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April 5th, 2022

Fantastic Beasts 3 - The Secrets of Dumbledore Review

Review: Fantastic Beasts 3 – The Secrets of Dumbledore

After the unenthusiastic reception of The Crimes of Grindelwald, Warner Bros. knew they had to do something different for the third part of the Fantastic Beasts series. Something different that would appeal back to the casual fans of the Wizarding World: that something different is Fantastic Beasts – The Secrets of Dumbledore. Warner Bros. knew […]

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February 17th, 2022

David Heyman confirms the creatures from the trailer of Fantastic Beasts 3 are baby manticores

The first trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore showed a few new creatures from the Wizarding World, and one of them was this one that looks like a crab/scorpion, depending on how you look at them: We were in the dark about which new creature this was, until last week. In a Fan […]

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February 8th, 2022

Warner Bros. registers domain name WizardingWorldFestival.com

Warner Bros. has registered the domain name WizardingWorldFestival.com. Of course, this may not mean anything, but at the same time, remember our previous scoops about Warner Bros. registering internet addresses for future projects: June 2021: 馃摙 Warner Bros has recently registered the following domain names: – https://t.co/oeZVIxDANJ– https://t.co/U1INShn2Mp– https://t.co/Bou8S7cugw This could be related to the […]

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January 31st, 2022

Pottermore Publishing

Pottermore Publishing revenue rises by 23% and profits by 150%

The Bookseller reports that Pottermore Publishing, the digital content company for J K Rowling鈥檚 Wizarding World, saw revenues rise by 23% to 拢40.4m while pretax profits rocketed 150% to 拢9.5m. The company reported details of its financial results covering the period for the 12 months to 31st March 2021. Revenues saw an uplift of 23% […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #58 路 October 2021

The Christmas Pig: Nods to Harry Potter or coincidences?

==== Spoilers from The Christmas Pig ==== Some passages of The Christmas Pig will trigger memories on those readers who are very fond of the Harry Potter series. Are these scenes and dialogues a nod to the Harry Potter books, or just a mere coincidence? Jack arrives at a new school and somehow he is […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #56 路 August 2021

The Weasleys - Original illustration by J.K. Rowling

Wizarding Clothing: Beneath the Robes

There are a lot of important subjects explored in the Harry Potter series: love, death, betrayal, war, and much more. And that鈥檚 why today, I wanted to explore one of the most important and compelling topics in the series: wizard clothing. We all know that wizards wear robes, and older wizards sometimes are hilariously oblivious […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #56 路 August 2021

Harry Potter Loves Books: The Books in the Harry Potter Series

Books in the Wizarding World are important objects that change the way some characters behave. Oliver goes through some of the most important titles in the Harry Potter universe.

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #53 路 May 2021

The Daily Prophet - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

The evolution of The Daily Prophet

The Daily Prophet newspaper has been used as a key element throughout the Harry Potter series both to provide a broader view of the goings-on in the Wizarding community and at times to deliver important clues and information to move the main plot of the story forward. Besides the fact that the newspapers contain moving […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #52 路 April 2021

Ruth Winick working on the Harry Potter films

The Original Prop Designer – Exclusive interview with Ruth Winick

Ruth Winick worked as a Graphic Artist in the first Harry Potter films and is the original creator of some of the most iconic designs from the Wizarding World. We had the chance to interview her about her work, her inspirations and more!

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #50 路 February 2021

Our GrangerVision? Everything we know about the rumored Harry Potter TV series

A Harry Potter TV series is what is missing in the franchise. It is the last thing that the fandom still dreams of. It has been the main topic this month with announcements, rumours, theories, news, denials and even more theories. Here is all we know.

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January 22nd, 2021

Tom Ascheim to oversee Harry Potter Franchise at Warner Bros: What does it mean?

Variety reports that Tom Ascheim has been promoted and its new role at Warner Bros will be to oversee the Harry Potter and Wizarding World franchise, acting as a nexus between the studio and J.K. Rowling (and her office/reps at The Blair Partnership). Although the official announcement does not reveal anything about future plans, it […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #49 路 January 2021

Is Grindelwald a shape-shifter? The solution for changing actors

Johnny Depp leaving the Fantastic Beasts series was one of the main topics of 2020 for the fans of the Wizarding World. Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen, famous for his role in the TV series 鈥淗annibal鈥, was quickly appointed to replace the American actor and to play the role of Gellert Grindelwald, the Dark Wizard who […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #49 路 January 2021

The Quibbler - by Fausto Giurescu

Goodbye 2020 – A year in review

The year 2020 will be remembered for a long time for well-known reasons. An unprecedented pandemic in modern times affected the whole planet, but this is not the place to go over the sad things that happened in the Muggle world. We will, instead, go over what happened in the Wizarding World in this 2020 […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #46 路 October 2020

Never seen before posters from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Phil Bates is an award-winning designer who worked as a senior art director for major broadcasting and cable networks, motion picture production companies, music labels, and design firms that support the industry. You probably saw a film poster made by him, and among his clients are big corporations like Fox or Warner Bros. In 2009, […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #46 路 October 2020

Hogwarts Legacy: Is it J.K. Rowling’s legacy?

And in the end, it was announced. There were many months of waiting and anxiety for the Harry Potter fandom, or at least for the part that was asking for something since forever. A Harry Potter role-play game (RPG) looked like a million-dollar idea and there were not many reasons why a videogame like that […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #35 路 November 2019

The Melodies of the Magical World

Magic is at the heart of the Wizarding World, but even witches and wizards have an appreciation for music. During Harry鈥檚 first welcoming feast at Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer鈥檚 Stone, Albus Dumbledore takes a second to acknowledge that music is a magic of its own. 鈥淎h, music,鈥 he said, wiping his eyes. […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #30 路 June 2019

Is the Wizarding World still in the closet?

It鈥檚 Pride Month and we couldn鈥檛 stop to analyze how this could be celebrated in the Wizarding World that J. K. Rowling created. Amidst the controversy that Rowling launched when publically made clear for second time that Albus Dumbledore is gay and that he may have had a sexual relationship with the villain of Fantastic […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #29 路 May 2019

The four horsemen of Wizarding World Gold

This article was originally published as 鈥淓l sustituto de Pottermore punto com tendr谩 una versi贸n de pago鈥 on the Spanish-speaking fan site HarryLatino.com. What is 鈥榃izarding World Gold鈥 and why we should have seen it coming years ago.   This month, Warner Brothers and Pottermore announced an alliance to create a new website (鈥淲izarding World […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #28 路 April 2019

The Woman Who Did It

Thousands of people worked in the ten Wizarding World films that have been released so far. Many renowned actors, a few notable directors, and many more crew and cast members. But only one person among them all, managed to carry out the desire and the dream that for the last 17 years seemed unattainable.   […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #26 路 February 2019

The Wizarding World in my Basement

Ironically, the idea to recreate parts of the Wizarding World in my own home actually came out of a desire to pare down and simplify the Harry Potter parties I had been hosting annually for friends and family. Since 2013, I had been planning immersive, elaborate parties with decorations that referenced or brought to life […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #26 路 February 2019

Fantastic Beasts 3 is postponed until 2021

Will we ever get to see Dumbledore and Grindelwald鈥檚 great duel in a fifth movie or will the story shrink to fit fewer films? Right after the release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and the bad reviews that sprang up, some fans started to wonder if there was any chance that the series […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #25 路 January 2019

What’s coming in 2019 for Harry Potter

2018 has passed and with it a lot of new things in the Harry Potter Universe, with Fantastic Beast: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the new film in the Wizarding World, the main course of the year releases. We also had the new illustrated editions of The Tales of Beedle the Bard (in plural, because we […]

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March 16th, 2017

What was changed in the new Fantastic Beasts book, and what it means for canon

A few days ago, J.K. Rowling released a new edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, originally published as a mock-textbook in 2001.聽A few sections were removed, including all of Rowling’s handwritten parts, some new content was added, and a聽handful of lines were edited to ensure consistency with the new movies. While Rowling […]

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