Happily N'ever After

2006

Happily N'ever After

Critics Consensus

Happily N'Ever After has none of the moxy, edge, or postmodern wit of the other fairy-tales-gone-haywire CG movie it so blatantly rips off.

4%

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Total Count: 80

34%

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User Ratings: 244,328
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Cinderella's wicked stepmother has tipped the balance of power toward the dark side in Fairy Tale Land, and now it's up to the put-upon princess to restore order and ensure that good triumphs in an animated adventure featuring the voices of Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr., Sigourney Weaver, and George Carlin. For years, the Wise Wizard has worked hard to ensure that the scales of good and evil were always well-balanced, but as with any hard worker the Wise Wizard needs a relaxing vacation every once in a while. When the Wise Wizard goes on holiday, his faithful assistants Munk and Mambo make the crucial mistake of allowing Cinderella's wicked stepmother, Frieda, come into possession of their master's magical staff. With time fast running out before Frieda casts a shadow of darkness and sorrow over Fairy Tale Land, Cinderella must now awaken from her romantic dreams to take on her fearsome stepmother with a little help from her best friend, Rick, and a virtual army of heroic dwarves and fairies. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Cast

Andy Dick
as Mambo
Patrick Warburton
as Prince Humperdink
George Carlin
as The Wizard
Michael McShane
as Rumplestiltskin
Jon Polito
as Head Wolf
John DiMaggio
as Dwarves No.1 and 2, Giant
Lisa Kaplan
as Fairy Godmother
Jill Talley
as Second Stepsister, Witch No.2, Baby's Mother
Tom Kenny
as Amigo No.3, Dwarf No. 3, Messenger, Wolf No.2
Tress MacNeille
as Witch No.1
Phil Proctor
as Amigo No.1
Kath Soucie
as First Stepsister, Baby, Red Riding Hood
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  • Aug 23, 2015
    "Happily Never After"? Happily, never again! I'd take on the rabid wolf before sitting through this nightmare at grandma's house. Although there are original aspects to the story, this is a predictable and underdeveloped tale with inelegant animation. The voice work is not impressive for any of the actors, except possibly Wallace Shawn, who just has such an interesting voice anyway. The jokes were not clever and the story was bland in its denouement. Having thoroughly bored me within the first 30 minutes, the 87-minute run time seemed overly long.
    Christian C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 04, 2012
    Nothing funny, a bit boring .... just bad.
    Rodrigo R Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    I hate this movie with a passion, truly god awful and stupid, its a terrible film, I will never watch it again.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Nov 26, 2011
    Sarah Michelle Gellar lends her voice to Cinderella/ Ella, who is smitten by the clueless Prince (Patrick Warburton). The new take on this fairytale is narrated by the cute palace dishwasher Rick (Freddie Prinze Jr.) who is secretly in love with Ella. He tries in vain to show Ella that the Prince isn't all he's cut out to be while trying to save Fairytale Kingdom from the wicked but well endowed stepmother (Sigourney Weaver) who wears a low-cut, form-fitting dress that had a slit all the way up the a**. (Dang! She did look hot!) Frieda manages to get a hold of a wizard's magical staff (who was on a golf vacation in Scotland! After all every wise Wizard needs a relaxing vacation every once in a while) which allows her to upset the balance of good and evil and banishes his faithful assistants, Mambo and Munk (Andy Dick and Wallace Shawn). Suddenly, the whole magic kingdom is thrown into disarray as she rounds up the kingdom's villains and attempts to rewrite everyone's stories, so that her two homely daughters can woo the handsome Prince who`s an idiot. It's now up to Rick to save the day and rescue Ella, even though she has little faith in his abilities - after all, he's just a lowly dishwasher.
    Deb S Super Reviewer

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