Newt’s Expulsion From Hogwarts


Since the moment it was revealed that Newt Scamander was expelled from Hogwarts, a lot of questions were posed. Mainly, how did he keep his wand if he was expelled; and why does he say in his Fantastic Beasts book that he graduated from Hogwarts? Two weeks ago we broke the news of why Newt was expelled from Hogwarts – he took the fall for his best friend.

Extract taken from ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find  Them: Magical Movie Handbook’:

Newt grew up in England and fell in love with fantastic beasts at an early age. He attended Hogwarts, where he was placed in Hufflepuff House. He enjoyed learning about the training of magical creatures, as did his close friend Leta Lestrange. But one day, Leta went too far with an experiment that ended up endangering a fellow student’s life. Instead of allowing his good friend to get expelled, Newt took the blame for Leta and was expelled in her place.

Now, though, we finally have an answer to the wand question – Newt remained at Hogwarts.

During the movie, you may remember a scene between Newt and Graves in which the auror reads Newt’s details off some forms. Here’s what that form says (taken from ‘The Case of Beasts’):

Proposed expulsion from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry due to the illegal possession of a magical beast causing endangerment of human lifeand violation of animal welfare laws 101 and 304.

Magical beast: Jarvey, Level 3

Punishment: Expulsion from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

-The expulsion was never enforced – Hogwarts Professor Albus Dumbledore defended Newton resulting in his name being cleared.

-The Ministry of Magic Animal Welfare Department were also informed of the violation and required to rehome the magical creature.

Also of note is that this infraction happened in 1913 – making it either Newt’s 6th or 7th year at Hogwarts.

What do you think of this new revelation? Let us know over on Twitter!

Posted on December 1, 2016

Under Construction


For the next few weeks, this site will be under heavy amounts of (re)construction as we get back on track & up to scratch with all the Fantastic Beasts goings-on!

We hope you’ll bear with us during this time as we aim to stay as your number 1 Fantastic Beasts source all the way up to the final movie release in 2024!

If you have any questions or wish to contact us for any reason, please email or simply send us a tweet 🙂

Thank you so much for your patience & for sticking with us for the past 3 years.

The FBM team.

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London Premiere


This post will be updated with a live stream from the Fantastic Beasts London Premiere.

To tune in, head over to the official Facebook page – stream begins at 5.45pm!

While we won’t be able to update here due to attending the premiere – make sure you follow us on twitter where we’ll be live tweeting throughout the day!

Posted on November 15, 2016

Liverpool Fantastic Beasts Premiere


Tomorrow night, November 15th, will not only play host to the London European premiere of the first Fantastic Beasts movie, but also a special premiere in Liverpool, solely for the extras and background actors who appear in the film:

Excitement is mounting as Supporting Artistes gather for a “Fantastic Beast” of an evening at a Special Premiere in Liverpool on 15 November at the Odeon Liverpool One.
The specially invited guests will arrive from 18:45hrs for the film showing at 19:00 – 21:15hrs after which they will immediately go to the After-Show Party at TGI Friday’s.
The guests, all Supporting Artists (and their partners) will get to walk a red carpet and network with other SAs and VIPs on the way into the cinema and then onward to the after-show party, again with a red carpet sparkling reception.  The evening dress code is themed to match the style of the film, so expect to witness some glamour on the red carpet.
This is their night to shine like the true stars they are – let’s face it, without them we would have no atmosphere or depth, these guys and gals are not just extras, these are the ones who act and react in the background, doing minor stunts, falls, crawling, running, playing drunk and showing fear and panic as they run for their lives, all so that we can watch in awe on the edges of our seats.
“Fantastic Beasts and where to find them” is the first in a new series of films from J.K.Rowling and Warner Bros, all of which are prequels to the Harry Potter series but still with all that magical charm that will keep audiences coming back time and again for more.

If you’re in Liverpool tonight, why not head down to check it out & let us know on Twitter!

Posted on November 14, 2016

London Premiere Details


Warner Bros has released details of the European Fantastic Beasts premiere taking place in London next Tuesday, the 15th:

Red Carpet Line Up & Movie Information

Stars of the film will attend a red carpet event in Leicester Square from 5pm.

The film will premiere at the Odeon and Empire cinemas in Leicester Square.

For those with tickets to watch the film, you must be seated by 6.15pm at the very latest.
Space in Leicester Square is limited and people wishing to view the event will need to wear a wristband
Wristbands can be collected from the Odeon from midday on Monday, 14th November. This allows you entry to the square and means you can leave the square and still be assured entry for the event
The viewing pens will open at midday on Tuesday, 15th November. Only people wearing wristbands will be allowed entry into the pens

Special Requirements and Wheelchair Users
Space in the wheelchair users pen will be limited, if you are planning to watch the red carpet and are a wheelchair user or have other special requirements, please contact us on and we will try to help you.

What to Wear & What to Take

Fans – Getting there early, what are you going to take with you? Please check the weather to know what to expect.

Even on a normal dry day in London you’d be surprised how cold you can get just standing about. We recommend wearing plenty of layers and packing a lightweight waterproof jacket in case it rains on the night.

Umbrella – If you’re at the front then people behind you won’t be able to see and they may object to you having an umbrella. It’s best to stick to a raincoat.

Bag – Bring a small/medium bag perhaps for a change of dry clothes, something to eat/drink (once the crowds are there you won’t be able to get out and back in easily) and don’t forget your autograph book; just in case!

Please be aware, for security, bag checks will be carried out on arrival and at entrances to the public pens.

Will you be at the premiere on Tuesday? Let us know over on Twitter! We may just see you there!


Posted on November 11, 2016

New York Premiere


The Fantastic Beasts New York premiere is happening right now at the Alice Tully theater. Mugglenet are live streaming from the black carpet, which you can see below:



This post will be updated over the next day with photos/videos, so stay tuned!

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MinaLima Fantastic Beasts Exhibition


Next Thursday, November 18th, at exactly 1 minute past midnight, MinaLima will be opening their doors for 24 hours straight in celebration of the opening of their Fantastic Beasts artwork exhibition:


Join us for the unveiling of our new Fantastic Beasts Exhibition and ‘The Case of Beasts: Explore the Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ book (designed by MinaLima, published by HarperCollins) at House of MinaLima at 00:01am on 18th Nov.
Book signings will be taking place and much more to celebrate the release of the film, exhibition and this extensive insight into the makings of the magic! Packed full of behind the scene details and interactive pull out elements!

Expect unveilings, prints, books, prizes, signings, props and surprises! The event begins at 00:01am on 18th November and runs into the early hours…

If you can’t make it down to their store, not to worry – the full range of MinaLima‘s Fantastic Beasts artwork is already on their website to purchase!

Will you be heading down at midnight for the Case of Beasts book launch? Let us know over on Twitter!


Posted on November 9, 2016