LION KING BLOOPERS
These are actual bloopers from the cast while they recording, and they were later animated.
HIGH MUFASA ALWAYS MAKES ME LAUGH
I needed this in my life.
if you don’t want this on your blog, i’m judging you
- Christian Coulson, who played Tom Riddle in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, expressed an interest in returning as Riddle for this film, but David Yates felt that Coulson was too old for the role, being nearly 30 in 2008/9 (MOD NOTE: I, personally, think this was quite the tragedy. Coulson embodied Tom Riddle’s character brilliantly in CoS and could have absolutely reprised the role despite his age. He doesn’t really age. Have you SEEN Christian Coulson? He’s eternally handsome).
- Dame Maggie Smith completed filming this film whilst undergoing radio-therapy as treatment for breast cancer.
- The original script included all of Dumbledore’s memories about Voldemort as outlined in the source novel, but the director insisted on trimming them down as, according to Steve Kloves, “..he wanted to showcase Voldemort’s rise without getting overly involved with his past as Riddle” (MOD NOTE: Again, a tragedy, as his past as Riddle is EXTREMELY important when discussing his rise as Lord Voldemort).
- Mr. Weasley’s shed of Muggle artefacts contains, among other things, two Remington Noiseless Portable Typewriters and an HP Laserjet 4.
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was extensively color graded and due to the film’s overly dark tones, Warner Bros. asked director David Yates and cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel to add more colors to the film, as they could barely see a thing on screen. After retouching some of the scenes Delbonnel realized that he had overused the grading and the final product was better. Yates remarked Delbonnel’s work on the film as “The choice of angles, the extreme close-ups, the pacing of the scenes…It’s very layered, incredibly rich.” It was the first film in the Harry Potter series to be nominated for a Cinematography Oscar. (MOD NOTE: And now we know why it’s so bloody hard to colour when we GIF).
- Production designer Stuart Craig revealed that the Three Broomsticks’ design was constructed for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park first. Subsequently, the film crew constructed an exact replica during filming.
- Warner Brothers received death threats for pushing the movie’s release date to 2009 when it was scheduled to be released in 2008.
- There is a scene in this movie in which Death Eaters, led by Bellatrix Lestrange and Fenrir Greyback, attack The Burrow where Harry, the Weasleys, Lupin, and Tonks are staying. This particular scene was not in the book, but was made just for the movie to serve as a representative of all the news reports, which are scattered around in the source novel, about various attacks by Death Eaters on the wizard community. It was considered to provide better pacing for the movie to have Harry actually experience one such attack first hand, rather than hearing/reading about those that kept happening to some other students, or their relatives.
- When Draco Malfoy goes to the Room of Requirement for the final time, you can see the harp that put Fluffy to sleep and the King from the game of chess from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
- When Harry is in Dumbledore’s office at the end of the film, a bowl of sherbet lemons can be seen on his desk. In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Dumbledore announced these to be his favorite Muggle candy.