Shrek Forever After

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A domesticated Shrek hatches a plan to recapture his mojo and discovers what life in Far Far Away land would have been like had he never existed in this final chapter of the popular animated film series. There used to be a time when the villagers would run in terror at the mere mention of the name Shrek, but these days the big green ogre is married to Princess Fiona and raising triplets. Maintaining your fierce public persona is no simple task when you're juggling infants and changing diapers, so when Shrek ...
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A domesticated Shrek hatches a plan to recapture his mojo and discovers what life in Far Far Away land would have been like had he never existed in this final chapter of the popular animated film series. There used to be a time when the villagers would run in terror at the mere mention of the name Shrek, but these days the big green ogre is married to Princess Fiona and raising triplets. Maintaining your fierce public persona is no simple task when you're juggling infants and changing diapers, so when Shrek realizes that nobody is afraid of him anymore he recruits mischief-maker Rumpelstiltskin to restore his once-mighty roar. Unfortunately for Shrek, that plan hits an unexpected hitch. As a result, the morose monster takes a trip into an alternate-universe Far Far Away land where there is no Shrek, and Rumpelstiltskin reigns. There, Donkey spends his days hauling carts, and a portly Puss in Boots prefers lounging to swashbuckling. Perhaps with a little extra effort, Shrek will be able to regain his status as top ogre in town and still have his happily ever after, too.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Spotlight on Shrek; Secrets of Shrek Forever After; Deleted scenes; Filmmakers' commentary
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Buchanan
Everything old is new again in Shrek Forever After, a highly enjoyable fourth outing that skillfully recaptures that old familiar magic by reintroducing our favorite characters as we've never seen them before. Essentially "How Shrek Got His Roar Back," the visually dazzling final chapter in the saga of the lovable green ogre ends on a definite high note thanks to some gut-busting gags, inspired musical moments, and a clever screenplay that appeals to grown-ups and youngsters alike by touching on some mature themes while never neglecting its storybook roots. Rumpelstiltskin Walt Dohrn is furious. His plan to take over Far Far Away was foiled when Shrek Mike Myers saved the princess just as the desperate King John Cleese and Queen Julie Andrews were about to sign their kingdom over to him in exchange for breaking the curse, and the diminutive dictator patiently waits for the perfect opportunity to seek revenge. That chance arrives when Shrek, disenchanted with his domestic life and frustrated over not being a source of fear to the locals anymore, makes a deal with Rumpelstiltskin to become an ogre for a day in exchange for a single day from his childhood. But everyone in Far Far Away knows not to sign a contract with Rumpelstiltskin, and the next thing Shrek knows, his entire life has been stolen out from under him. Not only that, but Rumpelstiltskin is now king, presiding over his new realm with an iron fist and an army of witches to do his evil bidding. Now, in order to set things straight, Shrek must start over from scratch, reacquainting himself with his old friends and regaining their trust to take back the kingdom from the tiny tyrant who tricked him. Maintaining the creative integrity of a film series after three installments is no simple task, but, remarkably, screenwriters Josh Klausner and Darren Lemke have managed to make the familiar feel fresh by using Shrek's eventful past to explore some rather mature themes from a childlike perspective. Parents will laugh knowingly at a whiplash montage that illustrates Shrek's growing disillusionment with parenthood a scene that captures the absurdity and repetition of exhausting infant-care procedures with uncanny accuracy and discomfort with domesticity, and their kids will guffaw even harder at the subsequent birthday scene in which his inner ogre is unleashed after lying dormant for far too long. Incredibly, Klausner, Lemke, and director Mike Mitchell succeed amicably in maintaining the momentum of those early scenes, too, piling on jokes at an impressive pace, delivering sight gags that often keep us laughing into the next scene, and offering up musical selections that appeal to audiences of all ages extra kudos for ingenious use of the Beastie Boys' "Sure Shot" and the Carpenters' "Top of the World". A bait and switch for the final battle against Rumpelstiltskin yields an involuntary dance number that actually plays into the plot and manages not to come off as gratuitous, setting the stage for an exciting, affecting conclusion. And for anyone who ever said animation can't convey emotion as well as flesh-and-blood actors, the talented folks at DreamWorks Animation once again raise the bar by rendering expressive characters who manage to both elicit sympathy and keep us in stitches; the desperation on Shrek's face in the early scenes is something all new parents will recognize instantly, and one look at a soaking-wet Puss in Boots Antonio Banderas as he begs Donkey Eddie Murphy to lend a helping tongue after a dip in a river will no doubt be enough to crack up any cat lover. Likewise, the use of 3D in Shrek Forever After may be some of the most impressive in recent memory, especially when viewed in the IMAX format. If this is truly the ornery ogre's last outing on the big screen, it's good to see him go out singing; if the producers of Shrek Forever After let the success of this closing chapter go to their heads and attempt to continue the saga, then chances are we'll all have something to get grumpy about.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/7/2010
  • UPC: 097361329642
  • Original Release: 2010
  • Rating:

  • Source: Dreamworks Animated
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: Fran├žais
  • Time: 1:33:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 6,567

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mike Myers Voice Only
Eddie Murphy Voice Only
Cameron Diaz Voice Only
Antonio Banderas Voice Only
Julie Andrews Voice Only, Voice Only
John Cleese Voice Only
Walt Dohrn Voice Only, Voice Only, Voice Only
Jon Hamm Voice Only, Voice Only
Jane Lynch Voice Only, Voice Only
Craig Robinson , Voice Only
Lake Bell , Voice Only, Voice Only
Kathy Griffin Voice Only, Voice Only, Voice Only
Mary Kay Place , Voice Only
Kristen Schaal Voice Only, Voice Only, Voice Only
Meredith Vieira Voice Only
Ryan Seacrest Voice Only
Cody Cameron Voice Only, Voice Only
Larry King Voice Only
Regis Philbin Voice Only
Christopher Knights Voice Only
Conrad Vernon Voice Only
Aron Warner Voice Only
Jasper Johannes Andrews Voice Only
Ollie Mitchell Voice Only
Miles Christopher Bakshi Voice Only, Voice Only
Nina Zoe Bakshi Voice Only, Voice Only, Voice Only
Billie Hayes Voice Only
Jeremy Hollingworth Voice Only
Brian Hopkins Voice Only, Voice Only
Chris Miller Voice Only, Voice Only, Voice Only
Mike Mitchell Voice Only, Voice Only, Voice Only, Voice Only, Voice Only, Voice Only, Voice Only
James Ryan Voice Only
Megan Fox Voice Only
Technical Credits
Mike Mitchell Director
Andrew Adamson Executive Producer
Anna Behlmer Sound Mixer
Max Boas Art Director
Teresa Cheng Producer
Tony Cosanella Production Manager
Leslee Feldman Casting
Nick Fletcher Editor
Antony Gray Animator
Harry Gregson-Williams Score Composer
Michael Andrew Hernandez Art Director
John Hill Animator
Patty Kaku-Bueb Associate Producer
Josh Klausner Screenwriter
Marek Kochout Animator
Darren Lemke Screenwriter
Andy Nelson Sound Mixer
Jason Ryan Animator
Gina Shay Producer
Aron Warner Executive Producer
John H. Williams Executive Producer
Peter Zaslav Production Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Shrek Forever After
1. Chapter 1 [4:48]
2. Chapter 2 [3:51]
3. Chapter 3 [6:11]
4. Chapter 4 [4:59]
5. Chapter 5 [4:51]
6. Chapter 6 [8:39]
7. Chapter 7 [7:48]
8. Chapter 8 [3:39]
9. Chapter 9 [3:40]
10. Chapter 10 [2:59]
11. Chapter 11 [1:30]
12. Chapter 12 [5:23]
13. Chapter 13 [4:47]
14. Chapter 14 [2:35]
15. Chapter 15 [6:45]
16. Chapter 16 [7:25]
17. Chapter 17 [3:13]
18. Chapter 18 [9:56]
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Disc #1 -- Shrek Forever After
   Set Up
         English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
         English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
         French Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
         Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
         English Audio Description
         Filmmakers Commentary
            Commentary Subtitles
               Commentary Subtitles: None
         Subtitles: None
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Spotlight On Shrek
      Secrets of Shrek Forever After
      Deleted Scenes
         Play All
         Fairy-Tale Creatures Attack
         Gingy Attack (Test)
         Emperor No Clothes (Test)
      From Swamp to Stage: The Making of Shrek the Musical
      Filmmakers Commentary
         Commentary Subtitles
            Commentary Subtitles: None
         On DVD
            The Penguins of Madagascar
            The Last Airbender
         Coming Soon to Theaters
            Kung Fu Panda 2
         Get Your Game On
            Shrek Forever After the Game
            Kung Fu Panda World
         See It Live
            Shrek the Musical
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2011

    This one of the most greatest movies I have ever seen,my whole family just loved it!!!! I just recommend it to everybody to see this great movie.

    Shrek The Final Chapter is one of the most ogreific movie I have ever seen in my entire life. The other Shrek movies are just amazing, but the Final Chaper is the bestest yet. My whole family loved it we could not stop replaying it. This is a movie families will love, especially children. It is a fantasy movie mixed with a little scary creating a big hit!!!

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