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Scared Shrekless (2010)

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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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Country:

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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Trivia

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

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After Shrek finishes his story, Pinocchio claims that it wasn't him Shrek was talking about. Yet when Shrek shows him his 'conscience' he screams and runs away; indicating that it was him. Therefore, when Pinocchio said 'Uh that wasn't me. I've never had any bugs in my head', he was lying. Therefore his nose should have grown when he said it; as it did near the beginning of the film when he said 'Hey! I worked hard on this costume!' See more »

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Spoofs Psycho (1960) See more »

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Though well-made, you wonder how much longer they can exploit the franchise...
12 November 2011 | by MartinHaferSee 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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