The Story at Warp Speed
On a September night in 1939, the Pevensie children - Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy - board a train from London to the English countryside to escape the air raids. They arrive at the country house of Professor Kirk. One day while exploring their new home, the children come across a bare room containing only a wardrobe. Beyond the racks of fur coats Lucy discovers Narnia, a magical land that has been overtaken by a White Witch and cast into a permanent state of winter.
Lucy tries to tell her siblings what she's found, but they don't believe her - until Edmund follows her into the wardrobe during a game of hide and seek. He has only just arrived in Narnia when he encounters the White Witch. Knowing that the reign of humans has been foretold in a prophesy, the Witch uses candy - Turkish delight - to entice Edmund to lead his brother and sisters to her.
Back at the house, Edmund pretends that Lucy has imagined Narnia. But when the children duck into the wardrobe to evade a group of adults, Peter and Susan learn the truth. The siblings are soon befriended by two Beavers who tell them that they are to meet Aslan, the great Lion and King of the wood. It is only after they reveal their destination - the Stone Table - that they realize Edmund has slipped away to find the White Witch. The group quickly prepare for their journey and meet Aslan as planned. Knowing that Edmund is in danger, they tell the Lion of his betrayal. Aslan must negotiate with the Witch before she will spare Edmund's life. When she does, there is no time to celebrate: Aslan's followers must prepare to go to war with the Witch and her ghastly crew.
That night, Susan and Lucy find Aslan walking alone outside the camp. He has traded his life for Edmund's, and on the Stone Table he perishes by the Witch's blade. At sunrise, the Stone Table breaks in half with a loud noise and Aslan is miraculously resurrected. He explains that there is another magic, deeper than the one the Witch knows, a magic from before the dawn of time. It allows the one who dies in the place of a traitor to come back to life. Aslan is able to reverse the effects of the Witch's magic and the tide of battle turns for the Good. Aslan kills the Witch.
Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy are crowned as kings and queens of Narnia. They rule Narnia fairly for many years, until one day, as they hunt for the White Stag in the Western Wood, they come upon a lamp-post. As they go further into the woods, they find themselves back in the wardrobe, and then back in the spare room in the country house. No time has passed in England since they first entered Narnia together, and they are children again.