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Harry Potter Films Top New UK Poll

Posted by: sue
February 25, 2007, 11:25 AM

In a new survey conducted in the UK, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was voted the most favorite British-made children's feature film. Conducted by First Light Movies and the UK Film Council, results of the poll showed:

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone came first with 34% of the poll,Continued...

Biggerstaff

Sean Biggerstaff Talks "Cashback," Quidditch and Life after Potter

Posted by: sue
February 11, 2007, 09:14 PM

Actor Sean Biggerstaff, known for his role as Gryffindor Quidditch Captain Oliver Wood, is the subject of a new interview in the Scotsman where he discusses landing a part in the Harry Potter films, and what happened as his character was written out of the third movie. Sean relaysContinued...

Williams

John Williams Misses Scoring Potter Films

Posted by: sue
January 24, 2007, 10:57 AM

Earlier this month The Chronicle of Higher Education featured a new interview with composer John Williams where he discussed his involvement with scoring the music for the Harry Potter films. Asked why he was unable to score the music for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, John Williams said it due toContinued...

Movies

UK Film Spending Rises, With a Little Help From Harry

Posted by: Melissa
January 16, 2007, 08:53 AM

Spending on film production in the UK jumped by 48 percent in 2006 to more than £840 million (about $1.64 billion), thanks in part to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. One hundred thirty-four films, also including Stardust, His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass, KennethContinued...

News

WB to Release Harry Potter High Def DVDs This Year

Posted by: sue
January 08, 2007, 07:50 AM

As long rumored, Warners Brothers has formally announced today that they will be releasing all of the Harry Potter films in a High Definition format DVD this year. While no specific release schedule has yet been stated, fans can expect to see Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry PotterContinued...

News

Reminder: Harry Potter DVDs to Disappear Off Store Shelves

Posted by: sue
January 05, 2007, 09:07 AM

A reminder that back in November WB confirmed to TLC that the existing Harry Potter DVDs would no longer be available for purchase starting January 5. However, there is still time to purchase them via retailers such as Amazon, who states that while the discs are going on moratorium, youContinued...

Cuaron Interviews

Alfonso Cuaron Interview Mentions Ties Between PoA Film and HBP; Expresses Interest in "Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: sue
December 26, 2006, 01:11 PM

Prisoner of Azkaban director Alfonso Cuaron has given a new interview with SFGate.com where he mentions again his interest in possibly returning to helm a Harry Potter movie. Echoing previous reports, Mr. Cuaron says he recently spoke as wellContinued...

Cuaron

Alfonso Cuaron Talks a Possible Return to Potter Films

Posted by: sue
November 19, 2006, 08:38 AM

PoA director Alfonso Cuaron has given two new interviews where he expressed his interest in possibly returning to direct another Harry Potter movie. In this first interview with jewreview.net, Mr. Cuaron spoke of his enjoyment of directing Prisoner of Azkaban, and said he "wouldn'tContinued...

Movies

A Very Harry Movie Weekend Due on ABC Family

Posted by: sue
November 10, 2006, 04:31 PM

Just in time to kick off your very Harry holiday season, ABC Family will be airing the first three Harry Potter movies December 1-3. As seen in this ad for their annual "25 Days of Christmas," the cable channel will air a different Harry Potter movie each night starting at 7 or 7:30pm (EST).Continued...

Products

New NECA Voldemort, Death Eater Figures Due in March

Posted by: sue
November 03, 2006, 10:07 PM

Previously we told you NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association) had landed the contract to make new Harry Potter products and toys. NECA has now announced the first of these products will be hitting the shelves in March of 2007, and they will include new Voldemort and Death EaterContinued...

PoA Film

Prisoner of Azkaban to Air on ABC Tonight

Posted by: sue
October 28, 2006, 12:13 PM

Just in time for all those early Halloween parties, ABC will be airing Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban tonight at 8pm (ET). In addition to the regular network premiere, according to the press release, the film will also "be broadcast in HDTV format with 5.1-channel surround sound andContinued...

Movies

Concept Art for the Harry Potter Films

Posted by: sue
October 11, 2006, 10:45 PM

Dermot Power, who created the concept art for the last three Harry Potter films, has updated his website with some of the fantastic pieces he made for the recent movies. At this link, you can see some of his work for Goblet of Fire, Prisoner of Azkaban, and Chamber of Secrets. Some examples of his art includeContinued...

Warner Bros.

New Section Added to Warner Bros.' Official Harry Potter Website

Posted by: Melissa
August 30, 2006, 12:35 PM

Warner Bros.' official Harry Potter website has been updated with a new Pensieve section, which includes Teasers and Trailers, Interviews, Movie Clips and DVD Extras. Check it out! Thanks to all who sent this in.

Music

Prague Philharmonic Releases CD of Music From the Harry Potter Films

Posted by: Melissa
April 26, 2006, 09:15 PM

The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by James Fitzpatrick, has released a new CD entitled "Music From the Harry Potter Films." The CD's fifteen tracks include selections composed by both John Williams and Patrick Doyle, and showcase music fromContinued...

Products

2007 Harry Potter Calendars Due in July

Posted by: sue
April 21, 2006, 08:46 AM

A sneak peek of the new 2007 Harry Potter calendars are now online. These calendars, which will feature scenes from all four Harry Potter films, include new wall calendars, a desk calendar and a day- to- day calendar. There are two new nice photos from the artwork included in the Mini-Wall calendarContinued...