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The Chronicles of Narnia, the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

When four siblings (William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Skandar Keynes and Georgie Henley) discover an old wardrobe is the porthole into a magic snow-covered land, they enter Narnia and soon find themselves helping a lion named Aslan free the inhabitants from an evil enchantment. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A+
Violence: C
Sexual Content: A
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 143
Theater Release: 08 Dec 2005
Video Release: 03 Apr 2006
MPAA Rating: PG
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The cast of this film reassemble for the sequels The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader  . In 1988, the BBC produced a made-for-TV version of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The movie Shadowlands depicts the life of the author C.S. Lewis. Copies of the seven books that comprise The Chronicles of Narnia can be found at you local library.

Home Video Extra Features

DVD Release Date: 4 April 2006

Enter the magic kingdom of Narnia as often as you like with the DVD release of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, available in either a Widescreen version or a Special 2-disc Edition. If you choose the single disc option, you will receive the following bonus features: Bloopers, Discover Narnia Fun Facts, Kids & Director Commentary, and the Filmmakers’ Commentary. If you take the double helping, you will also receive: Chronicles Of A Director, The Children’s Magical Journey, Evolution Of An Epic, From One Man’s Mind, Cinematic Storytellers, Creating Creatures, Anatomy Of A Scene: The Melting River, Creatures Of The World, Explore Narnia, and Legends In Time. Better than Turkish Delight, both versions offer English audio tracks in DTS 5.1 Digital Surround Sound and 5.1 Disney Enhanced Home Theater Mix, with subtitles in French and Spanish.

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