(Vote) For Narnia and For Aslan! in Moviefone’s Sequel Smack Down

vsMoviefone is holding a Summer Sequel Smack Down.  In the running for the best Fantasy sequel, we have four franchises in the running: The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, Harry Potter and Twilight.  It stands to reason that The Lord of the Rings and Narnia should outclass Harry Potter and Twilight, but that will only happen if we work together.  If you watched what happened with the MTV Movie Awards, the Twilight fans are prepared to do whatever it takes, by whatever means, to try and win for their cast.  This is our chance to put Narnia into the limelight, where it belongs.

Moviefone asked me to write up a few hundred words for why I feel each of the Narnia movies is better than the Harry Potter films it is up against.   I had a bit of fun with it, as I’ve only seen the two Harry Potter films once or twice.

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Ben Barnes comments on the ‘Narnia’ vs. ‘Harry Potter’ question

Ben Barnes was recently interviewed on board The Matthew, and asked about the comparisons between the Narnia and Harry Potter films that inevitably happens merely because they fall into the same genre of books.

He doesn’t think the series is a ‘poor relation’ to the Harry Potter movies.

He says the Narnia books are established classics while the Harry Potter series is still relatively new.

Video and more after the break.
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Dawn Treader Trailer attached to ‘Harry Potter,’ ‘Tangled’

In what can only be seen as a very smart move, Fox has placed the latest trailer for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in front of both Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I and Tangled.  I’m not sure if this is a nation wide thing, but it’s a great way to catch the trailer on the big screen one more time before the movie is released on December 10, when we storm the cinema to make Narnia #1 at the Box Office.

Let us know if you see the trailer attached to either film this weekend!

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Vote Chronicles of Narnia for Best Book-to-Flick

You can help The Chronicles of Narnia win the award for Best Book-to-Flick in the Teen Read Awards.

Interview with Narnia Storyboard Artist Mike Vosburg

MundoNarnia has interviewed Storyboard Artist Mike Vosburg about his work on The Chronicles of Narnia. He did work on each of the films, including spending about a year working on The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. He has also spent some time working on Harry Potter as well as Walden Media’s Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D.

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NarniaFans Mailbag #42: Harry Gregson Williams’ Complete Narnia Scores, and Harry Potter 6

Welcome to the mailbag, where we answer fanmail that you send in, over the course of the week. For those that don’t know, we’ll take your questions, and if we don’t know the answers, we’ll try to get the answers from people that would know. We might even make something up! I have a very broad sense of humor, on top of a vast knowledge of film, music and comics with a wide range in taste and a great memory that serves to bring great comparisons or answers to your questions.

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NarniaFans Mailbag #40: Douglas Gresham on Lewis’ inspiration for Lucy Pevensie; Film Scores

The last two weeks have been some of the busiest weeks I’ve had since re-launching the mailbag. Last week, in fact, was so busy that I didn’t get a chance to do the mailbag. I usually do it on Wednesdays, but there was something important that came up last week. You see, there was a movie that came out that has made nearly a half of a billion dollars worldwide, so far. Being a child of the 80s, I had to see it. Twice. On opening day. Yes, I am a geek, and no, I don’t recommend this movie for children to see. But I won’t be reviewing it entirely unless I am asked to write further on it, the film is Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and I loved it. Not every minute, but I thought it was great overall.

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NarniaFans Mailbag #35: Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley, Indiana Jones, and Harry Potter vs. Narnia

We now present to you, this week’s mailbag. I’m losing track of the days of the week these days. It’s been one crazy week, that’s for sure! Look out for Kansas City’s Union Station launch of The Narnia Exhibition, opening tomorrow! A press release will be available shortly. Just to give you the heads up on other stories that I’m working on: both involve Narnia art. Look for those as well, this evening. Let’s get to the letter answering!

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NarniaFans Mailbag #30: Is Michael Apted qualified? Dawn Treader Promo Material? Caspian missing scenes?

Now for the thirtieth edition of the NarniaFans Mailbag! It’s good to be back, and I’m having a great time at this so far. I just need more letters. Then my esteemed team will be able to help answer questions (the earlier you ask them, the better). It gives us more time to do research and give you the best answer possible on the Thursday release date! This week’s questions cover the qualifications of Michael Apted, if there is any more Dawn Treader promotional material and scenes that a reader feels were missing from Prince Caspian.

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From Narnia to Mount Olympus

Actor Liam Neeson is best known to NarniaFans as the voice of Aslan, and has played other notable roles ranging from Jedi Knight Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Bruce Wayne’s mysterious mentor Henri Ducard in Batman Begins, and real life hero Oskar Schindler in the Academy Award â„¢ winning Schindler’s List. Now, he and Schindler’s List co-star Ralph Fiennes have signed on to go head to head once again in an upcoming remake of Clash of the Titans.

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