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Nintendo wanted to buy the rights to 'Harry Potter' in the 1990s

I don't know if you've heard, but "Harry Potter" is a huge deal. Back when the book first blew up and everyone wanted a piece of that pie, there was a mad dash to buy the rights to turn it into video games, movies and more. Warner Bros. won that battle and turned "Harry Potter" into what we know it as today. One unlikely company was in contention, though: Nintendo. Yes, the family-friendly video game giant wanted exclusive rights to make "Harry Potter" video games in perpetuity.
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