Prepare to enter another world as Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media present C.S. Lewis's timeless and beloved adventure. With stunningly realistic special effects, you'll experience the exploits of Lucy, Edmund, Susan, and Peter, four siblings who find the world of Narnia through a magical wardrobe while playing a game of hide-and-seek at the country estate of a mysterious professor. Once there, the children discover a charming, once peaceful land inhabited by talking beasts, dwarfs, fauns, centaurs, and giants that has been turned into a world of eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Aided by the wise and magnificent lion, Aslan, the children lead Narnia into a spectacular, climactic battle to be free of the Witch's glacial powers forever! Widescreen. Rated PG. DVD Content
WIDESCREEN movies present the original theatrical movie with black bars at the top and bottom of the screen, sometimes called letterbox. This is necessary to properly fit the movie onto a standard TV screen and still include the entire picture as it appeared in the theater.
- Director and Kids Commentary
- Filmmakers Commentary
- The Bloopers of Narnia
- Discover Narnia Fun Facts
- Experience the Film Once Again...This Time with Optional Trivia Feature Giving Insight to Creator
- C.S. Lewis, and More Information About the Creatures and Lands of Narnia
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When this new version of "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe" hit theaters, I went to see it with two children and a wise old literary scholar -- all of whom had just re-read the "Chronicles of Narnia" as preparation for seeing the movie.
We all loved it.
Film critics were harsher. Some called the movie wooden in its adherence to the book and some even slammed Lewis' tale itself for seeming predictable. I completely disagree with those assessments.
There were some critics who faulted the movie's emphasis on violence -- a natural part of turning such a mythic adventure into cinema, I suspect.
What's most marvelous in the movie, I think, are scenes like the wardrobe itself -- its immense bulk from the outside and its sensual beauty with the fur coats and fur trees inside of it -- coming to imaginative life in a whole new way on the big screen.
Personally, I'm eager to see what the filmmakers do with the subsequent novels!
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