Shrek 2

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Shrek 2
Directed by Andrew Adamson
Kelly Asbury
Conrad Vernon
Produced by Aron Warner
John H. Williams
David Lipman
Screenplay by Andrew Adamson
Joe Stillman
J. David Stem
David N. Weiss
Story by Andrew Adamson
William Steig
Starring Mike Myers
Eddie Murphy
Cameron Diaz
Antonio Banderas
Julie Andrews
John Cleese
Rupert Everett
Jennifer Saunders
Jennifer Seguin
Music by James Horner
Editing by Michael Andrews
Sim Evan-Jones
Studio DreamWorks Animation
Pacific Data Images
Distributed by Walt Disney Pictures
Release date(s) May 15, 2004 (2004-05-15) (Cannes)
May 19, 2004 (2004-05-19) (United States)
Running time 93 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $150 million
Money made $919,838,758[1]

Shrek 2 is a 2004 animated comedy movie and is the second movie in the Shrek movie series.

It was directed by Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury and Conrad and stars Mike Myers as Shrek, Eddie Murphy as the donkey, Cameron Diaz as Fiona, Antonio Banderas as Puss in Boots, Julie Andrews as Fiona's mother, Rupert Everett as Prince Charming, John Cleese as Fiona's father and Jennifer Saunders as Fairy Godmother. Like the first movie, this one is a parody of fairy tales.

This movie has a sequel, Shrek the Third.

Release Dates[change | change source]

Country Premiere
 United States 19 May 2004
 Hong Kong 20 May 2004
 Malaysia 21 May 2004
 Philippines 21 May 2004
 Singapore 21 May 2004
 Thailand 21 May 2004
Mexico Mexico 16 June 2004
 Argentina 17 June 2004
 Australia 17 June 2004
 South Korea 17 June 2004
 New Zealand 17 June 2004
 Brazil 18 June 2004
 Chile 18 June 2004
 Panama 18 June 2004
 Taiwan 18 June 2004
 Belgium 23 June 2004
 Switzerland 23 June 2004 (French speaking region)
 France 23 June 2004
 Indonesia 23 June 2004
 Switzerland 24 June 2004 (German speaking region)
 Venezuela 24 June 2004
 Spain 30 June 2004
 Austria 1 July 2004
 Germany 1 July 2004
 Hungary 1 July 2004
 Israel 1 July 2004
 Netherlands 1 July 2004
 Portugal 1 July 2004
 United Kingdom 2 July 2004
Republic of Ireland Ireland 2 July 2004
 Poland 2 July 2004
 Czech Republic 8 July 2004
 Slovakia 8 July 2004
 Iceland 16 July 2004
 United Arab Emirates 21 July 2004
 Bahrain 21 July 2004
 Kuwait 21 July 2004
 Japan 24 July 2004
 Lebanon 29 July 2004
 Egypt 4 August 2004
 Russia 19 August 2004
 Slovenia 19 August 2004
 Ukraine 19 August 2004
 India 20 August 2004
 Kazakhstan 20 August 2004
 Croatia 26 August 2004
 Turkey 27 August 2004
 Denmark 3 September 2004
 Finland 3 September 2004
 Sweden 3 September 2004
 Norway 17 September 2004
 Bulgaria 1 October 2004
 Estonia 22 October 2004
 Greece 22 October 2004
 Lithuania 22 October 2004
 Switzerland 17 December 2004 (Italian speaking region)
 Italy 17 December 2004

Soundtrack[change | change source]

Singer and songwriter Adam Duritz from Counting Crows said that his band's song, "Accidentally in Love", "fits into the movie because it's the story of people who fall in love who weren't supposed to fall in love." Composer James Horner operated the sound of the score on different levels which James said as "Fun". His score came out as an Eels song into a romantic scene with Shrek and Fiona, or a funny scene with Donkey.[2] George Bruns did not compose the film score with Horner, due to a conflict.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Shrek 2 (2004)". Box Office Mojo. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=shrek2.htm. Retrieved February 4, 2009.
  2. The Music of Shrek 2 - Shrek 2 DVD. Retrieved July 8, 2011
  3. Alex Ben Block, Lucy Autrey Wilson (March 30, 2010). George Lucas's Blockbusting: A Decade-by-Decade Survey of Timeless Movies Including Untold Secrets of Their Financial and Cultural Success. HarperCollins. pp. 976. ISBN 0061778893. LCCN 2010279574. OCLC 310398975.