Universal Studios Hollywood invites visitors to all-new show “The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle”

//Por Bruna Almeida - Friday, 23 de June de 2017 às 18:57

Beginning on the night of June 23rd, Universal Studios Hollywood offers to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter visitors its new summertime enhancement, The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle.

As night falls on Hosmeade village, The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle will shine bright on Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry’s backdrop, in a dazzling spectacle that will display all four houses of the School: Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Slytherin, culminating in light beams that will light the night sky.

Accompaning the lights display and the special effects projection, a special musical arrangement created by composer John Williams, based on the original scores composed by him for the movie series, conducted by arranger William Ross and recorded by The London Symphony Orchestra, will emanate in and environmental sound, complementing the visual show.

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The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle will take place multiple times during the summer nights at the park. To celebrate opening night, Universal Studios Hollywood will host a live event to stream the all-new experience in the night of June 23 at 8:45pm PST, on its Facebook page.

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Event celebrating 20 years of Harry Potter breaks world record

//Por Ana Carolina Aguiar - Friday, 23 de June de 2017 às 13:45

Bloomsbury Publishing together with Bolton Library and Museum Services and primary schools from across Bolton achieved the record of largest gathering of people dressed as Harry Potter this Friday, 23th of June.

The event was organized as part of the celebrations of Philosopher’s Stone’s 20th anniversary and has already been established by Guinness Book.

The gathering occurred at Smithills Hall and counted with the presence of 676 students, beating the previous record of 521 people that was reached at March 5, 2015.

The 20º anniversary of Harry Potter and the Phillopher’s Stone is on June 26th and Bloomsbury has announced that we can expect a lot more of magical surprises.

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Book With New Manuscripts and Sketches By J.K. Rowling to Be Launched in October

//Por Rodrigo Cavalheiro - Thursday, 22 de June de 2017 às 16:03

Along with the Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibit at the British Library, England’s publisher of the Harry Potter series, Bloomsbury, announced a new book with files about J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, including never-seen-before manuscripts and sketches by the author and illustrations by Jim Kay, the responsible for the book’s illustrated editions.

The work, which is to be published in hardback under the title Harry Potter – A History of Magic (256 pages), and in paperback as Harry Potter – A Journey Through  A History of Magic (144 pages), will also count with inspiring artefacts of the British Library, as well as essays by experts and personalities, including Steve Klobes, screenwriter for 7 out of the 8 Harry Potter films and producer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

The book will reach the shelves on October 20th, as part of the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and Sorcerer’s Stone‘s publication. Pre-sale is already available on the publisher’s website for £12,99 (paperback) and ‎£30 (hardback).

You can find the content’s full summary at the Bloomsbury website.

News translated to English by Beatriz

 

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Noma Dumezweni to take part on Grenfell Tower Benefit

//Por Ana Carolina Aguiar - Wednesday, 21 de June de 2017 às 17:11

Noma Dumezweni, who played Hermione in the original cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, will take part on an event to benefit the victims of Grenfell Tower fire, in London.

The event will take place at Trafalgar Studios on June 25th at 7:30pm. Other artists will also be part of it: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jason Manford, Bonnie Greer, Tyrone Huntley, Judi Dench, Mark Thomas and the West End Gospel Choir.

This is not the only cause supported by Dumezweni. The actress also help refugee assistance organizations and is an ambassador to “The Stage Supports”, an initiative to sustain theater-makers.

The fire that reached the Grenfell Tower, a 24-storey in North Kensington, west London, occurred on June 14th. Police have said that the number of dead has risen to 79.

The profit of the ceremony will go to the Grenfell Tower Fire Fund, organized by Eartha Pond. Donations can be made on this site.

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Rupert Grint and Lindsay Lohan star the second season of “Sick Note”

//Por Bruna Almeida - Tuesday, 20 de June de 2017 às 13:26

Actress Lindsay Lohan joined the cast of british series Sick Note and will act alongside Rupert Grint, Nick Frost e Don Johnson in its second season.

The comedy follows Daniel Glass’s (Rupert Grint) story, a compulsive liar with relationship and job problems that is diagnosed with a terminal illness by doctor Ian Glennis (Nick Frost). Due to that disease, people start to treat Daniel better and, when he finds out he was misdiagnosed, he is forced to decide whether to tell the truth or to keep this secret and pretend to be sick.

Lohan will play Katerina West, the daughter of Daniel’s boss, Kenny West (Don Johnson). The actress published on her Instagram a photo on set:

😊Back on set of my new TV show #SickNote 😜

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Sick Note is set to air in 2017 on the British channel Sky Atlantic.

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San Diego Comic Con Will Have Exclusive Wizarding World Funko Figures

//Por Rodrigo Cavalheiro - Monday, 19 de June de 2017 às 21:02

With the most important pop culture event in the world, the San Diego Comic Con, approaching fast, Funko announced on Monday (19) products exclusively made to the event. Amongst them, there are three brand new figures based on J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.

The figures are “Harry Potter on broom”, “Luna Lovegood with glasses”, and “Occamy”, featured on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, in a special size of 15 centimetres. Furthermore, they revealed POP! Funkos inspired in Lord of the Rings, Supernatural and The 100.

The collectibles will be sold only at the San Diego Comic Con, that happens between 20 and 23 of July at the San Diego Convention Center.

News in English by Beatriz

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Limited Editions of The New York Ghosts

//Por Caroline Dorigon - Sunday, 18 de June de 2017 às 22:13

Continuing the birthday celebration, House of Minalima studio announced that limited editions of the American newspaper The New York Ghosts, specially created for “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, are for sale.

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The studio also told that the exhibit of Grafic Art of “Fantiasti Beasts” had a glamorous makeover. It is located in London, at the address of House of Minalima. Along with the exhibit, the visitors can shop for graphic art products of Harry Potter.

Poterrish interviewed Eduardo Lima from Minalima.A Brazilian in Harry Potter: 9 curious facts by Eduardo Lima.

Visit the Minalima website to check out other products related to Harry Potter and know more about the exhibit.

Watch the newest video on our channel: Fan Revelio with Paula Pimenta.

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J.K. Rowling Honoured by Queen Elizabeth II

//Por Rodrigo Cavalheiro - Sunday, 18 de June de 2017 às 20:40

Queen Elizabeth II announced, on June 16th, the list of 2017’s Birthday Honours, event that marks the beginning of the monarch’s official birthday celebrations. This year, the author was awarded The Order of the Companion of Honour (CH) for her services to literature and philanthropy.

Amongst over a thousand people honoured in diverse Orders, there’s also the actress Julie Walters, who in 2008 became an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) and this year was promoted to Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

The Order of the Companions of Honour is awarded to great contributors of the arts, sciences, medicine or the government that last a long period of time, and is given to a maximum of 65 people. In that Order, J.K. Rowling joins Maggie Smith, Stephen Hawking, Ian McKellen and baroness Mary Warnock.

Besides being a member of the CH, J.K. Rowling is also an Officer of the Order of the British Empire since 2000 for services to children’s literature and a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature since her nomination in 2002, being allowed to sign as Joanne Rowling, CH, OBE, FRSL.

 

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Warner Bros Studio Tour reveals facts and stats about costumes of Harry Potter saga

//Por Ana Carolina Aguiar - Sunday, 18 de June de 2017 às 20:20

This wednesday, the 15th, Warner Bros. Studios Tour announces a special six week feature dedicated to the costumes, hair and make-up effects, the ‘Wizarding Wardorbes’. In their way to promove this event, they also release some facts and stats about the process of creating the visual identity of beloved characters.

To see who are these characters and their costumes, keep reading this post.

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Daniel Radcliffe is lost on the Amazon forest on trailer from Jungle

//Por Ana Beatriz Fontes - Friday, 16 de June de 2017 às 15:27

Daniel Radcliffe shows up lost in the Amazon forest on the first trailer from Jungle, film based on true story by Yossi Ghinsberg in the book: Jungle: A Harrowing True Story of Survival.

The story stars with Yossi Ghinsberg, played by Radcliffe, decides to backpack in Bolivia with two friends, to visit the Amazon Forest. They meet a guide who states to be an expert in the area, but soon enough find out that this is not true and the trip becomes a fight for survival. Check out the trailer:

The movie is directed by Greg McLean (Wolf Creek) and stars Thomas Kretschmann (Avengers: Age of Ultron) and Alex Russell (The Host). It will premiere on the Melbourne International Film Festival, in Australia, on August 3rd.

News translated by: Aline Michel

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