C.S. Lewis opposed film versions of his books according to a recently uncovered letter. While Lewis’ estate has been behind both the BBC version and the current Disney version, Lewis himself has some significant reservations with trying to turn his stories into movies.

Read the article here.

One interesting note is that it that this comment of his seems to suggest that he might have approved a cartoon version, as long as it wasn’t treated with vulgarity (as Disney is apt to do). He said,

“Cartoons (if only Disney did not combine so much vulgarity with his genius!) would be another matter.”

This makes me wonder if Hayao Miyazaki(Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke) has ever taken a look at the series. And if he hasn’t, should he?

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