The Chronicles of Narnia - animated sequence (1988)

Concept and creative process

The animation of fantastic characters for the classic C.S. Lewis story ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ was by created by TV Cartoons, London. It was the first part of 'The Chronicles of Narnia', the BBC Children’s drama series of the four C.S. Lewis books. The character design of the creatures were by Peter Parr. The animation direction was by Jimmy Murakami and the producer for TVC was John Coates. ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ was directed by Marilyn Fox and produced by Paul Stone. Title design and art direction was by Michael Graham-Smith. Blue screen studio shots were composited in post-production with the animation of a Pegasus-like horse to create the flying sequences.

The Chronicles of Narnia storyboard and character designs