If only we’d had movies like this when we were kids…

How’s this for twist on a classic fairytale: when Cinderella’s cynical evil stepmother sets out to ruin her relationship with Prince Charming, Cinderella becomes the leader of the resistance movement, and falls for the castle’s dishwasher in the process. Sound like a three-act play from the Michigan Womyn’s festival? It’s actually a new animated movie called Happily N’Ever After starring Sigourney Weaver (as the stepmother) and Sarah Michelle Gellar (as Cinderella) that will be released on January 5, 2007.

Throw in seven dwarves bent on revenge, a clueless Prince Charming, and lots of snark, and you have the perfect antidote to all those happy-ending Disney movies. Well, almost perfect: the dishwasher Cinderella falls for is still a guy.

Check out the official site for more information.