A menagerie of magical creatures star in new Fantastic Beasts TV spots

Magizoologist Newt Scamander's magical briefcase has set loose a crazy assortment of calamitous creatures into New York City in this new adaptation of J.K. Rowling's Potterverse prequel. Here are two new TV promos packed with the majestic Thunderbird, a leopard-like mammal called Nundu, the plumed snake-bird Occamy, the horned juggernaut Erumpent, the swirling Swooping Evil, Newt’s Groot-ish twig friend Bowtruckle, the disappearing Demiguise, a dangerous Graphorn and the mischievous long-snouted Niffler. 

Here's the official synopsis:

“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 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. The film 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.

Open this pair of new previews for the Harry Potter spinoff from director David Yates and tell us which of these creatures you'd like to take home as your new favorite pet.

Starring Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterson, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Ezra Miller, Ron Perlman, Jon Voight, Zoe Kravitz and Carmen Ejogo, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them escapes into theaters on Nov. 18.

(Via Collider)

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