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Uncovering the Parallels Between the ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Series

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Dec 02, 2018

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Since Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald released in theaters, discussion over the merits–or, according to some, the lack thereof–of the film has spread across the globe, across the fandom and across the critical spectrum. The numerous plot twists have provided much fodder for debate, with Leaky addressing the questions raised and taking the stance …read more!

Weekly Round-up: A New Role for Rupert Grint, Awards and Nominations for Alfonso Cuarón, Emma Thompson and Brendan Gleeson, & More!

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Dec 01, 2018

Posted by: Kim McChesney | Comments

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Another busy week has passed and we heard news from all corners of the Wizarding World. The Tony-winning Broadway production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child broke another record for weekly tickets sales and both the Melbourne and New York shows released new tickets, and a Weasley sibling reunion is heading to the Midwest. …read more!

25 of Our Biggest Questions About ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’

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Dec 01, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

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Today, December 1st, our lockdown on Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald spoiler content finally lifts, and Merlin’s beard, have we got theories to discuss! PotterCast’s first episode discussing the series made its debut this week, and we’ve already published a review of the film, a piece explaining why the various (and plentiful) twists of the film shouldn’t be confused for plot …read more!

Houses Assemble! Alexa Now Plays ‘Harry Potter Quiz’!

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Nov 30, 2018

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Audible and Pottermore Publishing are partnering to bring an exciting new Harry Potter Quiz to Amazon Echo, Spot and Show users today. Simply ask, “Alexa, play Harry Potter Quiz” to be challenged with three trivia questions, which will be updated daily! The interactive trivia game is hosted by Laurel Lefkow, who introduces each question with passages …read more!

PotterCast 282: ORLY?us discusses “Fantastic Beasts: The Retcons of Grindelwald”

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Nov 28, 2018

Posted by: Amanda Kirk | Comments

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Did you leave the cinema after seeing Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald bubbling over with zillions of issues with the film to research and debate and vent about?  Yeah, we did, too.  The second film of the five-film franchise raised more questions than it answered, to put it mildly.  The PotterCast cast, Melissa, Jon, …read more!

Daniel Radcliffe Voices Demelza Christmas Appeal Video For Children in Hospice Care

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Nov 27, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

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Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter star and Vice President of Demelza Children’s hospice charity, lent his talent to a special Christmas appeal to raise money for children with a terminal condition. The online appeal sees Dan – who is currently starring in Broadway’s ‘The Lifespan of a Fact’ – narrate a two-minute Christmas fundraising film for the …read more!

‘Cursed Child’ Sets Broadway Record For Weekly Ticket Sales

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Nov 26, 2018

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  Harry Potter and the Cursed Child set another Broadway record, reporting gross sales of $2,338,315 last week! The new record for weekly gross ticket sales passes the mark set by the play for the week ending June 17, 2018 ($2,277,446). Cursed Child is now the most awarded new play in theatre history, and has one 25 …read more!

A Weasley Family Reunion is Headed to the Midwest

Today, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps and Bonnie Wright from the popular Harry Potter film series enjoyed a sneak peek of the highly anticipated, spectacularly themed environment, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Ð Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida.

The actors Ð who portrayed siblings Fred, George and Ginny Weasley in the films Ð toured the new land with Thierry Coup, Senior Vice President of Universal Creative, and Alan Gilmore, Art Director of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and the Harry Potter films. During their visit, they:
¥ Took the journey between Hogsmeade Station and KingÕs Cross Station aboard the Hogwarts Express
¥ Stepped inside memorable shops within Diagon Alley, including the Weasley twinsÕ very own shop Ð WeasleysÕ Wizard Wheezes
¥ Encountered goblins at work in the ornate marble hall of Gringotts bank
¥ Sampled the worldÕs only Butterbeer ice-cream at Florean FortescueÕs Ice-Cream Parlour
¥ Dined on traditional British fare at Leaky Cauldron
¥ And more

Opening this summer, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley will bring even more of Harry PotterÕs adventures to life. Inside the land, guests will enjoy themed shops, dining experiences and the groundbreaking thrill ride Ð Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts. The new area will double the size of the sweeping land already found at Universal Orlando, expanding the spectacularly themed environment across both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. 

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Nov 26, 2018

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Kansas City, Missouri is a long way from the magical comforts of the Burrow, but it looks like the Weasleys will be hopping the Floo Network next spring for the Midwest. The region’s largest and longest running comic book convention and pop culture event will be host to a wizarding family reunion when three Harry …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Tom Felton Says He’d Play Draco in Cursed Child On Screen, A New Look at Rupert Grint in The ABC Murders, Victoria Yeates Leaves Call the Midwife for Fantastic Beasts and More!

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Nov 24, 2018

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One week after the wide release of Crimes of Grindelwald, reviews and box office numbers started rolling in. The cast finished off their press tour with the Japanese release of the film, Leaky attended the opening of the Crimes of Grindelwald gallery at the House of MinaLima , and we shared our take on some of …read more!

Behind The Magic of ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ With Graphic Design Duo MinaLima

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Nov 21, 2018

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Being careful not to be seen by muggles, Leaky’s reporters ventured through the crowded streets of London and – with the help of a Confundus Charm or two – slipped into the alley behind the Palace Theatre, home to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Once again we found ourselves at the colorful and quirky House of MinaLima, the graphic design …read more!



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