Fantastic Beasts Films

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a film series based on the supplementary book of the same name. There will be five films in the series; the first film premiered in November 2016, and the second, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, was released in November 2018. The third film in the series, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, will be in theaters on April 15, 2022. The movies will follow Magizoologist Newt Scamander, author of the aforementioned book, as well as the rise of Gellert Grindelwald.

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  • All five movie screenplays will be written by J.K. Rowling herself.
  • The producers of the movies include David Heyman, producer of the entire Harry Potter film series; Steve Kloves, screenwriter of seven of the eight Potter movies; Lionel Wigram, the executive producer of the last four Harry Potter films; Rick Senat, producer of the TV adaptation of The Casual Vacancy; Neil Blair, Rowling's literary agent since 2011; and of course, J.K. Rowling.
  • At MuggleNet Live! 2015: Expo Patronum, MinaLima, the graphic design team behind much of the Harry Potter series, confirmed their work on the new series.
  • Stuart Craig, the production designer on all the Harry Potter movies, returned to the same role for Fantastic Beasts.
  • Prior to filming, Eddie Redmayne was provided with a very detailed backstory, which J.K. Rowling revealed exclusively to him.
  • Eddie Redmayne was the only choice for the lead role, according to J.K. Rowling. Redmayne didn't have to audition, and he took part in the other casting decisions.
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was the first Harry Potter film to win an Academy Award, in this case, Best Costume Design for Colleen Atwood.
  • In the opening scene, as the Warner Bros. logo appears, the first series of notes is the familiar musical motif used throughout the Harry Potter movies (called 'Hedwig's Theme' by John Williams) before it changes into an original composition.
  • The picture of Hogwarts on the Daily Prophet is archive footage from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
  • Tina's MACUSA ID number is 240274. This is the birthdate of Eduardo Lima, a wizard on whom the Ministry of Magic kept tabs while it was under Death Eater control in 1997. Eduardo Lima is also the name of a graphic designer who worked on Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and succeeding films.
  • When Leta opens the desk in Hogwarts to view the engravings, a symbol similar to the mark of the Deathly Hallows can be seen as well.
  • Because the script was top secret, the characters had code names for members of the film crew.
  • As of June 2019, The Crimes of Grindlewaldremained the lowest ranking film in the Wizarding World franchise; both commercially and critically.
Fantastic Beasts Exhibition Companion Books

Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature

Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature: Amazing Animals and the Magical Creatures of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts is the official companion to the Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature exhibition at the Natural History Museum. This companion book explores our planet’s wild animals, including mythical and legendary creatures and J.K. Rowling’s fantastic beasts featured in the books and films.

The specimens found within the Natural History Museum’s exhibition are featured alongside the breathtaking artwork of J.K. Rowling’s magical creatures. These illustrations also feature fascinating props and artifacts from the Fantastic Beasts and Harry Potter films and stunning wildlife photography. In addition to these beautiful illustrations, each chapter features an original essay written by a well-known writer, environmental, or natural history expert, which offers insight into the exhibition.

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