), what's funny is that they all have on red and gold scarves. It'sContinued...

Leaky, Inc.

Posted by: Melissa
November 27, 2002, 10:13 AM

That's right guys. You are now looking at Leaky, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation in New York State. What does this mean? It means we are moving ahead with the charity bidding plans. We can't solicit yet as we are waiting for registration from the Attorney General's office to come through. But GET READY, and we will haveContinued...

Actor Interviews

An Early Holiday Gift from the BBC

Posted by: Leaky
November 27, 2002, 06:18 AM

Newsround just emailed us to let us know that tomorrow, Thursday, 28 Nov November, they're going to have a webchat lined up with Tom Felton, Bonnie Wright, Shirley Henderson and Christian Coulson. Its at 5:35 pm UK time, and there's more information to be found here. Newsround will post it to their archivesContinued...

More Free Dobby - go to the rally!

Posted by: Melissa
November 26, 2002, 11:19 PM

Ok. This is short notice and I apologize because today was INSANE in real life - but here you go, straight from the horse's mouth:

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE FREE DOBBY! MOVEMENT
Holiday Season Signals A Time For Gift Giving

Fans of the blockbuster-hit film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets will recognizeContinued...

Free Dobby

Posted by: Leaky
November 26, 2002, 11:17 PM

The official HP site in the US and the Warner Bros. Canadian website have more information on the Free Dobby movement!

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