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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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1
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:
An Underrated Classic, Captures the imagination. 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:
Plot similarities between the J.R.R. Tolkien Lord of the Rings trilogy and C.S. Lewis Narnia stories was no coincidence. Both men were members of a literary discussion group known as the Inklings. Living trees that move and fight but also provide a safe zone, languages created for the legendary cultures within the mythology, rescues from towers by flying creatures are a few examples.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:
[Aslan is breathing on a giant to break the witch's stone spell and restore him to life]
Lucy:Oh, look! Is it safe?
Aslan:Oh, yes. Once the feet are put right, the rest of him will follow.
Lucy:That wasn't exactly what I meant.
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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
An Underrated Classic, Captures the imagination., 9 August 2002
Author: homie_g

I am frequently appalled by the denegration (from previous comments, one in particular not sure how many in total) of this series people inflict on it. It may have hand-drawn animations and really bad bluescreen composite effects and lack breathtaking special effects but thats how the 1980's were, they tried and I give them points for trying and it did seem spectacular in that era. Nowadays we have CGI SPX that kicks-ass but lets not denegrate a series because of the limitations of the period, lets appreciate it.

I remember watching this as a child and taping every single episode ofa the BBC (BBC rock for not putting advertisements in) and I was not dissapointed at all, I enjoyed this series. I still have the VHS tapes of them all and shall never record over them.

It is not to be taken too seriously, of course you can tell that some of the animals are played by people and the acting is a bit off but it is after all a children's program. Perhaps it was intentional to have the animals look so obviously like people, to symbolize the duality of men and beast, depends on your interpretation!.

This is a television series not a big budgeted movie, so considering all this, the production has done a great job in reviving the spirit of the book.

As always, movies can hardly replace the book but this one does an adequet job of it especially considering when it was made. Musical title score is above par, the sets constructed do the job and show great creativity, the great direction and crew production quality shows.

I hope they do put all of the Chronicals of Narnia TV series' on DVD (if they haven't already) to preserve its quality. I am sure there are plenty of fans out there who would buy it like me.

I do not want to go into the story (perhaps I should sometime), as with all my reviews I only comment on the impression left behind and production quality. I think children would find it most entertaining however if you do have the opportunity to watch this I suggest you do.

Final thoughts are is that it is a memorable series.

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