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Weekly Round-Up: More Covid-19 Production Delays, Jason Isaacs Reveals New Role & More!


Mar 22, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

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Amidst the current darkness of postponements and closures due to the global coronavirus crisis including the delay of Fantastic Beast 3 filming, Lumos shone bright from the Wizarding World franchise. Bloomsbury revealed The House-themed Order of the Phoenix editions are on the way, Philosopher’s Stone makes the British Book Awards 30 for 30 list, a …read more!

J.K. Rowling Announces Relaxed Licensing for Virtual Learning During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Mar 20, 2020

Posted by: Kim McChesney

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How often has the Harry Potter series been Lumos in the darkness for millions of its fans? Today its creator brought the magic once again on a global scale, just when the world needed it most. J.K. Rowling reemerged on Twitter today to announce a new initiative from the Wizarding World franchise allowing teachers to …read more!

“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” to get 4K 3D release when Chinese cinemas reopen


Mar 20, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

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Warner Bros. announced today on the Chinese microblogging website Weibo that Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone will be re-released in Chinese cinemas in a remastered 4K 3d format when they re-open after their closure to stem the spread of COVID-19. It has been reported on Deadline that several major Hollywood studios have been approached to bring …read more!

“Philosopher’s Stone” on British Book Awards ’30 from 30′ shortlist

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Mar 20, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

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It has been 30 years since the British Book Awards, known as Nibbies, were launched in 1990. To commemorate this milestone, they are awarding a trophy to the most influential book of the past 30 years. Books in contention have been selected by both readers and trade representatives, and include past winners, as well as one …read more!

JuJuBe launch exciting new Honeydukes collection!


Mar 19, 2020

Posted by: Becki Osborne

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The Californian, luxury backpack, accessory and diaper bag company have conjured up a brand new, Honeydukes inspired collection to add to their existing Harry Potter lines! Back in 2005, friends Joe Croft and Kristin Hunker recognised that ‘the diaper bag industry was lacking durable, high-quality designs, in styles that parents would want to wear’. They wanted to create …read more!

House-themed “Order of the Phoenix” edition available for pre-order


Mar 18, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

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Bloomsbury has been slowly rolling out house-themed editions of each book in the series and the next release is going to be Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on Jun 11, 2020. It’s available for pre-order for £14.39 for residents of the UK and ROI.  It is not available elsewhere. Bloomebury is offering …read more!

‘Fantastic Beasts 3′ Filming Postponed & More Wizarding World Closures Due To Coronavirus


Mar 17, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

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More wizarding world closures and delays have been announced as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, meaning fans are going to rely on online communities more than ever before. Fantastic Beasts 3 filming / principal photography was due to begin yesterday, Monday 16th March, but Deadline, a reliable source of film and entertainment news, has reported that production has …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Coronavirus Pauses Premieres & Productions, New Doctor Who Audio Series With David Tennant, & More!


Mar 15, 2020

Posted by: Kim McChesney

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The coronavirus wreaked more havoc on the Wizarding World this week than a Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom full of Cornish Pixies. We shared the news that Broadway would be going dark until April 12 including the New York production of Cursed Child as would its San Francisco counterpart. We also confirmed that Universal Orlando and Universal Hollywood would …read more!

MinaLima Announce Los Angeles Studio & Ruth E. Carter Costume Design Exhibition


Mar 14, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

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Look out, Los Angeles! Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts graphic design masterminds, MinaLima, have announced a U.S. partner studio: MinaLima Los Angeles – specialists in experiential exhibition design. Their launch project? A touring exhibition by Oscar-winning Costume Designer, Ruth E. Carter, designed by MinaLima Los Angeles. The exhibition will celebrate the groundbreaking achievements of Carter, from her early work, to her …read more!

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London Closing Due To Coronavirus


Mar 14, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

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Warner Bros. Studio Tour – London has made the call to close down to support efforts to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Effective from March 16th at 8pm, guests with tickets up until April 3rd are able to receive a refund, and the tour continues to monitor the situation. Warner Bros. Studio Tour – …read more!

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