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Release Date:
1 April 1979 (USA) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Won Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination See more »
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  (in credits order)
Rachel Warren ... Lucy (voice)
Susan Sokol ... Susan (voice)
Reg Williams ... Peter (voice)
Simon Adams ... Edmund (voice)

Victor Spinetti ... Mr. Tumnus (voice)
Dick Vosburgh ... Professor (voice)
Don Parker ... Mr. Beaver (voice)
Liz Proud ... Mrs. Beaver (voice)
Stephen Thorne ... Aslan (voice)
Beth Porter ... Jadis, The White Witch (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nicholas Barnes ... Edmund (voice: US version)
Rusty Goffe

Sheila Hancock ... Jadis - The White Witch (voice: US version)

Arthur Lowe ... Mr. Beaver (voice: US version)

Leo McKern ... Professor (voice: US version)

Leslie Phillips ... Mr. Tumnus (voice: US version)
June Whitfield ... Mrs. Beaver (voice: US version)

Directed by
Bill Melendez 
Writing credits
C.S. Lewis (written by)

David D. Connell (story adaptation) and
Bill Melendez (story adaptation)

Produced by
David D. Connell .... executive producer
Steven Cuitlahuac Melendez .... producer
Original Music by
Michael J. Lewis 
Film Editing by
Michael Crane 
Mick Manning  (as Mike Manning)
José Pallejá 
Production Design by
Alan Shean 
Production Management
John Coates .... production supervisor
Luis García Jori .... production supervisor (as Luis García)
Graeme Spurway .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jim Duffy .... assistant director
Carol Leith .... assistant director
Sound Department
Doug E. Turner .... dubbing mixer (as Doug Turner)
Camera and Electrical Department
Nick Boisson .... camera operator
Chris King .... camera operator
Gary Knowelden .... camera operator (as Gary Knowldon)
Elvira León .... camera operator
Peter Turner .... camera operator
Animation Department
Alan Andrews .... trace and paint artist
Eva Arpi .... trace and paint artist
Hilary Audus .... animator
Rodolfo Azaro .... color artist (as Rodolpho Azaro)
Vicente Badenes .... color artist
Robert Balser .... sequence director
Tancy Baran .... animator
Vincent Bassols .... animator (as Vicente Bassols)
Concha Belzunegui .... trace and paint artist (as Conchita Pelzunegui)
Isabel Belío .... animator
Ruth Beni .... checking
Beatrice Blot .... trace and paint artist (as Betrice Blot)
Bob Carlson .... animator
Chris Caunter .... animator
Bobby Clennell .... animator (as Bobby Clennel)
Ian Cook .... trace and paint artist
Melanie Davies .... trace and paint artist
Valentín Doménech .... animator
Chris Evans .... animator
Maite Garcia .... trace and paint artist
Craig Goldie .... animator
Galma Grosby .... trace and paint artist
Joanna Harrison .... animator (as Joanna Fryer)
Lee Hill .... checking
Sandy Houston .... checking
Arthur Humberstone .... animator
Ángel Izquierdo .... animator
George Jackson .... animator
Doug Jensen .... animator
Angela Kovacs .... trace and paint artist (as Angela Covacs)
Maruja León .... trace and paint artist
Jordie Maseras .... trace and paint artist
Dave McFall .... trace and paint artist
John Miller .... animator (as Jonathan Miller)
Nieves Miró .... trace and paint artist
Carmen Moliné .... checking
Chrissy Morgan .... trace and paint artist
Lynn Newman .... trace and paint artist
Pepita Pardell .... animator
Ted Percival .... animator
David Perez-Dolz .... trace and paint artist
Ricardo Perez-Dolz .... trace and paint artist
John Perkins .... animator
Mike Pocock .... layout artist
Robert Poulter .... trace and paint artist
Miquel Pujol .... color artist (as Miguel Pujol)
Edric Radage .... sequence director
Isabel Radage .... trace and paint artist (as Isobel Radage)
Chris Randall .... layout artist
Charlotte Richardson .... production artist
Alma Sachs .... trace and paint artist
Ian Sachs .... trace and paint artist
Anna Saura .... trace and paint artist
June Scott .... trace and paint artist
Christina Simo .... trace and paint artist
Alan Simpson .... animator
José Solís .... layout artist
Nicholas Spargo .... sequence director
April Spencer .... animator
Dean Spille .... color artist
Bridget Sweeney .... trace and paint artist
Gary Sycamore .... color artist
Marie Szmichowska .... animator
Barbara Todeschini .... trace and paint artist
José Luis Torres .... animator
Carolina Vidal .... trace and paint artist
Rosemary Welch .... animator
Music Department
Michael J. Lewis .... conductor
Other crew
Sandy Claxton Arnold .... production assistant (as Sandy Claxton-Arnold)
Corona Esterhazy .... production coordinator (as Corona Maher)
Michael Hayes .... production coordinator
Lora Sackett .... production assistant (as Lora Sacket)
Victor Spinetti .... voice director
Julio Taltavull .... production coordinator
Doris Vidaver .... consultant
Wendy Ward .... production assistant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
95 min | West Germany:90 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Peter:Aslan, we've come.
Aslan:WELCOME Peter, son of Adam! Welcome Susan and Lucy, daughters of Eve! Welcome He-beaver and She-beaver! But where is the fourth?
Mr. Beaver:He has betrayed us, oh Aslan.
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Great adaptation from book!, 20 June 2005
Author: katiep from United States

This charming animated film is great for stirring up the imaginations in children. I first saw The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe when I was 7 years old, and have loved it ever since. We had it on tape when I was a kid and watched it over and over. But after I grew up a little I forgot about it. Then when I was 17 I read the book for the first time and searched for the animated movie again. It was not only nostalgic to hear the familiar, old dialogues and music and to see my favorite characters again, but I realized how true to the book the cartoon movie really is. I was also old enough to recognize and appreciate the message that the story delivers in such a clever way.

The animation sometimes looks inconsistent (maybe the artists got tired, or took shifts drawing!) but the drawing style is so unique and unforgettable. Some scenes and sounds really are funny, too, if you're paying attention. I really do like the actors' voices, also; they all did a great job. They sound kinda British? The music is really cool, too! I wish the score was available on CD.

I give The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe a 10/10 for originality and overall charm. It's not an obnoxious Disney cartoon. Nor is it a musical with drawn-out songs that take time away from the story.

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