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


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)  »

Also Known As:

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$47,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


£169,441 (UK) (10 August 2007)

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Did You Know?


According to director Paul Bolger, Ella's dress was meant to be a muted version of the Irish flag: green, white, and orange/gold, to represent his Irish heritage. See more »


Frieda: The *DISHWASHER* saved her? This is like a good dream you can't wake up from!
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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 »


References The Princess Bride (1987) See more »


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Sassy Humor
3 January 2007 | by (Seattle WA USA) – See all my reviews

Things are going awry in Fairy Tale land. Thanks to the Evil Stepmother (wonderful Sigourney Weaver), all the Villains of the fairy tales are going to have their way.

The humor was hip (but not too hip). I laughed aloud a few times. I think the adults will enjoy it as much as the kids. (The daddies will especially enjoy the Stepmother's Jessica Rabbit-like physique.) Beautiful 3-D animation helps it swing along. Although I found the Stepmother's bosoms as bit TOO 3-D. Distracting.

Patrick Warburton is perfectly cast as the voice of the big handsome (and dumb) prince. Married couple Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze, Jr. do service as the leads, and Wallace Shawn, Andy Dick and George Carlin are on board too. (George only has a few lines, none of them funny, so don't get your hopes up if you're a fan.)

It's no Shrek -- but it's 85 colorful minutes that go down easily.

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