Warner Bros will launch the official Harry Potter website www.harrypotter.com (www.harrypotter.co.uk in the UK) today (Feb 16) in anticipation of the release of the film Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone in December.

The site is planned as a community forum for Harry Potter fans across the world and is inviting other fan-managed Potter sites to link themselves to it. It will feature an animated short of the Hogwarts Express train as well as message boards, games and information about the feature film.

Warner is planning to roll out local language customised versions of the site in German, French, Spanish, Italian and Japanese.