The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (1979)

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (1979)


The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is an Emmy Award-winning animated television film that was broadcast on CBS in 1979, based on the novel by C. S. Lewis. First aired on April 1, 1979


When four children Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy stumble into an old Wardrobe they find themselves in a magical land called Narnia with talking animals, fauns, hags, the Wicked White Witch and the great lion Aslan. There they meet the friendly Mr and Mrs Beaver, who help them on their quest to find Aslan the great lion. Only he can help save Edmund and Lucy's friend Mr Tumnus (the faun) from the White Witch.

The rights to produce the television program were given to the Episcopal Radio TV Foundation in the mid-1950s when C.S. Lewis was recording the Episcopal Series of the Protestant Hour radio programs. Dr. Ted Baehr was elected President of the Episcopal Radio TV Foundation as the The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was preparing to be broadcast by CBS, and supervised the distribution of the subsequent video. The CBS program had 37 million viewers and won an Emmy Award.


English VersionEdit

American VersionEdit


  • Released on VHS in 1985 and 1991 and 1998.
  • Released on DVD on Region 1 and 2 in 2006