Happy Friday! I hope your week has been awesome. This week has been a relatively big week in the world of Fantastic Beasts and the Niffler. First off: It turns out there’s gonna be more than 2 Nifflees in FB2. That sounds FANTABULOUS. My only issue with it is that it seems like they’re milking the Niffler a bit. If you don’t get what I mean by that – I mean that they are overusing it as a character. Yes. Nifflers are characters. They are THAT important. Make me think otherwise. To be honest though, I hope this doesn’t continue throughout the series UNLESS there is an EXTREMELY CUTE shot of a HUGE family of Nifflers trying to keep each other warm or something. CAPITAL LETTERS. Maybe even an adult Niffler hugging a baby Niffler ?. Here’s a new picture from a new trailer of one of the new Nifflers that will be in the movie…
Good Enough. It’s a Niffler.
In other news this week (pun not intended) Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald had its world premiere in Paris (I think) and the reviews are in.
Sooooooooooooo, baaaaaasicallyyyyyyy its got quite mixed reviews. As it stands it has 8/10 from IGN, 60% from Rotten Tomatoes (?) and 60% from Metacritic (Source: Google / The big googs/ that place you search when you don’t know something/ The internet/ Home of the Niffler Fan Club). There is a link to a full BBC review summary article here.
We at the Niffler Fan Club are still holding out for the film and will continue to do so. Oh, and Rotten Tomatoes – we’ll make our own decision on if it’s rotten or not THANK YOU VERY MUCH. So expect to see our own review and opinions on the film sometime around next Friday on the public premiere date. Until then, Stay Nifflery…….
P.S If you would like to know everything there is to know about FB2 and all the Nifflery goodness it contains – if we could refer you to this post right here that you might want to check out here. Its here by the way.
Hey all, Josh here,
You may notice in the next few days/weeks the addition of ads to our beniffled website. Being us, we pride ourselves on responding to what you people want in the way you want it to make the Niffler Fan Club the best place it can possibly be.
Getting revenue from ads helps us to keep the website going and funded and helps us to keep the website what it is. We are doing it like this as it is the easiest way to make some money from this site without sponsorship or whatever and we don’t want to do ‘exclusive’ stuff for people who give us money. We just want you guys to enjoy the site. We won’t ask for your money. Ever. Ever. Ever ever ever. Ever.
WE DON’T DO PREMIUM.
But actually it would be reaaaaaalllllyyyy helpful if you could lend us a fiver every month or so…….. JK. We don’t do that.
If you guys don’t like the ads, just tell us– please tell us and we will take them down like *that* (imagine a clicking or a snapping sound or whatever you call it where you are) but in all seriousness – we care about you our Niffler loving followers. Hopefully this is not too much of an inconvenience to you and you can go on enjoying the website.
A new trailer just dropped and we got 10 WHOLE SECONDS of footage of the baby Niffler. He’s called Merlin (we think, or Newt is just saying Merlin’s beard) and is probably the cutest thing we’ve seen in most of Harry Potter® and Fantastic Beasts® so far. Just LOOK AT IT!!!!!! So cuuuuuuuuutttttttttttteeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!
1) Adorable little tail movement that makes you squeal.
2)Niffler launched into air by champagne battle looking adorable.
3) Niffler realises what’s happening and lets out adorable squeal
4)More adorable suealing
5) Even more adorable suealing
6) Adorably hits wall. Adorably.
Link to adorableness: (0:37 – 0:47 | You’re welcome)
It’s finally here, the long awaited confirmation of the Niffler in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald. It’s actually here. We have updated our Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald post to reflect the fact that there is at least one nffler in the movie that is confirmed. We will also be doing another in depth breakdown of the new trailer which will be coming coming soon (and I mean soon, not like game development soon but, actually soon), so be on the lookout. See you then……
Ok, right, we probably have some explaining to do. Yes, you are correct; the first half/ 3/8 of this post will be one of those apology posts. Sozzles. If you want to go to the bit after the apology click here.
You are probably asking your screen right now why the heck we haven’t uploaded in so long and you have every right to do so (if you’re not; welcome to/ welcome back to the website) and, yes, welcome back to all you fine folk who have been waiting. Thanks for the patience btdubs.
The reason we haven’t been posting recently is two things flat out- 1) Laziness. 2) There just hasn’t been anything to post about really. We have been quietly updating the main post about Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald for most of the time cos there just hasn’t been much BIG news recently. Just pictures and stuff.
I said laziness as well for one of the reasons and that is definitely a valid reason. No elaborate excuse. No cover up story. None of that. Just the real reason. Laziness. We just haven’t uploaded really. Also, Ethan and I have not had much time to upload posts and that’s a bit of the reasoning behind it. We are both relatively busy at the moment. Again, sorry.
Seriously, we want to upload more. Like, really, really, REALLY want to upload more, it may seem like the opposite but we really do; we just need a bit more time to post quality content. We don’t want to rush all of our posts and give you guys mediocre content. We want this site to be as you want and how you like it (The comments are great btw; they really help). We don’t want to give you stuff that is just plain awful and so because of this I am not going to promise new posts but I can promise one thing……… Niffler Fan Club will never be forgotten by us. It will be posted to. At least, LEAST once a month. Bare minimum. Sorry.
NOW THE NEWS
First off, a newsletter. A few of you have been asking for a bit of a newsletter or notifications or something for when we post or when we have updates about the life of the site and we are probably gonna put something like that together in the not so far future. We could possibly even get an app for the website that would send you push notifications for when ever we post or something. Whaddya think? Tell us. Your view is valued. 🙂
Second, we are literally surveying, scanning, going over and over and over Pottermore, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Screen Rant, Reddit, Discord, Mashable, The Verge, Every flippin newspaper on the internet and yes, even Google+ *bleh* to find any Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindlewald news so that we can put together another post and if we find a very small piece of info, we will just add that to the main news post/pagefor the film that we have. We hope to get another huge news drop at some time soon like we had in October/November/December so that we can have some huge post that mashes together all of the other posts.
Next, a very small piece of info for you; The main news post for The Crimes of Grindlewald will most likely become a page instead of a post, considering the size of it. Almost 1,000 words. Yeesh. For a post. Dang. That’s big.
Fourth, we are going to start acting on more comments to add new features to the website from all you lovely folk out there. It really helps when we get comments from you guys about stuff we could add to the website to make it better for you. An example of one of these useful suggestion comments that has been acted on is the suggestion of the addition of social media buttons/links. Great idea! Basically, what I am trying to say is that we will try to act on these great suggestions more. Keep ’em comin’! Btw, we CANNOT add a Niffler game before any of you ask. Reasons;
Copyright of the trademarked name of the Niffler
Copyright of the trademarked name of Fantastic Beasts®
Copyright of the image of the Niffler
The Warner Bros™ ‘Fair Use’ Copyright law (Which a game would be a breach of)
Using Warner Bros™ proprietary trademarked property without express permission
The amount of time required
The amount of code needed
Cleared Up? Good. Or bad. Depending on your reaction. Anyway, if you’re not happy, tough. We don’t like going to court. We got other stuff to do than get sued by a £bn/$bn company.
Fifth and finally, we will be uploading more quizzes and fun stuff in the near future. How near this future is, we do not know yet. But it is definitely coming.
Thanks for Reading! and if you made it this far; good on you. Have a gold star! 🙂
P.S- So far there has been no more word of the Niffler spin off series. Sad times. 🙁 But we will keep looking! Seriously though. It must come. Soon. Otherwise we may go on a bit of a rant. You don’t want to be around when that happens…
Its that time again where we upload a new post, and boy have I got big news today!
I was trawling through the interwebs to try and find information on the latest installment of the fantastic beasts series and, while we do have a year to wait for the movie to be released, IMDb has not let us down, yet again.
With that, I present:
THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD : CHARACTERS AND ACTORS!
It probably comes as no big surprise that Eddie Redmayne is playing Newt Scamander, as he has done and will be doing for the entire series… Hopefully. He is a really good choice of character for Newt and I’m sure he will go down in Harry Potter fandom for his role in this movie. But reader… remember his success is solely due to his reaction to the Niffler.
In this movie, its little surprise that we see the return of the infamous sisters, Tina and Queenie Goldstein played by Katherine Waterston and Alison Sudol respectively, the same as last time. I’m sure we will all find it interesting to see how their role changes in this new installment.
It seems like decades ago when we first heard those words “Theseus Scamander, The war hero?” being uttered and I’m sure that you, like me, have been waiting for the grand reveal of this character and a spin off (SAVING PRIVATE NEWT)… Yep. Well. Here he is, Callum Turner in all of his glory
Very interestingly, Credence, the flash or Ezra Miller (The Obscurial) returns in this movie. Although his role is largely unknown, I’m sure that you’re as interested as me in his role in this movie. Is he simply there for a flashback or could we see a dramatic return? All will be answered on the 18/11/17. I can’t wait that long!
And what would the “The crimes of grindelwald” be without grindelwald, portrayed by the man the myth the legend… Johnny Depp (He’s just a man… not a myth or legend… sorry for confusion). Yeah well he’s back and I can’t wait to see how he shows his character, I mean he had less than 1 minute screen time and, I think I speak for all NifflerNerds when I say… WOW. I HATE HIM SO MUCH… Good performance , seriously though.
Well I don’t have the time or effort or server storage… (Donate somehow plz <- jokes) … As I was saying, I’m gonna show a few more characters and make a brief prediction of the plot. Oh and sorry for the lack of Nifflers in this post so:
There you go. Now…
FRENCH MINISTER OF MAGIC – Sean White (I don’t know him either… Can’t wait to see his performance)
Nicolas Flamel – Brontis Jodorowsky (OH BOI – THINGS ARE HEATING UP HERE…)
Abernathy – Yep. That guy that was only used once to show Queenies “innocence”
Madame Picquery – Her royal magicness, ruler of straight lines (Carmen Ejogo)
Jacob Kowalski – No surprises here (#anamericaninparis?) Dan Fogler
Chef – Jason Redshaw
Sailor- Ryan Hannaford
AND LAST OF ALL… MY FAVOURITE:
Muggle – Bernardo Santos
Whats going to happen? Nobody knows but i reckon i have a pretty good guess. My concept is that, as I write, we are only one year into production. Therefore, the lists only represent the cast from the early movie. The reason I mentioned the Chef and Sailor is because in the first movie, little to no attention was placed on the boat, mainly at passport control. I believe that this will change as, after all, what could possibly be a better place to ambush Newt than in the middle of the Atlantic ocean? Why else would there be a sailor in the credits. Why else would be see Tina again than if she were to save Newt on the ship as an aurora. Well. It’s just a guess. Obviously as more material is released there will be updates to the PREDICTION.
But that’s all from me.
All the best.
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. NO. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM @nifflerfanclub. DO IT. RIGHT NOW. Please. We’re lonely…
You know the drill; every now and then we do a slightly more serious post considering you guys and the current life of the website. This time we are asking for suggestions. More specifically comments considering the appearance of the website. Please tell us what you want us to do to the website in order to make it better for you guys. That is what we are built on. The fan base are loyal to us and we are even more loyal to the fan base (well, we try to be. But that’s near impossible 😉 ). You may have noticed that we added social media buttons to the sidebar- more specifically Twitter and Facebook. That was because of you guys commenting and asking for it. So we did it. Like I said on Twitter- any suggestions would be welcomed with open arms. Until next time……
OOOOOHHHHH, and btdubs please try not to suggest anything that will (if we do it) get us sued by the money sucking co-operation that is Warner Bros.®. Thanks. Much appreciated. We don’t like getting sued.
Ok. Let’s get something cleared up. We have not been uploading much and we told you we would try more. But honestly, we are under quite a bit of pressure at the moment and we can’t make many posts so we are sorry for everything going on. So, in awe of all of this…… get ready for a post in around 20 mins. Just wait up….. tanks (mis-spell intended).
This is sounding a bit repetitive now but we are really sorry about the amount of time between uploads. Hopefully it will get better and yes, Harry potter studio tour review PT.2 is coming soon(er or later).
However I think this would be a good time at ACTUALLY do: HARRY POTTER vs FANTASTIC BEASTS
The script makes up most of the movies, nearly everything that happens relies on a story. And I means there is the ever so tiny issue of the Harry Potter™ Series having 7 full stories, most of them with A LOT of pages and a very thick spine and Fantastic Beasts™ being based off of a MADE UP TEXTBOOK PUBLISHED FOR CHARITY WHERE THE SPINE IS LIKE A PINKY FINGER WIDE. Yeah. However as I’m sure you will agree, the Harry potter™ film series has a much better story-line, just remember that the Fantastic Beasts story-line is still like a little baby Niffler (assuming a little bit here…) when it still can’t rob banks and sniff gold out from a mile away, but it WILL grow and become a Niffler that can rob Swiss banks and sniff gold out from several miles away… Eh…
Harry Potter 1 | Fantastic Beasts 0
This is a tough category. We see how Harry Potter™ grows in effects over 10 years of producing. Its also worth a mention that we can all agree that some scenes with Dobby in the second film are half decent (Considering it was filmed in 2002). However Fantastic Beasts™ is pure movie magic. In that movie, it’s hard to tell real from fake. I mean just look at this: (HP philosopher stone wand scene) compared to this (FB scene). However Harry Potter™ has very little use for VFX, generally using massive budgets to make it in real life (anamatronics). So …
Harry Potter 1 | Fantastic Beasts 1
The fact that this is a category surprises many people… Let’s see, Basilisk vs Occamy. Um… The Occamy from Fantastic Beasts™ can fly and it’s cyshfhdjdn (insert) with, as Newt explains, means that it shrinks and/or grows to fill the available space, and it can fly. IT FLIPPIN’ FLIES. Their eggshells are made of silver and they learn to defend themselves early because poachers raid Occamy nests. It feeds on insects (as far as we know) and has a sharp beak even though it’s pretty much a snake. The small baby Occamy’s are cute, but not as cute as a Niffler… Obviously. The basilisk is DEFINITELY a snake. It has deadly poison teeth and on point hearing and it feeds on rats and mice and anything else in the chamber of secrets // the sewers (clearly Salazar Slytherin needs a better estate agent). It is killed by roosters cries and somehow can fit through pipes in a matter of seconds. Oh yeah, look at it’s eyes and you’ll die, unless it’s a reflection then you’ll be petrified for like an ENTIRE YEAR. Sheesh, you’d think st.Mungos or at least the potions supply cupboard would have some mandrakes lying around. So… I guess it’s a win for Fantastic Beasts?
Harry Potter 1 | Fantastic Beasts 2
Harry Potter 1 | Fantastic Beasts 3
Well this is another tough one as, I guess, in Fantastic Beasts™ there is Grindelwald and in Harry Potter™ there is like 4 reincarnations of Voldemort but we haven’t really seen enough of Fantastic Beasts™ to to judge this fairly. It’s a close call, I mean Newt literally says, “I’m not one of Grindelwald’s fanatics” and gets the death sentence. But then again I doubt that there is one death eater that hasn’t been tortured by Voldemort, who seems to show delight in torturing and/or killing people which is grim. I guess
Harry Potter 2 | Fantastic Beasts 3
Well as you can see it’s pretty tight with 1 point difference. But it’s very hard to pick a winner. It’s safe to say (refering to the Niffler concept in paragraph 3) that Fantastic Beasts™ is simply not as developed as Harry Potter™ but with such a fantastic (eh.. eh..) first film from Fantastic Beasts™ (ITS ON MY TYPING SUGGESTIONS NOW *adjusts tie and clears throat* ) I think that whilst Harry potter™ just has the edge as a series, going of just the one film of Fantastic Beasts™ I think it’s safe to stay with the old conclusion and it’s a win for Fantastic Beasts™ and as a forefeit Harry Potter loses the ™ sign (don’t you “I’m gonna call the lawyers” on me… seriously though.. don’t*.) … So, what did you think? We’d love to know in the discussion section below and as new films are being made and released, will the opinion change?
By the way we’ve actually taken the ® symbol away now. It’s so oversized. So now we are just using good old ™ as it’s a lot smaller and looks more stylish. So it’s now just a normal trademark not registered one. Deal with it.
*Also if J.K Rowling is reading this- we respect all you do and all but we just cba to get a giant registered trademark symbol everytime that makes the post look…well…a bit dumb. Thanks for your cooperation ?
As you all know we are a fan site about Nifflers and this morning I was scrolling through Twitter and I discovered something that would be very improper to not upload to the site. So here it is. LET’S GET TO IT
What I discovered on the Pottermore® Twitter page made my face light up with excitement. An article. On the Pottermore ® website titled ‘Why the Niffler should have his own spin-off series’ and I clicked on that beast of a link (which you can find right here) and I read it and read it and read it and read it and read it and the whole time I was thinking to myself ‘WHERE THE HECK IS THE FLIPPIN’ PETITION FOR THIS?’
I really enjoyed this article and I am very happy that the people who work with the extended universe of Harry Potter have finally realised the extreme response to the Niffler.
I don’t know if this might be a bit of a hint hint to something that might be in production but I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.