Wizarding World formerly known as J. Rowling's Wizarding Worldis an American-British media franchise centring around the shared fictional universe of the films created by Warner Bros. Beginning inthey have created ten films, with up to three more on the way. The company was founded by J. Rowling and Warner Bros. The company works in connection with David Heyman and the company Heyday Films who have worked on every film in the series. The new logo was unveiled on 13 March by Pottermore and would be the official logo for the website and shared universe of every film, appearing alongside the Pottermore logo.
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The two communities are kept separate through the use of charms, spells, and secrecy. Wizards are forbidden to reveal anything about magic to Muggle society due to the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy.
Each country has a form of wizarding government to oversee magical affairs in their territory, such as a Ministry of Magic or a Council of Magic.
The International Confederation of Wizards serves as a wizarding intergovernmental organisation. Magic is honed through study, training and formal schooling, but cannot be simply learnt by Muggles.
Non-magic skills, such as picking a lock with a hairpin rather than an Unlocking Charmare uncommon to the point of novel rarity. Magic is used for mostly everything, including cooking, cleaning, travelling, communicating, child rearing and medical treatment. Although on the surface, magic appears morally neutral, the benevolence or malevolence of a spell's nature is tied to the intention behind it.
For instance, the Cruciatus Curse cannot effectively torture a victim with pain unless the caster desires to do true harm to the victim.
The technology of the wizarding world appears medieval in character such as Hogwarts not having any lifts, but instead having only stairsas the use of magic precludes the need for advanced technology as well as the fact that magic interferes with electrical equipment. Symbol of the Ministry of Magic. A Ministry of Magic is the primary governing body of the magical community in many countries.
These ministries are led by a Minister for Magicor the local equivalent. In Britain, there is no political separation between executive, legislative and judicial branches of power.
The Minister is elected, but it is unknown who has the power to elect him, although there does seem to be some degree of input from the general wizarding population. The duration of term seems not to be fixed; the longest known term is that of British Minister Faris Spavin who was in office from toa total of thirty-eight years. Also in Britain, the Wizengamot and the Council of Magical Law judge those guilty of breaking wizarding law and determines the fate of criminals.
Trials consist of a short hearing with no lawyer or arbitrator and without any possibility to appeal. Criminals may be sent to horrible places such as Azkaban for punishment. In cases where individuals have been wrongfully imprisoned via with precaution case in point: Rubeus Hagridwithout trial under false witness case in point: Sirius Blackwithout self-defence under False memory charm cases in point: Morfin Gaunt and Hokey the House-Elf or while under the Imperius Curse case in point: Sturgis Podmorethe Wizengamot barely issues an apology but merely continues with its work.
The Ministry of Magic controls a great deal of wizarding life, including methods of communication, transportation, internal affairs between wizards and other magical beings, internal security of the wizarding world, Non-Tradeable Material and even sports.
Enormous effort is expended to keep wizarding society from Muggle knowledge. Enchantment of Muggle property is forbidden, underage wizards are restricted from using magic without a licence, and any deliberate revelation of magic is punishable.
The Ministry does not answer to any part of the Muggle government, but its head is obliged to inform the Prime Minister of events that could cause Muggle notice, such as escaped criminals or the importation of highly dangerous magical creatures. Other exceptions to this secrecy include the Muggle relatives of wizards.
In terms of the wizarding world, Great Britain appears to include all of the British Islesincluding EnglandWalesScotlandand all of Ireland. The authority of the British Ministry of Magic and its educational system, Hogwarts extend to all of those territories; however, they each appear to have separate Quidditch associations, much like the separate athletic associations within the United Kingdom in the Muggle world.
After the introduction of the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecymost of the wizarding population settled into small villages and hamlets with Muggle populations, where they could be able rely on each other for mutual support.
The only all-wizard village in Great Britain is Hogsmeade. However, most magical folk appear to use magical means to travel there for work, treatment, or shopping, while actually residing in other parts of Britain.
Particularly high concentrations of wizards and witches seem to live in the West Country and the Highlands of Scotland. This may be so because both areas are considered remote and relatively sparsely populated by Muggle standards, allowing for easier adherence to the Statute of Secrecy.Account Options Sign in.
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Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved. Reviews Review Policy. It's now even easier to shop for magical products at the Wizarding World shop. View details. Flag as inappropriate. Visit website.The Wizarding World   previously known as J. Rowling's Wizarding World   is a fantasy media franchise and shared fictional universe centred on a series of filmsbased on the Harry Potter novel series by J. The films have been in production sinceand in that time ten films have been produced—eight are adaptations of the Harry Potter novels and two are part of the Fantastic Beasts  series.
The films are owned and distributed by Warner Bros. Picturesand three more are in various stages of production. The films are written and directed by several individuals and feature large, often ensemblecasts. Soundtrack albums have been released for each of the films. The first film in the Wizarding World was Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stonewhich was followed by seven Harry Potter sequels, beginning with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in and ending with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 innearly ten years after the first film's release.
Three additional instalments remain in various stages of production. A third film is scheduled for release on 12 November Harry Pottera seemingly ordinary eleven-year-old boy, is actually a wizard and survivor of Lord Voldemort 's attempted rise to power.
Harry is rescued by Rubeus Hagrid from his unkind Muggle relatives, Uncle Vernon, Aunt Petunia, and his cousin Dudley, and takes his place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardrywhere he and his friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger become entangled in the mystery of the Philosopher's Stonewhich is being kept within the school.
In OctoberWarner Bros. One of her principal stipulations was that they are shot in Britain with an all-British cast,  which has been generally adhered to. Because of time constraints, the date was put back, and Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was released in the United Kingdom and the United States on 16 November Harry, Ron, and Hermione return to Hogwarts for their second year, but a mysterious chamberhidden in the school, is opened leaving students and ghosts petrified by an unknown agent.
They must solve the mystery of the chamber, and discover its entrance to find and defeat the true culprit. Leavesden Film Studios in London made several scenes for Hogwarts.
A mysterious convict, Sirius Blackescapes from Azkaban and sets his sights on Hogwarts, where dementors are stationed to protect Harry and his peers. Harry learns more about his past and his connection with the escaped prisoner. Columbus, the director of the two previous films, decided not to return to helm the third instalment,  but remained as a producer alongside Heyman.
After the Quidditch World Cup, Harry arrives back at Hogwarts and finds himself entered in the Triwizard Tournamenta challenging competition involving completing three dangerous tasks. Heyman returned to produce, and Kloves again wrote the screenplay. Harry returns for his fifth year at Hogwarts and discovers that the Wizarding World is in denial of Voldemort's return. He takes matters into his own hands and starts a secret organisation to stand up against the regime of Hogwarts' "High Inquisitor" Dolores Umbridgeas well as to learn practical Defence Against the Dark Arts D.
A for the forthcoming battle. In MayHelena Bonham Carter was cast in her place. Voldemort and his Death Eaters are increasing their terror upon the Wizarding and Muggle worlds. Needing him for an important reason, Headmaster Dumbledore persuades his old friend Horace Slughorn to return to his prior post at Hogwarts.It is, of course, inspired by the best-selling children's book series by author J. After extreme success, they expanded by building another area at their other Orlando park, Universal Studios Florida, which opened in Following closely behind, a version opened at Universal Studios Japan the same year, and at Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal Studios Beijing is currently construction their own Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which, according to their websiteis expected to open in Harry Potter fans are known for being devoted and highly knowledgeable of the universe the books are set in, and if you are a fan yourself, you might think you've already heard all there is to know about the books and movies — and in turn, the theme parks that spawned from their success.
You'd be wrong. With so many versions of this park all over the world, and more sure to come, here are some little-known facts about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. At the time, Disney owned the network television broadcast rights to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, which cost them a lot of money, but Universal had been trying to secure the rights to the property since before the first movie even finished filming.
Initially, it seemed like Disney was bound to win, as Rowling signed a letter of intent with Disney in In response, Disney stated that they pulled out of the deal because Warner Bros. Writer and theme park historian Jim Hill spoke about Disney's plans on his podcast insuggesting, based on his own sources, that they had planned to build two attractions. While Disney is well-known for the immersive design in their parks, Universal Studios' Wizarding World might have them beat: Once you enter, you genuinely feel like you've stepped into Harry Potter's world.
This even continues when when you go to the bathroomas Moaning Myrtle's voice floats around you.Dumbledore's Army - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Or consider visiting the Knight Bus and have a nice talk with the driver, Stan Shunpike. Going a step further, Japan's Wizarding World also includes Hogwart's Black Lake — complete with live owls in the park. Beyond the details key to Harry Potter, Universal also made sure to include small details that pay homage to the attractions and areas that they replaced. In reference to this, there is a shark jawbone that sits in the background of a store window in Mr.
Mulpepper's Apothecary. In Diagon Alley, there also is a record in a store window called "Here's to Swimmin' with Bowlegged Women" by the Quint Trio, according to Frommer'sreferencing a specific moment from the Jaws movie during which the character Quint sings those lyrics.
It was first reported by Orlando Sentinellast October, that Universal Studios planned to open a new theme park — the first addition to Orlando in 20 years.The wizarding world that we know today developed over centuries of interaction with the Muggle world, starting as allies and friends and over the years withdrawing under suspicion and persecution. Many, many events make up this vast tapestry of history, but here in this timeline you will find the most important, the most influential, and in some ways the most colorful of all those events.
This timeline is being curated by the Lexicon editors and will be filled over the next weeks with the events they consider important in Wizarding history. Check back as it grows!
Before AD. Herpo the Foul creates the first Horcrux He is the first to create a horcrux successfully. Herpo the Foul only created one horcrux; Voldemort was the first to split his soul multiple times.
Read More. Hogwarts is founded Growing distrust on the part of Muggles for wizards and witches compels the four greatest witches and wizards of the age — Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw, and Salazar Slytherin — to found Hogwarts.
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Ravenclaw is said to have dreamed of a warty hog leading her to a particular cliff… Read More. A man who was in love with her was sent on a mission to find her, but she refused to return to Hogwarts, and in a fit of anger he killed both her and himself.
Helena Ravenclaw… Read More. The Chamber of Secrets is created Growing friction between Godric Gryffindor and Salazar Slytherin erupts into violence, with the result that Slytherin leaves Hogwarts after creating the Chamber of Secrets. DH25 … Read More.
It will continue off and on for many centuries. Witch Burnings As the magical world separates itself more and more from Muggle society, Muggles are particularly afraid of magic but not very good at recognizing it, leading to persecution of suspected witches. Wendelin the Weird is burned at the stake 47 times in various disguises using a Flame-Freezing Charm to protect… Read More. Golden Snitch invented and introduced into Quidditch It is invented as a substitute for the Golden Snidget in Quidditch, as the Snidget is now a protected species and can no longer legally be used in matches.
It has gone down in history as one of the most violent of all time, as it involved every one of the ways to commit a Quidditch foul. The final match pitted… Read More.
Gringotts Bank is founded The goblin founder was named Gringott; however the name of the bank is not spelled with an apostrophe. Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington is beheaded nearly Sir Nicholas inadvertently caused the teeth of a noblewoman to grow to the size of tusks with a misfiring spell. His penalty was beheading, but the execution was botched, leaving the head attached by only a small amount of skin and sinew.
Sir Nicholas died but became a ghost rather… Read More. The Leaky Cauldron pub is founded Daisy Dodderidge founded the Leaky Cauldron along what was then a country lane outside of London as a connection between the Muggle and Wizarding world. The back alley of the pub eventually became a magical gateway into Diagon Alley. Over the centuries, the Leaky Cauldron became enfolded into the ever-expanding… Read More. Mungo's Hospital is founded by Mungo Bonham.
Once on land, she leaves the puritan pilgrams behind, afraid of persecution, and goes to live in the mountains Pm. As word spread, they were soon joined by… Read More.
Salem Witch Trials Tragic trials and convictions of witches and wizards in North America by Puritans who believed that magic was the devil possessing the accused person. Many of the accused were actually magical, although some were merely unfortunate No-Majs.
The discussion about magical creatures lasts seven weeks and includes delegations of goblins, centaurs, and merpeople. The result of this summit is the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy, which effectively hid the Wizarding community away from the Muggles Pm.
This underground government totally separate from the No-Maj included representatives from magical groups all over North America, and was set up in… Read More. The Ministry of Magic is formed The Ministry is formed as part of the massive transition in the Wizarding world which followed the passage of the International Statute of Secrecy in UIick Gamp is chosen to be the first Minister for Magic.