On March 7, 2017, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them comes to Digital HD. Then on March 28, 2017, the DVD and Blu-Ray versions of the film release. Without too much longer to wait to relive the magic of the return to J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world first introduced in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Rodeo FX, who provided over 126 visual effects shots for the film, has released a breakdown of their impressive visual effects.
With many scenes completely rendered via computer graphics, including the MACUSA’s headquarters and the expansive inside of Newt Scamander’s (Eddie Redmayne) magical suitcase and all of its … well, fantastic beasts, the breakdown gives Potterheads and VFX lovers alike an inside look at how the movie was brought to life.
Recreating 1920’s New York is a challenge in and of itself, but add to that the splendor and possibilities of magic and you’ve got quite the undertaking on your hands. However, as fans continued to vote with their wallets, Rodeo FX’s contribution to the film seems to only have added to the magic.
Having taken in over $800 million dollars worldwide, the return to the wizarding world was a rousing success. With four more films in the works, there’s sure to be more magic and mayhem ahead as the pre-Harry Potter wizarding world becomes fully realized.
You can watch the full VFX breakdown below.
Is there are certain effect you found particularly impressive? Were you captivated by a certain beast? How do you think Rodeo FX did in bringing 1920’s New York and the wizarding world to life? Sound off in the comments below, and let us know what you hope to see in the film’s sequel.
David Yates will be back in the director’s chair for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2, which begins filming this summer for a November 16, 2018 release.