Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world.
It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards' Prison and is coming after Harry.
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
This was DP Donald M. McAlpine's first experience using the Super 35 format on a feature film, although it was used for the visual effects for Moulin Rouge! (2001). His previous films before this one were shot in the Panavision (anamorphic) format. He says that "[anamorphic is] a better cinematic experience. People know they're not watching TV. Even a comedy like Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), I think, was a better film because it was shot anamorphically. For The Chronicles of Narnia, they wanted me to shoot Super 35 because of the amount of visual effects involved. They wanted the freedom to move within the frame. And the DI, by removing that optical step, eliminates a lot of the problems. It looks magnificent." See more »
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 »
The producers wish to thank ... Ngai Tahu People ... See more »
The original theatrical version of this film was released by Walt Disney Pictures, but all television, video, and theatrical re-issue versions of the film are distributed by 20th Century Fox. As a result, the current version in circulation opens with a 20th Century Fox logo. This happened as a result of Disney deciding against its distribution deal when it expired in 2010; Walden Media sold its share of the rights to 20th Century Fox that year. See more »
Having read the book as a child I thought the whole film was a brilliant interpretation of what I read, although I imagined it set in a Victorian house, not that, that matters. The special effects with the animals are very believable as the talking and voice-overs are superb. The plot from beginning to end has been exceptionally well executed. Only with today's special effects could this film hit the nail on the spot so well, it is so real. The children play their parts spot on and Tilda Swinton/The White Witch with her black eyes and beautiful but chilling figure cuts a fetching but scary witch. I will take my children to see it, in the cinema and buy the DVD when it is out, this will be a classic movie and if the future anticipated films have the same superb ingredients the series will likewise be classics.
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