Looking for a late 80s/Early 90s fantasy film:

  • Boy is given necklace with green gem from grandfather.
  • The necklace opens a portal to a fantasy world in the basement. I believe the gem creates a door which the boy goes through. He is unable to return until the task he is given is completed. There may have been a small word-based ritual that activated the gem.
  • Boy befriends frog creature.
  • Large Zeus-like giant king on throne.
  • Targeted towards Children.
  • Color.
  • Last remember watching in the late 90s.
  • It is not Never-ending story, Storybook, or PageMaster.

Anyone have any ideas? I have already gone through all of the "80s/90s Fantasy/sci-fi" lists on IMDB, and have searched every combination of search terms on Google.

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    – Valorum
    Jul 11, 2018 at 20:05
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    For example, was this live-action or animated? Was the boy caucasian? Dd the necklace just transport him at will or was there a ritual or command words?
    – FuzzyBoots
    Jul 11, 2018 at 20:19
  • Do you remember the task he was given? And did you watch it in English?
    – Arsak
    Nov 14, 2018 at 7:49

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I never watched it myself but I remember seeing a trailer years ago from something called The Spiderwick Chronicles. Is this what you're looking for?

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    Can you explain why you think this answer matches what they're looking for?
    – FuzzyBoots
    Jul 11, 2018 at 20:18
  • You can see a sort of short sidekick here; youtube.com/watch?v=plovZLxlpGk
    – Valorum
    Jul 11, 2018 at 20:18
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    Not this one. This is a bit newer than the movie I am looking for,
    – FromThe90s
    Jul 11, 2018 at 20:21
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    While Spiderwick does have a magic stone (it's a seeing stone though, not a gem), and is targeted to children, and maybe at a longish stretch you could confuse Thimbletack the Boggart for a frog thing, it doesn't really match anything else described here.
    – Radhil
    Jul 11, 2018 at 20:35

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