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Shrek 2 (2004)

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Shrek and Fiona travel to the Kingdom of Far Far Away, where Fiona's parents are King and Queen, to celebrate their marriage. When they arrive, they find they are not as welcome as they thought they would be.

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William Steig (based upon the book by), Andrew Adamson (story by) | 9 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Myers ... Shrek (voice)
Eddie Murphy ... Donkey (voice)
Cameron Diaz ... Princess Fiona (voice)
Julie Andrews ... Queen (voice)
Antonio Banderas ... Puss In Boots (voice)
John Cleese ... King (voice)
Rupert Everett ... Prince Charming (voice)
Jennifer Saunders ... Fairy Godmother (voice)
Aron Warner Aron Warner ... Wolf (voice)
Kelly Asbury ... Page / Elf / Nobleman / Nobleman's Son (voice)
Cody Cameron Cody Cameron ... Pinocchio / Three Pigs (voice)
Conrad Vernon ... Gingerbread Man / Cedric / Announcer / Muffin Man / Mongo (voice)
Christopher Knights Christopher Knights ... Blind Mouse (voice)
David P. Smith David P. Smith ... Herald / Man with Box (voice)
Mark Moseley ... Mirror / Dresser (voice)
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Storyline

Shrek (Mike Myers) has rescued Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz), got married, and now is time to meet the parents. Shrek, Fiona, and Donkey (Eddie Murphy) set off to Far, Far Away to meet Fiona's mother and father. But not everyone is happy. Shrek and King Harold (John Cleese) find it hard to get along, and there's tension in the marriage. It's not just the family who are unhappy. Prince Charming (Rupert Everett) returns from a failed attempt at rescuing Fiona, and works alongside his mother, the Fairy Godmother (Jennifer Saunders), to try and find a way to get Shrek away from Fiona. Written by Film_Fan

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some crude humor, a brief substance reference and some suggestive content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In the U.K. version, the voices of Larry King and Joan Rivers were replaced by home-grown television presenters Jonathan Ross, and Kate Thornton, though King and Rivers are still credited. See more »

Goofs

When the King rides into the Poison Apple, his hood is brown and his horse is black. In the next shot, the hood and horse swap colors, and in the next shot after that, the colors swap back. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Prince Charming: Once upon a time, in a kingdom far, far away, the king and queen were blessed with a beautiful baby girl, and throughout the land everyone was happy, until the sun went down, and they saw that their daughter was cursed with a frightful enchantment that took hold each and every night. Desperate, they sought the help of a fairy godmother, who had them lock the young princess away in a tower, there to await the kiss of the handsome Prince Charming. It was he who would chance the ...
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Crazy Credits

In Memory of William Steig 1907-2003 See more »

Alternate Versions

In some versions, the words 'crusade wound' are replaced with 'hunting wound'. The Dialogue Change is Audibly Noticeable. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now
Written by Jerry Cohen, Gene McFadden & John Whitehead
Performed by Eddie Murphy
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Why I Liked 'Shrek 2' Better
19 March 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

I much preferred this sequel, even though I also liked the original, too, as millions of other viewers - kids and adults - did. This second edition, to me, was better than the first one for the following reasons:

1 - A faster-paced story; 2 - Better colors, just gorgeous with a 3-D effect in spots; 3 - another great combination of humor, adventure and romance; 4 - no one segment of the story overstayed its welcome; 5 - Eddie Murphy's character wasn't played up as much, meaning less abrasive shouting in this film; 6 - a genuine touching ending which left the viewer very satisfied.

Some of these qualities were all there in abundance in first Shrek, too, but the package was more complete here. It was softer, kindler, gentler Shrek film than the first. Murphy is a funny guy but his incessant talking can get on anyone's nerves, but with less to say, that didn't happen in this sequel.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$108,037,878, 23 May 2004

Gross USA:

$441,226,247

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$928,760,770
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1.85 : 1
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