The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was originally set for release May 1st, 2009 but is now scheduled for May 7th 2010 because of a delay in the start of production which will begin next summer, instead of January.
Distributor Walt Disney and producer Walden Media blamed the delay on "the challenging schedules for our young actors". Michael Apted is shooting the film.
The second film in the franchise, Prince Caspian, is scheduled to open May 16th. It was originally set for release in December, but the companies postponed its release by five months after Sony decided to release The Water Horse, in which Walden is also involved, that month.