The Chronicles of Narnia Movies Archive
Scope and Contents
There are 4 series in this archive: one series for each movie title, and an Oversized Materials series. More series will be added as additional films are released.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe series contains the subseries: Movie Production Materials (items relating to the production of the film, including scripts, production photographs, shooting schedules, etc.), Commercial Items (commercially-produced documents promoting or in conjunction with the film release, including sound and video recordings), and the Narnia Exhibition (a travelling exhibit with props and environments from the films. The Wade Center loaned items to this exhibition, and has related materials in this subseries from the company which designed the exhibition, the Becker Group, and documents from several exhibition locations).
The Prince Caspian series includes a few items from the film’s production (script, shooting schedule, etc.), the movie press kit, and some commercial items.
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader series only has a single pre-production letter currently, and will have additions once more materials are acquired by the Wade Center closer to the film’s release.
The Oversized Materials series is stored in a separate box, and contains design concepts for Narnia the Exhibition, concept art for the Prince Caspian film, printing proofs from Prince Caspian: The Official Illustrated Movie Guide, and a large promotional “call to arms” folder for Prince Caspian.
- Created: 2003-2009
Conditions Governing Access
See staff notes.
Biographical or Historical Information
This archive contains materials relating to the live action movies based on The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. To date, three movies have been made: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Disney / Walden Media, December 2005), Prince Caspian (Disney / Walden Media, May 2008), and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Fox / Walden Media, December 2010). Production materials from the films were donated to the Wade Center by publicist Ernie Malik. Further additions to this archive may be made at any time as more films and merchandise are produced.
Language of Materials
This archive contains materials relating to the live action movies based on The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis.
Source of Acquisition
05/50, 05/114, 05/115, 05/160, 05/169, 05/175, 05/179, 05/189, 05/201, 06/86, 06/103, 06/105, 06/149, 07/53, 08/49, 08/62, 08/65, 08/67, 08/96
Other Descriptive Information
This collection contains sound and video recordings, and photographs.
Processed by Laura Schmidt
- Chronicles of Narnia, Prince Caspian (Motion picture)
- Chronicles of Narnia, Prince Caspian (Motion picture) -- Archives.
- Chronicles of Narnia, the voyage of the Dawn Treader (Motion picture)
- Chronicles of Narnia, the voyage of the Dawn Treader (Motion picture) -- Archives.
- Lion, the witch and the wardrobe (Motion picture)
- Lion, the witch and the wardrobe (Motion picture) -- Archives.
- The Chronicles of Narnia Movies Archive
- Laura Schmidt
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
- Language of description note
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