Exclusive Sneak Preview of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

The fine people at 20th Century Fox recently invited Inside Pulse to experience clips from the new film in the Chronicles of Narnia series, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. The Walt Disney Company stepped down from the franchise due to disputes over budget costs, and based on what I’ve seen of the film, it might prove to be a bad decision for Disney.

The first clip was the full first ten minutes of the movie. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader picks up not long after Prince Caspian left off. Lucy and Edmond are living with their cousin Eustace in London while Susan and Peter are in America with their parents. Lucy, Edmond and the severely annoying Eustace are literally swept away into Narnia through a painting. Of course, none of this is new if you’ve read the classic books by C. S. Lewis. What is amazing though are the effects, provided by Weta Workshop. Everything you’ve ever pictured in your mind while reading the books comes to life; the Dawn Treader is breathtaking. I felt like a kid again, in awe of what was in front of me onscreen.

We were also shown various shorter clips, including a scene with Lucy in an invisible castle, the climactic scene with Eustace – being transformed into a dragon – battling a sea monster, and the very emotional scene where Reepicheep – the valiant mouse – goes to Aslan’s Country. Even though the clips were short, a minute or two long at most, I was fully enveloped in the world of Narnia and didn’t want it to end.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader will be released in theaters and in 3D on December 10, 2010, just in time for the holidays. The perfect time to revisit the wonder and magic of Narnia.

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