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A NY Times full of Harry

Posted by: Melissa
January 25, 2004, 09:37 AM

In addition to the article about traveling to locations from the Harry Potter movies and books, the NY Times makes at least two mentions of Harry Potter in today's issue. First, in an article about the stage version of Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials, the Times describes the Pullman books as "theContinued...

'Kids' Stuff' or Good Entertainment?

Posted by: Kristin
January 25, 2004, 08:27 AM

Newsweek is the latest in a long line of articles to speculate as to why adults are increasingly drawn to children's literature. One opinion comes from Brand consultant Rebecca Hamblin, who attributes adult interest with childhood to a mixture of 'nostalgia' and 'unwillingness to accept responsibilityContinued...


The 'PG-13-ing' of Harry

Posted by: Kristin
January 25, 2004, 08:09 AM

The LA Times has an article about the maturing of the young actors and actresses in the Harry Potter films, as well as about the maturing of the series itself.
Thanks to TLC reader Beth for the link!


"Real Access" Transcript

Posted by: sue
January 24, 2004, 09:36 PM

Here is the transcript of the "Real Access" interview that aired on Noggin last night.Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint talk about various things, mostly life on and off the set.


HP Ziggy Cartoon

Posted by: Melissa
January 24, 2004, 11:42 AM

"Ziggy" gives us a gem today. Thanks to all the readers who sent this in!

Travels Follow in Frodo's, Harry's Footsteps

Posted by: Kristin
January 24, 2004, 08:34 AM

More and more people are taking their travel ideas from movies these days - two of the most popular destinations include New Zealand and Great Britain.


Real Access Video

Posted by: Kristin
January 24, 2004, 01:29 AM

The website Wandless Magic let us know they've archived a Windows Media file of the Real Access program that aired earlier today - click on the link to their video page and scroll down to the bottom of the list.
Our thanks to WM for the link!


New Hi-Res Photos

Posted by: Melissa
January 23, 2004, 10:21 PM

We've just received some hi-res versions of the newest PoA pics, so feast your eyes:
Harry and Hermione helping Ron
The Trio watches behind Hagrid's Hut
Watson and Cuaron (and Tom Felton and Dan Radcliffe in the background) on the PoA set.

These images will also shortly be embedded into what will be the setContinued...

New Potter Dolls From Madame Alexander

Posted by: Kristin
January 23, 2004, 08:27 PM

Well known doll maker Madame Alexander is coming out with a line of rather adorable Harry Potter dolls (although at the moment, a few of the dolls appear to be mislabeled). The dolls come in eight and ten inch models and, according to this site, retail for $85.00 and $35.00, with the smaller version beingContinued...


SCI Fi Wire talks to POA cast

Posted by: sue
January 23, 2004, 04:10 PM

Today, SCI FI Wire posted this interview with the members of POA. Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe talk about working with director Alfonso Cuaron. PLEASE NOTE: This was conducted the same day as TLC'S set visit. This is the SAME INTERVIEW that Melissa wrote so wonderfully about in her set report. A few otherContinued...


Matthew Lewis: Career Change?

Posted by: Kristin
January 23, 2004, 07:52 AM

HP actor Matthew Lewis is a guest editor of the day with CBBC.


Potter First Edition to Auction for Charity

Posted by: Kristin
January 22, 2004, 09:15 PM

An Australian hardback first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was discovered in the donation bin for Lifeline Bookfest, a bi-annual auction that raises money for the charity's crisis hotline. The book is estimated to be worth between $3000 and $4000 (that's Australian dollars),Continued...


Super Bowl appearance for POA cast

Posted by: sue
January 22, 2004, 05:44 PM

Today CBS and Nickelodeon announced that the cast of " Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" will be making special appearances on the live telecast of the Super Bowl Sunday,Feb.1st. Starting at 11:00am (EST) a show called "Nickelodeon Takes on the Super Bowl" airs promising to"giveContinued...


Cast of POA on "Real Access"

Posted by: sue
January 22, 2004, 10:52 AM

Cast members from "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" will be featured this Friday the 23rd at 9pm (EST) and at 11pm(EST) and again on Saturday the 24th ( same air times) on a show called "Real Access" found on the Noggin channel.Their web site, The N ,has a clip which you can preview the episodeContinued...


Set Report Part One!

Posted by: Melissa
January 22, 2004, 06:46 AM

The first segment of TLC's Prisoner of Azkaban set report is up and going, so I hope you enjoy! In this segment is a bit of an overview and an all-new interview with Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson. Quotage:

Q: How did you get on with the cat playing Crookshanks?

[Instant groans from the boys.]

Emma Watson:Continued...

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