Behind the Scenes: The World of Narnia

Posted April 18, 2008 10:32 am by fantasia_kitty

There is a new Behind the Scenes video for Prince Caspian up at Disney.com. This video talks about about creating the world of Narnia and they discuss the different sets they built throughout the film.

UPDATE: Screen captures are online.

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WALT DISNEY LOGO/WALDEN MEDIA LOGO

Cornelius: You must make for the woods, they won’t follow you there.

CASPIAN ON HORSEBACK LISTENING TO CORNELIUS, CASPIAN RIDING, CASPIAN RUNNING THROUGH THE FERN FOREST, PEVENSIES STANDING ON THE EDGE OF THE RAVINE, CASPIAN AT THE DANCING LAWN, CASPIAN LOOKING OVER HIS SHOULDER WHILE RIDING, ASLAN JUMPING, TRUMPKIN AND PEVENSIES AT GLASSWATER, CASPIAN AND NARNIANS CHARGING UNDERGROUND, TREE HITING THE GROUND, TELMARINES FIRING THE CATAPULT, SHOT OF THE RIVER, PEVENSIES STANDING IN THE RUINS OF CAIR PARAVEL

THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: PRINCE CASPIAN: THE WORLD OF NARNIA

LUCY AND SUSAN RUNNING INTO THE STRAND STATION

Andrew Adamson: I really wanted to create the Narnia that was in my imagination.

LUCY LOOKING OUT OVER THE OCEAN AT THE CAIR PARAVEL RUINS, PETER AND CASPIAN AND NARNIAN ARMY WALKING BACK TOWARDS ASLAN’S HOW

AA: And I wanted to make it a real place.

PETER AND EDMUND WALKING DOWN A CLIFF WALL

AA: For me I think the locations are as a character of the story as the CG characters and even as much as our actors are.

PEVENSIES ON THE BEACH, PEVENSIES IN THE TREASURE ROOM, NIKABRIK AND TRUFFLEHUNTER, LUCY AND A FORMING DRYAD, SHOT OF LANDSCAPE AT NIGHT, SHOT OF PEVENSIES AT THE STATION, PEVENSIES WALKING OUT OF THE CAVE ONTO THE BEACH

Ben Barnes: Andrew’s imagination is just entirely limitless.

ANDREW ADAMSON WITH A CAMERA, PEVENSIES AT CAIR PARAVEL RUINS, PULLED OUT VIEW OF CAIR PARAVEL RUINS

AA: When the Pevensies come back into Narnia, they find it a very changed world.

Lucy: I wonder who lived here.

LUCY STANDING IN THE RUINS, PETER STANDING IN THE RUINS

Susan: I think we did.

SUSAN HOLDING A CHESS PIECE

AA: It’s 1300 years later and Cair Paravel is in ruins.

ANOTHER SHOT OF THE RUINS, PETER PUSHING THE STONE DOOR OPEN, A COUPLE MORE SHOTS OF THE RUINS

Harry Gregson-Williams: The pillars are all knocked down, there’s grass growing through the stones, the place looks like there’s been a war.

SEVERAL SHOTS OF THE TREASURE CHAMBER

Peter: I think it’s time we found out what’s going on.

PETER DRAWS HIS SWORD, SUSAN AND LUCY TURN TO LOOK AT PETER

AA: Narnia has been taken over by a race of humans. It’s a darker grittier world.

SEVERAL SHOTS OF THE TELMARINE ARMY AND MIRAZ

AA: And the Narnians have escaped into the forest and are living in hiding.

NARNIANS COMING OUT OF HIDING, LOTS OF OLD NARNIANS AT THE DANCING LAWN

Roger Ford: Andrew wanted big landscapes. He was determined from the beginning that we would go outside more on this film.

SHOT OF THE FERN FOREST, SHOT OF THE TELMARINE BRIDGE, SHOT OF LUCY ALONE IN THE WOODS

AA: The story is actually bigger, so the locations are bigger, the sets are bigger, and yet I think it still has the same heart and lyricism as the last film did.

SHOT OF MIRAZ’S CASTLE FROM THE AIR, LUCY RUNNING TOWARDS ASLAN, SHOT OF THE AREA OUTSIDE OF ASLAN’S HOW FROM THE AIR, CASPIAN LIGHTING THE FIRE IN ASLAN’S HOW, SEVERAL SHOTS OF THE PEVENSIES AT THE STONE TABLE ROOM

Anna Popplewell: Walking into the stone table room was quite a poignant moment and you felt like you landed on a little bit of Narnia.

ANOTHER SHOT OF PEVENSIES IN THE STONE TABLE ROOM

Aslan: All that you know is about to change.

SHOT OF ASLAN, SHOTS OF CHARGING TELMARINES, SHOTS OF THE NIGHT RAID

Isis Mussenden: Visually, we’re always in a magical land. It’s about the beauty of Narnia.

CASPIAN KNEELING WITH PETER SUSAN AND EDMUND STANDING UP, CASPIAN ON A HORSE LEADING A SECOND HORSE AT THE NIGHT RAID, LUCY RUNNING ALONG A STONE WALL TOWARDS A FLYING GRYPHON, THE PEVENSIES ON THE BEACH, THE RIVER GOD

AA: It’s a very epic, emotional story.

CHARGINE TELMARINES, CASPIAN YELLING, PETER YELLING, PEVENSIES AT CAIR PARAVEL, PETER AND EDMUND FACING DOWN THE TELMARINES, THE HAG, PETER, TRUMPKIN CATCHES SUSAN FALLING, CHARGING TELMARINES, NIGHT RAID, CHARNGING NARNIANS, LEAPING FAUN, PETER AT THE DUEL, ASLAN ROARS, FINAL CREDITS

For those who can’t view the video on Disney.com, here it is on YouTube.

Special thanks to TheOnlyShasta for the head’s up!