Fantastic Beasts Film Companions

Several books have been published as companions to the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film series. They look behind the scenes of the films and cover everything from creatures to costumes. The books also include contributions from people who have worked on the films, like graphic design duo MinaLima and concept artist Dermot Power.

Lights, Camera, Magic!: The Making of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

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Author: Ian Nathan
Publication Date: November 16, 2018
Publisher: Harper Design
144 pages

Return to the wizarding world and discover how director David Yates and producer David Heyman brought the thrilling next chapter of J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts story to the big screen.
Explore the filmmaking magic behind Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald in Lights, Camera, Magic!, and visit a wizard’s hatful of brand new locations never before seen on screen.

The compelling narrative tells the full story behind the film, from script to screen, with profiles of the key characters and revealing insights from Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp, Jude Law, and many others. Also included are sections on costume, set design, make-up, special effects & props, all of which are illuminated by interviews with Academy Award-winners David Heyman, David Yates, Stuart Craig, Colleen Atwood and a magical army of other crew. Packed with exciting photos that reveal the filmmaking process in discerning detail, and officially licensed by Warner Bros. Consumer Products, this is the definitive adult companion book to the film, and perfect introduction to Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

The Art of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

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Author: Dermot Power
Publication Date: November 16, 2018
Publisher: Harper Design
256 pages

Step inside the world of the talented art departments who, led by Academy Award-winning production designer Stuart Craig, were responsible for the creation of the unforgettable characters, locations and beasts from the eagerly anticipated next chapter in the wizarding world.
The Art of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald takes you on a thrilling journey through the design process. It was curated by concept artist Dermot Power and is filled with unique insights about the filmmaking journey from Stuart Craig and other artists.

Bursting with hundreds of dazzling production paintings, concept sketches, intricate card models of the sets, storyboards, and matte paintings, this beautifully designed book has been sumptuously printed with magical effects and enhanced with unique removables. Officially licensed by Warner Bros. Consumer Products, it presents a visual feast for readers, and a truly immersive experience for fans of Fantastic Beasts.

The Archive of Magic: The Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

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Author: Signe Bergstrom
Designer: MinaLima
Publication Date: November 16, 2018
Publisher: Harper Design
160 pages

Go behind the scenes of J.K. Rowling’s magical universe of creatures and wizards in this exciting full-color companion volume to Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

Designed by MinaLima (the creative force behind the graphics and many of the props for the first Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as well as the Harry Potter films) and with a foreword by Jude Law, this authorized tie-in compendium delivers a rich and unique making-of experience for fans of all ages.

This keepsake treasury offers an imaginative, close-up look at Newt Scamander and his colorful trove of cohorts – beasts and wizards alike – as they face off against the evil forces of Gellert Grindelwald, one of the world’s most powerful Dark wizards, in a story that travels from New York City to London and on to Paris. Brimming with filmmaking secrets, full-color artwork, and stories from the cast and crew, this magnificent book is modeled after a special item from the movie and features removable facsimile reproductions of props and other materials from the movie, along with some very special effects. A tribute to moviemaking magic, it is an essential for every wizarding world fan, aspiring concept artists and designers, and movie buffs.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Movie-Making News: The Stories Behind the Magic

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Author: Jody Revenson
Publication Date: October 2, 2018
Publisher: Harper Design
80 pages

Bursting with scoops, exclusives, and candid insights from the actors and filmmakers that it wasn’t previously possible to reveal, Movie-Making News celebrates Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them with features and snippets on the characters, beasts, costumes, and special effects, plus a host of filmmaking facts to tantalize readers. Written in a breezy, accessible style, and designed to mimic a real newspaper, it will also include a color “Late Edition” that offers early photos and insight into what the future holds for Newt, Jacob, Tina, and Queenie in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World: Movie Magic Volume Two: Curious Creatures

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Author: Ramin Zahed
Publication Date: March 14, 2017
Publisher: Candlewick Press
104 pages

Thunderbirds and Nifflers, house-elves and hippogriffs — J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world abounds with magical creatures of all kinds. But how does a Bowtruckle come to life on the big screen? Is an Occamy a snake or a bird? And what’s the truth about Mooncalf poop?

Featuring detailed creature profiles, stunning artwork, and captivating insights from the making of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and all eight Harry Potter films, these pages reveal everything fans want to know about how these creatures were created. Jam-packed with bonus material — pop-ups, lift-the-flaps, removable posters, and other goodies — this book offers young readers a thrilling backstage pass to the wizarding world.

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Newt Scamander: A Movie Scrapbook

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Author: Rick Barba
Publication Date: November 18, 2016
Publisher: Candlewick Press
48 pages

Learn all about Newt Scamander and the incredible film from J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Peer inside Newt Scamander’s enchanted suitcase, encounter marvelous creatures, roam the streets of 1920s New York City, and meet Newt’s fascinating friends! This magical scrapbook takes readers on an interactive adventure through Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Filled with removable artifacts, such as wizarding newspapers, posters, and other fascinating finds, this book has something for everyone!

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Inside the Magic: The Making of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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Author: Ian Nathan
Publication Date: November 18, 2016
Publisher: Harper Design
144 pages

Return to the wizarding world and discover how director David Yates and producer David Heyman brought J.K. Rowling’s all-new adventure, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, to the big screen.

Inside the Magic: The Making of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them introduces filmmaking fans to Newt Scamander, Magizoologist, and the principal characters, locations, artifacts, and beasts that he encounters in 1920s New York. Explore the filmmaking magic behind MACUSA, the secretive American counterpart of the Ministry of Magic, and the magical secrets of Newt’s case.

Each section contains profiles of the key characters, with revealing insights from Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Colin Farrell, and many others, together with sections on set design, costumes, makeup, special effects, art department, and props (especially wands!), which are illuminated by interviews with producer David Heyman, director David Yates, production designer Stuart Craig, costume designer Colleen Atwood, and a magical army of other crew.

Packed with exciting photos that reveal the filmmaking process in discerning detail, and officially licensed by Warner Bros. Consumer Products, this is the definitive adult companion book to the film, and perfect introduction to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

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The Case of Beasts: Explore the Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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Author: Mark Salisbury
Designer: MinaLima
Publication Date: November 18, 2016
Publisher: Harper Design
160 pages

Take a front-row seat and witness the filmmaking magic that brought J.K. Rowling’s script for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to the screen. Explore the realm of fantastical creatures that roam the wizarding world and discover the magical cast of characters in pursuit of them.

Officially licensed by Warner Bros. Consumer Products, and designed by MinaLima, designers of the graphic props for the Harry Potter films as well as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Case of Beasts delivers an enchanting interactive experience by sharing filmmaking secrets, film photography and artwork, and behind-the-scenes stories from cast and crew. Full of removable, facsimile reproductions of props and paper ephemera from the movie, along with some very special effects, this collectible volume offers a unique look from the talented group who created this movie magic.

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The Art of the Film: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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Author: Dermot Power
Publication Date: November 18, 2016
Publisher: Harper Design
256 pages

Step inside the world of the talented art departments who, led by Academy Award-winning production designer Stuart Craig, were responsible for the creation of the unforgettable characters, locations, and beasts from the eagerly anticipated new adventure in J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world.

The Art of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, edited by Dermot Power, concept artist on the film, takes you on a magical journey through a design process every bit as wonderful as that encountered by Newt Scamander in the wizarding world: from the earliest gatherings of the artists, designers, and filmmakers to the magical time of the film’s production itself at Leavesden Studios.

Bursting with hundreds of production paintings, concept sketches, storyboards, blueprints, and matte paintings, and filled with unique insights about the filmmaking journey from Stuart Craig and the artists themselves, this superb book – officially licensed by Warner Bros. Consumer Products – presents a visual feast for readers and will welcome fans of the Harry Potter films into the world of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

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J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World: A Pop-Up Gallery of Curiosities

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Author: James Diaz (creator), Sergio Gómez Silván (illustrator)
Publication Date: November 1, 2016
Publisher: Candlewick Press
10 pages

J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world is full of magical curiosities: a flying car, a hat that sings, an enchanted case, and so much more. This small, deluxe pop-up book showcases three-dimensional renderings of some of the beloved curiosities from the Harry Potter films, including two pops related to the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Pull-out flaps feature text that delves into the items on each spread and how they were achieved in the films.

This book features doors that open from the middle of the front cover, a sturdy magnetic closure, and elastic loops to hold each pop firmly in place, making it a perfect stand-alone display.

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