Happily N'Ever After is a 2007 American computer-animated film based on fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen. It is a Vanguard Animation production, released by Lion Gate Films on January 5, 2007. The title is the opposite of happily ever after.
The film stars the voices of Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze, Jr., Andy Dick, Wallace Shawn, Patrick Warburton, George Carlin, and Sigourney Weaver. It proved to be Carlin's final film role before his death the following year, excluding his 2008 HBO special It's Bad for Ya.
- Frieda: Forty flights of stairs in heels? This had better be good...
- Rick: Can I get you guys a refill on the meat?
- Wolf #1: [gestures to a chair] What's your rush, kid? Sit down!
- Wolf #2: Takes a load off! Pour yourself a glass.
- Rick: [sits] All right! Don't mind if I do. You know, that's the first time anybody asked me to sit down...
[puts feet up, accidentally kicks fork, drink flies across room and melts witch]
- Wolf #1: So, what's your name, kid?
- Rick: Rick.
- Wolf #2: So, are you a good guy, or a bad guy, or what kind?
- Rick: Neither! I work in the kitchen.
- Wolf #1: Let me give you some advice. Around here, you're either a good guy, or a bad guy. And between you and me, I don't see much future in being good *Capiche*?
- Munk: We're not tipping the scales of good and evil so YOU can be entertained!
- Mambo: What if we made the seven dwarves, seven feet TALL? And...
- Munk: No way!
- Mambo: What about making Rapunzel go bald...
- Munk: [interrupts, grabs remote] NO! Forget it.
- Mambo: Couldn't we just give her split ends? Or dandruff? Or a mullet?! Or SOMETHING?!
- Rick: What's going on?
- Mambo: [watching Prince Humperdink storm the castle] There's the dashing prince, he's charging, he's wielding his noble sword, with... with fiery determination, he's falling off, he's falling off the steed, he fell off... he's on the ground now, he's on the ground, he's lookin' for his noble sword...
- Rick: I'm almost starting to feel sorry for the guy!
- Mambo: He's feeling around, is that, he has a stick,
- Mambo: Oh... ooh, they're kicking him now... and they're laughing, they're laughing at him, and they're, he, oh, he just... got... captured...
- Ella: [gushing to Rick about Prince Humperdink] Oh, did you see him today? Who's he warning?
- Mambo: I hate gravity!
- Sarah Michelle Gellar as Ella
- Freddie Prinze, Jr. as Rick
- Andy Dick as Mambo
- Wallace Shawn as Munk
- Patrick Warburton as the Prince
- George Carlin as the Wizard
- Sigourney Weaver as Frieda
- Mike McShane as Rumpelstiltskin
- Amigos: Tom Kenny, Rob Paulsen, Philip Proctor
- Dwarves: John DiMaggio, Tom Kenny
- Stepsisters: Kath Soucie, Jill Talley
- Witches: Tress MacNeille, Jill Talley
- Wolves: Tom Kenny, Jon Polito