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Shrek the Third (2007)

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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.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shrek (voice)
Donkey (voice)
Princess Fiona (voice)
Puss in Boots (voice)
Queen (voice)
King (voice)
Prince Charming (voice)
Merlin (voice)
Artie (voice)
Evil Queen (voice)
Cody Cameron ...
Pinocchio / Three Pigs (voice)
Doris (voice)
Blind Mice / Heckler / Evil Tree #2 / Guard #2 (voice)
Lancelot (voice)
Captain Hook (voice)


When Fiona's father and King of Far Far Away passes away, the clumsy Shrek becomes the immediate successor of the throne. However, Shrek decides to find the legitimate heir Artie in a distant kingdom with his friends Donkey and Puss in Boots to be able return to his beloved house in the swamp with the pregnant Fiona. Meanwhile, the envious and ambitious Prince Charming joins the villains of the fairytales plotting a coup d'état to become the new king. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


For the funniest happily ever after. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some crude humor, suggestive content and swashbuckling action | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 May 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Shrek 3  »

Box Office


$160,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$121,629,270 (USA) (18 May 2007)


$320,706,665 (USA) (3 August 2007)

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


From a list of stats reported in Famous magazine:
  • It took 1,000,000 man-hours to complete the film with a crew size of 150

  • Of the 4,500 costumes that were designed for the film only 2,500 actually made it into the final cut.

  • 1,373 characters are present in the theatre scene with Prince Charming performing. This is recorded as the largest crowd scene of all three Shrek movies.

  • There are 23 key fairy tale characters that appear through out the film and a total of 4,378 generic characters that were available for the animators to pull from library when making crowd scenes.

  • 62,173 branches per tree with 191,545 leaves per tree.

  • As for bricks there are 1,602 bricks making up the docks and 3,196 bricks making up the sewer walls the Princesses use as escape.

  • A total of 60 new "environments" were created for the movie.

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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. See more »


[first lines]
Prince Charming: Onward, Chauncey! To the highest room of the tallest tower, where my princess awaits rescue by the handsome Prince Charming!
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Crazy Credits

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. See more »


Spoofs The Graduate (1967) See more »


Pomp and Circumstance
Written by Sir Edward Elgar
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

It was good, but it's lacking something
18 May 2007 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

I couldn't wait to see Shrek the Third, especially since I have such a great love for the second Shrek, I'm just in love with Puss in Boots. But, the trailer looked great and the stories have worked so far, my mom and I saw the premier show today and while the movie has great laughs, there seemed to be something lacking in the Shrek world. I think the characters didn't seem to click as well as they did in the first two. Shrek the Third has the return of the whole cast, including the new heir to the thrown, Arthur.

Shrek and Fiona have a problem, Fiona's father, the frog King of Far Far Away, has passed away and now it's up to Shrek to take the crown. But Shrek is too scared to step up and looks to the next man in line, well, actually a teenage, Arthur. Shrek, Puss, and Donkey go to find Artie, but there is one more problem going on, Prince Charming wants his kingdom of Far Far Away back like it was promised to him and he will go through anything to get it back. Fionna and the other princesses are kidnapped while Shrek's life is in danger and they must all pull together to save him in time for Arthur to take over the kingdom.

Shrek the Third has great jokes, terrific animation, and lovable characters, especially the character, Merlin, he was just a terrific spoof. But the characters seemed to be lacking the same chemistry as they did in the first two films. I would recommend Shrek the Third, it's a good movie for the family and for a summer movie, because I do guarantee a fun time. I don't know if everyone will agree, but so far I know a few people know that there is something lacking from the world of Shrek.


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