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The Elephant Princess, also known as the Rock Princess in some countries, is an Australian television show for preteen girls that could probably be best described as a cross between Harry Potter and Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Though it's a lot better than it sounds.

Alex Wilson is a teenage girl living in Melbourne, Australia, where she is part of a rock band and has a crush on a boy named Marcus. Everything is perfectly normal until her sixteenth birthday, when a mysterious, exotic boy named Kuru and a magical elephant called Anala appear out of nowhere in her back yard. Kuku reveals to her that she is actually the princess of the magical kingdom Manjipoor. Alex doesn't believe him...until her powers kick in and she blows up the barbeque grill!

From there, Alex tries to find a balance between the worlds as she tries to decide where her destiny truly lies. There are adventures in the India themed Manjipoor as Alex and Kuru deal the plans of devious usurper Vashan and situations in the real world where Alex's attempts to learn new spells causes trouble for her and her friends.

The first season had 26 episodes that aired in Australia from fall 2008 to spring 2009. The second season aired three years later. It threw some more mystical elements and some darker, more complicated stories. Alex, her family and even her best friend move to the Golden Coast, where Alex's band gains a new drummer and more fame. In Manjipoor, a new and more powerful threat arises. Things are complicated by Alex gaining a new lover interest who may be a traitor and pull between being a princess and musician becomes stronger than before.

The show's mix of fantasy elements and real world problems has given it something of cult following. It has been aired in over two dozen countries in several languages. Fans love it, and it's not hard to see why. One wishes that a network in America would play it, hopefully in a good time slot, so it could gain new fans and more popularity.

Friday 5:00 PM et/pt on Ten
2 Seasons, 52 Episodes - Canceled
February 20, 2009
Action & Adventure, Family, Fantasy
6.4/10
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  • Diva's plan to break the barrier is coming together as she prepares to sacrifice Caleb to the vault of Dark Magic. But Alex won't let it happen. She isn't sure how to break the vault, and she can't match Diva's powers, but she'll have to think of something.

  • Alex and her friends learn from The Book, Diva learns by breaking into Caleb's memories, but they all learn that the vault of Dark Magic is the barrier between the two worlds and returning Dark Magic to the vault will destroy it. Is Diva planning to rule and destroy both worlds?!

  • The vault claims more control over Caleb as he loses the ability to jump and becomes prisoner to Diva. While Alex is desperate to help him there isn't a lot she can do, except wonder why Diva wants Caleb now that he's powerless...

  • After Zamira is threatened, Caleb feels he needs more Dark Magic to protect his loved ones, but he accidentally takes too much and begins a dangerous journey. Meanwhile, Veronica starts treating Alex like a Princess. Even though Alex is a Princess, the "nice Veronica" routine is just too much.

  • When Alex reads the locked section of The Book, she and Zamira learn the truth; that Diva killed Zamira and Caleb's mother. Meanwhile, Caleb uses his powers for good by helping Kuru escape trouble.

  • Zamira gets to a block in The Book which only Alex can unlock. After giving Dark Magic to some new West Manjipoor recruits of hers, Diva comes to the real world. But Alex refuses to help Diva and Caleb gets hurt protecting Alex.

  • Alex and Taylor plan a surprise party for Amanda's birthday. But the party is crashed by Zamira, who believes that Alex's mother killed her and Caleb"s mother.

  • When Veronica inadvertently records footage of Caleb disappearing, she has him at her mercy. But with the help of Alex, Amanda and Taylor, the footage is destroyed and his secret is safe. Has he finally learned to be careful?

  • Alex's band are about to lose their gig until Caleb uses Dark Magic in an attempt to help, but it only makes her angrier at him. When Diva pressures Zamira to read The Book, she goes to Kuru for comfort.

  • In an attempt to cut off Diva's power, Alex tries to close the vault, but her magic isn't powerful enough. In the real world, Caleb gets in an argument with Taylor and uses Dark Magic against him, and Veronica sees it!

  • Alex tries to destroy The Book but Diva gains the power to jump between worlds and gets The Book. Caleb stops Diva from hurting Alex, but this doesn't make up for his betrayal. Diva claims the Palace and Alex is now even more determined to stop Diva for good.

  • Diva sends Zamira to reveal Caleb's secrets to Kuru and the two get into a fight. Alex is preparing for Caleb's arrival in the real world but is growing suspicious. When she catches him with The Book her fears are confirmed and she breaks off their relationship.

  • When Alex invites Caleb to live in her world he is hesitant, as Diva suspects he's been using Dark Magic. In a fiery confrontation Caleb reveals his powers to Diva and knowing she can't control him, he accepts Alex's offer. Little does Alex know, Caleb is hiding a dark secret from her.

  • Taylor learns all about Alex's secret life when he winds up in Manjipoor and is taken prisoner by Diva, who tries to use him as a bargaining chip to get The Book. Alex is ready to give Diva The Book when Caleb uses his powers to save Taylor.

  • When rival student Veronica steals Alex's song, Alex tries to help rather than let her get expelled. Meanwhile, Zamira charms Kuru in an effort to drive a wedge between him and Alex, as part of her plan to gain control of Dark Magic.

  • When Caleb goes back to Manjipoor he is faced with Diva's threats to Alex. In an effort to protect Alex, Caleb absorbs some Dark Magic which gives him super strength. But will he be able to control it?

  • Alex turns Amanda into her double to distract Caleb while the real Alex goes on a dangerous solo mission to West Manjipoor to find out more about The Book. Alex learns that The Book and the Elephant Temple Ruins are linked.

  • Alex grows closer to Caleb when he takes her to West Manjipoor. Diva uses this chance to raid the Palace and try to steal The Book, where Dark Magic secrets are contained. After Caleb is injured in a showdown between Diva and Alex, his life hangs in the balance.

  • The band lines up their first gig at a popular local club but run into trouble with Taylor"s jealous girlfriend, Veronica. Meanwhile Diva recruits Caleb and Zamira in her quest to unlock the secrets of Dark Magic and get revenge on Alex.

  • As Alex settles into a new school in the real world, trouble is brewing in Manjipoor where she meets two childhood friends of Kuru's - Caleb and Zamira. Through them, the force of Dark Magic is released, and they restore Diva to her former self.

  • Her magic stolen by Diva, Alex is regular Alexandra Wilson again. But she leads a rebellion and fights a battle to overthrow Diva.

  • Alex studies and uses all her magic to break the barrier between the two worlds to rescue Omar and Anala. It's unprecedented!

  • Diva makes her move and takes control in Manjipoor, wounding Omar in a fight. Kuru and Anala spirit Omar to Alex's world.

  • Kuru says his goodbyes -- as Alex is no longer a princess, his job is over. Free of his obligations, he speaks freely of his disappointment in her.

  • Alex decides to commit to being princess of Manjipoor. Vashan ensures the job isn't easy, but Alex is determined.

  • Alex feels pulled between two worlds when Marcus and Kuru get into a fight over her and Anala goes missing.

  • While making a music video, Marcus feels there is something going on between Alex and Kuru, and secrets the others share except him.

  • Vashan returns to Alex's world and magically makes her the most famous rock singer on the planet. Alex quickly forgets who she really is.

  • Vashan causes havoc at the school's annual ball and a near-fatal experience for Alex and Marcus when he travels to their world for the first time.

  • Marcus and Alex's closeness causes friction in the band when they form a duo to perform in a gig.

  • It's the Royal Elephant Festival in Manjipoor, and Alex will attend as their princess! But things get out of hand when she sneaks her friends in.

  • Marcus asks Alex to go on their first date. When things go amiss, she uses "timeslip" magic to reverse time and make every moment of the date perfect.

  • Mother's Day makes Alex realize how little she knows about her real mother, Queen Nefari. A visit to Manjipoor leads to a confrontation with her mom!

  • When Alex discovers that Zoe's only a minor player in her ballet recital, Zoe wants to quit. Unbeknownst to Zoe, Alex lends her magic ballet shoes.

  • Diva gets closer to Kuru to fracture his close relationship with Alex. She steals the magic runes, and Kuru and Alex have a major argument.

  • Vashan uses magic to transform Diva into a teenage girl and secretly send her into Alex's world to find out her weaknesses.

  • Wanting to know if Marcus is in love with her, Alex does magic and accidentally becomes a frog!

  • Amanda convinces Alex to make a trip to Manjipoor, and J.B. travels, too. They arrive in an enchanted forest and meet a family whose son is a mouse!

  • Alex agrees to visit Manjipoor to meet Omar, but when she realizes it means being a princess, she backs out. As a result, Kuru is fired.

  • Infected by Vashan's magic, Alex accidentally creates a new girlfriend for J.B. when she practices her destroy spell.

  • When Kuru returns to Manjipoor and is trapped by Vashan, Kuru finds he needs to use a magic gift from Alex.

  • Kuru enrols at Alex's school and is very unpopular. Then Alex casts a spell on him to make him more popular.

  • JB and Amanda find out about Alex being magical.

  • Kuru is nominated to go with Anala to get Alex and bring her back to rule the kingdom in Manjipoor.

  • On her 16th birthday Alex Wilson discovers that she has some sort of magic powers, which she uses for the first time to reverse time as she was late for band practise.

Most Popular The Elephant Princess Episodes

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  • Season 2 Episode 26 Sacrifice 5/18/2011
  • Season 1 Episode 2 Don't Call Me Princess 11/20/2008
  • Season 1 Episode 5 The Powerful Ballad 12/11/2008

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