Liam Neeson (fine actor and voice of Aslan in the Narnia movie)
“Aslan symbolizes a Christlike figure, but he also symbolizes for me Mohammed, Buddha and all the great spiritual leaders and prophets over the centuries.”
C.S. Lewis (fine author)
“The whole Narnian story is about Christ,” Lewis once wrote. He said he “pictured him becoming a lion” because it’s the king of beasts and because Christ is called “The Lion of Judah” in the Bible.
Mark Johnson (Narnia Dawn Treader movie producer)
The resurrection exists in so many different religions in one form or another, so it’s hardly exclusively Christian.
Winner = C.S. Lewis. Author’s intent when expressed clearly and openly always trumps interpretative comments by characters within the story or those who present them in voice, or those who organize and deal with finances of a film.