June 11, 2006
Lionsgate living “Happily” with animated satire
By Tatiana Siegel
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Lionsgate has acquired
U.S. and Canadian rights to the computer-animated storybook
parody "Happily N'Ever After," featuring the voice talents of
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sigourney Weaver, Freddie Prinze Jr.,
George Carlin, Wallace Shawn and Andy Dick.
Moreland, the film is a satirical retelling of the classic
Cinderella story and is set in Fairy Tale Land, where the
age-old balance between good and evil has been thrown out of
Led by Cinderella's (aka Ella) power-mad stepmother, an
unholy alliance of bad guys takes on the good guys. When Ella
sees her own fairy tale take a radical turn, she sheds her
damsel-in-distress trappings to lead the resistance.
Lionsgate is eyeing the first quarter as a release date.
The film was produced by John H. Williams ("Shrek"), BAF
Berlin Animation Film and BFC Berliner Film Companie.