Ahead of the release of ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’, some new information about the J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World was revealed on Pottermore. Specifically, fans were given access to previously unreleased knowledge about magic in North America, including the details surrounding the esteemed American school of witchcraft and wizardry known as Ilvermorny. And though this background information didn’t exactly play into the story of Newt Scamander and his fantastic beasts, the school would have had a tiny bit more of a presence had this recently released deleted scene stayed in the movie.
The film’s Facebook page was the first to share this scene that features stars Alison Sudol and Katherine Waterston singing a charming tune that describes the history of Ilvermonry School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Naturally, the school song performed by the Goldstein sisters draws the ire of Scamander, who is a proud former student of Hogwarts in England (despite being expelled). But I’m sure that he was grateful that at least the friendly rivalry moved the subject of conversation away from Leta Lestrange. Anyway, listen to the song in the clip below:
What do you think about the Ilvermorny school song? Are you disappointed that this scene was left out of the movie? And do you hope that we learn more about the American wizarding school in the upcoming ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ sequel? Let us know in the comments below.
‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ starring Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, and Colin Farrell will be released on Digital HD on March 7, 2017 before hitting stores on Blu-ray and DVD on March 28, 2017.