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Harry Potter: Popular Culture
Transcript of Harry Potter: Popular Culture
Hedwig is a female owl, but in the movies, male owls played Hedwig, because they are whiter and smaller than females.
Harry Potter's Impact on
Harry Potter has started a worldwide fandom
Pottermore and theme park
Pottermore is an online website that allows you to explore the books
Tori, Quinton, Maddie, Alex, Elyssa
Throughout its reign, the
Harry Potter series
significantly impacted the book and movie industries.
The weekends after the last two books came out , young people's emergency room visits were reduced by almost half due to children on the couch reading
J.K. Rowling said that she almost had Ron killed in the Goblet of Fire or the Order of Phoenix. She also though of killing Hagrid and Remus Lupin's death was not planned
"Hogwarts" came from the name of a plant J.K. saw in the Kew gardens in New York City.
A theme park at Universal called the Wizarding World of Harry Potter replicates Hogwarts
The least successful Harry Potter film "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" made $90 million more than the most successful Twilight movie.
Players can learn spells,
duel with other players , brew potions
The term "muggle" is in the Oxford English Dictionary
fastest selling book
in history: Deathly
Hallows (15 million
in 24 hours)
King's Cross Railway Station in London has an area dedicated to Harry Potter
Only the actor who played Snape knew his character's fate before the release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" because Rowling told him.
The T at the end of Voldemort is silent. The name comes from a French words meaning "flight of death".
Harry Potter video
games were created
Potter Puppet Pals, a
Harry Potter inspired YouTube channel, was created.
There are currently 3 rides at the theme park: The Forbidden Journey, Flight of the Hippogriff and The Dragon Challenge
Ook, the owl that played Hedwig, was the first actor cast in Harry Potter
Affect on Popular Culture
In order to become acquainted with the films' three main stars, director Alfonso Cuaron had each of them write an essay about their characters. True to their characters, Emma Watson wrote a 16-page essay, Daniel Radcliffe wrote a simple one-page paper, and Rupert Grint never even turned his in.
Potter Puppet Pals