'The Framestore Art Department did a fantastic job at helping us visually develop the Beasts. From the Kelpie to the Zouwu, their beautiful concepts and collaborative approach was a key part of the process in the creation of the creatures.'

Christian Manz - Joint Overall VFX Supervisor

The Zouwu

'Returning to the Wizarding World to tackle the Zouwu was fantastic. It gave me the chance to really explore not just the look of the creature, but also its character.'  Sam Rowan, Concept Artist.

The Kelpie

'Working on the Kelpie was a dream come true.  It was great to be able to push the design away from a traditional water horse that people have come to expect into something much more wild and other worldly.' Dan Baker, Concept Artist.

The Matagot

The Matagot acts as the the guardian of the Ministere des Affaires Magiques - a magical beast that resembles a large, spectral, spynx-like black cat in appearance.

Baby Niffler

The Framestore Art Department drew on their experience designing the Niffler for the first film to concept younger versions of the much-loved creature.


The Leucrotta resembles a large moose with very long, jagged antlers and an impossibly huge mouth.


The Chupacabra is a part lizard beast, and features in the film as Gellert Grindelwald's pet.

Magical effects & transformations

Our artists also worked on a series of spell-binding transformations and effects to bring the script to life for the screen.