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When his new father-in-law, King Harold falls ill, Shrek is looked at as the heir to the land of Far, Far Away. Not one to give up his beloved swamp, Shrek recruits his friends Donkey and Puss in Boots to install the rebellious Artie as the new king. Princess Fiona, however, rallies a band of royal girlfriends to fend off a coup d'etat by the jilted Prince Charming.

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Cast

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Shrek (voice)
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Donkey (voice)
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Princess Fiona (voice)
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Puss in Boots (voice)
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Queen (voice)
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King (voice)
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Prince Charming (voice)
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Merlin (voice)
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Artie (voice)
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Evil Queen (voice)
Cody Cameron ...
Pinocchio / Three Pigs (voice)
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Doris (voice)
Christopher Knights ...
Blind Mice / Heckler / Evil Tree #2 / Guard #2 (voice)
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Lancelot (voice)
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Captain Hook (voice)
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Storyline

When Fiona's father and King of Far Far Away passes away, the clumsy Shrek becomes the immediate successor of the throne. However, Shrek decides to find the legitimate heir Artie in a distant kingdom with his friends Donkey and Puss in Boots to be able return to his beloved house in the swamp with the pregnant Fiona. Meanwhile, the envious and ambitious Prince Charming joins the villains of the fairytales plotting a coup d'état to become the new king. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some crude humor, suggestive content and swashbuckling action | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 May 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Shrek 3  »

Box Office

Budget:

$160,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£16,671,727 (UK) (29 June 2007)

Gross:

£38,079,462 (UK) (24 August 2007)
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From a list of stats reported in Famous magazine:
  • It took 1,000,000 man-hours to complete the film with a crew size of 150
  • Of the 4,500 costumes that were designed for the film only 2,500 actually made it into the final cut.
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  • There are 23 key fairy tale characters that appear through out the film and a total of 4,378 generic characters that were available for the animators to pull from library when making crowd scenes.
  • 62,173 branches per tree with 191,545 leaves per tree.
  • As for bricks there are 1,602 bricks making up the docks and 3,196 bricks making up the sewer walls the Princesses use as escape.
  • A total of 60 new "environments" were created for the movie.
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Goofs

In the scene before the play sequence towards the end of the movie, the first shot is a wide shot showing the castle in the background with the path in front of it with Donkey, Puss, the Three Pigs, Pinocchio, Gingy and the Wolf just off to the right. The path is completely empty, and there is no sign of Artie in the shots of the path showing it behind the characters, yet seconds later, Artie suddenly appears on it. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Prince Charming: Onward, Chauncey! To the highest room of the tallest tower, where my princess awaits rescue by the handsome Prince Charming!
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Crazy Credits

During the beginning of the credits, Donkey and Puss dance and sing "Thank You (Falletin Me Be Mice Elf Again)" while they and the ogre triplets interact with the actors' names, which are in the shape of sticks, stitched onto stuffed animals, hung from a mobile, etc. See more »

Connections

Featured in Go' morgen Danmark: Episode dated 31 August 2007 (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Live and Let Die
Written by Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney
Performed by Denny Laine
Courtesy of MPL Communications, Inc.
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Is the perfect "Ordinary Sequel"....

The "year of the sequels" is on us and I go from sequel to sequel lots things are getting clearer to me, I'm finally coming to grasp with the "all-prevalent and many yet to come" SEQUELS.

Broadly speaking there a 4 kinds of sequels.

1)Based on epics where the story is long with lots of characters and stories, these usually have the problem of too much content and are the easiest to handle. (ex star wars, lotr, matrix?).

2)Based on legendary characters and their adventures, these are somewhat more difficult but can always work by changing the plot every time (ex Indiana Jones,die hard,rush hour, ANACONDA, load of B movies like TREMORS).

3)comic book and video game sequels (self explanatory).

4)Exploitation sequels these are the toughest to handle and are as difficult to understand as the title I've given them.Based on the concept of extracting the maximum from a one off concept the got much bigger than anticipated, the original succeeded on multiple factors (Story, character, plot, concept, big action scene etc) which makes making sequels difficult but still lucrative. (Ex SHREK, potc, SPEED,ice age, JURRASIC PARK (multitype but the 3rd and maybe 4th fit here).

This being an exploitation sequel the movie is quite clear.

1)ONly some characters were developed in the original so way to much extra billing has been given to people that were once only side jokes (the loads of fairytale people).

2)The plot is razor thin and weak and the very base on which the first one was made (spoof of the fairy tales) is now lost.

3)The jokes are getting stale (how many ugly ogre, farting and gingerbread jokes can you have?).

4)They had enough content for 1 movie they pulled of a very good second one, that kind of confidence is not good.

5)Demographics take the front seat, adults, teens, fans, children, blacks, whites, etc etc everyone has been taken into account.

Still this movie has its plus points.

1)The main characters are still hilarious and you have lots of funny moments especially from Donkey and Puss in boots who are the stars of the film.

2)The fatherhood track is really really funny.

3)Chilren really seemed to really enjoy this movie although the demographically pleasing content is clearly unsuitable for children.

4)The movie is short and sweet and really funny in pieces, if a dozen teasers were made they would all be funny.

IT HAS BEEN BROADLY ACCEPTED THAT I HAVE THE MENTAL AGE OF A 12 YR OLD AND ME NOT FINDING THE SPARK IN A MOVIE MADE FOR MY AGE GROUP IS A PROBLEM.

The complete package is ordinary at best except if watched with children which pushes it up-to good or even very good.

Watch only if your a fan OR in a very good mood and "SEQUEL PREPARED".

Keep low expectations and you may just meet or exceed them.

-s typical exploitation sequel, LACKS THE SPARK, many jokes are stale.

+/-s puss in boots and donkey given major billing (i like them).

+s funny in pieces (though not as good as a whole), SUPERB GRAPHICS, short and sweet, VERY GOOD FOR CHILDREN.

total 5/10 ( just fell below expectations (after factoring in sequel), with children and correct company may even reach a 7).

PS ANS TO MY QUESTION HOW MANY GINGERBREAD FARTING ETC JOKES CAN YOU HAVE? NOT ENOUGH APPARENTLY THE 4 TH SHREK IS ON ITS WAY.


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