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Happily N'Ever After (2006)

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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Paul Bolger (as Paul J. Bolger), Yvette Kaplan | 2 more credits »

Writers:

Robert Moreland (as Rob Moreland), Doug Langdale (additional writing) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Carlin ... The Wizard (voice)
John DiMaggio ... Dwarf 1 / Dwarf 2 / Giant (voice) (as John De Maggio)
Andy Dick ... Mambo (voice)
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Ella (voice)
Lisa Kaplan Lisa Kaplan ... Fairy Godmother (voice)
Jill Talley ... Stepsister 2 / Witch 2 / Baby's Mother (voice) (as Jill Talley Kenny)
Tom Kenny ... Amigo 3 / Dwarf 3 / Messenger / Wolf 2 (voice) (as Tom J. Kenny)
Tress MacNeille ... Witch 1 (voice) (as Tress Mac Neille)
Michael McShane ... Rumplestiltskin (voice)
Rob Paulsen ... Amigo 2 (voice) (as Robert F. Paulsen III)
Jon Polito ... Wolf 1 (voice) (as John Polito)
Freddie Prinze Jr. ... Rick (voice)
Phil Proctor ... Amigo 1 (voice) (as Philip G. Proctor)
Wallace Shawn ... Munk (voice)
Kath Soucie ... 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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Details

Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$47,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,608,244, 5 January 2007

Gross USA:

$15,589,393

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,085,778
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color (Deluxe)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Most of the backgrounds are actually paintings. See more »

Quotes

Ella: [the Prince sniffs the air as they dance] What's wrong?
Prince Humperdink: I detect the strangest smell of pumpkin.
[grins]
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 »

Connections

References Bride of Frankenstein (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Fairy Godmother
Written by Andy Carroll, Nick Amour, Phil Sawyer, Will Johnstone
Performed by The London Session Orchestra
Published by Studio B 030 Music, LLC
Courtesy of Studio B 030 Music, LLC
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Good voice cast and a good idea, but forgettable and bland in its execution
28 February 2010 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I will start by saying this is not the worst animated movie I have ever seen, far from it. Doogal, Secret of NIMH 2 and Titanic:The Animated Movie are much worse than this. That said though, while not a terrible movie, Happily N'ever After isn't particularly good either. Good things first, I loved the idea of the film, an ironic take on Cinderella, coincidentally one of my all time favourite fairy tales. Then there is a good voice cast, standouts being Sigourney Weaver, Patrick Warburton and Wallace Shawn. Personally I felt Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jnr were on the bland side, but so were their characters strictly speaking. Plus some funny moments come from the supporting characters such as the gangster wolves and biker witches on motorised broomsticks. And of course Mambo and Munk. However, despite these good things, the film at the end of the day felt forgettable and bland. My thoughts on the animation were mixed, while I liked how audacious some of the backgrounds looked, I thought the character movements were awkward and forced. It is pretty much the same with the music score as well, too exaggerated and overdone for my liking. A great idea for a story, but the jokes were on the whole very derivative and the pace uneven consequently the film lacked sparkle and felt predictable. But the worst offender was the script, it seemed rather lazy for some reason, with more polish and irreverence it could have breathed more life into the film. All in all, not terrible, but not great. 4/10 Bethany Cox


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