One night, Harry Potter is delivered to the Dursleys' home. After waking up under the stairs, it's Dudley's 11th birthday. They are taking a trip to the zoo, where Harry stares at a glass window for too long. Dudley slips and falls down where the snake is endangered. As he escapes, Dudley is trapped inside. Later, back at home, owls begin to send letters everywhere to Harry. Uncle Vernon gets so mad that the family is to go far away where the owls couldn't find them. It's a small, two-floored cabin. The door falls down onto the floor, and in barges a tall, fat man named Rubeus Hagrid, the Keeper of the Keys and Grounds at Hogwarts. He gives the letter to Harry informing him that he is accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. But first, he must buy some school supplies -- wizard money from Gringotts Bank, and most of all, a wand from Ollivanders. He also receives an owl named Hedwig from Eyelops Owl Emporium. Later, in the Leaky Caludron, Hagrid tells Harry that he's the boy who lived, when Voldemort killed his parents. Anyone who would stand up to him would die. Harry's ticket leads to a train called Platform 9 3/4. In order to access it, all he should do is run though the wall between platforms 9 and 10. Inside the Hogwarts Express, he meets Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. As they all make it to Hogwarts Castle, each student had to be sorted into several houses. Harry, Ron and Hermione are all in Gryffindor. During the feast, mysterious ghosts fly all over. Gryffindor's ghost is Nearly Headless Nick, whom he calls himself Sir Nicholas. All students are also to sleep in dormitories. There are several classes to attend, like Transfiguration, Potions and flying class. Suddenly, Neville's broomstick flies out of control and ends up taken to the Hospital Wing. Another boy named Draco Malfoy steals his present and Harry has to catch it to retain it. When Professor McGonagall sees him flying near her window, she takes him to see Oliver Wood, and informs him that Harry is now the new Gryffindor Seeker. His father was also a Seeker, too, you know. One night, Harry, Ron and Hermione sneak in the third floor corridor, and they find out that a three-headed dog is locked up in one room. In Spells & Charms class, Professor Flitwick teaches the levitation spell, but when Seamus Finnigan tries it out, his feather explodes. Then in Halloween, Hermione is hiding in the girls' bathroom. Inside, she finds a mountain troll. Harry and Ron come over to rescue her, but Professor McGonagall is disappointed at Hermione when she sees this. Luckily, she is proud of Harry and Ronfor "sheer dumb luck" after defeating the troll. The next day, it's the first Quidditch game of the season -- Slytherin VS Gryffindor. Harry wins by catching the Golden Snitch... in his mouth. On Christmas Day, Harry receives an Invisibility Cloak from his parents, but doesn't know who really gave it to him. One night he sneaks into the library to find a book on Nicholas Flamel, but Filch almost finds him, so Harry escapes and looks into the Mirror of Erised. As he looks up close, he sees his parents. Another night, Harry, Ron and Hermione visit Hagrid's hut, where his pet dragon Norbert hatches. But when the three head back into the castle, they not only find Draco; they see McGonagall as well. She gives all of them detention -- a trip to the Dark Forest with Hagrid. Then another night, Harry, Ron and Hermione walk back into the corridor into a trap door that leads to the Stone. But they have to face many dangers -- Fluffy the Dog, the Devil's Snare, keys with wings and a chessboard. But only Harry makes it to the end, where he finds Professor Quirrell. On the other side of him is Voldemort. Harry refuses to give the Stone to him, so Voldemort orders Quirrell to kill him. Harry defeats the two-faced man with a magic touch that burns him, but gets knocked down by his spirit. Later, he's in the Hospital Wing. Dumbledore visits him, and tells him that the Stone is destroyed. It is the end of the year, and Gryffindor wins the House Cup, with 10 points more than Slytherin.
|Character's name||Portrayed by||Sonic counterpart||Kirby counterpart|
|Harry Potter||Daniel Radcliffe||Tails||Kirby|
|Ron Weasley||Rupert Grint||Sonic||Buto|
|Hermione Granger||Emma Watson||Amy Rose||Tiff|
|Vernon Dursley||Richard Griffiths||Dr. Robotnik (from AoStH)|
|Petunia Dursley||Fiona Shaw||Breezie|
|Dudley Dursley||Harry Melling||Robotnik Jr.|
|Albus Dumbledore||Richard Harris||King Acorn||Sir Ebrum|
|Minerva McGonagall||Maggie Smith||Rosie the Nanny||Lady Like|
|Rubeus Hagrid||Robbie Coltrane||Big the Cat||Knuckle Joe|
|Professor Quirrell||Ian Hart|
|Severus Snape||Alan Rickman|
|Professor Flitwick||Warwick Davis|
|Oliver Wood||Sean Biggerstaff|
|Draco Malfoy||Tom Felton||Snively||Escargoon|
|Neville Longbottom||Matthew Lewis||Charmy||Tuff|
|Seamus Finnigan||Devon Murray|
|Crabbe||Jamie Waylett||Scratch or Sleet|
|Goyle||Joshua Herdman||Grounder or Dingo|
|Fred Weasley||James Phelps||Knuckles|
|George Weasley||Oliver Phelps||Espio|
|Percy Weasley||Chris Rankin||Antoine|
|Nearly Headless Nick||John Cleese|
|Mr. Ollivander||John Hurt|
|Madame Hooch||Zoë Wanamaker|
|Argus Filch||David Bradley|
|James Potter||Adrian Rawlins|
|Lily Potter||Geraldine Somerville|
|Lord Voldemort||Richard Bremmer||Dr. Eggman||Nightmare/eNeMeE|
- March 28, 2000: Chris Columbus announced that he will direct the first Harry Potter film.
- May 17, 2000: Warner Bros. Pictures confirmed the film's release date for late 2001 rather than in the summer.
- June 19, 2000: Tim Roth was originally chosen to play Severus Snape, and Robbie Coltrane was assigned to play Rubeus Hagrid.
- August 9, 2000: Alan Rickman was confirmed to play Severus Snape, and Richard Harris was Albus Dumbledore.
- August 21, 2000: 11-year-old Daniel Radcliffe was given the role of Harry Potter, along with 12-year-old Rupert Grint and 10-year-old Emma Watson given the roles of Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, respectively.
- August 26, 2000: Richard Griffiths, Fiona Shaw, and Ian Hart joined the cast. In addition, some scenes were to be shot twice so that the film's titles remain different.
- September 29, 2000: Filming began at Leavesden Film Studios. The Great Hall was one of the first and only few sets used there in all of the Harry Potter films.
- April 2001: Filming concluded.
- October 22, 2001: With the film now completed and ready to appear on the big screen, it was confirmed to have a running time of 152 minutes.
|Format||Country of origin||Date|
|Teaser trailer||USA||February 25, 2001|
|Theatrical trailer||USA||June 27, 2001|
|Original theatrical||UK/USA||November 16, 2001|
|DVD/VHS||UK||May 11, 2002|
|DVD/VHS||Southeast Asia||May 14, 2002|
|DVD/VHS||Japan||May 15, 2002|
|DVD/VHS||USA||May 28, 2002|
|DVD||France||June 5, 2002|
|Blu-ray Disc||USA||December 11, 2007|
|DVD/Blu-ray Disc (Ultimate Edition)||USA||December 8, 2009|
In the order of 120 films released, this film ranks as:
|Theatrical||November 16, 2001|
|VHS||May 28, 2002|
|DVD||May 28, 2002|
|Blu-ray||December 11, 2007|
Television broadcast timeline
|Broadcast date||Channel aired|
|November 19, 2002–September 18, 2003|
|February 28–May 25, 2003|
July 11, 2004–present (most recently on March 3–4, 2017)
Home video timeline
- Main article: Home video timeline for the Harry Potter series
The Official Harry Potter Website
- http://harrypotter.warnerbros.com (2000-2002)