The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

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Who was behind this production?

This live-action film was produced by Walden Media ('Holes,' 'Ghosts of the Abyss,' 'Around the World In 80 Days') and distributed and co-financed by Walt Disney Studios. The film cost $150 million to make and Disney spent another $50 million on promotion. Andrew Adamson, co-director of 'Shrek' and 'Shrek 2,' directed. Ann Peacock wrote the original draft of the script that was reworked by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Computer graphics were handled by Rhythm & Hues, Sony Pictures Imageworks, and Industrial Light & Magic. Weta Workshop built much of the armor and weaponry. KNB EFX Group handled all the non-CGI character creation and makeup for the Narnians in the film. You can see our cast and crew list here.

How much did it cost to make this movie?

It cost approximately $180 million.

How much money did this movie make?

According to BoxOfficeMojo, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe made $65.5 million opening weekend, $291.7 million domestically (U.S.), and $744.8 million worldwide.

When was 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' released?

WORLDWIDE PREMIERE: Royal Albert Hall, London — 7 December 2005
United Kingdom — 8 December 2005
U.S. & Canada — 9 December 2005
New Zealand — 9 December 2005
Australia — 26 December 2005
Click here to see a complete list of release dates on IMDb.com.

What is this movie rated?

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was rated PG for "Battle Sequences and Frightening Moments."

Where was this movie filmed?

The vast majority of this film was shot in New Zealand, with a handful of shots (like Tumnus's cave door and the children on their way to visit Tumnus) filmed in the Czech Republic. There were also one or two scenic shots filmed in the United Kingdom, and one final scenic shot (Susan and Lucy riding on Aslan) filmed in Montana. NarniaWebber ceppault has taken the time to make an extensive Google map that includes all the known locations at which The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was filmed. You can check out his map here.

How old were the Pevensies supposed to be in this movie?

The production chose to make the children slightly older in this movie than they are in the book. According to the production, Peter is supposed to be 15, Susan 13 (going on 14), Edmund 12, and Lucy 8 – 9.

Isn't 'The Magician's Nephew' really the first book? Why wasn't that filmed first?

C. S. Lewis wrote The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in 1950 as the first book of the series. The Magician's Nephew was written in 1955 as the sixth book in the series. For many years the books were released in publication order, but have since been re-ordered and are now published in chronological order. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was filmed first since it is the most well-known of the stories and because, in the words of Douglas Gresham, this is "the most logically consistent order for filming." For a definitive discussion of this issue please see Andrew Rilstone's excellent article.

Is there a video game based on this film?

Yes! The game was developed by Traveller's Tales and Gryptonite Games and released by Buena Vista Games in Fall 2005. There are versions for all major game consoles including PlayStation2, Xbox, Xbox 360, Nintendo GameCube, PC, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, and Sony PSP.

Can you send me email and mailing addresses for Andrew Adamson and any of the actors?

We are not able to provide members of the general public with email contact information for the actors or producers of the film, but we do have some mailing addresses you may use to contact some of the castmembers. These addresses are from FanMail.biz. Click here and scroll down for mailing instructions.

William Moseley
c/o United Agents Ltd.
12-26 Lexington Street
London, W1F 0LE
United Kingdom

Anna Popplewell
c/o Sasha Leslie Management
34 Pember Road
London NW10 5LS
United Kingdom

Skandar Keynes
c/o Hamilton Hodell
5th Floor
66-68 Margaret Street
London, W1W 8SR
United Kingdom

Georgie Henley
c/o Hamilton Hodell
5th Floor
66-68 Margaret Street
London, W1W 8SR
United Kingdom

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