Behind-the-Scenes Video: Lots of New Footage!

A new behind-the-scenes look at The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, titled “The Epic Continues,” is online at the Switzerland Facebook page. It includes interviews with the cast and crew (including a brief appearance by Andrew Adamson) and lots of new footage!

You can watch it here or on YouTube:

This is the first behind-the-scenes video Fox has released. Disney released six or seven leading up to the release of “Wardrobe,” and a few for “Caspian” as well.

Screen captures are coming soon…Happy Thanksgiving!

UPDATE: Check out our screen captures below…

110 Responses

  1. Narnia_Maniac says:

    THis is just… overwhelming! 😀

  2. Louloudi the Centaur says:

    Cool! I think the girls will be awesome in the movie, jojining the big strong men in fighting for Narnia.

  3. McGunn says:

    I know, I just saw it on Narniafans. It's somewhat funny to hear Will's voice before it broke, but I'm glad they managed to complete the film before it happened…

  4. Daniel James says:

    I uploaded it to Youtube at , and I have screenshots at

  5. glumPuddle says:

    Nice surprise to see Adamson pop up.

  6. Not Of This World says:

    Now that was cool. I can't wait for Dec 10! Happy Turky Day everybody!

  7. Daniel James says:

    I uploaded it to Youtube at , and I have screenshots at

    • Mayor Wilkins says:

      Thanks for the screen shots. 😉
      I like your comments on some of the others too.
      By the way, this is slightly unrelated, but yes, I agree. The Sea Serpent seems to have some cobra-like qualities. Especially in the shot when it lunges at Edmund. It seems to have a cobra's hood with some kind of fish teeth on the ends or something…

      Great video.
      Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! 😀

      • Daniel James says:

        I agree! It's pretty awesome, whatever it's supposed to be. You can see some old concept art for it at (skip to 3:46 if you want).

      • Mayor Wilkins says:

        Cool concept art! 😉

        I am so excited for this movie!
        One thing that confuses me though…..If the Dark Island's Green Mist makes your darkest dreams come true, then how come the White Witch appears to be some kind of spirit only, while the Sea Serpent is a physical monster that attacks the ship? Is it because she already died? Because, to me, it would make more sense if she was made real like the serpent is made real. I guess I'm over-analyzing this.

        That was off topic–again–sorry.

      • Daniel James says:

        True…I hadn't thought about that. Maybe the Sea Serpent really is real, and not just a dream…I don't know. Good point there! But hey, there's only like 13 days left till we find out. =D

  8. Daniel James says:

    Correction: This is actually from Switzerland's VDT facebook page, not Germany's.

  9. glumPuddle says:

    I want that model of the Dawn Treader behind Apted.

  10. LL says:

    I never thought they'd keep releasing this much stuff!!!

  11. glumPuddle says:

    They say they want to return to the magic of LWW like three times, haha.

    • EnnaGirl says:

      hmmmm…. I wonder if they are trying to make a point… I wonder. LOL

    • Nathan says:

      yea, they really don't have to emphasize return to the magic of the first film. Prince Caspian really did have some good qualities to it with how grounded it was. What they really need to focus on is not returning to the magic of the first movie, but rather returning to the story that's found in the book. The problem with Prince Caspian was not that it wasn't magical enough. The problem was that it wasn't faithful to the book.

      • Well said, Nathan. It strikes me that they just don't get it. They seem to think that because the first film made more money, it must, therefore, have been a better movie, and in puzzling out how, conclude that it's because it was more magical! So let's use that as a buzz-word and maybe we'll get back those fans we lost with the 2nd film.

        That's backwards thinking on so many levels. TLTWATW made more money for a number of reasons:

        1. It's an extremely well-known and popular book.
        2. It was a new, big-budget adaptation of a story that hasn't seen an adaptation since the BBC and animated versions.
        3. In the wake of LOTR and Harry Potter, fantasy films are "in."
        4. It was a "family" movie. Bring all the kids.

        There are lesser reasons, like the appeal to the "Christian" community, but that's neither here nor there, as that same target audience clearly weren't enough to boost the numbers for the 2nd film.

        The question that all these people who get paid big bucks can't figure out is why the second film didn't generate the same amount of money for the studio. So, like little children, they conclude that it must have been a worse film (which is ridiculous since the problem wasn't bad reviews, but rather half the audience NOT showing up for the film). Thus, they ignore several key facts:

        1. Sequels commonly don't make as much as their predecessors. The Empire Strikes Back, well regarded as the best film of the series, made less than both its predecessor and successor (which is an infinitely inferior film).
        2. Many of those who went to see TLTWATW were NOT happy with the adaptation, finding it bland, uninspired and cheesy. A lot of teens and adults felt it was too much of a kids film, and had none of the real "magic" that a great film should have. Thus, they didn't return for the sequel.
        3. The film was released against several highly anticipated films, with poor marketing.

        True, some of the book purists had a hard time with some changes. However, that can't be a large factor since LOTR book purists were very vocally unhappy about the changes made to TTT, and that film did great box-office. Why? Because the first one was so highly regarded by audiences (book fans and non-readers) that there was tremendous buzz for the franchise, which grew and grew.

        Ultimately, TLTWATW failed to generate that beyond ticket sales for the first film.

        Hopefully, this new one will reenergize the series for future installments, but silly marketing words like "more magical" is not the key to that.

  12. Starlily says:

    The new footage looks good! Very exciting! Some people will disagree, but I like the Minotaur getting more lines and being a bigger part of the film (I know, blasphemy–sorry). It was funny when Adamson showed up and I was like, "Whoa, it's him! I haven't seen him in ages!" It's nice that he's still involved.

    I wonder how much behind-the-scenes stuff will be on the DVD? I hope it's more than this. 🙂

    • Starlily says:

      Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving! 😀 I just love this day!!!

    • Samuel the Magnificent says:

      I like the addition of the Minotaur too. That's one thing I was always disappointed about in VotDT. There were no fauns or minotaurs. I'm glad they added them. It makes it feel like a Narnia movie. I know this is probably considered blasphemy too, but I'm liking the addition of a villain in this story. I'm sorry, but a good story always has a protagonist and an antagonist (good guy and bad guy).

      And I think the reason that they are sort of laying the foundations for Silver Chair is so that narnia newbies won't get the feeling in silver chair of another random villain.

  13. WarriorOfNarnia says:

    I just, just heard on the radio, a commercial for the Dawn Treader!!!! I heard Caspian, Lucy, and ASLAN!!! And a overheard speaker of course! The music was AWESOME!!

  14. Mina says:

    Did Caspian Aladdin-style jump out of a window? Well I'm glad they're trying to capture the "magic" of LWW. I like the video, and the random bit with Adamson.

  15. NarniaForever says:

    sigh, i was hoping Skandar would say something, oh well.

  16. Alambil and Tarvis says:

    I LOVE Michael Apted's last quote at the end 😀

  17. Hwin says:

    I'm sure we have seen most of the movie already…. haha, just kidding!!! 🙂 This is awesome!!!

  18. Queen Elizabeth says:

    No Skandar interview? Hmmmm… Yea this was cool. I love how Will looks outside of the movie, much more grown up 🙂

  19. aslan4ever says:

    great … georgie is beautiful … so great 🙂

  20. Mr. Anderson says:

    "It's almost a sort of like fantastical land."
    No, Will, it IS a fantastical land, that's why it's called fantasy. 😛

    Awesome clips, though…I can't wait to see this movie.

  21. De_De says:

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!! I CAN'T wait!!!!!!!!! Oh 9th of December come sooner!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Scarlet13 says:

    Thats really cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Mina says:

    Slightly not related: has been updated. It starts out with the new trailer, Ramandu's Island game works, and they've posted "new" pictures on the site. (And they've updated the trailers page.)

  24. freya says:

    Hardly any Skandar, as usual. What are they doing? Saving him for last or something? At least there was some Ben, and Adam and his hat, hope it's a new hat 😉

  25. Rhys says:

    Michael Apted: "so guys, let's see how many times we can say magical!

    I bet somebody said that. xD

    • Secrets of Excalibur says:

      Yeah, they say "magical" 5 times in the first half minute!

    • Starlily says:

      I noticed that. If they devote one more video or interview to describing all the "magic" in Narnia, I'm going to be thoroughly sick of it. Magic isn't the only thing that defines Narnia, people!

  26. NarnianAllTheWay says:

    Awwhh I was hoping for some Skandar! He's my favorite! Ah well, maybe we'll see an interview with him soon. We haven't seen any yet, & I don't know why… Any ideas?

  27. Narnian Rose:) says:

    Whoa. Was that the White Witch hovering over Caspian?

  28. Louloudi the Centaur says:

    Now that I have watched this throughout the day, I now wonder who voices Tavros the Minotaur. To me, he sounds a little like Ian McKellen for some reason. Any suggestions? Internet Movie Database lists Shane Rangi plays him, but that is for the costume.

  29. Griffle says:

    Fox: I want that scale replica of the Dawn Treader behind Michael Apted in the clip! If I can't have it, please let there be an officially released replica that I can buy!

  30. Pepper Darcy says:

    Oh, did I *love* the shot of Lucy shouting 'For Narnia!' I'm so glad she's more involved. I always felt like they cheated on her time or stuff that she could help 'back up' in PC. But you have to admit, Lucy's the heartbeat of the stories: she's the one who discovered Narnia (though Aslan certainly ordained it that way) But she is the heartbeat in a way, and she's a main character, so I thought that was a good thing to see… her supporting a shout: 'for Narnia!' 😀

    • Pepper Darcy says:

      uh, is this working? I thought I changed my gravatar… opps!

    • Samuel the Magnificent says:

      I love that too! I hated that Lucy was basicly a minor character in PC.

      • Mina says:

        I was actually okay with it because it was *supposedly* Susan's and Peter's last visit to Narnia, therefore I was find with the focus on them. Also, because this movie focuses more on Lucy, Edmund, and Eustace, so again that part didn't bug me.

    • Starlily says:

      Yeah, Lucy was in the background for most of PC, and the way Nikabrik kicked her around during the White Witch scene was awful. 🙁 I'm glad she'll be able to make up for it in VDT, and get in on the action. 😉 After, all, she's Queen Lucy the Valiant!

  31. Awel Prince says:

    hey, hey, hey!! I really am excited about that shot of Caspain jumping out a window. At least, I think it was C. It was his baggy shirt that makes him look really fat in one shot b/c of the wind. LOL! But the shots look amazing!! Go Apted! Go Narnia!! 😀

    • Mina says:

      Oh my goodness, you're right poor Ben does look a little chubby. And based on the hair I do believe Ben jumped (or possibly fell) through the window.

  32. Eliseo says:

    This is the first trailer (or preview video) I have seen where the narrator doesn't actually say "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" when the Narnia logo is shown at the end. I kind of like that, even though its such a small detail..since the LWW & PC trailers didnt have that

  33. Mina says:

    If you guys notice Susan's Horn is gone from it's alcove…(check behind Will.)

  34. kingofthewood says:

    Look at 1:15 lol!!! and everyone thought the minatour was CG in the early trailers….lol He's practical from head to toe hahaha!!!! too funny

  35. jag says:

    Im getting so excited for this movie!!! only 5.5 more days for me!!! COMON,,, Loved that model of the dawn treader at 1:05mins I hope something like that becomes available to buy!

  36. Neverland Child says:

    I love watching this stuff!!!!! Every time I watch the trailer, it gives me insperation for the book serise I'm writing!!!!!

    • Queen Elizabeth says:

      Same here. My newest novel takes place during the renaissance, with kings and queens like in Narnia. And the books really help with ideas. Although my book isn't a fantasy.

  37. Fire vein says:

    CRAZY AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  38. Dreamermiss says:

    Love the video! I just wish they showed more of eustace, I haven't seen anything that shows whether poultur (sp?) can carry the role or not, and eustace is one of my most favorite characters in the entire series. are they keeping tight lipped about him for a surprise, or is his role in the movie downplayed next to Edmund and Lucy?

    • Starlily says:

      Haven't you seen any of the clips with Eustace in them? There were some a month or two ago, but I don't know if you can watch them now. According to people who've seen the film, he does an incredible job, and is very annoying–as he should be. 😉 And he seems to make a good transformation into a nice person as well. But of course you'll have to decide for yourself.

      Only what–13 days left? Yay! 🙂

  39. that was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 13 DAYS LEFT?!

  40. oh my word! so so so epic!

  41. WarriorOfNarnia says:

    OH YEAH!!

  42. narnian resident says:

    wow! i love the new shots, they look fantastic! but boy, Skandar sure doesnt say much, does he? anyway, i love this, and super excited.

  43. I'm using my new windows phone, but I'm not sure if I can watch the video…. Anyway, I'm glad I can get to this site quicker now. 😀

  44. The narniad says:

    I wish Skandar was in it more, but I think he's bust with school right now- I think he's in Cambridge University or something at the moment.
    I hope we get to see more of him soon!
    This looks INCREDIBLE, doesn't it?! I loved the music- isn't it from the game on the old Narnia website, Prince Caspian pinball? Because I know I've heard it somewhere.
    I can't wait for this film! December the tenth can't come quickly enough!

  45. GlimGlum says:

    Plenty of new footage Dec. 10th. 😀 Sail on VDT!

  46. Narnian Meerkat says:

    Cool. 🙂

  47. This is off topic, but in case you didn't know Narniaweb, there is an Urdu/Hindi version of Sreeram Chandra's "Rehnuma" online.
    It's not an official video, but it IS the song. Finally in my language!

  48. Queen Elizabeth says:

    I love Lucy's shout. "FOR NARNIA!!!"

  49. Dang we've seen so many scenes I could make the movie out of all of them.

  50. riya says:

    its so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  51. Queen Elizabeth says:

    I love how we see all these clips from the movie and are all into it. And then you see Skandar talking to one of the directors and you see cameras and it's just like: Wow, you had to ruin the magic lol 🙂

  52. Kale&Bardon (aka murtaghluv) says:

    Andrew adamson was in it. happy to see that. he did a great job directing the other two

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