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Shrek the Third

Movie poster featuring Shrek as King
Directed by Chris Miller
Raman Hui (co-director)
Produced by Aron Warner
Written by Jeffrey Price (screenplay)
Peter S. Seaman (screenplay)
Jon Zack (screenplay)
J. David Stem (story)
Joe Stillman (story)
David N. Weiss (story)
William Steig (book)
Starring Mike Myers
Eddie Murphy
Cameron Diaz
Antonio Banderas
Julie Andrews
John Cleese
Rupert Everett
Eric Idle
Justin Timberlake
Music by Harry Gregson-Williams
Editing by Michael Andrews
Distributed by DreamWorks Distribution through:
Paramount Pictures
(U.S., Canada, Australia, Brazil, France, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, UK theatrical & worldwide DVD)
Universal Pictures
(Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Spain and Switzerland theatrical)
United International Pictures (Theatrical distribution in all other areas, directly and through various affiliates)
Release date(s) Flag of the United States May 18, 2007
Flag of Australia June 7, 2007
Flag of the PhilippinesJune 11, 2007
Flag of Turkey June 15, 2007
Flag of Hong Kong June 28, 2007
Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Ireland June 29, 2007
Running time 92 min.
Country U.S.
Language English
Budget $160 million
Preceded by Shrek 2 (2004)
Followed by Shrek Goes Fourth (2010)
All Movie Guide profile
IMDb profile

Shrek the Third is a 2007 computer animated comedy film of the Shrek series. It is the third film in the series, following Shrek and Shrek 2. It was produced by Jeffrey Katzenberg for DreamWorks Animation, and is distributed by Paramount Pictures, and was released in U.S. theaters on May 18, 2007 (June 8 in Mexico, June 22 in Spain, June 15 in Brazil, June 13 in France and June 29 in the UK and Ireland). Shrek The Third is a video game based on the upcoming film of the same name. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Aron Warner is an actor and producer. ... David N. Weiss is an American writer and labor leader. ... William Steig (November 14, 1907 – October 3, 2003) was a prolific American cartoonist, sculptor and, later in life, an author of popular childrens literature. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... “Cleese” redirects here. ... Rupert James Hector Everett (born May 29, 1959) is a Golden Globe-nominated English actor and a former singer. ... Eric Idle (born March 29, 1943) is an English comedian, actor, author and composer of comedic songs. ... Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981[1]), sometimes known as JT, is an American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. ... 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. ... This article is about the film studio. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... Universal Pictures is the main motion picture production/distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ... United International Pictures (UIP) is a joint venture of Paramount Pictures (owned by Viacom) and Universal Studios (owned by NBC Universal), to distribute some of the two studios films outside United States (including territories) and Canada. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Image File history File links Flag_of_Hong_Kong. ... is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland. ... is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... 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. ... Shrek Goes Fourth [5] is an animated film from DreamWorks Animation that is expected to be released on May 21, 2010. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Computer animation is the art of creating moving images via the use of computers. ... A comedy is a dramatic performance of a light and amusing character, usually with a happy conclusion to its plot. ... It has been suggested that Shrek 4 be merged into this article or section. ... For other uses, see Shrek (disambiguation). ... 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. ... Jeffrey Katzenberg (born December 21, 1950 in New York City) is an American film producer and Chief Executive Officer of DreamWorks Animation SKG. He is perhaps most famous for his period as studio chairman at The Walt Disney Company, and for producing the movie Shrek (2001). ... DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 164th day of the year (165th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


It was produced with the working title of Shrek 3. Like the first two Shrek films, the movie is significantly based on fairy tale (specifically Grimm's Fairy Tales) themes. A fairy tale is a story, either told to children or as if told to children, concerning the adventures of mythical characters such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, giants, and others. ... Frontispiece of first volume of Grimms Kinder- und Hausmärchen (1812). ...

Contents

Plot

King Harold has fallen sick and his ogre son-in-law Shrek and daughter Fiona are next in line to be king and queen. Shrek declines, believing that there has to be someone else for the job. With his final three breaths, the king tells Shrek that there is one other heir who can become the new King of Far Far Away: his nephew, Arthur Pendragon. Shrek sets out to find 'Artie', along with Donkey and Puss in Boots. As they're sailing off, Fiona runs to the dock and announces to Shrek that she's pregnant. Surprised and shocked, Shrek begins to have nightmares about his future children on their journey to Worcestershire Academy, where they eventually discover that Arthur, who is an academy student, is a loser picked on by the other students - even the nerds. Arthur at first feels good about his new role until Donkey and Puss scare him with responsibilities. Arthur tries to take control of the ship and ends up crashing it on an island where they meet Arthur's retired wizard teacher, Merlin. Shrek is a fictional character from the childrens book Shrek! and the Shrek films. ... Arthur Pendragon is the destined one to take the throne in the film Shrek the Third. ... Donkey is a fictional talking donkey from the Shrek series of films, voiced by Eddie Murphy. ... Puss in Boots is a character from the Shrek film series, voiced in English and Spanish by Antonio Banderas. ... A pregnant woman Pregnancy is the process by which a mammalian female carries a live offspring from conception until it develops to the point where the offspring is capable of living outside the womb. ... Worcestershire (pronounced ; abbreviated Worcs) is a county located in the West Midlands region of central England. ... Merlin is a retired wizard teacher from Arties high school, Worrcessteshire in Shrek the Third. ...


Meanwhile, Prince Charming has gone to the Poison Apple Bar where he convinces all fairy tale villains (including Captain Hook, the Wicked Queen, a Cyclops, Rumpelstiltskin, Mable the Ugly Stepsister, Headless Horseman, and Stromboli) to join him in a fight for their "happily ever after". The villains feel their side of the story has never been told and now is the time to do it. Prince Charming and the other villains invade the kingdom. Among their crimes are the imprisonment of Fiona, Queen Lillian, and Fiona's famous princess friends, including Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty. Gerald du Maurier as Captain Hook Captain James Hook is the villain of J. M. Barries play and novel Peter Pan. ... This page is about the mythical creature. ... Illustration of Rumpelstiltskin from Andrew Langs The Blue Fairy Book, ca. ... The Hessian Horseman in the Western Woods as seen in Sleepy Hollow. ... Gustave Dorés illustration for Cendrillon Cinderella (French: Cendrillon) is a popular fairy tale embodying a classic folk tale myth-element of unjust oppression/triumphant reward. ... For other uses, see Rapunzel (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Snow White character. ... Sir Edward Burne-Jones painted The Sleeping Beauty. ...


Shrek arrives at the city to find that Charming is bent on revenge against Shrek for 'stealing' his "happily ever after" and plans to kill Shrek in a play later that night. Charming's men arrive shortly and quickly capture Shrek and Arthur. The princesses and Queen Lillian manage to escape and free Shrek. In an effort to save Arthur, Shrek tells Charming that Arthur was just a patsy to take his place as King of Far Far Away. Charming believes Shrek and lets the now angry and disappointed Arthur escape. Charming stages a theatrical performance that culminates in Shrek's being led onto the stage, where to Charming's chagrin Shrek wins the audience's support by ridiculing his singing and acting. Just as Charming is about to kill Shrek, Fiona and her friends leap onto the stage to confront the villains. Charming demands his "happily ever after," then attempts to kill Arthur, but Shrek protects him and Charming suffers a mortal blow. Shrek offers the crown to Arthur, who accepts it with the crowd's approval. In the end, Shrek retires with Fiona to his swamp home, having three babies, One of which is named "Shrek Jr.", and actually enjoying his new life as father. Look up Arthur in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up Fiona in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Cast

This article is about the actor. ... For other uses, see Shrek (disambiguation). ... Cameron Michelle Diaz (born August 30, 1972) is an American actress and former fashion model. ... Princess Fiona is the Princess in the films Shrek, Shrek 4-D, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, and the upcoming Shrek 4. ... For other uses, see Eddie Murphy (disambiguation). ... Donkey is a fictional talking donkey from the Shrek series of films, voiced by Eddie Murphy. ... 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. ... Puss in Boots is a character from the Shrek film series, voiced in English and Spanish by Antonio Banderas. ... 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. ... Queen Lillian is the widow of King Harold, mother of Princess Fiona, and mother in-law to Shrek. ... Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981[1]), sometimes known as JT, is an American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. ... Look up Arthur in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Rupert James Hector Everett (born May 29, 1959) is a Golden Globe-nominated English actor and a former singer. ... Prince Charming is a character in the Shrek franchise of films, appearing in Shrek 2 and Shrek the Third. ... Eric Idle (born March 29, 1943) is an English comedian, actor, author and composer of comedic songs. ... For other uses, see Merlin (disambiguation). ... Conrad Vernon, born 1974, is an American director, writer, and voice actor, probably best known for his work on Shrek and Shrek 2. ... For other uses of the word, see Gingerbread Man (disambiguation). ... Illustration of Rumpelstiltskin from Andrew Langs The Blue Fairy Book, ca. ... The Hessian Horseman in the Western Woods as seen in Sleepy Hollow. ... This article is about a film. ... Shrek character. ... The third pig builds a house of brick The wolf lands in the cooking pot For the Disney animated short film, see Three Little Pigs (film). ... Galahad, Bors the Younger, and Percival achieve the Grail Bors (French: Bohort) is the name of two knights in the Arthurian legend, one the father and one the son. ... Larry King (born November 19, 1933) is an award-winning American writer, journalist and broadcaster. ... Cinderella is a 1950 animated feature produced by Walt Disney, and released to theaters on February 15, 1950 by RKO Radio Pictures. ... Amy Poehler (born September 16, 1971) is an American comedian and actress. ... This article is about the Snow White character. ... Megan Hilty (born Megan Kathleen Hilty on March 29, 1981 in Bellevue, Washington, U.S.) is an American stage and television actress. ... This article is about the Snow White character. ... Maya Khabira Rudolph (born July 27, 1972, in Gainesville, Florida) is an American actress and comedian, currently best known as a cast member of NBCs Saturday Night Live. ... For other uses, see Rapunzel (disambiguation). ... Amy Sedaris (born March 29, 1961, in Endicott, New York) is an American actress, author, and comedian. ... Gustave Dorés illustration for Cendrillon Cinderella (French: Cendrillon) is a popular fairy tale embodying a classic folk tale myth-element of unjust oppression/triumphant reward. ... Aron Warner is an actor and producer. ... Big Bad Wolf is a character from Shrek movies. ... Cheri Oteri (born Cheryl Ann OTeari September 19, 1962) is an American actress and comedian known for her work on NBCs Saturday Night Live. ... Sir Edward Burne-Jones painted The Sleeping Beauty. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Regis Francis Xavier Philbin (born August 25, 1931) is an Emmy Award-winning American television personality best known for his roles as a talk show host, game show host, and presenter at various events. ... Cinderella is a 1950 animated feature produced by Walt Disney, and released to theaters on February 15, 1950 by RKO Radio Pictures. ... Ian McShane (born 29 September 1942) is a Golden Globe-winning English actor. ... Gerald du Maurier as Captain Hook Captain James Hook is the villain of J. M. Barries play and novel Peter Pan. ... Susan Blakeslee Susanne Blakeslee (Born on January 27, 1966) is a voice actress. ... The Brothers Grimm version The Queen is a fictional character in the Brothers Grimm fairy tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and the Disney animated film based on it. ... John Burke Krasinski (b. ... This entry was adapted from the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica. ... Seth Rogen (born April 15, 1982) is a Canadian actor, comedian, and Emmy-nominated writer. ... Kari K. Wahlgren (born in 1977 in Hoisington, Kansas) is an American voice actress who has provided English language voices for several anime titles and video games. ... “Cleese” redirects here. ... King Harold is a character from the Shrek films, produced by Dreamworks. ...

Production

Early Promotional movie poster for Shrek the Third.

With Viacom's acquisition of DreamWorks SKG, Shrek the Third is the first Mike Myers film to be released by Paramount Pictures (which itself was bought by Viacom in 1994) since 1993's Wayne's World 2. On the 2004 show, Father of the Pride, Donkey (voiced by Eddie Murphy) was featured, solely to promote that Shrek 3 although he stated that it was to be released in 2006 rather than 2007. Five actors from NBC's Saturday Night Live appear in the movie. Two actors, Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph, were current cast members at the time of the film's release; the remaining three are Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Cheri Oteri. Two members of the Monty Python troupe, John Cleese and Eric Idle, provide voices in the film. Cleese has reprised his role as King Harold, while Idle provides the voice for the new character Merlin. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (511x755, 62 KB) Promotional movie poster for Shrek the Third. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (511x755, 62 KB) Promotional movie poster for Shrek the Third. ... Viacom (NYSE: VIA) (NYSE: VIAb) is an American media conglomerate with various worldwide interests in cable and satellite television networks (MTV Networks and BET), and movie production and distribution (the Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks movie studios). ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... Waynes World 2 is a 1993 comedy film starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey as hosts of a cable access television show from Aurora, Illinois. ... Father of the Pride was an American animated television series that began broadcasting on NBC on August 31, 2004 and was one of the first CGI series in prime-time network TV (after UPNs Game Over). ... This article is about the television network. ... This article is about the American television series. ... Monty Python, or The Pythons, is the collective name of the creators of Monty Pythons Flying Circus, a British television comedy sketch show that first aired on the BBC on 5 October 1969. ...


Reception

Critical reception to Shrek the Third since its release has been mixed and poor. On Rotten Tomatoes it received a 41% rating,[1] It has the slightly more positive score of 6.3 out of 10 on the Internet Movie Database,[2] making it the poorest rated Shrek movie made and one of the poorest-received DreamWorks Animation films made, behind Shark Tale and tied with Madagascar. On the website Box Office Mojo, it currently has a B-. Critical reaction was more negative than that for the first two films in the series. David Ansen wrote that his problem with the film was that, "its slightly snarky wit is aimed almost entirely at parents... this one never touched my heart or got under my skin. It's a movie at war with itself: a kiddie movie that doesn't really want to be one."[3] The film yielded some positive reviews from writers such as A. O. Scott from The New York Times who believed that the movie "seems at once more energetic and more relaxed [than its predecessors], less desperate to prove its cleverness and therefore to some extent, smarter." The Times newspaper also rated it 2 out of 5. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... Shark Tale is an Academy Award-nominated computer-animated film produced by DreamWorks Animation, and released in 2004. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Box Office Mojo is a website that tracks box office revenue in a systematic way. ... Anthony O. Tony Scott (born July 10, 1966) is a Jewish (1) film critic for The New York Times newspaper. ... The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. ... The Times is a national newspaper published daily in the United Kingdom (and the Kingdom of Great Britain before the United Kingdom existed) since 1788 when it was known as The Daily Universal Register. ...


Despite these criticisms, Shrek the Third, which opened in 4,122 North American cinemas on May 18, 2007, grossed a total of US$121,629,270 in its first weekend, the best opening weekend ever for an animated film, and third best overall. As of October 25, Shrek the Third has grossed $321 million in the United States and $471.9 million overseas, bringing its cumulative total to $792.9 million.[4] Compared to its predecessors, the film also had an unusually short box office lifespan. Shrek the Third spent only 12 weeks in theaters, while Shrek and Shrek 2 were respectively in release for 29 and 21 weeks.[5] is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Soundtrack

Main articles: Shrek the Third: The Motion Picture Soundtrack and Shrek the Third: Original Motion Picture Score

Rating

This film was rated PG by the MPAA for some crude humor, suggestive content, and swashbuckling action. PG can mean: Bangkok Airways: IATA airline designator Page, in chat short-hand Papua New Guinea: ISO 3166-1 country code Parental Guidance, the name given to a number of similar movie and television ratings, including: An MPAA (US) movie rating A BBFC (UK) movie rating An OFLC (Australia) movie... The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is a non-profit trade association formed to advance the interests of movie studios. ... The term off-color humor (also known as dirty jokes or blue humor) is used to describe various dirty jokes, prose, poems, black comedy and skits that deal with topics that are considered to be in poor taste or overly vulgar by the prevailing morals in a culture. ...


Sequels

Peter Zaslav said in an interview that the Christmas special Shrek the Halls will pick up from where Shrek the Third left off.[6] The film will also be followed by another sequel, Shrek Goes Fourth, which will be released in theatres in 2010.[7] In an interview with Antonio Banderas, a spin-off film entitled Puss in Boots: The Story of an Ogre Killer was confirmed. The spin-off will take place between Shrek the Third and the untitled fifth Shrek film.[8] With a final movie, Shrek 5 in the works. Shrek the Halls is an upcoming ABC special premiering in the holiday season of 2007. ... Shrek Goes Fourth [5] is an animated film from DreamWorks Animation that is expected to be released on May 21, 2010. ... 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. ...


DVD & HD DVD Release

Shrek the Third HD DVD retail packaging
Shrek the Third HD DVD retail packaging

The film was released on both DVD and HD DVD on November 13, 2007. The DVD will be released in both Fullscreen and 1.85:1 Widescreen aspect ratios.[9] The HD DVD and DVD special features[10] include several deleted scenes, features, trailers, commentary, music videos, and exclusively on the HD DVD version, some web enabled and HDi Interactive Format features such as a special trivia track, a movie guide, and an interactive coloring book which can be downloaded as of street date.[11] [12] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... HD-DVD disc HD DVD (for High Density Digital Versatile Disc) is a digital optical media format which is being developed as one standard for high-definition DVD. HD DVD is similar to the competing Blu-ray Disc, which also uses the same CD sized (120 mm diameter) optical data... is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Full screen is a term used to describe a video release of a widescreen film which has subsequently been altered in order to create a 4:3 aspect ratio, rather than maintain the original theatrical aspect ratio through the use of letterboxing with black bars at the top and bottom... 1. ... The inner box (green) is the format used in most pre-1952 films and pre-widescreen television. ... HDi (abbreviation taken from interactive high definition, formerly iHD[]) is a format developed by Microsoft and Toshiba for providing interactive menus and special features such as additional bonus/extras content and games for HD DVD, (one of the high-definition video formats). ...


The film and special features on the HD DVD version will be presented in 1:85:1 Widescreen high definition 1080p and feature a Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 audio soundtrack. [13] wow mike is a flamming home i wish i wasnt his friend. ... Dolby Digital Plus (DD+), also known as E-AC-3, was developed specifically for the introduction of HDTV and HD-DVD/Blu-ray discs. ...


Merchandise

Many toys, games, books, clothes and other products have made their way to stores. For the first time, a Princess Fiona doll has been released, featured an Ogre face mask, and "Kung Fu" Leg action. Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Rapunzel and Snow White Dolls will also become available.


A video game based on the film has been released for the Wii, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation Portable, PC, and Nintendo DS. Shrek The Third is a video game based on the upcoming film of the same name. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ... PS2 redirects here. ... It has been suggested that Xbox 360 Elite be merged into this article or section. ... “GBA” redirects here. ... The PlayStation Portable , officially abbreviated as PSP) is a handheld game console released and currently manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment. ... “Windows” redirects here. ... NDS redirects here. ...


Cultural references

Continuing a tradition set by the first two films, Shrek the Third contains several references to popular culture, history, fairy tales, and legend: Popular culture, sometimes abbreviated to pop culture, consists of widespread cultural elements in any given society. ... This article is about the study of the past in human terms. ... A fairy tale is a story, either told to children or as if told to children, concerning the adventures of mythical characters such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, giants, and others. ... For other uses, see Legend (disambiguation). ...

  • In the beginning of the film, in Prince Charming's dinner theater, coconuts are used for horse's hoof beats. This same technique was used in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, which also starred John Cleese and Eric Idle. Idle claims to be considering suing the producers of Shrek for the unauthorised use of this gag, while the producers claim they were honoring Idle and Cleese by putting the part in.[14]
  • The animal call that Snow White uses against the Talking Trees is actually the war cry from Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" (The cry and music are slightly modified due to licensing reasons), but the beginning is actually a spoof of With a Smile and Song from the original Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Disney movie. It also resembles the chocobo rush spell and various other summons from the final fantasy series[citation needed].
  • Merlin, Lancelot, King Arthur (Artie), and Guinevere (Gwen) and almost all of the students (with the exception of Gary and Xaviar) at Worcestershire Academy are characters from Arthurian lore. Artie is not the knight in shining armor most would expect, but a so-called loser being beat up by jousting jock Lancelot. This character may be based on what most Tudor historians think was Arthur, Prince of Wales' character[citation needed].
  • The incantations used by Merlin are similar to that of the Disney production "Sword in the Stone"[citation needed].
  • Also, during that scene, there is a short montage in reference to The Six Million Dollar Man[citation needed], in reference to Gingy losing his legs at the hands of Lord Farquaad and having them re-attached later.
  • In the same montage there is a scene of Gingy leaping huge distances in a wheat field, a reference to the first Superman movie[citation needed].
  • When the villains are vandalizing Far Far Away, one of them changes the "Bootery" store to "Hooters."[citation needed] Subsequently, many cheering men enter.
  • When Charming is about to kill Shrek during the play, Camille Saint-Säens's Danse Macabre is being played in the background. Viewers in the UK would relate part of this piece to the theme of the BBC hit show Jonathan Creek[citation needed].
  • In the final confrontation scene between Shrek's comrades and Prince Charming during the performance, there is a short refrain that borrows from Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody"[citation needed] (a song that was brought back to the charts thanks to Mike Myers' Wayne's World).
  • Just before the final show, there are trees dressed like characters of A Chorus Line[citation needed], while you hear "One" in the background.
  • At Worcestershire, the Cheerleaders start their chant with "Ok, let's go!", an allusion to Bring it On[citation needed].
  • When the ladies escape from their prison with Fiona leading them through the sewers, there is a brief overhead shot of the characters running over a narrow bridge. The composition of the shot is a direct reference to the Fellowship running from the Balrog in Moria in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring[citation needed].
  • During the prison scene, as Donkey and Puss are explaining their predicament, Donkey (in Puss) says "And it was a lot of "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo", a reference to the Disney Cinderella[citation needed].
  • As the Princesses prepare to fight they stand in a posed fight formation from Charlie's Angels[citation needed].
  • Just before leaving for Far, Far Away, Artie turns to the popular girl and says, "Gwen, I've always loved you." This is a reference to Guenivere, Arthur's queen[citation needed].
  • When the ladies are on their quest to retrieve Shrek, the Ugly Stepsister sticks her leg out at a guard. This is a reference to the Graduate[citation needed], when Mrs. Robinson does this to Ben to be seduced.
  • When the princesses are locked in the tower, Cinderella can be seen neurotically scrubbing the floor whilst talking to herself. She can be seen in the now reflective floor as conversing with herself like Gollum in the Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers[citation needed].
  • When Snow White starts singing after they had escaped from the jail cell they had been locked in, animals come out, two of those animals happen to be from Bambi[citation needed], Bambi and Thumper.
  • In all three Shrek movies, Shrek repeats the line, "Better out than in I always say"[citation needed]. In Shrek 1 when they were walking through the forest after breakfast, in Shrek 2 when they were having dinner with the parents, and in Shrek the Third, when the baby happens to burp.
  • During the play scene, Charming and Fiona quote directly from the Gilbert & Sullivan operetta, Princess Ida[citation needed].
  • Also when Snow White starts singing, animals come out, two rabbits are in a pair, one medium and one small, they happen to be Hazel and Fiver from Watership Down[citation needed].
  • When Shrek enters the school courtyard a scene resembles the same one from Fast Times at Ridgemont High where Sean Penn exits the van.
  • When Queen Lillian breaks through the second wall she hums "Favorite Things" from the Musical "Sound of Music" which Julie Andrews starred in.

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Foreign versions

  • In the UK Jonathan Ross voices Doris, the ugly stepsister.
  • In Germany the leading roles are dubbed by stars like Sascha Hehn (as Shrek), Esther Schweins (as Fiona), Marie-Luise Marjan (as Queen Lillian) and Benno Fürmann (as Puss in Boots).
  • In France, Alain Chabat voices Shrek.
    • The French version has been highly criticized by the Quebec Action Democratique party leader Mario Dumont, because it uses Parisian slang and accents that are incomprehensible to most Quebecers including Dumont and his children (whom he took to see the movie). This has led him to issue a bill (affecting the Province of Quebec) stating that all movies must be shown either in Quebec French or not at all in French.
  • In the Latin American Spanish dubbed version, as in the first two movies, Shrek was voiced by Alfonso Obregon, Fiona by Dulce Guerrero, Puss in Boots by Antonio Banderas (who also played him in English), Donkey by Eugenio Derbez and Artie by Enzo Fortuny.
  • In Brazil Shrek 1 and 2 were dubbed by comedian Bussunda, who was also considered an impersonation of the character. Because of this death in 2006, Shrek The Third was dubbed by Marco Ribeiro, known to dub the voices of other Mike Myers movies, in addition to Jim Carrey and Tom Hanks.
  • In Portugal, the lead characters are voiced (as in the previous two films) by José Jorge Duarte (Shrek), Cláudia Cadima (Fiona), Rui Paulo (Donkey) and Paulo Oom (Puss in Boots). Other characters voiced by well-known Portuguese celebrities are Mabel the Ugly Stepsister (Manuel Luís Goucha) and Sleeping Beauty (Patrícia Bull). Paulo Oom doubles as a falsetto Pinochio.
  • In Spain, the Shrek and Donkey are voiced by comedians Cruz y Raya, while Antonio Banderas himself re-dubbed Puss in Boots. The Ugly Stepsister is dubbed by the former soccer player and notorious pundit Michael Robinson.
  • In Japan, the leading roles are dubbed by comedian Masatoshi Hamada (Shrek), seiyū Kōichi Yamadera (Donkey), actress Norika Fujiwara (Fiona) and actor/comedian Naoto Takenaka (Puss in Boots). Other many characters are acted by professional voice actors (seiyūs), Prince Charming by Unshou Ishizuka, Queen Lilian by Toshiko Sawada and King Harold by Takeshi Aono, one of the most respected voice actors in Japan at that time. Artie Pendragon is dubbed by Keita Tachibana, a pop idol just like Justin Timberlake.
  • In Poland, Shrek is dubbed by well-known actor Zbigniew Zamachowski, while Donkey is voiced by legendary comedian Jerzy Stuhr.

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See also

This is a list of animated feature-length films from around the world organised chronologically by year; theatrical releases as well as made-for-TV and direct-to-video movies. ... A computer-animated film commonly refers to feature films that have been computer-animated to appear three dimensional on a movie screen. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/shrek_the_third/
  2. ^ http://imdb.com/title/tt0413267/
  3. ^ David Ansen. "Oh, Grow Up Already", Newsweek, 2007-05-21. Retrieved on 2007-05-21. 
  4. ^ http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=shrek3.htm
  5. ^ http://boxofficemojo.com/showdowns/chart/?id=shrekvs.htm
  6. ^ Peter Zaslav interview (IGN)
  7. ^ http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=17293
  8. ^ Voice of Puss in Boots says three 'Shrek'-related flicks are in the works. MTV.com, 2006-03-30
  9. ^ http://www.dvdtown.com/search/search-result-releases.php?movie-id=21386
  10. ^ http://www.dvdtown.com/moviedatabase/release-details/shrek-3-the-third/22160
  11. ^ http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/show/Exclusive_HD_Content/DreamWorks/New_Shrek_Specs_Promise_Several_HD_DVD_Firsts/1016
  12. ^ http://www.engadgethd.com/2007/09/28/shrek-the-thirds-hd-dvd-special-features-revealed/
  13. ^ http://hddvd.highdefdigest.com/1137/shrekthethird.html
  14. ^ "Eric Idle considers suing Shrek makers over gag", Toronto Star, 2007-05-21. Retrieved on 2007-05-28. 

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