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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

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The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.

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Holding a mysterious leather suitcase in his hand, Newt Scamander, a young activist wizard from England, visits New York while he is on his way to Arizona. Inside his expanding suitcase hides a wide array of diverse, magical creatures that exist among us, ranging from tiny, twig-like ones, to majestic and humongous ones. It is the middle of the 20s and times are troubled since the already fragile equilibrium of secrecy between the unseen world of wizards and the ordinary or "No-Maj" people that the MACUSA Congress struggles to maintain, is at risk of being unsettled. In the meantime, the voices against wizardry keep growing with daily protests led by Mary Lou Barebone and fuelled by the increasing disasters ascribed to a dark wizard, Gellert Grindelwald. At the same time, by a twist of fate, Newt's precious suitcase will be switched with the identical one of an aspiring No-Maj baker, Jacob Kowalski, while demoted Auror, Tina Goldstein, arrests Newt for being an unregistered wizard. To... Written by Nick Riganas

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Explore a new era of J.K. Rowling's wizarding world. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some fantasy action violence | See all certifications »

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18 November 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Animales fantásticos y dónde encontrarlos  »

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$180,000,000 (estimated)

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$74,403,387 (USA) (18 November 2016)

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$232,803,734 (USA) (10 February 2017)
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Trivia

One of the characters exclaims "Mercy Lewis!" Mercy Lewis was one of the young girls who accused their neighbors of witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials. See more »

Goofs

Though the wizards can freely apparate (i.e., teleport) at will, there are at least two instances where they could have--and should have--but don't: When Tina has to sneak Newt and Jacob into her apartment, and later when Goldie has to smuggle all three of them out of the MACUSA Building. This is not a plot hole as is was seen in the Harry Potter universe that it is possible to prevent apparation into certain places. Most prominent into Hogwarts, but also into the Ministry of Magic, which MACUSA resembles. Although this could also explain why Tina did not apparate into her apartment it seems unlikely they had such security in place, but it could be either to not alert her landlady in case she was a No-Maj, by coming and going like that or just that it is generally the normal procedure not to scare anyone inside the hose (her sister in this case) by suddenly appearing by apparating. In the Harry Potter universe Ron's father apparates to the outside and walks in the door. See more »

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[first lines]
Newt Scamander: [whispers to his case] Dougal, you settle down now, please. It won't be long.
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Crazy Credits

An occamy slithers into the film title to form the S in "Beasts". See more »


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Blind Pig
Written by J.K. Rowling and Mario Grigorov
Produced by Mario Grigorov
Performed by Emmi
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J.K. Rowling has done it again.
19 November 2016 | by (Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

,,Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them" immediately reminds us how joyful the world of Harry Potter is. Rowling and Yates have given us a terrifically good-natured, filled with magic and humor film. When you think of this wizarding world, you are reminded of the endless novels, Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry, and the beloved characters that people of all ages have come to admire. Years after the Harry Potter franchise concluded, the novel ,,Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them" was published. Without question, of course Warner Bros. were eventually going to want to adapt that story for the big screen. Redmayne's lovely performance sets up the emotional core of the franchise. Big,bold and teeming with imagination, the wizarding world gives us hope for an even more magical adventure next time.


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