The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Common Sense Media says

Great graphics, many activities on content-loaded film site.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

The site encourages adventure and exploring.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

The site's central purpose is to promote the movie, and trailers and reminders about the film opening are everywhere (along with a group ticket sales link). The site also features info about Narnia merchandise and books.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

Mostly private. Kids enter a username, and their profile only shows their ship -- not an uploaded personal photo or other item. Connecting with other Narnia fans via Facebook is optional.

 

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that you must be 13 to register; registration is required to earn points to customize your ship. The site also features frequent pushes to Facebook.

Parents say

Kids say

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

The CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER site offers more activities than many film-focused fan sites -- sure, there's plenty of plugs to see the movie (many sections include the option to view the trailer) and information about the characters and plot, but kids can also travel around the virtual world, learning Narnia facts and playing sword training and other games.

The design is also impressive: Ocean waves swirl at the bottom of the screen, and epic music plays as you click around the graphically elaborate site. Generally, the seafaring journey kids take on the site is a safe one: They can't chat with each other, and there isn't much stuff that might be too scary for younger kids. The site's only potential problem is its frequent pushes to Facebook -- users are encouraged to discuss riddles and other topics on the social networking site. However, most posts on the film's page are clean and just center around fans' excitement about the movie.

Online interaction: The site doesn't offer chatting or other direct interactions, but some of the activities have a link to Facebook where fans can connect with others for discussions via the social networking site.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about whether this site is fun to look at without seeing the movie. Are sites that are trying to sell you something -- whether it's a product or a movie ticket -- any less fun if you don't buy what's for sale?

  • The movie also has a Facebook profile that's frequently updated. What kind of things should you consider before you "like" the movie's Facebook page -- or any Facebook page (or post a comment on it)? (Parents: For more tips on social networking and safety, check out our Facebook for Parents article.)

  • The movie and site stress exploring and adventure. What kind of adventures are fun for kids -- and which might be not safe or might be more appropriate to do with an adult?

Website details

Genre:Fan Sites
Topics:Magic and fantasy
Pricing structure:Free

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Kid, 10 years old March 29, 2011
AGE
2
QUALITY
 

STILL VERY BORING!!!

Games are not even easy to play!
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Safety and privacy concerns
Adult Written bynationaltreasure February 1, 2011
AGE
11
QUALITY
 

a good wedsite for Narnia fans

iffy for 11
What other families should know
Safety and privacy concerns
Teen, 17 years old Written byMerlinFan17 December 28, 2010
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
This is a pretty fun website. Obviously created to promote VDT, it does it's job well. If one signs up, one can design a boat, and then sail that boat around the islands that the Dawn Treader went to, and collect daily treasures. The different islands contain wallpapers, info, games, and hidden items for points. The more points you get, the bigger your ship is until finally you are sailing the Dawn Treader itself. It's pretty fun, especially with mini games featuring the mouse Reepicheep, creating your own dragon, and the like. One of the best movie sites I've ever been on.

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