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

Continuity mistake: When Edmund first enters the castle of Jadis and he is crossing the courtyard, the statue of Oreius is visible in the background, which should not appear until the end of the movie. (00:50:15)

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Suggested correction: That wasn't Oreius. That was a different Centaur. When Jadis turns foes into stone during the final battle, they don't teleport to her castle, as confirmed later when we see multiple statues in the battle field. The cut to the stone centaur in the castle courtyard is simply a transition (albeit a very misleading one).

Continuity mistake: When the Pevensies enter Narnia, Lucy is seen in several shots with her arms at her side while Peter and Susan are apologizing to her, then her arms are suddenly behind her back to throw a snowball at Peter. She was never seen bending down to collect the snowball and Peter and Susan were surprised when she threw it at him.

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Suggested correction: Right before she throws the snowball, she is seen walking up to them, so presumably, she made the snowball off-camera.

Visible crew/equipment: When Mrs. MacReady meets the Pevensie children at the train station, the reflector screen is reflected in the lenses of her glasses, as she looks down when she speaks to them. It is also visible when the children first arrive at the house, when Mrs. MacReady says, "There shall be no disturbing of the professor." (00:07:30)

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Trivia: When Lucy finds Narnia the second time, the "wind" that blows out her candle is a crew member inside the wardrobe blowing the flame out.

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Answer: Spoiler alert: this gives some important plot twists away. Sometimes a bit of unresolved mystery improves a story, and I think this is the case here. But the book partly answers your questions. At the end of the last chapter it is shown that Mrs MacReady thinks the wardrobe is just a piece of furniture. She knows nothing about Narnia. But Professor Kirke amazes Peter, Edmund, Susan and Lucy by expressing familiarity with Narnia and explaining that a wardrobe might well be a portal into Narnia. If C S Lewis had not written any more books after completing "The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe" Professor Kirke's knowledge of Narnia would probably have been an unresolved mystery. But C S Lewis later wrote "The Magician's Nephew" which tells how Professor Kirke visited Narnia as a boy. The final chapter of this book says he took an apple back with him, which he planted in his garden. It grew into a tree, was cut down and made into the wardrobe. So Professor Kirke was not consciously aware of what the wardrobe could do, but with hindsight, he realised that he had set up a chain of events that caused the children to discover Narnia.

Answer: While Professor Kirke is aware of the existence of Narnia, as he was there when it was created, he doesn't appear to be aware that the wardrobe can act as a portal (although he may suspect that it has unusual properties, as the tree from which the wood came to create it grew from a Narnian apple). Mrs MacReady doesn't know.

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