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

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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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This is Sarah Michelle Gellar's and husband Freddie Prinze Jr.'s fifth film together. They recorded many of their scenes in the same studio, which is rare for full length animated films. See more »

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Rick: Believe it or not, it gets worse.
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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 The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Disappointing
8 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While this had some good points, there were many weaknesses. The characters didn't always fit their voices and the animation was pretty weak. Freddie Prinze, Jr.'s character, Rick, looked like Justin Timberlake, for some unknown reason. Characters walked as if they were automatons, not with the fluidity of humans. And Sarah Michell Gellar, while I'm a big fan of hers from her Buffy days, seemed bored the whole time. In fact, her (Cinder)Ella spoke with the same stilted simplicity as the robot Buffy from Season Five of the series. The monumental talents of George Carlin were wasted in such a small role. The whole thing seemed as if it were a rushed rip-off of Shrek and Hoodwinked.


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