- The Harry Potter franchise explores what could have been if it had gone down an animated route, with AI fan posters imagining a more vibrant and dynamic world in Pixar’s style.
- As the Harry Potter story evolved, it became darker and more tense, reflecting the characters’ growth and maturity throughout the series.
- The franchise continues to expand with spin-offs like Fantastic Beasts and the upcoming TV series, which will allow for more character development and delving into storylines that previously didn’t fit into the movies. Animated spin-offs are also a possibility.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has expanded in many ways since J.K. Rowling’s The Boy Who Lived debuted in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (or Sorcerer’s Stone in the U.S.). However, a new collection of AI fan posters has imagined what could have been if the Harry Potter franchise had decided to go down an animated route instead of live-action.
Shared by No Apto Para Muggles on Instagram, the Pixar-inspired posters deliver a look at Harry, Hermione and Ron through a “what if?” lens, incorporating certain scenes from each movie into the mix. From the fearsome Basilisk, to Buckbeak, Dumbledore to Voldemort, the world of Harry Potter becomes a more vibrant and dynamic place when taking on Pixar’s inimitable style. Check out the incredible posters below.
Spanning seven books and eight movies, the Harry Potter franchise began as a very whimsical, simple and very easy to follow for young viewers. However, as the series continued, and the central characters grew older, the tone of the story evolved with them. By the time Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 was released in cinemas in 2011, the young wizards had become more mature, and the story became dark and tense as it reached its epic conclusion.
Of course, a franchise such as the Harry Potter saga is never completely at an end, and that has been proven several times over already. From the Fantastic Beasts spin-off franchise to the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child stage play, there are still plenty of ways the franchise can continue to expand, once of which will be the arrival of a new TV series that will take fans back to where it all began and tell the story all over again in greater detail.
What Will the Harry Potter TV Show Do Differently?
The biggest difference between adapting a novel for television as opposed to a movie, is the ability to take more time to develop the characters of the story, and delve into some of the story lines that just don’t fit into a two-hour movie.
There have been very few details revealed by Warner Bros. as to how the series will look, but the current plan seems to be to adapt one novel per season, with each season lasting between eight and ten episodes. This means that each novel will get the same amount of time to tell its story as four of the novels did previously on the big screen. Whether this is something that is necessary is another question, one we are still a few years away from finding an answer to.
In the meantime, there are plenty of Potterheads out there who are more than happy to continue creating their own ideas of what the franchise could offer if it took a different direction. So far, the franchise has not gone down this road, but with animated spin-offs being very popular right now, it would be foolish to imagine we will never see it happen.