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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
7. Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story – Jack and the Beanstalk, The Real Story is a 2001 American television miniseries. It was directed by Brian Henson and was a co-production of Hallmark Entertainment and it is politically correct version of the classic English fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk. The story was reworked to reflect what Henson believed to be a more ethical. The cast includes Matthew Modine, Mia Sara, Jon Voight, richard Attenborough, Daryl Hannah, and a young James Corden play giants. Among the other giants in the film are beings from the mythology of cultures including Hebrew, Buddhist. In 2001, Jack Robinson is the rich CEO of a large company, throughout his familys past, no Robinson male has lived to be over 40, and Jack keeps having a dream about his father and an angry giant. He tries very hard to stay healthy with the help of his Albanian butler Dussan, during construction, the workers discover the skeleton of a giant. A strange young woman called Ondine then appears and accuses Jack of being a thief and that night, a man sneaks into Jacks house and takes him to see an old woman whom Jack recognizes as a great-aunt who he believed was dead. The protagonist of this film is portrayed as being the descendant of the original Jack. Only with the death of the Robinson family would the magic be restored, when they arrived, Jack and Ondine find the beanstalk turned into an old and rotten stump. Jack asks, How did it rot so fast, then they run towards the castle, now a casino complex. Jack asks, How long were we gone, Ondine says, A week in our time. Then Jack realizes and says, Seven years, meaning that seven years had passed on, and Jack and Ondine had arrived in the year 2008. During their search, Jack learns that his great-aunt Wilhelmina is hiding several secrets, the poor, misguided boy who climbed the beanstalk in 1611 was my son. Wilhelmina relates how the Robinson Curse has many ugly tentacles and my curse was to see my son die before his time, and his son, and his son. He also admits to having cut down the beanstalk and leaving Jack stranded in the giant world, with the return of the Goose and Harp, the Giants world is restored, and the Giants thank Jack for undoing his ancestors mistakes. Finally, due to the curse being lifted, Wilhelmina Robinson dies peacefully, with Jack, at the end of the film, Ondine requests Jack to stay in her world which Jack finally refuses as he says he has to right the wrong many things in his world. After three months Ondine returns to Jack, where she is allowed to spend one Giant week with him, Matthew Modine as Jack Robinson, the fifteenth generation descendent of the original Jack
8. Jason and the Argonauts (miniseries) – Jason and the Argonauts, is a 2000 TV movie, directed by Nick Willing and produced by Hallmark Entertainment. It is based on the Greek myth of Jason and the Argonauts, the film opens as soldiers invade the city of Iolcus. King Aesons brother Pelias is leading the charge, inside the temple he goes to embrace his brother but produces a dagger and kills him during the embrace. This is witnessed by his wife Polymele and his son Jason and he intends to do the same to Jason but one of the guards rescues him and takes him out of the palace through a secret tunnel. It is then revealed that this is a memory, experienced as a nightmare by an older Jason and he is then ordered by his uncle to retrieve the golden fleece. He recruits a crew from the folk of Iolcus, including shepherds. He is joined by Hercules, Orpheus, Atalanta and the brothers Castor, Acastus stows away on the ship. The Argonauts run aground on an island in the middle of the ocean that is actually the sea god Poseidon. In the ensuing storm, they lose the map, the crew make their way to the Isle of Lemnos, an island of warrior women, to recover from the experience and repair the ship. The men pleasure themselves with the women while their ship is repaired, Atalanta discovers that the women have killed all the men on the island and are planning to sacrifice the crew. She warns Jason, and the Argonauts flee the island, the crew become rebellious and Jason has Zetes, a young man with brilliant vision, see the stars and find their route to Tabletop Island, where they find Phineus. They are attacked by the Harpies - the winged monsters that torment Phineus -, in return, Phineus tells them the Golden Fleece is in Colchis. Meanwhile, on Colchis, the princess Medea has visions of the crew, Jason finds the ship wrecked and rescues Aspyrtes. They approach the Dark Rocks and send a dove through before sailing through themselves, the ship docks at Colchis and Jason goes ashore with Aspyrtes, Castor and Pollux. Hera asks Eros to shoot Medea so she falls in love with Jason, King Aertes wants Jason killed but Medea convinces him to face the Minoan Bull. Medea gives Jason magic oil that protects Jason from the bulls fiery-breath, Jason yokes the bull and ploughs a field and sows it with dragons teeth. Warriors sprout up from the earth, and Jason tricks them into attacking each other, Medea tells Jason she must go with the Fleece. Aspyrtes overhears this and sends soldiers out after them, the other Argonauts debate whether to leave or not
9. Journey to the Center of the Earth (miniseries) – Journey to the Center of the Earth is a 1999 American science fiction miniseries produced by Hallmark Entertainment. It stars Treat Williams, Jeremy London, and Bryan Brown and it is based on Jules Vernes classic novel Journey to the Center of the Earth. Journey to the Center of the Earth received mostly negative reviews from critics, david Kronke, writing in the Los Angeles Daily News, called the miniseries thoroughly cheesy and flaccid. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer opined that the effects work overcome a barrage of ponderous dialogue, Theodore Lytton is an avid geologist and paleontologist who is aided by his nephew Jonas Lytton, a Harvard graduate. Theodore seeks for ways to finance his undertakings, including street fighting. After one of his lectures, Theodore is approached by Alice Hastings who finances the Lyttons journey into the center of earth on a quest to find her lost husband Casper Hastings. Casper had 7 years prior gone to seek a fortune of gold rumored to exist far below the earths surface, the Lyttons meet McNiff, a gun for hire, in New Zealand. The Lyttons, McNiff, and Alice Hastings find their way miles underneath the earths and reach an underground sea lit by an anomaly that provides light. After traveling across the sea, the travelers encounter dinosaurs,2 human settlements, and a reptilian species, the Solaroids. Alice is captured by the Solaroids, the group find Casper Hastings, who years prior discovered the humans, taught them English, and then endorsed a polygamist culture inducing a split in the human settlement. Casper Hastings is known as the School Master in this newer polygamist settlement, there is friction between the human settlements and also with the Solaroids. Casper, joined by the Lyttons, free Alice from a Solaroid prison cell, there he reveals his plan to leave for the surface, with his wife and the Lyttons. McNiff decides to remain behind with the natives, Casper also reveals a mysterious plant with nearly magical healing remedies and intends to market it on the surface. The group of travelers, now joined by Ralna, a native tribeswoman for whom Jonas develops strong feelings, Casper is killed by the Solaroids before reaching the sea. The 4 travelers sail across the sea and begin to back the way they came to the surface. Ralna, sensing danger, leaves in panic and is separated from Jonas, the Lyttons and Alice reach the surface through an underground vortex that feeds water to a lake on the surface. It is discovered the plant dies within a few hours of being on the surface. Weeks later, Theodore and Alice are engaged to wed while Jonas, who was previously engaged, leaves his fiancee to find Ralna in the underground world
10. The Last Templar (miniseries) – The miniseries is produced by Muse Entertainment Enterprises. Emmy Award-winning Robert Halmi Sr. along with Robert Halmi Jr. at the New York Metropolitan Museum, four horsemen dressed as 12th-century knights storm the gala opening of an exhibition of Vatican treasures and steal an arcane medieval decoder. Archaeologist Tess Chaykin and FBI agent Sean Reilly engage in a chase across three continents in search of the enemy and the lost secret of the Knights Templar. The TV miniseries The Last Templar was criticized in Turkey by the media for misrepresenting the geography of Turkey as that of an Arabian country. In the movie, the events take place in supposed Turkey are set in Bodrum. However, the shows the Turkish city as an empty desert. Mira Sorvino as Tess Chaykin Scott Foley as Agent Sean Daley Victor Garber as Monsignor De Angelis The Last Templar at the Internet Movie Database
11. The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns – The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns is a 1999 Hallmark Entertainment made-for-TV fantasy movie. It stars Randy Quaid, Colm Meaney, Kieran Culkin, Roger Daltrey, Caroline Carver and it contains many references to Romeo and Juliet such as two lovers taking poison and feuding clans. Emma Townshends song We Can Fly Away was the song for the film. An American businessman, Jack Woods, ostensibly wants to spend a holiday in the sleepy Irish town Kerry. During a hike, he sees Irish beauty Kathleen Fitzpatrick swimming naked, Kathleen catches him and chases him off, but Jack is smitten with her beauty. That evening, Jack tries to drown his sorrows in Irish poitín and they struggle for the bottle of poitín, and Jack falls, knocking himself unconscious. The next morning, he sees the man again and chases him to a nearby river. Jack jumps in after him, saving his life, then Seamus Muldoon, Seamus introduces Jack to his wife Mary and his son, Mickey, and shows him the mystical world of the leprechauns. The solitary fairies love to play tricks on others, especially on the snobbish trooping fairies, the leprechauns and the trooping fairies have been enemies for ages, but the Grand Banshee has decreed that they must stop fighting each other. Jack gets used to the people he shares the house with. Jack offers to drive Kathleens cart for her in a race because shes not allowed to on account of her gender. He wins and convinces Kathleen to take him on a tour of the local environs, while on their walk together, they kiss. Meanwhile, Mickey, along with his friends Sean Devine and the brothers Jericho, there Mickey sees the fairy-princess, Jessica, the daughter of the fairy-king Boric and queen Morag. Jessica eventually finds out that Mickey is a leprechaun, but they have fallen in love. Jessicas hot-headed cousin, Count Grogan, discovers their presence, later Count Grogan seeks out Mickey and attempts to fight with him, but Mickey declines. Sean steps in and battles Count Grogan, eventually losing, the Grand Banshee appears and takes Seans life as punishment for breaking her decree. Mickey attacks Count Grogan, killing him, too, after Jessicas parents learn that Mickey has killed Count Grogan, they send her with her governess, Lady Margaret, to a hidden underwater-castle. Mickey eventually finds her, rescues her, and flies with her to his uncle Sir Aloysius Jantee, Jessicas parents think Mickey kidnapped her and they start a war with the leprechauns
12. Merlin (miniseries) – Merlin is a television miniseries which originally aired on NBC that retells the legend of King Arthur from the perspective of the wizard Merlin. Sam Neill stars in the role in a story that covers not only the rise and fall of Camelot. The film deviates from traditional versions of the legend, notably by including new characters such as Queen Mab. The film was followed by a sequel in 2006, Merlins Apprentice, while facing the Anglo-Saxon invasion of Britain, the spread of Christianity has weakened the power of Queen Mab, goddess of the fey. Coupled with the destruction of both Christian and pagan holy sites due to the turmoil, Mabs world of magic faces imminent extinction, while her sister, the Lady of the Lake, accepts the inevitable, Mab vows to resist. She decides to create a wizard named Merlin, that she believes will bring back to the Old Ways and save her. Merlin is born to Elissa, though he possesses no mortal father, Elissa dies shortly after giving birth to Merlin, leaving the child to be raised by Ambrosia, an old woman who used to be a pagan, but has since rejected Mab and the Old Ways. Ambrosia refuses to give the infant Merlin to Mab, arguing that love is needed to raise a child, Mab seems to agree and leaves, but warns Ambrosia that one day she will return and take him away once he manifests his powers. Merlin grows up with no knowledge of his heritage, until he uses magic for the first time to save a noblemans daughter named Nimue. They share a kiss and exchange names, and Merlin vows never to forget her, upon returning home, he tells Ambrosia about rescuing Nimue. Ambrosia realizes it is time for Merlin to go to Mab, Merlin is taken to Mabs underground palace, where she plans to train him in magic until he becomes the greatest wizard of all time. Merlin spends some time learning magical skills from Frik, Mabs gnome servant, but in his heart, he wants nothing to do with Mab, which infuriates her. Out of boredom, Merlin unknowingly calls the Lady of the Lake, who reveals that Queen Mab let his mother die. Merlin returns home in time to see the end of an argument between Mab and Ambrosia, Mab, furious at Ambrosias refusal to convince Merlin to return to her, lashes out with her magic, severely injuring Ambrosia. She is unable to survive, and in her last breath, Merlin vows to defeat Mab, and whilst she expresses seemingly genuine regret for the deaths of his mother and Ambrosia, she merely describes them as casualties of war. She swears she will make Merlin help her, whether he wants to or not, on Ambrosias grave, he makes a blood-oath that he will never use magic except to defeat Mab. Many years later, Merlin is summoned to see the tyrant King Vortigern, upon his arrival, he learns that a soothsayer has promised Vortigern that Merlins blood will prevent the destruction of his ever-collapsing castle. The soothsayer had earlier asked Queen Mab for help in solving Vortigerns request, upon Merlins telling the king hes stupid for believing the soothsayer he has a vision, Two dragons, a red defeating a white
13. Merlin's Apprentice – Merlins Apprentice is a 2006 miniseries. While being vaguely based on Arthurian legend, its plot is set after the death of King Arthur, satisfied at Camelots conditions, Merlin decides to go on vacation in order to rejuvenate. This vacation nap is supposed to last a few months, but when Merlin awakes, upon his return to Camelot, he discovers a downtrodden place. Almost all of those he knew have died, Lord Weston runs the kingdom, however, Merlins protective enchantments have held invaders in check. A young thief named Jack and his tagalong pig Sir Snout stowaway in a cart entering Camelot, Jack is no ordinary vagrant, as he possesses some rudimentary magical skills. Jack enters the chamber of Yvonne, granddaughter of Sir Gawain, Yvonne enters and while Jack hides, Master Graham, a local blacksmith whom she loves, visits her. Jack then attempts to steal Merlins wand while Merlin concentrates on the whereabouts of the Grail, Merlin senses the visitor, and at first evicts him, but later apprentices Jack after a vision of the Holy Grail appears to both of them. The only training the film shows is Merlin tempting Jack with food while telling Jack to resist his hunger and it is around this time that Jack learns the truth of Brian, who is actually Brianna. She disguises herself in order to avenge a wrong done to her family, in his search for the grail, Merlin suspects something is afoul in Camelot that caused the Grail to depart. Merlin confronts Yvonne and her guardian Master Burton, later while touching the Grails stand, Merlin sees a vision in which he learns the truth of his absence. The Lady of the Lake enchanted him and created Jack, thus, Jacks father is Merlin and his mother is the Lady. Barbarians threaten Camelots door, and knights including Brian want to use an enchanted cave in order to surprise the invaders, Jack agrees to lift Merlins enchantment on the passage, but the knights find no construction. In the meantime, the Barbarians directed by the Lady of the Lake enter the passage and breach Camelots walls, realizing the impending doom, Merlin tells Jack the truth of his origins. As Jack steps off the bridge he breaks the spell to foil the pursuers, meanwhile, Merlin was left in the walls of Camelot and is decapitated by Rauskaug, the leader of the barbarians. The remaining people of Camelot have traveled the countryside for several months, Jack is frustrated that his concentration does not give him insight, so the Lady of the Lake sends him a vision of the Grails whereabouts. The group goes there, to discover that the water is cursed, meanwhile, the Lady has told Rauskaug of their location and the barbarians begin their pursuit. The film centers on the crimes of the Camelots guardians, which they believe prevent their reaching of the Grail, Yvonnes parents presented her as Gawains kin but this ruse is discovered when she begs Jack to explore her past through visions. Through these it is discovered that Master Burton and Lord Weston had oppressed the surrounding peoples with taxes, unfair trade and this is the source of Briannas anger, as her family was robbed of its property through such a contract
14. The Odyssey (miniseries) – The Odyssey is a 1997 American fantasy–adventure television miniseries based on the ancient Greek epic poem by Homer, The Odyssey. Directed by Andrei Konchalovsky, the aired in two-parts beginning on May 18,1997 on NBC. The series won the award for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or a Special and it was filmed in Malta, Turkey, parts of England, and many other places around the Mediterranean, where the story takes place. The cast includes Armand Assante, Greta Scacchi, Irene Papas, Isabella Rossellini, Bernadette Peters, Christopher Lee, and Vanessa Williams. Odysseus, the king of the ancient Greek kingdom of Ithaca, is called to service in the Trojan War after the birth of his son Telemachus, much to the dismay of his wife Queen Penelope. Odysseus is worried that he may not return, and tells Penelope that she should remarry by the time Telemachus is a man if he not return. The war lasts ten years, during which Greeces best soldier, Achilles, is killed, laocoön tries to warn the Trojans of a vision of this, but is suddenly devoured by a sea monster. Odysseus and his men initially stop on an island dominated by one-eyed giants, a Cyclops named Polyphemus traps them in his cave intending to eat them, but Odysseus gets him drunk on wine, causing him to pass out. Then, he sharpens a tree branch into a stake and blinds the Cyclops, Polyphemus screams for help, but Odysseus had tricked him into stating that his name was Nobody, so the Cyclops is shouting that nobody has tricked him, arousing no suspicion. Odysseus and his men escape, but Odysseus taunts the Cyclops who asks his father Poseidon to avenge him and this makes Odysseus journey home harder. Odysseus travels to an island where Aeolus provides him with a bag of wind to help him home, one of his men opens it prematurely blowing them off course. Next, they stop at the island of Circe, a beautiful witch, Odysseus is told of Circes magic by Hermes, who helps him avoid being transformed as well. Odysseus digs his ship out of the sand and tide and sails to the Underworld, arriving at the Underworld, Tiresias torments Odysseus, recognizing his courage and wit, but criticizes his ego and foolishness. After Odysseus sacrifices a goat into the River Styx, Tiresias tells him that the way home will take him past a treacherous isle where the monsters Scylla. As he is running in terror from the underworld, he meets his mother Anticlea and she informs him that back on Ithaca there are multiple suitors, including Eurymachus, vying with each other to marry Penelope for her money and power. Odysseus boat nears the isle of Scylla and Charybdis, scyllas six serpentine heads wreak havoc on the crew, killing many. Everyone but Odysseus is killed when Charybdis creates a whirlpool and destroys his ship, Odysseus arrives on the island where Calypso lives and becomes her prisoner. Meanwhile, Odysseus now 15-year-old son Telemachus tries to find his father and is told by Athena to travel to Sparta, when Telemachus finds Menelaus, one of Odysseus comrades, he learns that he doesnt know what happened to Odysseus but believes him to be dead
15. Snow Queen (2002 film) – Snow Queen is a 2002 made-for-television film made by Hallmark Entertainment, directed by David Wu, and based on the story The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen. The film stars Bridget Fonda as the character and Chelsea Hobbs as her rival. The film originally aired on Hallmark Channel as a two-part miniseries, the DVD came out on November 9,2009, in the United Kingdom, and on September 2,2011, in Australia. This was Bridget Fondas last acting role to date, most prominently are that Gerda and Kai are openly romantically attached to each other, instead of simply being best friends. Another significant change is that the opening and ending portions of the film take place in a realistic setting, while Gerda and Kais adventures are dream-like. It is never explained whether the events experienced by Gerda and Kai really took place, Gerda is initially in mourning over the death of her mother. Although her mother died nine years previous, Gerda has not been able to move on until she meets Kai, in this version Kai is a new staff member at the hotel owned by Gerdas father, and he immediately sets out to befriend Gerda and help her heal. It is because Kai has helped Gerda find new purpose in life that she sets out to him when he is kidnapped by the Snow Queen. The Snow Queen refers to Gerda and Kais relationship as true love, the Snow Queen in this version is intentionally malicious towards Gerda and desires to keep Kai for herself. Throughout the movie it is revealed that the Snow Queen has been hoarding power for some time, intending to destroy all the other seasons. She intended to achieve this using the Devils mirror, which was shattered into thousands of pieces above the earth. The Snow Queen initially kidnaps Kai because the piece of the mirror fell into his eye. Additionally, it is implied that the Snow Queen caused the death of Gerdas mother because she was also a magically inclined rival of the mighty Snow Queen. There is also a minor sub-plot involving a fierce talking polar bear who is the Snow Queens henchman, after her defeat he carries her off and is seen taking the form of an elegantly dressed man. Various characters that Gerda meets in the story have been altered, the witch of eternal summer has become the Spring Witch, the prince and princess of the palace have been merged into the Summer Princess and the Robber Girls mother has become the Autumn Robber. In the film all three women are sisters of the Snow Queen who, like their sister, want to keep Gerda for various differing reasons. Together, the four sisters are known as the Four Seasons, Gerda has to escape from all three women before she can face the Snow Queen herself. It is stated in the legend that the three sisters have been weakened by their sisters attempt to take almighty power
16. Son of the Dragon (film) – Son of the Dragon is the first Hallmark Movie Channel original television film. It premiered on Hallmark Movie Channel on Wednesday, April 2,2008 and it was also the first movie for either of the two American cable networks to be shot and shown in HDTV. The classic Arabian Nights tale The Thief of Bagdad is retold, D. B. was abandoned at birth and rescued from the docks of Shanghai to grow into an impetuous thief who steals to provide food for the street children he considers his family. Now the young man and his wise partner Bird, have their eyes on stealing the royal courts jewels and they devise a plan to get in to the court by wooing the Governors daughter, Princess Li Wei with whom he is immediately attracted to. However, they are met with competition from other potential suitors. Most intriguing and manages to convince her father to all her suitors with rigorous trials to prove their worth. As various suitors proceed with the tests put before them, the Princess sends along her lady-in-waiting, Ting Ting, however, the Princess doesnt know that Ting Ting already knows D. B. and has her own secret feelings for him. The location houses a replica of the Forbidden City. Hallmark Movie Channel Son of the Dragon at the Internet Movie Database Son of the Dragon at AllMovie Son of the Dragon at RHI Entertainment Son of the Dragon at Hallmark Channels Press Site
17. Tin Man (miniseries) – Tin Man is a 2007 four-and-a-half-hour miniseries co-produced by RHI Entertainment and Sci Fi Channel original pictures that was broadcast in the United States on the Sci Fi Channel in three parts. The first part aired on December 2, and the two parts airing on the following nights. It was released to DVD on March 11,2008, the year it was rebroadcast in the United Kingdom, Australia. It focuses on the adventures of a waitress named DG who is pulled into a magical realm called the O. Z. ruled by the tyrannical sorceress Azkadellia. Together with her companions Glitch, Raw, and Cain, DG journeys to uncover her lost memories, and foil Azkadellias plot to trap the O. Z. in eternal darkness. It was nominated for nine Emmy awards, winning one, and was nominated for a Critics Choice Award. Critics gave it mixed reviews, with praising the acting, soundtrack. DG is a waitress who feels that she does not fit into her Kansas farm life and has visions of a lavender-eyed woman warning her that a storm is coming. Her visions are realized when the sorceress Azkadellia, tyrannical ruler of the O. Z. sends her Longcoat soldiers through a storm to kill DG. DG escapes through the storm into the O. Z, DG receives a magical symbol on her palm and learns that her Kansan parents are androids and that her real mother is the lavender-eyed woman of her visions. Azkadellia confronts the group with her Longcoats and mobats, capturing DG, Cain fights the Longcoat captain Zero and learns that his wife and son, whom he thought Zero had killed, are still alive. Zero shoots Cain, sending him falling into a lake of ice, Glitch rescues and revives Cain, and they journey to Azkadellias castle to rescue DG. Azkadellia interrogates DG, learning that the Emerald of the Eclipse is protected by the Gray Gale, the Mystic Man is killed by Azkadellia after advising DG to head south. DG is freed by a dog who is revealed to be a shapeshifter named Tutor. DG, Glitch, Raw, and Cain head south with Tutor, along the way DG rediscovers some of her magical abilities—restoring a withered fruit tree in the fields of the Papay—and Cain discovers his wifes grave. The sisters magic would have protected them if they stayed together linking hands, but DG fled, DG realizes that all of the tragedies which have befallen the O. Z. are the result of that mistake she made as a child. The party heads farther south in search of DGs father Ahamo, tutors treachery is discovered but he is allowed to stay with the group in his canine form. In the Realm of the Unwanted they are led into a trap, Glitch, Raw, and Cain are captured by Zero, but are freed by resistance fighters led by Cains son Jeb
18. Titanic (1996 miniseries) – Titanic is a made-for-TV dramatization that premiered as a 2-part miniseries on CBS in 1996. Titanic follows several characters on board the RMS Titanic when she sinks on her voyage in 1912. The miniseries was directed by Robert Lieberman, the original music score was composed by Lennie Niehaus. Titanic follows three main story threads, Isabella Paradine is traveling on the Titanic to join her husband after attending her aunts funeral in England. On the Titanic, she meets Wynn Park, her former lover and she falls in love with him again, and after a brief affair, she sends her husband a wireless saying they cannot be together anymore. When the ship sinking, Isabella reluctantly leaves Wynn when he forces her to board a lifeboat. As the boat is lowered, Isabella confesses a long kept secret that her daughter Claire is actually Wynns, also in first class is the Allison family, a family travelling on the Titanic, returning home to Montreal with their two small children and new nurse, Alice Cleaver. They gradually become wary and suspicious of her hysterical and neurotic behavior, when the Titanic starts sinking, Alice Cleaver panics and quickly boards a lifeboat with Trevor, the Allisons infant son. The parents with their daughter are unaware that the baby is safe and refuse to leave the ship without him. In third class, a vagrant named Jamie Perse steals a ticket to get on board. He manages to become friends with one of the crewmen, Simon Doonan, who is also a robber, the young man falls in love with Aase Ludvigsen, a recent Christian convert and missionary. On the night of the sinking, Aase is brutally raped and beaten by Doonan, causing her to lose her faith and will to live, unbeknownst to them, Doonan also sneaks aboard that same boat, disguised as an old woman. Jamie himself manages to survive when he falls into one of the last lifeboats before the Titanic sinks. He subsequently atones for his past life after he finds Aase in the makeshift hospital aboard the Carpathia, in the end, upon arriving in New York, the two plan to start a new life together. Titanic received mixed to negative reviews from critics, the New York Daily News commented on the fact that the acting was substandard and the ships operators and owner are portrayed about as sympathetically as those connected with the Exxon Valdez. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer also referenced the bad acting and out of place scenes. Titanic received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Drama Miniseries or a Special and it was also nominated for Outstanding Costume Design for a Miniseries or a Special. Titanic at the Internet Movie Database Titanic at AllMovie
19. Voyage of the Unicorn – Voyage of the Unicorn is a 2001 television film starring Beau Bridges, Chantal Conlin and Heather McEwen. The movie is based on James C, christensens book Voyage of the Basset. It is featured on TV1000 channel, directed by noted fantasy/action director Philip Spink. Dr. Alan Aisling is a professor who has lost his wife and struggles to keep his daughters spirits high. His younger daughter Cassie daydreams about the world her illustrator mother left behind in her drawings. Then something magical happens, The family find themselves fleeing a plague of monstrous trolls by boarding a ship called The Unicorn. They are given a quest to find the benevolent dragon that once ruled the legendary faerie isles, ernst Harth - Olaf the Ogre Mark Acheson - Kalgar This movie was released on a DVD with the TV movie The Old Curiosity Shop in 2007. Both parts were released by Hallmark Entertainment as a single feature on VHS. Voyage of the Unicorn at the Internet Movie Database RHI Films