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

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Dolby (as Dolby Surround)

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Through most of the miniseries, Wolf (Scott Cohen) is clad in a wardrobe similar to the pinstripe jacket outfit sported by the wolf in Tex Avery's famous "Red-Hot Riding Hood" cartoons. See more »

Goofs

When Virginia wakes up in Snow White's Cottage her hair covers the whole bottom floor and is growing up the stairs. However in the following scenes the hair seems a lot shorter and then shorter again when the Huntsman drags her into his tree house. 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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Night Fever
Written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb
Performed by The Bee Gees
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Hmmm.....
7 August 2000 | by millennia-2See all my reviews

I think I'm going to have to disagree with the critics on this one- I thought it was pretty good. When 'The 10th Kingdom' opened to universally negative reviews and plummeting ratings back in February, I wasn't even sure I was going to take the time to watch it. I remember, about two months before it opened, reading a newspaper article on the miniseries, and laughing at it. The article wasn't very flattering, and I was looking forward to seeing it fail. As the next two months passed I saw it advertised heavily on NBC, and I thought it looked pretty good. I did some looking around on the internet, and I became intrigued by it. I was still convinced it would fail, but I found myself counting down the days until it began.

After the first installment, I was hooked. Despite being downright silly much of the time, the scenery was absolutely extraordinary, ditto for the special effects. I ended up watching all five two hour installments, and I can't think of anything better that I could have spent it on.

Granted, the series still has several problems. The one thing I was disappointed most by was the lack of screen time of many of the *name* actors. Ann-Margret had only a few minutes, and Camryn Manheim appeared in only one installment. Also, Rutger Hauer had only about twenty minutes on screen spread over several installments. While still good, John Larroquette and Kimberley Williams didn't quite have either the talent or drawing power to hold the series.

Still, it was surprisingly engaging, and very well photographed. If you have the time, watch the series, I doubt you'll be disappointed

7/10


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