Category:Sonar Entertainment miniseries
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The following 24 pages are in this category, out of 24 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 24 pages are in this category, out of 24 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. The 10th Kingdom – It depicts the adventures of a young woman and her father after they are transported from New York City, through a magical mirror into a parallel world of fairy tales. The miniseries was initially broadcast over five nights in two-hour episodes on NBC and it won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Design in 2000. The premiere had over 14.04 million viewers, in a hidden realm, fairy tale characters inhabit nine magical kingdoms where an Evil Queen plots to rule them. She is trapped in the Fourth Kingdom Prison under the rule of Prince Wendell, weeks before his coronation ceremony, the Queen enlists the help of the brutal Troll King and his three children to release her before the Prince makes his annual visit to the prison. Prince Wendell is captured by the Evil Queen, who is his wicked stepmother, in panic, the transformed Prince flees through the Prison and stumbles across a traveling mirror in the basement and is transported to New York City. The Troll King orders his bumbling children Burly, Blabberwort and Bluebell to bring back the escaped Prince while the Queen releases a half-wolf prisoner to him instead. Tony, feeling responsible for Prince, reluctantly accepts and Virginia, during their journey, Wolf questions his loyalty to the Queen in order to gain favour with the stubborn Virginia and quickly sides with them. This act prompts the Queen to send her relentless and cold-blooded Huntsman to capture the Prince along with Virginia, Virginia eventually meets the ghost of Snow White, who reveals she is destined to save the Nine Kingdoms. Tony also recognizes the Queen as his long lost wife and Virginia’s mother and they travel to the castle to stop her, but Wolf seems to have betrayed Tony and Virginia. They are thrown into the dungeons where Tony reveals to Virginia that her mother had been suffering a breakdown and had tried to drown Virginia the night she left. The Queen has her imposter Prince Wendell crowned king and then tries to poison all the monarchs who attend the ceremony, luckily, Wolf switches the poison for a sleeping potion and everyone escapes unharmed. Virginia must kill the Evil Queen in self-defense, which pains her greatly, the real Prince Wendell turns back into a human and takes the throne, pardoning the trolls to return to their kingdom after the death of their father. Grateful to Tony for all his help, Prince Wendell offers him a job at the palace, Virginia returns to New York City, accompanied by Wolf. Kimberly Williams as Virginia Lewis - Virginia is a pretty 21-year-old woman who lives on the edge of Central Park with her father. Virginia, whilst very cynical and tired, is also an aspiring restaurateur and she later reveals that she blames herself for her mother leaving. While at first she cares only about returning to her own world, melissa Perenson said that Virginia must learn how to face the pain caused when her mother abandoned her. Slowly she develops feelings for Wolf, according to Ron Wertheimer, Virginia is a plucky waitress on her way to self-confidence. John Larroquette as Anthony Lewis - Tony is a janitor and single father who is oblivious of his daughter, Virginias, problems
2. Alice (miniseries) – Alice is a 2009 television miniseries that was originally broadcast on Canadian cable television channel Showcase and an hour later on American cable television channel Syfy. The miniseries, produced by Reunion Pictures is three long, split into two parts, which premiered on Sunday, December 6,2009, and Monday, December 7,2009. The mini-series was partially shot in the Kamloops, B. C, Alice Hamilton is a judo sensei living with her mother Carol. Her father disappeared when she was ten, and she has spent much of her looking for him. She invites her new boyfriend Jack Chase to dinner, but is shocked when he gives her a ring as a gift. Jack abruptly leaves, Alice following only to witness Jack being abducted by several men, a man appears and finds out that Alice is in possession of the ring because he hears the click of the mechanical box that contains the ring opening behind her back. He manages to take the box from her, thinking the ring is still in it, but Alice had already quickly taken it out and resealed the box. The White Rabbit runs away and Alice chases him to find out where they had taken Jack, but falls through a giant looking glass and lands in Wonderland, Alice escapes her own capture, with the ring still in her possession. Identified as an Oyster by the tattoo she gains, Alice is taken to the Hatter, the Queen has the White Rabbit executed, and has the Walrus and Carpenter revive Mad March, her favorite assassin to track Alice. Alice deliberately allows Mad March to capture her, so she can negotiate with the Queen to free Jack in return for the ring, Jack appears, revealed as the Queens son and to already be engaged to the Duchess. However, Jack passes Alice her fathers watch, implying he is alive, in hopes of aiding the resistance and returning Alice home, Hatter uses his connections to find someone who can bring them to Caterpillar, leader of the resistance, using the ring as leverage. To their surprise, the agent who arrives is Jack, revealing him as an agent of the resistance who had stolen the ring as part of a ploy to initiate a coup to overthrow the queen. Trusting him, Alice retrieves the ring, and accompanies Jack to meet Caterpillar, who reveals that Alices father is Carpenter, just as the Carpenter shows signs of regaining memories, Mad March and his minions arrive, capturing Alice and Jack whilst Caterpillar escapes. Reunited with her ring, the Queen decides to send Alice home, the Hatter stages a rescue with Charlie but is captured by Mad March after Charlie loses his courage and flees. Charlie, after feeling guilty for deserting the Hatter, uses the skeletons of the extinct White Knights as a distraction to trick the Hearts into believing they are under attack, after being tortured by Dr. Dum and Dee, Hatter kills Mad March and escapes. Alice escapes again, joining up with the Hatter to snap the Oysters out of their sedations, Carpenter appears, having regained his memories, but is killed by Walrus. The Oysters unpleasant emotions run high, causing the casino to start collapsing, Alice, the Hatter, Jack, the Duchess and the Queen escape but Winston, the loyal King of Hearts willingly perishes knowing his wife never loved him. With her followers no longer listening to or fearing her, the powerless Queen surrenders the Stone of Wonderland to Alice, Alice returns home, learning her experience may have been a dream when she awakens in hospital to find she had been found unconscious an hour after chasing Jack
3. Alice in Wonderland (1999 film) – Alice in Wonderland is a 1999 made-for-television film adaptation of Lewis Carrolls books Alices Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. It was first broadcast on NBC and then shown on British television on Channel 4, the film won four Emmy Awards in the categories of costume design, makeup, music composition, and visual effects. The film was re-released as a special edition DVD on March 2,2010, the film follows the storyline of the book closely, save for adding some scenes from Through the Looking-Glass. Thanks to stage fright, and constant nagging from her confident governess, Alice runs out of the house, however, an apple floats down from the tree and seems to hover in Alices face. She is suddenly distracted by a human-sized White Rabbit rushing by, curious, Alice follows the White Rabbit, falling down his rabbit hole and ending up in Wonderland. Alice travels throughout Wonderland, meeting a number of bizarre people. She then meets Mr. Mouse and his friends who participate in a Caucus Race. Alice encounters the White Rabbit again who directs her to his house, there, Alice comes across a bottle of liquid that makes her enormous and trapped in the house. The White Rabbit and his gardeners Pat and Bill attempt to remove Alice by going down the chimney, wandering in a forest, she encounters Major Caterpillar who advices her to not be afraid before transforming into a butterfly. Alice grows back to size by eating part of a mushroom. She ventures to a nearby manorhouse where she meets the musical Duchess, her baby, her pepper-obsessed plate-throwing cook, the baby is left in Alices care but it turns into a pig and is released. The Cheshire Cat advices Alice to visit the Mad Hatter and his friends the March Hare, Alice eventually leaves when the Mad Hatter and March Hare begin smashing cups and plates. They also try stuffing the Dormouse into a teapot and she comes across the small door and using her intelligence, succeeds in getting through it into the garden which is actually the labyrinth maze belonging to the Queen. The Queen of Hearts invites her to a game of croquet. The Cheshire Cats head appears in the sky and is ordered to be executed, the Duchess arrives to answer the Kings question of who the Cats owner is, but the Cat has vanished. Alice leaves the game, meeting the Gryphon and the Mock Turtle. The two sing with Alice, teaching her the Lobster Quadrille and encouraging her, Alice then wanders into a darker area of Wonderland, meeting a White Knight who encourages her to be brave and also shows her his newest invention. Alice meets some talking flowers, a Tiger-Lily who is the most sensible out of all of them, some Roses which are not too bothered about Alice being lost, having the flowers helping her, Alice walks off
4. Arabian Nights (miniseries) – Arabian Nights is a two-part 2000 American/British miniseries, adapted by Peter Barnes from Sir Richard Francis Burtons translation of the medieval epic One Thousand and One Nights. Mili Avital and Dougray Scott star as Scheherazade and Shahryar respectively, the series consists of five stories from One Thousand and One Nights, which are framed within a sixth, maintaining the traditional style of stories within stories that is synonymous with the Nights. The series cast includes Alan Bates, Rufus Sewell, Andy Serkis, James Frain, John Leguizamo, Jason Scott Lee, Vanessa-Mae, Alexei Sayle, Jim Carter, James Callis, and Oded Fehr. In his madness, Shahryar now believes that all women want to kill him, Shahryar has therefore ordered his Grand Vizier, JaFar, to bring him one of his concubines from the harem to marry and then have executed the next morning. With the help of some extra tutoring from a storyteller, Scheherazade tells the Sultan a story every night, stopping at dawn with a cliffhanger. Shahryar must therefore let Scheherazade live for another day in order to hear the rest of the story, cunningly, Scheherazade has hidden a moral within every story, to help coax the Sultan out of his madness. Meanwhile, Schahzenan learns from the executioner-turned traitor-&-spy all about the Sultans madness, perceiving this as weakness, Schahzenan decides to lead his army to Baghdad in an attempt to take the throne by force. However, by the time Schahzenans army reaches the city, Scheherazades plan has worked, as a result of her stories, Shahryar has overcome his madness and has fallen in love with Scheherazade. Using strategies inspired from elements from the stories, Shahryar is able to defeat his brothers army, at the end of the battle, it is revealed that all that had been seen was a story itself, recounted by Scheherazade to her children. The series ends with Scheherazade promising to tell her another story tomorrow night. The first story told by Scheherazade is that of Ali Baba, Ali Baba is a poor peasant from Damascus who finds a magical cave in which is the loot stolen by the Forty Thieves, a tribe of murderous bandits that have plagued the kingdom. Using the magic words Open Sesame, Ali enters the cave and takes the treasure. Ali Baba finds Kasims body hung-up by the Forty Thieves as a warning to others, with the help of his newly hired servant, Morgiana, Ali takes down the body and gives Kasim a lavish funeral. This alerts Black Coda and the Forty Thieves to the fact that Kasim was not alone in taking their treasure, Black Coda discovers that Ali Baba and Morgiana are living in a lubricious estate in Damascus and devises a plan to kill all in the household. The Forty Thieves enter the city hidden in oil barrels which are placed outside Alis estate where they wait for nightfall. Before they can strike, Morgiana discovers the barrels and rolls them down to the bottom of a hill where the dazed Forty Thieves are arrested by the city guards, to celebrate their victory, Ali Baba hosts a feast. Morgiana performs a dance for Ali Baba during which she stabs one of the guests. She removes the mans false beard, revealing him to be Black Coda, awed by her loyalty, Ali Baba marries Morgiana
5. Earthsea (miniseries) – Legend of Earthsea is a two-night television miniseries adaptation of the Earthsea novels by Ursula K. It premiered on the Sci-Fi Channel in December 2004, in the land of Earthsea, a young wizard named Ged has visions about a girl and doors opening. Meanwhile, King Tygath wants to rule the land and release the Nameless Ones and he sends men to attack Geds village, in search of the wizard of prophesy. Ged learns his first spell from an elderly woman, when the invasion comes, Ged uses a mist spell and lures the invaders over a cliff, saving the village. However, Ged also falls off the cliff, Tygath tries to convince High Priestess Thar to release the Nameless Ones, but she refuses. She is poisoned by Rosa, her attendant who has been tricked by the lover, Kossil. A magus named Ogion arrives at Geds village and revives Ged and he tells Ged his true name and takes him for training, but Ged is too impatient, he is sent to the magic school on Roke. There he meets the bully, Jasper, and befriends a student named Vetch, Ged shapeshifts into a hawk to show off. Jasper then challenges him to raise a spirit from the dead, the demon attacks Ged before being driven away by the Archmagus, who tells him that this Nameless One will hunt Ged down and try to possess him, using Geds power for further destruction. Ged must go somewhere in hiding until he can find its true name, with the help of Jasper, King Tygath takes control of the magic school. He throws a knife at the Archmagus, apparently killing him, with the help of Ogion, Ged confronts the Gebbeth and attempts to drown him using a rock, however, it escapes with Geds likeness and voice. Geds impersonator becomes a murderer, and Vetch, a magus himself, chases Ged until he realizes Ged is not possessed by the Gebbeth and they are attacked by the dragon, Orm Embar, but Ged uses the dragons true name to bind him and ask three questions. He wastes his first question, but with his second, he learns the Gebbeths location, the dragon tells him where to find the two pieces of the Amulet of Peace, which when reunited would save Earthsea, but Ged could have asked the true name of the demon. Meanwhile, Thar appoints a successor, Tenar, and tells her the incantation to release the Nameless Ones, Kossil strangles Rosa and frames Tenar, leading to her imprisonment. Ged and Vetch return to Roke for help in decoding the dragons riddle, the Archmagus survived Tygaths attack and made the real Jasper into a village fool as punishment. He sends Ged and Vetch to unseal the Nameless Tombs on Atuan, but Ged is captured and brought before Thar, in the labyrinth, Ged is locked in the cell next to Tenar. They break free and recognize each other from their visions, Thar realizes her mistake right before her death. Kossil tries to force Tenar to reveal the incantation and fails, so Tygath kills Kossil, Vetch finds the tomb first and is taken by the Gebbeth
6. Gulliver's Travels (miniseries) – Gullivers Travels is a U. S. TV miniseries based on Jonathan Swifts novel of the same name, produced by Jim Henson Productions and Hallmark Entertainment. This miniseries is notable for being one of the few adaptations of Swifts novel to feature all four voyages. The miniseries aired in the United Kingdom on Channel 4, and it was shot in England and Portugal. The series won five Emmy Awards including in the Outstanding Miniseries category, in this version, Dr. Gulliver has returned to his family after a long absence. The action shifts back and forth between flashbacks of his travels and the present where he is telling the story of his travels and has committed to an insane asylum. While the miniseries remains faithful to the novel, the ending has changed for a more upbeat conclusion. In the miniseries, he recovers from this obsession and returns to his wife and it took years to find the financial backing for the miniseries. The project required a deal of Special Effects work. Producer Duncan Kenworthy said that, It was something Id been developing while Jim was still alive and we wanted to do the whole book, and that was what interested Jim. Jim Hensons Creature Shop created several CGI wasps and some prosthetic make-up for the Yahoos, the animals seen in this film were provided by A1 Animals. The story begins on the night that Lemuel Gulliver arrives back at home, Gulliver imagines for a moment that he is back on the shipwreck that started his travels. Meanwhile, Gulliver is found by his wife Mary and son Tom in the stable the next day. He then proceeds to tell his story starting back to the day of the shipwreck and the arrival of Gulliver to Lilliput. Gulliver continues to explain the customs of Lilliput, such as the naming of officials by doing rituals such as the jumping over. Gulliver is then presented to the Empress of Lilliput and is asked to fight a war against the country of Blefuscu. Gulliver then accepts and wins the war in order to show gratitude towards the Lilliputians, after some time, they ask him to eliminate Blefuscu further which Gulliver refuses. A fire occurs at the palace which Gulliver puts out with his urine enough to end up soaking the trapped Empress, the Empress demands that her husband have Gulliver executed. After fleeing from the Emperors army, Gulliver ends up on the run, Gullivers new Lilliputian friends help him by hiding him, reciprocating Gullivers help towards them to obtain the highest office