Is Narnia being profaned?

So apparently C.S. Lewis was opposed to the idea of a live-action version of his Narnia books. The reason: “Anthropomorphic animals, when taken out of narrative into actual visibility, always turn into buffoonery or nightmare.”

I wonder if Lewis ever imagined what’s being done these days with CGI. Do you think if he’d seen Jurassic Park, he might have changed his mind? It’s not like Aslan is going to be the Cowardly Lion. (via Boing Boing)

Update: This has now been picked up by Reuters/CNN. I know it’s not the first time a blogger has broken a major news story, but the speed with which the MSM picked this one up is impressive.

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One Response to Is Narnia being profaned?

  1. Jett Loe says:

    a lot of new CGI is amazing – but obviously fake, meaning the audience is either taken out of the picture or never fully involved – of course what’s more important then effects is storytelling – we’ll just have to wait and see what the new film is like…
    of course here in Belfast, (birthplace of C.S. Lewis), I’m still waiting for ‘Narnia Fever’ to hit…

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