GREEN PARTY – THE ALL-STAR CAST OF ‘SHREK 2’ MAKES A SERIOUSLY SILLY SEQUEL
Shrek 2 () cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. The voices of Shrek 2 - along with a strong entourage from the how Shrek came to be in that swamp, when we meet him in the first movie. Shrek 2 is a American computer-animated, comedy film directed by Andrew Adamson, They meet Fiona's parents, King Harold and Queen Lillian, who are shocked to see both their daughter In the ensuing melee, Harold sacrifices himself to save Shrek; his armor ricochets a spell cast by the Fairy Godmother which.
It also helped fuel the urge for all animation to become computer-animated comedies and signalled the dismal end to big time, studio produced, traditional hand drawn fare. Whatever the naysayers proclaimed, Shrek was a massive hit.
Supposedly plagued with story problems, Shrek 2 eventually hit theater screens earlier this year with a great amount of hoopla.
A screening at Cannes set things off nicely, and the film garnered surprising amounts of critical praise. Opening weekend saw the film retain high box office figures, eventually beating even the indestructible Spider-Man into second place for the summer.
Everything about Shrek 2 screams sequel, from the bigger moments, the hyper activity on screen and the louder soundtrack.
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Whereas the first film wanted to play around with fairy-tale film conventions while also being part and parcel of that genre thus wanting its cake and to eat it tooShrek 2 is more happy to go with the fairy-tale flow and just happens to be set in a world that features references to such tales. The DVD provided me with a third go around, at which point I took it for what it was and purely enjoyed it.
Not that the film is perfect. Such a moment, no matter how small, would have lifted this potentially draggy middle and provided more of punch for the new character. Luckily, she works really, really well, though the producers seem to have gone overboard in giving her character too much business.
The Godmother song is also just one of the many pot-shots this sequel takes again at the Disney Empire. Subject to a lengthy and public law suit, Katzenberg eventually walked off with a generous payout, but the tensions between the two, and subsequently their filmmaking companies, have never really calmed down.
There are also personal swipes taken at Eisner himself: The film, I believe, holds some sort of record for the amount of film references and in-jokes packed within its running time, and there are plenty of web pages out there that cater to list them all. The voice cast, with the exception of John Lithgow, all return and put in performances in keeping with the characters and personalities they set up first go around. Added to the mix is John Cleese as the King and Julie Andrews as his Queen, a not always successful pairing that results in a surprisingly flat delivery, sometimes.
Their characters are also the least successfully animated, possibly because they are supposedly the most human, but I found Queen Lillian especially hard to warm to for that exact reason. Is This Thing Loaded? Leaked to various online destinations, DreamWorks had a situation on its hands earlier this year when authentic DVD copies of the disc started springing up weeks after the theatrical release.
Not only were the menus featured across the web, but the specs and extras for the release were known by fans even before DWs had put out their own announcement! The clip is also accessible from the main menu. Center of them all is Donkey, who argues that Shrek 2 is a lame title and should have reflected his greater role.
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Everything else one could wish for has wound up in the Special Features selection. Apart from the staples of a good DVD, such as Production Notes and Filmographies, the disc offers as much information on the film as one could want. His writing of the film was inspired from Guess Who's Coming to Dinnerwith the help of the co-directors for the film, who had spent most of the film's production in Northern California while Adamson spent most of the time with the voice actors in Glendale, California.
The character also required an upgrade in the fur shader for his introduction in the film. Pinocchio's campaign was the "honesty" campaign, while Gingy's was a "smear" campaign. Director Andrew Adamson said it was overtly satiric and political, with many funny ideas, but "it was more intellectual than emotional".
Other than that there are my own influences, which are classical paintings from the 15th and 16th centuries, but those are not as direct.
In fact, nothing was absolutely direct. The design of Shrek is always a twist on reality anyway, so we tried to [pack] as much detail and interest as we could in the imagery.
List of songs featured in Shrek 2 The film's soundtrack features the song " Accidentally in Love " by Counting Crowswhich the band's singer and songwriter Adam Duritz believes "fits into the movie because it's the story of people who fall in love who weren't supposed to fall in love.
The mermaid that washes up on Shrek in the beginning of the film bears strong resemblance to Ariel from Disney's The Little Mermaid. The Fellowship of the Ring where the rings are forged and where the Ring "falls" onto Frodo's finger.
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The trumpeter who continues playing after the rest of the group, when Fiona is receiving an invitation from her parents to return, is playing the original Hawaii Five-O theme song. The scene where Shrek, Fiona, and Fiona's parents furiously shout each other's names with Donkey cheerfully calling his own name after their dinner is ruined is a reference to The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
When the Fairy Godmother appears to Fiona on her balcony when she sheds a tear due to the fight at dinner, the gold dress in which she makes Fiona wear, blows upward in a reference to the Marilyn Monroe film The Seven Year Itch. His behavior references Zorro as he appeared in the film The Mask of Zorro.
The television show Knights, shown in the third act of the film, is a reference to the crime-centered reality show Copswith Puss's catnip substituting for marijuana and pepper mills substituting for pepper spray.