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Win a meeting with J.K. Rowling and three Harry Potter stars

[official Press Release]

Warner Home Video to Award Three Harry Potter Fans with a Once-in-a-Lifetime Prize -- Meeting with J.K. Rowling and Three Harry Potter Movie Stars!

BURBANK, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Nov. 8, 2004 -- Warner Home Video (WHV):

-- To Celebrate the Release of 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban' on DVD and VHS, Starting November 8, Fans Can Enter for the Chance to Win Dozens of Prizes, Including Week-Long Trips and the Chance to Meet J.K. Rowling, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint!

Warner Home Video (WHV) announced today the launch of the online "Time-Turner(TM) Sweepstakes" in anticipation of the November 23 DVD and VHS release of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

As of November 8, Harry Potter fans can log on to for chances to win dozens of daily prizes and three grand prizes, each consisting of a week-long trip to the United Kingdom for the winners and their guests. These grand prize winners will also have the opportunity to meet and pose questions to J.K. Rowling, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint. This question and answer session will be considered for possible inclusion on a future Harry Potter DVD release! The sweepstakes winners will be announced in January 2005.

On that same day, Harry Potter fans in the U.S. can also start to collect online magical trading cards of their favorite movie characters and scenes and preview the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban DVD and more!

Entering the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

"Time-Turner(TM) Sweepstakes"

From November 8 through November 23, Harry Potter fans in the U.S., ages 7 to 17, can relive the magic of the third film by entering the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban "Time-Turner Sweepstakes(TM)."

By registering on the site and logging on each day, fans can enter for chances to win the grand prizes and dozens of daily prizes, such as collectible movie prop replicas from Noble Collections, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban video games from Electronic Arts, trading cards from Artbox Entertainment, construction sets from the Lego Company and more. In addition, fans will be randomly awarded cool downloads such as screensavers, computer desktop wallpapers and instant message icons.

By using a special online "Time-Turner(TM)," fans can "turn back time" to get additional chances to win prizes that were available on earlier days of the sweepstakes.

The sweepstakes will also be open to residents of Canada and Japan. For complete sweepstakes rules, please visit

Using The Desktop "Time-Turner(TM)"

On the U.S. site, fans can download their very own "Time-Turner(TM)." A special Harry Potter icon will appear in the fan's computer system tray and will glow when new content is available at Also, clicking on the icon can launch a "Time-Turner(TM)" that will tell fans how many sweepstakes entries and magical trading cards they have. In addition, the "Time-Turner(TM)" provides the following fun activities:

-- Video Puzzles: Place movie images in the correct order to unlock 8 different film clips.

-- Sound Clips: Listen to favorite lines from the movie.

-- Downloads: Download IM icons and desktop wallpapers.

-- Tell A Friend: IM or email your "Time-Turner(TM)" to friends.

-- Shrunken Head: Receive hints and sayings from the Shrunken Head that appears on the user's computer desktop.

Sharing Magical Trading Cards

Harry Potter fans can collect and trade 72 online magical trading cards of their favorite movie characters and scenes that move, react to each other, and hold dozens of fun secrets! All of these Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban cards can be used to complete a number of game boards.

For each game board completed, fans will be awarded special icons or medallions to attach to their screen name, and favorite movie clips will be unlocked and played. Once all game boards are completed, a personalized printable certificate will be presented. Online magical trading cards can be awarded by participating in the following activities:

-- Preview the DVD: Preview scenes from the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban DVD to receive additional magical trading cards.

-- Answer Movie Questions: Receive a card by correctly answering three movie questions. New questions will be launched each week.

-- Return to the Site: Three cards will be awarded each day a fan logs onto the website.

-- Purchase the DVD: Fans can receive a one-time award of five cards and unlock an additional game board by placing a Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban DVD into their computer's DVD-ROM drive or answering a question about a particular scene from the film.

-- Discover Marauder's Map Secrets: Additional cards will be awarded when fans explore the Marauder's Map on

For complete information on the trading card game, please visit starting November 8, 2004.

The Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban DVD

The third time is a charm when the $703.1 million worldwide box office smash, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban debuts on DVD and VHS November 23. From director Alfonso Cuaron and featuring Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), this enchanting film is available on a 2-disc DVD loaded with mesmerizing special features such as deleted scenes, 360 degree tours, challenges and more!

The Credits

With operations in 89 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.

Harry Potter Publishing Rights (C) J.K.R. HARRY POTTER, characters, names and related indicia are trademarks of and (C) Warner Bros. All rights reserved.

For additional information on this and other titles distributed by Warner Home Video, please visit

Published November 8, 2004

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