“Fantastic Beasts: A Natural History” Now Available on DVD

Fans of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts franchises might know that a lot of these mystically magical creatures are in fact based on real animals from within the Muggle world, and Stephen Fry recently delved into the stories behind them in the program Fantastic Beasts: A Natural History, which is now available to buy on DVD.

The program aired on the BBC in the United Kingdom on February 27 and on HBO Max on April 1. So for those who weren’t able to get a watch of it (or those of you who just want a copy of it within your Wizarding World DVD collection), you can now buy it on DVD for £6.99 (about $8.75).


"Fantastic Beasts: A Natural History" DVD cover

“Fantastic Beasts: A Natural History” DVD cover


A Natural History was filmed in collaboration with the Natural History Museum in London, England, which also hosted the Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature exhibition from December 9 to 15, 2020, and from May 17, 2021, to January 3, 2022.

Fry is no stranger to the Wizarding World; he recorded the audiobooks for all seven Harry Potter books, and now A Natural History sees him going on an “exhilarating exploration” as he uncovers the“secrets behind some of our best-loved mythical creatures.”

Stephen Fry embarks on an incredible journey to discover the stories behind some of the world’s most fantastic beasts. Whether digging for dragons or meeting distant relatives of the unicorn, Stephen reveals the real-life beasts that have inspired some of the greatest myths and legends in history, story-telling [sic] and film.




The DVD, which was released on May 16 and has a running time of 60 minutes, is available in the audio languages of English and English Audio Descriptive-US, and it also has subtitles in English SDH, French, and Spanish. It is available to purchase online.

Will you be adding A Natural History to your Potter and Fantastic Beasts collection?


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Grace Hurley

I'm an animal-loving Ravenclaw with a Masters Degree in Writing and a passion for the Harry Potter universe since the age of five.