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Harry Potter Celebrates 15th Birthday with New Cover

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Harry Potter Celebrates 15th Birthday with New Cover

Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children’s publishing, education and media company, today unveiled the new cover for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – the sixth of seven trade paperback editions with new covers illustrated by New York Times bestselling author and illustrator, Kazu Kibuishi. Kibuishi and David Saylor, Vice President, Creative Director, Scholastic, unveiled [...]

Harry Potter Show at Discovery Times Square

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Harry Potter Show at Discovery Times Square

Harry Potter: The Exhibition, is returning to Discovery Times Square on November 3. Since its earlier run in New York City in 2011, the exhibition has been updated with artifacts from the film series, including the final film. In addition to the hundreds of original props and costumes from the Harry Potter films displayed during [...]

Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Coming to Japan

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Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Coming to Japan

Universal Studios Japan, in partnership with Warner Bros. and Universal Parks & Resorts, announced today that they will be bringing The Wizarding World of Harry Potter to Japan, marking the global expansion of this themed entertainment experience that started at Universal Orlando Resort nearly two years ago. The announcement was made by Glenn Gumpel, president [...]

Now Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Hollywood

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Now Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Hollywood

Warner Bros. Entertainment and Universal Parks and Resorts announced Tuesday a partnership to bring The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – a themed entertainment environment which debuted in Orlando in June 2010 – to Universal Studios Hollywood. The two companies also announced their plans to expand The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando [...]

Sony Introduces “World’s Lightest” eReader

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Sony Introduces “World’s Lightest” eReader

Sony has announced the launch of its new eReader, which is claimed to be the lightest touch screen 6″ eReader device, Reader Wi-Fi (PRS-T1). At under 6 ounces and with a 6″ E-Ink Pearl V220 touch screen, Reader Wi-Fi is smaller than an average paperback book, can easily fit into a bag or pocket and [...]

Harry Potter Smashed Box Office Records

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Harry Potter Smashed Box Office Records

Warner Bros. Pictures’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, the final adventure of the film series based on the books by J.K. Rowling, smashed all box office records in the UK and Ireland, earning a staggering GBP23 million in its opening weekend. The announcement was made Sunday by Josh Berger, president and [...]

‘Harry Potter’ Selling Like Hot Cakes on Fandango

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‘Harry Potter’ Selling Like Hot Cakes on Fandango

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II” does not open until July 15 (one week from tonight at midnight). But Fandango, a leading moviegoer destination, is reporting it has already sold out more than 2,000 “Part II” showtimes across the country (U.S.), from Anchorage, Alaska to Sunrise, Florida. Meanwhile, J.K. Rowling has announced Pottermore [...]

Harry Potter Creator J.K. Rowling with Pottermore

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Harry Potter Creator J.K. Rowling with Pottermore

J.K. Rowling has announced Pottermore – a free-to-use website, which builds an online experience around the reading of her Harry Potter books. The project is partnered by Sony. The announcement today, June 23, was heralded by the revealing of the website’s name via an online search for its letters, and a ‘coming soon’ holding page [...]

Is Harry Potter Wizard a Lifted Concept?

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Is Harry Potter Wizard a Lifted Concept?

Harry Potter has been fighting fictional battles in the books and on the theater screens. But now a real battle is imminent for the charming wizard. New battleground: Court. The Estate of Adrian Jacobs, the deceased British children’s author, has expressed its regrets that its US breach of copyright action brought in good faith against [...]

Harry Potter on Facebook with Emma Watson

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Harry Potter on Facebook with Emma Watson

To celebrate the 100-day countdown to the opening of the “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1,” Emma Watson who plays Hermione Granger has announced that 100 tickets for the World Premiere will be given away via a new app on the Harry Potter UK Page on Facebook. It’s at: http://www.facebook.com/HarryPotterUK The new app, [...]