The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn TreaderThe third film based on C.S. Lewis's fantasy books, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader opens three years after the Pevensie children return from battling to restore peace to Narnia in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. Edmund (Skandar Keynes) and Lucy (Georgie Henley) are still staying with Eustace (Will Poulter), while Peter and Susan have gotten older and moved on to school and America, respectively. Still as surly and unbelieving as ever, Eustace continues to mock his cousins for their Narnian fantasies.... But when water begins spilling into their room from a painting hanging on the wall, all three young people are swept onto the decks of the sailing ship known as the Dawn Treader, which is afloat in the waters of Narnia. This time, there are no wars to be fought in Narnia. But it soon becomes evident that the trio is destined to help King Caspian (Ben Barnes) solve the mystery of the disappearance of the seven lords of Telmar, and prevent the ongoing sacrifices of large groups of Narnian people to the evil green mist. So begins a quest through uncharted waters that will require each of the children to resist temptations like beauty and power, and to conquer the darkness within themselves in order to defeat the threat to Narnia's people. The battle promises to yield unexpected heroes, and through their journey, Edmund, Lucy, Eustace, and even King Caspian and Reepicheep (voiced by Simon Pegg) each grow and mature. Eventually, Aslan (voiced by Liam Neeson) will ask each adventurer to make an important choice that will forever influence his or her future. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader features plenty of high adventure, sword-fighting action, and personal peril, and while it fails to fully capitalise on the characters' motivations or to earn viewers' full emotional investment, it is still a solid addition to the Narnia film series. (Ages 7 and older) --Tami Horiuchi Fantastic Mr. FoxThe visually ravishing animated movie Fantastic Mr. Fox follows a fox, voiced by George Clooney and dressed in a natty brown corduroy suit, as he cheerfully and recklessly takes his thieving ways a little too far and brings down the wrath of some sour-faced poultry farmers on his family and friends. Based on a book by children's author Roald Dahl (who wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach), the movie is the work of Wes Anderson (writer-director of Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums), who expanded and elaborated on the original story; the combination is inspired. Anderson's sensibility--his fondness for meticulous compositions, coordinated colours, and narrative filigree--can sometimes seem finicky and stiff in live-action movies, but it's exquisitely suited to the painstaking art of stop-motion animation. Every corner of the screen crackles with visual invention and whimsical humour. The top-notch vocal cast (which also features Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Michael Gambon, Owen Wilson, and others) create vivid personalities that perfectly mesh with the movie's lush colours and luscious textures. Fantastic Mr. Fox is an off-beat gem, a giddy mix of adult emotional issues, wild animal behaviour, and childlike delight.--Bret Fetzer, Amazon.com [show more]
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play The Chronicles Of Narnia The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader Return to the magic and wonder of CS Lewis&39; epic world in this third installment of the beloved The Chronicles of Narnia fantasy-adventure series When Lucy and Edmund Pevensie along with their cousin Eustace are swallowed into a painting and transported back to Narnia they join King Caspian and a noble mouse named Reepicheep aboard the magnifi cent ship The Dawn Treader The courageous voyagers travel to mysterious islands confront mystical creatures and reunite with the Great Lion Aslan on a mission that will determine the fate of Narnia itself! Fantastic Mr Fox George Clooney and Meryl Streep lend their voices to this hilarious and heartwarming animated adventure from visionary director Wes Anderson Mr and Mrs Fox (Clooney and Streep) live a happy home life with their eccentric son Ash (Jason Schwartzman) and visiting nephew Kristofferson That is until Mr Fox slips into his sneaky old ways and plots the greatest chicken heist the animal world has ever seen Based on the beloved bestselling book by Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) Fantastic Mr Fox is family fun at its finest Actors Ben Barnes Skandar Keynes Georgie Henley Will Poulter Eddie Izzard Gary Sweet Arthur Angel Tony Nixon Shane Rangi Liam Neeson Owen Wilson George Clooney Meryl Streep Willem Dafoe Bill Murray & Jason Schwartzman Director Michael Apted & Wes Anderson Certificate PG Year 2010 Languages English
A double-bill of children's films. 'The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader' (2010) is the third film adapted from C.S. Lewis's fantasy novel series. The journey of the Pevensie children continues, as Lucy (Georgie Henley) and Edmund (Skandar Keynes), are joined by their cousin, Eustace Clarence Scrubb (Will Poulter), on their new adventure. This time they find themselves in Narnia after being sucked into the magical world by a painting. Caspian X (Ben Barnes) and Reepicheep (voice of Bill Nighy) reappear as they and the children head towards the Lone Islands to save Narnia before it succumbs to a disastrous fate. 'Fantastic Mr Fox' (2009) is an animated children's feature based on the novel by Roald Dahl. After being discovered by the three farmers he alternatively steals chickens, ducks and turkeys from, Mr. Fox (voice of George Clooney) finds his life in jeopardy. In an attempt to catch and kill him, the farmers stake out his foxhole but when this fails, they begin to dig him out. In a race against time, Mr. Fox and his family dig their way further underground in an attempt to escape. After three days in hiding, Mr. Fox is forced to come up with a fantastic plan in order to save the lives of his starving family.