Storyboards from Abandoned Magician’s Nephew Movie
Thanks to The Lion’s Call, a lost chapter of Narnia cinematic history has come to light. Watch their video of The Magician’s Nephew storyboards that recently resurfaced.
Many Narnia enthusiasts are familiar with the 1979 animated adaptation of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, but did you know that an animated The Magician’s Nephew movie was once planned in the early 1980s? Until an unexpected eBay listing showed up in August of last year, this would-be prequel was almost entirely unknown to fans of the Chronicles.
Aside from a 1982 article by The Episcopal News Service, there’s very little information online about this abandoned adaptation of Digory and Polly’s adventures, but we now know that the screenplay was written by Douglas Lloyd McIntosh and that part of the movie was storyboarded. Thanks to the owner of The Lion’s Call, curious fans can now take a look at this piece of Narnia film history and ponder what might have been.
Do you wish this version of The Magician’s Nephew had been made? What about the possibility of animated Narnia movies on Netflix? Post your thoughts in the comments below.