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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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witch | lion | professor | snow | hide and seek | See more »

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Some journeys take us far from home. Some adventures lead us to our destiny. 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)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$180,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

In scenes where the children had to react or talk to CG characters, Andrew Adamson, the director, and Alina Phelan, his assistant, would provide the voices for those non-existing characters, to make it easier for the kids to respond to someone who really isn't there. See more »

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After the fox has just been turned to stone, The White Witch slaps Edmund on the right side of his face, but later on in the film, he has a bruise on his left side and nothing on his right. See more »

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Mrs. Pevensie: Edmund! Get away from there! Peter!
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Mrs. Pevensie: What do you think you're doing? Peter! Quickly, the shelter! Now!
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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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