The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Release Date: December 9, 2005

Genre: Fantasy

Cast: Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy, Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, Anna Popplewell, William Moseley, Rupert Everett, Ray Winstone, Dawn French with Liam Neeson (as the voice of Aslan) and Jim Broadbent

Director: Andrew Adamson

Based on the book by: C.S. Lewis

Screenplay by: Ann Peacock and Andrew Adamson and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeeley (credit not final)

Producers: Mark Johnson, Philip Steuer

Executive Producers: Andrew Adamson, Perry Moore

C.S. Lewis’ timeless adventure THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE follows the exploits of the four Pevensie siblings -- Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter -- in World War II England who enter the world of Narnia through a magical wardrobe while playing a game of ‘hide-and-seek’ in the rural country home of an elderly professor. Once there, the children discover a charming, peaceful land inhabited by talking beasts, dwarfs, fauns, centaurs and giants that has become a world cursed to eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Under the guidance of a noble and mystical ruler, the lion Aslan, the children fight to overcome the White Witch’s powerful hold over Narnia in a spectacular, climactic battle that will free Narnia from Jadis’ icy spell forever.

The film marks the first live-action directorial effort for New Zealander Andrew Adamson (the Oscar®-winning “Shrek,” “Shrek 2”), who also co-wrote the screenplay adaptation with Emmy Award-winner Ann Peacock (HBO’s “A Lesson Before Dying”) and scribes Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. The film is produced by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Mark Johnson and Philip Steuer.

To bring his dazzling vision to the screen, Adamson has secured the talents of Oscar®-nominated cinematographer Donald M. McAlpine, ASC, ACS, Oscar®-nominated production designer Roger Ford, seasoned costume designer Isis Mussenden, film editors Sim Evan-Jones and Jim May and composer Harry Gregson-Williams.

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BOSTON, MA (October 18, 2005) - For Walden Media, recapturing imagination and rekindling curiosity doesn’t begin and end in the movie theatre. Walden Media will sponsor an exhibit tour to promote Walt Disney Picture’s and Walden Media’s upcoming film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, an adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ beloved 1950 novel, due to open in theaters on December 9, 2005.

The free exhibit - which features props, costumes, and behind the scenes footage from Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media’s December 9th release, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe - will visit select libraries. Walden Media is working with these libraries and local educational organizations to create programming related to the exhibit and the book and film on which it is based.

A list of scheduled library stops is below:
Orlando Public Library - October 21-24
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library (Washington, DC) - October 28-November 1

Boston Public Library - November 3-8
New York Public Library, Jefferson Market Branch - November 10-14

The exhibit will be open to the public during library hours.

Partnering with Walden Media will be organizations such as Walt Disney World, Everybody Wins! DC, Just Read, Florida!, the Massachusetts Department of Education, and Read Across America.

Each city will host a media event, including a press conference, celebrity readings, and an opportunity for children to tour the exhibit and participate in educational activities.

In conjunction with the exhibit, Walden Media will make educational donations to 200 libraries nationwide. Participating libraries will receive a Narnia Theatrical Display, copies of the novel, bookmarks, and Educator’s Guides.

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