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Reminder: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses Begins Sunday PLUS an Online Quiz
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Don’t forget to set your DVRs or be at your tv this Sunday, November 28th, at 8pm to watch the first episode of Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournement of Houses. For full details on the show check out this post.

“Gryffindor vs. Hufflepuff”

Helen Mirren hosts the first episode of this epic TV event series. Over four episodes, the Houses of Hogwarts will battle to see which team knows the most about the Wizarding World, featuring more Harry Potter magic than you could find on a day trip to Diagon Alley. Tonight’s match-up sees the brave Gryffindors face the loyal Hufflepuffs for a guaranteed place in the grand finale. Guest stars include: Pete Davidson, Simon Fisher-Becker, Matthew Lewis, and Luke Youngblood. 

You can also play along with the Wizarding World Quiz Championship: Holiday Edition. Beginning today you can take part in a special quiz championship for Christmas, comprised of three rounds across three weeks in the run up to the end of the year. And the best part is – you can compete for your Hogwarts house as you do it.

The three rounds of our quiz are as follows…

SPELLS & STUDIES
CREATURES & CHARACTERS
FUN & FESTIVITIES

Each round will be longer as we go through, meaning more points can be accumulated along the way! You’ll need knowledge of Harry Potter, Cursed Child and the Fantastic Beasts films during these quizzes – so make sure you’ve done your studying. And as you can imagine, they will be ascending in difficulty to really give your magical minds a thorough workout.

Here’s all you need to get started.

Log in or register to get sorted into your Hogwarts house

– Represent your house in the latest round of the Quiz Championship – you can also play previous rounds you may have missed

– Your score (on your first attempt) will be added to your Hogwarts house’s total

– Complete all three rounds to help your house compete for victory

TIP: Look out for weekly study guides in the Harry Potter Fan Club app to help you brush up on your wizarding world knowledge. Our first pack will teach you all about Studies & Spells. Just simply input the code, ahem, STUDIESANDSPELLS to get started.

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“Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts” Coming to HBO Max
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Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and cast members from all eight Harry Potter films have reunited for a new special, Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts, premiering Jan. 1 on HBO Max.

Iconic Cast Includes Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Imelda Staunton, Tom Felton, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Mark Williams, Bonnie Wright, Alfred Enoch, Matthew Lewis, Evanna Lynch, Ian Hart, Filmmaker Chris Columbus and More.

Full details on the special are below:

Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson join filmmaker Chris Columbus and other esteemed cast members across all eight Harry Potter films as they travel back to Hogwarts for the first time to celebrate the anniversary of the franchise’s first film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, which premiered 20 years ago today. The retrospective special Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts will tell an enchanting making-of story through all-new in-depth interviews and cast conversations, inviting fans on a magical first-person journey through one of the most beloved film franchises of all time. The highly-anticipated retrospective will be a capstone event of the holiday season, dropping as the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, on HBO Max. The special will also debut on TBS and Cartoon Network in spring 2022 ahead of the Warner Bros. Pictures theatrical debut of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore and will roll out globally with more details to come.

Alumni of the film franchise will join the memorable tribute, including Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph FiennesJason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Imelda Staunton, Tom Felton, James PhelpsOliver PhelpsMark Williams, Bonnie Wright, Alfred Enoch, Matthew LewisEvanna Lynch, and Ian Hart, among othersHarry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts will honor the magic behind the making of the films and the beautiful family created at Warner Bros. Studios London two decades ago. It will also celebrate the unparalleled legacy of the Harry Potter film franchise and its indelible impact on the hearts, minds, and imaginations of families and fans around the world.

“It has been an incredible journey since the debut of the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone film, and witnessing how it has evolved into this remarkable interconnected universe has been magical to say the least,” said Tom Ascheim, President, Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics. “This retrospective is a tribute to everyone whose lives were touched by this cultural phenomenon—from the talented cast and crew who poured their heart and soul into this extraordinary film franchise to the passionate fans who continue to keep the Wizarding World spirit alive 20 years later.” 

“There’s magic in the air here with this incredible cast, as they all return home to the original sets of Hogwarts, where they began 20 years ago. The excitement is palpable as they prepare to take their fans on a very special and personal journey, through the making of these incredible films,” said executive producer Casey Patterson. 

Produced by Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Warner Horizon at the iconic Warner Bros. Studio Tour London—The Making of Harry Potter, Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts is executive produced by Casey Patterson of Casey Patterson Entertainment (A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote) and Pulse Films (Beastie Boys Story).

Fans can jumpstart their Wizarding World celebration and gear up for the retrospective by checking out the 20th anniversary hub content on WizardingWorld.com. An exclusive first look at the special will debut during the premiere of Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses on Nov. 28 (8:00 p.m. ET/PT) on TBS and Cartoon Network. The bracket-style quiz competition, hosted by Helen Mirren, will feature fans competing to take home the Tournament of Houses championship trophy and will feature magical cameos by Harry Potter film alumni Tom Felton, Simon Fisher-Becker, Shirley Henderson and Luke Youngblood, as well as superfans Pete Davidson and Jay Leno. The epic, four-part competition event will also begin streaming on HBO Max on Jan. 1.

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Vudu Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter with a Sale; Plus a Giveaway!
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November includes a very important date in the Harry Potter fandom. The first film in the Harry Potter series was released in theaters on November 16th 2001. Vudu is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the theatrical release of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by offering discounts on all the Potter films! You can purchase each film for $9.99 or the 8-movie set for $59.99. You can also add on the first two Fantastic Beasts films for an additional $10.

VUDU AND ROTTEN TOMATOES ARE CONJURING UP SOME MAGIC FOR THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HARRY POTTER FILMS 

Save some Galleons, Sickles and Knuts as VUDU celebrates the occasion with a sale so good you think you drank some Felix Felicis

Dive into the Pensieve as Rotten Tomatoes looks back at some of the best magical memories from the movies.

November 16th marks the 20th Anniversary of the U.S. theatrical release of the first movie in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. To commemorate the cinematic introduction of “the Boy Who Lived,” Vudu, the on-demand streaming service, is offering a sale that’s sure to excite Muggles everywhere. Starting today, individual films are on sale for $9.99 a title. Fans who want to discover (or relive) the magic can purchase the 8-movie bundle for $59.99. If a trip to Hogwarts isn’t enough, viewers can add all ten films from the Wizarding World, including Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Fantastic Beasts: The Rise of Grindelwald to their collection for $69.99. 

The magic doesn’t stop there. Touch your portkey and head over to Rotten Tomatoes for even more excitement. . 

Also, one of our readers in the USA can win a  $59.99 Vudu code to purchase the 8-film bundle! Use the widget below to enter now through 11:59pm on November 16th.

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Official Trailer for Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses
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More details have been released for the upcoming Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses show including a trailer. The first episode “Gryffindor vs. Hufflepuff” will air on TBS and Cartoon Network on Sunday Nov. 28th at 8pm. After it’s first run on those channels it will be available on HBO Max next year.

The full schedule is as follows:

Sunday, Nov. 28 – “Gryffindor vs. Hufflepuff”
Helen Mirren hosts the first episode of this epic TV event series. Over four episodes, the Houses of Hogwarts will battle to see which team knows the most about the Wizarding World, featuring more Harry Potter magic than you could find on a day trip to Diagon Alley. Tonight’s match-up sees the brave Gryffindors face the loyal Hufflepuffs for a guaranteed place in the grand finale. Guest stars include: Pete Davidson, Simon Fisher-Becker, Matthew Lewis, and Luke Youngblood. 
 
Sunday, Dec. 5 – “Ravenclaw vs. Slytherin”
Tonight’s blockbuster battle of the Houses of Hogwarts sees the wise and witty Ravenclaws go up against the proud and ambitious Slytherins in a test of Wizarding World knowledge. Only one team can claim an automatic place in the grand finale. As always, tonight’s match-up will take place under the watchful eye of the master of ceremonies  Helen Mirren, and guest star Tom Felton, Shirley Henderson, Jay Leno, and Luke Youngblood. Filled with classic Harry Potter movie moments, this is another historic night in Hogwarts history.
 
Sunday, Dec. 12 – “The Wildcard Round”
Helen Mirren returns to the Wizarding World to oversee this head-to-head wildcard matchup. The two houses that lost their previous battles in this distinguished TV event series now have one last chance to take their place in the grand finale. There will be more Harry Potter trivia than you could squeeze into a cupboard under the stairs. Tonight’s episode is another magical Harry Potter chapter of drama, courage and redemption. Guest stars include: Dan Fogler and Luke Youngblood. 
 
Sunday, Dec. 19 – “The Grand Finale”
Join Helen Mirren for a historic night in the history of Hogwarts as this epic TV event series culminates in the Grand Finale. Tonight’s final edition is full of Wizarding World trivia, packed with magical special guests and overflowing with classic clips. It all comes down to this, one team, one house will tonight lift the inaugural Hogwarts Tournament of Houses trophy. 

More information on the show and what the contestants can win may be found in the press release below:

Gearing up for the greatest fan competition in Wizarding World history, TBS and Cartoon Network released today the official trailer and new details for Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses. Premiering Sunday, Nov. 28 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT, the four-part special event, hosted by Academy Award®-winning actress Helen Mirren, will feature celebrity fans and Harry Potter film alumni as it showcases Wizarding World fandom on a never-before-seen scale.

Revealed in today’s trailer, Harry Potter cast members Tom Felton, Simon Fisher-Becker, Shirley Henderson, Luke Youngblood, and more will make special cameos alongside super fans Pete Davidson, and Jay Leno.

The bracket-style competition will feature fans competing for their Hogwarts house in teams of three. Houses go head to head in four epic battles answering hundreds of Wizarding World trivia questions with help from the live audience to unveil which house knows the intricately detailed universe like the back of their hand. Winning teams of each round will advance to the grand finale to determine who will take home the Tournament of Houses championship trophy.

Along with the spectacular trophy and ultimate bragging rights, the winning house will be awarded with a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Wizarding World locations across the East Coast.* All travel accommodations will be provided for. This includes:

– A $1000 shopping spree at the Harry Potter New York store

– Tickets to the award-winning Broadway production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

-A trip to the brand-new touring experience, Harry Potter: The Exhibition 

– A three-day, three-night trip to experience The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort.

– An advanced screening of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
*Prizes subject to change

Viewers at home can join in and compete for victory in the Wizarding World Quiz Championship, the companion digital quiz event on WizardingWorld.com. Three online quizzes escalating in difficulty will debut every Friday, Nov. 26 through Dec. 10, allowing fans to represent their Official Hogwarts house and test their own Wizarding World knowledge. The winning house of the at-home competition will be announced on Dec. 20.

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Free Harry Potter Pumpkin Carving Stencils
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Wizarding World and UK pumpkin artist Pumpkin Freak have teamed up to create two Harry Potter 20th anniversary pumpkin designs and stencils just in time for Halloween! Inspired by the iconic ‘Great Hall Pumpkins’ scene, where the Great Hall ceiling is filled with floating pumpkins, there are two stencils for fans to try at home:

  • The Snitch for beginners
  • The Hogwarts House Crest for more advanced carvers
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First Look at Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses
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TBS and Cartoon Network have released a first look Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses, hosted by Dame Helen Mirren. The four-part competition series will debut a new episode every Sunday, beginning Nov. 28 through Dec. 19, on TBS and as part of Cartoon Network’s ACME Night. It will be available on HBO Max early next year.

Nearly two decades since the global critical and box office hit of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s StoneHarry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses celebrates the 20th anniversary of the film and continues the Wizarding World spirit showcasing ultimate fan glory on a never-before-seen scale. Featuring hundreds of trivia questions and special guest surprises, this unforgettable event of a lifetime will unveil which fans know the vast, intricately detailed universe like the back of their hand as they compete to take home the title of House Cup Champion.

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