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
Music by Harry Gregson-Williams
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.

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 Harry Gregson Williams operated the sound of the score on different levels which Harry 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] John Powell did not compose the film score with Williams, due to a conflict.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Shrek 2 (2004)". Box Office Mojo. 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.