I was talking about big cats earlier in the week, and today it’ll be big mice. Mike Todd reports that the second installment in Disney’s new Narnia series has been green-lighted, as seen on Hollywood Jesus; this would probably mean a Christmas 2007 release.

I haven’t seen the first (new) Narnia movie yet, and now I’m already looking forward to the Prince Caspian movie. See, Reepicheep is my favorite character from the series, so I’d love to see him on the big screen. My absolute most favorite moment in the entire series — serious spolier coming — is when Reepicheep appears at the end of The Last Battle to greet the Pevensies in the Emperor’s Garden.

I think though, that if Disney doesn’t lose “interest” in the series and actually sees it through to make a movie adaptation of The Last Battle, I probably won’t be able to see it. Being robbed of that literary scene by a big-screen bastardization would simply be more than I could stand.

As I mentioned earlier, I just don’t trust Disney with the series… I’m a little nervous about what they’ll do with the Lion, of course. But if you ask me, they’ve already got their mouse, and I’m quite nervous about them getting their animatronic hands on mine. Let’s just note here and now that any Mickification of Reepicheep is quite likely to result in copious amounts of well-founded violence from all fronts.

Who would have ever thought to draw a comparison between Mickey and Reepicheep? Turns out, Dale Pollard thought of it, in a thoughtful and thought-provoking comparison which might have been subtitled a tale of two kingdoms.

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