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The 10th Kingdom 

Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Family | TV Mini-Series (2000)
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 »

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Series cast summary:
Dianne Wiest ...  Evil Queen 10 episodes, 2000
Daniel Lapaine ...  Prince Wendell 10 episodes, 2000
Kimberly Williams-Paisley ...  Virginia Lewis 10 episodes, 2000
Scott Cohen ...  Wolf 10 episodes, 2000
John Larroquette ...  Tony Lewis 10 episodes, 2000
Paul Clarke Paul Clarke ...  Troll 10 episodes, 2000
Ed O'Neill ...  Relish the Troll King 9 episodes, 2000
Rutger Hauer ...  Huntsman 7 episodes, 2000
Dawnn Lewis ...  Blabberwort the Troll 7 episodes, 2000
Hugh O'Gorman ...  Burly the Troll 7 episodes, 2000
Jeremiah Birkett ...  Blue Bell the Troll 7 episodes, 2000
Robert Hardy ...  Chancellor Griswold 7 episodes, 2000
William Osborne William Osborne ...  Lord Rupert 7 episodes, 2000
Edward Jewesbury ...  Old Retainer 7 episodes, 2000
Ann-Margret ...  Cinderella 7 episodes, 2000
Warwick Davis ...  Acorn 5 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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Something magical is about to happen... See more »


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UK | Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Tenth Kingdom See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Budget:

$44,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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

Sound Mix:

Dolby (as Dolby Surround)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When the evil queen threatens the enchanted dog to do her bidding, she tells him "there are no masters here, only one mistress." That line is directly inspired by Queen Elizabeth the 1st's statement to her court, that she would have one mistress on the throne and no master. See more »

Goofs

During Antony's escape from the prison, one of the tunnel walls visibly indents when his shoulder brushes up against it. 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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Night Fever
Written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb
Performed by The Bee Gees
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Wonderful for all ages
17 June 2004 | by rbverhoefSee all my reviews

'The 10th Kingdom' is something for all ages. It combines every known fairytale, especially stories from the Grimm Brothers, with other fantasy stories, including Tolkien's 'The Lord of the Rings'. The story is about a girl named Virginia (Kimberly Williams) who enters a fantasy world through a magic mirror. Together with her father Tony (John Larroquette), Wolf (Scott Cohen), who looks like a man but has a tale and animal instincts, and a prince turned into a dog (Daniel Lapaine) they have to save the kingdom from the evil queen (Dianne Wiest). The entire journey they are followed by Huntsman (Rutger Hauer) who is ordered to kill the heroes.

The story is predictable in a way, but original with some nice touches. We have appearances of Snow White, Cinderella and Red Riding Hood for example. There is even a musical number that involves 'We Will Rock You'. As a complete story it is never boring and that is quite impressive for something over 400 minutes long. Most of the funny moments are with Wolf. He is played by Scott Cohen, an actor who I only knew from 'Gilmore Girls'. He does a very nice job with his character. I could say more about the production but that is not really needed. It is entertaining for kids and adults, that's it. To spot all the references to fantasy stories is a nice extra.


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