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.
Directors: Chris Miller, Raman Hui
Writers: William Steig (book), Andrew Adamson (story), and 12 more credits Â»
Stars: Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz and Eddie Murphy
Mike Myers Â Â Â Â Â Â Shrek (voice)
Eddie Murphy Â Â Â Â Â Â Donkey (voice)
Cameron Diaz Â Â Â Â Â Â Princess Fiona (voice)
Antonio Banderas Â Â Â Â Â Â Puss in Boots (voice)
Julie Andrews Â Â Â Â Â Â Queen (voice)
John Cleese Â Â Â Â Â Â King (voice)
Rupert Everett Â Â Â Â Â Â Prince Charming (voice)
Eric Idle Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Merlin (voice)
Justin Timberlake Â Â Â Â Â Â Artie (voice)
Susanne Blakeslee Â Â Â Evil Queen (voice)
Cody Cameron Â Â Â Â Â Â Pinocchio / Three Pigs (voice)
Larry King Â Â Â Â Â Â Doris (voice)
Christopher Knights Â Â Â Blind Mice / Heckler / Evil Tree #2 / Guard #2 (voice)
John Krasinski Â Â Â Â Â Â Lancelot (voice)
Ian McShane Â Â Â Â Â Â Captain Hook (voice)
Budget: $160,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend: $121,629,270 (USA) (20 May 2007) (4122 Screens)
Gross: $320,706,665 (USA) (5 August 2007)
Run time: 93 min
- Continuity: When the villains are rehearsing for the show, Charming is wearing pink leg warmers. When he leaves the rehearsal and walks into his dressing room, the leg warmers are gone.
- Continuity: When the women escape and prepare to “take care of business”, we clearly see when Snow White rips off her sleeves that she has a heart shaped tattoo with “Dopey” written on it on her right shoulder. Later, when she summons the critters to attack the tree guards, her right shoulder is bare.
- Continuity: The morning after they meet Merlin, just before they are attacked by Garfio and the others, Donkey can be seen with his legs sleeping on his back on the 2 first shot, then then camera change and when you see him again he is on his side still sleeping. The camera change is so fast that it cannot be attributed to he moving his position but to an error.
- Continuity: When the women prepare to fight, the Queen marks her face with lipstick, but in the next shots, during the fighting scene, we can clearly see there are no red marks on her face.
- Continuity: When the boat crashes on the rocks, Shrek, Donkey, Puss and Artie end up on a beach. In all the wide shots before and after Artie walks away, there is clearly nothing on the ground around Shrek. Moments later, when Donkey tells him he should change his tactics, Shrek picks up a piece of wood on his left that wasn’t there before.
- Continuity: 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.
- Continuity: At the end of Shrek 2 when Donkey discovers he has babies there is six of them. Yet in this third installment, there are only five babies.
- Continuity: Close to the end of the movie where Puss and Donkey get their bodies switched, they get their tails switched. But later on in the movie, they still have the same tails.
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- Continuity: SPOILER: When Fiona is about to tell Shrek that she’s pregnant, Dragon in the background shifts position between shots. From its original position to more forward, then back.
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.