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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


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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?


In the scene where Mongo is entering Far Far Away, he walks down the street and a group of people are seen running from one building to another, where they seem to feel more safe. In a reference to the vast growth of Starbucks, both the building they started in and the one they ran to across the street are Farbucks coffee shops, parodying the number of starbucks in large cities. See more »


When Charming kisses Fiona, she responds by head-butting him, rendering him unconscious, but then he recovers and hands the magic wand to Fairy Godmother. At the end, when Prince Charming came across Doris, he appears as he has just woke up from unconsciousness, seemingly unaware of Fairy Godmother's death and the subsequent events. 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

Despite the fact that the Ugly Stepsister and the Red Carpet Reporter had their voices replaced in the UK, Larry King and Joan Rivers are still credited. The additional UK credits are included at the end. See more »


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Written by Harry Nilsson
Performed by Eddie Murphy
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User Reviews

It's a Puss in Boots world, we just all live in it
18 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Shrek the Ogre, Pincess Fiona, and Donkey are back in the sequel to the modern day fairy tale classic in this lesser, but still magical sequel. Shrek and Fiona are returning from their honeymoon, only to find a dejected Donkey who broke things off with Dragon apparently and the King's noblemen inviting them to Fiona's parents castle in Faf Far Away. Naturally the anti-social Shrek wants nothing to do with the invitation, but gives in to Fiona and Donkey's insistence. Needless to say the King is quite upset to find his daughter an Ogre and married to Shrek. Add the dastardly vain Prince Charming, a not so good Fairy Godmother and the delightful new addition of Antonio Banderas as Puss In Boots, and you get a fun, but ultimately unneeded sequel that treads to closely to the first plot-wise. However children will still love it. Parents will still chuckle every now and then, and it's still one of the better sequel's that I've seen.

My Grade: B-

Where i saw it: Cinemax on Demand (available till September 9th, 2005)

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