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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film)

J.K. Rowling invites you to a new era of the wizarding world.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film)
Dimensions 2 hr 13 min
Alternate Title Fantastic Beasts 1
Abbreviation WFT: Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them (film)
Canonicity Varying Levels


The canonicity of the Fantastic Beasts films is problematic. The script was written by Rowling and hence would be considered to be primary canon. However, since some scenes were filmed but never included in the final film, the script Rowling created isn't the one published. We have no way to see the actual shooting script that Rowling wrote. So for the purposes of the Lexicon, what is considered canon from the Fantastic Beasts films?

  • The script as published
  • Any facts found on props which were provided to the filmmakers by Rowling herself

What is NOT considered canon?

  • Any visual representations of the script which cannot be directly tied to Rowling's creative work

Is this definition perfect? No. But it's the best we can do to come up with workable guidelines for what we include in the Lexicon.

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