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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

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Four kids travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia and learn of their destiny to free it with the guidance of a mystical lion.

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When the Pevensie family are evacuated out to the country, they are unaware of the adventure they will encounter. During a game of hide and seek, the youngest daughter, Lucy (Henley) discovers a wardrobe which transports her to the land of Narnia. Covered in snow, Narnia is full of weird and wonderful creatures, but is watched over by the evil White Witch, Jadis (Swinton). When all four Pevensie children end up through the wardrobe, they discover that it was meant to be, as two daughters of Eve and two sons of Adam must join with the mighty lion, Aslan (Neeson) to defeat the evil White Witch. Written by FilmFanUk

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There are many stories of Narnia. The first is about to be told. See more »


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Rated PG for battle sequences and frightening moments | See all certifications »

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9 December 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Las crónicas de Narnia - El león, la bruja y el ropero  »

Box Office

Budget:

$180,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$35,824 (Argentina) (3 March 2006)

Gross:

$291,709,845 (USA) (5 May 2006)
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Trivia

The four kids made up a dance which they sang to whenever Andrew Adamson said "check the gate" after each take. "Check the gate" means check that there are no hairs or other foreign bodies between the film and the gate which holds the film in a flat plane within the camera; such hairs would show up on the film and make the shot useless. See more »

Goofs

When Lucy pulls back the tree branches to enter Narnia for the first time, her hair is curled inward. When she feels the snow and looks around, her hair is curled outward. Then when she looks up, it is inward again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mrs. Pevensie: Edmund! Get away from there! Peter!
[to Edmund]
Mrs. Pevensie: What do you think you're doing? Peter! Quickly, the shelter! Now!
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits the Title "The Lion, the Witch, and Wardrobe" comes down as snow after we see "The Chronicles of Narnia" See more »

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Soundtracks

Oh Johnny Oh, Johnny Oh!
(1917)
Music by Abe Olman
Lyrics Ed Rose
Performed by The Andrews Sisters
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Centaurs, Fauns, and Gryphons all come to life in this great body of work.
6 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

C.S. Lewis' classic is reborn in 'The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe', when four children from war-torn England find themselves transported to a land of myth and fantasy. It has been foretold that they will bring peace to Narnia. But can they survive the evil treachery of the mysterious White Witch who claims to be Queen?

In this rendition, C.S. Lewis' imagination is brought to life with amazing special effects. Centaurs, Fauns, and Gryphons all come to life in this great body of work. The whole family will enjoy this film. Liam Neeson is wonderful as Aslan the Lion.

I can not say that was all that impressed with Tilda Swinton as the White Witch. She looked the part, but did not seem as treacherous as I had hoped.

Overall this is a really good film. If you are familiar with the story, then there are no real surprises, but makes up for it with incredible CGI animation.


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