Episode #313: Cha-Ching

  • Andrew is back and talks about his time in London!
  • A controversial statement (of sorts) about the Harry Potter Studio Tour
  • How did the studio tour compare to Andrew’s set visits back in the day?
  • Another Illustrated Edition is on the way (and it’s probably not the one you think)
  • Patreon Question: What book from the Wizarding World would you like JKR to write next?
  • Our main discussion focuses on the newly released Fantastic Beasts book
  • Newt was a spy for Dumbledore (according to Rita Skeeter)
  • Dumbledore’s relationship with Newt was “more than a schoolteacher”
  • Six new beasts make the cut and one goes missing
  • A key word in Newt’s foreword is changed
  • Our voicemail line is now open and Micah gets generous with our first callers
  • Bonus MuggleCast: New theme park expansion
  • See you in April for weekly episodes and our review of the Fantastic Beasts Blu-ray
  • This week’s sponsors: BlueApron.com/MuggleCast and Mack Weldon (enter ‘MUGGLE’ at checkout for 20% off!)

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1 Comment

  1. Speaking of Native American beasts and if we may get more information about these beasts in the future movies. I wonder if people have forgotten Harry’s description of Dumbledore’s mother Kendra as her face having ‘a carved quality about it. Harry thought of photos of Native Americans he’d seen as he studied her dark eyes, high cheekbones, and straight nose…..’

    I wonder if this may play a part in future films (maybe in a flash back to Albus and Aberforth’s childhood?). Could Albus Dumbledore be part Native American? Kendra could be half Native American which could be why her children do not exhibit Native American features. Maybe she tells them stories her grandparents have told her and these beasts are part of the story?

    Regardless, do you think Kendra will be portrayed as Native American in the movie. Considering the emphasis on Native American mythology through the beasts, it would be a lost opportunity to not portray her the way Harry describes her.

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