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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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »


Series cast summary:
 Evil Queen (10 episodes, 2000)
 Prince Wendell (10 episodes, 2000)
 Virginia Lewis (10 episodes, 2000)
 Wolf (10 episodes, 2000)
 Tony Lewis (10 episodes, 2000)
 Relish the Troll King (9 episodes, 2000)
 Huntsman (7 episodes, 2000)
 Blabberwort the Troll (7 episodes, 2000)
 Burly the Troll (7 episodes, 2000)
 Blue Bell the Troll (7 episodes, 2000)
 Chancellor Griswold (7 episodes, 2000)
William Osborne ...
 Lord Rupert (7 episodes, 2000)
Edward Jewesbury ...
 Old Retainer (7 episodes, 2000)
 Cinderella (7 episodes, 2000)
 Acorn (5 episodes, 2000)


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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Release Date:

27 February 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Tenth Kingdom  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$44,000,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs


| (9 episodes) | (5 episodes) (original)

Sound Mix:

(as Dolby Surround)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 is not among those present on screen. See more »


In the scene with the gypsies the Huntsman shoots a tree with his crossbow, to send a note that all poachers will be killed. Later, when Virginia is in the tree, the Huntsman tells her that the arrow from his crossbow will not stop until it hits the heart of a living being. However, the arrow would be able to pierce the tree to its core, also called its "heartwood", when delivering the note. See more »


[first lines]
Virginia: [voice over] My name is Virginia... And I live on the edge of the forest.
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References Red Hot Riding Hood (1943) See more »


A Whiter Shade of Pale
Written by Gary Brooker, Keith Reid and Matthew Fisher
Performed by Procol Harum
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User Reviews

Superb! ~!
6 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

I can watch this over and over again. I own the book,VHS,DVD, and the soundtrack and anything thing else i can get my hands on. This was well written well acted and just all in all great. This movie was one of the best things NBC could have done. Me and my entire family love this movie and say nothing but good things about it. I watched it when it first aired and when they replayed it a year later. I'm a big fan of every one that was in the cast so it's hard to name just some. This movie can sweep you away to another world and let you watch the beloved fairy tales that have been told for many of years come to life on the screen. The places where they shot the movie like Austria and england were beautiful scenic areas. The music is great and you can't help but fall in love with the 10th kingdom. I also love the fact hat they left it off for a part two and i'm hoping if there ever decide to they will have if possible depending on their schedules have the original cast come back. I recommend this movie for everyone who has loved fairy tales! ~!

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