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News for Sep. 20, 2005

Master Replicas' Narnia Products

9/20/05, 10:04 pm EST - Xoanon

The folks from Master Replicas send along these images and info on some new Narnia goodies coming our way! Peter's Christmas Gifts,
Susan's Christmas Gifts, Lucy's Christmas Gifts, Peter's Sword Letter Opener, White Witch’s Wand & Peter's Sword!

News for Sep. 14, 2005

Ground Force Network Heralds Release of Major Motion Picture -- The Chronicles of Narnia

9/14/05, 8:48 pm EST - Xoanon

(PRWEB) September 14, 2005 -- The Ground Force Network, a viral marketing company for faith-based products, music releases, films and events, has just embarked on one of their largest projects to date. Motive Entertainment, the Los Angeles marketing company that was in charge of the marketing for Mel Gibson's film "The Passion of the Christ," has made Ground Force a part of the official marketing team to promote the December 9th nationwide film release adaptation of C.S. Lewis' "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe." Ground Force will use their expertise in word-of-mouth marketing in the faith-based/family-friendly market to recruit, organize, and engage city leaders, street teams, and colleges and family ministries to promote the film on the ground level. [More]

News for Sep. 13, 2005

Pre-Order Ringers: Lord of the Fans!

9/13/05, 8:18 pm EST - Xoanon

CULVER CITY, Calif. (September 12, 2005) – This November 22, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) invites you to return to the Shire with the release of the feature-length documentary RINGERS: LORD OF THE FANS, direct to DVD. In association with the popular fan-site TheOneRing.net, Carlene Cordova produced, directed and wrote this award-winning film with executive producer Tom DeSanto (X-Men, X2: X-Men United and Transformers), which charts the incredible influence and ripple-effect that Lord of the Rings has had on worldwide pop culture over the past five decades. Whether you are a fan or first timer, critics agree, RINGERS, stands as the most comprehensive film documenting the ongoing impact of J.R.R. Tolkien’s literary achievement. [Pre-Order 'Ringers']

News for Sep. 10, 2005

Narnia Music Audio & Video!

9/10/05, 1:53 pm EST - Xoanon

EMI Music – the world’s largest independent music company – recently announced plans to partner with Walt Disney Studios and Walden Media to produce two soundtracks of music inspired by what is one of 2005’s most anticipated films, a live action adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ best-selling classic, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. EMI Music’s Nashville-based EMI CMG will release both “inspired by” soundtracks and has announced an all-star line up for the first in the series of releases: an Inspirational soundtrack CD, Music Inspired By: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, featuring recordings from artists that combined have sold in excess of 23 million albums.

Follow this link for some amazing audio and video samples from the “inspired by” album, coming out September 27th! [More]

News for Sep. 08, 2005

Inside Film Magazine Talks Kiwi Casting

9/08/05, 7:27 pm EST - Xoanon

Kerewyn writes: There is is an article on the uprise of the casting scene in NZ, from a recent issue of Australian filmmakers magazine ‘Inside Film’. Thought it may interest TORn readers, as it speaks to Liz Mullane and other people who cast for LOTR, King Kong etc. [More]

NarniaWeb Interviews Howard Berger

9/08/05, 10:48 am EST - Xoanon

The folks NarniaWeb send along this interview: We’d like to thank Howard Berger from the KNB EFX Group, Inc. for this interview. Berger’s group was responsible for prosthetics and animatronics in the making of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and he has a unique view on the creation of the film. He also shared with us several incredible pictures of the animatronic Aslan. !!!Spoilers!!! [More]

News for Sep. 07, 2005

RIF's World Of Narnia Art Contest For Kids Links Art, Reading, Film

9/07/05, 7:42 pm EST - Xoanon

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) Reading Planet (www.rif.org/readingplanet), an interactive website for children, has teamed up with Walt Disney Pictures, Walden Media, and HarperCollins Children's Books to offer an art contest inspired by the classic children's book series and upcoming feature film, "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe." RIF's World of Narnia Art Contest invites children ages 5 to 15 to create their own artistic vision of the magical land of Narnia, the setting for the seven-book "Chronicles of Narnia" series by C.S. Lewis. Entrants may use paint, markers, collage, photography, computer animated graphics, or even crayons to present their ideas. [More]

Interview: Richard Taylor

9/07/05, 7:39 pm EST - Xoanon

From IGN: Richard Taylor has been working with Peter Jackson since the beginning. From Meet the Feebles to Braindead, Heavenly Creatures and Frighteners, the two formed a successful working relationship that would carry them through a success beyond their wildest imagination. Some were shocked when Peter Jackson was announced as director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Three films, an Oscar, and some two billion plus worldwide gross, it all looks like the perfect choice. The success of the Rings trilogy also put Richard Taylor's WETA effects house on the map. As the group continues to work on Jackson's efforts, including the upcoming King Kong, Taylor and Co. have also been able to branch out to other projects, including another series based on classic works of literature, the Chronicles of Narnia. The first film, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe releases on December 9th. WETA has been hard at work on the project for years now and the results coming together are looking quite impressive. [More]

News for Sep. 06, 2005

The Chronicles of Narnia Effects Team

9/06/05, 7:41 pm EST - Xoanon

ComingSoon.net has already spoken with two of the young actors from Disney and Walden Media's upcoming The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, but the real stars of the movie will likely be the creatures (view our exclusive pictures of Otmin, a Minotaur in the White Witch's army in full here) and effects created by the crack team of Richard Taylor and Dean Wright of Weta FX ("The Lord of the Rings" trilogy) working with make-up effects specialist Howard Berger of KNB FX. Essentially, the three men supervised a huge crew of people to combine make-up and practical on-set effects with groundbreaking computer-generated digital effects. [More]

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