Take a behind the scenes look at some of the props from one of the greatest children’s book series of all time as “The Chronicles of Narnia” is made into a movie. The new Disney+ Original series “Prop Culture” gives us a look at some of the props that helped bring the story to life. In this episode, we see swords, a sleigh, a flask, a horn, costumes and a model head used by the marketing department.
This is an absolutely wonderful series that gives fans of some of the greatest films in history a great look at how those films came to be. One thing I loved about this episode was how you can tell the host really loves what he’s doing. He has a passion for films and what made them how they are. We see his personal collection of props from “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” It’s an impressive collection that automatically lends credibility to him as a presenter.
Another amazing aspect of this series is how it incorporates people who worked on the film and brought back some of the best, and sometimes worst, memories of their lives from a major project in their careers. This episode features Richard Taylor who helped make the props for the film, director Andrew Adamson and actors Kiran Shah, William Moseley, Anna Popplewell and Georgie Henley. We get to see how much they enjoyed working on this film and how just seeing the props brought them back to the moment. The pure elation on Shah’s face when he saw the sleigh that he drove the White Witch around in the film is just amazing. You can tell this was a special film for him and this prop that symbolized his role in the film was an important part of his life. Plus, when host Dan Lanigan unveiled his props to the actors who played three of the four Pevensie children, you can see them reliving a wonderful part of their adolescence.
This is one of my favorite Disney+ Original series. It keeps your attention the entire time and makes me want to see what other movies can we go behind the scenes. I would love to see some more of the Halloween, Christmas, sports, science fiction and Disney Channel Original movie props. There’s a plethora of films to choose from and this is a series I could see lasting a long time. Disney+ dropped all eight episodes of the first season of this series and it’s a very easy series to binge.
“The Chronicles of Narnia” was my favorite series of books when I was a kid and I really love the film series Disney provided for us, as well. This episode of “Prop Culture” has enhanced my love for this series of movies. I, recently, watched the first two with my family and I’m now looking forward to watching them again and to look more closely at the props that were featured in this episode.
Ranking: 5 stars out of 5
What did you think of “The Chronicles of Narnia” episode of “Prop Culture?”