Podcast #100: Ten Years of Narnia Movie Madness

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It is our 100th podcast episode! Rilian, GymFan, and Glumpuddle reflect on the ups and downs of anticipating the first three Narnia films, emphasizing the early days of NarniaWeb (founded in late 2003). Do you have any memories to share? Post a comment below!

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20 Responses

  1. narnia fan 7 says:

    Wow! words can't express how much I enjoyed listening to this podcast and hearing all of you guys memories I was only 9 when LWW was released and I did not read the books in till after I sew the movie I did not know about all stuff that happened before LWW came out I did not find Narniaweb in till after PC came out I found out about it from watching Glumpuddle youtube videos.

    VDT was my first time anticipating a movie from start to finish and although the film was a big disappointment it was one of the best times in my life getting on narniaweb every day checking and discussing the latest news I look forward to anticipating Silver Chair here's to another 100 podcasts Further up! and Further in!

  2. DamselJillPole says:

    To be honest I didn't know about Narnia being made into a film until 2005 because I had no internet access whatsoever and I've been a fan for a very long time so when I found out watching the Disney Channel and saw an advertisment for it, it was one of the happiest moments for me and I reread the books wondering on if the others were going to be made. It was a very happy time.

  3. Roger says:

    When the first Narnia film came out in 2005, I had never heard of Narnia. I did not do fantasy. Something about the teaser really caught my eye, and I had to see that movie. That lead to me becoming a diehard Narnia fan. I have read the books many times since.

    What I noticed about the LWW film is that Andrew Adamson has a problem with geography. In the river crossing scene Peter, Susan and Lucy cross the river from east to west, and in the coronation scene the sun sets in the east. These have always really bothered me. I can overlook most of the other problems. I hope that future directors and production designers look at a map of Narnia. PC made too big of a deal of the battle. VDT was not a Narnia film; they changed way too much. I hated the green mist.

  4. Eustace says:

    I remember first reading about the movies being made in late 2005, and I believe LWW was the first movie I saw in theaters.

  5. Reepicheep775 says:

    So many memories… 🙂

  6. Thunder-Fist says:

    This really brings back all those old times of reading the latest news. Can't wait for The Silver Chair news to pick up

  7. Pattertwigs Pal says:

    I really enjoy listening to the podcasts. I can't remember if I listened to some podcasts before joining the forum or if the forum came first. It might have been podcasts. I remember listening to one about whether VDT would be made. I think the biggest shock for me in joining the forum/listening to the podcasts was how many people did not like the BBC chronicles.

    It was nice hearing about the early days of the podcasts/forum although it makes me a bit sad I missed them. And I feel like such a bad fan. I only saw LWW and PC once in theaters and VDT twice. 😛

  8. GemtheGiant says:

    Not stepping on anyone's toes here; but what Fox did to DT is as to the 2000 Star Wars. it was that bad.

  9. Luis Curiel says:

    I wish I could understand the audio but my english isn't good.

  10. Fireflower says:

    All the memories… I can't wait for all the SC news to start coming out! Here's to another ten years of Narnia movies! 🙂

  11. Aslan's #1 Fan says:

    This reminds me of all the sleepless nights I had waiting for PC and VDT to come out. I remember seeing Narnia everywhere in my mind. It was close to heaven.
    I'm so glad we're getting back to those times.

  12. Impending Doom says:

    It's too bad I hadn't been around for these events. It seems like a great time, glad to be apart of the Narniaweb community for this go around!

  13. Emily says:

    I cried while listening to this. My years being obsessed with Narnia were fantastic. Being 13-16 was kinda rough, but Narnia was a very positive and influential part of my life. So much fun. 🙂

  14. Movie Aristotle says:

    Great podcast, but why was VDT skipped over? Only a minute was spent discussing the most controversial and roller-coasterish Narnia movie yet.

    Although VDT is my least favorite adaptation, the movie still has a soft spot in my heart since it was the one that I got to follow with my friends here at NarniaWeb. It was so good to not only discuss drastic changes, like the restructuring, the new plot, the battle of Narrowhaven, the re-return of the White Witch, the appearance of Peter and Susan, the dragon-serpent battle, and of course, the Green Mist, but it was also great to take the opportunity to dig into the source material and find out what the story of the Dawn Treader is really about.

  15. glumPuddle says:

    We just wanted to focus on the early days of NarniaWeb (which began with LWW) and the podcast (which began with PC).

  16. Joshua McElwee says:

    Has there been anymore news about the new Silver Chair movie? I am super excited to see what comes of it!

  17. glumPuddle says:

    No news since Davis Magee was announced as the screenwriter. Looking forward to geeking out on the podcast for the next few years! What will be the issues this time around, I wonder?

  18. radagast(more ridiculous that you give me credit for!) says:

    Love the Narnia series (books and first two movies). Your experience of the first Narnia movie reminds me about the first hints of the Hobbit film (I was to young to have known about Narnia before it came out. Only 6!)

  19. The Scribbler says:

    Oh, and lets not forget all the podcast moments… I can't tell you how much my siblings and I quote them to each other… "Noooo!!! Don't ruin it for me! I'm watching it this weekend!!!" =P And then theres all the arguments between the council members, all in fun of course! And I actually read the Space Trilogy specifically because Dr. Elwin Ransom was on the podcast, and I had to read the story from whence he got his name… of course I was not sorry and those are now some of my favorite books. So dear NarniaWeb Council, thanks for always making NarniaWeb so fun and familial! I LOVE coming back on here when I have the time. Keep it up (or further up and further in)

  20. Jewel says:

    I've only been on since April 2013, but I'm shore it's one of my favorite places. I've met many people. Narnia web is a great place. Yes I have many good memories from it.