PHILIPPINES, APRIL 5, 2022 – Expecto Patronum! Hogwarts’ wizards, witches and magical creatures are taking over HBO GO and Cartoon Network this April. Building even greater buzz around the theatrical release of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore in Philippine cinemas on April 16, Wizarding World titles will enchant fans young and old on the streaming platform and kids’ channel.
Relive all 12 Fantastic Beasts and Harry Potter titles on demand with HBO GO now. In addition, the Harry Potter Movie Marathon runs from April 8 – 23, 8pm daily on Cartoon Network. Here are some of the Wizarding World’s hit shows that have captivated fans globally:
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)
In the second Fantastic Beasts film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) is captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escapes to gather followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. To thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world. Stars an ensemble cast that includes Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Jude Law, Johnny Depp, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Carmen Ejogo, and Poppy Corby-Tuech.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
In the first Fantastic Beasts movie, Academy Award® winner Eddie Redmayne stars as Newt Scamander, the wizarding world’s preeminent magizoologist. In 1926, Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident… were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds. Also stars Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Carmen Ejogo and Colin Farrell.
Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts
Fans are invited on a magical first-person journey through the beloved film franchise as it reunites Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, and other esteemed cast members and filmmakers across all eight Harry Potter films for the first time to celebrate the anniversary of the franchise’s first film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Alumni in the memorable tribute also include Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Tom Felton, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Mark Williams, Bonnie Wright, Alfred Enoch, Ian Hart, Toby Jones, Matthew Lewis, Evanna Lynch, producer David Heyman and filmmakers Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuarón, Mike Newell and David Yates.
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses
Hosted by Academy Award®-winning actress Dame Helen Mirren, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses celebrates the 20th anniversary of the film and continues the Wizarding World spirit showcasing ultimate fan glory on a never-before-seen scale. Featuring hundreds of trivia questions and special guest surprises, this unforgettable event of a lifetime will unveil which fans know the vast, intricately detailed universe like the back of their hand as they compete to take home the title of House Cup Champion.
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011)
Having grossed more than US$381 million at the worldwide box-office, Harry Potter’s final adventure concludes with the climactic final battle against the Dark Lord Voldemort. Making their final stand upon the ramparts of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry Potter and his friends Ron and Hermione face their greatest foe and make the ultimate sacrifice on the landmark journey that spanned a decade. Laced with visual magic and haunting storytelling, the film franchise is brought to its triumphant close with long-time screenwriter Steve Kloves, acclaimed director David Yates and its award-winning cast including Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, the late John Hurt, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, David Thewlis and Julie Walters.
*Please see the Appendix for the full list of Wizarding World titles streaming on HBO GO.
Filipinos can stream and download all 12 Wizarding World movies and series now on HBO GO. The Harry Potter Movie Marathon airs from April 8 – 23, daily at 8pm on Cartoon Network (Cignal: Ch. 74 (SD), Ch. 220 (HD), Sky Cable: Ch. 43 (SD), Ch. 178 (HD)). Subscribe to HBO GO online at www.hbogoasia.ph or the mobile app via the App Store or Play Store on your device for as low as ₱99.70/month. Or access HBO GO via Cignal, Globe and Skycable. HBO GO is also available on Android TV, Apple TV, LG TV and Samsung Smart TV – and comes with AirPlay and Google Cast functionality.