The Harry Potter movies have some of the most spectacular visual effects of any franchise in history. Games of Quidditch have students soaring on broomsticks while chasing the Snitch. Harry and friends are stalked by the basilisk in the Chamber of Secrets. The Battle of Hogwarts combines all of the magic learned over seven films in an epic conclusion. Many of these moments relied heavily on CGI, but you might be surprised at how many practical effects were used, as well. From the self-folding Marauder's Map, to sleight-of-hand magic, to puppets that required seven people to operate, the wizarding world has no shortage of real-life "magic."
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Voldemort Has A Series Of Fading Robes
In the Harry Potter films, Voldemort’s robes faded in colour every time a Horcrux was destroyed, to give the impression he was slowly fading away.Completely magical?
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The Jacobite Steam Train Is The Real Hogwarts Express
From Redditor /u/Yulinka17:
The Jacobite Express steam train on Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland - this train was used in the Harry Potter films as the "Hogwarts Express."Completely magical?
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The Marauder's Map Is Actually Three-Dimensional
The Marauder's Map from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) is actually three-dimensional.Completely magical?
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Most Of The Dining Hall Was A Real SetPhoto: 1026Chris/Reddit
From Redditor /u/1026chris:
The actual size of where the dining hall in Harry Potter was filmed.Completely magical?