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Shrek 2 (2004)

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Coming Out at 19 May 2004 in theaters

Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Shrek 2 is computer-animated comedy film directed by Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury and Conrad Vernon. It is the sequel to 2001’s Shrek and the second installment in the Shrek film franchise. The film stars Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz, who reprise their respective voice roles of Shrek, Donkey, and Fiona. They are joined by new characters voiced by Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, John Cleese, Rupert Everett, and Jennifer Saunders. Shrek 2 takes place following the events of the first film, with Shrek and Donkey meeting Fiona’s parents as her zealous Fairy Godmother, who wants Fiona to marry her son Prince Charming, plots to destroy Shrek and Fiona’s marriage. Shrek and Donkey team up with a swashbuckling cat named Puss in Boots to foil her plans.

Development began in 2001, and following disagreements with producers, the screenwriters from the first film were replaced with Adamson. The story was inspired by Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967), and new animation tools were utilized to improve the visual appearance of each character, particularly Puss in Boots. The lead actors also received a significant bump in salary to $10 million, which at the time was among the highest contracts in their respective careers.

Directors: Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, Conrad Vernon

Writers: William Steig, Andrew Adamson, Joe Stillman, J. David Stem, David N. Weiss, Cody Cameron, Walt Dohrn, Chris Miller, David P. Smith, Conrad Vernon, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Roger S.H. Schulman

Stars: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Julie Andrews, Antonio Banderas, John Cleese, Rupert Everett

Cast:

Mike MyersShrek (voice)
Eddie MurphyDonkey (voice)
Cameron DiazPrincess Fiona (voice)
Julie AndrewsQueen (voice)
Antonio BanderasPuss In Boots (voice)
John CleeseKing (voice)
Rupert EverettPrince Charming (voice)
Jennifer SaundersFairy Godmother (voice)
Aron WarnerWolf (voice)
Kelly AsburyPage / Elf / Nobleman / Nobleman’s Son (voice)
Cody CameronPinocchio / Three Pigs (voice)
Conrad VernonGingerbread Man / Cedric / Announcer / Muffin Man / Mongo (voice)
Christopher KnightsBlind Mouse (voice)
David P. SmithHerald / Man with Box (voice)
Mark MoseleyMirror / Dresser (voice)
Kelly CooneyFast Food Clerk (voice)
Wendy BilanskiBar Frog (voice)
Larry KingUgly Stepsister (voice)
Guillaume AretosReceptionist (voice)
Chris MillerHumphries / Magic Mirror (voice)
Latifa OuaouDoll / Jill (voice)
Alina PhelanMaiden #1 / Generic Female #2 (voice)
Erika ThomasMaiden #2 (voice)
Joan RiversJoan Rivers (voice)
Andrew AdamsonCaptain of the Guards (voice)

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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