Pottermore Releases ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Screenplay & Behind-the-Scenes Book Covers!

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Sep 02, 2016

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Scholastic, Little, Brown Book Group and HarperCollins have recently released the front covers of the Original Screenplay and behind-the-scenes titles based on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them!

Take a look at the covers (accompanied by synopses, links to publisher websites, and release dates) below:

First up is the The Original Screenplay, on sale 18th November:

(Top: UK, Little Brown edition. Bottom: US, Scholastic edition)

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HarperCollins will be releasing the following titles:

The Case of Beasts: Explore the Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, on sale 18th November:

“Take a front-row seat and witness the filmmaking magic that brought J.K. Rowling’s script for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to the screen.

Explore the realm of fantastical creatures that roam the wizarding world and discover the magical cast of characters in pursuit of them.

Officially licensed by Warner Bros. Consumer Products, and designed by MinaLima, designers of the graphic props for the Harry Potter films as well as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Case of Beasts delivers an enchanting interactive experience by sharing filmmaking secrets, film photography and artwork, and behind-the-scenes stories from cast and crew. Full of removable, facsimile reproductions of props and paper ephemera from the movie, along with some very special effects, this collectible volume offers a unique look from the talented group who created this movie magic.”

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Inside the Magic: The Making of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which features a foreword by Eddie Redmayne himself, on sale 18th November:

“Return to the wizarding world and discover how director David Yates and producer David Heyman brought J.K. Rowling’s all new adventure, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to the big screen.

Inside the Magic: The Making of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them introduces filmmaking fans to Newt Scamander, Magizoologist, and the principal characters, locations, artifacts and beasts that he encounters in 1920s New York. Explore the filmmaking magic behind MACUSA, the secretive American counterpart of the Ministry of Magic; and the magical secrets of Newt’s case.

Each section contains profiles of the key characters, with revealing insights from Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Colin Farrell, and many others, together with sections on set design, costumes, make-up, special effects, art department & props (especially wands!), which are illuminated by interviews with David Heyman, David Yates, Stuart Craig, Colleen Atwood and a magical army of other crew. Packed with exciting photos that reveal the filmmaking process in discerning detail, and officially licensed by Warner Bros. Consumer Products, this is the definitive adult companion book to the film, and perfect introduction to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Magical Characters and Places – a colouring book based on the film, on sale 18th September:

“Explore Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in this intricately illustrated black & white gallery of characters and scenes from the film and designs used in its making, which is officially licensed by Warner Bros. Consumer Products.

From the bustling city streets and buildings of a vibrant 1926 New York to Tina and Queenie’s apartment and the wonders of MACUSA, this book invites you to colour your way through the adventure even from inside Newt’s case! You will also find numerous props and artefacts inside, including wands, signs and symbols, and maybe even a fantastic beast.”

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: A Book of 20 Postcards to Colour, on sale 1st December:

“Showcasing artwork from both Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Magical Characters & Places and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Magical Creatures Colouring Books, this collection of 20 postcards is filled with intricate illustrations and dazzling designs from the film.

This book of fantastic postcards, officially licensed by Warner Bros. Consumer Products, features a heavy card stock cover and enchanting black-and-white line art printed on heavy white paper with excellent opacity, ideal for colouring with markers, pencils, crayons or paints, allowing readers to tap into their creative spirits for hours of entertainment and fun.”

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Art of The Film, on sale 18th November:

“Step inside the world of the talented art departments who, led by Academy Award®-winning production designer Stuart Craig, were responsible for the creation of the unforgettable characters, locations and beasts from the eagerly anticipated new adventure in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.

The Art of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, edited by Dermot Power, concept artist on the film, takes you on a magical journey through a design process every bit as wonderful as that encountered by Newt Scamander in the wizarding world: From the earliest gatherings of the artists, designers and filmmakers to the magical time of the film’s production itself at Leavesden Studios.

Bursting with hundreds of production paintings, concept sketches, storyboards, blueprints and matte paintings, and filled with unique insights about the filmmaking journey from Stuart Craig and the artists themselves, this superb book officially licensed by Warner Bros. Consumer Products presents a visual feast for readers, and will welcome fans of Harry Potter films into the world of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”

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The following will be published by Bloomsbury (who bought the rights from Insight Editions last month):

Newt Scamander: A Movie Scrapbook, released 18th November:

“Peer inside Newt Scamander’s enchanted suitcase, encounter marvellous creatures, roam the streets of 1920s New York City and meet Newt’s fascinating friends!

Learn all about Newt Scamander and the incredible film from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Peer inside Newt Scamander’s enchanted suitcase, encounter marvellous creatures, roam the streets of 1920s New York City and meet Newt’s fascinating friends! This magical scrapbook takes readers on an interactive adventure through Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Filled with removable artefacts, such as wizarding newspapers, posters and other fascinating finds, this book has something for everyone!”

(Top: UK edition, Bottom: US edition)

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Published by Insight Editions:

Incredibuilds: The Nifflerreleased 18th November:

“Kids can build their own customizable Niffler with this thrilling hardcover book and 3D wood model set from IncrediBuilds. 

This Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them–themed book and wood model set brings the world of the upcoming film to life. Filled with incredible illustrations and unit photography, the guidebook provides fascinating behind-the-scenes facts about the film and the creatures from the Warner Bros. archive and includes a do-it-yourself 3D wood model of the Niffler, one of the many magical creatures seen in the film.

Skill Level: Intermediate”

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Incredibuilds: Swooping Evil, released 18th November:

“Kids can build their own customizable model with this thrilling hardcover book and 3D wood model set from IncrediBuilds.  

This Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them–themed wood model set brings the world of the upcoming film to life. Filled with incredible illustrations and unit photography, the booklet provides fascinating behind-the-scenes facts about the film and the creatures from the Warner Bros. archive and includes a do-it-yourself 3D wood model of the Swooping Evil, one of the many magical creatures seen in the film. “

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More wizarding world Incredibuilds (Aragog and Buckbeak) will also be available on the Simon & Schuster page on the 18th November, see them here.

Finally, being published by Scholastic:

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Character Guide, released 18th November:

“Relive the movie magic with this hardcover guide, which includes essential information about all the main characters of the film!”

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Fashion Sketchbookreleased 18th November:

“Celebrate 1920s fashion and art deco style with this interactive coloring and creativity book.

Get your creativity flowing as you sketch, color, doodle, and design the extraordinary clothing, shoes, accessories, jewelry, and magazines from the film!”

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Magical Movie Handbook, released 18th November:

“A handy guide!

Highlights all your favorite characters, locations, and magical moments featured in the film!”

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Poster Book, released 18th November:

“A poster book featuring iconic images from the film!

This fantastic poster book includes 12 double-sided pullout posters featuring the iconic images from the film!”

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Read the original release at Pottermore here, and stay tuned for more Fantastic Beasts titles to come!





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