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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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From 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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$234,018,657 (USA) (24 March 2017)
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Author and screenwriter J.K. Rowling has announced that this is first of a series of five, and has stated that she will be writing the screenplay to every single one of the films. The two other sequels have already been announced and been given the release dates of 2018 and 2020. No dates have been announced for the other two sequels, so there is no knowing how long this series will go on for, although Rowling has announced that it won't continue on for as long the Harry Potter series. See more »

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A theatre marquee advertises a show called TRIBECA FOLLIES. The neologism Tribeca (an acronym for Triangle Below Canal [Street]) was not coined until the 1970s. See more »

Quotes

[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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References Superman II (1980) See more »

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Hedwig's Theme
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2 hours of waiting for something to happen
24 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

I admit, I am not one of those folks who call themselves Harry Potter Fans. However thought I would give this one a try. thought it would be a perfect way for me and my family to spend a cold afternoon...

I felt this was was 2 hours of waiting for something to happen. I get there are usually slow starts with most trilogies as the characters and story line are provided to the audience. However for me felt the movie was extremely slow and sorry, seeing new magical beasts is not very exciting. They did that with avatar a decade ago. My boys ages 8 and 10 had trouble as well engaging in the movie. Both gave it a thumbs down when we were leaving.


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