I was disappointed that I did not see Reepicheep as he is my favourite character in the book of the Dawn Treader. I find him a little bit too mousy in the Narnia movies, my imagination had as a more human looking mouse and a bit bigger, cute like a mouse but at least ratty size. He goes to Narnia heaven in this book, I wonder if he does in the movie? I would have loved to see how they made a man into a mouse....or is he fully animated, I don't somehow think so? Maybe he is just a real mouse??? He play a big role in this book, so it will be interesting what they make of him in the movie.
Maybe he had Mouse flue the day we were there? Or had already reached the end of his voyage in that day of filming?
We think we also saw Mr Tumnus who had unusual ears that looked very real and bright green Lycra leggings which Jonathan explained was for the computer animators to easily spot where his goat legs will go .
Action Take...The filming crew.
And in case you don't believe we were really there we visited a dear couple the Pearce's and then we couldn't resist going back to take another look even though it was dark! It was even interesting to see them packing up and taking crew back to the camp site.
My late grandfather was a great fan of CS Lewis and as I read more and more about CS Lewis, the more I wish my grandfather had had the opportunity to meet him as they were very similar in many ways...imaginative academics, with a classical education, seldom found in our day and age, generous imaginations and a great love for God and his people.
I must say we were very tickled when we finally realised that some our little girls favorite friends are in fact related to CS Lewis' s step son. Joseph and Erica in particular having lived together in Narnia in their imaginations for so many years secretly savour ever single little bit of inside information that comes their way from these girls. I must remember to ask about how they film/make/do Reepicheep!
Happy Narnia dreams,
I must finally take my littlest cherub to bed - he slept all afternoon and has taken a long time to fade tonight, he has sat on my lap and enjoyed me reading about our trip to Narnia as he gets sleepy. Actually he seems to enjoy the photographs in a way that indicates he remembers his trip to Narnia which fascinates me as I thought at the time it was beyond him ...he turns two in two days, so quite cute really!