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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

Writers:

Ann Peacock (screenplay), Andrew Adamson (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 15 wins & 46 nominations. See more awards »

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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

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Aslan Is On The Move See more »


Certificate:

12 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA | UK

Release Date:

21 December 2005 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

De kronieken van Narnia - De leeuw, de heks en de kleerkast 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, 7 May 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$745,013,115, 25 November 2011
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended)

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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The makers asked for permission to bring in twelve reindeer to New Zealand, to pull the Ice Queen's sled. The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry denied them, citing the potentially deadly Q Fever, from which the North American reindeer population suffers, as the reason. However, ten wolves were allowed in, for filming in Auckland. See more »

Goofs

When Lucy first enters the wardrobe, you can hear Peter's voice reach a hundred after counting, but when she steps out of the wardrobe after her first visit to Narnia, you can hear Peter still counting up to a hundred. 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

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 »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Wunderkind
(2004)
Written and Performed by Alanis Morissette
Produced by Mike Elizondo and Alanis Morissette
Courtesy of Maverick Records
Orchestral Arrangement by Jennifer Hammond
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10 out of 10 stars.
24 December 2005 | by amanda01200See all my reviews

The Chrinicles of Narnia, the lion the witch and the wardrobe, is now my favorite movie! this movie was FANTASTIC! the actors are amazing and the movie is just so exactly like the book. If you read the book and are going to see the movie, you will not be disappointed. The movie was better than i expected actually. It's such an amazing and imaginative movie it's just enchanting. I wouldn't normally give any movie 10 stars, but i gave this one 10 stars out of 10. When i was watching the movie, and seeing all the sets and the props, i felt like i had already seen them before. Like they had taken them right out of my imagination when i was reading the book. I know not everyone will have this feeling, but i did, and it was magical. Even if you don't want to see this movie, go because it really is a spectacular and magical movie.


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