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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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Gary Trousdale, Raman Hui (co-director)

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Gary Trousdale (screenplay), Sean Bishop (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Myers ... Shrek (voice)
Cameron Diaz ... Princess Fiona (voice)
Antonio Banderas ... Puss in Boots (voice)
Kristen Schaal ... Sugar (voice)
Dean Edwards ... Donkey (voice)
Cody Cameron Cody Cameron ... Pinocchio / Three Pigs (voice)
Christopher Knights Christopher Knights ... Blind Mice (voice)
Conrad Vernon ... Gingerbread Man / Muffin Man (voice)
Aron Warner Aron Warner ... Wolf (voice)
Patty Cornell ... Creepy Clockwork Chorus (voice)
Susan Fitzer Susan Fitzer ... Creepy Clockwork Chorus (voice)
Sean Bishop Sean Bishop ... Geppetto / Prince Charming / The Cricket / Dwarves / Waffle (voice)
Miles Bakshi ... Ogre Baby (voice) (as Miles Christopher Bakshi)
Nina Zoe Bakshi Nina Zoe Bakshi ... Ogre Baby (voice)
Gabriel Basso ... 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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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Scared Shrekless See more »

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DreamWorks Animation See more »
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Quotes

Three Pigs: [as they run away after Gingy's story] Whee, whee, whee!
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References House of Wax (1953) See more »

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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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Great Fun for Horror Buffs
29 July 2012 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Scared Shrekless (2010)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Highly entertaining 21-minute short takes place on Halloween as Shrek proudly teaches his kids the proper way to scare people. This gets the "group" discussing how they might be able to scare Shrek and this is when donkey, the gingerbread man and Puss in Boots tell their scary stories. It seems some people thought that the later SHREK films weren't all that good but I must say that I found this short to be extremely good and I think it's so good that it'll probably appeal to more horror film buffs than actual SHREK fans. I say that because the film has some wonderfully clever homages to older films like PSYCHO and THE EXORCIST and I think both of them work tremendously well. The stuff dealing with Puss in Boots and PSYCHO were highly entertaining and especially when Donkey got involved. Another great moment happened when Shrek tells his story of a possessed Pinocchio. The animation, as you'd expect, is top-notch as are the vocal performances with everyone really giving it their all and delivering fun performances. Obviously there's nothing here too scary that kids won't be able to watch it but I do wonder how many young ones will recognize the films that are being paid homage to. Either way, adults and especially those who enjoy horror movies should really enjoy this.


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