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The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (1979)

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

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Bill Melendez

Writers:

C.S. Lewis, David D. Connell (story adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rachel Warren Rachel Warren ... Lucy (voice)
Susan Sokol Susan Sokol ... Susan (voice)
Reg Williams Reg Williams ... Peter (voice)
Simon Adams Simon Adams ... Edmund (voice)
Victor Spinetti ... Mr. Tumnus (voice)
Dick Vosburgh Dick Vosburgh ... Professor (voice)
Don Parker Don Parker ... Mr. Beaver (voice)
Liz Proud Liz Proud ... Mrs. Beaver (voice)
Stephen Thorne ... Aslan (voice)
Beth Porter Beth Porter ... Jadis, The White Witch (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nicholas Barnes Nicholas Barnes ... Edmund (voice)
Rusty Goffe
Sheila Hancock ... Jadis - The White Witch (voice)
Arthur Lowe ... Mr. Beaver (voice)
Leo McKern ... Professor (voice)
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Storyline

Four children, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy are evacuated to the country in World War 2. They stay in a large house owned by an old Professor. First Lucy, then Edmund, then all four children find their way through an old wardrobe into Narnia, a magical land with talking animals and mythical creatures such as fauns and dwarves. But Narnia is held under a magical spell by the evil White Witch to ensure it's always winter but never Christmas. The children have to battle evil creatures and deal with betrayal and treachery but make many good friends as well. Finally, with the help of Aslan (The Lion) they defeat the evil witch and spring and freedom come back to Narnia. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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An adventure to dazzle the eye, delight the senses, gladden the heart! Four unique adventurers enter the magical world of Narnia - a land of talking animals and mystical creatures. And join a noble lion in battle against the evil White Witch.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

As Crônicas de Nárnia: O Leão, a Feiticeira e o Guarda-Roupa See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Peter: Aslan, we've come.
Aslan: WELCOME Peter, son of Adam! Welcome Susan and Lucy, daughters of Eve! Welcome He-beaver and She-beaver! But where is the fourth?
Mr. Beaver: He has betrayed us, oh Aslan.
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One Of My Childhood Favorites
25 October 2014 | by Rainey DawnSee all my reviews

I was 7 when this film came on television so I was able to watch it when it first aired. I recall falling deeply in love with this fantasy story as a child and was given the entire 7 book collection as a gift. Needless to say, I read the entire collection because of my love for this made-for-TV Movie. I do not personally have the books but the are still in the family.

This old TV film is a good watch but I will admit that it is not perfect yet it is a good classic TV film for kids and adults alike.

If you liked the older animated dramas like "The Hobbit (TV Movie 1977)", "The Black Cauldron", "The Secret of NIMH" or "The Last Unicorn" then you might like this TV movie classic The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (1979).

9/10


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