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Narnia Voyage of the Dawn Treader 

Narnia- Voyage of the Dawn Treader commenced production at Village Roadshow Studios on 23 March and worked through until 22 December 2009.

This production utilised Stages 5,6, & 8 plus the Outdoor Round & Main tanks to capture the amazing sets that were built.

The Dawn Treader boat from Narnia was an incredible display of quality workmanship and size with the boat having to be built in Stage 8 in sections. The different sections of the boat were then transported to Cleveland Point in South East Queensland where it was then rebuilt on a large rotational concrete plate and gimble system.

It was then dismantled and transported back to Village Roadshow Studios and reinstalled in Stage 5 – unfortunately, the boat was that big, the head and the tail could not be put back on as the 15.3 m (50ft) stage was not high enough. 

  FUN FACTS

  • The production used both Main and Outdoor Round tanks.
  • Several sets were built in the different stages and rotated while other sets were built when required. Stage 5 was utilised for 2 different sets.  Stage 8 had a mythical forest and the Main Tank was used for a row boat sequence. 
  • With the help of the City of Gold Coast council, the production also filmed on ‘The spit’ seaway on the Gold Coast where they built the exterior of a mythical town on the seawall.
  • The Narnia- Voyage of the Dawn Treader  production employed over 2,800 crew including extras and cast.  

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