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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

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

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

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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

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

When Shrek, Fiona and Donkey were leaving for Far, Far Away, Donkey starts singing "Rawhide." Eddie Murphy actually ad-libbed the version that was put into the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Fiona's dad is giving the tea to Fiona before the ball, the cup handles are facing outwards from the center of the tray, once the king picks up the glass, in the next shot of the remaining cup, the handle is pointing a different direction. See more »

Quotes

[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

Stay through part of the credits to see what happens between Donkey and Dragon. See more »

Connections

References Frankenstein (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

Changes
(1971)
Written by David Bowie
Performed by Butterfly Boucher featuring David Bowie
Courtesy of A&M Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
David Bowie appears courtesy of ISO/Columbia Records, Under license to Sony Music Entertainment,
Inc.
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Why I Liked 'Shrek 2' Better
19 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I much preferred this sequel, even though I also liked the original, too, as millions of other viewers - kids and adults - did. This second edition, to me, was better than the first one for the following reasons:

1 - A faster-paced story; 2 - Better colors, just gorgeous with a 3-D effect in spots; 3 - another great combination of humor, adventure and romance; 4 - no one segment of the story overstayed its welcome; 5 - Eddie Murphy's character wasn't played up as much, meaning less abrasive shouting in this film; 6 - a genuine touching ending which left the viewer very satisfied.

Some of these qualities were all there in abundance in first Shrek, too, but the package was more complete here. It was softer, kindler, gentler Shrek film than the first. Murphy is a funny guy but his incessant talking can get on anyone's nerves, but with less to say, that didn't happen in this sequel.


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