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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.


Bill Melendez


C.S. Lewis, David D. Connell (story adaptation) | 2 more credits »
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »




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 Rusty Goffe
Sheila Hancock ... Jadis - The White Witch (voice)
Nick Joseph ... Moss Man
Arthur Lowe ... Mr. Beaver (voice)


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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At around 15 min into the film, when Lucy is at the wardrobe while she and the others are playing hide and seek, the left door on the wardrobe is open. Then in the next shot, both doors are closed just as she opens both doors. See more »


Lucy: [to Tumnus] You're not a bad faun at all! You're the nicest faun I've ever met.
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Alternate Versions

SPECIAL EDITION: In 2006, this TV movie was released on a Special Edition DVD with audio commentary, interviews, a deleted scene, and sketches and artwork. However, the film was presented in a wide screen format with the top and bottom of the original picture removed. See more »

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An excellent telling of the classic novel
5 November 1999 | by scooby-41See all my reviews

This is one of the best animated films I've ever seen. C.S. Lewis' classic book comes alive with vigor and fun. I recommend this to anyone who has read books by Lewis, and especially to fans of the Chronicles of Narnia. The illistrations are exceptional and the music is very good.

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1 April 1979 (USA) See more »

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