Shrek 2

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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 ...
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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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Special Features

Filmmakers' commentaries; "Meet Puss in Boots" featurette; "Meet the Cast of Shrek 2 featurette; "The Tech of Shrek 2 featurette; surprise alternative ending; technical goofs; and more.
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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: 11/5/2004
  • UPC: 678149087321
  • Original Release: 2004
  • Rating:

  • Source: Dreamworks Animated
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: Fran├žais
  • Time: 1:32:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 24,153

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mike Myers Voice Only
Eddie Murphy Voice Only
Cameron Diaz Voice Only
Julie Andrews Voice Only
Antonio Banderas Voice Only
John Cleese Voice Only
Rupert Everett Voice Only
Jennifer Saunders Voice Only
Larry King Voice Only
Conrad Vernon Voice Only
Aron Warner Voice Only
Kelly Asbury Voice Only
Cody Cameron Voice Only
Christopher Knights Voice Only
David P. Smith Voice Only
Mark Moseley Voice Only
Kelly Cooney Voice Only
Wendy Bilanski Voice Only
Guillaume Aretos Voice Only
Chris Miller Voice Only
Latifa Ouaou Voice Only
Alina Phelan Voice Only
Erika Thomas Voice Only
Joan Rivers Voice Only
Andrew Adamson Voice Only
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, 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 Jr. 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

Side #1 --
1. Chapter 1
2. Chapter 2
3. Chapter 3
4. Chapter 4
5. Chapter 5
6. Chapter 6
7. Chapter 7
8. Chapter 8
9. Chapter 9
10. Chapter 10
11. Chapter 11
12. Chapter 12
13. Chapter 13
14. Chapter 14
15. Chapter 15
16. Chapter 16
17. Chapter 17
18. Chapter 18
19. Chapter 19
20. Chapter 20
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Far Far Away Idol
      Play Far Far Away Idol
      Cast Your Vote for the Winner Now!
      Far Far Away Idol Printables
         Requirements
   Scene Index
   Help
   Special Features
      The Tech of Shrek 2
      Meet the Cast
      Meet Puss in Boots
      The Music of Shrek 2
      Technical Goofs
      Previews
      Far Far Away Times
      Cast
         Mike Myers
         Eddie Murphy
         Cameron Diaz
         Antonio Banderas
         Julie Andrews
         John Cleese
         Rupert Everett
         Jennifer Saunders
      Filmmakers
         Andrew Adamson
         Kelly Asbury
         Conrad Vernon
         Aron Warner
         David Lipman
         John H. Williams
         Jeffrey Katzenberg
         Joe Stillman
         J. David Stem & David N. Weiss
         Harry Gregson-Williams
         Chris Douridas
         Michael Andrews
         Sim Evan-Jones
         Guillaume Aretos
         Ken Bielenberg
         Philippe Gluckman
         Steve Pilcher
         Raman Hui
         Tim Cheung
         James Baxter
         Isis Mussenden
      Production Notes
      Filmmakers' Commentaries
         View the Film With Commentary by Directors Kelly Asbury and Conrad Vernon.: On
         View the Film With Commentary by Directors Kelly Asbury and Conrad Vernon.: Off
         View the Film With Commentary by Producer Aron Warner and Editor Mike Andrews.: On
         View the Film With Commentary by Producer Aron Warner and Editor Mike Andrews.: Off
   Play Movie
   DreamWorks Kids
      Far Far Away Idol
         Play Far Far Away Idol
         Cast Your Vote for the Winner Now!
         Far Far Away Idol Printables
            Requirements
      Shrek's Music Room
         Fiona's Jukebox
            Accidentally in Love
            Funkytown
            Fairy Godmother Song
            Little Drop of Poison
            I Need Some Sleep
            Ever Fallen in Love
            Changes
            People Ain't No Good
            Holding Out for a Hero
            Livin' la Vida Loca
            Holding Out for a Hero
            You're So True
            As Lovers Go
         Sing-Along With Fairy Godmother
         Music Video: "Accidentally in Love" by Counting Crows
      Favorite Scenes
         Gross Out!
            In the Mud Tub: Play Scene
            Burping at Dinner: Play Scene
            Potion: Play Scene
         Donkey
            Carriage Ride: Play Scene
            Donkey Babies: Play Scene
            Stallion Baby!: Play Scene
         Shrek & Fiona
            Honeymoon: Play Scene
            Far Far Away Arrival: Play Scene
            Happily Ever After: Play Scene
         Puss in Boots
            Mystery Man for Hire: Play Scene
            Forest Ambush: Play Scene
            Stealing the Potion: Play Scene
         Laugh Out Loud!
            Dinner Scene: Play Scene
            Knights!: Play Scene
            Dungeon Break: Play Scene
      Gingy's House of Games
         Interactive Map of Far Far Away
            Explore Map
         Find Puss in Boots
            Start Game
         Save Fiona!
            Start Game
      Shrek 2 Web Links
         Requirements
      Printables
         Requirements
   New From DreamWorks Animation
   Audio Options
      English 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround
      English 2.0 Dolby Digital Surround
      French 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround
      Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital Surround
      Filmmakers' Commentary: On
         View the Film With Commentary by Directors Kelly Asbury and Conrad Vernon.: On
         View the Film With Commentary by Directors Kelly Asbury and Conrad Vernon.: Off
         View the Film With Commentary by Producer Aron Warner and Editor Mike Andrews.: On
         View the Film With Commentary by Producer Aron Warner and Editor Mike Andrews.: Off
      Filmmakers' Commentary: Off
   Subtitles
      English
      French
      Spanish
      None
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2011

    watch this great movie!!

    Shrek 2 is the best movie! this movie is better than the first part of shrek. When I first watch this it was pretty interesting. I watch it 5 times already. I enjoyed it!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great storyline - rare to find such an entertaining sequal

    They continue to develop the characters from the previous film, and all in all, it's a very entertaining family fun movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    funny

    This movie was funny. I liked it. It was good. I like good movies. And this was good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hilariously Original

    This is one of most ingenious films I've seen it years, and it is one of the greatest sequels of all-time. The cast is excellent, the animation is truly breathtaking, and the story has heart, truth, and soul to it. I really enjoyed it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Livin ' la Vida Loca : Antoio Banderas as Puss In Boots.

    The Movies "Sherk" and "Sherk 2" are very, very, very, very enjoyable. Both of the movies are great comdeys, funny, adventure and hilarious. I Love all the caracters, but the best one i think is Puss in Boots. Antonio Banderas is Fantasic Actor and this is no expertion. in all the shots he is in , puss in boots steal all of the charcters lines. In "Far Far Way Idol" Puss sings "These Boots Are Made For Walking". this song differly sults puss i think. the song is advertures as well as puss. All the way thoue the movie puss is augerying with Donkey(Eddie Murphy). Donkey does't like Puss becaues he is taking over his role as "AN TALKING ANIMAL" but by the end donkey likes puss and you can really see that in LIVIN' LA VDA LOCA. And the CD is great but they have put a lot of songs i woldn't think children would like ( E.g: "A Little Drop Of Poison" By "Tom Waits").

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This movie is AWESOME!!!!!!!

    I think this movie is AWESOME!!!!!! its full of humor and is well done. My favorite character is Puss In Boots he is so cute!!!! I absolutely HAD to buy this movie!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Beter than the original

    If you enjoyed the amazing Sherk 1 than you will for sure fall deepley inn love with the the incredible comedy Shrek 2. This has to be one of the best animated motion pictures of all time. It has to be one of the funniest movies i have ever seen. It is filled with comedy, adventure, and love. What makes this sequal fresh and new is that it contains funny, interesting, and enjoyable new characteres and has the same classic characteres that we have known to love. Sherk 2 also has a amazing soundtract that is sung by some very popular artist. In sum Sherk 2 has everything you want in a movie and more. People of all ages will lovbe every second of this animated film.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good...But, The Number One Comedy of All Time?

    Funny movie, better than the first. It wasn't a rip-off the original. But it gets annoying to read 'the number one comedy of all time.' I've seen funnier movies.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    cute cartoon

    i was a little skeptical seeing this movie because i absolutely *hated* the first shrek. i was not amused by it at all & we all know that it's very rare that sequells beat the origional, but i was wrong. i felt this movie was *way* better than the first shrek movie. i really loved puss in boots. if it wasn't for that character, it wouldn't have worked. i loved the story and all the jokes. surprisingly-i loved it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Absolutely hilarious

    This makes the hilarious original Shrek seem almost unprofessional! The humor has improved, and plot twists make it hilarious. Mike Myers and Cameron Diaz seem to back off to make room for the other new all star cast. Puss in Boots rocks (Police officer: We got catnip! Puss In Boots: It's not mine!).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    PUSS!!!!

    OMG! I LOVED THIS MOVIE!!!!!!PUSS WAS SO FUNNY! WHEN PUSS COUGHED UP A HAIRBALL, MY CAT, MILO HAD DONE THE SAME THING THE NIGHT BEFORE WE SAW IT!! SO CUTE! THE FAIRY GODMOTHER WAS FUNNY BECAUSE SHE HAD A BUISNESS CARD AND EVERYTHING! SHE OWNED A FACTORY AND STUFF, IT WAS SO COOL!!! I LOVED IT!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best Movie EVER

    I loved the movie a soooo much. It is unbelivably funny, and is 10 times better than the 2nd one. you will love it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Your wish is just a teardrop away

    The Shrek crew is back with new adventures and songs! This story embraces Shrek and Fiona¿s wedding and the `dreaded¿ meeting of the parents. Fans will not be disappointed as they sing along to celebrated tunes and recognize the different fairytales of their childhood mixed in to create a laugh-out-loud comedy. Puss-in-boots (Antonio Banderas) is a new addition to the cast who uses the ¿soulful eyes routine¿ to not only catch the enemy off guard, but also captivates the audience. Dreamworks Video does a wonderful job creating a make-believe world in which all the fairy-tales live, the animation is top notch and captures every movement of the characters and surroundings. Shrek 2 is a story filled with love, friendship, comedy, and an evil fairy god-mother.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Funny and Outstanding

    I gave this movie a 5 star because I enjoyed watching it with my family. We all talked about it on the way home from the movies. Since I love cats, Pussin Boots is my favorite charachter. Shrek 2 is a very good story and has a lot of hilarious parts that will keep you wanting another sequel. Usually, sequels are not that great compared to thier previous movie. However, Shrek 2 was better than the first move Shrek. I would recommend Shrek 2 to everyone because at some point they will be laughing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Just as fun as the original!

    The opening Music Video type honeymoon thing wasn't my favorite, but the movie quickly picked up the laughs and made out to be a very funny movie. I loved all the scenes from other movies that I know. The Mission Impossible like scene with Pinochio was hilarious and the gingerbread man is still a very funny character, but Donkey and Puss in Boots steal the show. If you enjoyed the original you'll definetly like this one and if you haven't seen either of them I'd check them out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Shrek 2

    Shrek 2 was horrible. Every cliche in the movies was used, trying to be funny but it failed miserably. Very boring and annoying; terrible, not funny at all. Worst movie I've watched in a long time, didn't even finish it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Shrek 2

    This is the worst movie I've ever seen, and I would have given it zero or negative stars if I could. Not funny at all, lame and predictable, don't waste your time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    great

    extreamly funny

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Greatest, Funniest Movie

    I would tell you how much I liked it but that's up to you to decide. All I'm going to say is that this movie got all 5 stars, I would recommend it to all.So go out and see it, you will think the same as me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Cat's Meow

    Although not as good as the original,'Shrek 2' is still great fun and deserves 4 stars. While 'Shrek' was 'Beauty and the Beast' in reverse,this movie is more of an animated version of 'Meet the Parents'.It still brims with wit,fantasy,emotion,and adventure. Shrek has certainly returned but the real star of the picture is the dashing and hilarious Puss-in-Boots,brillantly voiced by Antonio Bandaras.The movie also carries an important message.You see,the Fairy Godmother said that ogres don't live happily ever after.But the truth is,everyone deserves to happily ever after.So watch 'Shrek 2' today!

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