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Best Film of the Year: Vote on BBC

Posted by: Melissa
November 29, 2004, 09:47 AM

BBC is running a best film of the year vote; pick your favorite (we wonder which it'll be...).

PoA Film

Prisoner of Azkaban wins Children's BAFTA Award

Posted by: sue
November 28, 2004, 05:23 PM

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban won BEST FEATURE FILM at the Children's BAFTA Awards. The children's version of the British Academy of Film and Television Awards were held tonight in England. Shrek 2 however beat Prisoner of Azkaban to win the fan's favourite film award.Continued...

News

Australian Bonus PoA DVD

Posted by: sue
November 28, 2004, 09:11 AM

Several readers have let us know that with today's Australian Sun-Herald newspaper, there was a free promotional bonus Prisoner of Azkaban DVD. TLC reader Vicki reports that this bonus DVD includes the International trailer, "The making of" special that aired on television, scenes from the movie, and someContinued...

PoA Film

Oscar Watch: Something Wicked for Your Consideration

Posted by: sue
November 27, 2004, 12:25 PM

Warner Brothers have launched their efforts to get Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban nominated for awards this year including the Oscars. WB now has their Official Awards Site up and running. The campaign is featuring these aspects of the Prisoner of Azkaban film for consideration byContinued...

Products

New Harry Potter Stamps

Posted by: sue
November 27, 2004, 10:46 AM

There are new Harry Potter themed stamps soon to be available in the U.K. The stamps will feature scenes from the Harry Potter films and novels and include Harry, Ron, Hermione as well as Hagrid. A spokesperson said "We had wanted to issue Harry Potter stamps for some time. The idea behind using Harry is to encourageContinued...

Movies

Sound Off; HP Characterization Survey

Posted by: Melissa
November 26, 2004, 02:51 PM

Fandomer Emily is doing a study on characterization in the HP movies, for which she's set up an online survey - she'll share the results with us as soon as she can, so go take part here. We know y'all have opinions on this; it's a great way to get them heard. Enjoy!

HP Cast

Canadian" ETalk Daily" Interview with Harry Potter Cast Members

Posted by: sue
November 23, 2004, 07:28 AM

Veritaserum has posted a video and transcript of interviews done with Harry Potter cast members at last weeks PoA DVD launch party in London, England. Canadian televison program ETalk Daily spoke with actors Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, David Thewlis, and Tom Felton at the party. SeveralContinued...

Heyman

Heyman: Cocker to Play Weird Sister

Posted by: Melissa
November 22, 2004, 07:31 PM

jarviscocker.jpgHarry Potter Producer David Heyman told us at the DVD launch that singer/songwriter Jarvis Cocker (seen at left) will not only be creating some music for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - he will be appearing at the Yule Ball as a member of the popular wizarding group, The Weird Sisters.

"The Weird Sisters,Continued...

PoA Film

Yahoo DVD Sneak Previews

Posted by: Melissa
November 22, 2004, 07:01 PM

Yahoo has a few sneak previews of the PoA DVD, which comes out in the US & Canada (among other countries) tomorrow - here you can find some deleted scenes & behind-the-scenes tidbits, including an extended scene with Sir Cadogan, and here you can find some information about the 3-movie, 6-dics set, which seemsContinued...

Contests

"I Wanna Be A Wizard Sweepstakes" Now Open

Posted by: sue
November 22, 2004, 05:57 PM

As we told you previously, Kids' WB is having a "I Wanna Be a Wizard Sweepstakes" for a chance to win a walk-on role in the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire film. The sweepstakes is now open and runs this week through Monday, November 29th. It is open to US residents ages 8-14 years old.Continued...

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Chris Rankin: Percy Not In GoF

Posted by: sue
November 22, 2004, 04:31 PM

In a new interview with BBC Norfolk, actor Chris Rankin reinforces what he had said previously, that his character of Percy Weasley would not be in the upcoming Goblet of Fire film.

"Because Percy has always been a minor principal and his storyline doesn't generally affect the main three characters, they'veContinued...

Contests

UK Time Turner Sweepstakes Now Open

Posted by: sue
November 22, 2004, 10:57 AM

Earlier Warners Brothers announced a contest where winners from the USA, Japan, and Canada could win a chance to meet J.K.Rowling and the trio. Well now residents of the U.K. have their own chance to win a meeting with the Harry Potter author and cast members too. The contest is open now and runs through DecemberContinued...

Movies

Cuarón Would "Love" to Return to Direct Later Film; Inks 3-year WB Production Deal

Posted by: Melissa
November 22, 2004, 05:58 AM

More from our DVD launch coverage, this time from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban director Alfonso Cuarón, asked about whether he would return to direct HP 5, 6 or 7:

"Later on if I could I would love to come back and work on another HarryContinued...

News

Bonnie: Yule Ball a Tango Away

Posted by: Melissa
November 21, 2004, 12:05 AM

Our DVD launch report continues, this time with some words from the lovely and polite Bonnie Wright, a.k.a Ginny Weasley in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, who took a minute to talk to us at the party.

TLC: What's happening in your dance scene?
I'm dancing with Matt [Lewis, a.k.a. Neville Longbottom],Continued...

News

Video From PoA DVD Launch

Posted by: sue
November 20, 2004, 08:38 PM

Reuters has a video segment of the Prisoner of Azkaban DVD launch in London. There is video of the trio arriving on the Knight Bus, and some scenes from inside the party. The Hogwarts choir sings a bit of "Toil and Trouble", then there are soundbites with Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Alfonso Cuaron. FinallyContinued...