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News for Jun. 14, 2005

Narnia Cast Member Kiran Shah Chats On TheOneRing.net This Weekend

6/14/05, 8:18 pm EST - Demosthenes

TheOneLion's sister-site TheOneRing.net is hosting a live Q&A chat this weekend [Saturday June 18, 5.30pm EDT (US East Coast)] with Kiran Shah - who plays the White Witch's evil offsider, Ginarrbrik, in the adaptation of CS Lewis's The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

In Lord Of The Rings, Kiran doubled as - and did stunts for - all four of the main hobbits at one time or another. He worked most closely with Elijah Wood, doubling for Frodo. [More]

NZ Company To Offer 'Narnia' Tours

6/14/05, 9:58 am EST - Demosthenes

Celebriel forwards a New Zealand newspaper account noting that a Wanaka Sightseeing, a NZ-based tour company which currently offers file Lord of the Rings tours has gained exclusive access to land used in the filming of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. No firm date for when tours will start, but it will be after the film opens. [More]

News for Jun. 01, 2005

First Look at Father Christmas and Mr. Tumnus

6/01/05, 7:51 pm EST - Xoanon

First Look at Father Christmas and Mr. Tumnus Narnia-chroniken.de has the first look at Father Christmas and Mr. Tumnus. The photos were scanned from a promotional flyer. [More] [Photos]

News for May 31, 2005

$300,000 grant animates Weta

5/31/05, 10:18 pm EST - Xoanon

Special effects company Weta Workshop has been granted $300,000 of government money to turn the technology that brought The Lord of the Rings character Gollum to life into a home-grown animation industry. The "motion capture" technology used in the films can deliver high-quality animation for TV at a cheaper price than previously possible. The Foundation for Research, Science and Technology gave Weta the grant through its technology for business scheme. [More]

News for May 29, 2005

Happy Birthday Rupert Everett!

5/29/05, 10:05 am EST - Xoanon

Today is Rupert Everett's birthday! Rupert was born on May 29th, 1959 in Norfolk, England. That makes him 46 years old today! Happy Birthday Rupert!

News for May 28, 2005

WETA Seeks Digital Artists

5/28/05, 10:41 am EST - Xoanon

Weta Workshop/Digital (the production company that created the visual effects for the Lord of the Rings trilogy) is seeking Digital Artists to work on upcoming feature films, including King Kong which is current in post production. Weta Digital seeks Keyframe Animators, Motion Editors, Modelers, Shader Writers, Matte Painters, Character TDs, 3D Texture Painters, Compositors, 2D Paint Artists and VFX Production Coordinators. [More]

News for May 24, 2005

Narnia Production Gear To Be Auctioned

5/24/05, 6:12 pm EST - Xoanon

Want to get your hands on the some of the production gear used in the filming of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe? There will be a public auction at the Hobsonville Airbase in New Zealand on Thursday. [More]

Happy Birthday Jim Broadbent!

5/24/05, 9:34 am EST - Xoanon

Today is Jim Broadbent's birthday! Jim was born on May 24th, 1949 in Lincolnshire, England. That makes him 56 years old today! Happy Birthday Jim!

News for May 23, 2005

Closer Look at LWW Game at E3

5/23/05, 6:50 pm EST - Xoanon

From gamespot.com: We got a look at the game version of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe at Buena Vista Games' E3 display. The game is naturally based on the upcoming winter film of the same name, which is itself based on the first of C. S. Lewis' classic septology of children's books. Much like EA's Lord of the Rings games, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe will allow you to play through the events of the film with multiple playable characters in one- or two-player modes, and each of the story's diminutive heroes will feature their own special powers and abilities. [More]

Disney turns up the magic

5/23/05, 6:44 pm EST - Xoanon

The empire built by a mouse turns to 'The Chronicles of Narnia' in a bid to reclaim some blockbuster box office. 05/23/2005The majestic lion doesn't pal around with wacky sidekicks. The haughty White Witch doesn't cast a spell on a princess. And the stately wardrobe, with a secret passageway that leads into an enchanted kingdom, doesn't break into a jaunty chorus of "Be Our Guest." The first trailer for "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" is being shown at all "Star Wars: Episode III" movies. [More]

Disney, EMI Plan Multiple 'Narnia' Soundtracks

5/23/05, 6:42 pm EST - Xoanon

Walt Disney Studios/Walden Media and EMI Music are teaming to create two soundtracks for "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe." To be released separately in the fall, one set will feature pop and rock artists performing music inspired by the live-action adaptation of the C.S. Lewis classic, while the second will be an inspirational set comprising works by Christian acts. [More]

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