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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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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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Tom Felton Attending “Hogwarts Global Fan Celebration” Livestream
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For the 20th Anniversary of the Harry Potter and Philosopher’s Stone film, Tom Felton will feature in next week’s Back to Hogwarts Global Fan Celebration. The event kicks off 2 months of celebrations to mark the milestone anniversary with more to be announced as part of 20 Years of Movie Magic.

Witches, wizards and muggles across the world should head to the Wizarding World YouTube channel at 10.30am BST on Wednesday 1 September for the livestream. There will also be breaking news from the Wizarding World.

Full details here:

November marks twenty years since The Boy Who Lived made his on-screen debut in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The film smashed box office records for highest-opening weekend ever and is today regarded as an iconic moment in movie history.

Two decades later, Harry Potter has become a pop culture phenomenon and the film has since inspired millions of people across the world to fall in love with the magic of the wizarding world. Today, the official Harry Potter Fan Club has over 37 million members and continues to welcome generations of new fans every day.

In honour of this special anniversary, between September and December the Wizarding World invites the fan community to celebrate 20 Years of Movie Magic from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, beginning with a live digital event to mark Back to Hogwarts Day on 1st September. Over 1.1 million global fans tuned in last year, and 2021’s departure is set to be even more spectacular.

Back to Hogwarts Global Fan Celebration | 20 Years of Harry Potter Movie Magic” is presented by the Harry Potter Fan Club and will be hosted by celebrity DJ and self-proclaimed superfan Yinka Bokinni, with a special guest appearance from Tom Felton. Yinka will guide fans through an interactive celebration of 20 years of fandom and share breaking news and features that Harry Potter fans will not want to miss.

Tune in to Wizarding World YouTube from 10.30am (BST) on 1st September to watch live or on-demand. Don’t forget to follow the excitement on social media with #20YearsofMovieMagic.

Fans will also be able to discover how it might feel to start their own journeys to Hogwarts by trying out the newPlatform Nine and Three-Quarters Instagram filter, available on Wizarding World’s Instagram channel from 1stSeptember. In the words of Molly Weasley, “Best do it with a bit of a run if you’re nervous”!

Providing fans of all ages with a host of ways to engage with the celebrations, new exclusive content  focused on 20 Magical Moments from the first film will be released every Wizarding Wednesday including games, quizzes and secrets from the crew who brought it to life. Today, the first moment in the series goes live as Mina Lima, the graphic design duo behind Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts, present a behind-the-scenes video offering fascinating insights into how the iconic Hogwarts Letter was created, go to the 20th Anniversary Hub on WizardingWorld.com and check it out.

The Wizarding World offers something for every fan to enjoy, from getting lost in J.K. Rowling’s original Harry Potternovels, reliving the timeless film magic, through to exploring immersive retail experiences and discovering unique live entertainment which brings the magic to life.

There is so much in store, including more details to come on the hotly anticipated ‘Harry Potter’ Quiz Show and a chance to find out which famous faces share your Hogwarts house…fans are encouraged to keep their eyes peeled for more announcements and join the official Harry Potter Fan Club to be the first to get the latest news.

Filed Under: Harry Potter Films, Official Harry Potter Fan Club, Other Potter Related, Tom Felton
Vera Bradley Announces New Harry Potter collection
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Last year, popular brand Vera Bradley announced a Harry Potter line. They have just released a new Herbology collection as part of their partnership.

Available in a variety of signature Vera Bradley styles – including tote bags, backpacks, crossbody bags, accessories and more – the new beautiful botanical pattern features the magical mandrake, the powerful devil’s snare, and lots of fantastical flowers throughout.

You can purchase the collection on the Vera Bradley website or in store.

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