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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Myers ... Shrek (voice)
Eddie Murphy ... Donkey (voice)
Cameron Diaz ... Princess Fiona (voice)
Antonio Banderas ... Puss in Boots (voice)
Julie Andrews ... Queen (voice)
John Cleese ... King (voice)
Rupert Everett ... Prince Charming (voice)
Eric Idle ... Merlin (voice)
Justin Timberlake ... Artie (voice)
Susanne Blakeslee ... Evil Queen (voice)
Cody Cameron Cody Cameron ... Pinocchio / Three Pigs (voice)
Larry King ... Doris (voice)
Christopher Knights Christopher Knights ... Blind Mice / Heckler / Evil Tree #2 / Guard #2 (voice)
John Krasinski ... Lancelot (voice)
Ian McShane ... 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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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shrek 3 See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$160,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$121,629,270, 20 May 2007

Gross USA:

$322,719,944

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$804,438,141
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The only film in the franchise to not have a "storybook" opening. See more »

Goofs

In the scene before the play sequence towards the end of the movie, the first shot is a wide shot showing the castle in the background with the path in front of it with Donkey, Puss, the Three Pigs, Pinocchio, Gingy and the Wolf just off to the right. The path is completely empty, and there is no sign of Artie in the shots of the path showing it behind the characters, yet seconds later, Artie suddenly appears on it. 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

The opening Dreamworks Animation logo is covered by clouds. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the TV version, the line "And you, my friend, are royally screwed" was replaced with a horn sound. See more »

Connections

Spin-off Shrek the Halls (2007) See more »

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As good as it gets, for the third in a series.
20 May 2007 | by JWJanneckSee all my reviews

There is good things and bad things about this movie, but I'd say that to its credit the main problem with it was unavoidable---it's the third in a series, and the main idea has been used twice already, is familiar to everyone, and the freshness of it is gone. For some franchises, the pain starts already in the second (Men in Black comes to mind, or Analyze That), when really nothing is added to an original (and initially surprising) premise, and it is merely milked for what it's worth, with usually sad results.

I don't think that was the case with Shrek 2, and neither is it with The Third---the writers still find enough interesting and original ideas to weave into the story, they use the old characters to good effect and add interesting new characters to provide some novelty. The dialog is up to the (high) standards of its two predecessors, and the animation is stunning.

All in all, even though it won't set new standards for animated features like the original Shrek might have, Shrek the Third is an entertaining movie that delivers what it promises---a good time with the titular hero and his friends (and family), nothing more, but also nothing less.


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