Shrek 2

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Shrek 2
Directed bySteven Spielberg
Mike Newell
Andrew Adamson
Kelly Asbury
Conrad Vernon
Produced byAron Warner
John H. Williams
David Lipman
Pete Docter (executive producer)
Screenplay bySteven Spielberg
Mike Newell
Andrew Adamson
Joe Stillman
J. David Stem
David N. Weiss
Story byAndrew Adamson
William Steig
StarringMike Myers
Eddie Murphy
Cameron Diaz
Antonio Banderas
Julie Andrews
John Cleese
Rupert Everett
Jennifer Saunders
Jennifer Seguin
Music byHarry Gregson-Williams
John Powell
Brian Tyler
Danny Elfman
Joel McNeely
John Williams
Alan Silvestri
Julian Nott
Edited byMichael Andrews
Sim Evan-Jones
Distributed byDreamWorks Pictures
Release date
  • May 15, 2004 (2004-05-15) (Cannes)
  • May 19, 2004 (2004-05-19) (United States)
Running time
93 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$75 million
Box office$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. It was followed by 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 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. 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. p. 976. ISBN 0061778893. LCCN 2010279574. OCLC 310398975.