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Shrek the Third (2007)

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)
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Pinocchio / Three Pigs (voice)
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Doris (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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Taglines:

Cookies that talk. Trees that walk. Donkeys on deck. It must be... Shrek! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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18 May 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Shrek 3  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$160,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$121,629,270, 20 May 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$320,706,665, 5 August 2007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$798,958,162, 25 November 2011
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Trivia

When Queen Lillian (Julie Andrews) is stunned from knocking down the prison wall, she sings "My Favorite Things", as well as "With a Spoon Full of Sugar", which were performed by Andrews in The Sound of Music (1965) and Mary Poppins (1964) respectively. See more »

Goofs

Merlin accompanies the piano player to play four-handed at his left side. The part Merlin plays is high-pitched. To play high notes, you should sit at the right side of the piano. 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 Honest Game Trailers: Pokemon Go (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Live and Let Die
Written by Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney
Performed by Denny Laine
Courtesy of MPL Communications, Inc.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

 
As clever, but not as funny as the first two
3 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

Shrek The Third is another entertaining romp through the erstwhile Hollywood of Far Far Away with a few laughs for adults and a few more for kids. Like all of the films in this series, it has a big and good heart, and occasionally pays homage to or pokes fun at modern films. Unlike the previous films, however, Shrek III is not a source of non-stop hilarity, and contains a little more thematic content.

Shrek finds himself inheriting his father-in-law's crown and learns that Fiona is pregnant. Predictably, both of these eventualities play pretty dissonantly on the big green guy's insecurities, and he goes a-questing to locate the next-in-line of succession - a young, dejected, high school kid. Meanwhile, charming has developed even more of an attitude problem, and is putting together a whole battalion of people with grudges.

One of the themes of the first two Shrek films was 'don't judge a book by its cover'. Shrek III takes the theme a little farther and puts a different spin on it. The lesson learned here is "don't judge yourself superficially." And it works. My rating of six is based solely on the entertainment value of the film. This film is not quite as well-paced and well-directed as the previous two films, and Charming is simply not the heavy-weight heavy that his mom was. Nevertheless, it's still worth a look, and still carries positive messages entertainingly.


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