Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a 2016 fantasy film directed by David Yates and distributed by Warner Bros.
It is the first installment in the Fantastic Beasts series and the ninth overall in J. K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. which is the franchise that began with the Harry Potter films.
This spin-off of the Harry Potter franchise jumps back in time to explore the wizarding world of 1926 New York. Author Newt Scamander arrives in the city as part of a global study of fantastic beasts, but he gets caught up in this conflict when some of the magical creatures in his care are accidentally released.