Narnia Becomes the Number 1 DVD of 2006
BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 16, 2006–Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media’s presentation THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE has become the number one top-selling DVD of 2006, it was announced today by Bob Chapek, president of Buena Vista Home Entertainment (BVHE). THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE was released on April 5 and has sold over 11 million units in route to claiming this year’s top DVD spot.
“We are delighted with the tremendous success of THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE DVD. This award-winning film is a stellar addition to the celebrated Disney collection and has set the tone for the next chapter in this promising franchise,” commented Bob Chapek.
Concurrently, with Narnia in the top DVD spot of 2006, BVHE holds five of the top 10 titles so far this year. THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE, Chicken Little, Lady and the Tramp, Flightplan, and Bambi II are all strongly positioned within the top 10 titles of 2006. “We are very fortunate to have such a strong line up of titles that appeals to every demographic. It is the backbone of what this studio has always been known for,” Chapek added.
THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE is available as a single disc DVD with outstanding bonus features, and as a Special 2-Disc Collector’s Edition DVD. The Special Edition takes viewers on a deeper adventure into the world of Narnia with nearly ten hours of bonus features — including a behind-the-scenes tour with the film’s child stars, director’s diary, ‘cinematic storytellers’ film diaries, multiple audio commentaries, 3-D map, interactive timeline, featurettes on the creatures and much more.