Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald parents guide

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Parent Guide

A magical trip to Paris...literally

Release date November 16, 2018

The second installment of the Fantastic Beasts franchise follows Newt Scamander as he pursues escaped dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald to Paris. Newt brings with him his friends from New York and the usual collection of fantastic beasts. Conflict, magic spells, and enchanting special effects are to be expected in this latest offering by Harry Potter creator JK Rowling.

Why is Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald PG-13 for some sequences of fantasy action

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​Newt Scamander’s textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is required reading at Hogwarts. The Muggle version is available in an edition by JK Rowling.

For more about JK Rowling’s magical universe, start at the beginning with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Fablehaven by Brandon Mull tells the story of two children who become responsible for a sanctuary for magical animals.

Cressida Crowell’s How to Train Your Dragon tells the often humorous story of how Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III earned respect amongst his Viking community when he found and trained a dragon.

All books are suitable for children 8 years of age and over. Expect fantasy violence and some peril but no gore.

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2016 saw the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the first installment of a five part franchise focusing on the adventures of magizoologist Newt Scamander and his briefcase full of magical creatures. Set in the 1920s, the film's events took place in New York City. Spectacularly successful, with box office earnings over $800 million, the production of its sequel was never in doubt. That sequel opens 16 November 2018 and will follow Newt's adventures in Paris. The story brings back Professor Dumbledore, but his younger self, teaching Defense Against the Dark Arts at Hogwarts. Together, Dumbledore and Newt struggle to track dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald and combat his pro-wizard anti-Muggle ideology. With a screenplay written by JK Rowling, author of the iconic Harry Potter novels, audiences can expect an imaginative, action-packed story that combines fast-paced adventure with examination of deeper themes.

Despite the change in location, fans will be pleased to see the return of many characters from the first Fantastic Beasts film. Eddie Redmayne headlines as Newt Scamander and Katherine Waterston and Alison Sudol reprise their roles as Tina and Queenie Goldstein respectively. Viewers who enjoyed Dan Fogler's role as Muggle character Jacob Kowalski will also be happy with his inclusion in the script. Characters new to this installment include Jude Law as a younger Albus Dumbledore and Zoe Kravitz as Leta Lestrange. Newt's brother, Theseus Scamander, will also appear in the film and will be played by Callum Turner.

Cast and Crew

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is directed by David Yates and stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler and Alison Sudol.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them takes Newt Scamander and his briefcase full of magical beasts to New York City.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone introduces us to JK Rowling’s magical world.

In Eragon, a young man learns that he has a magical connection to a dragon.