The Harry Potter Festival is over, but we still have the memories. Until they're trashed by this. In a good way,
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Harry Potter Festival
& Quidditch Tournament
Details at chestnuthillpa.com
Potter Puppet Pals have been around almost as long as the books, though each bit is shorter and many are not quite as child-friendly. Not sure they're still in production, but they get more hits than this blog, so who am I to speak.
J.K. Rowling included the "Tale of the Three Brothers" as an important plot point in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" presumably because there weren't enough plot threads to untangle in the big fat seventh-and-final book of the series. She later published "The Tales of the Beadle of Bard" separately for a charity benefit, and it holds up quite well as a separate, light read.
Interesting piece on Pottermore.com on how the animation illustrations were conceived for the movie.