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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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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

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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

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,195,455 (Italy) (24 December 2004)

Gross:

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

In one draft, Prince Charming was a lot more childish and immature and he frequently threw tantrums. See more »

Goofs

During the ball, Fiona's mother sits on the right side of the screen on the throne and Harold is shown sitting on the left. When she and her husband are shown sitting together, they have switched places. 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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In Memory of William Steig 1907-2003 See more »

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References Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (1991) See more »

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(2004)
Written by Adam Duritz, Dan Vickrey, David Immerglück (as David Immergluck),
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Performed by Counting Crows
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Better than the first one
9 July 2004 | by (Luxembourg City, Luxembourg) – See all my reviews

I was not very impressed by the first "Shrek" film and was expecting the same sort of sentiments for the second film. But when I saw it (only yesterday as a matter of fact), I was pleasantly surprised to find it was better. As usual, Eddie Murphy is great as Donkey, but the show is completely stolen by Puss in Boots who is brought alive by the voice of Antonio Banderas. John Cleese, Julie Andrews, Rupert Everett and Jenniffer Saunders are among the new cast. There are some great gags and some wonderful spoofs of a number of films, one of the best spoofs being one of "Mission Impossible". But this film is no masterpiece; it suffers a bit from the same problems as "Shrek (1)": after a while it gets boring watching the two ogres farting and burping continuously. Still, it is worth seeing, even just for Puss in Boots. Enjoy. 7/10


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