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William Moseley on Saying Goodbye to Narnia New

Posted August 16, 2018 4:07 pm by Glumpuddle 2 Comments

While promoting his new film, The Little Mermaid, William Mosley reflected on the role that launched his career: High King Peter in The Chronicles of Narnia movies.

“Narnia has taken a new life now. And when I said goodbye after the second film, I sort of knew that was a change in time. It was a hard transition. I’d love to have it back, but I don’t think it’s on the cards right now.”

High King Peter, as our readers know, appears in The Last Battle and is mentioned in The Horse and His Boy. But, The Silver Chair Director Joe Johnston wants to use a new cast saying “I don’t even want to reference the other films.” Late last year, Johnston also said they hoped to begin filming The Silver Chair in late 2018… but no further details have been announced since.

Will believes the role caused him to be typecast as similar characters throughout his career, but has a positive attitude about it. He has stayed in touch with his follow Pevensie actors: Anna Popplewell, Skandar Keynes, and Georgie Henley.

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Thanks to ‘Bartek’ for the alert.

Here’s an another interview with Will about The Little Mermaid:

Shaw Festival to Stage Another Narnia Play in 2019

Posted August 11, 2018 1:33 pm by daughter of the king 4 Comments

Narnia fans may have more than one opportunity to see original stage versions of The Horse and His Boy in North America next year! The Shaw Festival’s version of The Magician’s Nephew opened to excellent reviews earlier this year, and will continue to stage performances this fall. Building off that success, The Standard reported today that one of the plays in next year’s line up is an original version of The Horse and His Boy adapted by Anna Chatterton and directed by Christine Brubaker. Although performance dates for the individual plays next season have not yet been announced, according to the Shaw Festival’s official website, the 2019 season will run April 6th – December 22nd next year. The Logos Theatre will also be staging a production of The Horse and His Boy in 2019.

Steven Sutcliffe as Uncle Andrew and Travis Seeto as Digory

Tickets are not available to the general public for either production yet, but there are still tickets available for The Magician’s Nephew at shawfest.com.

The 1960s Narnia Movie You (Probably) Haven’t Seen

Posted July 24, 2018 12:27 pm by The Rose-Tree Dryad 83 Comments

The White Witch from the 1967 TV serial.A movie version of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe that’s half a century old?

Long before the BBC serials and the Walden Media trilogy, an adaptation of C.S. Lewis’s classic story aired on British television. Broadcast by ITV in the summer of 1967, the serial ran in ten installments of twenty minute episodes. All of the animals of Narnia, including Aslan, were portrayed by actors in costume.

Out of the ten episodes, only the first and eighth episodes are believed to exist today, and two clips from the eighth episode have surfaced on YouTube. Check them out below:

 

 

What are your thoughts on this glimpse of the first Narnia movie adaptation? How does it compare to later versions? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Thanks to The Lamp-post Listener for this find! Check out their podcast here.

The 8th Narnia Book C. S. Lewis Started Writing | Talking Beasts

Posted June 19, 2018 9:43 am by Glumpuddle 66 Comments

Podcast Discussion

Did you know that C. S. Lewis’ first idea for a follow-up to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe didn’t see the light of day… until after his death?

The so-called “Lefay Fragment” tells the story of a boy who has the ability to talk to trees and animals in our world. Yes, that’s right: Talking trees and animals in our world.

The unfinished manuscript was published in Walter Hooper’s book Past Watchful Dragons: The Narnia Chronicles of C.S. Lewis thirty years later. This is also where the Narnia timeline first appeared.

In this episode, Rilian and Glumpuddle give an overview of the manuscript and discuss your ideas for more Narnia books that were posted in the Talking Beasts Facebook group. Listen and post a comment!

Douglas Gresham Talks to NarniaWeb About The Horse and His Boy | Talking Beasts

Posted May 26, 2018 10:46 am by Glumpuddle 16 Comments

Podcast Discussion

We are in the middle of a chapter-by-chapter commentary on The Horse and His Boy, which is dedicated to C.S. Lewis’ stepsons David and Douglas Gresham. Douglas joined us from his home in Malta to talk about the book, his relationship with the author, and The Logos’s Theatre’s upcoming stage adaptation.. Listen below!

At the end of this episode, Mr. Gresham called on NarniaWebbers to #VOTENarnia in PBS’ upcoming series “The Great American Read.” Let’s answer the call! You can vote once per day as many times as you would like.

Georgie Henley, Ben Barnes, and William Moseley on Prince Caspian 10th Anniversary

Posted May 19, 2018 2:23 pm by The Rose-Tree Dryad 9 Comments

The cast of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian recently shared some thoughts on Twitter to commemorate the film’s tenth anniversary. William Moseley (Peter), Georgie Henley (Lucy), and Ben Barnes (Caspian) reflect on their experiences with the film ten years later, with fun tweets about the classic Prince Caspian pose and less-than-perfect action figures as well.

Did you miss our Prince Caspian 10th Anniversary Watch Party? Check out the replay.

Original Narnia Screenwriters Have Warning for “The Silver Chair”

Posted April 24, 2018 1:14 pm by daughter of the king 71 Comments

According to a recent interview with IndieWire the writers of the first three Chronicles of Narnia movies, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, like the idea of The Silver Chair movie, but not the idea of turning it into another franchise.

“They’re gonna be in trouble if they, like other people, have felt like, ‘We can turn this into a great big fantasy franchise,’ because the books are all different, and not each one is gonna give you that same movie,” Markus said.

Markus does have ideas for how to adapt the remaining books in the series though.

“You can make a thoughtful movie from each one and it would be great if the people were prepared to do that.”

Markus and McFeely wrote the script for Joe Johnston’s Captain America: The First Avenger. Their next movie, Avengers: Infinity War, hits theaters April 27.

David Magee is currently the only screenwriter on The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair. (Exclusive interview)

Thanks to Bartek for alerting us!

Is This the Most Underrated Scene in The Chronicles of Narnia? | Talking Beasts

Posted April 24, 2018 11:40 am by Glumpuddle 34 Comments

The Horse and His Boy Book Commentary, Part 5
Podcast Discussion

An impossibly proud Tisroc, a reckless sexually frustrated prince, and a sycophant vizer with his face to the floor. After reading The Horse and His Boy so many times, how am I just now appreciating what a gem this scene is?

Could I be the only NarniaWebber that somehow overlooked this amazing dialogue until recently? Listen to my discussion with Rilian and then post a comment!

Oh, and in case you haven’t read it, here is C.S. Lewis’s excellent essay “On Three Ways of Writing for Children” that we mention in this episode. It’s a great read if you love Narnia. And here‘s a podcast discussion about the essay on EssentialCSLewis.com.

– Glumpuddle

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Lasaraleen’s Life – “What More Do You Want?” | Talking Beasts

Posted April 10, 2018 5:12 am by Glumpuddle 17 Comments

The Horse and His Boy Book Commentary, Part 4
Podcast Discussion

Lasaraleen Tarkheena is a minor character, but a podcast discussion devoted to her somehow feels long overdue. Is it possible there really is more to life than clothes, parties, and gossip? Let’s talk…

Because we recorded this immediately after the previous episode, we do not respond to comments here. But we will next time, so please keep them coming!

– Glumpuddle

Think you can stump a NarniaWebber? Send trivia questions to podcast[at]narniaweb.com with “Stump” as the subject.

Voices of NarniaWeb: Send your 1-3 minute audio file to podcast[at]narniaweb.com with “Voice” as the subject. For best quality, hold the microphone within a few inches of your mouth. Suggested talking points:

  • Begin with your name/alias and location (country or state will suffice)
  • How you discovered Narnia, first impressions
  • Favorite book, character, scene
  • Anything else you’d like to say about Narnia, what it means to you, your reactions to the movies, etc.

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New Blu-ray/DVD Release of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Posted April 5, 2018 7:17 pm by The Rose-Tree Dryad 19 Comments

There is now a new edition of the third installment to the Narnia franchise. The release follows Disney’s pending acquisition of 21st Century Fox, a merger which includes the distribution rights to The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. This latest addition to the Narnian film library is available on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital, and has minimalist cover art showcasing Aslan against a bright blue backdrop:

Thanks to ‘Sirius3171’ for the alert!

 

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