11 Times The 'Harry Potter' Movies Used Practical Effects Instead Of CGI

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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."