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The Chronicles of Narnia Movies Archive

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Wade-A-97 through 98 and A-40 (oversize materials)

Scope and Contents

There are 4 series in this archive: one series for each movie title, and an Oversized Materials series. More series will be added as additional films are released.

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe series contains the subseries: Movie Production Materials (items relating to the production of the film, including scripts, production photographs, shooting schedules, etc.), Commercial Items (commercially-produced documents promoting or in conjunction with the film release, including sound and video recordings), and the Narnia Exhibition (a travelling exhibit with props and environments from the films. The Wade Center loaned items to this exhibition, and has related materials in this subseries from the company which designed the exhibition, the Becker Group, and documents from several exhibition locations).

The Prince Caspian series includes a few items from the film’s production (script, shooting schedule, etc.), the movie press kit, and some commercial items.

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader series only has a single pre-production letter currently, and will have additions once more materials are acquired by the Wade Center closer to the film’s release.

The Oversized Materials series is stored in a separate box, and contains design concepts for Narnia the Exhibition, concept art for the Prince Caspian film, printing proofs from Prince Caspian: The Official Illustrated Movie Guide, and a large promotional “call to arms” folder for Prince Caspian.


  • Created: 2003-2009

Conditions Governing Access

See staff notes.

Biographical or Historical Information

This archive contains materials relating to the live action movies based on The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. To date, three movies have been made: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Disney / Walden Media, December 2005), Prince Caspian (Disney / Walden Media, May 2008), and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Fox / Walden Media, December 2010). Production materials from the films were donated to the Wade Center by publicist Ernie Malik. Further additions to this archive may be made at any time as more films and merchandise are produced.


3.00 boxes

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This archive contains materials relating to the live action movies based on The Chronicles of  Narnia by C.S. Lewis.

Source of Acquisition

05/50, 05/114, 05/115, 05/160, 05/169, 05/175, 05/179, 05/189, 05/201, 06/86, 06/103, 06/105, 06/149, 07/53, 08/49, 08/62, 08/65, 08/67, 08/96

Related Materials

Researchers interested in this archive may also wish to consult the following resources in the Wade Center holdings:

Article file – movie reviews and articles relating to the movies.

Book collection – contains a number of books relating to Narnia and the live action films.

Merchandise collection – contains a wide variety of Narnia-related commercial products, including board games, posters, and action figures.

Video Collection:

Mathie, Frank. WADE CENTER'S MAGIC ARMOIRE © ABC Channel 7, January 4, 2006 (CSL-Y / VR-49).

Puccinelli, Mike. A LOOK INSIDE THE ACTUAL WARDROBE © CBS Channel 2, December 14, 2005 (CSL-Y / VR-50).

Barnes, Ben. THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: PRINCE CASPIAN: BEN BARNES. INTERVIEW. Disney / Walden Media, 2008. 1 minute (CSL-Z / VR-11)

Copies of the Narnia movies on DVD are included in the Wade Center video collection.

Other materials in the Wade Center holdings may relate to the topics in this archive. See the archivist for further research assistance.

Other Descriptive Information

This collection contains sound and video recordings, and photographs.

Processing Information

Processed by Laura Schmidt

The Chronicles of Narnia Movies Archive
Laura Schmidt
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Repository Details

Part of the Marion E. Wade Center Repository

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