The popular collectible candy holders will soon be featuring our favorite Potter characters.
“I’ll give you one for 2015,” speaking about which new Pez dispensers are on the horizon. “It’s taken me about five years to get it. And that’s Harry Potter.” He didn’t detail what it would look like only that “JK Rowling definitely will be involved.”
It typically takes about a year and a half and lots of planning to bring the 6.5 inch dispensers to life. From Mickey Mouse to Santa Claus and Darth Vader in between, the list of larger-than-life characters immortalized by the company is long.
Vittoria says they’ve already begun designing the Harry Potter dispensers. Like other limited-edition sets, all 250,000 of the dispensers designed like the boy wizard will be numbered.
Pez has run other series-themed collections in the past, including Star Wars dispensers.
Daniel Radcliffe can’t get rid of the Harry Potter label but thinks he is slowly being recognised for his wider body of work.
The 23-year-old star doesn’t think he’ll ever be able to shed the association with the Boy Who Lived after playing the teenage wizard for eight movies, but is hoping people will eventually start recognising him as an actor in his own right.
The ‘Woman in Black’ actor sighed: ”I do think it will be another few years before we see an article that won’t mention Potter. I’m not sure that will happen.
”The goal isn’t to stop Harry Potter being written about; that’s unachievable. The goal is to make myself an actor rather than just one character. I think that’s starting to happen.”
Daniel is so self-critical he can only bring himself to watch the fifth and eighth films in the magical franchise, although he is starting to become less hard on himself.
He told Empire magazine: ”I think it’s important to be your own toughest critic because that way you’ll always be driven to get better.
”But it’s important to temper that with being able to give yourself credit for something you’re pleased with.
”I was very bad at that before. I was unable to see anything good, but now I’m starting to.”
“Funnily enough, I planned from the start that none of them would die. Then midway through, which I think is a reflection of the fact that I wasn’t in a very happy place, I started thinking I might polish one of them off. Out of sheer spite. ‘There, now you definitely can’t have him any more.’ But I think in my absolute heart of heart of hearts, although I did seriously consider killing Ron, [I wouldn't have done it],” she told the actor Daniel Radcliffe, who plays Harry Potter in the films and who was “convinced one of the main three had to buy it”.
This is a great article about the “Magical Moments” users experience on Pottermore. It’s really quite fascinating to see how in-depth the team goes to create picturesque Potter images.
Many of you have expressed curiosity about how a Pottermore Moment is produced, so we’re going to take you behind the scenes for an insight into how a Moment is created, starting with the Magical Menagerie Momentfrom Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Before we get into rat tonic and transforming rabbits, let’s start at the beginning – how the Moments for each book are selected. In order to provide a faithful companion to the reading experience without replicating each and every passage from the books, we select key or interesting scenes from the stories to depict onPottermore.com.
Each potential scene is weighed against various criteria, from its relative importance in the narrative to how it might look when visualised and whether it lends itself to the inclusion of interactive features and content. We also like to highlight scenes that were omitted from the films, or those where the film depiction differs from the books.
With its cage-lined walls and the ‘squeaking, squawking, jabbering or hissing’ of their inhabitants, the Magical Menagerie Moment was selected because it is described so vividly in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. It provided an opportunity to introduce a new location and a narrative moment that was not shown in the film. It is also our first introduction to Crookshanks.
Like all Pottermore.com Moments, the Magical Menagerie Moment began its life as a black and white sketch that was drawn from a detailed brief based on thorough research into the location and moment being depicted.
For the rest of the steps, which I really recommend reading, visit the Pottermore Insider.