Hogwarts springs from the pages of ‘Harry Potter’ in this magical short film

It’s a great argument for giving your books some breathing room.


Michelle Jaworski

Internet Culture

Published Oct 13, 2015   Updated May 27, 2021, 7:50 pm CDT

The world of Harry Potter comes alive for many of us when we open the books, but a group of animators took it one step further by literally building that world from its own pages.

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Unpopular Now took more than a month to create a stop-motion short featuring one child’s copy of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. The book’s pages sprout up into a living version of Hogwarts. It rises from sections of crumbled pages, and it’s a gorgeous sight to behold.

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We can only imagine all of the paper characters within those castle walls.

We wish this were real almost as much as the movie version of Hogwarts.

Screengrab via unPOP/YouTube

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*First Published: Oct 13, 2015, 12:05 pm CDT