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MTV Looks Forward to "Half-Blood Prince" in 2008

Posted by: sue
January 07, 2008, 04:28 PM

With the start of the new year come the lists of anticipated films due in the months ahead. MTV has a new article now online regarding the movies they are most looking forward to seeing, naming "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" at the number two spot behind "Bond 22." They write of the sixthContinued...

Film Awards

Awards Updates: Golden Globes and More

Posted by: sue
January 07, 2008, 04:09 PM

We have several pieces of news regarding various film awards and the Harry Potter films and cast.

Last month we told you several actors from the Harry Potter films had been nominated for the Golden Globe awards. Due to the ongoing writer’s strike, the Screen Actors guild issued a statement indicationContinued...

Home Video / DVD

Blu-Ray Format DVDs Exclusive to WB Releases Starting Mid 2008

Posted by: Edward
January 05, 2008, 06:12 PM

Warner Bros. has announced their decision to exclusively release all future High Definition editions of their films in the Blu-ray format DVDs, and no longer produce the HD DVD versions, starting later this year. The decision was reached, they say, “in response to consumer demand”Continued...

Companion Books

Lexicon Dispute Update

Posted by: Melissa
January 05, 2008, 05:21 AM

We last told you that the WB/JKR vs. RDR Books case, in which WB and JK Rowling are suing a Michigan publisher over its attempts to publish a print version of The Harry Potter Lexicon, would next be updated on January 7, this coming Monday, when WB/JKR file their full petition for an injunction on publication. That date hasContinued...

HBP Film

Fake Half-Blood Prince Poster Circulating

Posted by: Melissa
January 04, 2008, 10:52 PM

This poster, which has been circulating online as a real poster for Half-Blood Prince, is fan-made, says WB.

Happy Movie Season!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Del Toro Talks Again on Possibly Directing "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: sue
January 03, 2008, 03:59 PM

As Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is currently in production with David Yates at the helm of the film, rumors continue to swirl over who will direct the final Harry Potter film that is set to be released sometime in 2010. One of the directors mentioned moreContinued...


Radcliffe, Fry Donate Glasses to Holocaust Memorial Event

Posted by: sue
January 03, 2008, 02:25 PM

Actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and UK Harry Potter audio book narrator Stephen Fry have donated their glasses to a project being held as part of Holocaust Memorial Day in the UK. This is North Scotland reports that they donated their eye wear for an exhibit that reflects this strikingContinued...

OotP Film

"Order of the Phoenix" Film and Actors Top AOL and Yahoo Best of 2007 Lists

Posted by: Edward
January 03, 2008, 03:23 AM

Now that 2008 is here, many media outlets continue to look back at 2007. Here is a brief round up of some of the latest in this group of lists:

AOL Moviefone has released the poll results of their The Best and Worst of 2007. It is not a surprise that the Harry Potter filmsContinued...


Leaky's Potter Year In Summary Contest Winners Announced

Posted by: Edward
January 03, 2008, 01:10 AM

Our last Leaky contest, the Potter Year In Summary, is now complete and we are very happy to announce the winners in the contest’s three categories: Video, Art, and Writing. In this contest, we asked you to share with us your memories of the big events this fandom gave us in 2007 usingContinued...


Poll for Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park Now Working

Posted by: sue
January 02, 2008, 11:59 PM

Right before the holidays, Universal Orlando sent out emails indicating they had opened a poll regarding their new "Wizarding World of Harry Potter" theme park attraction, however the poll unfortunately was not working for many fans. It appears they have sorted out their technicalContinued...


PotterCast 131 J.K. Rowling Interview Transcript

Posted by: Melissa
January 02, 2008, 03:41 PM

The portion of PotterCast 131 with J.K. Rowling on it has been transcribed, as always, by our excellent PotterCast elves (if you’d like to join the transcription team, send an email to!) – to hear it yourself, visit, or just:

And now, enjoy!Continued...


Happy 2008! Celebrate with PotterCast 132!

Posted by: Melissa
January 01, 2008, 05:19 AM

Welcome to 2008! Stroll down memory lane of last year with us. Our Harry Potter podcast this year featured interviewsw with J.K. Rowling, Rupert Grint and Evanna Lynch; a tour through the United States and going to London; a book release and canon discussion and set visits and more. Join us as we look back,Continued...


10 Years in Harry Potter: A Video Retrospective By

Posted by: Melissa
January 01, 2008, 12:20 AM

Leaky video editor JP has put together a fantastic retrospective today as we close out this remarkable year, this tenth year of Potter. You can view it at the YouTube viewer below, or by using the download link to save it to your own computer. It will also shortly become availableContinued...

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