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How The Fantastic Beasts Were Brought To Life

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With Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them just two days from away from hitting theatres (and reviewed right here!), InnerSpace takes a closer look at how the fantastic beasts themselves were brought to life.

The film takes us deep into zoologist Newt Scamander’s travelling suitcase, submersing viewers into his magical world of captured beasts. According to the film’s director, David Yates, he didn’t have to look too far to find inspiration for the furry creatures: “We looked a lot to nature because nature is as fantastic as anything you can imagine. We looked at a lot of images from the real world, insects and reptiles and that provided us with the basis [of the beasts].”

The film’s actors got a little inspirational help with the use of on-set puppets. Professional puppeteers helped in supporting the actors imagine the fantastic world and beasts around them. Eddie Redmayne explains that both puppets and specialized artists were brought to set to mimic the movement and style of the many creatures in the film: “You would go, what would a Niffler be doing at this point and there was a man who would suddenly do the impression so you got a pretty clear sense of who the creature was going to be.”

Catch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them when it hits theatres on Friday November, 18, 2016.