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The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe -- 4 kids travel to the magical land of Narnia where they must battle an evil queen with the direction of the Lion, Aslan.
The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe: :  -- 4 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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Release Date:
13 November 1988 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
Four kids travel to the magical land of Narnia where they must battle an evil queen with the direction of the lion, Aslan. Full summary »
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Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
I loved it! See more (78 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 19 of 25)

Richard Dempsey ... 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)

Barbara Kellerman ... The White Witch (6 episodes, 1988)
Kerry Shale ... Mr. Beaver (5 episodes, 1988)

Lesley Nicol ... 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)

Ronald Pickup ... 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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Series Directed by
Marilyn Fox (6 episodes, 1988)
 
Series Writing credits
C.S. Lewis (6 episodes, 1988)
Alan Seymour (5 episodes, 1988)

Series Produced by
Colin Shindler .... executive producer: WonderWorks / executive producer: Wonderworks (6 episodes, 1988)
Paul Stone .... producer (6 episodes, 1988)

Ellen Freyer .... coordinating producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Geoffrey Burgon (6 episodes, 1988)
 
Series Cinematography by
John Mason (1 episode, 1988)
Chris Townsend (1 episode, 1988)
 
Series Film Editing by
Stephen Newnham (6 episodes, 1988)
 
Series Production Design by
Alan Spalding (6 episodes, 1988)
Sarah Greenwood (2 episodes, 1988)
 
Series Costume Design by
Judy Pepperdine (6 episodes, 1988)
Ros Little (2 episodes, 1988)
 
Series Makeup Department
Sylvia Thornton .... makeup designer (6 episodes, 1988)
Petrona Winton .... makeup artist / makeup designer (2 episodes, 1988)
 
Series Production Management
Philip Lewis .... production manager (6 episodes, 1988)
Cliff Pinnock .... production manager (6 episodes, 1988)
 
Series Art Department
Andrew James Clark .... properties buyer / property buyer (6 episodes, 1988)
Michael Graham-Smith .... graphic designer (6 episodes, 1988)
Vin Burnham .... designer: Aslan (2 episodes, 1988)
 
Series Sound Department
John Hartshorn .... sound: studio / studio sound (6 episodes, 1988)
Bill Whiston .... o.b. sound (6 episodes, 1988)
 
Series Special Effects by
Evan Green-Hughes .... special effects: snow (6 episodes, 1988)
Paul Mann .... special effects technician (6 episodes, 1988)

Dale Bell .... executive producer: WonderWorks (unknown episodes)
Jay Rayvid .... senior executive producer: WonderWorks (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Robin Lobb .... video effects designer (6 episodes, 1988)
Andy McVean .... visual effects designer (6 episodes, 1988)
Paul Mann .... visual effects designer (2 episodes, 1988)
 
Series Stunts
Peter Brayham .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 1988)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Townsend .... studio lighting director / studio lighting (6 episodes, 1988)
Paul Kay .... studio camera supervisor (5 episodes, 1988)
John Mason .... o.b. lighting director (5 episodes, 1988)
Paul Harding .... ob camera / o.b. camera operator (3 episodes, 1988)
Trevor Wimlett .... o.b. camera operator (3 episodes, 1988)
 
Series Animation Department
Jimmy T. Murakami .... animation director (2 episodes, 1988)

Manjit Jhita .... animator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
John Mason .... outside broadcasting lighting director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Mary Kellehar .... vision mixer (6 episodes, 1988)
 
Series Other crew
Clare Bradley .... assistant floor manager (6 episodes, 1988)
Ralph Cameron .... assistant floor manager (6 episodes, 1988)
Mike Chislett .... studio technical coordinator (6 episodes, 1988)
Susan Dunford .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1988)
Stephen Garwood .... assistant floor manager (6 episodes, 1988)
Brian Roberts .... production associate (6 episodes, 1988)
Mark Uttley .... operations manager: TVi Limited (6 episodes, 1988)
Pat Baker .... dog trainer (3 episodes, 1988)
John Baker .... dog trainer (2 episodes, 1988)
George Wagland .... o.b. vision supervisor (2 episodes, 1988)

Wayne Docksey .... animal master (unknown episodes)
Mark Shelley .... weapons armorer (unknown episodes)
 

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171 min
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Trivia:
The Pevensie cast had a reunion interview in 2003, which is included on some DVD versions.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Peter Pevensie:It's a beaver, I saw its tail!See more »

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26 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
I loved it!, 4 May 2004
Author: lje32677 from El Cajon, California

This fable is wonderful. We have 4 young children: Peter(Richard Dempsey), Susan(Sophie Cook), Edmund(Jonathan R. Scott) and Lucy(Sophie Wilcox); taken from London in 1940 to avoid the onslaught of the German Luftwaffe. They arrive at an old manor house in the country where they meet a kindly old professor(Michael Aldridge). The boys aren't thrilled by the empty and damp house, but the youngest, Lucy, is enchanted. They decide to explore the grounds, but have to explore the house instead of the grounds, due to a rainstorm. Lucy discovers a large, decorative wardrobe which appears to be made out of oak or some other hardwood. She goes in and is transported to another world. A world of witches, nymphs, talking fawns and other wonders. She can't convince her brothers and sister, but eventually as they are trying to avoid the stern governess, Mrs. McCready(Maureen Morris), they follow Lucy into the world. Then the real adventure begins.

This fable is layered with metaphors and symbolism. C.S. Lewis became a dedicated Christian late in life and the symbolism in the story shows his faith, as well being a good story.

All of the young people and others portray their roles with gusto. A couple of the actors go over the top, but it adds to the story. But the one that caught my eye was young Sophie Wilcox who played Lucy. This child was so animated. The range of her emotions traveled from joy to sadness to anger and back again. Lucy was portrayed as an innocent defending her family and loyal to her friends. There was no guile in her. Then there was her brother, Jonathan R. Scott(Edmund), who betrayed the family to the "White Witch"(Barbara Kellerman), because of anger and greed. The love of his family and King Aslan(William Todd Jones) saves him.

The special affects were the affects that were popular during the late 80s. Not as spectacular as in the Harry Potter movies, but the engineering of Aslan as a large male lion was wonderful.

I'm 44 and I recommend this film to anyone who wishes to go back and relive some wonderful childhood moments.

Laura

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