Harry Potter

As Warner Bros. Threatens Harry Potter Festival, Fans Turn to JK Rowling to Save It

Harry Potter fans everywhere are cursing Warner Bros. studio after word got out that the former is trying hard to stop the annual Harry Potter Festival in Chestnut Hill from bringing magic to their summer. 

 

 

As festival planners began planning the 8th annual Harry Potter annual festival they were contacted by Warner Bros. who told them they were not permitted to use any named or images associated with the Harry Potter franchise, according to Chestnut Hill Local.

 

 

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Image Via  Maggie Andresen/Temple News

 

 

This is certainly not the first time Warner Bros. has stepped in as they have repeatedly interfered with affiliated merchandise and events, from Harry Potter-themed condoms to Diagon Alley-esque shops, in the past.  The big Hollywood studio currently owns all the rights and licenses for the names and images of the films and books so there doesn’t seem to be much the festival owners can do to stop it. 

 

 

Or is there? Harry Potter fans sure hope so, as many have turned to JK Rowling in hopes that she can step in. Here are just a few of the many responses. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As of yet, it doesn’t appear that Rowling has made a public statement responding to the closing of the Chestnut Hill festival, but hopefully these will be enough to win her over.

 

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