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Shrek the Third (2007)

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Reluctantly designated as the heir to the land of Far, Far Away, Shrek hatches a plan to install the rebellious Artie as the new king while Princess Fiona tries to fend off a coup d'état by the jilted Prince Charming.

Directors:

Chris Miller, Raman Hui (co-director)

Writers:

Jeffrey Price (screenplay by), Peter S. Seaman (screenplay by) | 4 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 5 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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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 King Harold (John Cleese) of Far, Far Away dies, the clumsy Shrek (Mike Myers) becomes the immediate successor of the throne. However, Shrek decides to find the legitimate heir Artie (Justin Timberlake) in a distant kingdom with his friends Donkey (Eddie Murphy) and Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas) to be able return to his beloved house in the swamp with the pregnant Fiona (Cameron Diaz). Meanwhile, the envious and ambitious Prince Charming (Rupert Everett) 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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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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Trivia

This is the only Shrek movie where Shrek doesn't growl at anyone. 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

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

Referenced in Cinematic Excrement: RoboCop 3 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

I've Never Been to Me
Written by Ken Hirsch & Ronald Miller
Performed by Nancy Wilson
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Enjoyable, but pales in comparison to the first two movies.
12 May 2009 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I enjoyed Shrek the Third, but I found a lot of it very disappointing as well. The plot is very contrived, and has been done better many times before. The script, has a number of very bright spots, but is dull in comparison to two very good predecessors. It just goes to show how sequels are nearly always inferior to the original. In fact, the only sequels that surpass their original is Toy Story 2, Home Alone 2 and Garfield 2. There is a very funny scene with Donkey and Puss in Boots having a sort of body swap, and Donkey doing that priceless innocent eye look. But that is pretty much it, though girls may delight in Fiona and all the fairytale princesses having some sort of princess reunion. The animation is mostly well done, and the voice talents are very good indeed, especially Eddie Murphy and Antonio Banderas. However, the film, which showed a lot of promise, is undermined by a contrived storyline and an uneven script. All in all, enjoyable, but it could have been much better. 6.5/10 Bethany Cox.


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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:

$813,367,380
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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