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'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban': Facts About The Movie

'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban': Facts About The Movie

The third "Harry Potter" film introduced some changes to the series and might be considered the moment that the franchise began to mature along with its child actors and viewers. We have some fun facts to tell you involving your favorite stars from the movie including Tom Felton, Emma Thompson, and Gary Oldman.

A new director, a new "Dumbledore", a new kind of "Harry Potter" experience. By this point, with two movies already under their belts, these actors and filmmakers had become accustomed to each other. Those producing this famous movie series knew that change over the course of a franchise is necessary in order for it to continue to succeed. Some changes were beyond the control of the filmmakers such as the passing of Richard Harris but other adjustments were undertaken deliberately. The Prisoner of Azkaban was the first time a new director was hired to bring one of J.K. Rowling's books to life cinematically.

As with any movie, there are stories from behind the scenes. There is one moment during filming where Michael Gambon hid an electronic speaker in Daniel Radcliffe's sleeping bag and used it for a practical joke. We invite you to enjoy ten other facts about this movie.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Facts About The Movie

'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban': Facts About The Movie

The "Harry Potter" film series defined many childhoods and were enjoyed by older movie fans as well. Here are some topics about Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban:
1. The first task director Alfonso Cuarón gave to the three main actors was to write an essay about their respective roles.
2. Gary Oldman gave Daniel Radcliffe a gift the first time they met.
3. What was the inspiration for "Sirius Black's" tattoos?
4. What motivated actress Emma Thompson to be in Harry Potter?
5. Can you spot "Cedric Diggory" in the third film?

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