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Movies

New PoA Images

Posted by: Kristin
April 08, 2004, 06:32 PM

TLC reader Tatiana sent us a collection of images from the new Prisoner of Azkaban poster book - thanks, Tatiana!

Disabilities in Harry Potter Fanfic

Posted by: Melissa
April 08, 2004, 10:41 AM

The Ouch! section of the BBC's website has an article focusing on fanfics about characters with disabilities. Reporter Christina Papamichael writes about how fanfic authors, including those with disabilities including cerebral palsy and neuromuscular diseases, use creative writingto explore how witches andContinued...

Harry Potter the "Ideal Child"

Posted by: Melissa
April 08, 2004, 10:34 AM

Yet another UK poll, this time the BBC Parenting Magazine survey, surveyed 8000 Brits to find the "perfect family members." Harry Potter just beat Bart Simpson for the "ideal child" spot, and the CBBC's website has followed it up with a survey for kids to vote for who they'd consider an idealContinued...

The Fat Lady and JKR - Role Models for British Teens

Posted by: Melissa
April 08, 2004, 10:30 AM

ITV reports the results of a recent poll of girls aged 16 to 18. Comedienne Dawn French, who'll be playing the Fat Lady in PoA, is the celebrity young British women most admire, and J.K. Rowling is listed second.

Movies

Tom Felton Official Website Opens

Posted by: sue
April 07, 2004, 07:18 PM

Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) has officially opened his own website, and it includes some new photos of the actor. Thanks Caroline and Alicia!

Jason Isaacs to appear on NBC's The West Wing

Posted by: Melissa
April 07, 2004, 12:29 PM

Reuters reports that Jason Isaacs has landed a three-episode arc on NBC's "The West Wing." He will play a photojournalist and a love interest for Donna Moss (Janel Moloney). It's not clear whether this appearance will air in May or next season.

Movies

HBO First Look at POA May 25th

Posted by: sue
April 07, 2004, 11:55 AM

HBO will air their "First Look" feature on the making of "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" starting on May 25th at 8:45pm(est), with additional showings the next several days.

Movies

No Dursleys in GoF

Posted by: Kristin
April 07, 2004, 07:55 AM

Actor Richard Griffiths' agent has told CBBC Newsround that Vernon Dursley will not appear in the film version of Goblet of Fire.

Movies

10 Minute Sneak Peek of POA On ABC TV May 9th

Posted by: sue
April 05, 2004, 09:27 PM

Sunday, May 9th, ABC will air "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" featuring an extended version of the film, including material not included in the original theatrical release. At the conclusion of the broadcast, ABC will then air a ten minute sneak peek of "Harry Potter and theContinued...

Movies

Chris Columbus Impressed by Cuaron

Posted by: sue
April 05, 2004, 12:27 PM

Producer and Director Chris Columbus tells SCIFI Wire that he was impressed by POA director Alfonso Cuaron. Columbus, having seen Prisoner of Azkaban three times already, praises certain sequences. Says Columbus: "In Azkaban, that kind of scene for me is the first attack on the train by the Dementors. It'sContinued...

Books

OOtP Book Nomination

Posted by: sue
April 04, 2004, 04:27 PM

"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" has been nominated for a Bram Stoker Award, given out by the Horror Writers Association, in the category of "Work for Young Readers". Thanks Abigail!

Books

Harry Potter Wins at Nick Kids Choice Awards

Posted by: sue
April 04, 2004, 04:17 PM

The Harry Potter series won as "Favorite Book" at this years Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards. "Harry Potter Quidditch World Cup" was nominated as best video game, but lost to "SpongeBob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom".

Movies

Trolls, Spiders, and Apes Oh My!

Posted by: sue
April 03, 2004, 05:56 PM

There is a new list out of the top ten movie monsters. The Troll from "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" is listed at number ten, with the Ape from King Kong at number one.

Books

April 3rd OotP Release in Sweden

Posted by: Kristin
April 03, 2004, 07:32 AM

The Swedish Rowling Fan Club emailed that they at last have their version of Order of the Phoenix, and sent along a few release night photos.

Movies

Set Report Part V!

Posted by: Melissa
April 02, 2004, 02:55 PM

Set Report Part V: "Candy" is up! You can guess what's in this one...

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