Publishing Partners Announced For “Fantastic Beasts” Merchandise!

With the release date for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them growing nearer and nearer, we have our first hint of merchandise to come! As we first reported last week, global publishing partners announced for Fantastic Beasts-related merchandise through Warner Bros. Consumer Products, including Insight Editions (the publishers for a number of Harry Potter products, including the Monster Book of Monsters prop replica and Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Book), Scholastic, and HarperCollins!

Of the deal, Raoul Goff, CEO of Insight Editions, said,

Insight is thrilled to continue working with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, extending our current line of Harry Potter film-related products to include Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The Fantastic Beasts line will have a little something for everybody and will feature all of the hallmarks of quality and creativity that fans have come to expect from the Harry Potter film publishing program.

A number of the products from Insight Editions have been published through HarperCollins and Scholastic, such as the Harry Potter Coloring Book.

Ellie Berger, President of Scholastic Trade, said,

As the U.S. publisher that introduced Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone to American readers in 1998, we are thrilled to partner with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to complement the expansion of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. We look forward to bringing the world of these amazing movies to existing fans and a new generation of readers.

You can read the full press releases from the publishers, including their planned offerings, below!

Are you excited for Fantastic Beasts merchandise to hit shelves? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!

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Insight Editions Acquires Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them Film Publishing Program Through Warner Bros. Consumer Products

March 29, 2016 (San Rafael, CA)—In partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Insight Editions has acquired rights to a global publishing program for the highly anticipated film series Fantastic Beasts. The program, which launches in Fall 2016, will include deluxe novelty and interactive books across a variety of formats.

For the last seven years, Insight Editions has published a wide range of books and collectible products for the Harry Potter franchise, including the Monster Book of Monsters prop replica (featuring a limited edition of Harry Potter: The Creature Vault), Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Book, and several other titles and formats released in over twenty-five languages worldwide.

“Insight is thrilled to continue working with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, extending our current line of Harry Potter film-related products to include Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” said Insight Editions publisher and CEO, Raoul Goff. “The Fantastic Beasts line will have a little something for everybody and will feature all of the hallmarks of quality and creativity that fans have come to expect from the Harry Potter film publishing program.”

In addition to products they have published themselves, Insight Editions has created multiple books for the Harry Potter film franchise that have been published in the US through HarperCollins and Scholastic—including the New York Times bestsellers Harry Potter: Film WizardryHarry Potter: Page to Screen, and Harry Potter Coloring Book.

“Our partnerships, both in the US and internationally, have become a cornerstone of the success of our Harry Potter film publishing,” said Goff. “We look forward to creating an equally strong global program for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them for years to come.”

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is slated for worldwide release in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX on November 18, 2016. Specific announcements on Insight Editions product offerings are planned throughout 2016.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, whose beloved Harry Potter books were adapted into the top-grossing film franchise of all time. Her screenplay was inspired by the Hogwarts textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, written by her character Newt Scamander.

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SCHOLASTIC AND WARNER BROS. CONSUMER PRODUCTS
ANNOUNCE EXTENSIVE GLOBAL LICENSED PUBLISHING PROGRAM
FOR THE HARRY POTTER™ MOVIE FRANCHISE AND
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM FILMS

(New York, NY – March 29, 2016) Scholastic, the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, announced today a global licensed publishing deal for children’s books based on the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them films, as well as the Harry Potter movie franchise. Launching in September 2016, the licensing deal includes world all language rights for children’s movie tie-in books in multiple formats for the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie and its sequels, as well
as tie-in books based on the original eight Harry Potter films.
Scholastic’s extensive licensed publishing program includes a comprehensive range of formats, including movie handbooks, coloring and creativity books, guided journals, paper craft books,
poster books, and sticker books.
In making the announcement, Ellie Berger, President of Scholastic Trade, said, “As the U.S. publisher that introduced Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone to American readers in 1998, we are thrilled to partner with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to complement the expansion of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. We look forward to bringing the world of these amazing movies to existing fans and a new generation of readers.”

J.K. Rowling’s first seven Harry Potter books, which were adapted by Warner Bros. Pictures into the top-grossing film franchise of all time, were published by Scholastic in the U.S. between
1998 and 2007, have sold over 160 million copies in the U.S., over 450 million copies worldwide, and are distributed in more than 200 territories, translated into 79 languages. To
learn more about the Harry Potter books published by Scholastic, visit http://mediaroom.scholastic.com/harrypotter.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was written by J.K. Rowling, marking her screenwriting debut. The film also reunites a number of people from the Harry Potter features, including producers David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

About Scholastic
Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, a leading provider of print and digital instructional materials for pre-K to grade
12, and a producer of educational and entertaining children’s media. The Company creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning materials and programs, classroom magazines and other products that, in combination, offer schools customized solutions to support children’s learning both at school and at home. The Company also makes quality, affordable books available to all children through school-based book clubs and bookfairs. With a 95 year history of service to schools and families, Scholastic continues to carry out its commitment to “Open a World of Possible” for all children. Learn more at www.scholastic.com.
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM characters, names and related indicia are © & TM Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc Harry Potter Publishing Rights ©
J.K. Rowling. (s16)

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SCHOLASTIC AND WARNER BROS. CONSUMER PRODUCTS ANNOUNCE EXTENSIVE GLOBAL LICENSED PUBLISHING PROGRAM FOR THE HARRY POTTERTM MOVIE FRANCHISE AND FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM FILMS

(London – March 29, 2016) Scholastic, the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, announced today a global licensed publishing deal for children’s books based on the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them films, as well as the Harry Potter movie franchise. Launching in September 2016, the licensing deal includes world all language rights for children’s movie tie-in books in multiple formats for the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie and its sequels, as well as tie-in books based on the original eight Harry Potter films.

Scholastic’s extensive licensed publishing program includes a comprehensive range of formats, including movie handbooks, colouring and creativity books, guided journals, paper craft books, poster books, and sticker books.

In making the announcement, Catherine Bell, Co. Group Managing Director of Scholastic UK, said, “We are delighted to be publishing the tie-in programmes for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and the original Harry Potter movies. With a range of exciting formats, we look forward to bringing the world of these amazing movies to existing fans and a new generation of readers.”

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling. Her screenplay was inspired by the Hogwarts textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, written by her character Newt Scamander. The feature film is slated for worldwide release on November 18, 2016, from Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

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SCHOLASTIC AND WARNER BROS. CONSUMER PRODUCTS ANNOUNCE EXTENSIVE GLOBAL LICENSED PUBLISHING PROGRAM FOR THE HARRY POTTERTM MOVIE FRANCHISE AND FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM FILMS

(Toronto, ON – March 29, 2016) Scholastic, the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, announced today a global licensed publishing deal for children’s books based on the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them films, as well as the Harry Potter movie franchise. Launching in September 2016, the licensing deal includes world all language rights for children’s movie tie-in books in multiple formats for the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie and its sequels, as well as tie-in books based on the original eight Harry Potter films.

Scholastic’s extensive licensed publishing program includes a comprehensive range of formats, including movie handbooks, colouring and creativity books, guided journals, paper craft books, poster books, and sticker books.

In making the announcement, Iole Lucchese, President of Scholastic Canada, said, “We are absolutely delighted to partner with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to create products complementing the broadening scope of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. This publishing program for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, marks the start of an exciting year for J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, generating a magical publishing moment for Canadian fans and readers.”

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling. Her screenplay was inspired by the Hogwarts textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, written by her character Newt Scamander. The feature film is slated for worldwide release on November 18, 2016, from Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Scholastic Canada is the country’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books in both official languages. The company is a leading provider of quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based educational resources. Scholastic also makes a great variety of books available to children through school-based book clubs and book fairs as well as retail and online stores, schools and libraries. Established in Canada in 1957, with a long history of service to schools and families, Scholastic Canada continues to carry out its commitment to “Open a World of Possible” for all children. Learn more at www.scholastic.ca.

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HARPERCOLLINS ACQUIRES GLOBAL FILM PUBLISHING PROGRAM FOR ADULT TIE-INS TO FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM THROUGH WARNER BROS. CONSUMER PRODUCTS

London, 29 March 2016

HarperCollins Publishers, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, today announced the acquisition of all languages, worldwide publishing rights for the adult tie-in books for Warner Bros. Pictures’ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which is slated for worldwide release in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX on November 18, 2016.

The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film script is written by J.K. Rowling, transporting the audience to the wizarding world of 1920s New York. Academy-Award®-winner Eddie Redmayne stars as wizarding world magizoologist Newt Scamander.

With an exciting script and sumptuous visuals, the film provides a wealth of material for publishing adult tie-ins. The HarperCollins titles will delve into, and behind the scenes of, the richly textured film and its sequels to enhance fans’ enjoyment of the new stories. Books will include details about how the films were made, the process of art and design, interviews with the cast and crew, and interactive formats such as colouring and postcard books.

Chief Executive of HarperCollins UK, Charlie Redmayne, commented: “We are delighted to be publishing the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them tie-in books. The film promises to be a spectacular rendering of the wizarding world of J.K. Rowling, and the books will be the perfect companions for fans everywhere.”

President and CEO of HarperCollins Worldwide, Brian Murray, commented: “For the first time we are able to seamlessly plan, coordinate and integrate book publication of film tie-in editions across multiple languages and markets with Warner Bros. Consumer Products in North America and internationally to ensure the widest possible readership and awareness of the books and the film.

The HarperCollins’ tie-in titles will begin to roll out in Autumn 2016 to coincide with the release of the film.

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