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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010) Poster

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When Susan writes from America, a picture of the Pevensies rests on the table before her. This is a candid behind-the-scenes shot of the four actors from the previous film, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008).
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The drawings of the characters during the end credits are the same drawings that appeared in the book. This is a tribute to Pauline Baynes, the series' illustrator, who passed away on August 2, 2008, at the age of 85.
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In the book, the islands with the water that can transform anything into gold, and the enchanted golden treasure, upon which Eustace stumbles, are two separate locations. It was a deliberate choice by the filmmakers to merge the two islands into one destination for running time, and budgetary concerns. Interestingly, the two magical sites are both tests of greed.
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Michael Apted chose to remove Prince Caspian's Spanish accent, as he didn't like it, and it didn't do the character service.
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When the main characters are all sitting looking at the stars and comment that they have never seen those constellations before, Aslan's face can be seen in the stars.
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Prince (now King) Caspian is once again played by Ben Barnes. Reepicheep, however, is voiced by Simon Pegg, replacing Eddie Izzard.
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After The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) did not fare as well as expected at the box office, the Walt Disney Company decided for budgetary and logistical reasons not to co-produce and co-finance this, or any of the following chapters of the Narnia series. Ironically, they would end up owning the film anyway with their acquisition of Twentieth Century Fox.
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Seven years after Voyage of the Dawn Treader was released, the next movie in the Narnia series is to be made, but by different companies to that of Walden Media and 20th Century Fox. A script has been written for Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair, in which Eustace plays a large part.
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In a short cameo, Nathaniel Parker plays the father of Ben Barnes's character, Caspian X. Ben Barnes had previously played the younger version of Nathaniel Parker's character in the film Stardust (2007).
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In the cabin where Caspian gives Lucy her dagger and healing cordial, there are paintings that show the Pevensie siblings' days as Kings and Queens of Narnia.
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Skandar Keynes' last film before he quit acting.
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In the main cabin of the Dawn Treader, with the map of Narnia, there are also paintings of places in Narnia on the walls of the cabin. Tashbaan, the capital of Calormen and a city visited in the Narnia book "The Horse and His Boy", is frequently shown.
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Michael Apted had been warned by Gore Verbinski and Peter Weir not to film on the open seas, as it's simply too problematic and unpredictable. A giant gimbal was constructed instead, so the Dawn Treader set could be rocked as if at sea.
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Set three years after the events depicted in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008).
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Lucy, played by Georgie Henley, serves as an older sister and mentor figure to Gael, played by Arabella Morton. At the time of filming, Morton was ten years old, the same age Henley was during The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) when Lucy first discovers Narnia.
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Ramandu's daughter doesn't have a name in the novel, so producer Douglas Gresham gave her one - Lilliandil.
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Simon Pegg replaced the voice of Eddie Izzard as the voice of Reepicheep, as Michael Apted felt his voice was more mature, and serious.
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When Disney quit the production, 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios, Columbia Pictures, Lionsgate and Warner Bros. all lobbied to take on the franchise.
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As of 2019, the only actors who have appeared in all of the theatrical Narnia films are Georgie Henley (Lucy); Skander Keyes (Edmund); Anna Popplewell (Susan); William Moseley (Peter); Liam Neeson (Aslan); and Tilda Swinton (Jadis)
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The first Royal Film Performance (attended by HRM The Queen) to be screened in 3-D.
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20th Century Fox's biggest grossing film of 2010.
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Steven Knight and Richard LaGravenese each wrote drafts of the script during pre-production, but were uncredited.
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The 12th biggest grossing film of 2010.
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On top of the $140 million budget, another $100 million was spent on marketing.
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When Michael Apted signed on to direct in June 2007, filming was set to begin in January 2008 for a release date of May 1, 2009. Shooting would have begun in Malta, and then moved to Prague and Iceland. A few months later, 20th Century Fox announced, "In consideration of the challenging schedules for (its) young actors," it was delaying the release date to May 7, 2010, and filming was moved to October 2008. The shoot got rescheduled to Playas de Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico, where two-thirds of the film would be shot at the water tank that was used for Titanic (1997) and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003). Filming was also scheduled for Australia. Fox and Walden eventually grew concerned over Mexico's safety, and Australian officials at Warner Roadshow Studios in Queensland, offered to become the project's base for the whole shoot.
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With over 1,500 special effects shots, this has the same as The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008).
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The first trailer was released online at midnight EDT, on June 16, 2010, and theatrically on June 18, 2010, attached to Toy Story 3 (2010). On screens where Toy Story was shown in 3-D, the Dawn Treader trailer was also 3-D.
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Composer David Arnold's fourth collaboration with Michael Apted, after The World Is Not Enough (1999), Enough (2002), and Amazing Grace (2006).
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The only "Chronicles of Narnia" film to be distributed by 20th Century Fox.
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The second Narnia film to be presented as the Royal Film Performance. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) was the first.
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The final Narnia film to be produced by Walden Media.
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The only Narnia film to be released in 3-D.
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When DAWN TREADER was released on home video, the aspect ratio was cropped to 1:85-1. However, telecasts of the film on HBO Family cable channels, beginning in 2019, have restored the original 2:39-1 aspect ratio as seen during its theatrical release.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The original intention was that Miraz would briefly reprise his role as a hallucination triggered by the Green Mist. This would be the realization of Caspian's worst fear as his uncle would taunt him much like the White Witch appears to intimidate Edmund so that he would feel weakened. It was decided late into production they should switch the character and Caspian's father would be the apparition. The filmmakers hesitated because Caspian's father was a completely unknown face that could render the audience confused. They finally persevered with their second choice and went on to substitute Miraz with his brother, since they decided that the ultimate fear of Caspian was that he could never live up to his father's reputation as a King. Consequently, the manifestation of the Green Mist to influence Caspian resulted in being his father and not his uncle.
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In the books, Lilliandil is the daughter of Ramandu the resting Star. After the sleeping Lords awoke when the spell was broken, Caspian took Lilliandil back with him to Narnia which they were married and Lillandil became his Queen and she gave birth to Caspian's son and heir Prince Rillian. But, a green serpent attacked and slew Lilliandil. After her death, Lilliandil went to Aslan's Country and reunited with Caspian and Rillian following the end of Narnia.
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King Caspian (Ben Barnes) eventually marries Lilliandi the daughter of Ramandu a star (as revealed in 'The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair'), in the 2007 movie 'Stardust' he (Barnes) plays a Young Dunstan Thorn, the father of Tristan Thorn (Charlie Cox) whose character is later revealed to be a king, and who marries Yvaine (Claire Danes) a star.
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