Just like most fandoms, fans of Harry Potter spend a great deal of time thinking and talking about their favorite films, and often come up with solutions for ideas that the authors and filmmakers never came up with.
Have you ever wondered why Harry’s class size is so small? Some fans have, and they even came up with a theory for it. J.K Rowling has said that there are about 1000, students in Hogwarts, which mans that there should be about 35 in each House in each class year. But we only ever see or hear from about 10 students in Harry, Ron, and Hermione’s Gryffindor class. Rather than simply dismissing it out of hand as irrelevant, tumblr user Mauraders4Evr came up with a pretty clever theory.
Mauraders4evr believes that the class of 1998 is small because they were all born around the same time when Voldemort’s power was at its peak. Not only were many of the adults killed in Death Eater raids, but other adults were either too busy or too disillusioned with what was going on the world to start having children. There are booms and droughts of children being born in the real world, so it makes sense that there could have been such a drought in the Wizarding world. A Harry Potter fan theory that really makes a lot of sense.
Fans of Harry Potter might be interested in The Secret of NIMH, one of the best movies of all time for kids. This magic movie is an adaptation of the dark fantasy children’s novel Mrs.Frisby and the Rats of NIMH. It explores the lives of mice who were parts of experiments at NIMH, otherwise known the National Institute of Mental Health. Also if you’re an adult, there are tons of books like Game of Thrones that might fill the fantasy void, but with a more mature slant.