“Feathers and Flight” event coming to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London THIS April!
Did you know that the “the Buckbeak that appeared curled up in Hagrid’s pumpkin patch was an animatronic”?
Well, you can find out all about the way Buckbeak was brought to life, and far more, at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter this April. For the first time, the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London will welcome an event named “Feathers and Flight.” The event will take place between for three weeks, April 4-27.
Feathers and Flight” will showcase how “filmmakers brought feathered creatures to life on screen and created the illusion of flight on the sets.” Owls, crows, ravens, special effects equipment, and animatronics from the films will be present on the sets for visitors to see.
As part of the “Feathers and Flight” event, visitors will be able to
“pose for a photograph with the owl that played Harry Potter’s letter-delivering companion Hedwig as he sits outside 4 Privet Drive. The talented owls that played Ron Weasley’s tiny pet Pigwidgeon and the Weasley family owl Errol will be stationed along the wizarding street of Diagon Alley, and crows and ravens that appeared in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban will demonstrate their acting skills in the Studio Tour’s backlot. In addition to watching live training demonstrations, visitors will discover how birds learnt to ‘act’ by taking a look at the equipment that was used on set.
“Hair and Feather Supervisor Val Jones will lead an expert team to demonstrate the techniques that made winged wonders such as Buckbeak the hippogriff and Fawkes the phoenix a reality on screen. By individually inserting thousands of feathers, Val worked to create the hippogriff’s feathery coat, which helped transform it into a believable creature that really moved.
“Visitors will be able to see the broomsticks of Fred and George Weasley, used during their escape in Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix, in Hogwarts’s iconic Great Hall, and the set will be decorated as it was for owl post delivery scenes. Specially-made broomsticks and letters, which were designed to be light enough for owls to carry, will be on display as well as a breakfast feast of racks of toast, cereal, and jugs of juice.”
There is going to be a lot going on during this event, so make sure you get your tickets now before you miss out!
Tickets for the Warner Bros. Studio Tour must be pre-booked. All extra activities are included in the price.
Let us know if you’re planning on going or if you’ve got your tickets already!