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

Trivia: The photo of Mr. Pevensie which Edmund tries to retrieve during the air-raid sequence is a real-life picture of editor Sim-Evan Jones' father.

Trivia: The two children who share a car during the train sequence are Cassie Cook and Brandon Cook. They are the children of actress Sophie Cook, who had portrayed Susan Pevensie in the TV mini-series, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

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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Trivia: Before filming the Narnia scenes, Georgie Henley was never shown the set. To get a genuine reaction of surprise, director Andrew Adamson had Henley brought onto the Narnia set blindfolded. Her reactions to Mr. Tumnus are real, too. Before filming their scenes together, she had never seen James McAvoy in costume.

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Trivia: After the initial credits begin (since many people leave the theatre as soon as the credits appear, they miss this), there is an additional short scene between Professor Kirke and Lucy, that takes place near the wardrobe. (02:12:25)

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Trivia: Georgie Henley (Lucy) created a bucket on set called "The Potty Mouth Bucket," and anyone who swore would have to pay a certain amount to the bucket. James McAvoy and Skander Keyes were reportedly the biggest offenders.


Trivia: "Aslan" means "lion" in Turkish.

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Trivia: When the children listen to a news report on the radio, in Professor Kirke's house, the voice belongs to Douglas Gresham, who is C.S. Lewis's stepson, and co-producer of the film. C.S. Lewis, author of the original novel, delivered radio addresses over the BBC during World War II.

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Trivia: In the scene where Edmund and Lucy go through the wardrobe, they needed a shot of Edmund's feet walking through the wardrobe. Since Skandar Keynes (Edmund) was gone for the day, Anna Popplewell (Susan) put on Edmund's clothes from the waist down and portrayed his feet for this one shot.


Trivia: The famous lamppost has roots on the bottom. They did this because in the first book (The Magician's Nephew) it is explained that the lamppost grew out of the ground.


Trivia: In the scene where Susan runs in with Aslan and the rest of the army she pulls her bow back and the shot ends. When they were filming she was so "in the moment" that she let the arrow fly. By the end of production the crew still hadn't found it. Apparently it is still there waiting for some very adventurous fan to climb up and find it.


Trivia: At the train station, Peter glances at a certain soldier. The person portraying the soldier is Jaxin Hall, the actor who lost the role of Peter when they cast William Mosley as the eldest.


Trivia: Georgie Henley's older sister, Rachael, plays Lucy as a young woman. (02:10:00)

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Trivia: The magical wardrobe has carvings that tell the story of "The Magician's Nephew" (Chronologically, the first book in the series).


Trivia: The wardrobe that C.S. Lewis based the story on can be seen at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois.

Trivia: When the Pevensies are telling the Professor of their doubts about Lucy and her tales of Narnia, he proposes three possible conclusions: that Lucy is either crazy, lying, or telling the truth. C. S. Lewis famously proposed these very same options as what he dubbed "The Trilemma of Jesus", focusing on whether He was lunatic, liar or Lord.


Trivia: Some of the Pevensies' family history is based upon the four actors. Their mother, Helen, is named after Georgie Henley's mother, and Susan comments that they're from Finchley, where Anna Popplewell is from.

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Trivia: In the final battle, the White Witch's fur collar is made from Aslan's mane, shaven off the night before.

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Continuity mistake: When Peter finds the note about the capture of Mr. Tumnus he pulls it down off the nail, ripping the top edge of the paper. In a following shot the top edge of the paper can be seen fully intact, then ripped again. (00:41:20)

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More mistakes in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Susan Pevensie: Lucy thinks she's found a magical land...
Professor Kirke: Hmmm.
Susan Pevensie: In the upstairs wardrobe.
Professor Kirke: What? What did you say?
Peter Pevensie: Our sister... She thinks she's found a wood...
Professor Kirke: What was it like?
Susan Pevensie: Like talking to a lunatic...
Professor Kirke: No, no, not her, the wood!
Susan Pevensie: You don't mean you believe her?
Professor Kirke: And you don't?

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Question: I was wondering if in the books, or in any other literature/discussion about the story, whether Professor Kirke is Mr. Tumnus' father? They certainly looked like each other in this movie and it seemed to be implied during the scene in the credits.

Answer: The professor is not Tumnus's father. In the credits scene, the professor wants to get back to Narnia because he was there as a boy (in the book "The Magician's Nephew").

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