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Shrek 2

A theatrical movie poster of Shrek 2.
Directed by Andrew Adamson
Kelly Asbury
Conrad Vernon
Written by Book
  William Steig
Story
  Andrew Adamson
Screenplay
  Andrew Adamson
  Joe Stillman
  J. David Stem
  David N. Weiss
Starring Mike Myers
Eddie Murphy
Cameron Diaz
Julie Andrews
Antonio Banderas
John Cleese
Rupert Everett
Jennifer Saunders
Music by Harry Gregson-Williams
Editing by Michael Andrews
Sim Evan-Jones
Distributed by USA
DreamWorks SKG (2004-present) Paramount Pictures (2006-present)
Non-USA Theatrical
United International Pictures
Worldwide DVD/Video
Universal Pictures (2004-2006)/ Paramount Pictures (2006-present)
Release date(s) May 19, 2004
Running time 93 minutes
Language English
Budget Production
  $75 million USD
Marketing
  $50 million USD
Gross revenue Domestic
$441,226,247
Worldwide
$920,665,658[citation needed]
Preceded by Shrek (2001)
Followed by Shrek the Third (2007)
All Movie Guide profile
IMDb profile

Shrek 2, which was released in the United States on May 19, 2004, is the 2004 sequel to the 2001 computer-animated DreamWorks Pictures film Shrek. In April 2004, the film was selected for competition at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. There are more Shrek movies to follow, according to Jeffrey Katzenberg: "We didn't have the guts to tell anybody when we started out, [but] we have two more chapters to tell. Not unlike Peter Jackson did with The Lord of the Rings. The difference is they did have the guts to make all three of them 'back-to-back-to-back'".[1] Download high resolution version (430x640, 40 KB)Shrek 2 movie poster - http://www. ... Andrew Adamson is a New Zealand-born film director based mainly in Los Angeles, California, USA, where he made the blockbuster animation films, Shrek and Shrek 2 for which he received an Academy Award nomination. ... Kelly Adam Asbury (born January 15, 1960 in Beaumont, Texas) is an American director, writer, actor and author. ... Conrad Vernon, born 1974, is an American director, writer, and voice actor, probably best known for his work on Shrek and Shrek 2. ... William Steig (November 14, 1907 – October 3, 2003) was a prolific American cartoonist, sculptor and, later in life, an author of popular childrens literature. ... Andrew Adamson is a New Zealand-born film director based mainly in Los Angeles, California, USA, where he made the blockbuster animation films, Shrek and Shrek 2 for which he received an Academy Award nomination. ... Andrew Adamson is a New Zealand-born film director based mainly in Los Angeles, California, USA, where he made the blockbuster animation films, Shrek and Shrek 2 for which he received an Academy Award nomination. ... David N. Weiss is an American writer and labor leader. ... This article is about the actor. ... For other uses, see Eddie Murphy (disambiguation). ... Cameron Michelle Diaz (born August 30, 1972) is an American actress and former fashion model. ... Dame Julie Elizabeth Andrews, DBE (born Julia Elizabeth Wells[1] on 1 October 1935[2]) is an award-winning English actress, singer, author and cultural icon. ... José Antonio Domínguez Banderas (born August 10, 1960), better known as Antonio Banderas, is a Spanish film actor and singer who has starred in high-profile Hollywood films including Assassins, Interview with the Vampire, Mariachi sequels, Philadelphia, The Mask of Zorro, and the Shrek sequels. ... Cleese redirects here. ... Rupert James Hector Everett (born May 29, 1959) is a Golden Globe-nominated English actor and a former singer. ... Jennifer Jane Saunders (born July 6, 1958[1] in Sleaford, Lincolnshire) is a BAFTA- and Emmy Award-winning English comedian, writer and actress. ... Harry Gregson-Williams (born December 13, 1961) is a Grammy-nominated British film score composer. ... Michael Andrews is a San Diego musician and film score composer. ... 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Shrek 2 scored the fourth-largest three-day opening weekend in US history,[2] as well as the largest opening for an animated movie until May 18th, 2007, when it was eclipsed by its sequel Shrek the Third.[3] As of 2006, it is the 3rd highest box office grossing film of all time in the United States.[4] Worldwide, it is the ninth highest-grossing film of all time.[5] It went on to be the most successful film in 2004.[6] The associated soundtrack reached the top ten of the Billboard 200. It is also the highest-grossing animated film of all time (seventh after adjusting for inflation [2]). The bouncing ball animation (below) consists of these 6 frames. ... This article is about the film. ... The following is a non-definitive list of the all-time highest-grossing films. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ...

Contents

Plot

In the beginning of Shrek 2, Prince Charming is riding a noble stallion to Dragon's Keep while narrating the origin of Princess Fiona. He is going to Dragon's Keep to save her. When Prince Charming gets there, he finds out from the Big Bad Wolf that Fiona has gone on her honeymoon. Charming is astounded.


Shrek and Fiona are on their honeymoon at Hansel's Honeymoon Hideaway. But, when Shrek and Fiona return to the swamp, they find Donkey in Shrek's alligator-skin chair, singing to himself. Shrek tells Donkey he hasn't done a very good job taking care of the place. Fiona asks Donkey if he should be getting home to Dragon, but Donkey says she's been moody lately. Finally, Shrek tells Donkey that he is interrupting their night. Donkey leaves, but then returns, telling Shrek some knights are outside of his swamp. A man, who is visiting with the knights, reads a royal page carrying a scroll inviting Fiona and Shrek to Far Far Away for a royal ball celebrating their marriage and to give her 'prince charming' their blessing. The king and queen, King Harold and Queen Lilian, are the rulers of Far Far Away and Fiona's parents. Shrek and Fiona, along with Donkey, set off to Far Far Away.


The trip isn't easy for Donkey, who keeps annoying Shrek and Fiona asking if they are there yet. After much madness, they get to Far Far Away. Once they get to the castle, a whole crowd is waiting to see Fiona and her prince charming. Doves are released, but once Shrek, Fiona, and Donkey step out of the onion carriage, the crowd gasps, along with Fiona's parents. The king and queen are stunned at Fiona's choice of marriage. They all force smiles.


That night, they all sit down to dinner. Harold stares angrily at Shrek. Shrek does not know royalty. He eats the escargots with their shells still on, he eats the water from his finger-dipping bowl, thinking it's soup. Once dinner is served, Shrek and Harold begin yelling at each other. Fiona then storms off to her room, angrily. In her room, she meets her Fairy Godmother. Shrek then enters her room and Fairy Godmother is angry at Fiona's husband. She then gives Fiona her card. But Shrek takes it and says that they are already happy. Shrek then tells Fiona they are leaving. Donkey and Fiona don't want to leave. Shrek and Fiona get into a fight, which the king overhears. Lilian then tells Harold that it was her choice. Fairy Godmother then takes Harold into her carriage and tells him to get rid of Shrek so that her son, Prince Charming can marry her.


Harold then goes to the Poison Apple pub to find an ogre killer. The bartender, Cinderella's ugly Step Sister, Doris, tells him there is only one guy that can do that sort of job. Harold then hires Puss In Boots, the cat ogre killer. That night, Shrek reads Fiona's childhood diary and is sad at the thought of her dreams of marrying a handsome prince. Harold asks Shrek if he will join him for a morning hunt the next morning, while in reality planning on Puss In Boots finding them. Harold tells Shrek it would mean the world to Fiona for them to bond, and Shrek agrees to the outing as he had promised to try to get along better with Fiona's parents.


The next morning, Shrek and Donkey are lost in the woods. Puss In Boots jumps down and surprises them. Puss attacks Shrek, while Donkey tries to get him off Shrek. Shrek finally catches the cat and Donkey suggests that they "give him the Bob Barker treatment" (neuter him) with his own sword. Puss begs to be forgiven and he and Shrek become fast friends. Shrek remembers the card Fairy Godmother gave him. He, Puss, and Donkey use it to travel to her Potion Factory. Fairy Godmother tells Shrek ogres don't live Happily Ever After. Shrek, Donkey and Puss sneak into the Potion Containment Room, where they steal the Happily Ever After potion.


Back in the woods, Shrek and Donkey drink the potion and nothing happens. Shrek sniffs the potion and sneezes on a toadstool. Once it begins to rain, Shrek, Donkey and Puss head for a barn and stay there for the night, failing to notice that once the rain touches the toadstool, it turns into a rose. Inside the barn, Shrek and Donkey faint. Back in Far Far Away, Fiona is affected by the potion too and faints. The next morning, Shrek and Donkey wake up to realize they have changed. Shrek is a handsome human while Donkey is a noble white stallion. Shrek needs to find Fiona and kiss her before midnight to stay the way they are. Donkey and Puss steal the clothes from two noblemen for Shrek and the three head off to Far Far Away. Fiona wakes up and finds herself a human again. She screams so Shrek runs inside to find her. Fiona hears his voice and runs outside while Shrek runs into her room to find Fairy Godmother. Fiona finds Donkey as a horse, who tells her Shrek went inside looking for her. She runs into Charming, who tells her he is Shrek. Harold and Lilian wake up and go to Fiona. Harold realizes Fairy Godmother and Charming's plan. Fairy Godmother tricks Shrek into thinking that Fiona loves Charming and tells him to return to his swamp and let Fiona and Charming be together.


Shrek, Donkey and Puss head off to the Poison Apple and see Harold go into the back room with Charming and Godmother. Shrek, curious, take Donkey and Puss and listen in through the window. Fairy Godmother gives Harold a potion to make Fiona fall in love with the first man she kisses. Harold initially refuses, feeling guilty over manipulating his daughter's true happiness, however Fairy Godmother reminds him that she gave him his own Happily Ever After and threatens to take it away if he doesn't go through with the potion. Fairy Godmother then sees Shrek (after Donkey gives an angry outburst) and sends knights out after him.


That night, the royal ball begins, while celebrities, like Sleeping Beauty, begin to come. The fairy tale creatures, Gingy, Pinocchio, the Three Little Pigs, the Three Blind Mice, and Wolf, watch the royal ball coverage on the Magic Mirror in Shrek's house. A commercial comes on of KNIGHTS. The show shows knights capturing Shrek, Donkey and Puss. They are thrown into a paddy wagon. When Shrek reveals his name, Gingy pauses the clip, then rewinds it, then replays it. The fairy tale creatures find out about this, and head off to rescue Shrek, Donkey and Puss.


Meanwhile, King Harold slips the potion into a cup of tea for Fiona. After he finds her up in the castle, watching the ball, she says she wants her old Shrek back. She then reaches for a cup of tea, however he tells her to take the other one, as the one she was going to take was going to be for him.


Back in the dungeon of a far away jail, the fairy tale creatures save Shrek, Donkey, and Puss and create a giant gingerbread man named Mongo with help from the Muffin Man. They use the giant cookie to break into the ball. Fiona and Charming begin to dance at the ball, while Mongo begins to pull down the drawbridge, but the guards dump hot milk on him and his arms fall off of him. Shrek manages to get through the cracks of the drawbridge and lowers it. Shrek and Donkey charge into the ballroom and the fairy tale creatures begin to fight Fairy Godmother. Fiona realizes it's not Shrek she's dancing with. Fairy Godmother tells Charming to kiss Fiona to activate the potion. But once Charming is done kissing her, she knocks him out with a head butt, revealing that Harold gave her the wrong tea on purpose, after feeling guilty about his actions. Shrek and Fiona embrace one another, but Prince Charming gets the wand and tosses it to the Fairy Godmother and she proceeds to turn on Shrek, telling once again that ogres don't live happily ever after. She then sends a blast of magic out to kill Shrek. Harold uses his armor to deflect the spell which bounces off and hits her. Fairy Godmother disappears, with only her glasses and wand left. Harold is back to his true form, a frog. Shrek and Fiona are about to kiss, but Fiona tells Shrek she wants to live happily ever after, with the ogre she married. Shrek, Fiona and Donkey return to their true forms. Harold apologizes to Shrek and tells him that he only wanted Fiona to be happy. He gives the couple his blessing and goes to leave, however Queen Lilian tells him that she still loves him, even though he's a frog. That night, the gang dance into the night, having a big party.


After the party, Donkey is all alone, singing a song. Puss and two girls are about to head off to the "Kitt Katt Klub" when Dragon comes and tells Donkey that she has had babies. Donkey and Dragon are then proud parents of a litter of donkey-dragon dronkeys.


Voice cast

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José Antonio Domínguez Banderas (born August 10, 1960), better known as Antonio Banderas, is a Spanish film actor and singer who has starred in high-profile Hollywood films including Assassins, Interview with the Vampire, Mariachi sequels, Philadelphia, The Mask of Zorro, and the Shrek sequels. ... King Harold is a character from the Shrek films, produced by Dreamworks. ... Cleese redirects here. ... Prince Charming is a character in the Shrek franchise of films, appearing in Shrek 2 and Shrek the Third. ... Rupert James Hector Everett (born May 29, 1959) is a Golden Globe-nominated English actor and a former singer. ... The Fairy Godmother starred in DreamWorks Animation Studios Film Shrek 2 as the main antagonist and was voiced by British comedian Jennifer Saunders. ... Jennifer Jane Saunders (born July 6, 1958[1] in Sleaford, Lincolnshire) is a BAFTA- and Emmy Award-winning English comedian, writer and actress. ... The following is a list of fairy tale characters referred to in the Shrek movies and games. ... Larry King (born November 19, 1933) is an award-winning American writer, journalist and broadcaster. ... This article is about the British television presenter. ... Shrek is a fictional character from the childrens book Shrek! and the Shrek films. ... James Jonah Jim Cummings (born November 3, 1952[1] in Youngstown, Ohio) is an American voice actor who is best known for his work on the Winnie the Pooh animated series. ... Kelly Adam Asbury (born January 15, 1960 in Beaumont, Texas) is an American director, writer, actor and author. ... Look up Page in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Page may mean: In graphic design, typography, or printing: Page header, typography Page footer, typography Page (paper), a leaf or one side of a leaf, as of a book An apprentice, assistant or errand boy: Page (servant), a servant or knights... 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Cedric the Entertainer (born Cedric Kyles, April 24, 1964 in Jefferson City, Missouri) is an African American actor and comedian. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Continuity announcer. ... The Muffin Man is a traditional nursery rhyme or childrens song with English origins. ... Mongo may refer to subjects within the following categories: A city in Chad; see Mongo, Chad. ... Billy Ray Cyrus (born August 25, 1961) is a Grammy nominated American country singer and film and television actor, who is best known for his hit single Achy Breaky Heart (1992). ... Aron Warner is an actor and producer. ... Big Bad Wolf is a character from Shrek movies. ... Chris Knights (born September 25, 1986) is an Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League. ... Three Blind Mice is a childrens nursery rhyme. ... 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Production

Another unusual item was Joan Rivers' cameo - this marked the first time that a real person had been represented on screen by the Shrek animation team. The DVD version of the film includes a second real-life cameo with an appearance by Simon Cowell in the "Far Far Away Idol" bonus feature. Joan Rivers (born June 8, 1933) is an American comedian, actress, talk show host, businesswoman, and celebrity. ... Simon Phillip Cowell (born 7 October 1959) is a British artist and repertoire (A&R) executive for Sony BMG in the United Kingdom and a television producer, more commonly known as a judge on television programmes such as Pop Idol, The X Factor, American Idol and Britains Got Talent. ...


Release

Shrek 2 was originally going to release in June 2004. A day before the movie went to theaters, the first five minutes were shown on Nickelodeon's U-Pick Live. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the TV channel. ... U-Pick Live is a program airing on Nickelodeon from October 14, 2002 to May 27, 2005 on weekday afternoons at Nickelodeon Former Headquarters in New York Citys Times Square. ...


It was the first film with over 4,000 theaters in overall count; over 3,700 theaters was its count for an opening day. Spider-Man 2 was the first film with over 4,000 theaters for an opening day and second for overall counts. This article is about the 2004 film. ...


When the film was released on DVD on November 5, 2004, it was the last Shrek film to be presented in its original ratio of 1.85:1 on the Region 1 anamorphic widescreen DVD. is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Shrek (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Aspect ratio. ... The following is an excerpt of the article entitled DVD. For the sake of convenience, the terms Region 0, Region 1, Region 2, Region 3, Region 4, Region 5, Region 6, Region 7 and Region 8 redirect to this page. ... For the film format, see anamorphic format. ...


TV releases

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DVD and VHS releases

This film has been released on VHS, standard DVD, and Blu-Ray DVD. The DVDs have Far Far Away Idol. Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed Top view of VHS cassette with front casing removed The Video Home System, better known by its abbreviation VHS, is a recording and playing standard. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... Blu-ray discs Blu-ray Disc is a next-generation optical disc format jointly developed by a group of leading consumer electronics and PC companies called the Blu_ray Disc Association (BDA), which succeeds the Blu_ray Disc Founders (BDF). ...


Reaction

Box office performance

Shrek 2 spent a total of 21 weeks in theaters, closing on November 25, 2004. It grossed about $440 million domestically (USA and Canada) and totaled just under 920 million USD worldwide. This puts the movie at third on the all-time domestic box-office list and ninth on the worldwide box-office list. It was also the number one grossing movie of 2004. With DVD sales and Shrek 2 merchandise are estimated to total almost $800 million USD, this is DreamWorks most profitable movie to date. is the 329th day of the year (330th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... USD redirects here. ... The following is a non-definitive list of the all-time highest-grossing films. ... This article is about the film studio. ...

  • Budget - $150,000,000[citation needed]
  • Opening Weekend Gross (Domestic) - $108,037,878[citation needed]
  • Total Domestic Grosses - $441,226,247[citation needed]
  • Total Overseas Grosses - $478,612,511[citation needed]
  • Total Worldwide Grosses - $919,838,758[citation needed]

Critical reception

The film was well received by a number of critics, many rating it as good as or better than its predecessor. Metacritic has developed a weighted average rating of 73 out of 100 based on 39 professional reviews published in newspapers, magazines and in highly regarded Internet sites.[7] Rotten Tomatoes gave Shrek 2 an approval rating of 88%. Metacritic is a website that collates reviews of music albums, games, movies, TV shows, DVDs and books. ...


Cultural references

Places and names in Far Far Away

In order of appearance:

Movie name Real name
Far Far Away (The Entire Kingdom) Hollywood
Pork Illustrated Sports Illustrated
Romeo Drive Rodeo Drive
Farbucks Towing Starbucks Towing
Farbucks Coffee Starbucks Coffee
Fi Fe Fo Schwarz FAO Schwarz
Burger Prince Burger King
Far Far Away Idol American Idol
Versarchery Versace
Saxon Fifth Avenue Saks Fifth Avenue
Old Knavery Old Navy
Old Knavery Kids Old Navy Kids
Old Knavery Baby Old Navy Baby
Old Knavery Outflt Old Navy Outflt
Tower of London Records London Records or Tower Records or The Tower of London
Gap Queen Gap (clothing retailer) You Mine Gap Women
Gap King Gap Men, Gap Kids, Baby Gap, Gap Outflt & GUP
Banana Kingdom Banana Republic
Barneys Old York Barneys New York
Abercrombie & Witch Abercrombie & Fitch
Far Far Away Postal Service (FFAPS) United States Postal Service (USPS)
Pewtery Barn Pottery Barn
Pewtery Barn Baby Pottery Barn Baby
Pewtery Barn Kids Pottery Barn Kids
Pewtery Barn Outflt Pottery Barn Outflt
Friar's Fat Boy Frisch's Big Boy (restaurant)
Baskin Robinhood Baskin Robbins
Armani Armoury Armoury Exchange Armani Exchange
Wheel of Torture Wheel of Fortune
KNIGHTS COPS
Ye Olde Foot Locker Foot Locker
Ye Olde Lady Foot Locker Lady Foot Locker
Hooties Hooters
Far Far Away Police Department (F.F.A.P.D.) Los Angeles Police Department (L.A.P.D.)
Talbots Queen (The Exit Kingdom) Talbots

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Far Far Away Idol songs

At the end of the Shrek 2 DVD, Shrek, Fiona, and Simon Cowell (the main judge on both Pop Idol and American Idol) judge a Pop Idol-like contest called Far Far Away Idol. Here were 10 numbers: Simon Phillip Cowell (born 7 October 1959) is a British artist and repertoire (A&R) executive for Sony BMG in the United Kingdom and a television producer, more commonly known as a judge on television programmes such as Pop Idol, The X Factor, American Idol and Britains Got Talent. ... This article is about the British television series. ... American Idol is an annual American televised singing competition, which began its first season on June 11, 2002. ...

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All About Fall Tales

For other uses, see Shrek (disambiguation). ... Look up Fiona in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Simon Phillip Cowell (born 7 October 1959) is a British artist and repertoire (A&R) executive for Sony BMG in the United Kingdom and a television producer, more commonly known as a judge on television programmes such as Pop Idol, The X Factor, American Idol and Britains Got Talent. ... Sinatra redirects here. ... This article is about the song made famous by Frank Sinatra. ...

See also

For other uses, see Shrek (disambiguation). ... This article is about the film. ... This is a list of animated feature-length films from around the world organised alphabetically under the year of release (the year during which the completed film was first released to the public). ... A computer-animated film commonly refers to feature films that have been computer-animated to appear three dimensional on a movie screen. ... // Shrek 2 is the video game based on the movie of the same name. ... Bold text Shrek Super Slam (also known as Shrek SuperSlam) is a melee fighting game featuring characters from the Shrek series of films. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/06/09/1086749775405.html Smh.com.au Retrieved on 06-05-07
  2. ^ http://www.the-numbers.com/movies/records/index.html#weekend The-numbers.com Retrieved on 06-05-07
  3. ^ http://www.the-numbers.com/movies/series/DigitalAnimation.php The-numbers.com Retrieved on 06-05-07
  4. ^ http://www.the-numbers.com/movies/records/index.html#alltime The-numbers.com Retrieved on 06-05-07
  5. ^ [1] The-numbers.com Retrieved on 06-05-07
  6. ^ http://boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?yr=2004&p=.htm Coming on the heels of another extremely successful and popular movie, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban based on the English novel by author J.K. Rowling. This was the third installment of the series movie-wise, and DreamWorks is hoping for the same success in their third installment of the movie.Boxofficemojo.com Retrieved on 06-05-07
  7. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/film/titles/shrek2/ Metacritic.com Retrieved on 06-05-07
  8. ^ Shrek 2 ~ Far, Far Away Idol

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Preceded by
Shrek (2001)
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Shrek the Third (2007)
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Shrek 2 (2076 words)
``Shrek 2,'' expected for a 2004 release, is being co-written by Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio, the same team behind the original ``Shrek'' and the 1992 hit Disney-animated film ''Aladdin.'' Voice work for the original film reportedly took four years to record, with several stops and starts.
Shrek and Fiona arrive and her parents are shocked to see a big green ogre instead of Prince Charming.
It's one of the refreshing things about Shrek 2: all the favorites are back, plus a whole bunch of new ones, including the (not-so-terrible) ogre-killer, Puss in Boots, voiced by Antonio Banderas; the King and Queen (John Cleese and Julie Andrews); and the Evil Stepsister (voiced by Larry King) is sure to delight.
Shrek 2 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (5213 words)
Shrek 2 is the 2004 sequel to the 2001 computer-animated DreamWorks Pictures film Shrek that was released in the United States on May 19, 2004.
Shrek disagrees, and as Donkey is thrown out as heralds from the kingdom of Far Far Away arrive to invite the Princess Fiona and Shrek to receive the blessing of her royal parents.
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