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I recognize a few, but some I've definitely never heard of. And if they're on this map with the likes of Middle Earth and Westeros, I'm assuming they're pretty prominent in the fantasy world.

Can anyone tell me what movies and/or novels are set in these fantasy lands?

Map of fantasy lands

  • Should this be tagged story-id? It kind of feels like it should, but it's also not a typical story-id question... – Jason Baker Jan 20 '16 at 0:34
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    @JasonBaker Not a typical story-identification question, but still appropriate to tag it that in my opinion. – Dijkgraaf Jan 20 '16 at 1:30
  • I'm a bit disappointed not to see the Kingdom of the Isles on there... – Mason Wheeler Jan 20 '16 at 15:30
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    Surely most (if not all) can be easily found by an internet search. – GEdgar Jan 20 '16 at 15:40
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    This map is wrong in that technically Arthurian legend's Avalon is an island and does not contain Camelot. Avalon is Arthur's immortal resting place. – Mark Rogers Jan 20 '16 at 15:40
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  1. Krull is a 1983 film, probably most famous for this ridiculous thing:

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  2. Oz is from the extended Oz universe, of which The Wizard of Oz is the most famous. The Emerald City is the capital city of Oz, and is important to several books in the series

  3. Narnia is from The Chronicles of Narnia. The Wardrobe features prominently in the best-known book in that series, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and is the means by which four human children travel between Earth and Narnia
  4. Never Neverland is from the Peter Pan franchise
  5. Westeros is from the A Song of Ice and Fire novel series and Game of Thrones television series
  6. Middle Earth (misspelled) is from Tolkien's Legendarium. Depicted are the areas where The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings take place.

    • The Shire is actually a moderately-large region (rather than a city, as implied by that map), and is the home of the protagonists of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings
    • Mordor is the home of the Big Bad of The Lord of the Rings
  7. Wonderland is from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its various adaptations

  8. Lilliput is from the first section of Gulliver's Travels, a.k.a. the only part most people remember
  9. Where the Wild Things Are is from the children's book of the same name (and the film adaptation)
  10. Whoville is from two Doctor Seuss stories: How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Horton Hears a Who!
  11. Solla Sollew is from a Dr. Seuss book titled I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew
  12. Utopia is probably from the philosophical text of the same name
  13. Dinotopia is the setting of a book series of the same name. It later spawned a few TV adaptations, video games, and suchlike merchandise
  14. Hattifattener's Island (I'm assuming that's what that says) is a location from one of the Moomin novels, Finnish children's novels
  15. Moomin Valley is also from the Moomin books
  16. Terabithia is from the Bridge to Terabitihia novel, and its film adaptations
  17. Sodor is the land of Thomas the Tank Engine
  18. Living Island is probably from the children's television series H.R. Pufnstuf
  19. Fantasia may be a reference to the Disney film, or to The NeverEnding Story film franchise1
  20. Lidsville is from a television show of the same name, from the creators of H.R. Pufnstuf
  21. Hyrule is from the Legend of Zelda franchise
  22. Thra is from the film The Dark Crystal
  23. Labyrinth is probably a reference to the film of the same name, starring the late David Bowie
  24. Kadath is probably a reference to the castle in the Lovecraft Mythos, the home of the Great Ones
  25. The Land of the Lost is from the children's television series of the same name, and its assorted reinventions
  26. Newhon is from Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser stories
  27. Lankhmar is a city in Newhon2
  28. Dreamlands are from the Lovecraft Mythos; Kadath is located here
  29. Avalon is an island (not a peninsula) from British mythology, notably the King Arthur legends, and hence from every work of fantasy fiction that borrows from either of those traditions

    • Camelot is the mythological castle of the Arthurian legends, and is the seat of Arthur's power; despite the appearance of this map, it is not located on Avalon, but somewhere in England
  30. Florin is from The Princess Bride and its film adaptation

  31. Earth-Sea (sic) is from the Earthsea franchise

1 Thanks to Pablo and Martin Büttner for pointing this out in comments

2 Thanks to user14111 for pointing out the connection between Newhon and Lankhmar, which I'd missed initially

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    Great answer, especially the ridiculous thing 😁 – Daft Jan 20 '16 at 0:29
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    I have a soft spot in my heart for Krull. Ok, maybe it's a soft spot in my head, but still. Fond memories. – Todd Wilcox Jan 20 '16 at 4:39
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    I'm pretty sure that "Fantasia" is from The Neverending Story. – Pablo Jan 20 '16 at 9:22
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    @Armin the wikipedia article uses both Fantastica and Fantasia. Just serch for the word "Fantasia" in that article. – Pablo Jan 20 '16 at 9:29
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    @Armin "[...] in a world called Fantastica ("Fantasia" in the movies, which is closer to the German original "Phantásien")." Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_The_Neverending_Story_characters – Martin Ender Jan 20 '16 at 13:51

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