PG | | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Ella is under a spell to be constantly obedient, a fact she must hide from her new step-family in order to protect the prince of the land, her friend for whom she's falling.
Edgar's portrait reads "Hubris, never humility". Char's reads "Valiant, never Vainglorious".
Fairy tales tell, as their labels imply / Stories of magic, of creatures that fly / With giants and dragons and ogres and elves / And inanimate objects that speak for themselves / There's romance and danger and plotting of schemes / There's good ...
When Slannen the elf frees Ella from prison, Ella opens Benny to find out where Edgar is. When she opens the book she opens to the first page. In the next shot the book's pages have been opened to the middle.
The cityscape of the Miramax logo dissolves into the cityscape of the medieval city in the movie.
$6,169,030 (USA) (11 April 2004)