Well, dahlings, the last we heard, Disney had pulled out of the Narnia franchise for lack of the green stuff, and it was as simple as that. But Tasha Saecker of Kids Lit alerted me to a highly interesting article about the factors that led to the decision, including a pretty nasty-sounding squabble with the owner of Walden media, one Phil Anschutz, who also seems to own at least some of every other industry on the stock exchange.
Sigh. Just when you thought this biz was all about good books and nice people.
The article notes that there will be a "Voyage of the Dawn Treader" movie, just not distributed by Disney. Keep your ears out for more news.