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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:
... 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)
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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)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$160,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$121,629,270, 20 May 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$320,706,665, 5 August 2007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$798,958,162, 25 November 2011
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Trivia

This was Eddie Murphy's first animated film to be released by Paramount Pictures, the studio with which he had an exclusive contract early in his career. But in 2014, Paramount sold its distribution rights to the pre-2013 DreamWorks Animation theatrical library back to that company, who then licensed these rights to the company's current partner, 20th Century Fox, whose best-known association with Murphy is the Dr. Dolittle franchise. See more »

Goofs

Fiona and the other women launch their attack on the city of Far Far Away. The wall where the two guards stand in one shot is in full Sun then is in full shadow. Then is in full Sun again. 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 »

Connections

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

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Happy Birthday to You
Written by Mildred J. Hill (as Mildred Hill) & Patty S. Hill (as Patty Hill)
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my daughter really liked it; I was pleasantly surprised
15 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

I took my daughter, who is eight years old, to see this movie with a friend and she liked it a lot. she thought it was funny. Even though she saw the first two, she doesn't remember them, so she wasn't comparing it with the first two. The vote is my daughter's - a nine out of ten. I loved the first Shrek movie, but disliked the second. Since I had heard that this one wasn't going very good, I went with pretty low expectations, and was pleasantly surprised. I actually laughed out loud at a few parts and found that the story flowed. I never once thought to glance down at my watch; I was pretty well entertained throughout. Not that the plot was ingenious, on the contrary, it was the same old story, but it had some smartly humorous lines, which I appreciated. I would give it a five out of ten.


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