The Chronicles Of Narnia:
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
Georgie Henley ■ Skandar Keynes
William Mosely ■ Anna Popplewell
When the Pevensie family are evacuated out to the country, they are unaware of the adventure they will encounter. During a game of hide and seek, the youngest daughter, Lucy (Henley) discovers a wardrobe which transports her to the land of Narnia. Covered in snow, Narnia is full of weird and wonderful creatures, but is watched over by the evil White Witch, Jadis (Swinton). When all four Pevensie children end up through the wardrobe, they discover that it was meant to be, as two daughters of Eve and two sons of Adam must join with the mighty lion, Aslan (Neeson) to defeat the evil White Witch.
What can I say about this movie that hasn't already been said? It's impressive!
The first time I saw this movie was also only the 3rd time I had been in a movie theater. I sat there on the edge of my seat, totally sucked into the movie, and with my mouth in a constant 'O'. You may laugh but it was very impressive and intense for this small town girl who was used to a 27" screen at home.
This version is everything the earlier BBC version was not. Everything is bigger and better. For one thing, the CGI effects completely overshadow the earlier very simple animation. Be ready for lush scenery, amazing graphics, gorgeous costumes, and good acting.
This is a movie the whole family can watch. Little kids may find some of the scenes a little scary but nothing hiding behind a pillow can't cure. I've been in groups of all ages and everyone seemed to enjoy the movie quite a bit.
Grab your popcorn but don't be surprised if you finish the movie and find your bowl still full of now-cold kernels.
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
James Cosmo...Father Christmas
England, UK (multiple locations)
Czech Republic (multiple locations)
New Zealand (multiple locations)
Poland (multiple locations)
Best Achievement in Makeup -
Howard Berger & Tami Lane
2006 BAFTA Awards
BAFTA Film Award - Best Make Up/Hair
Howard Berger & Greg Nicotero & Nikki Gooley
2006 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
Saturn Award - Best Costume Isis Mussenden
Saturn Award - Best Make-Up
Howard Berger & Nikki Gooley & Greg Nicotero
2006 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards
Critics Choice Award - Best Family Film (Live Action)
2006 Character and Morality in Entertainment Awards
Camie - Charlie Nelson (Walt Disney Pictures)
Camie - Brigham Taylor (Disney vice-president productions)
Camie - Mark Johnson (producer)
Camie - Philip Steuer (producer)
Camie - Douglas Gresham (co-producer)
Camie - Andrew Adamson (director)
Camie - Ann Peacock (screenwriter)
Camie - Christopher Markus (screenwriter)
Camie - Stephen McFeely (screenwriter)
Camie - Georgie Henley (actor)
Camie - William Moseley (actor)
Camie - Skandar Keynes (actor)
Camie - Anna Popplewell (actor)
2006 Costume Designers Guild Awards
CDG Award - Excellence in Fantasy Film -Isis Mussenden
2006 MovieGuide Awards
Best Film for Families
2005 Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards
PFCS Award - Best Performance by a Youth in a Lead or Supporting Role - Female
2005 Satellite Awards
Satellite Award - Outstanding Motion Picture, Animated or Mixed Media
2006 Young Artist Awards
Young Artist Award - Young Artist Award -
Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actress Age Ten or Younger -- Georgie Henley
Young Artist Award - Best Family Feature Film - Drama
Mr. Tumnus: Always winter, never Christmas.
Mr. Tumnus: Now, are you familiar with any Narnian lullabies?
Lucy Pevensie: Sorry, no.
Mr. Tumnus: Well that's good, because this probably won't sound anything like one.
Professor Kirke: You seem to have upset the delicate internal balance of my housekeeper.
Peter Pevensie: We're very sorry, sir, it won't happen again.
Susan Pevensie: It's our sister, sir. Lucy.
Professor Kirke: The weeping girl?
Susan Pevensie: Yes, sir. She's upset.
Professor Kirke: Hence the weeping.
Peter Pevensie: He said he knows the faun.
Susan Pevensie: He's a beaver, he shouldn't be saying anything!
Mr. Beaver: Come on, humans. While we're still young!
Peter Pevensie: If he tells us to hurry one more time, I'm gonna turn him into a big, fluffy hat.
[Mr Beaver is carefully testing the strength of the ice. It starts to crack beneath him]
Mrs. Beaver: You've been sneaking second helpings, haven't you?
Mr. Beaver: Well, you never know which meal's gonna be your last. Especially with your cooking.
Lucy Pevensie: [to Susan, after meeting Father Christmas] Told you he was real!
Aslan: [almost in a roar] Do not cite the Deep Magic to me Witch. I was there when it was written.
Mrs. Beaver: It's the world, dear. Did you expect it to be small?
Susan Pevensie: Smaller.
[about to charge into battle]
Peter Pevensie: For Narnia and for Aslan!
Gryphon: They come, your highness, in numbers and weapons far greater than our own.
Oreius: Numbers do not win a battle.
Peter Pevensie: No... but I bet they help.
Aslan: Once a king or queen of Narnia, always a king or queen. May your wisdom grace us until the stars rain down from the heavens.
Professor Kirke: What were you all doing in the wardrobe?
Peter Pevensie: You wouldn't believe us if we told you, sir.
Professor Kirke: [tosses the cricket ball that had been hit through the window, to Peter]
Professor Kirke: Try me.
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