Archive for the ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ Category

Asbury University professors interview of Walden Media president

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

A team of two Asbury University professors and an Asbury University student produced a video interview of Micheal Flaherty, president of Walden Media. The C.S. Lewis Estate has entrusted Walden Media with bringing to life the film adaptations of The Chronicles of Narnia. The video will be premiered preceding the release of the third film in the series, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

The two previous films produced by Walden Media, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and Price Caspian, were highly popular earning $745 million and $419 million respectively worldwide. In the video Flaherty says, he was very proud of the work that has been done so far on the film and is confident that it will recapture the magic that was so much a part of the first film.


The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Trailer

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Here it is, everyone.  The trailer for 20th Century Fox and Walden Media’s first Narnia project that they’re doing together.  It looks like they are continuing the work that was started with the first two and to stunning effect!  Enjoy the trailer!

First Voyage of the Dawn Treader Footage Screened

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

Over the last couple of days, I’ve been in Los Angeles with many fascinating people from all over the United States.  Grace Hill Media, Twentieth Century Fox and Walden Media were our host as we gathered for the L.A. Lakers and Boston Celtics basketball game on Thursday night, while meeting Mr. Phil Anschutz, the owner of Walden Media.  It was an incredible night, meeting many of the people that are going to be incorporating Narnia into their programs this year.

Read the rest at – Narnia Movie News

Dawn Treader Movie Blog: “Falling in Love in Narnia”

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

At long last, the story that I’ve been waiting so long to reveal to the world.  Here is a very special Narnia story, that happened last fall, as described by publicist Ernie Malik.

What is it like to fall in love in Narnia?

by Ernie Malik

A curious question you may think. We bring it up here, while cruising along on our third voyage through this wondrous world created by C.S. Lewis, because the wonder of love did happen…to six couples who worked on both the first and second film adaptations.

Read the rest at – Narnia Movie News

And that’s not the only account of the story… (more…)

Dawn Treader Movie Blog #1: “Dedicated to the Ones He Loves”

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Dear Friends:

We are delighted to offer the first of a planned series of reports direct from the set of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. These will not be the kinds of canned pieces you’d find on “traditional” outlets. Instead, you’ll be getting unfiltered reports from and about the filmmakers, as they work tirelessly to bring all the magic of C.S. Lewis’ beloved story and characters to the big screen:

“Dedicated to the Ones He Loves” by Ernie Malik

“All Narnians, with grateful hearts may we give thanks to the crew of the mighty Dawn Treader for their strong minds and artisan hands”


An Interview with Micheal Flaherty

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Last spring Micheal Flaherty, President of Walden Media, visited Asbury College as part of its Engaging Culture weekend. As those who have met him know, he is a truly great man–full of wisdom, enthusiasm, real joy, and deep compassion.

While he was on campus, Devin Brown had the opportunity to ask him about Walden’s mission, where its name came from, and even what his favorite scene is. His response to these and other questions can be viewed in “An Interview with Micheal Flaherty” which has been posted at:

There’s also a question and answer session about The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

Walden Media Puts Digital Vision in Dailies to Final Color Pipeline

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Digital Vision, manufacturers of image enhancement and mastering systems for film and television post-production, has announced that Hollywood mini-studio Anschutz Film Group/Walden Media has taken delivery of Digital Vision’s Nucoda HD system. Digital Vision has worked closely with Walden to create a streamlined color pipeline from dailies to final delivery for their international productions. The two grading and one conform systems for Walden form the cornerstone of a complete production and post production workflow on “The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” one of the industry’s first 100% digitally acquired, file-based feature projects. The Nucoda HD systems capture and utilize the American Society of Cinematographer’s CDL (color decision list) metadata, and maintain it as a basis for grading throughout the project with Digital Vision’s comprehensive toolset.


Walden Media, Anschutz still committed to ‘Narnia’ franchise

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

As Walden Media prepares to find a new partner for its “Chronicles of Narnia” franchise, the family-friendly mini-studio finds itself at a crossroads.


Cary Granat to leave Walden Media

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Cary Granat is leaving Walden Media, the company he co-founded. In a decision that both Granat and Walden say was mutual, Granat ceases to be co-CEO of the company that he formed for Phil Anschutz to generate educational family films and books. Michael Bostick, who came aboard as co-CEO of Walden earlier this year, will now oversee the company’s creative vision.


Walden, Harper team up

Monday, May 12th, 2008

Walden Media is becoming a publisher, partnering with HarperCollins Children’s Books to launch Walden Pond Press.