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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.

Directors:

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:

USA | Germany | Canada | UK

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

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color (Deluxe)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Rick: What's goin' on?
Mambo: [watching Prince Humperdink storm the castle] There's the dashing prince, he's charging, he's wielding his noble sword, with... with fiery determination, he's falling off, he's falling off the steed, he fell off... he's on the ground now, he's on the ground, he's lookin' for his noble sword...
Rick: I'm almost startin' to feel sorry for the guy!
Mambo: He's feeling around, is that, he has a stick,
[Humperdink shrieks]
Mambo: oh... ooh, they're kicking him now... and they're laughing, they're ...
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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 »


Soundtracks

It's The Big One
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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A poor Shrek wannabe
5 January 2007 | by babot_tealSee all my reviews

Avoid this film until you've read all of the negative reviews on it first. That way, you are less likely to be as disappointed in it as I was. The previews suckered me into seeing it. Do not make this mistake!

Though a cute idea, it ended up as only that ... a cute idea. Fortunately, the acting was well suited to this shallow attempt to entertain. Comparing it to Shrek and Hoodwinked is rather unfair, since this movie is no where near their league.

If you have absolutely nothing to do on a cold and rainy day, and you get hold of a free ticket, pick up a newspaper on your way to the theater and read what the critics have said about it. If you decide to see it, on those terms, you have at least been warned.


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