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An alliance of evil-doers, led by Frieda, looks to take over Fairy Tale Land. But when Ella realizes her stepmother is out to ruin her storybook existence, she takes a dramatic turn and blossoms into the leader of the resistance effort.

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The Wizard (voice)
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Dwarf 1 / Dwarf 2 / Giant (voice) (as John De Maggio)
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Mambo (voice)
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Ella (voice)
Lisa Kaplan ...
Fairy Godmother (voice)
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Stepsister 2 / Witch 2 / Baby's Mother (voice) (as Jill Talley Kenny)
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Amigo 3 / Dwarf 3 / Messenger / Wolf 2 (voice) (as Tom J. Kenny)
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Witch 1 (voice) (as Tress Mac Neille)
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Rumplestiltskin (voice)
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Amigo 2 (voice) (as Robert F. Paulsen III)
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Wolf 1 (voice) (as John Polito)
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Rick (voice)
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Amigo 1 (voice) (as Philip G. Proctor)
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Munk (voice)
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Stepsister 1 / Baby / Red Riding Hood (voice) (as Kath E. Soucie)
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Storyline

As the story begins, an alliance of evil fairy tale-doers, led by Frieda, looks to take over Fairy Tale Land and take control of. But when Ella A.K.A. Cinderella realizes her own evil stepmother is out to ruin her storybook existence, she takes a dramatic turn and blossoms into the leader of the resistance effort. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild action and rude humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 January 2007 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$47,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£62,622 (UK) (3 August 2007)

Gross:

£169,441 (UK) (10 August 2007)
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Trivia

All the actors except Wallace Shawn and George Carlin voiced their parts in Los Angeles, California. Carlin voiced his roll in Las Vegas over the phone, and Shawn voiced his role from New York. For this reason, Andy Dick, whose character shares scenes with Shawn's character throughout the film, would impersonate Shawn's part while doing his. See more »

Quotes

Frieda: Go forth! Find Cinderella, and bring her to me!
Wolf #1: [pauses] Us? Work?
Wolf #2: Before NOON?
Giant: Yes, well, ah, we're more nocturnal villains. You see, that means we operate at night.
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Crazy Credits

Somewhere in the final credits we find out that "Step Mother" gets new friends in a very cold place. See more »

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References Young Frankenstein (1974) See more »

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Monster Mash
Written by Leonard L. Capizzi and Bobby Pickett
Performed by Bobby Pickett (as Bobby (Boris) Pickett) and The Crypt-Kickers
Published by Cherry River Music Co./Dimensional Songs of the Knoll/Acoustic Music/Gary S. Paxton Publications Inc./Capizzi Music Co.
Courtesy of Decca Music Group Limited
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A cute, likable little film
24 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really don't understand all of the venom and vitriol directed at this cute little film. Is it a cinematic masterpiece? No, but it's hardly the worst children's animated film you'll ever see. (I leave that honor to the horror that is DOOGLE.) The ill-fated romance between Rick and Ella seems genuine enough -- it makes you take a second look at the classic fairy tale and ask the question, "what is so all-fired wonderful about Price Charming, anyway?" The casting was appropriate -- anything featuring the underused Wallace Shawn can't be all bad -- and the acting was fine, if not Oscar-worthy.

Again, is this film on the level of SHREK or ICE AGE, or anything by Pixar? Of course not. But is it better than a lot of the animated children's films that have come out lately? Absolutely.


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