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International POA Posters

Posted by: sue
April 14, 2004, 08:27 AM

Latino Review has two new international POA posters. Thanks Rowena!
Trio, shrunken head, and Sirius
Trio, woods

New Candies Available

Posted by: Melissa
April 13, 2004, 12:18 PM

This editor is pleased to note that she is currently enjoying one of the sweets from her package of four Ice Mice - surprisingly, they are not minty or icy, but rather, vaguely berry flavoured. This particular package came from Toys R Us, but many online stores, and "bricks & mortar" shops like Dylan's CandyContinued...


ABC Commercial for POA Preview

Posted by: sue
April 13, 2004, 08:56 AM

ABC aired a commercial last night for the upcoming telecast of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" which will have a preview of POA. HPANA via Dan has the video of this commercial. Wandless Magic also has screen caps of the commercial. Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

High-Res Poster Images

Posted by: Melissa
April 12, 2004, 09:41 PM

HPANA has uploaded a number of high res images from the PoA posterbook - remember that since the images are of such good quality, they may take a while to load, especially if you're on a dial-up.

J.K. Rowling

JKR Speaks Out for Imprisoned Children

Posted by: Melissa
April 12, 2004, 07:53 PM

Glasgow's Herlad reports that J.K. Rowling has joined in the request that German authorities offer asylum to the four children of the Ay family who were held in a former Scots jail for more than a year.
The article writes:

The four Ay children, now aged between nine and 15, and their mother were kept inContinued...


GOF Movie November 18th, 2005?

Posted by: sue
April 12, 2004, 01:44 PM

Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies has a date for the release of the Goblet of Fire film. ".. a Warner Bros. spokesperson recently announced that the target release for this movie is November, 2005. (4/11/04) Specifically, WB is aiming for November 18th, the Friday before Thanksgiving, which currently puts themContinued...

Australian Papers Report on Fans' Trips

Posted by: Melissa
April 12, 2004, 10:50 AM

Various Australian papers ran articles recently about organized trips to the UK to visit movie locations. The Shepparton News writes, "Movie buffs can visit the sites of some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters with a film location vacation in the United Kingdom.... A Movie Map brochure, producedContinued...


More Info on the PoA Preview

Posted by: Melissa
April 12, 2004, 10:41 AM

Variety reports that the PoA preview that will cap off the May 9 ABC (US) broadcast of 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' will not be ten minutes of the film, but rather, ten minutes of clips and interviews.


Rita Skeeter Casting Rumour

Posted by: sue
April 11, 2004, 06:58 PM

Mugglenet is reporting the possible casting of Rosamund Pike in the role of Rita Skeeter in the GOF film. According to her fansite, Rosamund Pike is quoted in British magazine Now! as saying "It's a dream to be in a Harry Potter movie, and working with Mike Newell is such a honor, I admire him a lot".Continued...


Fleur Casting Rumor

Posted by: Kristin
April 11, 2004, 07:54 AM

Veritaserum has reported that an as yet unnamed girl has been picked to play Fleur Delacour.
Of course, everything casting related is a rumor until WB confirms it. We'll keep you updated.

Mattel's New Action Figures on Amazon

Posted by: Melissa
April 10, 2004, 10:00 AM

Amazon has a bunch of new toys available for preorder; they're set to ship in the next week. You can see the "deluxe" Lupin, Dementor, a Draco, Harry & Buckbeak set, Quidditch!Harry, a Harry, Sirius, Padfoot & Dementor set, a Harry/Hermione/Ron + Crookshanks and Scabbers set, a Harry,Continued...

POA Soundtrack on Amazon

Posted by: sue
April 10, 2004, 08:31 AM

The soundtrack for POA is now available for pre-order on The release date is now May 25th. Thanks to everyone who sent this in!


Producer David Heyman

Posted by: sue
April 10, 2004, 08:24 AM

The has an interview with "Harry Potter" producer David Heyman where he talks about the challenges associated with the film series.


Snape, Dumbledore, and the Purple Sleeping Bags

Posted by: sue
April 09, 2004, 09:03 AM

Geraldine, from , sent us this new POA picture of Snape and Dumbledore in the Great Hall on Halloween. The students are in their purple sleeping bags, which are available on Thanks Geraldine!


PoA Set Photos

Posted by: Kristin
April 08, 2004, 07:57 PM

HPANA has scans of PoA set photos that are published in the May issue of House and Garden magazine. Shots include the Shrieking Shack and the inside of Harry's room at the Leaky Cauldron.
Thanks to HPANA for the links, and to Mugglenet for hosting the scans!

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