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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Production Studio

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Production Studio

Heyday Films, 1492 Pictures, Warner Bros.

The captain of a ship needs to know when step aside and let someone else take the wheel. We're unsure what nautical expertise Chris Columbus—the director of the first two Harry Potter film adaptations, possesses—but he knows enough about movies to know when to let another director hoist the mainsail. (It's taking all our effort to not make a pun about the Niña, Pinta, and Santa Maria right now. Whoops. Too late. Sorry, Chris Columbus.)

Columbus may have given up his director's chair, but he didn't abandon ship entirely. He continued to produce Azkaban though his production company, 1492 Pictures. Sensing a theme here? His company is also responsible for a few of Ben Stiller's Night at the Museums (or should that be Nights at the Museum?) and two films starring Harry's brother from another mother, Percy Jackson.

Azkaban was co-produced by Heyday Films, which was founded in 1997 by film producer David Heyman, the "Hey" in "Heyday." Who's the Day? Doris Day? Felicia Day? Groundhog Day?

Heyday produced all eight Harry Potter films, as well as the 2016 spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Heyman also produced Selma in 2014 and worked again with Cuarón to strand Sandra Bullock in space in 2013's Gravity, so their talents aren't limited to witches and wizards. Their films are almost always hits—they can't quite conjure money out of thin air, but they come close.

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