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The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (1979)

Four kids travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia and learn of their destiny to free it with the guidance of a lion messiah.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Rachel Warren ...
Lucy (voice)
Susan Sokol ...
Susan (voice)
Reg Williams ...
Peter (voice)
Simon Adams ...
Edmund (voice)
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Mr. Tumnus (voice)
Dick Vosburgh ...
Professor (voice)
Don Parker ...
Mr. Beaver (voice)
Liz Proud ...
Mrs. Beaver (voice)
Stephen Thorne ...
Aslan (voice)
Beth Porter ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nicholas Barnes ...
Edmund (voice)
Rusty Goffe
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Mr. Beaver (voice)
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Professor (voice)
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Storyline

Four children, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy are evacuated to the country in World War 2. They stay in a large house owned by an old Professor. First Lucy, then Edmund, then all four children find their way through an old wardrobe into Narnia, a magical land with talking animals and mythical creatures such as fauns and dwarves. But Narnia is held under a magical spell by the evil White Witch to ensure it's always winter but never Christmas. The children have to battle evil creatures and deal with betrayal and treachery but make many good friends as well. Finally, with the help of Aslan (The Lion) they defeat the evil witch and spring and freedom come back to Narnia. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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1 April 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

As Crônicas de Nárnia: O Leão, a Feiticeira e o Guarda-roupa  »

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Quotes

Lucy: You're not a bad faun at all! You're the nicest faun I've ever met.
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Spoofed in The Young Ones: Flood (1982) See more »

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13 June 2002 | by (Santa Clarita, CA) – See all my reviews

This was a great adaption of CS Lewis's book. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is my absolute favorite book, and I was glad that this animated version stayed pretty faithfull to the novel. There is talk that they are now making a live action theatrical version of the film. I hope that it is as good as this animated version. Before it comes out, see this version. It is great!!!


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