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Official ‘Half-Blood Prince’ global release dates Official ‘Half-Blood Prince’ global release dates

hbp-ddWarner Bros. has posted an extensive list of global release dates (63 total) for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. To give a little bit of perspective, the earliest release dates are July 15th, 2009 in Egypt, Denmark, France, Switzerland (French version), Belgium and Italy. The latest is currently Greece with August 27th, and China’s release date is to be determined. Other dates:

Australia: July 16
United States: July 17
Canada: July 17
United Kingdom: July 17

The complete list of release dates may be found here.

Exclusive ‘Half-Blood Prince’ trailer Exclusive ‘Half-Blood Prince’ trailer

hbpWarner Bros. has kindly sent over an exclusive fan site trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Check it out at the links below. Thanks, WB.!

WINDOWS HD
http://pdl.warnerbros.com/wbmovies/halfbloodprince/trl2/Harry_Potter_TRL_2A_720.wmv.zip
http://pdl.warnerbros.com/wbmovies/halfbloodprince/trl2/Harry_Potter_TRL_2A_1080.wmv.zip
http://pdl.warnerbros.com/wbmovies/halfbloodprince/trl2/Harry_Potter_TRL_2A_480.wmv.zip

WINDOWS STANDARD
http://raincloud.warnerbros.com/wbmovies/halfbloodprince/trl2/Harry_Potter_TRL_2A_Large.asx
http://raincloud.warnerbros.com/wbmovies/halfbloodprince/trl2/Harry_Potter_TRL_2A_Medium.asx
http://raincloud.warnerbros.com/wbmovies/halfbloodprince/trl2/Harry_Potter_TRL_2A_Medium.asx

FLASH
http://pdl.warnerbros.com/wbmovies/halfbloodprince/trl2/Harry_Potter_TRL_2A_480.flv
http://pdl.warnerbros.com/wbmovies/halfbloodprince/trl2/Harry_Potter_TRL_2A_640.flv

QUICKTIME HD
http://pdl.warnerbros.com/wbmovies/halfbloodprince/trl2/Harry_Potter_TRL_2A_1080.mov
http://pdl.warnerbros.com/wbmovies/halfbloodprince/trl2/Harry_Potter_TRL_2A_720.mov
http://pdl.warnerbros.com/wbmovies/halfbloodprince/trl2/Harry_Potter_TRL_2A_480.mov

QUICKTIME STANDARD
http://pdl.warnerbros.com/wbmovies/halfbloodprince/trl2/Harry_Potter_TRL_2A_Large.mov
http://pdl.warnerbros.com/wbmovies/halfbloodprince/trl2/Harry_Potter_TRL_2A_LL.mov
http://pdl.warnerbros.com/wbmovies/halfbloodprince/trl2/Harry_Potter_TRL_2A_Medium.mov
http://pdl.warnerbros.com/wbmovies/halfbloodprince/trl2/Harry_Potter_TRL_2A_Small.mov

IPOD
http://pdl.warnerbros.com/wbmovies/halfbloodprince/trl2/Harry_Potter_TRL_2A_Ipod.m4v.zip.mov

Michelle Fairley cast as Mrs. Granger in ‘Deathly Hallows’ Michelle Fairley cast as Mrs. Granger in ‘Deathly Hallows’

mrs-grangerMichelle Fairley has taken on the role of Mrs. Granger (Mother of Hermione Granger) in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Michelle has admitted she has yet to read the Harry Potter series or watch the films, but will now do so as preparation for her minor role. Part One of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is due to hit theatres on November 19, 2010.

Voting at the Kids’ Choice Awards begins Voting at the Kids’ Choice Awards begins

kidschoiceVoting has begun at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards where Harry Potter has been nominated for “Favorite Book.”

Happy birthday to Ron Weasley! Happy birthday to Ron Weasley!

ron-weasley-rupert-grintHappy birthday to Ron Weasley, who turns 29 today! Best of luck to him and his blossoming career as an Auror.

Robert Pattinson felt filming ‘Harry Potter’ was easier Robert Pattinson felt filming ‘Harry Potter’ was easier

robert-pattinson-cedric-diggoryRobert Pattinson reportedly found filming Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire easier and less stressful than filming Twilight:

It’s different. When I was doing Harry Potter, which I did, there already had been three made. It was already a slick machine by the time I got into it. Whereas with Twilight, people didn’t realize really what it was, the extent of what it was, and it kept growing and growing.

Rupert Grint enjoys filming pace of ‘Cherrybomb’ Rupert Grint enjoys filming pace of ‘Cherrybomb’

rupert-grintIn an interview with Blag magazine, Rupert Grint says, “I think we do get a bit spoiled on Harry Potter. I really prefer the pace of [films like Cherrybomb] – on this one you do maybe seven scenes a day – so it moves really quickly. It’s exciting.”

New Wizarding World poll and concept art released New Wizarding World poll and concept art released

wizarding-world-ww-concept-artThe 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.

Happy birthday, James and Oliver Phelps! Happy birthday, James and Oliver Phelps!

james-oliver-phelps-twinsJames and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley in the Harry Potter films) celebrate their birthday today. A very happy birthday to them!

Warner Bros. launch ‘Harry Potter: The Exhibition’ contest Warner Bros. launch ‘Harry Potter: The Exhibition’ contest

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!