See the stars of the beloved Harry Potter film franchise reunite in these main titles for HBO Max’s Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts special.
Created by Sibling Rivalry in partnership with program production company Casey Patterson Entertainment, the sequence whisks fans away to a holiday party in Hogwarts’ Great Hall. There, they follow star Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) as she reunites with her cast-mates amid music and dancing.
Sibling Rivalry developed the narrative, look and graphics for the title sequence, working with Pulse Films to produce the live-action segments. Sibling also provided creative direction for the program itself, creating a cohesive look that included color, set graphics, chapter films, iconography, credits and typography.
The special brings together Harry Potter stars Watson, Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) as well as other key cast members, including Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Tom Felton, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Mark Williams, Bonnie Wright, Alfred Enoch, Ian Hart, Toby Jones, Matthew Lewis and Evanna Lynch.
Producer David Heyman and filmmakers Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuarón, Mike Newell and David Yates also join to talk about the eight films that make up the franchise.
Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts is produced by Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Warner Horizon at the iconic Warner Bros. Studio Tour London—The Making of Harry Potter. The special is executive produced by Casey Patterson of Casey Patterson Entertainment (A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote) and Pulse Films (Beastie Boys Story).
HBO Max’s Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts special became available on the service on Jan. 1.
Client: HBO Max
Production Company: Casey Patterson Entertainment
Executive Producer, Director: Casey Patterson
Executive Producer: Carol Donovan
Co-Executive Producer: Rob Paine
Supervising Producer: Chase Simonds
Executive Producer: Ashley Edens
Creative Agency: Sibling Rivalry
Co-Founder/Chief Creative Officer: Mikon van Gastel, Joe Wright
Executive Creative Director: Lauren Hartstone
Executive Director of Integrated Production: Joanna Fillie
Design Director: Maggie Tsao
Designer: George Prah
Designer: Pat King
Editor: Nate Buchik
2D Animation: Cyp Sadlon, West Richardson
3D Animation: Chris Foster, Ali Jamali, Jeremy Greeberg
Producer: Julia Oetker-Kast
Audio/SFX: You Too Can Woo