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Happily N'Ever After (2006)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  5 January 2007 (USA)
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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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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:

$6,608,244 (USA) (5 January 2007)

Gross:

£169,441 (UK) (10 August 2007)
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Trivia

Was originally planned as a traditionally animated film. See more »

Quotes

Ella: [the Prince sniffs the air as they dance] What's wrong?
Prince Humperdink: I detect the strangest smell of pumpkin.
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Prince Humperdink: I like pumpkin.
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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 Princess Bride (1987) See more »

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Pass the Glok
Written by Kris Dirksen
Performed by Kris Dirksen
Published by Lionsgate Music & Publishing
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Sad Fairy Tale Ending
7 April 2009 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

The trailer promised an exciting flick about how fairy tales might have ended up had there not been a happy ending. 'Happily N'Ever After' borrows heavily from 'Shrek' but it lacks the charm, the wit and the uniqueness. The story is nothing new and almost every moment is predictable. There are some funny scenes but a majority of the jokes fall flat. The animation is far from the top quality of Pixar and Dreamworks. It's not bad to look at but it lacks the liveliness. Sigourney Weaver does a good job voicing Frida. Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. are adequate. The film itself isn't as bad as many have stated. The characters are likable and funny and the idea of the villains taking over (since fairy tales no longer have a happy ending) is amusing. Perhaps a larger budget would have made it look better and a tighter script with better writing may have given more to look forward to but overall it's not too bad for a one-time watch with your family around.


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