Why Weird Al’s Parody Of Harry Potter Did Not Get Released?

Information regarding a potential Weird Al Yankovic Harry Potter parody song has surfaced. Since the early 1980s, the business has favored the parody musician, whose work has gained fresh attention as a result of the recent Roku Channel release of Weird: The Al Yankovic Story. 

His method of producing expert parodies of well-known pop songs has made him popular for four decades, which led to appearances on cinema and television as well as, eventually, his own biography starring Daniel Radcliffe. 

Yankovic has created parody songs about popular movies including Jurassic Park, Star Wars, and Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace in addition to comic renditions of current mainstream music. Fans are now learning that Yankovic might have attacked another well-known franchise.

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Weird Al revealed that Warner Bros. finally rejected his ideas to parody a significant Harry Potter song. The parody, which would have added lyrics to the franchise theme “Hedwig’s Theme,” was proposed to WB to receive their approval, but the studio did not respond favorably, according to Yankovic. Read the complete passage below:

Whenever it was, about a decade or two ago, I approached the movie company just to get a general blessing like, ‘Hey, I’d like to do a Harry Potter parody.’ And I think they said no, or they never responded or whatever. But sometimes when you’re dealing with franchises, and you ask permission, you know, there’s so many people that can say no, and they usually do.