April Fools: ‘The Giant Surprise’ Next Narnia Film?

Hope you enjoyed our April Fools jokes this year!

Walt Disney Pictures currently has The Chronicles of Narnia: The Giant Surprise listed for Summer 2013. Monsters, Inc 2 is also listed.

“A Giant Surprise: A Narnia Story” (Amazon listing) was written by Hiawyn Oram in 2005, before the release of the LWW film. Amazon’s synopsis reads:

Based on characters originally featured in C. S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia, The Giant Surprise is a brand new Narnia adventure story about Marshwiggles, giants, and mice for young children. Lally, a small wigglet, and her Uncle Puddleglum undertake a hair-raising rescue of their mice friends, before they become a giant’s supper. This new picture book—and the others in the series—shares the values of C. S. Lewis’s original work and explores a world of courage, kindness, and companionship.

THIS IS NOT CONFIRMED. But it could mean that the rights to Narnia have gone back to Disney. It may be that Disney is planning to release both “A Giant Surprise” and “The Magician’s Nephew,” probably at different times. If true, this may shed new light on Michael Apted’s famous interview, in which he said they were drawing material from “the book C.S. Lewis didn’t write.”

Thanks to ‘Caspian-11th’ for the find!

71 Responses

  1. RideOn says:

    Kinda funny and scary at once…

  2. Puddleglum says:

    Sure. I take a little rest from this site only to find someone fooling about.
    Though I can understand you human folk having your day of frivolity and all, but could anyone really expect to take such a tale seriosly?
    After all, what good Marsh-Wiggle would wear such a silly smirk as that on his face?

  3. Sammie says:

    As an April Fool's joke in 2006, NarniaWeb posted that Susan and Caspian would have a romance in "PC".

  4. APRIL FOOLS!!! Lol nice one. Was this even a book?

  5. Hiking Peter says:

    Fireflower, Ditto.

  6. Hiking Peter says:

    I wouldn't say it's exactly romance. I would call it…..Um, something else.

  7. Hiking Peter says:

    yep. joke.

  8. Not Of This World says:

    I call it: "YICK!", NNNNOOOOOOOOO!", and "ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!?!"

  9. allalea says:

    Haha you guys got me! I was so worried. Still… I despise Disney.

  10. allalea says:

    True. I would call it a very bad misconception about marshwiggles and their habits.

  11. Lady of the Green Kirtle says:

    They changed April Fools Day to the 31st?… Hey that's my birthday! 😀 LOL