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“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” nominated for trailer awards


May 11, 2019

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

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Yes, there are awards for best movie trailer.  This is a real thing.  Leaky is not making this up.  Film marketing is a major industry in itself and merits its own awards. When the trailers for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald were released, we were so excited by the substance in them that we might …read more!

Warner Bros. Three-Year Gap: ‘Fantastic Beasts’ and the Fandom


May 09, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

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Warner Bros. finally announced the official release date for the yet-to-be named third installment in the Fantastic Beasts series last month, and fans and fan sites alike were initially stunned by the announcement of the November 2021 date. By the time we meet Newt Scamander and Albus Dumbledore again, three years will have passed since …read more!

Universal Orlando Reveals Animatronic Hagrid to Feature in New Harry Potter Ride!

Universal Orlando Resort has created its most life-like animated figure for the most highly themed, immersive coaster experience yet, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure – opening June 13. And it’s none other than Hogwarts gamekeeper and Care of Magical Creatures professor himself – Hagrid.

May 06, 2019

Posted by: Emma Pocock

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Today Universal Orlando revealed its most life-like animated figure ever, Hagrid, set to feature on their all-new thrill ride, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure! The ‘story coaster’ will open next month on June 13th, and will see guests encounter several magical creatures in a Care of Magical Creatures class in the Forbidden Forest, led by …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Bellatrix and Narcissa Reunite, ‘Willow’ Series Discussions Continue & More!


May 05, 2019

Posted by: Kim McChesney

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  After a new PotterCast episode covering the future of the Fantastic Beasts series, Warner Bros delivered the news that the third instalment in the series would be arriving a year later than expected, November 12th 2021. LEGO announced new Harry Potter sets making their debut this summer, and we took a closer look at Hagrid’s Hut on the North …read more!

Battle of Hogwarts: Interpretations of The Final Battle


May 02, 2019

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Directors, Films, Movies, News, Warner Bros., Yates

May 2nd, 1998. It’s been 21 years since the Battle of Hogwarts took place, and J.K. Rowling took to Twitter today (a big deal, seeing as she hasn’t tweeted since March!) to first update her profile and header image – a move we know means one thing: CLUES. We’re still awaiting her to fulfil her …read more!

Theater Round-Up: Music of “Cursed Child” on vinyl and a new play for Daniel Radcliffe


May 01, 2019

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

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Lots of Cursed Child-related news this week! Cursed Child music coming out on vinyl in June First, the Music of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, composed by Imogen Heap, will be released in vinyl album format on June 21.  You can pre-order it here.  It’s been available in CD and digital formats since November 2018, …read more!

‘Fantastic Beasts 3′ Gets Official November 2021 Release Date!


Apr 29, 2019

Posted by: Emma Pocock

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Today Warner Bros. Pictures announced the official release date for Fantastic Beasts 3 — and it’s definitely not 2020! The release date, November 12, 2021, was announced today by today by Ron Sanders, President, Worldwide Theatrical Distribution and Home Entertainment, who said: “J.K. Rowling created an awe-inspiring universe that has captivated people of all ages, taking us …read more!

Head to the English Moors for a Stay in Hagrid’s Hut!


Apr 29, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

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Are you looking for a magical getaway? Look no further! Book-lover Carol Cavendish has added to her North Shire accommodations, expanding from Lord of the Rings-inspired attractions to a Harry Potter-themed cottage set near Saltburn on the edge of the North York Moors. The opening comes just ahead of May 2, known as International Harry Potter …read more!

New LEGO Harry Potter Sets Coming in Summer 2019!


Apr 29, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

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The wizarding world continues to expand–from the ongoing Fantastic Beasts film series to Universal Orlando’s upcoming Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure attraction, the global reach of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and the ever-growing volume of magical merch, there is more than enough to keep the franchise fresh and exciting for years to come, …read more!

PotterCast Episode 288 “I Need a Map”: J.K. Rowling, Grindelwald, Retcon, and What Comes next for Fantastic Beasts


Apr 28, 2019

Posted by: Kim McChesney

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A new PotterCast has arrived! Have you been counting the days since you listened to “That’s Not My Baby” waiting on the edge of your broom for the next installment? In episode 288, “I Need a Map”, Melissa, John and Frak talk more Fantastic Beasts including the ins and outs of the Johnny Depp situation …read more!

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