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Happily N' Ever After

Happily N' Ever After
The voices of: George Carlin, John DiMaggio, Andy Dick,
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr, Lisa Kaplan and Wallace Shawn

Rated: PG 
Reviewed by: Frank  
Release date: January 2, 2007 Released by: Lions Gate Films

Fairy Tale land is in an uproar when the Wizzard (George Carlin) is off on a golfing adventure and his two trusted henchmen Munk (Wallace Shawn) and Mombo (Andy Dick) loose control of the scepter which controls the actions of the characters in the land children know so well.

Along comes Frieda, Cinderella's power-mad stepmother (Sigourney Weaver) ready to take control. She appears to have been looking into the mirror to determine who is the sexiest and naughtiest stepmother in the land of children stories. Under her control the stories of Fairy Tale Land are free to roam from the expected scripts.

Cinderella/Ella (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is forced to give up on Prince Charming (he's not that charming in any case) and work with Rick (Freddie Prinze Jr.) a lowly dishwasher to restore the tales to their proper scripts. Rimplestiltskin gets the first born and becomes a protective parent to the little one and the evil ones are fed roast pork (where are the three little pigs?).

The entire world we know and expect to always be the same, is turned around with Frieda in charge creating interesting combinations and alterations.

Since the early 1990's animated features have provided delightful and creative films which rival those with live actors, this one won't challenge the standard film or some of the best in animation, it will however be more interesting to adults, who will find glee in the alterations rather that the cute characters and their antics.

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