FANTASTIC BEASTS Expansion to launch at Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood

On December 9, 2016, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood will open a reimagined exhibit offering an up-close look at authentic props and costumes from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and the beloved Harry Potter films.  Highlights of the Fantastic Beasts experience include costumes worn by Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander), Katherine Waterston (Tina Goldstein), Alison Sudol (Queenie Goldstein), Dan Fogler (Jacob Kowalski) and Colin Farrell (Percival Graves), as well as Newt's case of creatures.  Tour guests will now be able to explore how J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World has been brought to life on the silver screen over the past 15 years. 

"We are excited to let the world peer behind the lens to see how filmmakers develop the entertainment we love," said Danny Kahn, Executive Director, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood.  "This expansion will transport guests from Harry Potter's Hogwart's adventures back to 1926 New York, where Newt Scamander's misplaced magical case has found its home." 

The expansion will take guests on a journey from concept art to final designs used on set.  Tour guests will be able to see the detailed costumed of Lord Voldemort, from a young Tom Riddle to his rise as the Dark Lord.  Guests will also have the opportunity to be sorted into one of four Hogwarts houses by the magical Sorting Hat.  This interactive experience will take place in front of a life like image of the Great Hall which will include costumes of iconic Hogwarts professors. As a finale to the exhibit, guests will be able to explore the newest film from the Wizarding World, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them


ABOUT WARNER BROS. STUDIO TOUR HOLLYWOOD
Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood is a recipient of Trip Advisor’s 2015 Travelers’ Choice Awards and has been recognized as one of the Top 25 Attractions in the United States. Fans get to see the real sets and soundstages where the greatest names in entertainment made history as they touch, tour and explore the iconic 110-acre studio that brought Argo and Ocean’s Eleven to the big screen. From The Big Bang Theory to Friends, the Studio Tour takes guests behind the camera for a revealing look at how the magic is made.
 
A visit includes a rare look inside many of the lot’s production areas as well as the innovative new addition to the studio tour, Stage 48: Script to Screen. The interactive soundstage offers guests the unique opportunity to explore the full film and television production process and the glory of awards season. Guests explore the Archive, which currently showcases DC Universe: The Exhibit. This interactive exhibit pays homage to the origins of DC Comics, including original comic books featuring all seven Super Heroes of the Justice League. Additionally, guests can explore authentic props and costumes from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. Guests also stop by the Prop Department, which features one of the largest selections of rare antiquities and modern furniture, rugs, drapery, lighting and hand props from Hollywood’s golden era, followed by the Picture Car Vault, home to some of Batman’s most famous vehicles.
 
Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood is open Monday through Sunday, 9:00AM to 3:00PM, with studio tours departing every 30 minutes and extended hours offered during the summer season. Reservations are recommended and all children eight years or older are welcomed. Tickets are $62 per person and can be purchased online at www.wbstudiotour.com or by calling 818-977-TOUR (8687).