HP8 trailer rumored to be released January 24th!

According to a post made by the website
Right Cinema, a brand-new trailer for the
eighth Harry Potter film,
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two"
will premiere either online or in theaters on
January 24th, 2011.

There is currently no confirmation of this, for now.
So until this is proven to be true, consider it a rumor.

However, in the case of some past trailers,
not all the rumors are completely wrong.
Some are just a few weeks or days off the rumored date,

 For now, unless this rumor is correct, expect the trailer AT EARLIEST sometime in February.

Blog announcement!

Starting this January,
this blog will be upgrading to a new version,
blog version 3.0, coming with several
all-new blog features.

In preparation for this, things will be changing slightly
as some of the additional site pages currently on our site
may be removed depending on their popularity.

Some of the upcoming features in January may include:
  • An all-new banner behind our blog title
  • The premiere of our upcoming unnamed podcast
  • The online debut of a separate blog for our podcast

Additional features will likely appear unannounced
around early January as well.

Original Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone & LEGO Creator: Harry Potter game trailers now on our website!

Starting tonight, the original PC Harry Potter 1 game trailer has been uploaded
onto our main page, where it can be watched by our viewers, thanks to YouTube.

Alongside the trailer for the first Harry Potter game is the video intro to the
first LEGO Creator: Harry Potter PC game.

We highly reccomend both videos as entertaining, but out of the two videos,
the winner has to be the LEGO Creator: Harry Potter video.
The detail and book loyalty easily make the win.
Watch for yourself and decide on your own!

Warner Bros. launches new LEGO Harry Potter sweepstakes!

 Warner Bros. has just announced online that 
a new LEGO Harry Potter themed sweepstakes
has started.

The winner of said sweepstakes will win three prizes:
A 8-GB ipod touch, the Hogwarts castle LEGO set,
valued at about $200, and LEGO Harry Potter:
Years 1-4 for the ipod touch.
All great prizes.

To enter the contest, it is required that you register
on the Warner Bros website. If you already have
an account, simply log in and enter the HP sweepstakes.

Harry! This offer is only valid until January 7th!

Happy Holidays!

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One passes HP3 movie in earnings!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One
seems to be a movie that won't be leaving theaters
anytime soon.

It's grossed $259,196,947 in the US alone.

Out of the seven Harry Potter films, it has jumped ahead
of Harry Potter and the Prisioner of Azkaban,

And is currently at slot #6 of the seven films in order of highest earning.
It will likely stop at #2 or #3, but this early in the game, anything is possible.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One rumored to be released March 2011!

An unconfirmed release date for the
DVD and Blu-Ray versions of
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:
Part One has been announced through
fellow HP fansite DanRadcliffe.de .
According to the site, the Deathly Hallows
film will hit UK stores on March 18th, 2011.

Since DVDs and Blu-Ray disks are generally released on Tuesdays,
a release date of either March 15th or March 22nd is suspected.
There has been no word on if there will be a special two-disk
digital copy DVD.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 nominated for Academy Awards!

It has been announced yesterday by the
Academy of Motion Picture arts & Sciences
that 15 of the biggest movies of 2010
have been nominated as semifinalists for
the Oscar Award for Best Visual Effects.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One
has been selected as one of the semifinalists.

Other movies included are: Alice in Wonderland, 
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,  
Clash of the Titans, Hereafter, Inception, Iron Man 2,  
The Last AirbenderPrince of Persia: Sands of Time
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Shutter Island, 
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Tron: Legacy, Unstoppable,
and Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.

We do not know yet when the winner will be announced.

Salvation Army refuses donated Harry Potter products

According to hundreds of news articles that have spread
over the internet during the last two days, the Salvation Army
has announced publicly that they will be turning away any
Harry Potter or Twilight products donated to them.

"The Salvation Army refuses to distribute the Twilight and Harry Potter toys
because of the wizardry, vampire, and werewolf content involved."
said a Salvation Army spokesperson.

"The Salvation Army is based on Christian principles,
and these things are not in line with those principles."
I think it's safe to say that the majority of the Harry Potter fandom,
both Christian or not, disagree with this controversial announcement.

New deleted Harry Potter movie scene added to our site!

After a lengthy search, we managed to find another copy of a deleted scene
taken from the first Harry Potter film, and have added it already to our
main page, where it can be viewed with a compatible computer.

Enjoy it while it lasts!

-Order of the Phoenix Network staff

Harry Potter villain actor Ralph Fiennes is interviewed by USA Today online

Just two days ago, Harry Potter actor Ralph Fiennes
was interviewed by USA Today online.

When describing his role as villain Lord Voldemort,
Fiennes says: "He's really sort of the devil.
"He's completely emotionally detached.
He has no empathy. You find that in psychopaths.
Power makes him feel alive.
It's about power with Voldemort.

I think the HP fandom can agree with this
adequate description of Lord Voldemort.

New event launched on our site!

As we announced just last week, we at the Order of the Phoenix Network
are celebrating the holiday season by adding little bonuses on our site that
our viewers might enjoy, and spread the holiday cheer.
So we decided to start a little event:
The 1st annual Harry & Hedwig holiday celebration!
2-3 times a week, we'll add new, temporary features to our site, like:
  • Memorable scenes
  • Behind the scenes photos of HP movies 1-7
  • Fun Facts from the books & films
  • Plus early versions of future site features!

To kick off the event today, we offer demos of HP games 5 & 6
to get our viewers back into the games, or perhaps playing for
the first time.

These demos were released by EA games,
producer of all eight Harry Potter video games.

Double-Click the link to enter EA's site and download the demos.
Download recommended for PCs with Windows XP or Vista only.



This event will end December 26th, so enjoy it while it lasts!

Warner Bros announces new Harry Potter movie prop givaway sweepstakes!

On the official Warner Brothers website is a new
sweepstakes contest, where one lucky person could
end up with an actual prop from the set of
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One.

But hurry, this contest ends on January 3rd, 2011!
Anyone who wishes to perticipate in this contest
must sign up before that date, using this link here:


e-mail sent to Traveller's Tales discussing possible LEGO Harry Potter sequel

Earlier Today, we sent an e-mail to Traveller's Tales,
one of the companies responsible for creating the
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 video game.

We decided to ask them:

"Does Traveller's Tales have any current plans to introduce
a sequel to the LEGO Harry Potter video game,
taking into account its high sales?"

Hopefully we should reccieve a response by
the end of the week, but nothing is certain.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One moves up the all-time list

It appears that the seventh Harry Potter film in the series
has not yet lost its charm with viewers.

According to records on boxofficemojo.com,
the film has so far earned over 223,000 in the USA,
and has collected exactly 383,000 in other countries.

Overall, its total is more than 600,000 and continues
to climb higher.

Out of the top 20 films released this year, it sits at #9.
It will continue to earn money, and we will announce
new details as they are released.