PG | | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Four kids travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia and learn of their destiny to free it with the guidance of a mystical lion.
The character of the White Witch was inspired by the Snow Queen in the story of Hans Christian Andersen. The scene with Jadis taking Edmund in her sleigh is heavily influenced from the corresponding scene where Snow Queen forces Kai into traveling with her reindeer coach. In both cases the young boy is an emotionally detached child, the magical being tucks the boy with her cloak and talks him into following her. Both the White Witch and the Snow Queen reside in vast palaces made of ice. Another artistic choice by the filmmakers which probably serves as a nod to the Snow Queen is the fact that Edmund is lightly dressed in all his scenes inside the frozen palace but inexplicably never displays any sign of shivering or feeling cold. This mirrors the story of the Snow Queen where Kai never felt uncomfortable in the polar area because the Snow Queen had removed magically his sense of cold.
Edmund! Get away from there! Peter!
Mrs. Pevensie: What do you think you're doing? Peter! Quickly, the shelter! Now!
When Lucy reaches the upstairs hall of the house and is looking for a hiding place, she tries the first door, which is locked. The second door is unlocked and she enters the room. The problem is that the room has windows on both walls. This would be impossible if the first door really led to a room.
At the end of the credits there is a dedication: "For Isabelle and Sylvia"
An extended cut of the movie was released on DVD for a limited time in December 2006. The extended edition included the following scenes:
English, German, Brazilian Sign Language
$65,556,312 11 December 2005