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"Goblet of Fire" DVD to be released in High Definition

Posted by: sue
January 04, 2006, 02:16 PM

Variety is reporting today that many of the big studios will be releasing films on DVD in on "a high-definition digital disc" later this year. Among those films listed is Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Quotage:

"The "Mission: Impossible" and "Lord of the Rings"Continued...

Book Awards

"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" Wins Oppenheim Award

Posted by: sue
January 04, 2006, 12:45 PM

We know this news is slow in coming but The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio 2006 Platinum Awards were announced and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was named as one of the best books for children in the" Early School Years" category. The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio is an independentContinued...


"Prisoner of Azkaban" DVD Top Ten Best Seller

Posted by: sue
January 04, 2006, 11:58 AM

The Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban DVD was one of the top ten best sellers in 2005, according to year end charts from Billboard magazine. The two different editions (widescreen, fullscreen) were listed at number seven and number ten. The top spot in DVD sales went to "The Incredibles."Continued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Followup: JKR Signed HBP Book on Ebay for Charity

Posted by: sue
January 04, 2006, 10:22 AM

A few days ago we told you that author J.K. Rowling had donated a specially signed copy of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to be auctioned off for the charity Peace Hospice in the UK. The bidding has now started on Ebay, which you can see via this link. This is an autographed first editionContinued...

HP Cast

Cast Watch: Emma Thompson to Present at Golden Globes

Posted by: Melissa
January 04, 2006, 12:10 AM

The Los Angeles Times reports that Emma Thompson (Professor Trelawney) will be a presenter at the Golden Globe Awards on January 16. The category of the award Ms. Thompson will present has not been announced.

HP Movie Magic From Wisconsin Native

Posted by: Melissa
January 03, 2006, 11:04 PM

The cover story of this month's M Magazine, a publication covering "Milwaukee Lifestyle," features Theresa Corrao, Visual Effects Producer of the last three Harry Potter films. Ms. Corrao (who graduated from this editor's alma mater, Nicolet High School) also contributed to the special effectsContinued...


Possible GoF DVD Deleted Scenes and More

Posted by: sue
January 03, 2006, 04:53 PM

We received word today of a list of some of the possible scenes that will be included on the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire DVD. A few of these things we had heard from the film makers previously that they might be included, as well as some of the calendar scans we saw previously contained scenes notContinued...


"Goblet of Fire" Past 800 Million Mark; Tops at International Box Office

Posted by: sue
January 03, 2006, 04:11 PM

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire has now surpassed the $800 million mark in world wide box office totals. The BBC also reports today that the fourth Harry Potter film was the most successful film internationally in 2005 (which does NOT include the US totals). However, GobletContinued...


Ask Arthur Levine Your Questions

Posted by: Melissa
January 03, 2006, 08:25 AM

As mentioned on a previous PotterCast, on Jan. 12 TLC will interview Arthur Levine, co-editor of the Harry Potter books and publisher of the Scholastic (American) edition, and we just can't wait. Part of the interview will consist of fan questions, so if you have one, call (in the U.S.) 1.702.42.LEAKY (1.702.425.3259)Continued...


IMDb Polls for Best of 2005

Posted by: Melissa
January 02, 2006, 05:04 PM

IMDb is polling readers for the Best of 2005. At the moment, in the "Best Movie" poll, GoF is in the lead in the Best Picture, English Language and Family Movie categories. It is also in the top ten in the Best Popcorn (Most Entertaining), Scariest, Funniest and Action categories. In the "Best Work"Continued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Buona Festa! The Italian Edition of HBP arrives Jan. 6

Posted by: sue
January 02, 2006, 02:25 PM

The Italian edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince goes on sale at midnight on January 5. January 6 is the La Befana holiday in Italy where legend has it that the "Befana" or an old woman with a broom, goes and delivers presents to children. The Italian publishers of theContinued...


Scotland's Hot 100 List

Posted by: sue
January 02, 2006, 10:27 AM

Reader Amoscotia let us know that the Scottish magazine "The List" published their Hot 100 list, and it contained a few people from the Harry Potter world. Cover boy and Potter actor David Tennant (Barty Crouch Jr.) took the top spot. Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling was listed at number 63, and actor Robbie ColtraneContinued...

GoFFilm to launch GoF Virtual Trading Cards

Posted by: sue
January 02, 2006, 09:45 AM

Calling all you trading card fans! is set to launch their online trading cards again, this time with cards from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Reader Margie let us know that at this link we can see the countdown clock marking the time until the update is ready at the WB HarryContinued...


Rupert Grint appears on "Generation Fame"

Posted by: sue
January 01, 2006, 05:18 PM

Many readers have let us know that actor Rupert Grint appeared last night on the UK television program called "Generation Fame." Apparently there is some dancing and skipping going on, and we hear that the Weasley family would not be too impressed with his teapot ('rubbish!' one reader hilariouslyContinued...

J.K. Rowling

New Year, New Witch of the Month at

Posted by: sue
January 01, 2006, 05:07 PM

Here's something to get your spirits soaring :) Check out the new Wizard of the Month at

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