Mr. and Mrs. Beaver
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Mr. and Mrs. Beaver are fictional characters in C. S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia. In The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe they are instrumental in conveying the Pevensie children to Aslan, and they appear briefly in the final novel The Last Battle.
In The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Mr. Beaver encounters the Pevensies in the snow-covered Narnian woods, when they have left the ransacked cave of Tumnus the faun, after they discover that Tumnus has been arrested by the White Witch's police. Mr. Beaver introduces himself and takes him back to his house where he and Mrs. Beaver shelter them at their home. They tell the children of Aslan and his return, and of the prophecy that the children's coming heralds the end of the Witch's reign.
During their conversation, Edmund creeps away to seek the Witch. When Edmund's absence is discovered, Mr. Beaver is sure that he has gone to betray them to the Witch, so they hurry to join Aslan's camp. Edmund meanwhile reaches the Witch's palace and tells her that his siblings are with the Beavers. She orders Maugrim and her secret police to track them down, and follows in her sleigh with Edmund as her prisoner. Maugrim reaches the Beaver's house but finds it empty.
On their way to Aslan, the Beavers and the other children encounter Father Christmas. He gives presents to all, and his appearance is a sign that the witch's control over Narnia is slipping. The Beavers and the children arrive safely at Aslan's camp near the Stone Table, as the Witch's magic weakens further and the snow gradually melts.
Mr. Beaver fights in the ensuing battle and helps defeat the Witch and her army.
- They appeared in the 1988 BBC miniseries of The Chronicles of Narnia - portrayed by Kerry Shale (Mr. Beaver) and Lesley Nicol (Mrs. Beaver).
- They appear in the 2005 film in CGI The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe voiced by Ray Winstone and Dawn French.
- In the 1979 cartoon version, Mr. Beaver is voiced by Arthur Lowe (of Dad's Army fame) and Mrs. Beaver by June Whitfield.
Mr. Beaver is spoofed in the 2007 feature film Epic Movie as "Harry Beaver".