Walden Media

American film investor, distributor, and publishing company

Walden Media, LLC or Walden Media is a movie production and publishing company for children's movies. It is best known for making The Chronicles of Narnia movie series.[1] Its movies are usually based on famous children's books. For example, Bridge to Terabithia. It also makes movies about biographies or historical events.

Walden Media, LLC
Company typeFilm financing, publishing company
IndustryFilm industry
Founded2000; 24 years ago (2000)
  • Micheal Flaherty
  • Cary Granat
Key people
  • Frank Smith (president) (CEO)
  • Naia Cucukov (SVP) (Development & production)
DivisionsWalden Pond Press

It was started in 2000 by Michael Flaherty and Cary Granat. This was when Granat was the leader of Dimension Films. Flaherty was interested in good education for children. They had lived together at Tufts University when they were younger.[2] They said the purpose of Walden Media was to make kids have fun. The company is owned by a Christian named Philip Anschutz. Anschutz is known for his strong political opinions.[3] He also said he wanted the movies "to be entertaining, but also to be life affirming and to carry a moral message."[3]


  1. "Walden Media". walden.com. Retrieved 15 May 2010.
  2. "The Family Business | Movies | EW.com". ew.com. Archived from the original on 27 April 2009. Retrieved 15 May 2010.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Berkowitz, Bill. "The movie, the media, and the conservative politics of Philip Anschutz." Archived 2006-04-21 at the Wayback Machine Media Transparency, 2 December 2005.

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