The First Harry Potter Movie Is Turning 20 Years Old And Here's How You Can Join The Global Celebration (And Unravel The Movie Secrets!)


Tiara •  Aug 26, 2021

What Harry Potter character are you?

Are you the bright one like Hermione Granger? Or more of a loyal and brave friend such as Ron Weasley? Even if you are a half-werewolf, like Professor Lupin, you're all invited to the 20th anniversary of the Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone movie.

Released in November 2001, this first Harry Potter movie opened up the gate to the wizarding world of JK Rowling's Harry Potter. This year, the official Harry Potter global community, Wizarding World Digital prepares a special celebration for Potterheads around the world.

20 Years of Movie Magic celebration

From the first day Harry Potter was introduced on the big screen, the magic stays within the viewers. Today, 20 years later, Wizarding World will take you to a throwback with the 20 best moments of Harry's first adventure.

There will be 20 scenes that will be celebrated from now until November. Every week, Wizarding World will be releasing an iconic scene from the movie on their website.

Credit: Wizarding World

The first one of this rally was released yesterday, exhibiting a delightful moment when HArry first received his invitation to join Hogwarts. This Hogwarts moment leads Harry to move on from his dreading life in the Dursleys' 4 Privet Drive.

Albeit it was never been easy for Harry to leave his uncle and aunt's house. They seemed to always find a way to stop Harry from departing. We remember the excitement when hundreds of flying letters burst into the Dursleys' house.

The movie's secret

Credit: Wizarding World

This celebration is more special because we get to know how they are 'cooking' the scene. Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima from MinaLima, the graphic team behind the scenes share how they created Harry's Hogwarts letter.

The best part is that this is just the beginning! Next week, we'll be seeing the Back To Hogwarts moment as Harry board the Hogwart Express at 11 o'clock through the 9 3/4 platform. Wizarding World is inviting all of us to join the countdown before the Hogwart Express departure on the live stream.

Credit: @wizardingworld

This interactive countdown and celebration will be held on 1 September through the Wizarding World's YouTube Channel from 10.30 AM BST or 5.30 PM Singapore time.

Head to their social media to find the interactive Platform 9 3/4 Instagram filter and post it to your Instagram story!

Harry Potter movie experience

Credit: @wizardingworld

There is actually a way to experience the real Harry Potter movie. You can visit the Warner Brothers Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter in Watford, United Kingdom.

This studio will show you all the sets and property used for Harry Potter movies. Find out more about this studio on a story by Tribes Indonesia member on this page.

Get ready for the celebration and don't forget to set your reminder!

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