The Chronicles of Narnia
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The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of seven fantasy novels for children written by C. S. Lewis. It is considered a classic of children's literature and is the author's best-known work, having sold over 120 million copies in 41 languages. The Chronicles of Narnia have been adapted several times, complete or in part, for radio, television, stage, and cinema, including Disney and Walden Media starting a film series in 2005.
The Chronicles of Narnia present the adventures of children who play central roles in the unfolding history of the fictional realm of Narnia, a place where animals talk, magic is common, and good battles evil. Each of the books (with the exception of The Horse and His Boy) features as its protagonists children from our world who are magically transported to Narnia, where they are called upon to help the Lion Aslan handle a crisis in the world of Narnia.
 Studios Reference
The first two films have inspired the Journey Into Narnia attractions.
Props and clips from the movie are featured on the Great Movie Ride.
 The Film Adaptions
 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe tells the story of four ordinary children: Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie. They discover a wardrobe in Professor Digory Kirke's house that leads to the magical land of Narnia, which is currently under the spell of the evil White Witch. The four children fulfill an ancient, mysterious prophecy while in Narnia. The Pevensie children help Aslan (Aslan is the Turkish word for lion) and his army save Narnia from the evil White Witch, who has reigned over the kingdom of Narnia in winter for 100 years.
The Disney/Walden Media film version of this came out in America on December 9, 2005. It was directed by New Zealander Andrew Adamson and was shot mainly in New Zealand, though locations were used in Poland, the Czech Republic and England. It won an Academy Award for best make up, as well as several other awards. It took in $745,011,272 million making it the highest grossing Disney film, until it was surpassed in 2006 by Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, and again in 2007 by Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.
 Prince Caspian
Completed in the autumn of 1949 and published in 1951, Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia (as the book is called) tells the story of the Pevensie children's second trip to Narnia. They are drawn back by the power of Susan's horn, blown by Prince Caspian to summon help in his hour of need. Caspian has fled into the woods to escape his uncle, Miraz, who had usurped the throne. The children set out once again to save Narnia; and aided by other Narnians, and ultimately by Aslan, they return the throne to Caspian, the rightful ruler.
The Disney/Walden Media film version came out in America on May 16, 2008. During pre-production, Disney announced a December 14, 2007 release date, but pushed it back to May 16, 2008, because Disney opted to not release it in competition with The Water Horse, another Walden Media production, a move that Walden Media later hazed Disney about. Disney also felt the Harry Potter films comfortably its release dates from (northern hemisphere) winters to summers, and Narnia could likewise do the same because the film was darker and more like an action film, which, in hindsight, wasn't that great of an idea due to two major action movies, and the latest in the Indiana Jones series came out around that same time.
The film was again directed by Andrew Adamson. He wanted to make this film more spectacular than the first, and created an action sequence not in the novel to up the ante. The Narnians were designed to look wilder as they have been hiding from persecution, stressing the darker tone of the sequel. The filmmakers also took a Spanish influence for the antagonistic race of the Telmarines. Filming began in February 2007 in New Zealand, but unlike the previous film, the majority of shooting took place in Central Europe, because of the larger sets available in those countries.
The Visual Effects Society nominated it for Best Visual Effects and Best Composting. This film took in $419,649,113, much less than it's predecessor, part of the reason for Disney dropping the film series.
 Post-Disney Films
 The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
The Voyage of the ‘Dawn Treader’ returns Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, along with their priggish cousin, Eustace Scrubb, to Narnia. Once there, they join Caspian's voyage to find the seven lords who were banished when Miraz took over the throne. This perilous journey brings them face to face with many wonders and dangers as they sail toward Aslan's country at the end of the world.
After Caspian, Walden Media and Disney were in a bit of a scuffle over money. Disney being upset about lower than expected performance at the Box Office, and Walden Media demanding more cut than their contract was for. Not being able to find a satisfactory solution, Disney opted out of 'Voyage' and the rest of the Narnia film series. However, 20th Century Fox joined with Walden Media officially as of January 28th, 2009, and plan for this film to be released December 10, 2010.
 Other Books
- The Silver Chair
- Horse and His Boy
- The Magician's Nephew
- The Last Battle
 Reading order
Fans of the series often have strong opinions over the correct ordering of the books. When the books were originally published, they were not numbered. In 1994, the books were renumbered using the internal chronological order, as suggested by Lewis' stepson, Douglas Gresham. In chronological order, the books would be The Magician's Nephew, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Horse and His Boy, Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair, and The Last Battle.