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

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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Four children from the same family have to leave their town because of the bombings of WWII. A women and a professor take the children to their house. While playing a game of hide-and-seek, the youngest member of the family, Lucy, finds a wardrobe to hide in. She travels back and back into the wardrobe and finds a place named Narnia. After going in twice, the four children go in together for the last time. They battle wolves, meet talking animals, encounter an evil white witch and meet a magnificent lion named Aslan. Will this be the end of their journey to Narnia or will they stay? Written by John ewart

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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:

$595,178 (Austria) (9 December 2005)

Gross:

$291,709,845 (USA) (7 May 2006)
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Trivia

No real lions were used for the film, simply because Andrew Adamson wanted a moment where Georgie Henley could reach out and touch Aslan. It took approximately ten hours to render each frame of the CGI Aslan, and his 5.2 million individual hairs. See more »

Goofs

When Lucy, Peter, Susan and the Beavers are just coming out of the tunnel, just before Lucy falls, her coat is on, then when she falls and they have a close up of her, her coat is off. When she is walking with Peter and Susan her coat is back on again. See more »

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[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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The perfect Christmas movie
29 November 2005 | by (Basel, Switzerland) – See all my reviews

To sum things up: I loved this movie.

I had been waiting for it ever since it was announced, so of course I couldn't pass up the chance to see a press preview this morning. And, while there were some definite weaknesses (mostly in the quality of the animations), overall I was completely convinced. Naturally it did not coincide 100% with my own vision of Narnia visually, but emotionally it rang absolutely true, choking me up several times and really touching me. I walked out of the theatre with a warm, contented feeling - just like I feel every time I read C.S. Lewis' book!

The stand-out performance was definitely Tilda Swinton's as the White Witch, but I liked all actors/voices, from cute little Lucy (newcomer Georgie Henley) to majestic Aslan (Liam Neeson). I thought the children did a great job, considering their relative inexperience and the amount of blue screen work involved.

Tip: Stay seated through the actor credits - afterwards there's another small scene.


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