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Scared Shrekless (2010)

Shrek gets in the Halloween spirit by challenging his fairytale friends to come up with scary stories for a contest. But the gang learn that they'll have to spend the night in Lord Farquaad's haunted castle before the winner is named.

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Shrek (voice)
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Princess Fiona (voice)
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Puss in Boots (voice)
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Sugar (voice)
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Donkey (voice)
Cody Cameron ...
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Geppetto / Prince Charming / The Cricket / Dwarves / Waffle (voice)
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Ogre Baby (voice) (as Miles Christopher Bakshi)
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Ogre Baby (voice)
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Teenager #1 (voice) (as Louis Gabriel Basso III)
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Shrek gets in the Halloween spirit by challenging his fairytale friends to come up with scary stories for a contest. But the gang learn that they'll have to spend the night in Lord Farquaad's haunted castle before the winner is named.

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Trivia

This is the only canon Shrek story where Eddie Murphy does not voice the character "Donkey" See more »

Goofs

When Shrek returns to his house and the others try to scare him, the Three Little Pigs can be seen standing behind Puss In Boots who is in front of the door. However, as the camera then cuts around the house focusing on the individual characters, the pigs are seen standing on and in front of Shrek's armchair. See more »

Quotes

Shrek: Oh, wow. Terrifying. I don't know how I'm gonna sleep now.
Princess Fiona: Happy Halloween, everyone.
Donkey: Oh, man.
Gingerbread Man: [to Donkey] I thought you said this was gonna scare 'em.
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Connections

Follows Shrek the Halls (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Welcome to Duloc (creepy reprise)
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Music by Mike Himelstein
Lyrics by Gary Trousdale and Sean Bishop
Performed by Patty Cornell and Susan Fitzer
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Though well-made, you wonder how much longer they can exploit the franchise...
12 November 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I marvel at how much Dreamworks has exploited their Shrek franchise. I mean, how many movies, specials and short films can they make until enough is enough? While I clearly am worried about the future of the series, I must admit that despite everything, "Scared Shrekless" clearly has gorgeous CGI. So, despite being a short and having a substitute voice for Fiona, it is still amazingly nice to look at and features a lot of what made the other films enjoyable.

The episode is set at Halloween. Many of the old storybook characters come to Shrek's house to celebrate and tell scary stories. The Gingerbread Man tells a story about his mate--how he and a crazed baker made what SEEMED like the perfect partner. But, things go awry and the story is frighteningly cute. Then, Puss tells a story that is clearly inspired by "Psycho". But, again and again, Donkey keeps interrupting the story--making a mess of it and forcing Puss to tell what REALLY happened. Finally, Shrek tells a story he says is a cute version of "The Exorcist".

All in all, I was surprised that I enjoyed this film as much as I did. All three stories were very enjoyable and worth seeing...surprise! Nice, light viewing for the entire family.


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