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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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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}

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Finders Keepers. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild action and rude humor | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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, 7 January 2007

Gross USA:

$15,589,393

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,085,778
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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

Frieda: I hate that girl! She's so... girly!
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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

Mambo's Bad Idea
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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Sassy Humor
3 January 2007 | by hellokristenSee all my reviews

Things are going awry in Fairy Tale land. Thanks to the Evil Stepmother (wonderful Sigourney Weaver), all the Villains of the fairy tales are going to have their way.

The humor was hip (but not too hip). I laughed aloud a few times. I think the adults will enjoy it as much as the kids. (The daddies will especially enjoy the Stepmother's Jessica Rabbit-like physique.) Beautiful 3-D animation helps it swing along. Although I found the Stepmother's bosoms as bit TOO 3-D. Distracting.

Patrick Warburton is perfectly cast as the voice of the big handsome (and dumb) prince. Married couple Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze, Jr. do service as the leads, and Wallace Shawn, Andy Dick and George Carlin are on board too. (George only has a few lines, none of them funny, so don't get your hopes up if you're a fan.)

It's no Shrek -- but it's 85 colorful minutes that go down easily.


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