"Harry Potter" Sleight-Of-Hand: Dobby's Disappearing Act

by | October 9, 2006 | Comments

Looks like someone’s cast a nasty disappearing spell (written outum scripto!) on "Harry Potter" creature Dobby, since the CGI-powered timid house elf won’t be seen in "Order of the Phoenix."

MTV got the word on the Dobby no-show from actor Toby Jones, who voiced the feeble but well-intentioned character in 2002’s "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets:"

"I know that the filmmakers have a problem with each new film because the books are getting longer — there’s so much to include in them," Jones remarked."

The kids are growing up…click pic for more images from "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix"

Although it’s looking like Dobby won’t be back in "Harry Potter" movie-land anytime soon, fans of the J.K. Rowling super series will meet a new house elf in next summer’s "Order of the Phoenix" when the decidedly un-Dobby-like Kreacher graces the big-screen.

Meanwhile, if you really miss the sound of Dobby’s voice, you can check out Jones live-acting as Truman Capote in this month’s limited release, "Infamous."