News articles from February 2009
26 February 2009 at 02:59 GMT
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has updated their official site to include a new poll asking which dragon you would rather ride- the choices being a Hungarian Horntail or a Chinese Fireball. A new piece of concept art also portrays Hogsmeade’s Dervish and Banges.
25 February 2009 at 02:52 GMT
James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley in the Harry Potter films) celebrate their birthday today. A very happy birthday to them!
25 February 2009 at 02:48 GMT
U.S residents aged 13 and up now have the chance to enter a new contest to win a trip for four to the opening of ‘Harry Potter: The Exhibition’. The contest will run until March 23. The exhibition will open on April 29 in Chicago, Illinois. For more details, and to enter, click here!
25 February 2009 at 02:45 GMT
Warner Bros. has confirmed that the second part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will hit theatres on July 15, 2011. Part One is due to be released on November 19, 2010.
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24 February 2009 at 02:41 GMT
TODAY Australia recently debuted a new, cohesive look of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, featuring most clips we’ve seen before, but some of which we as of yet hadn’t. The video is available here at YouTube.
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21 February 2009 at 02:36 GMT
The Scotsman reports that J. K. Rowling paid a heart-warming visit to the Royal Edinburgh Hospital in Morningside to interact with patients. She daubed graffiti on the walls of the Young People’s Unit, which cares for teenagers with psychiatric conditions. According to consultant psychologist Dr Jane Morris:
“She really does spread magic. She’s a natural and knows how to talk to young people. And she’s extremely cool. She does graffiti on the walls which is probably worth a fortune. She’s drawn all of us and wrote ‘JK Rowling was here’.“
21 February 2009 at 02:32 GMT
Alan Rickman (“Severus Snape”) celebrates his birthday today. Best wishes to the man who plays a very significant role in the sixth Harry Potter film.
21 February 2009 at 02:13 GMT
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince video game product manager, John Fenno, has recently given an interview in which he discusses the delay of the Half-Blood Prince film and more. The interview also includes some clips from the game.
19 February 2009 at 02:24 GMT
James Foster, the Art Director for both Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, will attend an art/technology festival between April 2nd-4th in Magee, Ireland. He has also worked with films Bourne Ultimatum, Stardust, Hellboy and Quantum of Solace.
19 February 2009 at 02:22 GMT
According to reports from the NYC toy fair, there will be no more Harry Potter LEGOs in the future because at this point, the series has gotten much darker, and “it has become very hard to produce kid-friendly sets.”