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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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Andrew Adamson

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Ann Peacock (screenplay), Andrew Adamson (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Georgie Henley ... Lucy Pevensie
Skandar Keynes ... Edmund Pevensie
William Moseley ... Peter Pevensie
Anna Popplewell ... Susan Pevensie
Tilda Swinton ... White Witch
James McAvoy ... Mr. Tumnus
Jim Broadbent ... Professor Kirke
Kiran Shah ... Ginarrbrik
James Cosmo ... Father Christmas
Judy McIntosh Judy McIntosh ... Mrs. Pevensie
Elizabeth Hawthorne ... Mrs. Macready
Patrick Kake ... Oreius
Shane Rangi ... General Otmin
Brandon Cook Brandon Cook ... Boy on Train
Cassie Cook Cassie Cook ... Girl on Train
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The beloved masterpiece comes to life December 9 See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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USA | UK

Release Date:

9 December 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$180,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$65,556,312, 11 December 2005

Gross USA:

$291,709,845

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$745,013,115
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Technical Specs

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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

In the audio commentary, Skandar Keynes comments that William Moseley coerced him into eating some of the sugar glass from the broken picture of their father in the beginning of the movie. Only after trying did Skander realize the fake glass was made of silicon. See more »

Goofs

When Edmund is rescued he has a big cut on his lip. When Queen Jadis and Aslan go into the tent for their meeting it is a smaller cut, and when they come out it is bigger 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

At the end of the credits there is a dedication: "For Isabelle and Sylvia" See more »

Alternate Versions

German theatrical version (non-digital) was cut for violence to secure a "Not under 6" rating. Digital presentations were uncut (with a "Not under 12" rating). On DVD, both versions were released (standard DVD was cut, collector's edition was uncut). See more »

Connections

Referenced in On the Set: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Can't Take It In
(2004)
Written by Imogen Heap and Harry Gregson-Williams
Performed and Produced by Imogen Heap
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weak in believability
3 January 2006 | by AureiasSee all my reviews

I went to see this movie expecting something relatively decent, something on the scale of LOTR's epic as some people have been making the comparison to. However, it was disappointing besides the visual eye candy.

Human characters particularly weak besides Swinton, I was rooting for the white witch the entire time. The kids themselves are irritating, lame, and whiny, besides maybe the smallest of the four. They're relatively one dimensional.

There's several points in the story in which believability is thrown out the window, given that it is a "children's fantasy," in which I'll allow some sort of leeway, but there HAS to be some sort of rational sequence of events that leads up to the acquiring a certain skill or a turn of events.

Strategy and stupidity of the armies is enormous, I refuse to believe that a white witch who has ruled over the world for the past 100 years is that bad of a tactician.

All in all, the CG animals, such as the talking beavers are the redeeming aspect the adaptation.

Probably entertaining for someone not as critical or for little kids.


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