Fantastic Beasts and the Secrets of Dumbledore

The amazing world of Harry Potter is back, meaning the world of imagination and creativity is up for grabs.

The amazing world of Harry Potter is back, meaning the world of imagination and creativity is up for grabs.

Emma Safari, Photojournalist

The Harry Potter Franchise is one of the most successful book franchises in the world. According to (, the Harry Potter books have been one of the most successful with over five hundred million books being sold since 1997.  J.K Rowling is one of the most published and respected authors to this day. Children, teenagers, young adults, and even the elderly hold cherish these books with their whole hearts. It is no wonder that the Harry Potter franchise is still alive and thriving. 

In 2001, the world of Harry Potter created a new legacy, the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ series. This series more recently released a series of movies. Which, much like the Harry Potter movies, took off and became crowd favorites. On Friday, April 15, 2022, ‘Fantastic Beasts and the Secrets of Dumbledore’, which is the prequel, was released to the public. According to (, this movie, by David Yates, has grossed approximately one hundred and fifty million dollars. 

This movie gave the Harry Potter fans an insight into the backstory of Albus Dumbledore. Previously, readers knew little to nothing about the Headmaster at Hogwarts, the school of witchcraft and wizardry, also known as Hogwarts. Now with this movie, the past love life of Dumbledore is exposed and readers are finally able to grasp a sense of why Dumbledore is the way he is and why he makes the decisions he chooses to make. “I’ve always been a fan of Harry Potter. Ever since I was a kid I loved reading all of the books and watching all the movies over and over again. It was like I couldn’t get enough of Harry Potter,” Kimberly Short (11).

Harry Potter has been the story that many all over the world have grown up around. The seven series of original books, the eight original movies, and this new wave of movies has sparked the interest of old and new once more.

The extension of this series allows the dreamers and the believers to look back once more on the world of imagination that they love. Take your children, siblings, loved ones, and friends to the theaters sooner rather than later in order to relive the world of magic once more.

Gain the full experience by visiting the local theater or even brush up on the past by viewing the original Harry Potter films. Maybe even take a trip down to Universal Studios. The world of magic will never fail to impress.