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January 13 - First photos show major progress at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
January 19 - A rumor surfaces that Alexandre Desplat will compose Deathly Hallows - Part 1. It was confirmed the next day.
January 21 - We get our first look at The Three Broomsticks inside The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park.
January 21 - After the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the Potter community comes together to raise money for those in need.
January 26 - Both parts of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows are rumored to be released in 3D.
January 26 - The Financial Times reports Warner Brothers is interested in purchasing Leavesden Studios for production and tourism.
January 29 - As the Wizarding World continues to come together, we learn author J.K. Rowling has sampled the Butterbeer and that The Forbidden Journey ride will have have authentic props and rooms in its queue.
February 2 - Half-Blood Prince is nominated in Best Cinematography at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards.
February 2 - Online video game websites reveal that there will be over 140 playable characters in LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4.
February 4 - Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint rank as the top earning actors of 2009, according to Movieline.com. They all individually out-earn actor George Clooney.
February 9 - In their third quarter fiscal report, Electronic Arts lists "Harry Potter Title TBA," for an October - December release.
February 17 - WB Interactive Entertainment release the box art for LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4.
February 17 - Author J.K. Rowling is added as a defendant in a plagiarism suit against Bloomsbury, claiming she stole the plot of Goblet of Fire from Adrian Jacobs' The Adventures of Willy The Wizard.
February 20 - In an interview with The Telegraph, Potter production designer Stuart Craig reveals that Snape dies "an extremely good death" that brought him to tears.
February 25 - Helena Bonham Carter, who plays Bellatrix Lestrange, tells Rotten Tomatoes, "I do get a good death scene".
March 1 - Daniel Radcliffe gives an in-depth interview with MTV where he discusses the Epilogue and filming the forest scene with actors Gary Oldman (Sirius Black) and David Thewlis (Remus Lupin).
March 3 - Rhys Ifans, the actor who plays Xenophilius Lovegood in the Potter films, compared being asked to work on Deathly Hallows with being knighted.
March 4 - The 2010 Universal Studios Orlando Park Brochure is published with new details about The Flight of the Hippogriff, The Forbidden Journey and The Three Broomsticks restaurant.
March 4 - According to the BBC, Harry Potter is the top book to pass on to the next generation of readers.
March 4 - NBC announces that a special "Making of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" will air in June.
March 5 - The Hogwarts Express pulls into The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
March 15 - The Today Show airs the first official video from inside the Wizarding World, showcasing the Hogwarts Express and Hogsmeade storefronts.
March 18 - Alan Horn, President of Warner Brothers, shows a 4-7 minute unfinished clip from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 at ShoWest.
March 21 - A fire destroys part of the Deathly Hallows set during Battle of Hogwarts filming. Thankfully, nobody was injured.
March 24 - After previously stating she would not return to the final Potter films due to other commitments, Emma Thompson confirms two days of shooting as Professor Trelawney.
March 24 - Universal announces that The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will open on June 18. Additional details about The Forbidden Journey are revealed.
March 29 - In a new interview with MTV News, Harry Potter producer David Heyman says Deathly Hallows will be even more epic in 3D.
March 30 - Bloombsury reveals it will re-publish Harry Potter paperbacks with new covers in November to appeal to the next generation of readers who did not grow up with the book series.
March 30 - The release of the LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 video game is pushed back to June.
April 2 - Ellen DeGeneres visits The Wizarding World of Harry Potter with several lucky fans. She takes viewers inside the park for a six-minute preview.
April 4 - Teams on the hit NBC show The Celebrity Apprentice are tasked with a Wizarding World project.
April 5 - Author J.K. Rowling reads from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone at The White House as part of their annual Easter Egg Roll.
April 5 - Covers for the Ultimate Editions of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire are revealed.
April 8 - James and Oliver Phelps open Harry Potter: The Exhibition in Toronto, the third stop on its North American tour.
April 8 - President of Universal Creative, Mark Woodbury, takes fans on a tour through Hogwarts as he describes the storyline of The Forbidden Journey ride.
April 9 - After a decade of filming, Alan Rickman confirms in an interview he has completed his role as Professor Severus Snape.
April 17 - In an interview with The Independent, Rupert Grint says he is close to wrapping filming on the Potter series.
April 20 - MuggleCast interviews actor Warwick Davis, who plays Professor Flitwick and the goblin Griphook in the Potter films, about his new book Size Matters Not and his work on Deathly Hallows.
April 22 - Plans to turn Leavesden Studios into a permanent studio are approved. A Harry Potter visitor attraction is slated to open in 2012.
April 25 - Warner Brothers announces both parts of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will run in IMAX theaters.
May 5 - The Ultimate Editions of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire are to be released on November 25.
May 6 - The sounds of the Wizarding World start to fill the air at Universal Studios.
May 13 - In a new interview with MTV, Draco Malfoy actor Tom Felton, talks about filming the Deathly Hallows Epilogue and the "aging training" he had to go through.
May 14 - TT Games updates its site, confirming LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 will be released on June 29.
May 14 - In a rare interview, John Hurt, the actor who plays Ollivander in the Potter films, talks about his torture scene and the overall success of the franchise.
May 15 - According to a new poll in The Telegraph, author J.K. Rowling is voted the UK's Best Role Model for Children.
May 17 - Universal hosts an event inside The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, previewing the theme park for travel and media professionals.
May 20 - Robbie Coltrane, Emma Watson, Matthew Lewis and the Phelps twins visit The Wizarding World.
May 24 - MuggleNet receives its first report that filming has begun for the Deathly Hallows Epilogue scene at King's Cross Station.
May 25 - NBC Universal announces they will be airing a special on June 6 featuring the making of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park.
May 26 - Half-Blood Prince wins in the Family category and the Harry Potter series wins a Special Recognition Award at the 2010 National Movie Awards.
May 27 - While picking up two awards at the 2010 National Movie Awards, producer David Heyman reveals the cast and crew have just two weeks left of filming.
May 27 - Entertainment Weekly names Harry Potter one of the Greatest Characters of the Past 20 Years.
May 27 - Actor Peter Mullan is cast as the Death Eater Yaxley in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
May 28 - The Wizarding World of Harry Potter soft opens to the public. First photos and reports are revealed.
May 29 - The all new MuggleNet 2.0 launches. It is our first major overhaul - ever!
May 29 - Our first look at the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 video game from Electronic Arts features a photo of Harry, Ron and Hermione battling Snatchers and Fenrir Greyback in the forest.
June 1 - Electronic Arts officially announces the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 video game.
June 2 - We get our first look at Deathly Hallows props, including The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore and A History of Magic.
June 3 - We learn that the first clip from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will air at the MTV Movie Awards.
June 7 - A new Deathly Hallows clip airs at the MTV Movie Awards featuring Voldemort, the dragon escape from Gringotts, Ron and Harry's fight and more.
June 8 - The Mayor of London tells The Telegraph he wants the Harry Potter theme park in London, citing that you're more likely to be shot in Orlando.
June 9 - In its landmark 200th episode, MuggleCast interviews Harry Potter producer David Heyman, who reveals the Deathly Hallows split has been decided and that they added a scene that will be incredibly dramatic and very moving.
June 12 - Filming officially wraps for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
June 12 - It is announced that Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Michael Gambon will attend the opening of the Wizarding World.
June 15 - Warner Brothers announces John Williams will perform at the opening of the Wizarding World.
June 16 - Electronic Arts confirms the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 video game will be released on November 19.
June 16 - Universal Studios hosts the grand opening of the Wizarding World with appearances by J.K. Rowling, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Bonnie Wright, Tom Felton, Michael Gambon, Matt Lewis, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Warwick Davis and music by John Williams.
June 18 - The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opens to the public. Thousands came out for the Grand Opening.
June 23 - The official Harry Potter Twitter is updated with the announcement that the first full-fledged trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be released online on June 28.
June 24 - After 10 years, Draco Malfoy actor Tom Felton announces he has completed filming the Potter series.
June 25 - In a detailed article, Yahoo reports that heavier riders may not be able to experience The Forbidden Journey at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
June 27 - Metro.co.uk begins what is to become several days of photo releases from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, including shots of Harry and Voldemort and Hogwarts under attack.
June 27 - USA Today releases several new photos from Deathly Hallows, including Voldemort and Harry dueling in the courtyard, Harry and Hagrid riding the motorbike and Hogwarts surrounded by a protective bubble.
June 28 - Warner Brothers releases the second official trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
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