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Open the Newtcase and explore the world of Fantastic Beasts!
Episode 178: More Jingle Jingle, Less Bong Bong
Happy Memorial Day weekend to our US weekend, or if you're in France, happy Pentecost! Thanks to this week's Patreon supporter, the family of Mike McDonald. We miss you, Mike. Phoenix Register: WB has released an anime-themed set of Harry Potter merch that includes Newt! Give it a look here. More theme park news courtesy of ✨️Shannen✨️!! Some of the contractors who worked on Forbidden Journey are back, including the creators of the Kuka arm! More info here. Owl Post: Sal writes in about what might have been in Newt's case. We question the composition of hippogriff, uh, 'leavings.' Main Discussion: Scenes 87 - 90 of the screenplay "Oooh, ASMR, book pages." Was Dumbledore a Seeker? We really thought the Snitch was important. David Yates makes us EVEN SADDER "It's giving Old Yeller." Shannen declares their mortal enemy. Credence's cause of death: too much cardio (#relatable) Newtcase: MOTHMAN "That is. .. two pages. Eleven point font. Single spaced." Marjolaine lands the single most solid burn on Ann EVER. And his French twin, Night Butterfly Man More about Mothman: the statue, the museum, the Other Mothman Podcast Question: How would you have wanted Queenie and Jacob's reunion to go?
Episode 177: Sometimes It's Got To Be PAF
We’re here and we have four hosts AGAIN! Happy belated anniversary to Secrets of Dumbledore and none of the news we predicted coming to fruition! Thanks to this week’s Patreon supporter, Patricia K., aka Shannen’s mom! Phoenix Register: updates from Universal’s Epic Universe! The video Marjolaine refers to is here and the article Ann references is here. Circus Arcanus and the British Ministry of Magic all in one place! How do you balance what people know/want to see with authenticity to the films? Bandai announced a Wizarding World Tamagotchi! It goes on sale in Japan in July, then worldwide in August. “My Tamagotchi’s battery died and I felt the greatest feeling of relief.” Marjolaine’s image is here. Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature is coming to Australia! Owl Post: Jerri writes in about why the qilin doesn’t bow to Jacob or the other members of the squad. We discuss the difference between a ruler and a leader. Geoff is entering their ‘dad joke’ era. Main Discussion: Scenes 83-86 of the screenplay The one spell Jacob knows is VIOLENCE. Come for the beasts, stay for the discussion of onomatopoeia in French and English. “Maybe they’re Dark Aurors because nobody respects them on the job, HELMUT.” It’s too much Harry Potter for Marjolaine. No-Maj Movie Magic: Visual effects with Christian Manz “We’re going to throw pastries at you!” The interview Amy references is here. We learn how the VFX team ‘builds’ such realistic sets. Podcast Question: What do you think was the trap in Newt’s decoy case?
Episode 176: This Ain't a Scene, It's a Gosh-Darn Case Race
Four people?! Will wonders ever cease?! Thanks to this week’s Patreon supporter, Megan! Phoenix Register: no news is good news until you’re on a podcast that has to talk about the news JUST KIDDING – there’s going to be a Harry Potter TV series on the new streaming service Max The adaptation will be “faithful” to the books and is expected to last a decade Owl Post: none on Sundays ☹ even on Easter ☹ Main Discussion: Scenes 76-82 of the screenplay We were so young and had so much Tina hope Walking with authority + clipboard = immediate cred “Excuse me, I need to be discreet, can I have a robe?” Lally knows if you stay ready, you don’t have to get ready. We are not affiliated with OrchardWorks Wands but Geoff loves them, so check them out here. #Thally lives We don’t normally bless David Yates, but for diricawls, we can make an exception Is ducking a Muggle concept? Time-Turner: The Great Emu War “…and then 20,000 emus arrived.” We previously referenced the Emu War in Episode 18, “Bits of Scoop.” Listen here! Battle of the Beasts: Marjo! Vs! Geoff! Podcast Question: Who did you think the figure in the green robe was?
Episode 175: Walk of the Yak
Thanks to this week's Patreon supporter, Ash! Phoenix Register: No news this week Owl Post: Carolyn and Sophie write in about Grindelwald's hatred of Muggles. Main Discussion: Scenes 72-75 of the screenplay How much does Newt know about the Room of Requirement, anyway? Shannen brings the prayer wheel knowledge "They don't need papyrus, they have paper!" You can see a picture of the Tiger's Nest here Aberforth's ultimate plan is to stairs Credence to death Bhutanese butterbeer at Universal when? The local theatre troupe has a real problem with Grindelwald. Dumbledore: you're great! Anyway, bye! No-Maj Movie Magic: creating magical Bhutan Tigers Nest Monastery looks a lot like what we see on screen in Bhutan. What is a qilin doing in Brazil? Podcast Question: How do you think the prayer wheel works?
Episode 174: Grindelwald Asked Calmly
It's April and that's no joke! Thanks to this week's Patreon supporter, Pauline V.! Phoenix Register: The Making of Harry Potter Tokyo is opening 6/16. The Great Wizarding Express will feature! (PRNewsWire) Tickets are available now. Please write in with your thoughts about why Fantastic Beasts is so big in Asia! We'd love to hear from you! Owl Post: Jerri writes in with concerns about continuity and timing. Poor Newt and Theseus only get a short rest. Owl-Bert lets us know about more word on a potential Wizarding World studio. The Variety article is here. Warner Brothers, we're ready to run the studio! Main Discussion: Scenes 68-71 of the screenplay Sum up the Fantastic Beasts movies in one sentence: "We see what Grindelwald is doing and it's weird." When you're in the basement, you know you've gone too far. We ponder Credence pondering the qilin. Podcast Question: How do you think the qilin resurrection process works?
Episode 173: Repellent But Delicious
Happy (belated) St. Patrick's Day! Thanks to this week's Patreon Supporter, McKenzi! Phoenix Register: The Harry Potter Wizarding Almanac will be available on October 10! It's available for pre-order now. Universal Studios is now offering a vegan butterbeer and foam topper. Big congratulations to our friends at the Protego Foundation for their hard work. Owl Post: Sal and Zoe write in with their thoughts in our Podcast Question from last episode. Main Discussion: Scenes 64-67 of the screenplay! Aberforth is so cute with the qilin. Bunty + Aberforth = awkward bffs 5ever Marjolaine has a theory about stew. "Just let her dance!" We find connections between Credence, Voldemort, and … Harry? Give us the flashbacks!! Dumbledore is spilling everything to Newt. Percival Dumbledore’s date of birth is unknowable. He is eternal. Grindelwald is definitely running a cult, right? WE KNOW YOU'RE ONE OF OUR PATREON SUPPORTERS, MADS. Time-Turner: the history of St. Patrick's Day parades in the US! Where did the first parade take place? The answer may surprise you! Sources: Washington Post, Tenon Tours, ThoughtCo, City Experiences The Chicago River dyed green (image courtesy of Parade) Podcast Question: What happened to Grindelwald to make him hate Muggles?
Didn’t know a lot about fantastic beasts. Came here and wow I know a lot
- Sassy Sasquatch
Listen as often as I can!
Can’t wait for the new movie. Loving the theorizing and sleuthing as we get closer. Love the Newtcase. Miss the old owl sounds for owl post.
Slythering around Hogwarts
what are the different criteria for being awarded the different classes of the Order of Merlin? Why did Lockhart get awarded Third Class while Pettigrew got first? What do you have to do to get Second?
Do you think that Snape was posthumously awarded the O.M. for his actions during the course of the books as a spy? Would Harry make sure that he was given some recognition for what he did behind the scenes?
I want to see other Wizarding schools and locations like Brazil and Castelobruxo, Uganda and Uagadou, and Japan and Mahoutokoro shown off in the FB films. Or at least more background and general information on them.
"The mind is not a book, to be opened at will and examined at leisure. Thoughts are not etched on the inside of skulls, to be perused by any invader. The mind is a complex and many-layered thing... It is true, however, that those who have mastered Legilimency are able, under certain conditions, to delve into the minds of their victims and to interpret their findings correctly."
-- Severus Snape