WB Studio Tour Fantastic Beasts Screenings

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This November, fans will be able to watch the highly anticipated adventures of Magizoologist Newt Scamander in a magical location, as Warner Bros. Studio Tour London launches special screenings of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Opening on 18th November, the all-new adventure marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, inspired by one of Harry Potter’s Hogwarts textbooks, and stars Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne, along with Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol and Colin Farrell.

Filmed at the production home of the Harry Potter film series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

Each evening from Friday 18th November to Sunday 20th November, visitors to these special screenings will begin by exploring the authentic Harry Potter sets, props and costumes that are showcased at the Studio Tour. Highlights include the Gryffindor common room, Dumbledore’s office, the Weasley kitchen at The Burrow and the iconic Platform 9 ¾ that houses the original Hogwarts Express locomotive. After experiencing green-screen technology flying a broomstick over London just like the Harry Potter cast, visitors will receive complimentary hot food, drinks and Butterbeer in the Backlot Cafe.

Visitors will also be able to see Newt Scamander’s original costume, magical case and authentic wand from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as they are displayed in the Studio Tour lobby for a limited time to celebrate the cinematic release.

On completing the tour, visitors will be able to grab a drink and snack to enjoy during the screening of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The film will be introduced by special guest Pierre Bohanna. Bohanna was Head Prop Maker on all eight Harry Potter films and recently continued his work as Head Prop Maker on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Screenings of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will take place at the Studio Tour on the 18th, 19th and 20th November 2016 from 4pm.

Tickets must be pre-booked at www.wbstudiotour.co.uk. The package includes the following:

-Studio Tour with specially created souvenir ticket

-Butterbeer served in a souvenir tankard

-Choice of hot food and a glass of wine, beer or soft drink in the Backlot Cafe

-Complimentary souvenir green screen photograph

-Ticket to screening of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in the cinema

-A bag of sweets or popcorn to enjoy in the cinema

-Choice of wine, beer, hot or soft drink in the Studio Lobby to enjoy in the cinema

-Souvenir guidebook

-Return shuttle to Watford Junction Station

Tickets are priced at £145 per person and are available to purchase from 10am on the 1st September by clicking right here, or by calling the attraction’s Visitor Services Team on 0345 084 0900.

Posted on August 31, 2016


Wizarding Wednesdays

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The U.K Fantastic Beasts website has launched Wizarding Wednesdays today to celebrate 100 days until Fantastic Beasts hits cinemas.

Every Wednesday up until November 16th, a draw will take place to win some exclusive Beastly prizes:

THE FOLLOWING PRIZES WILL BE DRAWN ON THE DATES SHOWN:

AUGUST 17TH
THE ULTIMATE FAN EXPERIENCE – THE NEW YORK & LONDON PREMIERES
8 PAIRS OF TICKETS TO A FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE TO FIND THEM REGIONAL SCREENING

AUGUST 24TH
TICKETS TO A FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE TO FIND THEM CAST Q&A EVENT
8 PAIRS OF TICKETS TO A FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE TO FIND THEM REGIONAL SCREENING

AUGUST 31TH
FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE TO FIND THEM SIGNED MERCHANDISE
8 PAIRS OF TICKETS TO A FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE TO FIND THEM REGIONAL SCREENING

SEPTEMBER 7TH
TICKETS TO A FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE TO FIND THEM CAST Q&A EVENT
8 PAIRS OF TICKETS TO A FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE TO FIND THEM REGIONAL SCREENING

SEPTEMBER 14TH
WARNER BROS. STUDIO TOUR LONDON EXPERIENCE
8 PAIRS OF TICKETS TO A FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE TO FIND THEM REGIONAL SCREENING

SEPTEMBER 21TH
THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER™ AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD HOLIDAY
8 PAIRS OF TICKETS TO A FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE TO FIND THEM REGIONAL SCREENING

SEPTEMBER 28TH
A PRIVATE SCREENING OF FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE TO FIND THEM AT WARNER BROS. LONDON PRIVATE CINEMA
8 PAIRS OF TICKETS TO A FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE TO FIND THEM REGIONAL SCREENING

OCTOBER 5TH
THE FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE TO FIND THEM EUROPEAN PREMIERE IN LONDON
8 PAIRS OF TICKETS TO A FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE TO FIND THEM REGIONAL SCREENING

OCTOBER 12TH
THE FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE TO FIND THEM PREMIERE IN NEW YORK
8 PAIRS OF TICKETS TO A FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE TO FIND THEM REGIONAL SCREENING

OCTOBER 19TH
FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE TO FIND THEM SIGNED MERCHANDISE
8 PAIRS OF TICKETS TO A FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE TO FIND THEM REGIONAL SCREENING

OCTOBER 26TH
THE FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE TO FIND THEM EUROPEAN PREMIERE IN LONDON
8 PAIRS OF TICKETS TO A FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE TO FIND THEM REGIONAL SCREENING

NOVEMBER 2TH
A PRIVATE SCREENING OF FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE TO FIND THEM AT WARNER BROS. LONDON PRIVATE CINEMA
8 PAIRS OF TICKETS TO A FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE TO FIND THEM REGIONAL SCREENING

NOVEMBER 9TH
THE FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE TO FIND THEM EUROPEAN PREMIERE IN LONDON
8 PAIRS OF TICKETS TO A FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE TO FIND THEM REGIONAL SCREENING

NOVEMBER 16TH
FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE TO FIND THEM SIGNED MERCHANDISE

 

The draw is for residents of the U.K and Ireland only & you can enter by clicking this link.

Good luck!

Posted on August 10, 2016


Fantastic Beasts #2 To Be Darker

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Warner Bros has confirmed the November 16th 2018 release date of the second Fantastic Beasts movie, as well as noting that it is to be darker than the first:

As anticipation builds for the November 18th release of Warner Bros. Pictures’ adventure “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” the Studio has announced plans to return to J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World for the next film in the series, slated for worldwide release on November 16, 2018. The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

Wizarding world creator J.K. Rowling, who made her screenwriting debut on the first film, is scripting the sequel.

The second “Fantastic Beasts” movie moves deeper into an increasingly dark time for the wizarding world, where Newt and our other heroes have to decide on their allegiances.

Director David Yates (the final four “Harry Potter” films) will again take the helm, having recently completed work on “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” The new film will also reunite producers David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram. Neil Blair, Rick Senat and Danny Cohen will serve as executive producers.

The “Fantastic Beasts” franchise is an important part of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, a brand which continues to expand. The new play, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two,” has just opened to rave reviews in London, drawing rapturous applause in sold out performances, and the script of the play, just published, has already seen unprecedented sales for a script book. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme parks at Universal Studios in Orlando, Hollywood and Osaka, Japan, continue to entertain record crowds and Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter offers another extremely popular experience for fans of all ages. There is much more on the horizon, all highlighting that the global interest in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World in every medium is stronger than ever.

The “Fantastic Beasts” films will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

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Posted on August 3, 2016


Pottermore At Comic Con

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The Pottermore Correspondent spent the day at San Diego Comic Con with the cast of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them last Saturday, and has released two reports:

‘Katherine, come on! We’re doing an interview with Pottermore,’ calls Eddie Redmayne, from the very back seat of the bus.

‘Have you got biscuits back there?’ comes Katherine Waterston’s reply, like maybe she won’t cooperate without snacks.

‘No,’ I begin, ‘but I promise to bring some next time.’ And I will. This lot has been at press conferences, autograph signings and Facebook Q&As all day and it’s hungry work.

Katherine joins me, Eddie, Alison and Dan. We’re huddled in a little group in the back of a bus in transit between venues at San Diego Comic-Con. These four actors play the main characters in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Newt Scamander, Tina and Queenie Goldstein and Jacob Kowalski. This is their first time at Comic-Con as a group, the mammoth fan convention in San Diego. What’s it been like?

‘I feel like what’s extraordinary about Comic-Con is that so much energy comes into the city for four days and you feed off that,’ says Eddie. ‘So, your adrenaline is pumping and pulsating through your body and you kind of feel elated. Slightly like you’re floating on a different planet. You almost can’t take it in; it’s too much visual stimulus.

‘You see people everywhere dressed in costume – I saw a guy dressed as Newt Scamander. I was like “I love it!” And there’s this Funko toy… That’s kind of amazing, although I think I’m going to take mine home and put freckles on it.’
‘Just think of one Harry Potter fan you know and then consider that we’re in a room with thousands,’ adds Katherine. ‘I’ve had conversations where someone is shaking and sweating because they know I’m in Fantastic Beasts. So I keep thinking of those people I know who love it so much, when I’m looking at this sea of smiling faces.’

But it must be hard, I say, to speak about the movie without revealing too much. The cast have been sworn to secrecy on everything from beast names to plot twists.

‘It is tricky because you’re constantly ruling out things in your head,’ says Alison. ‘But there’s so much richness to the human elements of this story, the relationships and the characters. There’s so much to talk about, but it’s actually quite fun to keep the mystery because then you know that people are going to go into the film and actually feel surprised. It’s like Christmas and I got you the best gift!’

Speaking of surprises, Dan got an especially lovely one at San Diego Comic-Con last year. He’s the only one in this group who has been here before, and it wasn’t to promote a film.

‘Oh man, it’s surreal,’ he says. ‘Last year, I was dragging my comics around and that’s really why I was here – to try and hawk my comics. I was in the audition process for this movie. So when they called me and told me I had the part, I was totally unprepared.’

‘Wait, you were here when that happened?’ interjects Eddie, beaming in disbelief.

‘I was here! I was on the floor, in the throng of it, working my way up stream with all my books, I was just sweating…’ says Dan.

‘And you got the call? I’ve got goosebumps,’ says Eddie.

‘My agent said, “Hey, you know, next year’s going to be a lot different,” says Dan. ‘I was just all tears, like I’d got the Golden Ticket. And now, here we are!’

 

To read the second report, click the link below:

 

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Posted on July 27, 2016


Dan Fogler Talks Alison Sudol

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The Pottermore Correspondent sat down with actor Dan Fogler who had some rather lovely words to say about his co-star Alison Sudol:

Dan Fogler’s got a husky Brooklyn accent. The kind of voice that makes everything sound wry or tough by default. It takes me a second to notice when he’s being sentimental. Talking about his Fantastic Beasts co-stars, his voice breaks – just a little, but enough to give his affection away.

Dan plays No-Maj character Jacob, a New Yorker who gets caught up in the magical chaos that follows Newt. As two of the movie’s central characters, the chemistry between Dan and Alison Sudol, who plays Queenie, was always going to be important.

‘Alison is an angel. She’s an angel,’ Dan says, emphatically.

‘The moment I saw her, I knew her energy was just perfect. When she gets in the make-up and she’s Queenie and she’s got the lights on her, she’s got skin that glows, you know? When I saw her for the first time, I was like, holy…. It’s Alison Monroe over here – Marilyn’s cousin.’

Now that he’s pointed it out, it’s obvious, isn’t it? There is something of Marilyn’s cheeky, guileless charm in Queenie’s look. The curls, the smile, the saunter, the hyper-feminine vibe – it’s all very Marilyn. But Dan’s not satisfied comparing Alison to just one classic Hollywood icon. He sees the world in pop culture allusions, as you’ll notice. He’s a film aficionado; he can’t help it.

‘She has that feminine, delicate quality about her that also lends itself to comedy in an Audrey [Hepburn] kind of way,’ he says.

‘Together we’ve got a bit of an Adelaide and Nathan Detroit [from Guys and Dolls] thing going. So I’m always referencing something, that’s where I come from. I do a lot of homages in my work so I’m always referencing something. That’s what it feels like with the two of us.’

A musical theater reference is perfectly fitting for Dan and Alison, of course. They’re both musicians in their other creative incarnations. Dan does rock-comedy in a band called 2nd Rate and Alison is the lead singer of the band A Fine Frenzy. ‘She’s the real professional,’ says Dan. ‘She’s a rock star.’

 

A brand new promotional image of Queenie and Jacob can also be seen in hi-res in our gallery:

Posted on July 5, 2016


Breakfast At Hogwarts

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Warner Bros Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter will be hosting two very magical mornings for fans of the Wizarding World this August – Breakfast At Hogwarts.

Harry Potter fans of all ages can enjoy a magical Sunday morning this summer as Warner Bros. Studio Tour London launches ‘Breakfast at Hogwarts’. Guests will be invited to watch dawn break over the Hogwarts castle model while enjoying an exclusive breakfast reception. The iconic castle took a team of 40 people seven months to build from scratch with over 300 fiber optic lights installed to simulate lanterns and torches.

After breakfast, guests will be given early access to the Studio Tour where the Great Hall will be specially dressed for breakfast as it was in the magical film series right down to the boxes of Pixie Puffs and Cheeri Owls on the trestle tables. Guests will be joined in the Great Hall by staff members dressed in full Hogwarts’ uniforms for a complimentary souvenir photograph at the breakfast table.

Guests are then invited to walk among the authentic sets and discover the behind the scenes secrets at the studios where it all began, ahead of the first tour of the day. Highlights include the Gryffindor common room, Dumbledore’s office, the Weasley kitchen at The Burrow and the iconic Platform 9 ¾ that houses the original Hogwarts Express locomotive.

Following a complimentary tankard of Butterbeer in the Backlot Café, guests will be able to step inside Harry Potter’s childhood home, number four Privet Drive, before wandering up the wizarding shopping street of Diagon Alley.

The visit concludes in the Studio Tour’s lobby where a complimentary souvenir guidebook can be collected.

The first ever ‘Breakfast at Hogwarts’ events will take place on the 21st and 28th August 2016 from 8:30am and are open to all ages. Tickets are priced at £95pp for Adults and £75pp for children, with under 4’s being free.

Tickets will be available to purchase from 10am on the 6th July by clicking here or by calling the attraction’s Visitor Services Team on 0345 084 0900.

Posted on July 4, 2016


Feature 1 Analysis

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In case you missed it yesterday, a brand new Fantastic Beasts Feature was released, entitled ‘A New Hero’, which you can watch below:

Our full breakdown is after the jump, just click ‘Continue’ below & all of our screencaps can be seen here:


 

 

 

 

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Posted on June 24, 2016