MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,339 this week

Once Upon a Mattress (2005)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  18 December 2005 (USA)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 948 users  
Reviews: 34 user | 9 critic

In this hilarious tweaking of the fairy tale, "The Princess and the Pea", Queen Aggravain has ruled that none may marry until her son, Prince Dauntless marries. However, she has managed to ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(musical) (as Marshall Louis Barer) , (musical), 3 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 44 titles
created 11 Jun 2012
 
a list of 26 titles
created 15 Aug 2013
 
a list of 27 titles
created 18 Dec 2013
 
a list of 38 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 25 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Once Upon a Mattress (TV Movie 2005)

Once Upon a Mattress (TV Movie 2005) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Once Upon a Mattress.
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Final Approach (TV Movie 2007)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

An action filled account of an Ex FBI negotiator who uses all his skills to save a jumbo jet headed for Los Angeles California from the terrorists who have placed a bomb on board.

Director: Armand Mastroianni
Stars: Dean Cain, Anthony Michael Hall, Ernie Hudson
Replacing Dad (TV Movie 1999)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Linda and George live in a small town. He is the school principal. They are about to celebrate their 16th anniversary. She catches him with her daughter's young teacher, and has to deal ... See full summary »

Director: Joyce Chopra
Stars: Mary McDonnell, William Russ, Jack Coleman
Flakes (2007)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Aspiring rock musician Neal Downs manages a cereal bar. Stylish Miss Pussy Katz is the creator of radically-themed art clothing. When the cereal bar, brings in an offbeat crew of locals, ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Lehmann
Stars: Aaron Stanford, Zooey Deschanel, Christopher Lloyd
The Go-Getter (2007)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When his mother dies, a teenager takes a road-trip in a stolen car to find his long-lost brother. Along the way he discovers a profound connection with the car-owner and with himself as well.

Director: Martin Hynes
Stars: Lou Taylor Pucci, Zooey Deschanel, M. Ward
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Lackluster criminals look to pull a job in the Granite State.

Directors: Gregg Kavet, Andy Robin
Stars: Aaron Stanford, Paul Schneider, Judah Friedlander
House Hunting (2003)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Amy Lippman
Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Felicity Huffman, Terry Kinney
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident.

Director: Alexander Payne
Stars: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller
Once Upon a Mattress (TV Movie 1964)
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

The musical story of THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA, adapted from the 1959 Broadway hit, and featuring most of the original Broadway cast.

Directors: Joe Layton, Dave Geisel
Stars: Carol Burnett, Jane White, Jack Gilford
Our Deal (2011)
Short | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Two gangs. One ruled the streets by day. The other by night. It was only a matter of time before their paths crossed.

Director: Drew Barrymore
Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Tyler Posey, Alia Shawkat
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

This mockumentary chronicles the adventures of a too-young-to-marry couple as they attempt to discover if humans are biologically monogamous or not before heading to the altar.

Director: Amy Rider
Stars: Amy Rider, Shailene Woodley, Tohoru Masamune
Director: Marcel Sarmiento
Stars: Devon Alan, Laura Harris, Zooey Deschanel
Raving (2007)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In New York City, a young woman forms a curious bond with a lonely older man after they encounter one another on a street corner.

Director: Julia Stiles
Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Bill Irwin, Michael Wright
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Brittany Gray ...
Ensemble
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Princess #12
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Scott Augustine ...
Dancing Knight
...
Knight
Linda Bernath ...
Dancer
Jordan Cable ...
Dancing Knight
Stephenos Christou ...
Dancing Knight
Edit

Storyline

In this hilarious tweaking of the fairy tale, "The Princess and the Pea", Queen Aggravain has ruled that none may marry until her son, Prince Dauntless marries. However, she has managed to sabotage every princess that come along. When Sir Harry and Lady Larken learn that they are going to be parents, wed or not, he goes off to the swamps and brings back Princess Winnifred ("Fred" to her friends). The queen is horrified and immediately begins to scheme, but Winnifred, with some help from Sir Harry, the King, and the Jester, isn't going to be quite so easy to get rid of. Written by Brad Pardee

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

princess | queen | prince | king | singing | See All (17) »


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 December 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

C'era una volta una principessa  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The original Broadway production of "Once Upon A Mattress" opened at the Phoenix Theater (At a total of five separate theaters!) on May 1, 1959, ran for 244 performances and was nominated for the 1960 Tony Award for Best Musical. Carol Burnett was nominated for the 1960 Tony Award for Actress in a Musical. See more »

Goofs

During the Happily Ever After number, Princess Fred gets up on the table and kicks off the books stacked there but when we look down a few seconds later the stack she just kicked off on the right side of the table as we face it has returned. See more »

Quotes

Queen Aggravain: Goodbye, good luck, get out.
See more »

Connections

Version of Die Prinzessin auf der Erbse (1918) See more »

Soundtracks

In A Little While
Music by Mary Rodgers
Lyrics by Marshall Barer
Sung by Zooey Deschanel, Matthew Morrison
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A Disney movie that isn't shy!
31 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In the vein of the classic, 1997 version of "Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella", Disney released another delightful piece of eye candy, "Once Upon a Mattress", the musical twist on "The Princess and the Pea". "Once Upon a Mattress" is actually quite risqué for a Disney film. Oh, it's hardly HBO-worthy stuff, but not many ABC family movies lightheartedly deal with premarital sex, latent homosexuality, and the most shocking Oedipal relationship since Angela Lansbury and Laurence Harvey in "The Manchurian Candidate".

Hypersensitive/conservative parents better beware. For everyone else, it'd be a shame to miss the incomparable Carol Burnett (who originated the role of "Princess Fred" in the 1959 production of "OUaM") as the domineering Queen Aggravain, mother of meek Prince Dauntless (Denis O'Hare). When Prince Dauntless falls hard for robust, vivacious tomboy Princess Winnifred(Tracey Ullman), or "Fred" as she likes to be called, Queen Aggravain determines to sabotage the relationship by giving Fred a test she's convinced she'll fail. It's up to the mute King Sextimus (Tom Smothers), and dewy-eyed, pure hearted lovers Sir Harry (Matthew Morrison) and Lady Larken (Zooey Deschanael) to stop Queen Aggravain.

The costumes nearly steal the show, rich with explosive colors and sumptuous designs (Burnett's jewel-drenched costumes are designed by none other than Bob Mackie). Ullman gets wears yummy gowns of red and gold velvet, and Deschanael looks every bit the fair maiden in delicate, candy-colored silk dresses and rosy cheeks. The songs are also catchy and hummable, ranging from bombastic to ironic. I was surprised at what an incredible belter and game dancer Ullman was! In the show stopping number "Shy", she slides down poles and gets tossed about, Eleanor Powell-style, without missing a beat. Burnett shows that, even in her '70s, she's still a performer to be reckoned with, delivering the rather disturbing number "That Baby of Mine" with the hip-swiveling conviction of a burlesque dancer. All the couples have just the right amount of chemistry and a hell of a good time is had by all. Join the fun and don't be shy!


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Name Your Cast's Best Onstage Blunders prophecycodex
For people who have been it it... yeahudo05
So, what did you think of it? Oz-38
Air Date Confirmed – ABC kbischof81
Why isn't Sarah Jessica Parker in it?? notoriace
Matthew Morrison Jennnyanydots
Discuss Once Upon a Mattress (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?