Publishing Tie-Ins for “Fantastic Beasts” Series Announced

If there’s one thing fans are almost as excited for as the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (besides seeing/reading Cursed Child or finding out just exactly where Ilvermorny is), it’s what kind of merchandise is going to be produced for the upcoming film franchise. Although the popularity of Harry Potter has guaranteed that there’s been no shortage of fun and/or collectible wizarding items available since the last book was released in 2007 and the last movie was released in 2011, it’s always exciting to imagine what new things might be on our Christmas lists in 2016! Though there’s sure to be more information released very soon, today we’ve learned about what different Warner Bros. publishing partners will be offering in the way of Fantastic Beasts swag!

Unsurprisingly, Scholastic, Potter‘s American Publisher, will be involved:

Scholastic, the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, has a multi-year global publishing deal for books based on the upcoming films and the Harry Potter™ film franchise. The extensive licensed publishing agreement includes all language rights for new movie tie-in books in multiple formats. Under the agreement, Scholastic will publish children’s movie tie-in books for ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ and its sequels, as well as tie-in books based on the original eight ‘Harry Potter’ films.

HarperCollins, which already publishes the film companion books Harry Potter: The Creature Vault, Harry Potter: The Character Vault, Harry Potter: Magical Places from the Films, and other Potter titles, is also joining in on the Fantastic Beasts fun:

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” will also be supported by HarperCollins, the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, which has been awarded global publishing rights to the films for adult tie-in books. The HarperCollins titles will delve into the making of the film and include details about the process of art and design, interviews with the cast and filmmakers, and interactive formats such as coloring books and postcard collections.

And the final publishing partner announced today is Insight Editions, who has also worked on Potter titles in the past:

Insight Editions, a long-time publisher of a wide range of books and collectible products for the Harry Potter film franchise, has also acquired rights to a global publishing program in support of the new films that returns fans to the wizarding world of J.K. Rowling. The program, which launches in Fall 2016, will include deluxe novelty and paper engineered books across a variety of formats.

We can already tell our bank accounts are going to be taking a hit in the coming months! You can read the original article here.

Jessica J.

I've been making magic at MuggleNet since 2012, when I first joined the staff as a News intern. I've never wavered from the declaration in my childhood journal, circa October 2000: "I LOVE Harry Potter! If I clean my room, my mom says she'll make me a dinner a wizard would love!" Proud Gryffindor; don't hate.