The “Harry Potter” film franchise is an absolute classic, and it’s hard to imagine anything that could have been done differently to make them any less memorable and amazing as they were upon their release and still are now. However, if anything could improve the wizarding world, it’s artificial intelligence. A company called Fantasy Images used AI to create a “Harry Potter” spoof in which all of our beloved characters, from The Boy Who Lived to Dumbledore and everyone in between look spectacularly ripped.
In “Harry Spotter – The Boy Who Lifted,” images by Midjourney, voices by ElevenLabs, and speech animations by D-ID combine to make a truly nuts adaptation. The clip starts with a ridiculously stacked Dumbledore asking, “Harry Spotter, did you skip leg day again?” To that, Harry (complete with bulging biceps) responds, “Every day is arm day, sir.”
Dumbledore then takes Harry to task over not making him drink his protein shake “even if you have to force it down my throat.” Why, you ask? Because Dumbledore “needs to bulk.”
Even Voldemort gets in on the action, though this time around he’s called Swoldemort and his nefarious catchphrase has slightly changed to, “There is no good and evil. There is only weight and those too weak to lift it.” Hilarious!
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the AI “Harry Potter” spoof became a massive hit, getting more than 4.4 million views on YouTube. It was so popular with viewers that Fantasy Images went on to post two more, which are nearly as good (but not quite) as the original. However, the second installment of “Harry Spotter 2 – The Forbidden Weight” still racked up 2.8 million views, so it’s clearly found its place in fans’ hearts.
Creating spoofs of popular movies is one of the most fun parts of AI (have you seen the “Wes Anderson directs Star Wars” clip?) and I’m totally behind it.