Archive for the ‘Nim’s Island’ Category

Return to Nim’s Island – A Sequel to Nim’s Island in Development

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Screen Australia has announced a list of films receiving development support, and on that list is a film that I didn’t know was even being considered: Nim’s Island 2.  The sequel actually has a working title of Nim’s Island: The Return of the Pirates.

The creative team for the sequel isn’t the same group of people that worked on the first film.  The producers are Chris Brown and Tom Hoffie.  The screenwriter is Ray Boseley.  The film will be directed by Brendan Maher.

The website listed this as the synopsis: A sequel to the hugely popular family film Nim’s Island.

That isn’t a lot to go on, and I’m going to reach out to Walden Media to see if this is their production, and if it is at all connected to Wendy Orr’s sequel to Nim’s Island, Nim at Sea.  There’s also no word if any of the original cast will be returning for the sequel.  We can only hope!

20 Questions with Nim’s Island Author Wendy Orr

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

We had the opportunity to interview Nim’s Island author Wendy Orr. We took that chance, and she very graciously answered 20 quesions for us. Enjoy! Tell us a bit about yourself, for our readers that might not know much about you.

Wendy Orr: I was born in Canada, grew up in Canada, France, and the USA but married an Australian while studying occupational therapy in London, UK, and so have lived in Australia ever since! My husband Tom and I have a grownup son and daughter. I started writing 20 years ago and have written picture books and novels for young adults and adults as well as my main genre of junior novels, like Nim’s Island.


Nim’s Island Educator Guide Now Online!

Monday, March 17th, 2008

Nim’s Island Educator Guide is available for download at

Created in partnership with NOAA’s National Marine Sanctury Program and the National Wildlife Federation and adhering to National Standards in Science, Language Arts, Social Studies, Visual Arts and Character Education, this guide and poster contain lessons to introduce students to the idea of protecting the ocean the way Nim and her father do, and to understanding the idea of creatures’ dependence on their habitat for survival.


Nim’s Island Cable in the Classroom Event!

Friday, February 15th, 2008

Watch for NIM’S ISLAND Our World: A Reel Thinking Event hosted by Jeff Corwin on Animal Planet! Join classrooms across the country for this Cable in the Classroom event on Wednesday, April 2nd at 10 AM ET/PT. Watch for details and go to to learn about getting cable for your classroom!


Nim’s Island Educator Guide

Friday, February 15th, 2008

Anything can happen on NIM’S ISLAND, a place ruled by a young girl’s imagination. It’s an existence that mirrors that of her favorite literary character, Alex Rover – the world’s greatest adventurer! But Alexandra, the author of the Rover books, leads a reclusive life in the big city. When Nim’s father goes missing from their island, a twist of fate brings her together with Alexandra. Now, they must draw courage from their fictional hero, Alex Rover, and find strength in one another to protect NIM’S ISLAND.


Nim’s Island Clip

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Here’s a clip from the film “Nim’s Island.” It hits theatres on April 4th. You can watch it on I tried to embed it here, but the code won’t work for some reason.

Breslin has Fun with Sea Lions

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

ABIGAIL BRESLIN learned how to ride sea lions while making new family film NIM’S ISLAND with JODIE FOSTER.


Abigail Breslin Named ShoWest Star of Tomorrow

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

Abigail Breslin, 11, was presented with ShoWest’s female star of tomorrow award at the convention’s closing-night ceremony in Las Vegas.


Nim’s Island One-Sheet

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

Nim's Island Poster

Nim’s Island One-Sheet

Nim’s Island Theatrical Trailer

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

Watch the trailer for Nim’s Island today!