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Return to Hogwarts 20th Anniversary Special Premiering on Cartoon Network & TBS
Posted by Megs

After it’s initial HBO Max premiere on New Years Day the Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts special will be premiering on Cartoon Network and TBS on April 10th.

The enchanting retrospective special will air first at 6:00 p.m. ET/PT as part of Cartoon Network’s ACME Night with an encore presentation on TBS at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Viewers tuning in to each broadcast will be treated to a special sneak peek of Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly anticipated Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, which is set to hit theaters on April 15. 

For those that missed it, the trailer can be watched below

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WB Games & NetEase Announce Mobile Game – Harry Potter: Magic Awakened
Posted by Megs

Warner Bros. Games and NetEase have announced Harry Potter: Magic Awakened is coming to the Americas, Europe and Oceania Territories after success in Chinese Mainland. Harry Potter: Magic Awakened is a free-to-play immersive collectible card (CCG) and massively multiplayer (MMO) wizarding dueling game featuring a blend of strategy roleplay (RPG.) Fans can pre-register to play or provide their email for updates on magicawakened.com. You can also follow along on Facebook,TwitterInstagram and YouTube.

Set ten years after the Second Wizarding War, witches and wizards will embark on a riveting new story in Harry Potter: Magic Awakened, featuring familiar faces from the original series and new characters alike. As players progress, they will learn spells and charms that can be cast through the form of cards. Players need to accumulate magical knowledge to master these spells, devise unique strategies and form winning combinations – learning what to cast and when – as they venture through increasingly challenging trials, duel other players and master the magic in their own illustrious wizarding journey.

During gameplay fans can experience:

  • Become a Witch or Wizard – Experience all the hallmarks of a wizarding education after customizing your character, attend the Sorting Hat Ceremony, enjoy student life with dorm mates and compete for the House Cup
  • Spell Book & Collectible Cards – Master 70+ spells & summons from taking classes, visiting the Library or from rewards and further customize your deck with Companion and Echo cards for special effects and buffs
  • Duelling – Compete against players in friendly student wizarding duels. Choose from 1v1, 2v2 or a third special duelling mode
  • Unique Art Style – Immerse yourself in the game’s beautiful and distinct art style
  • Immersive Massively Multiplayer World – Explore iconic locations like Diagon Alley, Hogwarts and Hogsmeade; Join House Teams (guilds) and help players take on difficult Classes or Forbidden Forest stories
  • Classes – Attend five classes including Charms, Defense Against Dark Arts, Care for Magical Creatures, History of Magic and Divination – classes rotate daily and can be attended together with friends
  • Story – Experience an all-new original story, featuring familiar faces from the original Harry Potter series and new characters alike – each year at Hogwarts will come with its own story arc
  • Forbidden Forest (Solo or Multiplayer Co-op PVE) – Explore the Forbidden Forest and acquire clues to unlock different stories for rewards, cutscenes and events encountering different creatures like Centaurs, Acromantula, etc.
  • Book With No Name – Play through stories from the original series as Harry, Hermione and Ron – most of these stories will be in the form of a puzzle and will require more than brute force to overcome
  • Quidditch Training – Fly at the Quidditch pitch, practice scoring and utilize different broomsticks, each with special effects
  • Student Ball – Dance with other players in a mini-game where students must tap beats at the right time in order to dance well
Filed Under: Harry Potter: Magic Awakened, Other Potter Related, Portkey Games
Official Trailer for Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts
Posted by Megs

HBO Max and Wizarding World have sent over the trailer for Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts, airing on the streaming service January 1st. It was announced that fans in the UK would be able to tune in on Sky TV and its streaming service NOW.

Announced last month, the retrospective special invites fans on a magical first-person journey through one of the most beloved film franchises of all time. Daniel RadcliffeRupert GrintEmma Watson will reunite, together with other esteemed cast members and filmmakers across all eight Harry Potter films. In celebration of the anniversary of the franchise’s first film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, this unique television event includes brand new cast discussions, insights from the creative team behind the magic, and comments from creator J.K. Rowling.

Additional Harry Potter film alumni joining the memorable tribute include Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph FiennesJason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Tom Felton, James PhelpsOliver PhelpsMark Williams, Bonnie Wright, Alfred Enoch, Ian Hart, Toby Jones, Matthew LewisEvanna Lynch, producer David Heyman and filmmakers Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuarón, Mike Newell and David Yates.

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The Grand Finale of Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses Airing this Sunday
Posted by Megs

This Sunday marks the final week of competition for Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses on Cartoon Network and TBS. Tune in at 8pm on Sunday the 19th. All 4 episodes of the show also will be available on HBO Max in the US on January 1st. If you haven’t seen the first 3 episodes don’t watch the trailer below or you’ll be spoiled on who is in the 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. 

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Key Art Released for Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts
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HBO Max has revealed the official key art for Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts, a retrospective special premiering on January 1, 2022. A trailer is also expected today.

Other cast members joining Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Daniel Radcliffe will be Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Tom Felton, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Mark Williams, Bonnie Wright, Alfred Enoch, Ian Hart, Toby Jones, Matthew Lewis, Evanna Lynch, producer David Heyman and filmmakers Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuarón, Mike Newell and David Yates.

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First Photo of Daniel, Rupert & Emma From Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Special Released
Posted by Megs

Warner Bros. has released a first look photo from the set of the HBO Max special Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts, releasing on January 1, 2022.

Announced last month, Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts reunites Daniel RadcliffeRupert GrintEmma Watson, and other esteemed cast members and filmmakers across all eight Harry Potter films for the first time to celebrate the anniversary of the franchise’s first film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The retrospective special 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. 
 
Additional Harry Potter film alumni joining the memorable tribute include Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph FiennesJason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Tom Felton, James PhelpsOliver PhelpsMark Williams, Bonnie Wright, Alfred Enoch, Matthew Lewis, and Evanna Lynch, among others. 

Filed Under: Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Special
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