It takes a talented team to bring a world like Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them to life on the big screen, and luckily for fans and Warner Bros. Rodeo Visual Effects Company was up to the task.
You can witness part of that process in their latest visual effects breakdown reel, which gives you a glimpse at how much work went into bringing the magical creatures and the world to theaters. The team built a great reputation with Warner Bros. on The Legend of Tarzan, and that is what led to them getting the bid for Fantastic Beasts.
The results are breathtaking, especially in complicated sequences like when Newt magically reconstructs his apartment. "It was a pleasure to work with Arnaud and the talented team at Rodeo FX on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” said Christian Manz, production VFX supervisor. “Their contribution to the Newt's Case sequence was truly beautiful and the extensions to MACUSA seamless. I look forward to working with everybody again. Well done!"
You can view the full breakdown in the video above.
As for the sequel, anticipation is building but rather slowly, as it currently holds a 3.45 out of 5 on ComicBook.com's anticipation rankings.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an all-new adventure returning us to the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling. Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) stars in the central role of wizarding world magizoologist Newt Scamander, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four Harry Potter blockbusters. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them also stars Katherine Waterston (Steve Jobs, Inherent Vice) as Tina; Tony Award winner Dan Fogler (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) as Jacob; Alison Sudol (Dig, Transparent) as Tina’s sister, Queenie; Ezra Miller (Trainwreck) as Credence; two-time Oscar nominee Samantha Morton (In America, Sweet and Lowdown) as Mary Lou; Oscar winner Jon Voight (Coming Home, TV’s Ray Donovan) as Henry Shaw, Sr.; Ron Perlman (the Hellboy films) as Gnarlack; Carmen Ejogo (Selma) as Seraphina; Jenn Murray (Brooklyn) as Chastity; young newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty; and Colin Farrell (True Detective) as Percival Graves.