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For the next few weeks, this site will be under heavy amounts of (re)construction as we get back on track & up to scratch with all the Fantastic Beasts goings-on!

We hope you’ll bear with us during this time as we aim to stay as your number 1 Fantastic Beasts source all the way up to the final movie release in 2024!

If you have any questions or wish to contact us for any reason, please email fantasticbeastsmovie@gmail.com or simply send us a tweet 🙂

Thank you so much for your patience & for sticking with us for the past 3 years.

The FBM team.

Posted on January 19, 2017


New Book Cover Reveal

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Bloomsbury have revealed their brand new cover for the Fantastic Beasts textbook.

This new edition not only includes a new foreward from J.K Rowling (Newt Scamander), but also the inclusion of 6 new beasts.

This immensely collectible hardback has been revised and updated by J.K. Rowling, bringing the original classic book up to date with new content that reflects the exciting developments in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World and the blockbuster film release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

New beasts lurk within the pages of this edition and eagle-eyed readers will have fun spotting them among the much-loved favourites. J.K. Rowling’s new introduction, written from the viewpoint of Newt Scamander, offers tantalising hints about the Magizoologist’s adventures and relationships, and Tomislav Tomic’s beautiful line illustrations bring many of the beasts to roaring, stomping, growling life.

Jonny Duddle’s new bright and colourful jacket design creates a cohesive look that complements the covers for the seven classic Harry Potter novels, as well as the new look Quidditch Through the Ages and The Tales of Beedle the Bard.

 

 

This new edition will be on sale from March 14th and is available to pre-order right now.

Posted on January 5, 2017


Directing Dobby

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Warner Bros Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter will soon be hosting a brand new and exciting feature – this time centered around house elf Dobby:

This new year, visitors are invited to discover behind-the-scenes secrets of everybody’s favourite house-elf as Warner Bros. Studio Tour London launches a special feature dedicated entirely to Dobby. Introduced in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Dobby was predominantly a CGI character, filmmakers went through multiple processes and techniques to create Dobby from a tennis ball on a stick to a full sized intricately detailed physical model.

During filming, an incredibly detailed model of Dobby was created so the cast would know exactly where to look when shooting scenes with the CGI character. Created by Creature and Make-Up Effects Designer Nick Dudman and his team, each detail on the model was hand-painted right down to the veins in his eyes. As part of the feature, this model of Dobby will be freed from his current display to take centre stage at the Studio Tour allowing visitors to see these details up close.

For the first time ever, visitors will be able to take part in an interactive motion capture experience at the Studio Tour. Consisting of three screens, the experience shows Dobby at different stages of motion capture, from an initial wireframe to the fully-rendered Dobby as we know and love him. Standing in front of the display, visitors will see three versions of Dobby reflecting their movements in real-time, demonstrating the process used by filmmakers when bringing CGI characters to life on screen.

Eagle-eyed visitors will also spot Dobby in the window of Harry’s childhood home number four, Privet Drive. The Muggle home will be reopened for the occasion allowing visitors to peek into the Dursleys’ living room where hundreds of Harry’s Hogwarts letters will be suspended in the air as though they’ve flown through the fireplace as they did in the iconic scene from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

As you know, house elves also appeared in Fantastic Beasts (remember the Blind Pig bartender or the MACUSA wand polisher?), making this the perfect opportunity to learn more behind-the-scenes secrets of the film!

Directing Dobby will be running from Saturday February 4th right up until Friday March 31st & you can book tickets by clicking right here!

Posted on January 4, 2017


Newt’s Expulsion From Hogwarts

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Since the moment it was revealed that Newt Scamander was expelled from Hogwarts, a lot of questions were posed. Mainly, how did he keep his wand if he was expelled; and why does he say in his Fantastic Beasts book that he graduated from Hogwarts? Two weeks ago we broke the news of why Newt was expelled from Hogwarts – he took the fall for his best friend.

Extract taken from ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find  Them: Magical Movie Handbook’:

Newt grew up in England and fell in love with fantastic beasts at an early age. He attended Hogwarts, where he was placed in Hufflepuff House. He enjoyed learning about the training of magical creatures, as did his close friend Leta Lestrange. But one day, Leta went too far with an experiment that ended up endangering a fellow student’s life. Instead of allowing his good friend to get expelled, Newt took the blame for Leta and was expelled in her place.

Now, though, we finally have an answer to the wand question – Newt remained at Hogwarts.

During the movie, you may remember a scene between Newt and Graves in which the auror reads Newt’s details off some forms. Here’s what that form says (taken from ‘The Case of Beasts’):

Proposed expulsion from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry due to the illegal possession of a magical beast causing endangerment of human lifeand violation of animal welfare laws 101 and 304.

Magical beast: Jarvey, Level 3

Punishment: Expulsion from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

-The expulsion was never enforced – Hogwarts Professor Albus Dumbledore defended Newton resulting in his name being cleared.

-The Ministry of Magic Animal Welfare Department were also informed of the violation and required to rehome the magical creature.

Also of note is that this infraction happened in 1913 – making it either Newt’s 6th or 7th year at Hogwarts.

What do you think of this new revelation? Let us know over on Twitter!

Posted on December 1, 2016


London Premiere

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This post will be updated with a live stream from the Fantastic Beasts London Premiere.

To tune in, head over to the official Facebook page – stream begins at 5.45pm!

While we won’t be able to update here due to attending the premiere – make sure you follow us on twitter where we’ll be live tweeting throughout the day!

Posted on November 15, 2016