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News for May 22, 2005

Tales of Narnia alive in Belfast

5/22/05, 11:53 am EST - Xoanon

The colourful characters and stories from the Tales of Narnia have been brought to life in this year's Belfast Lord Mayor's show. The magical story by one of the city's most famous sons - CS Lewis - was the theme of Saturday's event. More than 1,000 participants were expected to dress in costumes associated with Narnia. [More]

News for May 19, 2005

Narnia pics at the E3 Expo!

5/19/05, 12:43 pm EST - Xoanon

Charles writes: I have a bunch of pics up of the Narnia display at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles which included actual film props, prosthetics and maquettes. [More]

News for May 18, 2005

Fresh-faced Tilda bucks the trend at Cannes

5/18/05, 6:35 pm EST - Xoanon

While most Hollywood actresses are wearing the most glamorous shades from their cosmetic cases for the Cannes Film Festival red carpet, there's one star who is swimming against the tide when it comes to making up her famous face. [More]

Narnia Marketing Partners

5/18/05, 6:30 pm EST - Xoanon

The end of this year will see a complete Narnia marketing blitz. NarniaWeb has received the official Disney Consumer Products licensee list and it seems clear that there wonít be an area of our lives not touched by the Narnia marketing machine. Whether itís toothbrushes, Kleenex, beach towels, rugs, cake decorations, mousepads, checks, footwear or watches, youíll be able to get your Narnia-themed products this year. [More]

News for May 17, 2005

Tilda Swinton at Cannes

5/17/05, 7:55 pm EST - Xoanon

Swinton at Cannes 2005 Tilda Swinton (The White Witch) is currently at the Cannes film festival promoting her latest film 'Broken Flowers' directed by American director Jim Jarmusch. Take a look! [More]

News for May 15, 2005

The Chronicles of Narnia Ė Coming near ya

5/15/05, 9:40 am EST - Xoanon

Two years in the planning and nearly 18 months in production, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a film surrounded by dizzying facts and figures long before its scheduled release this December. Whether itís the 1,350 weapons created; the 2,000 plus children auditioned for the four key roles; or the more than 1,000 computer-generated images required to produce the minotaurs, centaurs, cyclops, and other unusual animals that inhabit the world of Narnia, everything about the film is big and ambitious. [More]

Weta's cash to the rescue

5/15/05, 9:35 am EST - Xoanon

Weta Workshop is helping its less glamorous namesake, one of New Zealand's biggest and ugliest insects. The Wellington special effects company responsible for the props and make-up in Peter Jackson's award-winning Lord of the Rings films is sponsoring research into Mahoenui giant weta in the central Waikato. The research, comprising hours of night surveys in the Warrenheip reserve, aims to determine whether efforts to save the threatened species are working. [More]

News for May 14, 2005

Swinton: Absolutely bewitching

5/14/05, 10:32 am EST - Xoanon

Tilda Swinton, best known as an indie film actress, talks about her experience playing the wicked White Witch in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. British actress Tilda Swinton is an angular, ethereal beauty so far best known as a presiding muse to independent filmmakers the world over. Early in her career, she worked consistently with the late Derek Jarman, beginning with his acclaimed Caravaggio, and has since gone on to appear in such well-regarded films as Orlando, The War Zone, The Deep End and Young Adam. [More]

News for May 10, 2005

Disney banks on $100m film of Narnia

5/10/05, 7:21 pm EST - Xoanon

Studio that passed on LOTR trilogy spends $100-million on C.S. Lewis classic. The Disney studio is spending $100 million on C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in hopes that the answer is a resounding yes. [More]

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