“100 Years of Warner Bros.” Features Wizarding World Franchise
You’re doubtlessly aware that Warner Bros. has truly brought the magic since securing the rights for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. More films followed soon after, along with theme parks, video games, studio tours, and other trappings that make the Wizarding World franchise what it is today. What you might not have known is that the iconic entertainment company has a long history of movie-based magic, a century’s worth, in fact.
In celebration of that fact, the streaming service Max has released a new documentary series, which is available to watch now in its entirety. In four roughly hour-long episodes, 100 Years of Warner Bros. takes viewers through the decades of the company’s history, from first establishing a small studio in the age of silent film to becoming one of the most recognized entertainment companies in the world. Over 60 interviews with major directors, actors, and film executives add extra insight to the series, while Morgan Freeman lends his distinctive voice to the narration.
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The fourth and final episode of the series, appropriately titled “Wizarding World & the Big Bang,” brings viewers into the new millennium and the major partnerships that have made their mark. Chris Columbus, who directed the first two Harry Potter films, is credited in the cast list, meaning fans are almost certain to be regaled with behind-the-scene stories from early in the franchise.
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