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Helping Haiti Heal Continues on Livestream Today at 2pm EST

Posted by: Edward
January 30, 2010, 12:35 PM

Today, January 30th, at 2pm EST, a second Helping Haiti Heal live fundraising webcast will take place on the SayAHA Livestream channel benefitting Partners in Health.  Helping Haiti Heal is a home-grown effort to contribute to the growing humanitarian aid and charitable reliefContinued...

Fans

Wizarding World's Hogwarts Castle Feels "about 700 feet tall;" More on Butterbeer at the Park

Posted by: Edward
January 30, 2010, 01:19 AM

Additional details from the recent reveal of new information about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park have come online via two new reports via MTV.  First, the subject of the towering Hogwarts Castle is discussed here by ThierryContinued...

Composers

New Interview with Nicholas Hooper on Scoring Harry Potter Films

Posted by: Rosi
January 29, 2010, 08:12 PM

Warner Bros.' monthly Harry Potter newsletter has a brand new interview with Nicholas Hooper in which he talks about his experiences scoring "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" and  "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix." In the interview Mr. Hooper comments that theContinued...

Video Games

New Harry Potter LEGO Video Game Trailer, Screenshots, First Look; May 2010 Release Date

Posted by: Edward
January 29, 2010, 05:01 PM

IGN has posted a first look at the LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1 - 4 video game, which included a series of six new screenshots and a third trailer featuring new clips and spells from the game.  Most interestingly, the trailer for the video game, whichContinued...

Fans

Official Word on Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park Advertisement; High Res Screen Grab

Posted by: Edward
January 29, 2010, 11:14 AM

As a followup to our story below, Universal Orlando Resort has this morning issued a press release regarding the launch of a national advertising campaign for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park during the first half of the upcoming SuperContinued...

Fans

Super Bowl Commercial Planned for Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park

Posted by: Edward
January 28, 2010, 11:11 PM

The New York Times Media Decoder has an article online which relates plans by Universal Orlando to include the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park as part of a commercial to air during the upcoming Super Bowl game.  Noting that the spot is set to broadcastContinued...

Leaky

January Issue of The Quibbler Now Online

Posted by: Rosi
January 28, 2010, 03:48 PM

Today we bring you a brand new issue of The Quibbler, The Leaky Cauldron's monthly publication for "news that no-one else will publish." In this issue you will find articles on the remarkable discovery of a common herb cure for Dragon Pox, baffled Muggles on New Year's Eve, as well as Aberforth's page threeContinued...

HP References

Dobby Voted One of the "Most Downtrodden (Yet Inspiring) Characters in Movie History"

Posted by: Rosi
January 28, 2010, 03:42 PM

Empire Online has named Dobby as one of their eight "Most Downtrodden (Yet Inspiring) Characters in Movie History." Wall-E, Spartacus and Napoleon Dynamite were amongst the other "luckless individuals who at least make our lives better." The feature provides a backgroundContinued...

HBP Film

"Half-Blood Prince" Wins Three RAFA Awards

Posted by: Edward
January 28, 2010, 02:38 PM

Today, the winners of the Fourth Annual Richard Attenborough Film Awards were announced, and included three wins for the "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" film.  The sixth Potter film was awarded top honors in the categories of:
  • Classic FM's Film Music of the Year Award
  • "The Alan TitchmarshContinued...

News

Wizarding World is "Pretty Close" to a Set Opening Date; More Details Revealed

Posted by: Melissa
January 28, 2010, 12:01 PM

During a conference call today with Thierry Coup, vice president of creative development for Universal Creative, representatives from fan sites were told that the Harry Potter theme park is "pretty close" to a set opening date and hopes to announce that date soon. As ofContinued...

News

WWoHP Ollivander's Details and Pics

Posted by: Melissa
January 28, 2010, 10:18 AM

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter park has sent over a new picture of Ollivander's Wand Shop (which you can see in full rez here in our galleries, or by clicking the below picture):



Harry Potter Park

You can see a video about upcoming features here in our video galleries.

As mentioned in our previous post, visitors to Ollivander'sContinued...

Movies

3D Map of Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Thursday Issue of USA Today; Video Tutorial and Article Online (Updated)

Posted by: Edward
January 28, 2010, 09:05 AM

Update:  We now have for you the USA Today map and video gallery version of the 'How-To' video available.

As readers will recall, USA Today will be including a 3D "augmented-reality" map of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter as partContinued...

Walters Interviews

Julie Walters: "We have a bit of a wand contest" in "Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: Rosi
January 28, 2010, 05:04 AM

Julie Walters (Mrs. Weasley) speaks briefly about her role in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" in a new interview on the What's On TV website. When asked about what the actress planned to do next, Walters replied:

“It is back to Harry Potter. Mrs Weasley has a lot to do thisContinued...

Movies

WB Plans for Permanent UK Studio; Public Tours of Harry Potter Sets

Posted by: Edward
January 27, 2010, 10:47 AM

The Financial Times has an article online which reveals plans by Warner Bros. to establish "a permanent base in the UK as part of an estimated £100m ($161m)-plus investment that would make it the only Hollywood major to own a studio outside the US."  This base at LeavesdenContinued...

DH Film

Rumor: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" in 3D?

DH Film
Posted by: Edward
January 26, 2010, 02:42 PM

Reports are now making their way around the internet regarding rumors that the upcoming "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" films are set appear in 3D upon their theatrical release.  A report originating on the Hollywood Reporter Heat Vision Blog reports that following early 3D conversionContinued...

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