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Shrek Forever After [2010] (1 disc)

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Director:Mike Mitchell
Writer:Darren Lemke
Josh Klausner
Composer:Harry Gregson-Williams
Length:93 minutes
(1 hour 33 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Suggested Event Use:April Fools
Sorting Category:Fantasy
IMDB Rating:6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:58%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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  • Fantasy
  • CG
  • Action
  • Kids
  • Family
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Synopsis: Rumpelstiltskin tricks a mid-life crisis burdened Shrek into allowing himself to be erased from existence and cast in a dark alternate timeline where Rumpel rules supreme.


Reaction: The use of the "It's a Wonderful Life" storyline here is not particularly inspired, but used a bit uniquely. It's not a bad showing, but definitely doesn't beg a sequel.


Personal Rating: 6/10

Select Cast and Crew
Mike Mitchell => Director / Ogre Naysayer / Camp Ogre / Butter Pants (voice) / Tour Guide / Witch Guard #2 / Baba Witch /Melty Witch
Darren Lemke => Writer
Josh Klausner => Writer
Harry Gregson-Williams => Composer
William Steig => Book 'Shrek'
Antonio Banderas => Puss in Boots (voice)
Aron Warner => Wolf (voice)
Cameron Diaz => Princess Fiona (voice)
Chris Miller => Magic Mirror / Royal Messenger / Geppetto (voice)
Christopher Knights => Blind Mice (voice)
Cody Cameron => Pinocchio / Three Pigs (voice)
Conrad Vernon => Gingerbread Man (voice)
Craig Robinson => Cookie (voice)
Eddie Murphy => Donkey (voice)
Frank Welker => Dragon / Animals (voice) (uncredited)
Jane Lynch => Gretched (voice)
John Cleese => King Harold (voice)
Jon Hamm => Brogan (voice)
Julie Andrews => Queen (voice)
Kathy Griffin => Wagon Witch #1 (voice) / Dancing Witch
Kristen Schaal => Pumpkin Witch / Palace Witch (voice)
Lake Bell => Wagon Witch #2 (voice) / Patrol Witch
Larry King => Doris (voice)
Mary Kay Place => Guard Witch (voice)
Meredith Vieira => Broomsy Witch (voice)
Mike Myers => Shrek (voice)
Regis Philbin => Mabel (voice)
Ryan Seacrest => Father of Butter Pants (voice)
Walt Dohrn => Priest / Rumpelstiltskin / Krekraw Ogre (voice)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • At the very beginning of the movie, the sign for the trailer park where Rumpelstiltskin lives has the inscription "Abandon all hope ye who enter here", which is what is said to be on the gates of Hell, according to the English translation of [?] Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy.
  • As the head of story, Walt Dohrn would perform all the voices during storyboard meetings. No other actors came close to matching the voice he had come up with for Rumpelstiltskin and so he was cast.
  • Rumpelstiltskin appears briefly in Shrek the Third, but looks very different there (wide-brimmed hat, trimmed beard, mustache and sideburns, different facial features) and is voiced by a different actor.
  • This is not Pied Piper's first appearance. He also appears briefly in Shrek. He can be seen when Shrek first finds all the fairy tale creatures in his swamp, fluting dozens of rats. He looks very different and is wearing red clothing instead of black.
  • The flute solos played by the Pied Piper we're played by [?] Jeremy Steig, a well-known jazz flutist. He is also the son of William Steig, the author of the original [Shrek] books.
  • One of Rumpelstiltskin's witch cronies is named "Baba", after the witch from Slavic/Russian folklore Baba Yaga.