The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe (1988)

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Four kids travel to the magical land of Narnia where they must battle an evil queen with the direction of the lion, Aslan.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 Peter Pevensie (6 episodes, 1988)
Sophie Cook ...
 Susan Pevensie (6 episodes, 1988)
Jonathan R. Scott ...
 Edmund Pevensie (6 episodes, 1988)
Sophie Wilcox ...
 Lucy Pevensie (6 episodes, 1988)
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 The White Witch (6 episodes, 1988)
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 Mr. Beaver (5 episodes, 1988)
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 Mrs. Beaver (5 episodes, 1988)
Michael Walter ...
 Ginaarbrik (5 episodes, 1988)
Ailsa Berk ...
 Aslan (4 episodes, 1988)
Martin Stone ...
 Maugrim (4 episodes, 1988)
William Todd-Jones ...
 Aslan (4 episodes, 1988)
Keith Hodiak ...
 Aslan's Satyr / ... (4 episodes, 1988)
Garfield Brown ...
 Aslan's Satyr / ... (4 episodes, 1988)
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 Aslan (3 episodes, 1988)
Irene Marot ...
 Hag (3 episodes, 1988)
Kairen Kemp ...
 Hag (3 episodes, 1988)
Jeffrey S. Perry ...
 Mr. Tumnus (3 episodes, 1988)
Michael Aldridge ...
 Professor Digory Kirke (3 episodes, 1988)
Mike Eastman ...
 Miraz Soldier (3 episodes, 1988)
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In World War, the four Pevenses children: Peter Susan, Edmund and Lucy are evacuated from London to the country house of an eccentric old professor. There, bored and restless, first Lucy and Edmund, and then all four of the kids make their way through an attic wardrobe in Narnia, a magical land of mythical creatures and talking animals. But Narnia is not perfect: it's always winter and never Christmas since the White Witch began her rule. And there are evil creatures as well as good, and a traitor in their midst. Only the return of Aslan can bring victory in the coming battle to win spring and freedom back to Narnia. 3x54min episodes. Written by Kathy Li

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe  »

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Cair Paravel means "the lower court", from the Welsh "caer" meaning a fort and the old French "paravail" meaning either "lower" or "in the valley". See more »

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When Peter is mad at Edmund for lying about being in Narnia before, his hair is moving free in the wind. In the next scene, that is at the same time period, his hair is gelled down and styled. See more »

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[the children and beavers are planning to go on the run to find Aslan and Mrs Beaver is insisting on taking loads of supplies]
Mrs. Beaver: I don't suppose the sewing machine is too heavy to take?
Mr. Beaver: Yes it is! Anyway you didn't think you'd be able to use it when we were on the run now did you?
Mrs. Beaver: I just can't abide the thought of that witch fiddling with it and breaking it or stealing it most likely as not.
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Being from America I remember this film when I was very young, honestly it was great for my young mind. Then after the movie I read all the books, great books if you haven't read them you should.

Now as a adult I see many people have never heard of the movie and when they see it they mock it, but to me its still great this is one of few movies that are remotely close to the book , I do suggest to everyone who loves the books they get this movie or rent it, give it a try. What will it hurt, not much I know. Just because its a old film doesn't mean it will suck , and just because it didn't have a big TV budget doesn't mean it will be bad.


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