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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Chronicles of Narnia on DVD:
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe: 1-Disc & 2-Disc Collector's Edition4-Disc Extended Edition & Gift Set / Prince Caspian / Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Movie Info)

Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media Present The Must-Own Movie Of The Year

THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA:
THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE

Available In Two Versions With Nearly Ten Hours of Bonus Content Including Bloopers,
Fun Facts, Two Audio Commentaries, Extensive Behind-The-Scenes Tours, Personal
Film Diaries, Creature Creation Featurettes, Maps, Timelines, Original Menus and More


Academy-Award® Nominated for Best Visual Effects, Best Makeup
And Best Sound Mixing 2006 - On DVD April 4

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BURBANK, Calif., February 7, 2006 – Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media present C.S. Lewis's THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE, available on DVD and PSP™ on April 4. This spectacular $280 million box-office triumph, Walt Disney Pictures’ third highest grossing live-action film of all time, will be 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.
The “Narnia” DVD production team worked with the filmmakers from the very start of the film’s production, resulting in exclusive, never-before-seen bonus features that deliver unprecedented access into this cinematic blockbuster. This majestic epic has been Academy Award®-nominated for 2006 Best Visual Effects, Best Makeup and Best Sound Mixing,

Prepare to enter a world filled with mystical creatures, wondrous lands and stunning special effects, from Andrew Adamson, the acclaimed director of “Shrek.” Through a magical wardrobe, four children embark on an adventure to the enchanting land of Narnia, where they help the great lion, Aslan, conquer the dark magic of the White Witch and restore peace to a land threatened with eternal winter. This critically acclaimed audience favorite, the “mustown” movie of the year, is available on single disc DVD and separately on UMD™ for PSP™for $29.99 (S.R.P.) each, and on a Special Two-Disc Collector’s Edition DVD for $34.99 (S.R.P.) from Walt Disney Home Entertainment.

DVD BONUS FEATURES

THE ENCHANTING SINGLE-DISC VERSION DVD

BLOOPERS OF NARNIA

DISCOVER NARNIA FUN FACTS
With this feature engaged, viewers can access optional pop-up facts about C.S. Lewis, the creatures and lands of Narnia, and more. Plus, there is an introduction by author C.S. Lewis’s step-son Douglas Gresham.

KIDS AND DIRECTOR COMMENTARY
The delightful child stars Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley and Anna Popplewell had just screened the film for the first time when they recorded this audio commentary. The result is a fresh, witty and lively commentary track, joined by director Andrew Adamson.

FILMMAKER’S COMMENTARY
This audio commentary features Director Andrew Adamson, Production Designer Roger Ford, and Producer Mark Johnson.

ORIGINAL, EXCLUSIVE MENUS


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THE SPECIAL TWO-DISC COLLECTOR’S EDITION DVD

This deluxe DVD features nearly ten hours of bonus materials, with collectible art and special wardrobe packaging. It includes all of the bonus features from the single disc DVD.

DISC 1:

BLOOPERS OF NARNIA

DISCOVER NARNIA FUN FACTS
With this feature on, viewers can access optional pop-up facts about C.S. Lewis,
the creatures and lands of Narnia, and more. Plus, there is an introduction by author C.S. Lewis’s step-son Douglas Gresham.

KIDS AND DIRECTOR COMMENTARY
The delightful child stars Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley and Anna Popplewell had just screened the film for the first time when they recorded this audio commentary. The result is a fresh, witty and lively commentary track, joined by director Andrew Adamson.

FILMMAKER’S COMMENTARY
This audio commentary features Director Andrew Adamson, Production Designer Roger Ford, and Producer Mark Johnson.

ORIGINAL, EXCLUSIVE MENUS

DISC 2: TWO WORLDS OF NARNIA

CREATING NARNIA
An in-depth look at this cinematic masterpiece.

CHRONICLE OF A DIRECTOR
This personal diary takes viewers on a tour of the film from director Andrew Adamson’s point of view. Viewers can sit in the director’s chair with the director as he brings his skill, artistry and unique imagination to the film.

THE CHILDREN'S MAGICAL JOURNEY
Viewers will be delighted with this “behind-the-scenes” tour, led by the film’s charming child stars Georgie, Skandar, William and Anna. Here is a fresh and fun look at making the film, with wonderful moments including the children’s surprise first look at the amazing ‘Narnia’ sets.

ANATOMY OF THE SCENE: THE MELTING RIVER
This featurette goes in-depth to explore the making of the exciting and pivotal ‘waterfall’ scene. Viewers are taken to the set of a remarkable in-door river, where the children and crew make this complicated scene work. Viewers will learn how effects and shots from different countries are put together to get the final scene just right.

CINEMATIC STORYTELLERS
Eight different film diaries, from eight different members of the film team, give viewers a personal and heartfelt look at every step of the film’s production. Recorded as the film was being made, the personal film diaries of ‘Cinematic Storytellers’ are fresh, candid and unique perspectives on an epic film. Producer Mark Johnson, Production Designer Roger Ford, Costume Designer Isis Mussenden, Editor Sim Evan-Jones, Composer Harry Gregson-Williams, KNB Effects Group co-founder and Makeup Effects wizard Howard Berger, Weta Workshop Visualist and Creative Supervisor Richard Taylor, and Director of Photography Donald M. McAlpine each contribute their insights about the production.

C.S. LEWIS: FROM ONE MAN'S MIND
This featurette is a fond look at C.S. Lewis, the creative dreamer and best-selling author who wrote The Chronicles of Narnia and created the world of Narnia.

CREATING CREATURES
Viewers can learn the movie secrets behind eleven creatures from the film, including Jadis the White Witch and Aslan. From initial creative sketches to sculpting, molding, rendering, and final realization, each creature is showcased in an easy-access menu. Featured are: The White Witch, Aslan, Ginarrbrik, Mr. Tumnus, Wolves, Minotaurs, Goblins, Beavers, Satyrs, Ankle Slicers and Centaurs. This feature offers a special wardrobe icon which when accessed takes viewers to the real-life biographies of the creatures in the ‘Creatures of the World’ portion of the DVD.

CREATURES, LANDS & LEGENDS
Meet all the strange creatures that fill Narnia, and explore the wondrous landscapes of this far-off land.

CREATURES OF THE WORLD
This is the companion feature to the “Creating Creatures” feature. Here viewers will discover fantastic biographies on The White Witch, Aslan, Ginarrbrik, Mr. Tumnus, Wolves, Minotaurs, Goblins, Beavers, Satyrs, Ankle Slicers and Centaurs.

EXPLORE NARNIA (3D MAP)
Viewers can explore Narnia’s magical realms with this unique interactive map.

LEGENDS IN TIME
This special timeline acts as a portal to take viewers through Narnia.

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UMD™ FOR PSP™ BONUS FEATURES

BLOOPERS OF NARNIA

 

THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE is the spectacular live-action/CGI motion picture adaptation of C.S. Lewis’s beloved literary classic. In World War II England the four Pevensie siblings -- Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter -- 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. Aided by the wise and magnificent 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’ glacial powers forever.

This epic film stars Tilda Swinton (“Constantine,” “Vanilla Sky”) as the White Witch, Rupert Everett (“Shrek 2,” “Inspector Gadget”) as the voice of Mr. Fox, Jim Broadbent (Academy Award® winner Best Supporting Actor “Iris” 2001) as Professor Kirke, James McAvoy as Mr. Tumnus, and Ray Winstone (“King Arthur”) as the voice of Mr. Beaver. The children are Georgie Henley as Lucy, Skandar Keynes as Edmund, William Moseley as Peter and Anna Popplewell as Susan.

The film marks the first live-action directorial effort for New Zealander Andrew Adamson (“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. Based on the book by C.S. Lewis. Produced by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Mark Johnson (Best Picture “Rain Man” 1988) and Philip Steuer.

STREET DATE: April 4, 2006
Direct prebook: February 7, 2006
Distributor prebook: February 21, 2006
Suggested retail price: $29.99 UMD™ for PSP™
$29.99 (Single Disc DVD version)
$34.99 (Two-Disc DVD Collector’s Edition)
Feature run time: Approximately 135 minutes
Rating: “PG” For Battle Sequences And Frightening Moments.
Bonus features not rated or subtitled, and subject to change.
Aspect ratio: Single disc edition: Fullscreen (1.33:1) formatted 4x3 or Widescreen (2.35:1) enhanced for 16x9 TV screens
Collector’s edition: Widescreen 2.35:1 enhanced for 16x9 TV screens
Sound: 5.1 Home Theatre Mix
5.1 DTS Digital Surround Sound
Languages: English, French, Spanish audio.
French, Spanish subtitles.
Not all technical specifications apply to all elements.

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The Witch and The Wardrobe
- Four-Disc Extended Edition and Gift Set


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THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA, NARNIA and all book titles, characters and locales original thereto are trademarks of C.S. Lewis Pte Ltd. and are used with permission. © Disney Enterprises, Inc. and Walden Media, LLC. All rights reserved.

Posted February 8, 2006 / Updated December 3, 2008.