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The 10th Kingdom 

Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Family | TV Mini-Series (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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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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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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Do you believe in magic? 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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$44,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

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

Sound Mix:

Dolby (as Dolby Surround)

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The Fairy Tale "Beauty and the Beast" is never mentioned, but it is referenced through Wolf and Virginia. See more »

Goofs

in episode 3 when the evil step mother's minions are digging beneath her castle one of the shovels shakes, revealing it to be made of rubber. 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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References Escape from Alcatraz (1979) See more »

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A Whiter Shade of Pale
Written by Gary Brooker, Keith Reid and Matthew Fisher
Performed by Procol Harum
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Fun for kids of all ages.
27 February 2001 | by chonsieSee all my reviews

I was pleasantly surprised by this mini-series. It's rare to find something that both adults and children can enjoy together. I watched this with my five year old nephew and he loved it, as did I.

This story combines all classic fairy tales with a modern twist. The scenery and costumes were great. Although the running time is long, the story moves keeps your attention and isn't slow paced. The actors did an excellent job. I found myself laughing out loud at the antics of some of the characters, like trolls singing along to Saturday Night Fever. In my opinion Scott Cohen made the series thanks to his portrayal of the wolf. He has gained a new fan in me.

I recommend this mini-series to all, whether young or young at heart.


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