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News for Feb. 24, 2005

NZ Film Industry Celebrates Oscars in Hollywood

2/24/05, 1:08 pm EST - leo

This Friday sees the fourth annual Celebration of New Zealand Filmmaking and Creative Talent dinner at The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles. The night will feature a fantastical theme from NZ's current fantasy production, "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe." [More]

News for Feb. 23, 2005

JoBlo talks to Dean Wright

2/23/05, 1:42 pm EST - leo

JoBlo.com released a new interview with some of the people involved with the movie. This time visual effects-guru Dean Wright (of Lord of the Rings-fame) talks about the difficulties of bringing a half man/half animal to the screen and in which ways CGI will be used for the film. Read all about it here!

Evanescence's Amy Lee to do Titlesong?

2/23/05, 1:39 pm EST - leo

MyLastBreath.co.uk features a snippet from an interview with Evanescence-singer Amy Lee about her possible involvement with the movie: "Its not a whole score, but I'm doing a song for a film of CS Lewis' 'The Chronicles of Narnia'. It's great because it's going to be really creepy, which was basically my only requirement. They want me to do the one theme song that comes on at the title credits and maybe incorporate that in the score, with me doing all this vocal-ambient stuff."

News for Feb. 22, 2005

New Narnia-feature online!

2/22/05, 2:33 pm EST - leo

Take another look 'Behind the Magic of Narnia'! This time video features interviews with director Andrew Adamson and soundbites from producer Mark Johnson, Richard Taylor (of WETA fame) and makeup-guru Howard Berger. Add to that footage from various sets like The Witch's castle and courtyard and Lantarn waste and you have three minutes of highly spoileriffic material that you don't want to miss! [Quicktime High - Quicktime Low][Windows Media High - Windows Media Low]

Don't want to download? Fear not, the folks over at Narniafilms.nl have put together a small scrapbook with screenshots here. Another frame-by-frame of the clip can be found over at NarniaWeb!

NY ToyFair: Hasbro provides sneak peek at Narnia-actionfigures!

2/22/05, 2:22 pm EST - leo

Today Figures.com provided us with the first look at some of the actionfigures that Hasbro will be releasing prior to the movie. Take a look at pictures from a Centaur and a Minotaur! [More]

Hasbro's other plans that have been announced so far include puzzles and boardgames. Read all about it over at NarniaFans!

News for Feb. 21, 2005

Dark Horse Nabs Narnia

2/21/05, 4:57 pm EST - Xoanon

From Figures.com: Revealing news at Toy Fair was the announcement that Dark Horse had signed on as the exclusive distributor of upcoming product from WETA Collectibles. Collectibles will include high-end resin pieces and prints for two major 2005 motion pictures: "The Chronicles of Narnia" and "Kong: The 8th Wonder of the World;" the official title for Peter Jackson's remake of the 1933 classic "King Kong". [Dark Horse]

News for Feb. 20, 2005

Disney's Next Hero: A Lion King of Kings

2/20/05, 11:33 am EST - Xoanon

DAVID KEHR writes: As the residents of Narnia like to whisper, "Aslan is on the move." And so he is. But for the moment, Walt Disney Pictures has him on a very short leash. Aslan, a talking lion with mystical powers, is the central figure in "The Chronicles of Narnia," the much-beloved seven-volume series of fantasy novels written by the British academic C. S. Lewis in the 1950's. By the year's end, if Disney marketers have their way, he will have joined Mickey Mouse, Pinocchio and Buzz Lightyear in a long line of characters that have periodically provided the Burbank giant with entertainment's most valuable asset, a new fantasy to trade on. [More]

News for Feb. 19, 2005

Happy Birthday Ray Winstone!

2/19/05, 11:18 am EST - Xoanon

Today is Ray Winstone's (Mr. Beaver Voice) birthday! Ray was born on February 19th 1957 in Hackney, England. That makes him 48 today, Happy Birthday Ray!

'Past Watchful Dragons' Update

2/19/05, 10:43 am EST - Xoanon

Amy H. Sturgis, Conference Director for 'Past Watchful Dragons' writes: Just a quick update re: the "'Past Watchful Dragons': Fantasy and Faith in the World of C.S. Lewis" conference on November 3-5, 2005, at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. Just added to the list of events is the Nashville Symphony's performance of Howard Shore's The Lord of the Rings Symphony. [More]

News for Feb. 18, 2005

Swinton's 'Constantine' Out Today

2/18/05, 1:34 pm EST - Xoanon

Tilda Swinton's latest film 'Constantine' is out today. The film centers around the supernatural and the eternal battle between Heaven and Hell. Swinton plays Gabriel. [Showtimes USA] [Showtimes CAN]

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