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New Harry Potter Ride Debuts Animated Hagrid!

Harry Potter fans are in for a treat this summer! Opening at Universal Orlando in June 2019 is a new Harry Potter ride. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction will be an immersive roller coaster experience that centers around everyone’s favorite half-giant, Rubeus Hagrid. The ride will be called Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, with the premise being that the riders join Hagrid on a motorbike tour through the Forbidden Forest. Of course, things go wrong and the rollercoaster’s riders are soon attacked by the magical creatures residing within the Forest, and Hagrid working overtime to get them out of trouble.

The ride is set to feature a fully animated, robotic recreation of Hagrid himself, based on actor Robbie Coltrane. According to ScreenRant Coltrane was heavily involved in the creation of his animated duplicate, even allowing his mouth to be scanned in order to create Hagrid’s teeth, recording lines from a custom script, and having over twenty body movements the robot can perform. Hagrid’s face was hand sculpted by technicians using Coltrane’s face as a constant visual reference, while his outfit was designed by the same wardrobe responsible for his onscreen costume in the films.

 

 

Hagrid riding on a rollercoaster with a crew of riders

Image via Screenrant 

The latest addition to the Wizarding World sounds great, with an immersive experience that will greatly please any Harry Potter fan! We can’t wait to see Hagrid in person when we line up to go on the coaster ourselves! Are you excited for another journey into the Forbidden Forest?

 

 

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WIshbone with books

All the Times Wishbone Killed It as a Literary Character

We all remember Wishbone, the TV series in which a Jack Russell terrier imagines himself the star of various classic works of literature. It was, itself, a classic. 

Well, inspired by this tweet, I’ve decided to put together a picture list of all the times Wishbone killed it as a literary character. 

 

 

Wishbone as Sherlock Holmes 

 

Wishbone as Sherlock Holmes

Image Via Cuteness 

 

Wishbone as Shakespeare

 

Wishbone as Henry the Eighth

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Wishbone as Robin Hood 

 

Wishbone as Robin Hood

Image Via Cuteness 

Wishbone as Caeser

 

Wishbone as Caeser

Image Via Cuteness 

Wishbone as Aladdin

 

Wishbone as Aladdin

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Wishbone as Mr. Darcy

 

Wishbone as Mr Darcy

Image Via Cuteness 

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