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Weta Digital created the White Witch, werewolf, bear and the night castle raid for the second film in the Narnia series.
Weta Workshop have created costuming, weapons, armor and miniatures for Prince Caspian, the second film in the Walt Disney and Walden Media trilogy, The Chronicles of Narnia.
We provided new design work in the form of environmental concepts and armor and weaponry designs, working closely with Director Andrew Adamson and the Los Angeles creative team leaders, Production Designer Roger Ford and Costume Designer Isis Mussenden.
For the Telmarines, Weta made two hundred polearms in two different styles, two hundred rapiers of varying design, over a hundred falchions, two hundred and fifty shields and fifty five crossbows. The Telmarine cavalry were equipped with soft shields and stunt gear for use with live horses. Weta made stunt-safe horse faceplates for the warhorses and sculpted unusual faceplate helmets for the soldiers.
Weta created individual swords, scabbards and sculpted faceplate helmets for the featured lords including Glozelle and Miraz and the hero Prince Caspian. We also made prop weapons for specific scenes, including a crossbow for Prunaprismia's room. Among the children's equipment, which had to be refitted and restored after The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Weta made new armor for Edmund and a new vanbrace for Susan. New characters Nikabrik and Trumpkin needed swords and daggers, while the grand Narnian army seen in the first film had to be aged back and re-imagined as a rebel force, gone wild.
Even Reepicheep, who would be a digital character, required an exquisite little sword to be made by Weta at life size. In addition, Weta's miniatures department provided highly detailed 1/24th and 1/100th scale miniatures of Miraz's great castle and its environment.