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

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

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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}

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Fairy Tale Endings Aren't What They Used To Be See more »


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:

$15,589,393 (USA)
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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

Rick: Believe it or not, it gets worse.
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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

Followed by Happily N'Ever After 2 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Bar Sauce
Written by Andy Carroll, Nick Amour, Phil Sawyer, Will Johnstone
Performed by Population Music
Published by Studio B 030 Music, LLC
Courtesy of Studio B 030 Music, LLC
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User Reviews

Sad Fairy Tale Ending
7 April 2009 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

The trailer promised an exciting flick about how fairy tales might have ended up had there not been a happy ending. 'Happily N'Ever After' borrows heavily from 'Shrek' but it lacks the charm, the wit and the uniqueness. The story is nothing new and almost every moment is predictable. There are some funny scenes but a majority of the jokes fall flat. The animation is far from the top quality of Pixar and Dreamworks. It's not bad to look at but it lacks the liveliness. Sigourney Weaver does a good job voicing Frida. Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. are adequate. The film itself isn't as bad as many have stated. The characters are likable and funny and the idea of the villains taking over (since fairy tales no longer have a happy ending) is amusing. Perhaps a larger budget would have made it look better and a tighter script with better writing may have given more to look forward to but overall it's not too bad for a one-time watch with your family around.


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