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The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - Aslan brought to life in London

Ben Barnes is Prince Caspian. © Disney/Walden Media

Story by Jack Foley

TO COINCIDE with the release of Disney’s The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian the mighty Aslan has been brought to vivid life in London’s Oxford Circus.

The mystical lion roared to life in Argyl Street thanks to innovative 3D chalk drawing techniques that enabled the depiction of Aslan to create the illusion that he is emerging from the steps of the Tube in hot pursuit of a Telmarine – one of the henchman of King Miraz, the evil ruler over the realm of Narnia.

International pavement art specialist Joe Hill was commissioned by Disney to create the work.

He used a combination of paints and chalks to give the full 3D effect, with the pieces being created on canvas laid onto pavement.

The drawing was completed at approximately 11am on Tuesday, June 24, after the artist worked through the night to create the spectacular image. Members of the public are still able to see it if they head for Oxford Circus Tube Station and exit in Argyl Street.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian opens in UK cinemas on Thursday, June 26, 2008 and finds the Pevensie siblings magically transported back from England to the world of Narnia, where a thrilling, perilous new adventure and an even greater test of their faith and courage awaits them.

View photos of the 3D Aslan