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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)
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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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For the funniest happily ever after. 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)  »

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Shrek 3  »

Box Office

Budget:

$160,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$121,629,270 (USA) (18 May 2007)

Gross:

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

Held the record for largest opening day for an animated film, with $38 million. This record was broken by Toy Story 3 (2010) with $41 million. 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

Featured in The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince: Sixth Cup (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

The Wedding March
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (as Felix Mendelssohn)
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User Reviews

 
Not Enough to be at level of first 2!
19 May 2007 | by (Quezon City, Philippines) – See all my reviews

The movie did not really hold the attention of my two younger kids. Even for me, the funny experience of watching both Shrek 1 and 2 was not really very evident with this installment. I remember in Shrek 2, I was laughing out loud with each passing pop culture reference and innuendo being bantered around. However, that was not so here.

I was not too amused with the Disney princesses characters. Shrek's "baby nightmare scene" was well-executed. Justin Timberlake did well in voicing his "grovelling at Merlin's feet" scene. Overall, this movie was not that bad, but it needed to be much better to be worthy to stand on the same level as the first two Shrek films.


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