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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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(as Rob Moreland), (additional writing) (as Doug Langdale)

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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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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:

$15,519,841 (USA) (9 February 2007)
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All the actors except Wallace Shawn and George Carlin voiced their parts in Los Angeles, California. Carlin voiced his role 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 »

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Rumplestiltskin: I STOLE A BABY! That's about as EVIL as it GETS!
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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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Written by Jack Diamond and Paul Buckley
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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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