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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban opens in theaters everywhere on June 4th.

Thirteen year-old Harry Potter (DANIEL RADCLIFFE) has reluctantly spent yet another summer with the Dursleys, his dismal relatives, "behaving himself" and not practicing any magic. That is, until Uncle Vernon's bullying sister, Aunt Marge (PAM FERRIS), comes to visit. Aunt Marge has always been particularly horrible to Harry and this time pushes him so far that he "accidentally" causes her to inflate like a monstrous balloon and drift away!

Fearing punishment from his Aunt and Uncle (and repercussions from Hogwarts and the Ministry of Magic, which strictly forbids students from using magic in the non-magic world), Harry escapes into the night.

He is promptly picked up by the Knight Bus, a fantastic triple-decker purple vehicle that whisks him off to the Leaky Cauldron pub. Upon arrival, Harry is met by the Minister of Magic, Cornelius Fudge, who inexplicably doesn't punish the teenager for his errant wizardry and instead insists that he spend the night at the Leaky Cauldron before heading back to Hogwarts for his third year of study.

It quickly transpires that a dangerous and enigmatic wizard, Sirius Black (GARY OLDMAN), has escaped Azkaban prison and is believed to be searching for Harry. Legend has it that Black was responsible for leading Lord Voldemort to Harry's parents and ultimately to their subsequent deaths; it is also believed that he is determined to kill Harry too.

To make matters worse, Hogwarts is playing host to the Dementors, the terrifying Azkaban guards who are stationed at the school in an attempt to protect the students from Black. The Dementors suck the souls from their victims and, unfortunately for Harry, they seem to have more of an effect on him than the rest of his classmates. Their ominous presence chills the young wizard to the bone, rendering him virtually helpless, until Professor Lupin (DAVID THEWLIS), the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, trains Harry in how to use the Patronus Charm to shield himself from the Dementors' paralyzing effects.

Meanwhile, Harry's third year at Hogwarts is filled with exciting new creatures like Buckbeak, a magical half-horse, half-eagle creature called a "Hippogriff"; eerie encounters with Divination Professor Sibyll Trelawney (EMMA THOMPSON) and the omen of death known as the "Grim"; and breathtaking adventures, including clandestine visits to the wizarding village of Hogsmeade, deciphering secrets hidden in the enchanted Marauder's Map, and a terrifying trip to the Shrieking Shack (the most haunted dwelling in Britain).

Along the way, Harry will try to make sense of Hermione's (EMMA WATSON) puzzling appearances and disappearances, with the help of Ron (RUPERT GRINT) and the giant Hagrid (ROBBIE COLTRANE), who has taken on a new position at Hogwarts as the Care of Magical Creatures teacher.

A confrontation between Harry and the menacing Sirius Black seems inevitable...but what exactly is Professor Lupin's relationship with Black? What is the dark secret that Professor Snape (ALAN RICKMAN) is so eager to reveal? And just why is Ron's pet rat Scabbers so frantic to escape his grasp?

Harry will need all of the courage, magic and support he can muster to answer these questions and uncover the truth behind Sirius Black and his ties to the gifted young wizard's mysterious past.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Heyday Films / 1492 Pictures production, an Alfonso Cuarón film, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, starring DANIEL RADCLIFFE, RUPERT GRINT, EMMA WATSON, ROBBIE COLTRANE, MICHAEL GAMBON, RICHARD GRIFFITHS, GARY OLDMAN, ALAN RICKMAN, FIONA SHAW, MAGGIE SMITH, TIMOTHY SPALL, DAVID THEWLIS, EMMA THOMPSON and JULIE WALTERS.

Directed by ALFONSO CUARÓN, the film is produced by DAVID HEYMAN, CHRIS COLUMBUS and MARK RADCLIFFE. The screenplay is by STEVE KLOVES, based on the novel by J.K. ROWLING. The executive producers are MICHAEL BARNATHAN, CALLUM McDOUGALL and TANYA SEGHATCHIAN. The director of photography is MICHAEL SERESIN; the production designer is STUART CRAIG; the editor is STEVEN WEISBERG, and the music is composed by JOHN WILLIAMS.

This film has been rated "PG" by the MPAA for "frightening moments, creature violence and mild language."

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.


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  • The Grand Prize Winner will get following items for prizes:
  • 1 Divination Tea Set
  • 1 "Sorting Hat"
  • 1 Professor McGonogall Witch Hat
  • 1 Professor McGonogall Tartan Hat
  • 1 Madame Hooch Hat
  • 1 Professor Flitwick Hat
  • 1 Dumbledore Tassel Hat
  • 1 Dumbledore Wizard Hat
  • 1 Set of Quidditch Position Baseball Hats (1 Beater, 1 Seeker, 1 Keeper, 1 Chaser)

    Five Lucky Winners will get
  • 1 Time Turner (If you haven't read the book, you'll have to see the movie to see what this is used for!)
  • 1 "Harry Potter 07" T-shirt
  • 1 "Harry Potter 07" Baseball Cap
  • 1 Sirius Black Wanted Poster Lenticular Refrigerator Magnet
  • 1 Charcoal Grey Dementor T-shirt
  • 1 Patches of each 'House' - Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Slytherin, Hufflepuff

    Other winners will receive
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