Got a minute? Then watch this 60-second synopsis of Harry Potter's whole story

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Marc Bernardin
Dec 16, 2012

Sometimes, you don't have the months it might take to read seven novels ... or even the days it might take to watch eight films. So allow us to present a rather handy way to ingest all of J.K. Rowling's sprawling Harry Potter saga in the time it takes to leave a voicemail.

This wouldn't be the first time a well-meaning amateur cut together an all-encompassing synopsis of Harry Potter, but it's one of the most ingenious.

I mean, Voldemort is played by a friggin' balloon.

(Via The Mary Sue)