The First Dawn Treader Movie Poster

NarniaWebber ‘LucyP0104’ has just sent us a snapshot of the first The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Movie Poster. The tagline reads: “Return to MAGIC, Return to HOPE, Return to NARNIA.” Notice the reflection of the Dawn Treader in Aslan’s eye.

Thanks LucyP0104! This photo was snapped at a Regal theater in Pennsylvania, if anyone has a similar shot, please send it in!

UPDATE: We have received the full-size hi-res image from the production. Here, for your viewing pleasure is the Return to Hope:

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216 Responses

  1. Narnia-Fan1 says:

    argh! Exactly while i am away for a few days this comes at that time! But I really like it! Especially the Dawn Treader in the eye of Aslan and the "Return to hope"!

  2. AncientEgyptFan says:

    This is wonderful! Aslan looks great! I really like the reflection of the Dawn Treader in Aslan's eye.

  3. true-narnian_queen says:

    LOVE IT LOVE IT !!!!!!

  4. silverPhoenix says:

    Although it's a bit plain, it's nice to finally see something. I love how the focus is on Aslan again and not on the characters.

  5. Jessica says:

    OMFG!!!! NOW I REALLY CAN'T WAIT ANYMORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. QueenLucy12 says:


    • Hope in the Lord says:

      Beautiful can't wait =D

      • Narnia_Believer and Lord of the Rings Lover says:

        I love your name Hope in the Lord! Are you a Christian too? I am! No i'm not a catholic, i am a Christian

  7. always narnian says:

    O COOL! That's AWESOME!

  8. 220chrisTian says:

    Part of me wishes it were just Aslan on the poster. At the same time, doesn’t it fit for them to appear together? Reepicheep enters Aslan’s country at the end of VDT!

    I also like “return to magic, return to "hope." It IS a return after PC, which focused on restoring the magic Narnia had lost in LWW.

    The ship: I think putting it reflectively in Aslan’s eye shows his omniscience [he's watching the ship the whole time] and some nostalgia.

  9. Julie Allen says:

    the poster of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader looks nice & neat,awesome,
    amazing,& wonderful

  10. Lady Polly says:

    Aslan is soooo beautiful, espeacially with the ship in his eye.

  11. KingSkandartheJust says:

    Awesome but I think that the main poster will come out with the dawn treader and Ed, Lu, Eustace, Caspian, and Reep on it.

  12. ernesto says:

    I like the new movie poster thank you very much and now have to wait until it's too soon the film of the Chronicles of Narnia the voyage of the Dawn Treader

  13. Alambil and Tarvis says:

    Okay, this probably means the trailer is coming out with Shrek 4 next Friday…OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    *freaks out*

    And I LOVE LOVE LOVE the ship reflected in Aslan's eye. BRILLIANT.

    *passes out from EPIC EXCITEMENT overload*

    • terebinthiangirl says:

      No way!!!!! it is waaaaaaay to early for trailers to be previews in the movies!!!! VDT doesn't come out for more than 6 months!!

  14. sgk474 says:

    I love the tagline and this poster – very wise to focus on Aslan as he's the most recognisable and beloved character. Last time they had posters with just Caspian on them and people didn't know who he was. I love the ship in his eye – subtle but effective.

  15. edson07bs says:

    Ohhhh MY GOD, it's so cool, so narnian, so amazing, so magic… I want to yeelllllll

  16. sweeeet! it looks great, I can't wait for the movie!

  17. liam neeson 4ever says:

    Reepicheep is an unnecessary character to involve in the series. He's not funny, he's dirty, I'm pretty sure he practices dark magic, and if anyone owns a stuffed animal or any related product of his, they need to reevaluate their priorities. Viva la Narniaweb! 😛

    • RuralNarniaFan says:

      Whoa, what? He's just as important as any other character C.S. Lewis put in the series! He is described as careful about his appearance, so I'm pretty sure he'd keep himself clean. And as a devoted follower of Aslan, he wouldn't practice dark magic.

      Not sure where that came from. :O

      • FriendOfNarnia2 says:

        I'm pretty sure it's meant to be a joke.

      • liam neeson 4ever says:

        It's funny you should say that, RuralNarniaFan! Because FriendOfNarnia 2 is correct! It was a little social experiment (or test from Aslan ;)) to see if you were a true follower/believer in Narnia! Congratulations! You passed the ultimate test and you are THE NUMBER ONE NARNIAN DISCIPLE!!! 🙂 I hope I'm still welcomed here…

        P.S: My friend and I are splitting our sides in laughter reading the offended comments! But no hard feelings…LOL…We did this just to see what would happen.

      • Katana says:

        Aha ha ha ha

      • Katana says:

        If you had been serious im pretty sure I would have had to hunt you down and kill you

      • Omac the centaur says:

        haha good cuz Katana is right, about tracking u down and stuff. XD p.s. tell ur friend hey. 😛

      • narniahannah says:

        I agree with Katana, had you been serious I would hunt you down and kill you….and I would have brought not only my sword but all of the Narnian army. 😉 so if there's anyone who is thinking about insulting Reep-or any of the Narnian characters(the nice ones- I'd be verrrrrrryyyyyyyy careful about what you say…. 😉 lol.

      • liam neeson 4ever says:

        Wow. This brought about more violence than I anticipated…8o

    • Omac the centaur says:

      why do u say that?! he's like, 1 of the main characters in the books! U don't like mice do u?

    • Lucy says:

      Glad you weren't serious! Insulting dear Reepicheep like that! I love Reepicheep! He rocks!

      • terebinthiangirl says:

        I know right?? I was thinking, "dude, what is wrong with you"? reepicheep is very clean and cute and funny and EXETREMELY important to the stories.

    • Ariel_of_Narnia says:

      …Wow, you really gave me a scare for a moment!

    • Haggith Tarkheena says:

      HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!! GOOOD one Liam Neeson 4 ever. I like that! 😀

    • terebinthiangirl says:

      are you SERIOUS???? you have got to be kidding!!! obviously you have not seen the films or read the books or know ANYTHING about narnia otherwise you would be laughing at yourself and what you just said!!! if you dislike narnia and it's characters so much, why are you on this website anyway??

    • terebinthiangirl says:

      Ok, you seriously got me there!!!!!! ^_^
      Why on earth would you do that anyway?? Do you re

    • terebinthiangirl says:

      Ok, you seriously got me there!! lol
      Why on earth would you do something like that anyway??!?
      I hope you have more of a life than just sitting around making other people mad!!!! anyway, i really don't think people on here like you, or your friend, anymore, so maybe you shouldn't post anything else more……….

      • Sir Jack says:

        Hey! it was a JOKE!!! calm down! oke, maybe it wasn't the best ever made, but it certainly wasn't the worst!so why don't you calm down, stay cool and just laugh?

  18. narnian resident says:

    i love how you can see the Dawn Treader in Aslan's eye. that is too cool 🙂

  19. Xenithar says:

    3D huh? That should be interesting.

  20. Kris says:

    I love it! And I like having Reep on it. It kind of lets us know that he has a more important role in this film and people who liked him in the last film but may not be so hard core as to come to websites like this, may be happy to see that he will be in the next one. And I like having him with Aslan. Its just a neat concept to me. And the DT in his eye is pretty awesome too!

    • Haggith Tarkheena says:

      I don't know what I think. I think having Reep on the Narnia logo takes a little bit of the seriousness in the movie. It probably would be better if he wasn't in the poster, and just have Aslan in it.

      But oh well, I can deal with it. 🙂

  21. High Queene ShellyBelly says:

    i am way psyched!!

  22. crazYNka says:

    this is very cool poster! I LOVE NARNIA!!!! 🙂

  23. NEAT! It is really cool looking. 🙂

  24. MP_in_Narnia says:

    AWESOMEEEE!!!! This makes me SUPER SUPER SUPER excited for the movie!!!!! If I'm this excited over a poster, who knows what I'm gonna be like when I see the trailer! LOL

  25. Katana says:

    I really like this poster, It has a certain ethreal sense about it, pumps you up and make you feel excited. Seeing the ship in Aslans eye is really cool to. I love the caption though: Return to Magic, Return to Hope, Return……To NARNIA

    • Haggith Tarkheena says:

      I seriously like the title too. Seeing the ship in Aslan's eye REALLY IS awesome.

  26. Haggith Tarkheena says:

    That. . .is. . .just. . .TOO. . .AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! 😀 😀 :D:D 😀 😀 😀 😀

  27. Jeditrojan says:

    Awesome! I can't wait for the movie!

  28. Sir Anton says:

    I have high hopes for this Narnia Movie.
    Now that there is a new director and some new perspective, perhaps this movie might follow more closely to the original source material than what the un-magical, uninspired "Prince Caspian"flick gave us.
    Considering the book is full of magic, wonder, and adventure, you would think that they cannot go wrong. But of course, Prince Caspian's failure to deliver this shows that it is very possible.
    If you think my comments are hard to believe, consider the fact that Prince Caspian made MUCH LESS than LWW in box office returns. Families coming back and expecting to see another great family epic full of inspiring magic and adventure were definitely surprised by the more gritty, adult themed, less than devoted to Lewis story result.
    I think if the movie is inspired truly to the original story, then perhaps there is a chance at winning back the families interests and generating huge returns in revenue.
    I guess one can HOPE.

    • Haggith Tarkheena says:

      Oh, yeah. That is a good commet Sir Anton.

    • GlimGlum says:

      Good analysis, Sir Anton. We are all hoping this will be the case with VDT. 🙂

    • Lucy says:

      I sort of agree with you (I mean, the Narnia books were AWESOME so having a movie closer to the book plots would not be amiss in the least) but I liked the PC movie, even with the changes, I thought it was really good. I mean the whole Susan/Caspian thing was a little weird, but it's better than no second Narnia movie at all. And I really wish people would stop bad-mouthing PC, I'm sure andrew did his best. Anyway, i have high-hopes for this movie, too, and please don't flame me for saying this, but at the same time I hope they don't go over-board with the whole Aslan-is-jesus in our world thing because there is such a thing as over-kill. Everyone should be able to enjoy the movies; good old C.S. Lewis didn't shove anything down our throats so I don't think fox and walden should either. That's just my feelings on the matter. Sail on VDT, sail on. Can't wait to see the movie!

      • Omac the centaur says:

        agreed. i actually really liked PC. just as much as LWW. i think they should make the movie just a little different, so u have SOME surprises. of course i didnt like the caspian/susan deal at all, and hope they dont do that again. 🙁 but that dosnt mean i dont LOOOOVE the books! 😀 Sail on VDT!!

  29. Lady of Narnia says:

    *freaking out* This is so awesome!! Our first movie poster!! Oh yeah! Sail on VDT!

  30. narniafan96 says:

    wow… cool poster! 😀

  31. Narnian Beauty says:

    This poster looks really amazing. I love the Dawn Treader reflecting in Aslan's eye.

  32. bobs says:

    Poster is good but the 3-D sign looks awful for me.

  33. Tauriel says:

    It's beautiful, very simple and effective. Love the reflection of the Dawn Treader in Aslan's eye (I think it might represent also the fact that he always watches over them). Good choice for a first teaser.

  34. Aravis Narnia says:

    I like the message of hope. I like the magic part- shows that fantasy and Christianity are compatible. And most important, I like the focus on Aslan.

  35. narniahannah says:

    AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! YAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!! POSTER!!!! YES!!! I love the dawn treader reflection in Aslan's eye. However, I hope they'll have other posters too, I don't really think this one is as exciting as the poster for LWW or even PC. Don't get me wrong, I am soooooooo EXCITED for the poster and the movie!! Does this mean there will be a trailer soon?? I'm DYING waiting for a trailer!! And the movie in general!!
    sail on VDT!(and hurry up and get to "port", we wanna see you!!!) 😉

    • narniahannah says:

      forgot to say, I love the words on the poster, this is indeed a return to hope after what happened with PC!

      • Amaranth B. says:

        Did you not approve of Prince Caspian? The changes they made did upset me a bit.

  36. sachin says:



    • Lylanarniafan says:

      TOTALLY agree.!!!

    • Tauriel says:

      Why do you imply that someone can't enjoy both Narnia and Avatar? Do you honestly think that being a fan of one fandom must mean that you dislike all other fandoms? I happened to enjoy Avatar, and I enjoy Narnia and LOTR and Harry Potter as well. This sort or attitude "Narnia is the best, all other franchises suck!" is really childish and ridiculous.

  37. Austra says:

    I certainly hope they do a good job with this one, since it's one of my three favorites!!! Also, I think that "Return to the Magic" and all the rest is kinda cheesy. Just my opinion!!!

  38. Em says:


  39. RockinDMG says:

    I don't think this has been suggested, so…..

    Even though I dig the poster, I think Fox is trying, for whatever reason, to pick up the hype from their Winter release from last year. Of course, I mean Avatar. It took me a while to put two and two together, but marketing teams at 20th Century Fox must love their *extreme close ups of the face of the iconic character.

    If you have no clue as to what I am referring, check this out:

  40. David Eden says:

    Love the 1st poster! Love all the Narnian comments. I'm also hoping for Lewis faithfulness! If they could just lock the screenwriters in a room with nothing but the VotD book & bread & water. And not let them out until they get it, love it & will echo it! Not rewrite it (like PC)!

  41. Elinor Mitchell says:

    Brilliant! I can't wait for the film to come out!

    • Emmy Wye says:

      Ellie! I haven't seen you in ages! Whoa, this is fantastic…and strange that I should see you on this! Where do you live now?

      • Elinor Mitchell says:

        Great to hear from you! Hammersmith, London…I moved from Stonebridge a few months ago. Where are you?

  42. Emmy Wye says:

    New York City, New York!!! Still writing!

  43. LucyTheValiant says:

    BOOO 3D! I hate 3D!!!

    • sachin says:

      Yeah I TOO HATE 3D Because

      1.Tickets Are Expensive
      2.Too Much Strain On Eyes And Pupil(Scientifically Proved)
      3.In 3D Picture Quality Is Dim Compared To 2D (proved)

    • lucyrocks17 says:

      Yes I hate 3D as well!
      I want only 2D

  44. lucyrocks17 says:

    Awesome I love it! =)
    Can't wait for the movie 140 days left people!

  45. TheScribblingScribe says:

    I love the thought that Aslan is always watching over the Dawn Treader… is that what the poster is implying, perhaps?

    I do dislike how '3D' is bolder and bigger than the rest of the text. It doesn't really matter, though.
    Sail on, VDT!

  46. Meg says:

    Oooooooooh….POSTER! Now, if we could only get a trailer!

  47. OMG says:

    That poster gives me goose bumps! I'm am so excited I have been a fan since I was little and my mom introduced me.

  48. just jill says:

    awsome i LOVE the poster NOW you might try getting a trailer out i am going crazy here waiting for one

  49. Aslan's Girl says:

    In Rilian's words, I had my first "real geek moment". lol *SPAZ* Yay!! I do think my favorite part-at first and still-is the ship in the reflection of his eye =) And after my initial freak-out, I've only gotten more excited-I'm very encouraged by the way that they compare Narnia to "magic" and "hope", rather than "epicness", "action", or "cinematic battles"!! It's heartening to see, even in the first advertisements, that-from the looks of it-they seem to be keeping well to the theme of VDT.

  50. terebinthiangirl says:

    This is a very cool poster>>>i love how it is so simple because it is so much more cool just to have a picture of Aslan than a distracting mirage of different characters and places. That's what Narnia is all about, Aslan, right? And Reepicheep is very cute, and actually i don't think he is distracting at all. I am so excited for VDT to come out:: i hope it surpasses everything we have hoped for it to be!!!! and i REALLY hope the CGI affects for Aslan RETURN to how amazing they were in the LWW, NOT how horrible they became in PC.

  51. HAIL ASLAN says:

    its good…………
    and more the ship in the eye of aslan looks awesome

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