14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Still a classic.,
This review is from: From the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe [DVD] (DVD)
I'm so glad the new live action movie of "The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe" got made as it's a great excuse for this superb animated version to finally get the DVD treatment.
Seeing this back in 1979 it was absolutley magical and although it shows it's age, it's still a great movie.
This particular DVD has indeed the original British cast lending thier voices (Arthur Lowe, Leslie Phillips etc) but the end credits list the American actors which is a bit strange.
The extras are not too bad, with commentary from some of the crew and plenty of production stills and early sketches as well as a few storyboards.
There is a brief but interesting interview with the producer about the problems getting the movie made and there is also a deleted scene from towards the end of the movie which doesn't show any animation as such but retains the original voice over and shows how the scene would have played out with the aid of early sketches.
It's well worth buying but I feel that people will be disappointed with this if they have seen the new CGI movie and expect a similar film.