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Children’s Movies: The Chronicles of Narnia

The Chronicles of Narnia (one of the best children’s movies): The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a fantasy adventure film released in 2005 and based on the book by C.S. Lewis.

Amidst the threat of war, four children are sent to a house in the English countryside to stay with a professor not accustomed to children. While there, the children find a secret passage through an old wardrobe and enter Narnia.

Lucy meets a faun (mythical half man-half animal) and soon learns that Narnia has been cursed by The White Witch, causing eternal winter. The other children learn of the hidden place and ultimately each of them visit. Edmund is imprisoned by The White Witch, as the other children set out to save him and Narnia with the help of a noble lion.

This film is beautiful. The cinematography draws you right in and you can’t help but watch. It truly is a visual feast and won Academy Awards for best visual effects and best makeup.

The story is a classic and this movie certainly does the book justice. (Bonus: Before or after watching this movie with your birds, you can read the book together one chapter at a time.)

Some scenes may be a little scary or emotional for the little ones. It’s better for the eight and up crowd (and just as fun for Hens to rekindle a sense of fantasy).

The Chronicles of Narnia: (best children’s movies) The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is rated PG.

Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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