Framestore Press Release

'The film gives the creatures personalities and uses the beasts to enhance the story' - Hollywood Reporter

'The Framestore Art Department did a Fantastic job at helping us visually develop the Beasts.  From the Kelpie to the Zouwu, their beautiful concepts and collaborative approach was a key part of the process in the creation of the creatures seen in the finished film.'
Christian Manz, Overall VFX Supervisor, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Framestore's Art Department made a welcome return to J.K.Rowling’s enchanted world with our work on Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, which secured $191 million at the Global Box Office during its opening weekend and has been selected for the VFX Oscar Race for 2019.

As with the first film, we produced hundreds of concepts to develop the look of dozens of mythical creatures, bringing them to life through our art.  This helped Director David Yates to visualise these beasts and to work out the unique character of each one. Our artists also worked on countless transformations and other magical effects that were needed by the production team to bring the script to life for the screen.  Below are just a few examples of the work, but please visit our website to discover more concept art from this Fantastic film. 
'Returning to the Wizarding World to tackle the Zouwu was fantastic. It gave me the chance to really explore not just the look of the creature, but also its character.' 
Sam Rowan, Framestore
'Working on the Kelpie was a dream come true.  It was great to be able to push the design away from a traditional water horse that people have come to expect into something much more wild and other worldly.'
Dan Baker, Framestore.

'A wonder and a joy to behold'
Alan Jones, Radio Times

'Visually, the world couldn’t be richer'
Olly Richards, Time Out

'Where it soars is its stunning creature CGI'
Jennifer Bisset, CNET

'An astonishing level of visual detail and inventiveness'
Geoffrey MacNab, The Independent

Framestore is an Oscar-winning creative studio that uses innovative talent and technology to create high-end images for every platform. Framestore partners with clients ranging from Hollywood studios through to advertisers, ad agencies, production companies and video game developers. In addition to being recognised for its globally celebrated visual effects, Framestore has more recently made its name as an innovator in the digital space by focusing on the immersive engagement potential of interactive visual effects.

For more information please contact Stephanie Bruning or Gemma Samuell on +44(0)20 7344  8000
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