Harry Potter: A Look Back

Harry Potter: It All Ends

Please see the video below for the touching ending to the 10 years of incredible work done by the
Harry Potter cast and crew.

Harry Potter: It All Ends

Emotional Goodbyes

J.K. Rowling, Dan Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint Give Emotional Goodbye to 'Potter' Series

J.K. Rowling, Dan Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint Give Emotional Goodbye to 'Potter' Series

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

New Trailer for Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince Video Game

Spoiler Alert! This is a great trailer to the HBP videogame, but if you have not read the book, you might want to skip viewing this trailer. I feel it gives away a little too much of what will be in the upcoming movie. However, if you're not worried about spoilers, then enjoy! - Headmistress Denice

Harry Potter Video GameAs we are nearly a month away from its release date, EA has released another trailer for theHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince video game. Seen here via IGN, you can watch the lovely "Magical Fights" trailer that has several new scenes and locations from the HBP video game, which will be released here in the US on June 30th. Enjoy!

Apple and WB to Release Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince IPhone Application

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Final Release PosterAttention Apple fans! Variety is reporting that there will be a new Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince application released later this year. The article states Warner Bros are "positioning itself as a major distributor of applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch." 

The piece continues:
The studio's first app was the "The Dark Knight: Batmobile" game tied to the December DVD release. This year, it put out the "Watchmen: Justice is Coming" street brawler game app, which all purchasers play together. The game runs in real time, so, for example, when a character is punched by one player, other players immediately see the bruise. Days before "Terminator Salvation" hit theaters, Warner released a graphic novel app to get fans caught up with the latest "Terminator." Next up are apps tied to Harry Potter and Sherlock Holmes."

No word on when the application will be available, and we will update once it has been released.

Work on the Set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Final Release PosterOK this is cool: WB has launched a contest that will allow a lucky fan to actually work on the set of Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsThe Press Association is reporting today that in conjunction with the re-release of the first five Harry Potter films on Blu-Ray and DVD in the UK, they've hidden a token inside one of the discs. The winner "will spend a week on the set at Leavesden Studios, Hertfordshire, working with members of various production departments including set decoration, hair and make-up and the prop department.The winner will also spend time with the film crew and may even have the opportunity to meet members of the cast."

Other great prizes include: Three second prize winners will win a home entertainment system and a DVD box-set of Harry Potter Years 1-5, and 30 third prize winners will receive a Harry Potter Quidditch goody bag containing a Quidditch helmet, training bag and T-shirt.

The re-release will take place on June 15. Good luck to all!

Of Possible Half-Blood Prince Run Time, Changes to Soundtrack Release Date and Even More Trailers Oh MY!

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Final Release PosterSeveral updates to catch up on regarding the soon-to-be-released Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. First thanks to Orkim from Portkey for owling saying the British Board of Film Classification has updated their website again today regarding two possible new trailers. Both received a "12A" classification, meaning they are appropriate for those 12 and older. One of the ratings was for a trailer labeled "IMAX" and runs 1 minute 56 seconds. The second HBP trailer runs 1 minute 34 seconds. We have no idea when these trailers will be released, if they are solely for UK audiences, or when they might be online; updates will follow of course when we can.

Second, readers Michael and Peter owled to say Amazon.com has now changed the release date of the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince soundtrack to July 14. As we reported earlier, and still noted via the online retailer site, the CD was to be originally released July 7. Pre-orders for the score by Nicholas Hooper do remain available here.

Finally, thanks to Jeff from HPANA for alerting us that the Pathe film website as well as a photo of an illegally leaked memo they received from an AMC theater employee state the run time of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film is 153 minutes in length.  As posted back on TLC last December, Potter producer David Heyman already stated the film was running two and half-hours long. Please note: Mr. Heyman also said specifically in October of last year, they would not be putting the film together until six weeks before release to prevent piracy, so it is possible the run time will change slightly.

Actor from Croatia Cast for Role as Gregorovitch

Deathly Hallows Book CoverSeveral readers from Croatia have joyfully let us know the news that native actor Rade Serbedzija has been cast in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, possibly in the role of Gregorovitch, the wand maker and one time owner of the Elder Wand. Speaking in his native language during a recent press conference (seen here via YouTube), theCroatian Times reports that Rade said "I am going to play the role of a wizard who makes swords with special power. I will soon go to London to try on my costume." He also noted that "his role would be small but very interesting," with filming for the part due to take place in November.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Official Harry Potter Uniforms Now Available to Fans

Harry Potter fans are to get the chance to buy their hero's school uniform.

Lochaven International, of Stewarton, Ayrshire, who make the Hogwarts jumpers, tank tops and cardigans for the boy wizard films, are putting the outfits on sale for the first time.

The uniforms, as worn by Harry actor Daniel Radcliffe and the rest of the cast, come in four sets of colours for the four Hogwarts houses.

Lochaven regularly undertakes manufacturing projects for the film industry, most notably the Harry Potter movies. Lochaven of Scotland branded school cardigans, jumpers and tank tops are worn by the cast and extras for every film in the Harry Potter series, including the next thrilling movie, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince!

The clothing is available from Lochaven's website, in children and adult sizes, costing from £25.00 to £45.00 (about $40.00 to $70.00).


Half-Blood Prince Feature to Air During ABC Family Harry Potter Weekend

ABC Family is due to broadcast another Harry Potter weekend, and will include sneak peeks at the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. As the cable channel has done many times in the past, the promos will be short interviews, clips and features on the new Harry Potter movie, running at various times during the weekend. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban will air first on the channel Saturday May 30th at 8:00 pm (Eastern) then again on Sunday, May 31st at 4:30pm. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire will air twice on Sunday, May 31st at 1:00 and then again at 7:30pm.


Sunday, May 24, 2009

Update: 'Half-Blood Prince' to Have 153-Minute Runtime?

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Final Release PosterWe've received word today that a foreign Warner Bros. distributor has stated the runtime for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to be 153 minutes (2 hours, 33 minutes).

While certainly not confirmed, this would put it in line with previous films in the series and producers' comments over the years about limiting each film to around that length.

It should also be noted that the Potter filmmakers were reportedly tweaking the final version of Order of the Phoenix just weeks before its release, but with Half-Blood Prince in the can for so long following its delay to theatres in 2008, it's doubtful further edits will be made.

UPDATE (5/25): Three additional sources have confirmed what we heard on Saturday: An internal memo from AMC Theatres in the U.S. and the web site of Pathé Cinemas in the Netherlands have both stated the runtime to be 153 minutes, and HarryPottersPage.com dug up a 2008 interview with producer David Heyman in which he said the movie would be two and a half hours long.


Saturday, May 23, 2009

New Harry Potter Poster

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Final Release PosterWarner Bros. has released what looks to be the final release poster for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The poster sports the new release date of July 15th.

Also for the first time in a HP poster, the muggle world takes center stage in the background.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be released (finally!) on Wednesday, July 15th.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Direct Download Links to New Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince Featurette

Now we have direct download links to the recent Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Featurette as follows:

Quicktime High Definition

Quicktime Standard

Windows High Def

Windows Standard



Thursday, May 21, 2009

Hi-Res Version of 'Half-Blood Prince' Clip from Ellen Show

Thanks to Warner Bros. for sending over official links to the clip of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince seen on the Ellen show yesterday.

Quicktime HD:


Click here


Windows Media HD:

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince hits theaters on July 15th.


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New Feature from Half-Blood Prince: "I dont need luck, I'm with Dumbledore"

UPDATE: Now available for download here in our video galleries. Screencaps o'plenty available here in our image galleries.

Today is our lucky day, as there is even more brand new footage from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince now online. A Belgium site now has a new featurette online, showing new clips from the film, including Harry speaking to Dumbledore on the Astronomy Tower about giving him his word, also Harry saying I dont need luck, Im with Dumbledore and a funny scene with Slughorn at his home involving a chair. There are also new interview clips with director David Yates and Daniel Radcliffe and more. To watch, click here and then where it says Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince featurette.


Trio to Present New Clip from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince at MTV Awards

Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, and Rupert GrintThe Trio of Dan Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson will present a brand new clip from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince next weekend at the MTV Awards. MTV is reporting this clip will be introduced by the Trio "via telecast from England" and will be "a never-before-seen clip from "Half-Blood Prince," the sixth movie adaptation of the J.K. Rowling boy-wizard book series."

The MTV Movie Awards will air Sunday, May 31st at 9pm (ET) from Los Angeles on the cable station.


8 TV Spots from 'HBP' Now Online

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Final Release PosterAnother day closer to the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and we get some new TV spots from the movie.

Some we have seen before but others contain new footage. Enjoy.


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Emma Updates Website with DH filming

Emma Watson has updated her official website with a new message, talking about the time she spent in Pembrokeshire, Wales, shooting the Shell Cottage scenes for Deathly Hallows.

Hi everyone,

Just got back from the nicest week in Wales. Pembrokeshire is so beautiful. It was such a nice change from the studios and the weather was AMAZING. I think I actually got sun tanned!

Doing night shoots this week, tried to stay up late this weekend to get me used to it.. I realised that in 2 weeks time I will be half way through filming my part in the Deathly Hallows. I can't believe how quickly it is all going now that we are at the end. . I think i might have to start asking people to sign a Harry Potter book for me .. i have never asked anyone for an autograph before but maybe i will regret it if i don't !!

Hope you are all well where ever you are..Love Em x


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Confirmed: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Video Game Due June 30

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Video Game Cover ArtSeveral weeks ago TLC first reported the news, and today it's officially confirmed: EA will release the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince video game on June 30th here in North America. In a press release, it reads

In the game of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, players will return to Hogwarts to help Harry survive a fraught sixth year. They will also have a chance to engage in exciting wizard duels, mix and brew magical ingredients in Potions class and take to the air to lead the Gryffindor Quidditch team to victory. Players may even get sidetracked by Ron’s romantic entanglements as they journey towards a dramatic climax and discover the identity of the Half-Blood Prince.

The new video game will be available onWi, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, PSP (PlayStation Portable), Nintendo DS, Windows PC, Macintosh and mobile devices. You can see all the screencaps of the website, here in our galleries


Monday, May 11, 2009

Update: Various Photos & Video from 'Deathly Hallows' Shell Cottage Filming


Various reports online tonight show fans photos and video from the filming of Shell Cottage for the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows movie.

Numerous actors, including Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Helena Bonham-Carter, to name a few, were on set. Filming is scheduled to take place till the end of the week.

Online reports can be viewed below:

Just Jared
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BBC News
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Western Telegraph
Wales Online
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New Character Posters for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Warner Bros. has released another set of character posters for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. These posters really reflect the dark and dangerous tone of this HP adventure. IMHO, these posters ROCK! Have a look for yourselves.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Soundtrack for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Due July 7, 2009

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Final Release PosterAmazon has updated their website to indicate the score to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince composed by Nicholas Hooper will be available for purchase on July 7th, 2009. With pre-orders currently available here in our Cauldron Shop, the CD is listed at $15.98 (USD), however no track listings are yet available, and we will of course update once those are released.

Reminder note as well: July 7th is the same day Scholastic will release the paperback edition of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows here in the US. Pre-orders for that are also available here.


Friday, May 01, 2009

HBO to Air "First Look" at Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince July 1st

HBO will air their special "First Look" program on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on Wednesday, July 1st at 10:45 pm (ET). According to the schedule, this traditional making of/behind the scenes feature will run 13 minutes in length, and will be re-broadcast several times on the cable station in the month of July.