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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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Writers:

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Agada Shmagda  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Most of the backgrounds in the film are not animated, but are actually paintings. See more »

Quotes

Fairy Godmother: Time to get your prince, my dear Mozzarella!
Ella: It's Cinderella.
Fairy Godmother: Really? Why'd you change it?
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Animation Lookback: DreamWorks Animation Part 2 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Disco Inferno
Written by Leroy Green and Ron Kersey (as Tyrone G. Kersey)
Performed by The Trammps
Published by Cherry River Music Group Co/Dimensional Songs of the Knoll
Courtesy of Warner Music Group Germany Holding GmbH/A Warner Music Group Company
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User Reviews

 
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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