Aslan is one of the main characters in the BBC TV serial of C. S. Lewis' first 4 books in the series The Chronicles of Narnia.

Aslan was operated by Ailsa Berk, William Todd-Jones, and puppeteer Tim Rose. Actor Ronald Pickup provided the voice of Aslan.

On the puppet

Aslan's mane was made from real yak hair, while the rest of his fur was made from the same material as car seat covers. The eyes were made softer than a real lion's, while the face had animatronic functions, most of which were operated by Tim Rose. Two people were inside the lion (Ailsa Berk at the front; while William Todd-Jones did the back), somewhat like a pantomime horse.


Aslan is a Turkish word meaning "lion".

Behind the Scenes clip