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

If you listen closely, throughout the episodes when the characters are in a forest setting (or anywhere with trees) a wolf is heard howling. This only occurs when Wolf isn't among those present on screen. See more »

Goofs

When Tony comes out of the pub drunk in Little Lamb village, and says to Prince, "Wanna go for walkies?" a car headlight moving across a distant road can be seen in the background. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Virginia: [voice over] My name is Virginia... And I live on the edge of the forest.
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Connections

References Escape from Alcatraz (1979) See more »

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Wishing on a Star
Performed by Miriam Stockley
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User Reviews

 
Simply Enchanting...a True Treasure.
27 May 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The 10th Kingdom has to be one of the most captivating, spellbinding movies to come along in years. So many have tried, but few have succeeded in creating such a beautifully woven masterpiece as The 10th Kingdom. There isn't a moment of this movie that I did not wholeheartedly enjoy.

Sure, it's long...very long. But with its spectacular visuals, compelling storyline, and off-beat but lovable characters, The 10th Kingdom takes you along for the journey that so captivates, you hardly notice the time that passes. This movie is an adventure of epic proportions that I would rank up there with The Neverending Story and The Princess Bride. Actually, as far as fairytales go, I daresay this is better.

The cast is perfect for each of their roles and acted them out spectacularly. The script is excellent with its many references to so many beloved fairytales...rapunzel, cinderella, snow white...and so many more.

This is a classic in the making. Please, if you haven't yet, check this one out. You'll be so very happy you did. Ten out of ten stars...without a doubt.


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