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Fantastic Beasts Wins at BAFTAs
Posted by Megs

The BAFTAs, British Academy Film Awards, were held in London this evening and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them walked away with an award. It beat out Doctor Strange, Hail Caesar!, La La Land and Nocturnal Animals for the Production Design BAFTA. The film was also nominated for Special Visual Effects, Outstanding British Film, Costume Design and Sound.

The BAFTAs are essentially the British form of The Oscars so winning an award is a great honor. They are a celebration of the years achievements in film and are broadcast on BBC. You can watch a livestream of the red carpet arrivals below:

Filed Under: Fantastic Beasts Films
Deleted Scene from Fantastic Beasts Released
Posted by Megs

Warner Bros. released a deleted scene from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them at this weekend’s Celebration of Harry Potter! The scene features Queenie and Tina singing the Ilvermorny song and contains a famous quote from the trailer that fans were disappointed to not see in the finished film.

This clip is featured on the blu-ray and DVD release of the film. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be available on Digital HD 3/7 and Blu-ray™ 3/28.

Filed Under: Fantastic Beasts Films
Eddie Redmayne Records Audio Book for Fantastic Beasts as Newt
Posted by Megs

Pottermore has announced this morning that Eddie Redmayne has recorded an audio book for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as Newt Scamander. The digital audio book is available for pre-order from Audible UK, Audible US and Audible Australia now and will be released on 14 March 2017.

This is NOT a reading of the screenplay, it’s for the original textbook from 2001. This new version has updated beasts from J.K. Rowling as well as a foreword from Newt.

Filed Under: Eddie Redmayne, Fantastic Beasts Films
Fantastic Beasts Nominated for Two Academy Awards
Posted by Megs

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has been nominated for two Academy Awards. It is up for Costume Design and Production Design. Watch The Oscars live on Sunday February 26 7e|4p on ABC.

COSTUME DESIGN

  • Allied
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Jackie
  • La La Land

PRODUCTION DESIGN

  • Arrival
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Hail, Caesar!
  • La La Land
  • Passengers

The full nomination announcement may be watched below:

Filed Under: Fantastic Beasts Films
Video: Warwick Davis’ Wizarding World Documentary
Posted by Megs

As we posted back in November, Warwick Davis made a documentary about the Wizarding World and Fantastic Beasts. The 51 minute documentary entitled Fantastic Beasts and J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World is now available for viewing online.

Warwick Davis explores the massive popularity of JK Rowling’s wizarding world including a visit to Shapero Rare Books where he is surprised to learn how much a first edition Harry Potter is worth.

Thanks to SnitchSeeker for finding the video.

Filed Under: Fantastic Beasts Films, Harry Potter Films, Warwick Davis
Bloomsbury to Publish Updated Edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Posted by Megs

Bloomsbury has revealed the cover for their new edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, out 14th March 2017 for £12.99. The book has a new foreword from J.K. Rowling (writing as Newt Scamander), inside illustrations from Tomislav Tomic, and a new jacket by Jonny Duddle. There will also be new creatures included in the book!x As with the original edition from 2001, proceeds benefit Comic Relief and also Lumos.

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 of the seven classic Harry Potter novels, as well as the new look Quidditch Through the Ages and The Tales of Beedle the Bard.

Proceeds from the sale of this edition will go to Comic Relief and J.K. Rowling’s own international charity Lumos, charities which help some of the world’s most vulnerable children and young people, to help them have a better life.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has been an approved textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since its publication. Newt Scamander’s masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations and is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the wizarding world. Scamander’s years of travel and research have created a tome of unparalleled importance. Some of the beasts will be familiar to readers of the Harry Potter books – the Hippogriff, the Basilisk, the Hungarian Horntail. Others will surprise even the most ardent amateur Magizoologist.

Filed Under: Books, Fantastic Beasts Films
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