Walden Media

American film investor, distributor, and publishing company

Walden Media, LLC or Walden Media is a children's movie production and publishing company. It is best known for making The Chronicles of Narnia movie series.[1] Its movies are usually about famous children's literature. For example, Bridge to Terabithia. It also makes movies about biographies or historical happenings. It was started in 2001 by Michael Flaherty and Cary Granat. Granat was the head of Dimension Films. Flaherty was interested in good education for children. The two lived together at Tufts University. They met again to make Walden Media.[2] They saw its purpose as making kids have fun. The company is owned by Christian Philip Anschutz. He said he wanted the movies "to be entertaining (fun), but also to be life affirming and to carry a moral message."[3]

Walden Media, LLC
Film Financing
Publishing Company
Founded2000; 20 years ago (2000)
FounderMicheal Flaherty
Cary Granat
Key people
Frank Smith
(President & CEO)
Naia Cucukov
(SVP, Development & Production)
DivisionsWalden Pond Press


  1. "Walden Media". walden.com. Retrieved 15 May 2010.
  2. "The Family Business | Movies | EW.com". ew.com. Retrieved 15 May 2010.
  3. Berkowitz, Bill. "The movie, the media, and the conservative politics of Philip Anschutz." Media Transparency, 2 December 2005.

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