The 10th Kingdom (2000)

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A father and daughter are caught in a parallel universe where the great queens Snow White, Cinderella, and Little Red Riding Hood have had their kingdoms fragmented by warring trolls, giants and goblins.

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Series cast summary:
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 Virginia Lewis (9 episodes, 2000)
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 Wolf (9 episodes, 2000)
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 Tony Lewis (9 episodes, 2000)
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 Evil Queen (9 episodes, 2000)
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 Prince Wendell (9 episodes, 2000)
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 Relish the Troll King (8 episodes, 2000)
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 Cinderella (7 episodes, 2000)
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 Huntsman (6 episodes, 2000)
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 Blabberwort the Troll (6 episodes, 2000)
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 Burly the Troll (6 episodes, 2000)
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 Blue Bell the Troll (6 episodes, 2000)
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 Chancellor Griswold (6 episodes, 2000)
William Osborne ...
 Lord Rupert (6 episodes, 2000)
Edward Jewesbury ...
 Old Retainer (6 episodes, 2000)
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 Acorn (4 episodes, 2000)
Cliff Barry ...
 Prison Warder (3 episodes, 2000)
John Hallam ...
 Queen's Talking Mirror (3 episodes, 2000)
Edward Highmore ...
 Queen's Servant (3 episodes, 2000)
Calum MacPherson ...
 The Village Idiot (3 episodes, 2000)
Frank Middlemass ...
 Judge (3 episodes, 2000)
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 Wilfred Peep (3 episodes, 2000)
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 Sally Peep (3 episodes, 2000)
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 Barbara Peep (3 episodes, 2000)
Natasha Collins ...
 Betty Peep (3 episodes, 2000)
Craig Purnell ...
 Filbert Peep (3 episodes, 2000)
Edward Woodall ...
 Fairfax Peep (3 episodes, 2000)
Jacqueline Tong ...
 Farmer's Wife (3 episodes, 2000)
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 Shepherdess (3 episodes, 2000)
Helen Latham ...
 Shepherdess (3 episodes, 2000)
Jessica James ...
 Evil Stepmother (3 episodes, 2000)
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 Snow White (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Governor of Prison (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Clayface the Goblin (2 episodes, 2000)
Aden Gillett ...
 Viscount Lansky (2 episodes, 2000)
James Carroll Jordan ...
 Mr. Murray (2 episodes, 2000)
Dylan Bell ...
 Murray Jnr. (2 episodes, 2000)
Gudrun Ure ...
 Mrs. Murray Snr. (2 episodes, 2000)
Arthur Cox ...
 Mayor of Beantown (2 episodes, 2000)
Paul McNeilly ...
 Prison Warder (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Bald Convict (2 episodes, 2000)
Peter Mandell ...
 Dwarf (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Queen's Servant (2 episodes, 2000)
Michael Elliot ...
 Farmer Morris (2 episodes, 2000)
Amelda Brown ...
 Mrs. Morris (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Mary Ramley (2 episodes, 2000)
Adam Christopher ...
 Armed Troll (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Elderly Elf (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Auctioneer (2 episodes, 2000)
Kate Robbins ...
 Singing Ring (2 episodes, 2000)
Ailsa Berk ...
 Evil Stepmother's Skeleton (2 episodes, 2000)
Gemma Boyle ...
 Little Virginia (2 episodes, 2000)
Jeremy Peters ...
 Evil Coachman (2 episodes, 2000)
Hilary Tones ...
 Young Christine (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Snow White (2 episodes, 2000)
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Storyline

Two centuries after Snow White and Cinderella had their adventures, the Nine Kingdoms ready themselves for the coronation of Prince Wendel, Snow White's grandson, to the throne of the Fourth Kingdom. But an evil once-queen has freed herself from prison, and turns the prince into a golden retriever. Wendel, by means of a magic mirror, escapes into a hitherto-unknown Tenth Kingdom (modern day New York City) and meets Virginia and her father Tony. Pursued by trolls, cops, and a wolf in man's form, the three blunder back into the Nine Kingdoms and begin their adventures to restore Wendel to his human form and throne, and find the magic mirror that will take Tony and Virginia back home, all the while unknowing that Virginia already has a connection to the Nine Kingdoms that may prove deadly before we reach Happily Ever After. Written by Kathy Li

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27 February 2000 (USA)  »

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$44,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The 4th Kingdom is clearly based on Germany, from several details including: its central location on the map of the kingdoms (which was based on a map of Europe), its large size, and the proposition that it be divided into quarters to be run by the Council of the Nine Kingdoms (akin to Germany's division by the Allies after WWII) See more »

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The handwriting, when the dog adds Tony Lewis' name to the work detail, changes between shots. See more »

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[first lines]
Virginia: [voice over] My name is Virginia... And I live on the edge of the forest.
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Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #29.3 (2003) See more »

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Wishing on a Star
Performed by Miriam Stockley
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User Reviews

"Oh, huff-puff!"
22 March 2001 | by (Annalong, N. Ireland) – See all my reviews

I was telling my brother the other day that this mini-series is for everyone who ever loved fairy tales when they were kids, and I'm telling the same thing to my fellow IMDb users now. The opening title sequence is one of the most beautiful things you will ever see on TV. The performances are all top-notch, especially Scott Cohen as Wolf, Ed O'Neill as Relish the Troll King and Rutger Hauer as the Huntsman. The guest stars get to hog the limelight as well. John Shrapnel is truly menacing as the Governor of Snow White Memorial Prison, a guy you would love to hate. Two of my favourite dwarfs, Warwick Davis and Mike Edmonds get in on the fun as well. Ann-Margret doesn't really do much with her appearance as Queen Cinderella, though. The really great thing is the story. It reminds us how not all fairy tales are fluffy and sentimental (The Grimm fairy tales weren't just named after their authors, you know), and great new worlds are presented before us (Kissing Town is a highlight.). The romance between Virginia and Wolf is truly touching as well. Humour is also provided by the bungling Trolls Burly, Blabberwort and Bluebell and by Daniel Lapaine as the Dog in the Prince's body ('Prince Wendell loves biscuits!'). There are a couple of hairy moments (the trial in Little Lamb Village) but overall, you will love this. I recommend that you also read the novelisation of this series as it clears up a few plot points.


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