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Shrek 2 [2004] (1 disc)
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Director:Andrew Adamson
Conrad Vernon
Kelly Asbury
Writer:Andrew Adamson
David N. Weiss
J. David Stem
Joe Stillman
Composer:Harry Gregson-Williams
Length:92 minutes
(1 hour 32 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Suggested Event Use:April Fools
Sorting Category:Fantasy
IMDB Rating:7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:89%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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  • Comedy
  • Fantasy
  • Kids
  • Family
  • CG
  • Action
  • Romance
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Synopsis: Shrek heads out to Far Far Away with Donkey and his new bride to meet the in-laws.


Reaction: A more involved story than the first rather straight-forward tale. The addition of Puss in Boots helps this one out immensely.


Personal Rating: 8/10

Select Cast and Crew
Andrew Adamson => Director / Writer
Conrad Vernon => Director / Muffin Man / Announcer / Cedric / Gingerbread Man / Mongo
Kelly Asbury => Director / Elf / Page / Nobleman's Son / Nobleman
David N. Weiss => Writer
J. David Stem => Writer
Joe Stillman => Writer
Harry Gregson-Williams => Composer
William Steig => Book 'Shrek'
Antonio Banderas => Puss In Boots
Aron Warner => Wolf
Cameron Diaz => Princess Fiona
Chris Miller => Humphries / Magic Mirror
Christopher Knights => Blind Mouse
Cody Cameron => Three Pigs / Pinocchio
David P. Smith => Man with Box / Herald
Eddie Murphy => Donkey
Jennifer Saunders => Fairy Godmother
Joan Rivers => Joan Rivers
John Cleese => King
Julie Andrews => Queen
Larry King => Ugly Stepsister
Mark Moseley => Dresser / Mirror
Mike Myers => Shrek
Rupert Everett => Prince Charming

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • While Larry King lent his voice to episodes of [The Simpsons], this was the first time that he voiced a character other than himself in an animated movie or television series.
  • Puss-in-Boots, an orange tabby, says, "I hate Mondays." A clear reference to Garfield the Cat, a fat orange tabby, who also constantly says "I hate Mondays."
  • This was the first sequel ever nominated for an Oscar as Best Animated Feature.
  • The gigantic Gingerbread Man that storms the castle of Far Far Away, is a reference to the "Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man" from Ghost Busters.
  • The potion the fairy godmother gives to the King to make Fiona fall in love with the first man she kisses is labeled "IX", making the bottle "Love Potion Number 9".
  • An initial story concept was to have Fiona's father, King Harold, appear nude throughout the film, as in "The Emperor's New Clothes".
  • John Cleese and Julie Andrews recorded most of their scenes together at the same time, an unusual practice for an animated film.
  • The producers swear that when they decided to put a Sir Justin (Justin Timberlake) poster above Princess Fiona's bed, they had no idea that Cameron Diaz had just started dating the singer in real life.
  • As donkey passes out he says, "I'm Coming Elizabeth," a reference to Fred Sanford from the sitcom [Sanford and Son].
  • When the King of Far Far Away (John Cleese) excuses himself to go speak to the Fairy Godmother, he refers to his old injury from the crusades acting up. This is a reference to Basil Fawlty's (also Cleese) "old war wound" acting up as an excuse for his actions in the series [Fawlty Towers].