When it comes to Harry Potter, the fandom is more alive than ever before. The series may have kicked off decades ago thanks to JK Rowling’s creative genius, but fans have keep the boy wizard afloat thanks to their passion projects. From fan-fiction to fan-art, Harry Potter has been inundated with clever, DIY updates from fans all over the world. And, now, one comic artist has seeded a much-wanted idea into minds of millions of fans.
Thanks to Stephen Byrne, fans are now desperate for an animated Harry Potter series, and it is not hard to see why.
Over on Instagram, Bryne shared an image he whipped up of Harry Potter. The cartoonish picture shows the franchise’s large ensemble cast and highlights its heroes. Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger can be seen front-and-center while supporting characters can be seen scattered around.
After all, it is almost impossible to overlook Tonks thanks to her bright purple hair or even Hedwig because of his pristine feathers. Even Dobby and Nearly Headless Nick make a surprise appearance in the ensemble image.
Fans have gone wild over the animated art and have flooded Bryne with requests for an animated series. The artist, who has worked on comics like Green Arrow and Civil War II, commented to say he’d personally love to see an animated Harry Potter series.
So, who knows? Maybe fans will get to see some animator Harry Potter short premiere ahead of upcoming Fantastic Beasts films. Would you like to see any of Rowling’s stories brought to life that way?
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.
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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.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is out today!