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Free Harry Potter Pumpkin Carving Stencils
Posted by Megs

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
Filed Under: Other Potter Related
First Look at Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses
Posted by Megs

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.

Filed Under: Other Potter Related
Special Screenings at WB Studio Tour London for 20th Anniversary
Posted by Megs

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by holding special screenings of the film in November. The film had it’s world premiere on November 4th 2001 and it’s official opening was November 16th 2001 in the UK, Ireland, USA and Canada.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Screenings in the Great Hall

19th – 22nd November 2021

After 20 years, relive the magic where it all began as Warner Bros. Studio Tour London invites guests to take a seat in the Great Hall of Hogwarts for a showing of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Each evening from Friday 19th – Monday 22nd November, fans are invited to explore the authentic sets, props and costumes of the Studio Tour and stop for a refreshing Butterbeer before returning to the Great Hall after-hours. Visitors will step in to the festively decorated Great Hall and take a seat on comfy Hogwarts-house themed bean bags to enjoy the film with a drink and snack from the Honeydukes Trolley!

The screening on Monday 22nd November will be adapted for visitors on the autism spectrum and for those with other sensory needs.

Tickets will go on sale on the 30th of September at 10am. Tickets include:

  • Non – exclusive Studio Tour entrance ticket (From 2.00pm)
  • Exclusive ‘Summer Screenings’ ticket to watch Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone in the Great Hall
  • Butterbeer tankard OR Butterbeer ice cream taster
  • One hot meal from The Hub or Backlot Café
  • One drink of wine / beer / soft from The Hub or Backlot Café
  • One ‘movie treat’ from the Honeydukes trolley
Filed Under: Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter
Robbie Coltrane and David Bradley Doodle for Charity
Posted by Megs

Actors Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid) and David Bradley (Filch) have sketched original drawings for a charity eBay auction. The auction will begin on eBay on National Doodle Day – September 17th.

Since National Doodle Day began in 2004, doodlers far and wide have raised over £180,000 for Epilepsy Action, all to improve the lives of people with epilepsy.

Each year Epilepsy Action supports over 2 million people through a range of services,
including the Epilepsy Action Helpline freephone 0808 800 5050, branch network, events
and website.

  • £18 – pays for a helpline adviser to reassure someone coming to terms with a diagnosis
  • £48 – can help give a new local support group the resources to be there for more people
  • £100 – means 47 children can learn about epilepsy and stay safer
  • £450 – can give a specialist volunteer the skills and resources to train staff in schools, care homes and workplaces
Filed Under: David Bradley, Robbie Coltrane
Tom Felton Attending “Hogwarts Global Fan Celebration” Livestream
Posted by Megs

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
Giveaway: The Opposite of Butterfly Hunting by Evanna Lynch
Posted by Megs

Evanna Lynch is launching her memoir titled The Opposite of Butterfly Hunting: The Tragedy and The Glory of Growing Up; A Memoir this autumn and we’re giving you the chance to be one of THE first people to read it! Evanna is best known for playing Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter series and for her beauty box – Kinder Beauty. The book will be released on October 14th in the UK and October 19th in the US. Today we’re giving UK fans the chance to win an early copy of the book as well as a few other goodies!

The raw and compelling new memoir from actress and activist Evanna Lynch about the messiness of adulthood, growing up in the spotlight, and her battle between perfection and creativity.

Evanna Lynch has long been viewed as a role model for people recovering from anorexia and the story of her casting as Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter films has reached almost mythic proportions. Yet even after recovery, there remains a conflict at the very core of her being: a bitter struggle between the pursuit of perfection, and the desire to fully and fearlessly embrace her creativity.

In her memoir, Evanna confronts all the complexities and contradictions within herself and reveals how she overcame a life-threatening eating disorder, began to conquer her self-hate and confronted her fear of leaving the neatness and safety of girlhood for the unpredictable journey of being a woman.

This is a story of the tragedy and the glory of growing up, of mourning girlhood and stepping into the unknown, and how that act of courage is the most creatively liberating thing a woman can do.

We will be giving away five copies of the book along with a gorgeous butterfly inspired goodie pack! In order to enter you will need to quote retweet one of our giveaway announcements on Twitter (here or here) with the hashtag #ButterflyHunting or share the image of the book cover at the top of this post on your (public) Twitter. You can also tag us “@MM_Official” if you’d like to help us keep track of entries! The giveaway is open to residents of UK only and will end on September 1st.

Filed Under: Evanna Lynch, Giveaway

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