The Lion, The Witch, and the Pepperoni Pizza

I was thrilled when I heard that one of my favorite childhood books, “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” (the first book of the seven-part Chronicles of Narnia) was being made into a film by Disney. The film opens nationwide tomorrow and premiered in London last night with such royal guests as the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. It’s been reported that author C.S. Lewis, who died in 1963, had some trepidation about the movie being translated into film, particularly the character of Aslan the Lion, but I think he might have been really disturbed by the promos for the movie on Totino’s frozen pizza boxes which I spied yesterday in the Kroger frozen food aisle. The official Narnia fan site can be found here. Here’s an interesting link to an Indystar article about how the fifth in the Narnia series, “The Horse and His Boy,” and its racist undertones will probably prevent it from being translated on to the big screen. And here’s a link to a Cincinnati Post article about the film’s Christian imagery. I was probably about 10 years old when I read the series, which was a gift from my brother.

2 comments

  1. Busy Mom says:

    Yeah, but you can’t hardly get inside Publix anymore since the displays are getting closer and closer to the door.

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