Shrek 2 (2004)
Description: Shrek (Mike Myers) has rescued Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz), got married, and now is time to meet the parents. Shrek, Fiona, and Donkey (Eddie Murphy) set off to Far, Far Away to meet Fiona’s mother and father. But not everyone is happy. Shrek and King Harold (John Cleese) find it hard to get along, and there’s tension in the marriage. It’s not just the family who are unhappy. Prince Charming (Rupert Everett) returns from a failed attempt at rescuing Fiona, and works alongside his mother, the Fairy Godmother (Jennifer Saunders), to try and find a way to get Shrek away from Fiona.
Directors: Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury
Writers: William Steig (based upon the book by), Andrew Adamson (story by)
Stars: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz
The producers swear that when they decided to put a Sir Justin Timberlake poster above Princess Fiona’s bed, they had no idea that Cameron Diaz had just started dating the singer in real life. Timberlake was given a role in Shrek the Third (2007).
In Fairy Godmother’s (Jennifer Saunders’) factory, some workers are putting potion bottles on a conveyor belt. One of the bottles is marked “Fiagra” a play on “Viagra”.
Shrek’s face is so expressive because it has two hundred eighteen working muscles in it.
Antonio Banderas also provided the voice of Puss In Boots in the Spanish and Latin American versions of this movie.
Jennifer Saunders had a voice coach to help her sing for Fairy Godmother’s opening number.
When Shrek (Mike Myers), Fiona (Cameron Diaz), and Donkey (Eddie Murphy) were leaving for Far, Far Away, Donkey starts singing “Rawhide”. Murphy ad-libbed the version that was put into the movie.
Jennifer Saunders performed all of her own singing in this movie.
Young artist Butterfly Boucher recorded a new version of David Bowie’s “Changes” specially for this movie. Bowie was so impressed with this rendition, that he provided backing vocals on it.