Visitors at the brand-new Diagon Alley in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park got to see creatures from the next Potter spinoff movie in the fake flesh. Behold a Crumple Horned Snorkack, a Kneazle and a Demiguise from the next Potter film, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.
Top image via Karen May Martin.
J.K. Rowling herself will be penning the movie adaptation of her own spinoff book, which takes place 75 years before the Harry Potter kids started fighting He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. The book serves as a reference guide to the many magical animals in Rowling's books as described by the fictional specialist and author Newt Scamander.
And inside the Magical Menagerie in Diagon Alley, the magical creatures have been recreated! Here's a collection of creatures from folks who were there:
USA Today has a photo that has what looks like a Demiguise (along with a lot of other great shots).
The caption with the picture is as follows:
"Looking for a sneak peek at "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," the new Harry Potter spin-off movie? Head to the Magical Menagerie shop in Diagon Alley and peer up at the overhead shelves, as some of the strange looking animals represent the first time that the beasts have been visualized." - Arthur Levine
Above is a Kneazle taken by Karen May Martin (who has been referenced in multiple Potter books). And below is another shot of the Kneazle and a few other beasties. Can't wait to see the movie bring all these little fellas to life!
— Matthew (@mattystones) July 7, 2014
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