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


2h 19m 2005

Brief Synopsis

Four young adventurers playing hide-and-seek in the country home of an old professor stumble upon an enchanted wardrobe that will take them places they never dreamed. Stepping through the wardrobe door, they are whisked out of World War II London into the spectacular parallel universe known as Narni

Film Details

Also Known As
Chronicles of Narnia, Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe, The, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Lion, One Hundred Year Winter, Paravel, kronieken van Narnia - De leeuw, de heks en de kleerkast, monde de Narnia: chapitre 1 - Le lion, la sorcière blanche et l'armoire magique
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Adaptation
Adventure
Family
Fantasy
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Abbey Road Studios; Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.; Creature Effects; Digital Dream; Entertainment Clearances, Inc.; Flying Trestles; Giant Studios; Hatch Fx; Ico Entertainment, Inc.; Illusion Arts, Inc.; Industrial Light + Magic; Jayden York; Knb Efx Group, Inc.; New Deal Studios, Inc.; One Step Up, Inc.; Orbit Digital; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Rhythm & Hues Studios; Sandbox F/X; Soho Vfx; Sony Pictures Imageworks, Inc.; Stillking Films; Svengali Visual Effects; Technicolor Digital Intermediates; The Background; Todd-Ao; Walden Media; Walden Media; Walt Disney Music Library; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Weta Digital, Ltd.
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution; Buena Vista International; Buena Vista International; Cascade Films; Falcon; Forum; Forum Film (Poland); Intercontinental Film Distributors (Hong Kong); Prooptiki Romania; Sam Film; Saturn Entertainment; Ster-Kinekor; Taramount; United International Pictures; Vin; Walt Disney Studios Distribution; Walt Disney Studios Distribution; Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; New Zealand; Czech Republic

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 19m

Synopsis

Four young adventurers playing hide-and-seek in the country home of an old professor stumble upon an enchanted wardrobe that will take them places they never dreamed. Stepping through the wardrobe door, they are whisked out of World War II London into the spectacular parallel universe known as Narnia--a fairy-tale realm of magical proportions where woodland animals talk and mythological creatures roam the hills. But Narnia has fallen under the icy spell of a mad sorceress, cursed to suffer through a winter that never ends by the White Witch Jadis. Now, aided by Narnia's rightful leader, the wise and mystical lion Aslan, the four Pevensie children will discover their own strength and lead Narnia into a spectacular battle to be free of the Witch's glacial enslavement forever.

Crew

Tony Abejuro

Animation Director

Mimi Abers

Digital Effects Artist

Rajesh Achint

Digital Effects Artist

Victoria Acosta

Production

Brian Adams

Animation Director

Cathy Adams

Location Coordinator

Grant Adams

Camera Assistant

Lucy Adams

Costume Illustrator

Ryan Adams

Motion Control

Kimberly Adams-galligan

Assistant Costume Designer

Andrew Adamson

Screenplay (Rewrite)

Andrew Adamson

Executive Producer

Judith Adamson

Digital Effects Artist

Phil Addenbrooke

Software Engineer

Julie Adrianson Neary

Digital Effects Artist

Alia Agha

Digital Effects Artist

Arturo Aguilar

Digital Effects Artist

Henry Aguilar

Visual Effects Producer

Sean Ahern

Construction Manager

Jeremy Aiello

Art Department

Phil Aitken

Motion Control

Alexa Alden

Script Supervisor

George Aleco-sima

Animator

Jon Alexander

Digital Effects Artist

Candice Alger

Motion Control

Sean Allan

Production

Raymond Allen

Special Effects Technician

Charles Alleneck

Animator

German R Almaraz

3-D Animator

Alfonso Alpuerto

Character Animation

Enrico Altmann

Modelmaker

Enrico Altmann

Modelmaker

Simon Ambridge

Assistant Director

Jenny Amit

Animation Director

Andrew Anderson

Digital Effects Artist

Chris Anderson

Visual Effects

Kristen Anderson

Illustrator

Scott Anderson

Construction

Tamara Andrews

Animal Wrangler

Ginger Anglin

Special Effects

Tim Angulo

Dp/Cinematographer

Tim Angulo

Director Of Photography

Steve Aplin

Animator

Mark Appleby

Adr Mixer

Matt Appleton

Props

Carlos Arguello

Visual Effects Supervisor

Shane Armitage

Other

Sandhya Arnab

Digital Effects Artist

Andy Arnett

Animator

Jeffrey Arnold

Digital Effects Artist

Christopher Arreola

Special Effects Technician

James Ashwill

Foley Mixer

Bob Askwith

Scenic Artist

Rebecca Asquith

Props

Graham Aston

Plasterer

Okan Ataman

Digital Effects Artist

Hope Atherton

Costume Designer

Hunter Athey

Animator

Chad Atkinson

Modelmaker

Kyle Atkinson

Wrangler

Adrian Atwood

Makeup Artist

Matt Austin

Office Runner

Stephen Austin

Production Assistant

Derrick Auyoung

Animator

Elena Azuola

Finance Manager

David Bach

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Trang Bach

Digital Effects Artist

Michael Backauskas

Visual Effects Editor

Rick Baer

Accountant

Jen Bahan

Character Animation

Randy Bahnsen

Animator

Kenneth Bailey

Digital Effects Artist

Sam Bailey

Loader

Cheryl Bainum

Visual Effects Producer

Ben Baker

Driver

Jo Baker

Wrangler

Sala Baker

Stunts

Vanessa Baker

Adr Voice Casting

Georgina Bakker

Production Secretary

Matthew Baldwin

Carpenter

Robert Baldwin

Sculptor

Nick Bali

Software Engineer

Steve Ball

Grip

Mark Ballou

Special Effects

Mark Ballou

Special Effects

Dan Balzer

Camera Assistant

Richard Baneham

Animation Supervisor

Paige Banenoch

Hair Stylist

Cassandra Barbour

Rights & Clearances

Marvin L Barillas

Animation Supervisor

Brian Barlettani

Production Coordinator

Emily Barr

Tailor

Ben Barrett

Illustrator

Lyndon J Barrois

Animation Supervisor : Rhythm And Hues

Doug Barron

Grip

Marina Barsalo

Hair

Stephen Barton

Music

Roman Bartos

Set Production Assistant

Simeon Bassett

Digital Effects Artist

Heath Batchelor

Props

Addison Bath

Software Engineer

Trevor Bau

Stunts

David Baxa

Art Director

Theo Baynton

Sculptor

Chris Bayz

Digital Effects Artist

Kristian Beazley

Special Effects Technician

Gerard Beckingsale

Props

Darren Bedwell

Matte Painter

David Beedon

Digital Effects Artist

Jeffery Beeland

Software Engineer

Kathleen Beeler

Digital Effects Artist

Richard Beggs

Supervising Sound Editor

Richard Beggs

Sound Design

Scott Behrnes

Production Assistant

James Beihold

Storyboard Artist

Sam Belcher

Sculptor

Brian Bell

Digital Effects Artist

Chad Belteau

Digital Effects Artist

Adrian Bennett

Props

Dan Bennett

Props

Lee Bennett

Props

Michael Bennett

Security

Namphon Bennett

Consultant

Wes Benton

Software Engineer

Howard Berger

Makeup Effects

Howard Berger

Prosthetics

Jill Berger

Digital Effects Artist

Lee Berger

Visual Effects Producer

Tanya Bermingham

Makeup Artist

Jim Berney

Visual Effects Supervisor

Melissa Bernstein

Assistant

Anneke Bester

Sculptor

Jamie Beswarick

Sculptor

Joshua Beveridge

Character Animation

Scott Beverly

Mechanical Special Effects

Tim Bicio

Consultant

Tanya Bidois

Accountant

Adam Bilik

Office Runner

Joe Binford

Assistant Editor

Daniel Birt

On-Set Dresser

Daniel Birt

On-Set Dresser

Kamar Bitar

Production Manager

Jonathan Bixley

Best Boy Grip

Tessa Blackett

Production Assistant

Liz Blackwell

Special Effects

Matthew Blackwell

Digital Effects Artist

Steve Blakey

Animation Director

Daniel Blanshard

Props

Richard Bluff

Matte Painter

Jorge Bobadilla Jr.

Special Effects Technician

Greg M Boettcher

Modelmaker

Scott Bogoniewski

Visual Effects Editor

Anneliese Boies

Hair

Mark Boley

Hair

Shaun Bolton

Sculptor

Aron Bonar

Digital Effects Artist

Jan Boruvka

Gaffer

Anna Bosley

Costumer

Mathieu Boucher

Animator

Yanick Bourgie

Matte Painter

Jennifer Bourne

Digital Effects Artist

Brigitte Bourque

Digital Effects Artist

E.m. Bowen

Production Assistant

Kevin Bradshaw

Propman

Steve Braggs

Digital Effects Artist

Phil Bray

Photography

Sam Breach

Digital Effects Artist

David M Breaux

Animator

Giselle Brewton

Assistant Camera

Jack Bricker

Hair

Mark Bristol

Storyboard Artist

Greg Broadmore

Sculptor

Don Brooker

Sculptor

Dawn Brooks

Production Coordinator

Jason Brott

Security

Jonny Brough

Painter

Duncan Brown

Props

Geoff Brown

Grip

Jason Brown

Digital Effects Artist

Katherine Brown

Makeup Artist

Kerrie Brown

Set Decorator

Tripp Brown

Digital Effects Artist

Armin Bruderlin

Software Engineer

Sue Brunell-edwards

Production Manager

Harry Russel Brutsche

Animator

Marc Bryant

Animator

Alexandre Bryman

Animation Director

Margeau Bull

Special Effects

Stewart Burchall

Painter

Stewart Burchall

Scenic Artist

Brian Burks

Character Animation

Lindsay Burnett

Visual Effects Production Manager: Rhythm And Hues

Lyndsey Burr

Assistant Production Coordinator

Cathy Burrow

Digital Effects Artist

Erika Wangberg Burton

Visual Effects Producer

Ronnie Bushaw

Matte Painter

Raymond Bushey

Visual Effects Editor

John Butiu

Character Animation

David V Butler

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Susie Butler

Accountant

Film Details

Also Known As
Chronicles of Narnia, Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe, The, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Lion, One Hundred Year Winter, Paravel, kronieken van Narnia - De leeuw, de heks en de kleerkast, monde de Narnia: chapitre 1 - Le lion, la sorcière blanche et l'armoire magique
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Adaptation
Adventure
Family
Fantasy
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Abbey Road Studios; Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.; Creature Effects; Digital Dream; Entertainment Clearances, Inc.; Flying Trestles; Giant Studios; Hatch Fx; Ico Entertainment, Inc.; Illusion Arts, Inc.; Industrial Light + Magic; Jayden York; Knb Efx Group, Inc.; New Deal Studios, Inc.; One Step Up, Inc.; Orbit Digital; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Rhythm & Hues Studios; Sandbox F/X; Soho Vfx; Sony Pictures Imageworks, Inc.; Stillking Films; Svengali Visual Effects; Technicolor Digital Intermediates; The Background; Todd-Ao; Walden Media; Walden Media; Walt Disney Music Library; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Weta Digital, Ltd.
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution; Buena Vista International; Buena Vista International; Cascade Films; Falcon; Forum; Forum Film (Poland); Intercontinental Film Distributors (Hong Kong); Prooptiki Romania; Sam Film; Saturn Entertainment; Ster-Kinekor; Taramount; United International Pictures; Vin; Walt Disney Studios Distribution; Walt Disney Studios Distribution; Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; New Zealand; Czech Republic

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 19m

Award Wins

Best Makeup

2005

Award Nominations

Best Sound

2005

Best Visual Effects

2005

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2005 award for Best Art Direction by the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA).

Winner of the 2005 award for Best Make Up & Hair by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

Released in United States Winter December 9, 2005

Released in United States on Video April 4, 2006

Source material is the second book in the series, it's prequel, "The Magician's Nephew," was written later.

Other books in the series are "The Horse and His Boy," "Prince Caspian," "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader," "The Silver Chair" and "The Last Battle."

Based on the novel "The Narnia Chronicles: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" published by MacMillan Publishing Company; January 1951.

Kiri Zooper and Chris Barbour were previously attached to write.

Previously under option by Kennedy/Marshall at Paramount with Rob Minkoff directing a script by Menno Meyjes. John Boorman was also attached to direct at one point. The option eventually lapsed and the rights reverted to the C.S. Lewis Company. Walden Media optioned the entire series in December 2001. Walt Disney Pictures signed on to co-produce in early-March 2004, splitting financing 50/50 with Walden Media.

Released in United States Winter December 9, 2005

Released in United States on Video April 4, 2006

Winner of he 2005 Satellite Award for Best Motion Picture - Animated or Mixed Media by the International Press Academy (IPA).