Evidently conservatives and Christians who complain so loudly about the dearth of good movies to take their kids to failed to match wallet to mouth.
Disney has bailed on the Chronicles of Narnia series. It didn't make enough money, in their estimation. (This is a bit puzzling, though, given that Caspian was the tenth biggest worldwide box-office money-maker.)
The first two movies were, like all adaptations, imperfect. But they were lovely, good-faith efforts, and boasted some perfect key casting (notably Georgie Henley as Lucy). But big-talking culture-critics didn't go to the theaters, and Disney isn't a charity, so the series may be scuttled for good.
Bitter? Wait, it gets worse. 'Way worse.
No Dawn Treader - but filmgoers will be able to see Gilligan's Island on the big screen.
I'll retire to Bedlam.
Now to hope that someone else picks up the "franchise," and that filmgoers make Disney look like idiots by putting their money where their mouth is.