Animal Actors Return to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour This February!
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter has once again announced that the animal actors will be returning to the tour this February for the third year running. The event will take place between Friday, February 13, and Wednesday, February 25, which will coincide with the British half-term school holiday. Among the animal actors present at the tour will be Harry’s owl Hedwig, Hermione’s cat Crookshanks, Trevor the toad, and Mrs. Norris – plus many more!
The animal actors will “team up with their trainers to showcase their acting skills and take part in live training demonstrations. A menagerie of owls, cats and a toad will return to the incredible sets they ‘acted’ on during production, led by Head Animal Trainer Julie Tottman, who helped create the performances of more than 250 live creatures throughout all eight ‘Harry Potter’ films.”
Visitors will have the opportunity to meet various animals throughout the tour and the event will include the chance to have a picture with Hedwig:
Outside Privet Drive, visitors will be able to pose for a picture with a [s]nowy [o]wl that played Harry Potter’s loyal companion and post-delivering bird Hedwig. Animal [t]rainers will hold flight demonstrations throughout the day on the Studio Tour’s backlot, showcasing the techniques they used during filming.
Plus, throughout the day, visitors will learn new facts about the animal actors and the making of the films. For example, did you know: “Crackerjack, one of the cats that played Crookshanks, became very good friends with one of the rats that played Scabbers. In fact, he would often chase the rat around the sets even when the cameras weren’t rolling.”
If you’re hoping to attend the animal actors feature, then make sure you book your tickets soon since they are bound to sell out. You can book tickets for the tour and read the full press release below. Plus, you can read MuggleNet’s review of a previous animal actors’ event.
Are you planning on attending the animal actors’ special feature? Have you been before? Let us know in the comments!