Two New ‘Crimes of Grindelwald’ Calendars for the 2019 Year!

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Aug 28, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

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Two new calendars featuring images from the upcoming Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald film will be released through Amazon on Sept. 16! Both calendars are currently available for pre-order, and both would prove useful in the average Muggle household inhabited by wizarding world fans. The larger calendar is described as a “wall” calendar, and the smaller of the two is listed as a “mini” calendar–but, really, who couldn’t use one of each?!

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The larger wall calendar is listed for pre-order accompanied by the sleek image featured above. No teasers of the month-to-month stills selected have been included, but the description does specify that it is a 16-month wall calendar, which includes all 12 months of 2019, as well as September through December of the 2018 year. Amazon also notes that the layout provides “plenty of room to write.”

The calendar sells for $14.99 and is available for pre-order here.

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The mini calendar features the incredible cover art shown above. With the faces of Gellert Grindelwald and Albus Dumbledore split in two by the elder wand, superimposed over the golden symbol of the Deathly Hallows and encircled by what appears to be ancient runes, the image cuts right to the conflict of the story and hints at all the magic and the mystery captured therein.

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Amazon calls the compact edition “ideal for lockers and small spaces.” But don’t let its diminutive size fool you, the calendar also spans 16 months, and the film images and artwork teased are incredible. There’s Newt at work in the upper left, and the adjacent profile print of the magizoologist in the style of a passport, complete with Scamander in script and nods to Paris, France. There’s the recently-released photo of Newt, Theseus and Leta involved in a potentially-tense tête-a-tête deep within the Ministry of Magic and what could pass for a press release of Newt promoting his popular new book, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. (And, interestingly, Leta is in attendance!)

The next line shows a stylized print of Tina Goldstein. In the bottom left she is identified as an Auror–newly-reinstated, we suspect–and from her wand scrolls an oddly serpentine trail topped by the Eiffel Tower. Next, we see the now-well-known picture of Professor Dumbledore teaching the young Newt how to combat a boggart in Defense Against the Dark Arts class at Hogwarts. Beside it we spy a new picture of favorite couple Queenie Goldstein and No-Maj Jacob Kowalski. They appear to be surprised–and what is Jacob holding so protectively!? Rounding out that set is a print of Albus Dumbledore featuring a phoenix, which we previously speculated could play into the story sooner than later, his wand and the inscription “Grindelwald Extradited.” It seems an odd phrase to include on Dumbledore’s feature, except that it must become clear early in the film that the Ministry of Magic’s attempt to extradite Grindelwald from MACUSA custody to England is what sets this series of events in motion and leads to Grindelwald’s escape–forcing, to some extent, Dumbledore’s involvement.

Finally, we are treated to a touching scene between Credence Barebone and Maledictus, who find solace in their friendship and shared outsider status. Grindelwald gets a print as well, which features what looks to be a stylized version of his insignia, the repeated caption “Grindelwald Extradited” and more mysterious maps and runes. Leta Lestrange gets an elegant profile in the style of a 1920s poster. (What does the crow/black bird beneath her symbolize?) And, last, we see the image of Newt emerging from his magically-extended case into the laboratory of Nicolas Flamel.

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The mini calendar is listed for $7.99 and is available for pre-order here.

All the pictures are gorgeous and would be a daily delight to Potter and Fantastic Beasts fans alike–and what a way to head into the new year and count down to the highly-anticipated Nov. 16 film release!

 





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