Documentary Fantastic Beasts: A Natural History starring Stephen Fry
also debuts on the same day
PHILIPPINES, MAY 26, 2022 – Magic is in the air! Warner Bros. Pictures’ Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, the newest adventure in the Wizarding World™ created by J.K. Rowling, is set to premiere Wednesday, June 1 first on HBO GO. In addition, the exciting documentary Fantastic Beasts: A Natural History, which sees Stephen Fry exploring the inspirations behind some of the Wizarding World’s magical creatures, will also debut on the same day on HBO GO.
In Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, Professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) knows the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen) is moving to seize control of the wizarding world. Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts Magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to lead an intrepid team of wizards, witches and one brave Muggle baker on a dangerous mission, where they encounter old and new beasts and clash with Grindelwald’s growing legion of followers. But with the stakes so high, how long can Dumbledore remain on the sidelines?
The film features an ensemble cast, including Oscar® winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything), two-time Oscar® nominee Jude Law (Cold Mountain, The Talented Mr. Ripley), Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, William Nadylam, Callum Turner, Jessica Williams, Victoria Yeates, Poppy Corby-Tuech, Fiona Glascott, Katherine Waterston, Maria Fernanda Cândido, Richard Coyle, Oliver Masucci, Valerie Pachner, and Mads Mikkelsen.
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore was directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling & Steve Kloves, based upon a screenplay by J.K. Rowling. The film was produced by David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves, Lionel Wigram and Tim Lewis. Neil Blair, Danny Cohen, Josh Berger, Courtenay Valenti and Michael Sharp served as executive producers.
The film’s behind-the-scenes creative team included director of photography George Richmond (Rocketman, Kingsman: The Golden Circle), three-time Oscar®-winning production designer Stuart Craig (The English Patient, Dangerous Liaisons, Gandhi, the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films) and production designer Neil Lamont (Solo: A Star Wars Story, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Yates’ long-time editor Mark Day (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the last four Harry Potter films), Oscar®-nominated visual effects supervisor Christian Mänz (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, the Fantastic Beasts films), and four-time Academy Award-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha, Alice in Wonderland, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them). The music is by nine-time Oscar® nominee James Newton Howard (News of the World, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Defiance, Michael Clayton, The Hunger Games films).
Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Heyday Films Production, a David Yates film, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.
Fantastic Beasts: A Natural History
Unfurl all sorts of mysteries around fantastic beasts and real-life creatures across history that you may not believe could exist in the upcoming new documentary Fantastic Beasts: A Natural History. Join Stephen Fry as he embarks on an incredible journey to discover the stories behind some of the world’s most fantastic beasts. With the help of scientists, historians, writers and filmmakers, Stephen finds out why the world of magical animals is more popular today than ever before.
Whether digging for dragons, meeting distant relatives of the unicorn or swimming with an unlikely inspiration for mermaids, Stephen uncovers the secrets behind some of our best-loved mythical creatures, and reveals real-life beasts – from rhinos to narwhals, vervet monkeys to manatees – that have inspired some of the greatest legends in history, storytelling, and film.
Fantastic Beasts: A Natural History is narrated by Stephen Fry and directed by Chris Chapman and Adam White. Victoria Bobin serves as producer and Alice Keens Soper is executive producer of the one-hour documentary.
Stream or download Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore and Fantastic Beasts: A Natural History from June 1 on HBO GO. Also enjoy other Wizarding World films including Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018), Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016), as well as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 (2010) and 2 (2011) on HBO GO. Subscribe to HBO GO online at https://www.hbogoasia.ph/ or the mobile app via the App Store or Play Store for as low as ₱99.70/month. Or access HBO GO via Cignal, Globe and Skycable. HBO GO is also available on Android TV, Apple TV, LG TV and Samsung Smart TV – and comes with AirPlay and Google Cast functionality.
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