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Shrek 2 (2004)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  19 May 2004 (USA)
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Princess Fiona's parents invite her and Shrek to dinner to celebrate her marriage. If only they knew the newlyweds were both ogres.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shrek (voice)
Donkey (voice)
Princess Fiona (voice)
Queen (voice)
Puss In Boots (voice)
King (voice)
Prince Charming (voice)
Fairy Godmother (voice)
Wolf (voice)
Page / Elf / Nobleman / Nobleman's Son (voice)
Cody Cameron ...
Pinocchio / Three Pigs (voice)
Gingerbread Man / Cedric / Announcer / Muffin Man / Mongo (voice)
Blind Mouse (voice)
David P. Smith ...
Herald / Man with Box (voice)
Mirror / Dresser (voice)


Shrek has rescued Princess Fiona, got married, and now is time to meet the parents. Shrek, Fiona, and Donkey set off to Far, Far Away to meet Fiona's mother and father. But not everyone is happy. Shrek and the King find it hard to get along, and there's tension in the marriage. It's not just the family who are unhappy. Prince Charming returns from a failed attempt at rescuing Fiona, and works alongside his mother, the Fairy Godmother, to try and find a way to get Shrek away from Fiona. Written by Film_Fan

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Not so far, far away... See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some crude humor, a brief substance reference and some suggestive content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 May 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Шрек 2  »

Box Office


$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$108,037,878 (USA) (21 May 2004)


$210,983,909 (Europe) (7 January 2005)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Shrek, Donkey and Puss come across the Fairy Godmother's factory, Donkey calls it, "The Old Keebler Place," a reference to the Keebler Elves. See more »


When Pinocchio and the rest of the enchanted animals look down at Shrek, Donkey and Puss In Boots locked in chains at the bottom of the Turret, there are no visible windows. However, when Shrek looks at the Gingerbread Man and the castle he is looking out a window. See more »


[first lines]
Prince Charming: Once upon a time, in a kingdom far, far away, the king and queen were blessed with a beautiful baby girl, and throughout the land everyone was happy, until the sun went down, and they saw that their daughter was cursed with a frightful enchantment that took hold each and every night. Desperate, they sought the help of a fairy godmother, who had them lock the young princess away in a tower, there to await the kiss of the handsome Prince Charming. It was he who would chance the ...
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Crazy Credits

In Memory of William Steig 1907-2003 See more »


Spoofs The Wonder Years (1988) See more »


Little Drop of Poison
Written by Tom Waits & Kathleen Brennan
Performed by Tom Waits
Courtesy of Jalma Music
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

Wonderful solid fun
8 July 2004 | by (Lisbon, Portugal) – See all my reviews

Ok, I have to admit that the surprise is gone. The original Shrek was irreverent and made fun of all the children stories known to man... The second one is on the same line but by now you expect it. Still it's been a long time since I've seen an entire theater laugh from the start till the end of a movie. Wonderful new characters (you have to love the pussy in boots), superb animation and a all-round well made movie for everyone to enjoy. But please, whatever you do DO NOT read any comments (like this one) before you go see the movie, it can ruin it for you... And watch the credits until the end, there are surprises... Enough said, just enjoy the film, it's guaranteed to make any blues just fade away!

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