Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Original and Limited Edition Art (2005)
The film begins with the 1940 bombing of Finchley, London, during the Blitz. The Pevensie children, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy, are in direct danger from the falling bombs. The children are evacuated to the country home of Professor Digory Kirke. One day while they are playing hide and seek, Lucy discovers a wardrobe and enters a wintry fantasy world called Narnia. She spends a few hours in the home of the faun, Mr. Tumnus, who explains that Jadis, the White Witch, cursed Narnia, and it has been winter for one hundred years. In accordance with her orders, if a human is ever encountered, a Narnian must bring them to her. However, Tumnus likes Lucy and can't bring himself to kidnap her so he sends her home. When she returns, hardly any time has passed in the normal world, and when the other children check the Wardrobe, all they see is a normal wooden back - the portal is gone. A few days later, Edmund follows Lucy into the wardrobe, and he meets the White Witch and her dwarf Ginarrbrik. She offers him Turkish Delight, as well as the prospect of becoming king if Edmund will bring his brother and sisters to her castle. After she departs, Edmund and Lucy meet again and return to tell the others. The Professor has a private talk with Peter and Susan; he does not understand why they do not believe Lucy's story and gives them three possible explanations of Lucy's behavior — madness, dishonesty, and sincerity — the others know she is neither mad nor dishonest, so she must be telling the truth. On another day, while running away from the housekeeper in the wardrobe after breaking a window, the four siblings enter Narnia. They discover Mr. Tumnus has been taken by the Witch's Secret Police and meet talking beavers who tell them about Aslan. According to the beavers, Aslan is on the move to take control of Narnia from the White Witch. The four must help Aslan and his followers; it has been prophesied that when two sons of Adam and two daughters of Eve sit in the four thrones, the Witch's reign will end. Edmund sneaks off to visit the Witch alone. When he arrives at her castle, she is angry that he did not deliver his siblings. The Witch sends wolves to hunt down the other children and the beavers, who barely escape with the aid of a fox. Edmund is chained in the Witch's dungeon where he meets Mr. Tumnus. The Witch demands that Edmund tell her where his family is because her police couldn't find them; Edmund tells her some information, but hesitates when Tumnus looks at him warningly (he also tries to tell the witch that Edmund doesn't know anything). The witch tells Mr. Tumnus that it was Edmund's fault that she knew about his involvement. Mr. Tumnus is turned to stone. While Peter, Lucy, Susan, and the beavers travel to the Stone Table, they see what they believe to be the White Witch chasing after them, so they run and hide — fortunately, it is really Father Christmas, a sign that the Witch's reign is ending. Father Christmas gives Lucy a bottle of juice of fire-flowers (one drop of this juice will cure any injury or sickness) and a dagger to defend herself with, Susan a bow and arrow and a magical horn (that, when blown, will summon some kind of help), and Peter a sword and shield. Pursued by wolves led by Maugrim, the group manages to safely cross a thawing river, leaving the Witch no way to reach them. The witch and Edmund arrive at the river bank, where she turns the fox into stone. When Edmund tries to stop her, she slaps him across the face. Arriving at Aslan's camp, they encounter Aslan, who is revealed as a huge and noble lion. Aslan promises to help Edmund in any way he can. Later, two wolves ambush Lucy and Susan while they are frolicking by the river. When Peter intervenes, Maugrim attacks him, and Peter kills him with his sword. Some of Aslan's troops follow the other wolf back to the witch's camp and rescue Edmund. The White Witch arrives at Aslan's camp and after a meeting the Witch tries to kill Edmund at the Stone Table but Aslan takes the sacrifice instead. That night Susan and Lucy notice Aslan leaving the encampment. After walking with him for a while he tells the sisters to return to camp, for they cannot go with him. As they watch, Aslan approaches the Stone Table where he is killed by the White Witch. However, in the morning he is resurrected because "there is a magic deeper still the Witch does not know." Aslan takes Susan and Lucy to the Witch's castle where he frees the prisoners of the White Witch, including Mr. Tumnus, forming an army for battle. Meanwhile, Edmund persuades Peter to join battle with the Witch's army. At first quite successful, Peter's army begins to lose, and Edmund is injured, though he has managed to destroy the White Witch's staff, her most effective weapon. As she fights Peter, Aslan arrives with reinforcements and kills her. Susan shoots Ginarrbrick with an arrow as he attempts to hit Edmund with his hatchet. Lucy revives Edmund and many others with the fire-flower juice given to her by Father Christmas, while Aslan frees more victims of the White Witch's stone-turning spell. The Pevensies become Kings and Queens, staying in Narnia until they are adults. Fifteen years later, while chasing a white stag to receive wishes, they find the wardrobe and return to England, becoming children again. The professor enters the room and asks what they were doing. Peter replies, "You wouldn't believe us, if we told you, sir." Then the professor tosses him the ball, used to break the window, and replies, "Try me." Later Lucy attempts to go back to Narnia, but the Professor tells her he has been trying for years, and they will probably return to Narnia when they least expect to.
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