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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:
Brilliant, evocative, memorable, classic. A bit cheap. 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 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:
Lucy:Oh, Aslan! You're not dead, Aslan!
Aslan:Do I look dead?
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The 100 Greatest Christmas Moments (2004) (TV)See more »

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32 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Brilliant, evocative, memorable, classic. A bit cheap., 3 May 2001
Author: mrhappy-2 from London, England

The criticisms of this BBC adaption, made as the first in what proved to be a set of four of C.S. Lewis' books are largely unfair. The budget was small - by American standards, at the time in the UK it was positively lavish - and the effect achieved given these constraints and the fact that the show is now almost 15 years old is pretty impressive. The adaption is an even-handed one, the leads are relatively engaging the animals don't look at all bad with Aslan clearly having the majority of the budget for the whole show lavished on him. Only those drunk on the slick fantasy effects of the 90's could complain. Above all Barbara Kellerman is the standout, however, as the White Witch, sending a chill into the hearts of even the most confident of seven year olds; as I was when this was first shown on British television. As far as I'm concerned the whole series was seminal. They don't make them like this anymore - though some would say thank goodness.

Narnia requires a big-budget adaption for the big screen. But until that comes along this is easily the best screen version of C.S. Lewis' best known story out there. And the music is absolutely fantastic.

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