VBS Meets VDT

Posted April 15, 2010 2:30 pm by fantasia_kitty

Group Publishing, Walden Media, and 20th Century Fox have teamed up and put together a Vacation Bible School package called ‘Fun for the Whole Family’ Hour.

Fun-for-the-Whole-Family Hour combines the excitement of VBS with the thrilling adventure of Narnia in an experience that gets all ages connecting with each other and with God.

It’s one action-packed hour where the families in your church can talk, laugh, share, discuss Scripture, and worship together–and watch never-before-seen clips from the latest Narnia adventure. This film explores family-friendly themes like grace and transformation, giving families the chance to look at God’s transforming love in a new way.

Featuring FREE exclusive clips from the upcoming Narnia movie The Voyage of the Dawn Treader!

The leader pack will be available to ship June 1, 2010. Do you know what this means NarniaWebbers? VDT clip are less than two months away! UPDATE: The VBS package will be available June 30th instead of June 1st as was previously reported.

More information and preordering is available on Group’s website here.

Thanks to QueenSusanJ316 for the initial report, and Liberty Hoffman for the link!

UPDATE: One of the pages on the website includes a new image from the movie:

Nice catch, AslansCountry.com!


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50 Comments For This Story

  • joe says:

    Sweet!!!!!!

  • Liberty Hoffman says:

    I want to see that! it would be so cool!

  • Bethany Weathers says:

    This is greatly exciting.

    • WilliamMoseleyandSkandarcrush! says:

      I am excited too! I really hope the clips come soon to Narniaweb! Dude, this is so hard to be patient for!!! Oh well, let’s just hope it comes quickly and that it’s a good movie πŸ™‚ ! And I really hope this movie focuses a bit on Lucy and Edmund, anyone agree? I mean, it’s their last time in Narnia and I wish it will show their sibling affection for each other.

  • Sarah says:

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I DON’T GIVE A CRAP ABOUT THAT THING (it sounds sweet and all, but just sayin’) BUT SOMEONE BEST PUT THOSE CLIPS ON YOUTUBE RIGHT AWAY HOLY CRAP.

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    …I’m usually not like this. I’m very excited is all.

  • Eliseo says:

    I guess if they are advertising ‘never before seen slips’ when the order ships out in June 1st, then that means that a trailer will be out no earlier than June or maybe July (just as I expected).

    • Starlily says:

      Not necessarily. The trailer could show completely different clips than this VBS thing.

      But then again, what if you’re right?

      πŸ™ Don’t go dashing my hopes!

      πŸ˜‰

      • Haggith Tarkheena says:

        No. . . .Well. . .I guess that makes since.

        But I think you are right Eliseo, because I did do the math, and the trailer should come out in July or June.

        Sweet! πŸ™‚

  • PaigeReeder says:

    Yaaaay!
    Group is a great, er, group, too.

  • NarnianElf says:

    OHHHH GOODNESS THIS IS GREAT!!!!!!!

    P.S. What’s VBS??

  • Lucy says:

    dang, I was hoping for a trailer in may…now it looks like we may have to wait till June? Bummer.

  • narnian resident says:

    i betcha they’ll end up on youtube somehow sometime after it comes out. just saying, cuz it happens all the time πŸ™‚

  • Ariel_of_Narnia says:

    Okay, I seriously wish I could run a VBS just for this!!!! This would be /so/ sweet (especially the clips!!!!!)! However, I hope that there are some true Christians behind this or else it wouldn’t be quite so great for VBS’….

    • narniafan#1 says:

      I totally agree! Hope this isn’t just a publicity stunt but also a good use of C.S.Lewis’s Christian hints in the books, to bring glory to Jesus.
      VBS in so fun, lol! Hope many churches choose this program this year!

      • QueenSusanJ316 says:

        I think this will be a good Christian thing. There was a clip with the President of Walden or
        Fox media talking about this program. He mentioned how much fun his kids had at vbs and all. I do not think we will have to worry Group is a great set of people and my mom has even worked with some of them vie telephone.

    • SavedByGrace says:

      I think that this is a great way for Christians to share thier faith with others. And especailly with VDT!! I know alot of families who are looking forward to this-mine included!

  • AslanJudah says:

    The only cool thing we did at VBS when i was little was eat stale cookies and drink watered down cool aide.

    • Beruna says:

      Poor you. My VBS memories are better, thank goodness.

    • Laura Elizabeth says:

      My memories of Vacation Bible School are really good; I loved it. Please don’t be so sarcastic. It makes things really unpleasant, so keep your so-called ‘memories’ to yourself. No one wants to hear them.

      • MB says:

        I’m interested in a range of views and experiences, whether positive or negative.

        Are we Christians or propagandists?

      • Beruna says:

        MB: This is just a comments section for Narnia news.
        You might be right, but there is a difference between backing people up and telling people who might have opposite opinions here how they should act.

      • Bookwyrm says:

        Please don’t be so rude. It makes things really unpleasant.

      • MB says:

        Beruna, I haven’t been rude. I’ve only told Laura Elizabeth what you’ve just told me, let people have their own opinions. It doesn’t matter whether they agree with yours or not.

  • Haggith Tarkheena says:

    He-he-he-he-HEEEEEEE!!!!! I’m so accited! Can’t wait till June 1st!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  • Haggith Tarkheena says:

    sorry. EXCITED.
    See!? See how excited I am!? I can’t even spell things right! (No. Just kidding. lol.) πŸ™‚

  • iLiveInNarnia says:

    That’s pretty sweet. πŸ™‚

  • AncientEgyptFan says:

    WOW! This is awesome; I hope we get a trailer soon!
    It looks like a neat package too.

  • narnia fan 7 says:

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • DamselJillPole says:

    This looks like a fun thing to do with my cousin that I baby sit. Will surely get it once it’s out.

  • glumPuddle says:

    Hope there are some NarniaWebbers who can get to a VBS event!

    • narnialover101 says:

      I believe it’s actually a package you can buy that includes the clips, gP.

    • HighQueenofNarnia says:

      Lol, if my church wants to get it, maybe I’ll send a spy report, even though I’m avoiding spoilers. πŸ™‚ I’ll ask.

  • Lylanarniafan says:

    WOW !!!!!!!!!!!

  • QueenLucy12 says:

    AWESOME!,
    MAN I WANT TO SEE THE TRAILER SOO BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    IT HAS TO COME OUT SOON!!!!!! AAAAAAHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Follower of Aslan says:

    Yes, as far as I know, this looks like Vacation Bible School MATERIAL, and not an event or anything. I am familiar with packages/ciriculum like this, and the time of year also seems to be right(for summer).
    I wonder if the clips are just a few random shots/scenes, an entire trailer, the official movie trailer, (to be released in theaters) a small teaser trailer, behind the scenes, or what???
    CAN’T WAIT!!! πŸ˜€

    • Carrie says:

      I would say a behind the scenes thing with little random shots in it. Can’t wait till June!!!

    • Follower of Aslan says:

      Although GlumPuddle might be right in saying "event" because VBS is an event for kids. But the organizers/teachers at a VBS event have to have bought this material in order to see it at a VBS week.

    • QueenSusanJ316 says:

      This is more of a followup or family fun night than a VBS from the material I have looked at.

      • narniafan4ever β™₯ says:

        @ queensusan316…

        Hey, just wondering what the "316" on your name stands for….

  • Narniafan says:

    I clicked the Vbs link. It seems like the VDT footage is definitely a big part of the program. I’m expecting about 5-20 minutes of footage.

  • Narniafan says:

    Yay! πŸ™‚

  • Narniafan says:

    BTW, any guesses to what scenes it will show? It seems like they’re really focusing on the "grace" theme… so I think Eustace-as-Dragon will be definitely part of it. I’m betting on it.

  • Puddleglum says:

    Now just a question. How many fans out there are going to volenteer to help at their Church’s VBS if they use this program?
    How many would if they didn’t?

    • wolfloversk says:

      Either way I’m gonna try, but it depends on when they have it and when I leave for college… I’m cutting it close.

    • HighQueenofNarnia says:

      I’ll do it for option 1 or option 2! Although I think we already have a VBS… and I love avoiding spoilers! They are my ultimate enemy!

    • QueenSusanJ316 says:

      I love VBS and will help whether we use this or not. This just like an added bonus!

    • Aravis & Hwin says:

      I love to help with VBS, so I’ll do it either way!

    • Puddleglum says:

      Good to see that there are willing hands.
      So many young need the devotion of others outside the home to teach continue to them.
      May you find blessing in your labores.

      • SavedByGrace says:

        Definitely! I’d love to help out this year, but I don’t know if my work schedule will be flexible enough for me to work around it…

      • Puddleglum says:

        Other ways to help include making things for sets, or different lessons. You might consider fundraising, the lesson/curriculum is not always cheap, and some churches have limited funds.

  • Glenstorm the Great says:

    I might buy this just for the clips :p

  • ChristProclamer says:

    Oh…wow. If we weren’t in such a news drought, this wouldn’t be quite so exciting, but it is right now. So…do you have to go to VBS to see the clips, or can you just buy it? *confused*

    Either way, this is good. Hope this can be used to start word of mouth in the church. I know that church publicity went a long way in the differences between LWW and PC success.

  • AndreyaofNarnia says:

    Narnia? VBS? Narnian VBS?? Cool!!! I hope our church uses this next year. πŸ™‚

    • narniafan4ever β™₯ says:

      haha…ya, out old church did a "Narnian VBS" a couple years ago….it was awesome! They made the doors that enter the sanctuary into the doors of the wardrobe…it was pretty sweet! πŸ˜€

      • QueenLucy12 says:

        omgsh! cool!!!

      • NarnianElf says:

        Alriht, I am definately suggesting that to out pastor πŸ˜€

      • Beruna says:

        I’m definitley (did I spell that right? I can never seem to spell that word exactly right often. Oh, sorry… here I am… wandering off topic in the middle of a sentence… AGAIN…) doing that, too!

    • Omac the centaur says:

      @ beruna: ‘definitely’ πŸ™‚ (p.s. I like ur name)

  • lilims says:

    yay πŸ˜€

  • always narnian says:

    neat

  • Watziznehm says:

    Interesting! Do you know what this means? It means that Fox’s advertising campaign is getting back to the kind of advertising that was done for LWW: they are advertising to churches and from there the news will surely spread from mouth to mouth – a very effective mode of advertising. To me, that is perhaps more sweet than the fact that footage will be available by June!

    • Beruna says:

      Woah, that completely slipped my mind!

    • NarnianElf says:

      Wow!!! Good point!!!

    • ChristProclamer says:

      My thoughts exactly! We oughtn’t to underestimate the power of church publicity.

    • Hermitess of Narnia says:

      I must say, the only reason I saw LWW in theaters, (we generally wait until the video comes out since that’s cheaper)was that Focus on the Family, a lot of churches, and some friends said it was good. Commercials rarely convince me to see a movie.
      This is exciting, hopefully it will mean they’re keeping Aslan’s lines in!
      Keep praying everybody!

  • CaspianX says:

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

  • Silver the Wanderer says:

    Sounds cool! Dude, I can’t wait for footage. I’m STARVING for VDT πŸ˜›

  • MurtaghLuv says:

    My church is doing a vbs. I hope they decide to use this. cause then when I help withit I can see clips!!! Hehe

  • Lady of Narnia says:

    This is totally awesome!

  • Milady of Narnia says:

    Great Idea!!

  • Mirima Rosetrader says:

    YEEEEESSSSSS!!!! I HAVE BEEN DYING TO SEE CLIPS FOR SOOOO LONG!!! THANK YOU VBS!!! SO HAPPY!!! LONG LIVE ASLAN AND SAIL ON VDT!!!!

  • pselpevensie says:

    AWESOME!!!!!! MUST GET!!!!!

  • pselpevensie says:

    i have a question:
    it thw whole VBS a video, or is it activities, with clips from VDT seperate?

  • Liberty Hoffman says:

    VotDT trailer here we come!

  • ~Lava~ says:

    My church uses Group, maybe they will actually have VBS this year.

  • NarniaHannahβ™₯(used to be celtic13 and LucyReepicheep4β™₯) says:

    AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! *fangirl scream continues until VDT comes out*
    I’m definatly going to ask my mom to ask someone at my church if they can do this!!!!
    I’M DYING FOR VDT CLIPS!!!!!!!!!!

  • KingSkandartheJust says:

    Oh my gosh! I am sooo excited! I can not wait! Clips! hurray! I can’t think of December/Winter right now but I can think of VDT coming out! SOOOO Excited!

  • 220chrisTian says:

    Aslan’s Country: Poggin found a new VDT pic on the Group Publishing website. Don’t ask me how. I can’t find it. But here’s the link to see the pic: http://www.aslanscountry.com/2010/04/coming-soon-exclusive-dawn-treader-clips/

  • Lucille Brown says:

    I definitely just want to get this for my family. We could do it as a family thing.

  • Victoria says:

    Please post clips if they are available.
    πŸ™‚
    Absolutely can’t wait.

  • Claire-ayes says:

    Oooohh! and a picture. This is exciting – at least we know we’ll have a trailer at least a bit before this. πŸ˜€ Clippidy Clippidy Clips! x

  • LL says:

    Ben & Skandar pic?! Yay!!!

  • wolfloversk says:

    Ahh! New Picture! Screams with glee!

  • De_De says:

    Wow, this is sooooo exciting!!!!!!!!! I can’t wait!!!

  • NarniaNut says:

    I told u guys about this like 2months ago!!!!

  • Edson07bs says:

    Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow… impresionante imagen… me encanta

  • QueenLucy12 says:

    Ooooooooooooooooooooo Skandar is HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • redeemedqueen says:

    AHAHAHAHHAHAHHA!!!! YEAY!!!! ECSTATIC!!!

  • Victoria says:

    Can’t wait, please upload if and when available. Really, really excited.
    πŸ™‚

  • Victoria says:

    *clips, I mean

  • The Great and Fearless Pug says:

    Who do you think the old guy in the picture is?

  • Narniangirl says:

    PICTURE OF SKANDAR YAAAAAY!!!! 8D If we can’t have clip – More pictures please and bigger ones!!!

  • Narniamiss says:

    I think I’ll be buying that without a doubt….

  • Narniamiss says:

    "media pack (DVD and clip art CD)" I’m definetly hoping they are talking about VDT clip art. That would be so awesome!

  • QueenLucy12 says:

    Idk if we (my mom and dad) are going to get the thing!
    cuz I would only want the clips!

  • Mark Sommer says:

    Please note: I was informed late last night from an inside source that the materials will not be available until later. The Group Publishing website is now showing these available for shipment June 30, 2010.

  • Anonymous Narnian says:

    Very cool! I can’t wait to see the new clips!

  • Narniafan says:

    Fascinating. It seems to me that the people at Fox are learning why LWW succeeded, and PC didn’t: Disney first advertised through word-of-mouth, to the people who love Narnia best–Christians, not the teenager popcorn crowd, not the action-adventure crowd.

    Keep up the good work, Fox!

    • checkers says:

      I agree with you there. It seems like they’ve realized that a good bunch of the fans are Christians, not screaming teenage girls who want to see Caspian and Susan kiss. *ahem* But I won’t go into that right now…But I do think Fox realizes this. Go Fox! πŸ˜€

  • Alambil and Tarvis says:

    AWESOMENESS!! I love how well they’re doing at getting the film publicized–it’s a hard task to do without the brilliant marketing strategies of Disney, but Fox & Walden are pulling it off wonderfully. πŸ™‚ Let’s hope this draws in more viewers!

  • QStheG says:

    And where is a new photo in big size?((((

  • Pippin/Merry/Gimli/all hobbits and dwarf lover. says:

    You know what, it may be really good or really bad, I will just have to wait and see I guess.

  • NarniaNerd says:

    I don’t know if I want to watch the clips before I see the movie…I’ll have to think about it. Well, actually, I think I do want to. I saw clips of LWW before it came out and it didn’t spoil anything for me. And it’s not like I don’t know what’s going to happen!

  • NarniaNerd says:

    The guy on Caspian’s left is Drinian, right?

  • always narnian says:

    awww cool new picture!

  • Starlily says:

    I hope someone will put the clips on Youtube, because I won’t be able to see them otherwise. πŸ™

  • checkers says:

    So, whose up for some family fun?!?!?! πŸ˜€
    No, but seriously, I hope somewhat puts the vids on Youtube, because I don’t think my family will let me get a 20 dollar set thingy just for some VDT clips. πŸ™

  • Nathan says:

    the green in the background makes the ship look like a plastic toy.

    In prince caspian they were going for realism. Now they’re going for fakeism.

    • MurtaghLuv says:

      It does knida look fake. But it still looks magneficent(in my opinion) I think their dawn treader is worthy of the title

    • NarniaNerd says:

      I don’t think they were TRYING to make it look fake. And I don’t think it will look plastic in the actual film. Although, I don’t think it looks plastic. I think it just looks…well, green. πŸ™‚

  • Lutra's Pearl says:

    Anyone have an idea as to when the trailer will come out? I heard somewhere that it might be around the first of May. Anyone know for sure? Or think for sure?

    • MurtaghLuv says:

      I don’t really know though I think it won’t come out until july or august.

      • Omac the centaur says:

        I’m not even going 2 watch the trailer. πŸ™ THIS IS GOING TO BE HAAAAAARRRRRRRD!! im i the only 1?

      • Puddleglum says:

        Omac, my friend. Calm yourself. Deep slow breaths, in through the nose, out through the mouth.

        Don’t stamp your hoofs at me either. Just pace about a little.

      • QueenAravis14 says:

        Omac the centaur, how come you won’t be able to see the trailer? πŸ™

      • Omac the centaur says:

        @ puddleglum: thank you i shall. πŸ™‚ —- @ QueenArsvid14: I could but i dont want no what everything is like. if its like PCs, I would no the who story. whats going to happen and all. of course it IS a long wait and I might go ahead and watch it. πŸ˜‰

      • QueenAravis14 says:

        Haha okay I get it πŸ™‚

  • Caspian says:

    "Are you sure nobody’s following us?"
    "Of course…it would be totally inconceivable!
    *beat*
    "Out of curiousity, why do you ask?"
    "Well, I just happened to look back, and something is there."
    "What? Inconceivable!"

    *groan* First thing that popped into my head. Oh, Ben, if you have another Inigo line in this movie you are doomed. He looks kinda *snerk* piratey, though. πŸ˜‰

  • QueenLucy12 says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY WILLIAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€

  • FrecklefaceJill says:

    Awesome! I MIGHT buy it, you’re REALLY tempting me here!

    ~Jill~

    P.S. Happy birthday to William Mosely!