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

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For other films in this series, see The Chronicles of Narnia (film series).

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a British 2005 film about four children who travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia and learn of their destiny to free it with the guidance of a lion messiah.

Directed by Andrew Adamson. Written by Ann Peacock, Andrew Adamson, Christopher Markus, and Stephen McFeely, based on the novel by C.S. Lewis.
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  • Welcome Peter, son of Adam. Welcome Susan and Lucy, daughters of Eve. And welcome to you, Beavers. You have my thanks. But where is the fourth?
  • If the witch knew the true meaning of sacrifice, she might have interpreted the Deep Magic differently, for when a willing victim has committed no treachery is killed in a traitor’s stead, the stone table will crack and even death itself will turn backwards.
  • [to Peter] Peter, there is a Deep Magic more powerful than any of us that rules over all of Narnia. It defines right from wrong, and governs all our destinies. Yours... and mine.
  • Do not cite the Deep Magic to me, Witch! I was there when it was written.
  • To the glistening Eastern sea, I give you Queen Lucy, the Valiant. To the great Western Wood, King Edmund the Just. To the radiant Southern sun, Queen Susan, the Gentle; and to the clear Northern sky I give you King Peter, the Magnificent. Once a king or queen of Narnia, always a king or queen. May your wisdom grace us 'til the stars rain down from the heavens.

Lucy Pevensie[edit]

  • Narnia! It's all in the wardrobe just like I told you!
  • [To Edmund] That's alright, some little children just don't know when to stop pretending.

Peter Pevensie[edit]

  • [to Mr. Beaver] I think you've made a mistake. We're not heroes!

Susan Pevensie[edit]

  • Look, just because some man in a red coat hands you a sword it doesn't make you a hero! Just drop it!

Edmund Pevensie[edit]

  • Didn't I tell you 'bout the football field in the bathroom cupboards?
  • [After Susan throws a snowball at him, which hits him in the shoulder] Ow! Stop it!

Mr. Tumnus[edit]

  • It was the White Witch. She was the one who made it always winter, always cold. She gave orders.

White Witch[edit]

  • Aslan knows unless I have blood as the law demands, all of Narnia will be overturned and perish in fire and water. That boy will die on a stone table as is tradition. You dare not to refuse me.
  • Tonight, the Deep Magic will be appeased. But tomorrow, we will take Narnia... forever!


Lucy: [holds out her hand] Pleased to meet you.
[Mr. Tumnus looks at her hand curiously]
Lucy: Oh, you shake it.
Mr. Tumnus: Why?
Lucy: I…I don't know. People do that when they meet each other.

Peter: Hold onto me!


Susan: Lucy! Lucy!

Edmund: Why can't we play hide-and-seek again?
Peter: I thought you said it was a kids' game.
Susan: Besides, we could all use the fresh air.
Edmund: It's not like there isn't air inside....

White Witch: Tell me, Edmund. Are your sisters deaf?
Edmund: No.
White Witch: And your brother. Is he unintelligent?
Edmund: Well, I think so. But Mum says...
White Witch: [gets up from her throne, furious] Then HOW DARE YOU COME ALONE?!
Edmund: I tried!
White Witch: Edmund, I asked so little of you.
Edmund: They just don't listen to me!

Mr. Beaver: Look. Aslan's return, Tumnus' arrest, the secret police, it's all happenin' because of you.
Susan: You're blaming us?
Mrs. Beaver: No, not blaming. Thanking you.
Mr. Beaver: There's a prophecy. "When Adam's Flesh and Adam's bone sits in Cair Paravel in throne, the evil time will be over and done."
Susan: You know, that doesn't really rhyme.
Mr. Beaver: Yeah, I know it don't, but you're kind of missing the point!

Edmund: Well, I believe you.
Lucy: You do?
Edmund: Yeah, of course. Didn't I tell you about the football field in the bathroom cupboard?
Peter: Oh, will you just stop. You just have to make everything worse, don't you?
Edmund: It's just a joke.
Peter: When are you gonna learn to grow up?
Edmund: SHUT UP! YOU THINK YOU'RE DAD, BUT YOU'RE NOT! [Edmund runs out of the room]
Susan: Well, that was nicely handled. [Susan leaves the room as well]


Wolf: Please, don't try to run. We're tired. And we prefer to kill you. Quickly.
Peter: Get back!


Aslan: No! Stay your weapon. This is Peter's battle.


Aslan: After him. He'll lead you to Edmund. Peter, clean your sword. Rise, Sir Peter Wolf-Bane, Knight of Narnia.

Susan: Do you think we'll need jam?
Peter: Only if the Witch serves toast!

Edmund: Fire!
Mr. Beaver: Yes!
Peter: Fall back! Draw them to the rocks!
Susan: Where are you going?
Aslan: Hang on!

Mrs. Beaver: You've been sneaking second helpings, haven't you?
Mr. Beaver: Well, you never know if your next meal's going to be your last. Especially with your cooking.

White Witch: I have no interest in prisoners. Kill them all.
Mr. Beaver: Go on!
Peter: For Narnia and for Aslan!


Aslan: That is Cair Paravel, Castle of the four thrones. In one of which you will sit, Peter, as High King. [Peter looks down] You doubt the prophecy?
Peter: No, that's just it. Aslan, I'm not who you think I am.
Aslan: Peter Pevensie, formerly of Finchley. Beaver also mentioned that you planned on turning him into a hat. [chuckles] Peter, there is a deep magic more powerful than any of us that rules over all of Narnia. It defines right from wrong, and governs all our destinies. Yours, and mine.
Peter: But I couldn't reach out over my own family.
Aslan: You brought them safely this far.
Peter: Not all of them.
Aslan: Peter, I will do what I can to help your brother, but I need you to consider what I ask of you. I, too, want my family safe.


Aslan: The glistening Eastern Sea, I give you Queen Lucy the Valiant. The great Western Wood, King Edmund the Just. The radiant Southern Sun, Queen Susan, the Gentle and the clear Northern Sky, I give you King Peter, the Magnificent.
All Crowd: Long live King Peter! Long live King Edmund! Long live Queen Susan! Long live Queen Lucy!

[The children step outside, they hear rustles from the bushes. Mr. Beaver approaches.]
Lucy: It's a beaver.
Peter: [Holds out his hand, approaching Mr. Beaver and clicking his tongue] Here, boy. Come here.
Mr. Beaver: [stares at it then sits upright] Well, I ain't gonna smell it, if that's what you want!

White Witch: You have a traitor in your midst, Aslan.
Aslan: His offense was not against you.
White Witch: Have you forgotten the sacred laws upon which Narnia was built?
Aslan: [snarling] Do not cite the Deep Magic to me, Witch! I was there when it was written.
White Witch: Then you'll remember well that every traitor belongs to me. His blood is my property.


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The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe     Novel (1950) · Television serial (1967) · Film (1979) · Television serial (1988) · Film (2005)  
  Prince Caspian     Novel (1951) ·   · Television serial (1989) · Film (2008)  
  The Voyage of the Dawn Treader     Novel (1952) ·   · Television serial (1989) · Film (2010)  
  The Silver Chair     Novel (1953) · · Television serial (1990) ·
  The Horse and His Boy     Novel (1954) ·      
  The Magician's Nephew     Novel (1955) ·      
  The Last Battle     Novel (1956) ·      
  See also     Novel series (1950–1956) · BBC serials (1988–1990) · Silverchair (band named after The
  Silver Chair
) · Film series (2005–present) · Last words in the film series