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Shrek the Third (2007)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  18 May 2007 (USA)
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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 overview, first billed only:
Shrek (voice)
Donkey (voice)
Princess Fiona (voice)
Puss in Boots (voice)
Queen (voice)
King (voice)
Prince Charming (voice)
Merlin (voice)
Artie (voice)
Evil Queen (voice)
Cody Cameron ...
Pinocchio / Three Pigs (voice)
Doris (voice)
Blind Mice / Heckler / Evil Tree #2 / Guard #2 (voice)
Lancelot (voice)
Captain Hook (voice)


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


He's in for the royal treatment 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


$160,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


£38,079,462 (UK) (24 August 2007)

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Did You Know?


Pairs former Monty Python comics Eric Idle and John Cleese for the first time since Splitting Heirs (1993) in 1996. See more »


At the end of the film, when Merlin puts Puss and Donkey back in their correct bodies, they turn side on to the camera and hug - no tails can be seen. See more »


[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 »


Featured in HBO First Look: The Making of 'Shrek the Third' (2007) See more »


Immigrant Song
Written by Jimmy Page & Robert Plant
Performed by Led Zeppelin
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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User Reviews

Everyone thought this was going somewhere... but it wasn't.
8 December 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I really didn't like this movie. It wasn't funny, the storyline was boring and it lacked the humour the original Shrek movies excelled at. There was no emotion to it, the part which was supposed to be sad just wasn't, and it makes you wonder why they even made a Shrek the 3rd movie in the first place.

The jokes they used were dull, and the story was highly predictable. The storyline of Shrek going to find the next heir to the thrown was silly I thought, it is never even explained why Arthur is an Heir anyway.

This movie is boring and really rushed. They could have done a lot better, it's like they didn't even try at all.

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