LEGO releases new Harry Potter spoof video! is celebrating holloween this year by releasing an all-new official
LEGO Harry Potter spoof video, featuring a not-so-scary Lord Voldemort.

It shows Voldemort fooling around in front of a familiar mirror,
trying on a fake hair wig, making goofy faces, and other silly things,
until being caught by Bellatrix Lestrange.

You can watch this very funny video below.
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 is slated for release on November 11th.

Harry Potter films to be taken off store shelves on December 29th!

According to, all eight of
the Harry Potter movies will start to be taken off
store shelves on December 29th.

It appears that the films will only be available
to buy through digital download.

the Harry Potter franchise has grossed more than $12 billion for Warner Bros.
This includes not only the films, but official Harry Potter merchandise like
the video games, action figures, and movie soundtracks.

Although this appears to be an official announcement, the question remains:
Is this really a good idea?

Famous films franchises like Star Wars and Indiana Jones still are around,
so why is Warner Bros. so eager to remove Harry Potter,
the #1 movie franchise of all time?

Warner Bros. has not yet released an official statement on this major newstory,
but considering the impact it will have on the Harry Potter fandom,
they will, likely, issue some explanation shortly.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Blu-Ray/DVD trailer released!

A brand-new trailer for the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 DVD
was just released online yesterday, and here it is, embedded into this news post.

Although it does show a lot of film clips seen in past trailers, (and in the film itself,)
it does show clips from a few, but not all of, the special features that will be included
with the film on Blu-Ray and DVD. (Although many of the features won't be on the DVD.)

One of the special features that was shown in some detail was the Maximum Movie Mode,
which is a special feature exclusive to Blu-Ray, and will not be on any of the DVDs.
The Maximum Movie Mode will feature interviews and behind-the-scenes clips,
and will be hosted by Harry Potter co-star and fan favorite, Matthew Lewis.
Matthew Lewis is known for the role of Neville Longbottom in several of the Harry Potter films.

One other notable extra feature is a conversation between Daniel Radcliffe and J.K. Rowling.

To watch the official Blu-Ray/DVD trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,
click on the video below! Deathly Hallows: Part 2 enters U.S. stores on November 11,
and in the U.K. on December 2nd.

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 game director discusses game!

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 game director
Arthur Parsons recently discussed the upcoming
LEGO Harry Potter video game sequel,
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7.

In the interview, he was asked:
Following LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4
what sort of things did you want to improve 
or expand upon?

"The first game was a different direction for LEGO, because we wanted to
create that experience of going to school, being a wizard at Hogwarts
and it was very light-hearted and jovial, like the first films are really."

"So for Years 5-7, the big change is that dark times are coming,
...It's about learning new magic that you're going to be able to take
and fight the forces of Voldemort with."

One other interview question worth noting in the lengthy interview was:
LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4 had the biggest hub world of all the LEGO games.
Does that setting return, and have you amended it?

"What we've done for this game is make it bigger.
In the first game, you were in the walls of Hogwarts, and you could explore Hogwarts,
go off the beaten track,  you could go to your lessons and your story events,
or you could go have a bit of fun.

We kept that, because that was such a massive positive.
And instead of just keeping it, we've expanded it. You can actually walk
outside of Hogwarts, you can walk to Hogsmeade Station, you can get the
Hogwarts Express, go to King's Cross, explore King's Cross, wander around London.

"We've actually linked it all up, so now it's not just Hogwarts, the whole Harry Potter
universe is there to wander round and explore. There's Hogsmeade and Hogshead,
and you've got the whole forest hub area, because obviously Deathly Hallows Part One
in its entirety is set outside Hogwarts, so we had to make sure we captured that."

The whole interview was very nicely done by,
and can be reached through this weblink:

Thanks to for this newstory!

Pottermore Insider posts new concept art from!

This is all-new concept art from
that was released online by Pottermore Insider.
To the left is early development artwork for
the Griffindor house logo.

Secondly, here is the artwork for Ravenclaw,
which also is an early development sketch.

Here is how, according to Pottermore Insider,
these sketches were created:

"The artists started by talking about the best way to include the natural elements 
of fire, earth, water and air into each house; what the best positions and expressions 
for the animals would be; and the most effective way to include the house colors 
in the final designs.
Their main aim all the way through the process was to make the crests into symbols 
that Pottermore users would be proud to display as part of their Pottermore identity.
To start with, three versions were sketched for each house crest. 
The team then looked at each variation to make absolutely sure the details 
and attributes of each house were clearly represented. 

The design they felt was the strongest out of the three was selected to go through 
to the next stage of the process, which involved adding color to the designs."

To read the full story of these spectacular pieces of art, go to:

Target announces its exclusive Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 special edition! has just announced yesterday that
the final Harry Potter film will be released in a
special 4-disk special edition, exclusive to Target.

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2"
will be available in Blu-Ray and DVD there also,
but this 4-disk edition includes an exclusive
48-minute documentary on the making of the film.

To pre-order this edition of the film, go to:|X2Y0W2

The retail price stands at $29.99, only $5 more then the Blu-Ray Triple Play pack,
which includes Blu-Ray, DVD, and a digital copy of the film, which is included here.
The only reason you'd want to pay $5 more is to get this 48-minute documentary,
"When Harry left Hogwarts". You can see a sneak peek of the video below.

Harry Potter actor Jamie Waylett arrested

ex-Harry Potter co-star Jamie Waylett has been arrested
for "...violent disorder and receiving stolen goods."

During the London riots, which he participated in,
Jamie Waylett was arrested for stealing champagne

During a authorized search of his home,
police found over a dozen marijuana plants.

In addition to these charges, Waylett was also found
to have a homemade bomb in his possession.

He was let out on bail, but is scheduled to
return to court on November 11th.

Jamie Waylett has already once been arrested
for marijuana possession within the last year or two.

As a second offense, the punishment may end up being more severe.

New LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 game art leaked online!

Here is the all-new LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
character art that was released over the course
of the past month. These three images are likely
early pieces of C.G.I. character animation,
from when the game was in early development.

These pieces of art are (or were) used to help
re-create these characters for the game itself.
These pictures were provided by the offficial
LEGO Harry Potter facebook page.

Harry Potter movie series to get a farewell tribute at the Scream Awards

It has now been confirmed, after much
speculation, that Spike TV will be honoring
the Harry Potter movie series at their annual
Scream Awards ceremony.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two
holds a nomination in 14 different categories.

Place your vote now, and the Harry Potter films may be able to pull off another piece of magic!
Go to:

Voting is open, and hassle-free for all.

It is also believed that the final Harry Potter film may have a chance
at the Oscar Awards, which take place in only a few months.
Only time will tell...

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 game trailer released!

The first official trailer for LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
has just been released online.

About 1 minute and 11 seconds long,
this trailer focuses heavily on Year 5 in the game,
but includes some clips from Years 6 & 7.

It includes the U.K. game rating, but please be aware
that it does not specify any U.S. rating.

You can watch the full trailer for the game below.

The game comes out this November.

The Order of the Phoenix Network supports the Anti-Bullying movement!

As of today, The Order of the Phoenix News Network will be supporting
the No Bully organization to prevent any form of bullying,
weither it is cyber-bullying, or physical bullying, it is unacceptable.

So for all of October, in a movement to surpress bullying, and hopefully,
eliminate it where possible, we will be standing behind several anti-bullying
campaigns, including

Here is the description for the organization: "Each day an estimated 160,000
students in the USA refuse to go to school because they dread the physical
and verbal aggression of their peers, and the isolation that comes from being
the target of rumors and cyber-bullying."

One bully can ruin anyone's day. A world in which anyone can be a bully,
and get away with it, is even worse.

To coin a phrase: "They cannot take away our self-respect if we don't give it to them."

To show your support, visit 
Thank You.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows lands at #14 all-time movie in the U.S.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
has now earned $379,268,754 in the U.S. alone,
and totals $1.3 billion dollars worldwide.

A very impressive total, and it continues to slowly gain
even more money, although it is now clear that,
after almost 3 months, the last Harry Potter film is finally
on its last legs. It looks like it will soon end up with $1.4 billion,
and then leave theaters, just in time for the Blu-Rays and
DVDs to be released next month.

A future post will be made when the film
finishes its long and fruitful run.