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Shrek the Third (2007)

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When his new father-in-law, King Harold falls ill, Shrek is looked at as the heir to the land of Far, Far Away. Not one to give up his beloved swamp, Shrek recruits his friends Donkey and Puss in Boots to install the rebellious Artie as the new king. Princess Fiona, however, rallies a band of royal girlfriends to fend off a coup d'etat by the jilted Prince Charming.

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Cast

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Shrek (voice)
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Donkey (voice)
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Princess Fiona (voice)
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Puss in Boots (voice)
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Queen (voice)
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King (voice)
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Prince Charming (voice)
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Merlin (voice)
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Artie (voice)
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Evil Queen (voice)
Cody Cameron ...
Pinocchio / Three Pigs (voice)
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Doris (voice)
Christopher Knights ...
Blind Mice / Heckler / Evil Tree #2 / Guard #2 (voice)
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Lancelot (voice)
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Captain Hook (voice)
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Storyline

When Fiona's father and King of Far Far Away passes away, the clumsy Shrek becomes the immediate successor of the throne. However, Shrek decides to find the legitimate heir Artie in a distant kingdom with his friends Donkey and Puss in Boots to be able return to his beloved house in the swamp with the pregnant Fiona. Meanwhile, the envious and ambitious Prince Charming joins the villains of the fairytales plotting a coup d'état to become the new king. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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shrek | king | prince | donkey | kingdom | See more »

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A family movie you will want to see ogre, and ogre, and ogre again See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some crude humor, suggestive content and swashbuckling action | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 May 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Shrek 3  »

Box Office

Budget:

$160,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£16,671,727 (UK) (29 June 2007)

Gross:

£38,079,462 (UK) (24 August 2007)
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Trivia

From a list of stats reported in Famous magazine:
  • It took 1,000,000 man-hours to complete the film with a crew size of 150


  • Of the 4,500 costumes that were designed for the film only 2,500 actually made it into the final cut.


  • 1,373 characters are present in the theatre scene with Prince Charming performing. This is recorded as the largest crowd scene of all three Shrek movies.


  • There are 23 key fairy tale characters that appear through out the film and a total of 4,378 generic characters that were available for the animators to pull from library when making crowd scenes.


  • 62,173 branches per tree with 191,545 leaves per tree.


  • As for bricks there are 1,602 bricks making up the docks and 3,196 bricks making up the sewer walls the Princesses use as escape.


  • A total of 60 new "environments" were created for the movie.


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Goofs

The morning after they meet Merlin, just before they are attacked by the Villains, Donkey can be seen with his legs sleeping on his back on the 2 first shot, then then camera change and when you see him again he is on his side still sleeping. The camera change is so fast that it cannot be attributed to he moving his position but to an error. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Prince Charming: Onward, Chauncey! To the highest room of the tallest tower, where my princess awaits rescue by the handsome Prince Charming!
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Crazy Credits

During the beginning of the credits, Donkey and Puss dance and sing "Thank You (Falletin Me Be Mice Elf Again)" while they and the ogre triplets interact with the actors' names, which are in the shape of sticks, stitched onto stuffed animals, hung from a mobile, etc. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Inside the Actors Studio: Eddie Murphy (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

All Star
Written by Greg Camp
Performed by John Burroughs High School Marching Band
Paul Vesilind, Instrumental Music Director
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User Reviews

 
Just awful.
20 August 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Having seen the trailer for Shrek the Third when I went to see Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End and laughing at some of the jokes presented, I thought that it might be worth seeing, as I liked the first two installments from the series. But... I have to say it's the worst film released this year. Well, possibly apart from Bratz, but I'm not exactly planning on going to see that any time soon. It's just awful. If I could I wouldn't even award it one star.

If you've seen the trailer and not the film - basically, that's all the funny parts of the film. So when you actually see the film, it's not even funny.

Shrek and Fiona's relationship is so unconvincing that even Ben Affleck and Kate Beckinsale's in Pearl Harbor is more believable.

There is a slightly enjoyable dream sequence of Shrek's, but I didn't laugh. I was so bored I couldn't move a muscle, but I had nothing better to do than watch the movie.

If you're new to Shrek, it's probably better to rent this one first.


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