See What’s Behind the Closet Door ‘Starz Presents the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Sweepstakes’

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National Sweepstakes Celebrates Premiere of Walt Disney Pictures' and Walden Media's 'The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' on Starz Saturday, Sept. 23

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Sept. 6 /PRNewswire/ — Starz Entertainment shows you the secret behind the wardrobe door with the world television premiere of Walt Disney Pictures' and Walden Media's "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" on Starz Saturday, Sept. 23 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) and the "Starz Presents The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Sweepstakes."

The "Starz Presents The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Sweepstakes" begins on Saturday, Sept. 16 and coincides with the Starz On Demand and Vongo early premieres of "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." The sweepstakes runs through Monday, Oct. 23 and features a grand prize trip for four to the Walt Disney World® Resort near Orlando, Fla.

"We are giving our subscribers a chance to enjoy the magic of Disney with the world television premiere of 'The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' and the coinciding sweepstakes," said Patti VanDerGang, manager of consumer promotions for Starz Entertainment. "We look forward to bringing the land of Narnia to life for our viewers and to make the movie interactive with the 'Starz Presents The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Sweepstakes.'"

There are three ways to enter the "Starz Presents The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Sweepstakes."

    * One option is to watch "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch       and the Wardrobe" on our flagship channel Starz or Starz On Demand       during the promotion period to see the secret behind the wardrobe on       screen, then go to http://www.starz.com, complete the entry form and       click the submit button.      * The second way to enter is to mail a 3" by 5" card with your name,       complete address, home telephone number and date of birth in a stamped       envelope to "Starz Presents The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe       Sweepstakes," Dept. 4554, P.O. Box 5006, Stacy, Minn.  55078-5006.      * Finally, during the sweepstakes period, individuals who become new Vongo       members will receive one automatic entry into the sweepstakes.      Eligible entrants will have a chance to win:      * One (1) grand-prize: trip for four to Walt Disney World® Resort near       Orlando, Fla. Included in the trip is roundtrip air transportation       to/from Orlando; four (4) nights hotel accommodations (one quad       occupancy room at a Walt Disney World® Resort hotel); four (4) 5-day       Magic Your Way passes with Park Hopper® option; a VIP back lot tour at       the Disney-MGM Studios for the winner and three guests on day during       their prize stay; complimentary use of transportation within the Walt       Disney World® Resort; and $1,000.      * Or one (1) first prize: A "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch       and the Wardrobe" framed lithograph autographed by the director and a       producer.      * Or fifty (50) second prizes: A "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the       Witch and the Wardrobe" merchandise gift pack. 

Characters from "The 'Wood," the Starz animated short series that pays homage to the unique characters that make up Hollywood (previously announced), will host the Starz Saturday Premiere of "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" on Sept. 23, which also includes a special behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie featuring cast and crew interviews.

Walt Disney Pictures' and Walden Media's "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" is a spectacular live action/CGI motion picture adaptation of C.S. Lewis' beloved literary classic. The movie follows the exploits of the four Pevensie siblings — Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter — in World War II England who enter the world of Narnia through a magical wardrobe while playing a game of 'hide-and-seek' in the rural country home of an elderly professor. Once there, the children discover a charming, peaceful land inhabited by talking beasts, dwarfs, fauns, centaurs and giants that has become a world cursed to eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Under the guidance of a noble and mystical ruler, the lion Aslan, the children fight to overcome the White Witch's powerful hold over Narnia in a spectacular, climactic battle that will free Narnia from her icy spell forever.

The film marks the first live action directorial effort for Andrew Adamson (Academy Award®-nominated for "Shrek," "Shrek 2"), who also co-wrote the film's screenplay adaptation with Ann Peacock and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. The film is produced by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Mark Johnson ("Rain Man"). The cast includes Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy, Rupert Everett, Ray Winstone, Dawn French and Jim Broadbent, with Liam Neeson as Aslan.

Starz is where the new hit movies live. Don't just see the big movies, experience them.

Starz Entertainment is a premium movie service provider operating in the United States. It offers 16 movie channels including the flagship Starz® and Encore® brands with approximately 15.1 million and 27.1 million subscribers respectively. Starz Entertainment airs more than 1,000 movies per month across its pay TV channels and offers advanced services including Starz HD, Starz On Demand and Vongo(SM). Starz Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation that is attributed to Liberty Capital Group,www.starz.com.

    Contacts:  Michelle Ellis               Jonathan Taylor                Starz Entertainment          The Lippin Group                (720) 852-6269               (323) 969-1990                [email protected]     [email protected] 

THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA, NARNIA, and all book titles, characters and locales original thereto are trademarks and are used with permission. © DISNEY/WALDEN.


Source: Starz Entertainment

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