Shrek 2

Shrek 2

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Director: Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, Conrad Vernon

Cast: Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, Conrad Vernon, Mike Myers

     
 

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The cranky beast with a heart of gold returns to the big screen in this sequel to the computer-animated smash hit Shrek. After massive green ogre Shrek (voice of Mike Myers) and his new bride, Princess Fiona (voice of Cameron Diaz), return from their honeymoon, they receive anSee more details below

Overview

The cranky beast with a heart of gold returns to the big screen in this sequel to the computer-animated smash hit Shrek. After massive green ogre Shrek (voice of Mike Myers) and his new bride, Princess Fiona (voice of Cameron Diaz), return from their honeymoon, they receive an invitation to visit Fiona's parents, King Harold (voice of John Cleese) and Queen Lillian (voice of Julie Andrews), who are the monarchs of The Land Far, Far Away. However, the king and queen are more than a bit alarmed to discover their new son-in-law is a monster the color of algae, and that their daughter's little problem with a magical spell gone wrong has turned into a full-time skin condition. Certain this isn't the sort of "happily ever after" they dreamed of for their daughter, King Harold decides to take Shrek out of the picture and return Fiona to her former beauty with the help of Prince Charming (voice of Rupert Everett), the Fairy Godmother (voice of Jennifer Saunders), and ogre-slaying feline Puss in Boots (voice of Antonio Banderas). Shrek 2 also features the voice of Eddie Murphy returning as Donkey, as well as Larry King as an Ugly Stepsister.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
A star is born in Shrek 2! It's Puss in Boots, voiced with suave and swashbuckling bravado by Antonio Banderas. Not since the 1947 Warner Bros. cartoon "Little Orphan Airedale" has the "soulful eyes routine" been used to such devastatingly funny effect. Puss, a would-be assassin hired to dispatch our not-so-jolly green ogre, effortlessly steals every scene he's in. He also revitalizes the Shrek franchise. Hopefully, a spin-off is in the works (until then, he hosts the bonus features portion of the DVD edition). Shrek 2 continues Shrek and Fiona's fairy-tale romance beyond "happy-ever-after." The original voice cast return in their triumphant signature roles: Mike Myers and Cameron Diaz as the honeymooners, and Eddie Murphy as the loquacious but lovable Donkey. New to the story are Fiona's disapproving royal parents (John Cleese, Julie Andrews) and the vengeful Fairy Godmother (Jennifer Saunders), who schemes for her son, Prince Charming (Rupert Everett), to take Fiona for his wife. While not as emotionally satisfying as the original, Shrek 2 is just as funny; brimming with in-jokes, pop-culture references, and movie and TV spoofs ranging from The Little Mermaid to Cops. Having thoroughly punked Disney in the first film, Shrek 2 skewers Hollywood and Beverly Hills, rendered here as "Far, Far Away," a riot of boutiques (Abercrombie & Witch, Pewtery Barn) and red-carpet galas. Shrek 2 -- 2004's biggest box-office hit -- invites repeated viewings to catch all the jokes. But it's the extras that truly make this DVD an enchanting, play-it-again experience. Topping the dance party on the first Shrek DVD is the talent contest "Far, Far Away Idol," starring the one and only Simon Cowell.
All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
Where the original Shrek was stuffed to the breaking point with jokes and bits of business, Shrek 2 has a much more relaxed tone. The most notable improvement this film makes over its predecessor, aside from the sophistication of the animation, is the belief the filmmakers have in the material. To be sure, the jokes are plentiful, but none of them feel as desperate as some of the material in Shrek. The biggest problem with the sequel, though, is that the film just is not funny enough. There are few big laughs in the film because the screenwriters have elected to tell a story that is rather intricate in its emotional deceptions. Where the first film's plot existed so that the endless string of bits could be played out, Shrek 2 actually aims for real poignancy, sentimentality, and character development. Had the filmmakers created characters with more complexity, or figured out how to make the film funnier, they could have topped the original. Instead they have made a film that is on occasion rather dull. Only Eddie Murphy as Donkey and Antonio Banderas as a swashbuckling rogue cat retain the energy of the first Shrek. They get just about all of the best moments, although Rupert Everett hits all the right notes as the very vain and very spoiled Prince Charming. These characters exhibit the best aspects of the anarchic spirit that helped make the first film a blockbuster. Undoubtedly, there will be a third Shrek film, and if they match the comedy of the first with the confidence of the second, DreamWorks will have made the best animated film in its short history.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/01/2011
UPC:
0097361455648
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
PG
Source:
Dreamworks Animated
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen, 3D]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
3:06:00
Format:
3D
Sales rank:
27,225

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mike Myers Shrek
Eddie Murphy Donkey
Cameron Diaz Princess Fiona
Julie Andrews Queen Lillian
Antonio Banderas Puss In Boots
John Cleese King Harold
Rupert Everett Prince Charming
Jennifer Saunders Fairy Godmother
Larry King Ugly Stepsister
Conrad Vernon Gingerbread Man/Cedric/Announcer/Muffin Man/ Mongo
Aron Warner Wolf
Kelly Asbury Page/Elf/Nobleman/Nobleman's Son
Cody Cameron Pinocchio/Three Pigs
Christopher Knights Blind Mouse
David P. Smith Herald/Man with Box
Mark Moseley Mirror/Dresser
Kelly Cooney Fast Food Clerk (Voice)
Wendy Bilanski Bar Frog
Guillaume Aretos receptionist
Chris Miller Humphries/Magic Mirror
Latifa Ouaou Doll/Jill
Alina Phelan Maiden #1/ Generic Female #2
Erika Thomas Maiden #2
Joan Rivers Joan Rivers
Andrew Adamson Captain of the Guards
Lisbeth Scott Singer

Technical Credits
Andrew Adamson Director,Original Story,Screenwriter
Kelly Asbury Director
Conrad Vernon Director
Edip Agi Animator
Michael Andrews Editor
Guillaume Aretos Production Designer
Anna Behlmer Sound Mixer
Linda Bel Animator
Jeremy Bernstein Animator
Wolf-Rudiger Bloss Animator
Jim Bogios Songwriter
Patrick Bonneau Animator
David Bryson Songwriter
Dave Burgess Animator
Darrin Butts Animator
Jaime Andres Castaneda Animator
Kristen D. Chidel Production Designer
Kenny Chung Animator
Melanie Cordan Animator
Nick Craven Animator
Cassidy Curtis Animator
Lou Dellarosa Animator
Stephen F. Dobbs Animator
Robert Espanto Domingo Animator
Randy Dormans Animator
Chris Douridas Musical Direction/Supervision
Adam Duritz Songwriter
Craig Edelblut Set Decoration/Design
Monika Erande Animator
Sim Evan-Jones Editor
Leslee Feldman Casting
Raffaella Filipponi Animator
Oliver Finkelde Animator
Nathan Fok Animator
Emile Ghorayeb Animator
Enrique Navarete Gil Animator
Charles Gillingham Songwriter
Lee Graft Animator
Antony Gray Animator
Harry Gregson-Williams Score Composer
Mariko Hoshi Animator
James R. Hull Animator
Ethan Hurd Animator
David Immergluck Songwriter
Manu Ittina Animator
Jeffrey K. Joe Animator
Jeffrey Katzenberg Executive Producer
Tim Keenan Animator
Morgan Kelly Animator
Kavita Khosla Animator
Richard Sanguoon Kim Animator
Heather Knight Animator
Kevin Koch Animator
Marek Kochout Animator
Robert Kosai Animator
Serguei Kouchnerov Animator
Eric Lessard Animator
David Lipman Producer
Philip K. Livingston Animator
Sean Mahoney Animator
Matthew Mallery Songwriter
Sean McLaughlin Animator
Alan Meyerson Sound Mixer
Bill Miller Animator
Ken Morrissey Animator
Isis Mussenden Costumes/Costume Designer
Luci Napier Animator
Andy Nelson Sound Mixer
Julie Nelson Animator
Kevin O'Hara Animator
Van Phan Animator
Steve Pilcher Art Director
Mark Pudleiner Animator
Damo Riesberg Animator
Pres Romanillos Animator
Carlos Rosas Animator
Trish Schutz-Krause Animator
Kevan Shorey Animator
Simon J. Smith Consultant/advisor
Jason Spencer-Galsworthy Animator
David Spivack Animator
Sean Springer Animator
J. David Stem Screenwriter
Joe Stillman Screenwriter
Thomas Paul Thesen Animator
Randy Thom Sound/Sound Designer
Kevin Vassey Animator
Don Venhaus Animator
Dan Vickrey Songwriter
Dan Wagner Animator
Chris Wahl Animator
Aron Warner Producer
Robert Weaver Animator
David N. Weiss Screenwriter
Paul Wescott Set Decoration/Design
Sean White Animator
John H. Williams Producer
Kali Winata Animator
Ken Yao Animator

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Shrek 2
1. Chapter 1 [2:32]
2. Chapter 2 [6:08]
3. Chapter 3 [2:31]
4. Chapter 4 [7:55]
5. Chapter 5 [8:03]
6. Chapter 6 [3:10]
7. Chapter 7 [2:13]
8. Chapter 8 [8:07]
9. Chapter 9 [7:21]
10. Chapter 10 [4:22]
11. Chapter 11 [3:51]
12. Chapter 12 [4:22]
13. Chapter 13 [2:52]
14. Chapter 14 [1:22]
15. Chapter 15 [:49]
16. Chapter 16 [1:33]
17. Chapter 17 [3:27]
18. Chapter 18 [3:29]
19. Chapter 19 [4:21]
20. Chapter 20 [3:26]

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