The Lion, the Witch and the WardrobeDirector: Bill Melendez,
C. S. Lewis' beloved children's story The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was brought to the small screen in this animated adaptation. Four children are transported to the mythical land of Narnia by way of a magic wardrobe (or clothes closet, if you prefer). Here they confront a wicked witch who has enveloped Narnia in the throes of winter. The kids must fulfill their mission of restoring the rightful king, a friendly lion, to the throne. Originally telecast in two parts on April 1 and 2, 1979, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was co-produced by Bill Melendez Productions, the Children's Television Workshop, the Episcopal Radio-TV Foundation, TV Cartoons and Pegbar Productions.
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Cast & Crew
1. Lucy and the Wardrobe [13:08]
2. Edmund and the White Witch [9:25]
3. Back to the Forest [8:15]
4. Dinner With the Beavers [10:28]
5. The Witch's House of Stone [8:05]
6. The Spell Starts to Break [13:46]
7. The Witch's Victory [12:58]
8. Aslan's Triumph [12:21]
9. The White Stag [6:24]
Commentary With Filmmakers
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Interview With Producer Steve Melendez
C.S. Lewis Biography
The Works of C.S. Lewis
Did You Know?
Black and White Drawings
Story Boards and Concepts
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This movie is an excellent portrail of Christ Jesus as He willingly goes to His death to save us and victorously resurrects thus breaking Satans power. Outstanding!
I saw this cartoon when i was a little girl when i became an adult i searched for it all over and found it but they wanted a crazy price that i could not afford. thanks bn
For those of you looking for the orignial - do not be fooled by the animation picture - you need to request the one directed by Andrew Adamson in 1979. You can tell by the Picture if it is the right one. Good Luck.
Why oh why did they have to ruin this great film by revoicing it with American accents. It was superb as it was with established actors such as Sheila Hancock, Leslie Philips,Arthur Lowe.Does anybody know if the original mix will be availble on DVD?
I have to agree, this is a fantastic version of the Narnia story and very nostalgic for me, but it simply doesn't work without the original cast voices - the American dub is grating. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE bring out the beloved original on DVD.
A superb allegory about how God would end misery and solve all our problems if He really wanted to!