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Hallowe'en Issue of The Quibbler Now Available

Posted by: Rosi
October 30, 2011, 04:35 PM

The Hallowe'en edition of The Quibbler, Leaky's monthly publication for "all the news you won't find anywhere else" is now available for your reading pleasure! You can download it in PDF here or zipped format here. If you want to submit an article to the next issue, find out how you can do so rightContinued...


Alexandre Desplat Named Composer of the Year at World Soundtrack Awards

Posted by: Mel
October 30, 2011, 03:44 PM

This weekend the World Soundtrack Awards were held at Ghent International Film Festival and Alexandre Desplat, composer of the scores for "Deathly Hallows: Part 1" and "Deathly Hallows: Part 2," was named composer of the year.

The other winners at the festival can be foundContinued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Mrs. Weasley!

Posted by: Mel
October 30, 2011, 03:04 PM

October 30th marks the birthday of Mrs. Molly Weasley, fabulous cook and amazing mum! Please join Leaky in wishing Mrs. Weasley a happy birthday!

DH Film

International Territories to be Unaffected by Harry Potter DVD Pull

DH Film
Posted by: Stephanie_J
October 29, 2011, 01:08 PM

Cinema Blend is reporting that international territories, meaning any country apart from the United States, will not be affected by Warner Bros.' decision to stop shipment of the "Harry Potter" DVDs and Blu-rays after Dec. 29, 2011. Fans in the U.S. will still be able to purchaseContinued...

DH Film

Behind the Scenes Clips: Molly Weasley's Famous Line, Dumbledore and Harry's Relationship

DH Film
Posted by: Stephanie_J
October 29, 2011, 12:42 PM

Entertainment Weekly has released an exclusive behind the scenes clip from the "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" Blu-ray. The clip features interviews with the Weasley actors discussing Molly Weasley's (Julie Walters) famous line in the series when she battles BellatrixContinued...

JKR Interviews

Video: J. K. Rowling Discusses the Possibility of Killing Ron While Writing the Harry Potter Books

Posted by: Edward
October 28, 2011, 09:41 PM

Video has made its way online from the special features on the forthcoming "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" Blu-ray DVD showing a moment from the Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and J.K. Rowling sit down interview where the author talks about the possibilityContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Pottermore Beta Testing Period Extended

Posted by: Edward
October 28, 2011, 12:05 PM

The Pottermore Insider Blog has been updated to announce that the beta test period for J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter online experience will be extended in order to further improve the functionality of the site.  This decision, the blog post notes, follows the gathering of information from the originalContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Pottermore Insider Reveals Making of Hufflepuff and Slytherin Crests

Posted by: Stephanie_J
October 27, 2011, 01:09 PM

As a continuation of last week's blog post, the Pottermore Insider is giving fans a look behind-the-scenes at the creation of the four Hogwarts house crests.

Once again, a step-by-step process is outlined, this time for the Slytherin and Hufflepuff crests. The illustrations wereContinued...


"Brooms Up!" Quidditch Documentary

Posted by: Rosi
October 27, 2011, 12:54 PM

The IQA have uploaded a documentary about the 2010 Quidditch World Cup IV to their YouTube channel. The film, just over 29 minutes in length, was produced by Boxer Films and Alivan's Wand and Broom Makers and can be seen here on YouTube or below. A synopsis is as follows:

On November 13-14, 2010, 46 colleges, 750Continued...

Home Video / DVD

Followup: December 29th Last Day WB will Ship Current Harrry Potter Film Titles

Posted by: Edward
October 26, 2011, 11:31 AM

In a followup to Leaky's September 20th news that Warner Bros. would cease shipment of all eight "Harry Potter" films on BluRay and DVD starting December 29th, has posted a snippet containing further information about the decision.  They report:



"The Love Life of Ron Weasley" Video Unlocked on Harry Potter: The Quest

Posted by: Stephanie_J
October 26, 2011, 10:08 AM

Users of the website Harry Potter: The Quest recently unlocked a new video called "The Love Life of Ron Weasley." The video includes interviews with Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), Emma Watson (Hermione Grange), David Yates (director) and DavidContinued...


Harry Potter Pop-Up Shop Opens at Harrods

Posted by: Stephanie_J
October 25, 2011, 11:57 AM

A new Harry Potter pop-up store has opened on the third floor of the popular London department store, Harrods.

Fans will have the opportunity to shop for Harry Potter products from the likes of the Noble Collection, LEGO, Hasbro and more. Original costumes and props from the films will also be on display,Continued...


Videos: Dan Radcliffe Reveals "The Woman in Black" Ghost Story Competition, and Reads from "The Woman in Black"

Posted by: Mel
October 24, 2011, 10:00 PM

Dan Radcliffe has announced a ghost story competition on YouTube to celebrate the upcoming release of "The Woman in Black." This contest is open to residents of the UK and Ireland only and submissions are open from October 31st to DecemberContinued...


Early Review: Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey

Posted by: Edward
October 24, 2011, 12:20 PM

Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey, which arrives in bookstores this Tuesday, is one of the most comprehensive Harry Potter film guides imaginable.  Its 532 pages, three times as many as Harry Potter Film Wizardry, are filled with countlessContinued...

HP Cast

"Deathly Hallows: Part 2" and Harry Potter Actors Nominee Selections for People's Choice Awards

Posted by: Mel
October 23, 2011, 07:18 PM

"Deathly Hallows: Part 2" and several actors from the Harry Potter series have been placed on the nominee selection lists for several categories in the 2012 People's Choice Awards. You can vote here for "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" and the actors so thatContinued...

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