Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Factual error: A theater marquee is visible promoting the showing of a film called Tribeca Follies. The acronym "Tribeca" - an amalgamation of "Triangle Below Canal [Street]" - didn't come into usage until the 1970s.

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Factual error: At one point, Newt Scamander says he found one of his beasts in Equatorial Guinea. That country only got that name after independence from Spain in 1968; back in 1926, when the movie is set, the place was known as Spanish Guinea.

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Suggested correction: The Wizarding world is under different political authorities than the Muggle world, which sometimes means countries have different names or boundaries than for Muggles (Transylvania, for instance, still has a national Quidditch team in the 1990s according to the novel of Goblet of Fire, whereas in the Muggle world it was long since absorbed into Romania), so it's entirely possible that in the Wizarding world, Equatorial Guinea was an independent country in 1927.

Factual error: In opening scene of of 1920s New York the Statue of Liberty is in view with the modern refurbished gold leaf torch, not the original iron and glass torch. Lady Liberty's torch was not replaced until October 8th, 1984.

michaelwbaldwin

Factual error: In the final scene in the bakery, there is a fire visible in the oven. In bakery ovens, there is no open fire in the oven, it is in a closed cabinet below. Bread and cake are not grilled. (02:03:55)

Factual error: In opening scene of of 1920s New York the Statue of Liberty is in view with the modern refurbished gold leaf torch, not the original iron and glass torch. Lady Liberty's torch was not replaced until October 8th, 1984.

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Queenie: She's a taker, you need a giver.

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Trivia: The banker who turns down Jacob's first request for a loan is named Mr. Bingley, an obvious homage to one of the main characters in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. J. K. Rowling has stated numerous times in interviews that Austen is her favorite author, and this is not the first time she has alluded to her works with a character name; Argus Filch's cat, Mrs. Norris, from the Harry Potter books and movies shares her name with the busybody character from Mansfield Park.

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Question: Newt manged to capture all of the escaped beasts except the billwig. Why did he give up on it? Because it's just a little insect? or he had already many of the species in the case?

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Chosen answer: It's not known why he gave up. Newt did have to leave New York and there was no point in continuing the search at that time.

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