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Harry Potter Creatures Run Wild in New Fantastic Beasts TV Spots

By B. Alan Orange — October 8th, 2016

Three new TV spots have arrived from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. And if they seem overly familiar to you, perhaps its because this new Harry Potter spin-off is curbing from the original Ghostbusters and it's recent sequel. As we see in this latest footage, Newt Scamander is responsible for unleashing an army of crazy critters on New York City. And now, he must clean up the mess and save the day!

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander, played by acclaimed actor Eddie Redmayne, 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.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them also stars Katherine Waterston as Tina; Tony Award winner Dan Fogler as Jacob; Alison Sudol as Tina's sister, Queenie; Ezra Miller as Credence; two-time Oscar nominee Samantha Morton as Mary Lou; Oscar winner Jon Voight as Henry Shaw, Sr.; Ron Perlman as Gnarlack; Carmen Ejogo as Seraphina; Jenn Murray as Chastity; young newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty; and Colin Farrell as Percival Graves.

The film marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, whose beloved Harry Potter books were adapted into the top-grossing film franchise of all time. Her script was inspired by the Hogwarts textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, written by her character Newt Scamander.

The film reunites a number of people from the Harry Potter features, including producers David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.

Collaborating with Yates behind the scenes are: Oscar-winning director of photography Philippe Rousselot (A River Runs Through It, the Sherlock Holmes movies), three-time Oscar-winning production designer Stuart Craig (The English Patient, Dangerous Liaisons, Gandhi, the Harry Potterfilms), three-time Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha, Alice in Wonderland), Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Tim Burke (Gladiator, the Harry Potter films), Oscar-nominated visual effects supervisor Christian Manz (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1), and Yates' longtime editor Mark Day (the last four Harry Potter films).

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was filmed at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, which was home to the Harry Potter movies for a decade. Some scenes were also shot on location in Liverpool, England. Warner Bros. Pictures has slated Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them for worldwide release in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX on November 18, 2016. Take a look at the latest footage courtesy of Warner Bros.

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