Shrek 2 is the 350th episode of Screen Junkies comedy series Honest Trailers. Shrek and Donkey team up with a swashbuckling cat named Puss in Boots to foil her plans.  According to Jeffrey Katzenberg, the executive producer of Shrek 2 and a co-founder of DreamWorks, who led the negotiations, the payments were probably the highest in the actors' entire careers. Unable to defeat Shrek, Puss reveals that he was paid by Harold and offers to come along and make amends. Story [edit | edit source] Shrek 2 [edit | edit source]. , DreamWorks began production in 2001, which was actually before the first film was even completed. After massive green ogre Shrek (voice of Mike Myers) and his new bride, Princess Fiona (voice of Cameron Diaz), return from their honeymoon, they receive an invitation to visit Fiona's parents, King Harold … King Harold makes his debut in Shrek 2. His writing of the film was inspired from Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, with 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.  Peter Rainer of New York magazine, however, stated the film "manages to undo much of what made its predecessor such a computer-generated joy ride. ""No, no, he's right. His portrait is seen jealously glaring at Lillian while she dances and flirts with an ogre at the end of the film. Until the sun went down and they saw that their daughter was cursed with a frightful enchantment that took hold each and every night. Shrek 2Shrek the Third She orders him to find a way to get rid of Shrek. Shrek 2. The film was released in the United Kingdom on July 2, 2004, and topped the country's box office for the next two weekends, before being dethroned by Spider-Man 2. The wife seems not at all unhappy about this turn of events. User Rating: 5.0 5.0/10 with 1 votes Contributed By: Anonymous on 12-15-2008: Reviewed By: MonicaIngram: The sequel, Shrek the Third, was released in May 2007. View All Videos (11) Shrek 2 Quotes. Shrek 2 Easter Egg - Burger King. In fact, nothing was absolutely direct. Harold was born a frog who lived in a pond.  A non-3D version was released on December 7, 2010, as part of Shrek: The Whole Story, and a stand-alone Blu-ray/DVD combo pack was released individually on August 30, 2011, along with the other two films of the series. King Harold is an anti-hero, turned supporting protagonist in the Shrek franchise.  A day before the film went to theaters, the first five minutes were shown on Nickelodeon's U-Pick Live. It was narrated by Jon Bailey as Epic Voice Guy. King Harold is evidently the more fearful of Fiona's parents, upon getting their first look at Shrek, while Queen Lillian is at least a bit more open-minded. ""This Kingdom needs a new king.". This could also mean that he was transformed him into a human-being, married Lillian, and gave birth to Fiona. Villains When Shrek and Fiona enter the town 'far far away,' in the background they pass something that looks like the Burger King logo.  Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on an A+ to F scale. Shrek 2. CC PG. Shrek and Donkey both drink the potion and fall into a deep sleep, awakening the next morning to discover its effects: Shrek is now a handsome man, while Donkey has turned into an elegant white stallion. In order to make the change permanent, Shrek must kiss Fiona by midnight. I'm sorry. However, if any character outside of Shrek (along with Princess Fiona), Donkey, or Puss were selected, Cowell would refuse to accept the winner and proclaim himself the victor, leaping onto a table and performing his "own" rendition of "My Way". Shrek 2 premiered at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival, where it competed for the Palme d'Or, and it was released in theaters on May 19, 2004. King Harold is an anti-hero, turned supporting protagonist in the Shrek franchise. The couple were married for 22 years before King filed for … Director Andrew Adamson said it was overtly satiric and political, with many funny ideas, but "it was more intellectual than emotional". Although initially surprised at Fiona's transformation into an ogre, she is understanding of what has happened and, seeing that her daughter is deeply in love, accepts Shrek into their family. On film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 89% based on 236 reviews with an average rating of 7.68/10.  It went on to become the highest-grossing film of 2004 worldwide. Voice It is the sequel to 2001's Shrek and the second installment in the Shrek film franchise. I only wanted what was best for my daughter. A spin-off film Puss in Boots was released on October 28, 2011, and focuses on the character of Puss in Boots, who was introduced in this film. This is the transcript of Sora's Adventures of Shrek 2. The King and shrek think it is tough to go together, and there is tension in the union. King Harold makes his debut in Shrek 2. Finally, the Shrek 2 script is here for all you quotes spouting fans of the movie starring Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Cameron Diaz. , According to production designer Guillaume Aretos, Shrek 2 appeared to be a lot darker than the original film; "There are a lot of medieval paintings and illustrations that we used quite a bit also. , Shrek 2 was originally scheduled for release on June 18, 2004. He is finally transformed into his original form of the Frog Prince when he is hit by the Fairy Godmother's magic wand. Met with favorable reviews like its predecessor, the film grossed $919.8 million worldwide. In Shrek Forever After, he appears very briefly in a couple of flashbacks; the first one shows him and Lillian about to make a deal with Rumpelstiltskin, but they break it off at the last moment because they find out of the saving of Fiona by Shrek. Lillian assures Harold that she still loves him. King Harold in Shrek 2 King Harold in Shrek 2 comes out as operating from what is in his mind rather than from the reality in his environment. And throughout the land, everyone was happy. ", Shrek 2 was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. She bats her eyelashes, and Don… ", The film's soundtrack features the song "Accidentally in Love" by Counting Crows, which 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." 1 h 32 min. Movie Review.  Each of the actors were expected to work between 15 and 18 hours in total. It spent ten weeks in the weekly Top 10, remaining there until July 29, and stayed in theaters for 149 days (roughly twenty-one weeks), closing on November 25, 2004. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Heroes who aren't revealed to be good at first, https://dreamworks.fandom.com/wiki/King_Harold?oldid=133004, The king's role was a partly reference to another character. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. The film opened at No. On his deathbed, Harold admits his past mistakes and admits how proud he is to have Shrek as a son. Taking place right after Shrek 2 ends, the short features characters from Shrek compete in a sing-off while being judged by Shrek, Fiona, and Cowell. 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Actress Shawn Southwick, who also lent her voice to movies such as "Shrek," was King's final wife.  The film sold an estimated 71,050,900 tickets in the US.. It is possible that Fiona's curse was due to the fact Harold was actually a frog. Harold hires Puss in Boots to assassinate Shrek. Shrek and the King find it hard to get along, and there's tension in the marriage.  The film was then moved forward from June 18, 2004, to May 21, 2004; however, due to "fan demand", it was released two days earlier from May 21, 2004, to May 19, 2004.  The film was nominated at the 3rd Visual Effects Society Awards in the category of "Outstanding Performance by an Animated Character in an Animated Motion Picture. English audio. 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.  The DVD release features two full-length commentary tracks, one by co-directors Conrad Vernon and Kelly Asbury, and a second by producer Aron Warner and editor Michael Andrews.  Puss in Boots required a whole new set of tools in the film to handle his fur, belt and feather plume in his hat. The fairy godmother finds that Shrek sets about ruining their union and has married Fiona instead of her Son prince-charming. ", Along with Shark Tale, the film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, but lost to The Incredibles. However, the Fairy Godmother, having discovered the potion's theft, has already sent Charming to pose as Shrek and win Fiona's love. Dreamworks Animation Wiki is a FANDOM Movies Community. Other Characters Shrek: Fiona! Other names The character also required an upgrade in the fur shader for his introduction in the film. Disney's 3D re-releases of The Lion King (in 2011) and Finding Nemo (in 2012), Despicable Me 2 (in 2013), Disney's Frozen (also in 2013), Minions (in 2015), Zootopia (in 2016), Finding Dory (also in 2016), Despicable Me 3 (in 2017), and Incredibles 2 (in 2018) respectively, surpassed Shrek 2 and relegated it as the eleventh-highest-grossing animated film of all time. Harold at first refuses when the Fairy Godmother asks him to give the love potion to Fiona that will make her fall in love with Charming, because he recoils from this invasion of her free will, but he is forced to acquiesce by some dark threat of disclosure; in the event, when Fiona states that she loved the old Shrek (rather the "new" one that Charming is pretending to be), Harold swaps the cup which contains the potion for his own, thereby consuming the potion himself. The lovably ugly green ogre returns with his green bride and furry, hooved friend in Shrek 2. Character information The website's consensus reads, "It may not be as fresh as the original, but topical humor and colorful secondary characters make Shrek 2 a winner in its own right. Harold reveals that he never gave Fiona the love potion, whereupon the now-enraged Fairy Godmother tries to kill Shrek. Angered by the disturbance, Dragon corners and confronts Donkey, who, not wanting to anger her further, begins to compliment her on the whiteness of her teeth and on her oral hygiene. The film stars Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz, who reprise their respective voice roles of Shrek, Donkey, and Fiona. , Roger Ebert gave the film three out of four stars, saying it is "bright, lively, and entertaining", and Robert Denerstein of Denver Rocky Mountain News called it "sharply funny". Although not everyone is happy. Their first date was in the night and their first kiss made him human. Like its predecessor, Shrek 2 also parodies other films based on fairy tales and features references to American popular culture. She first emerges when Donkey accidentally disturbs her sleep as he’s looking for stairs to the topmost floor of the tower. Feature films In 2001, soon after the original Shrek proved to be a hit, Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz negotiated an upfront payment of $10 million each for voicing a sequel to the film. The cranky beast with a heart of gold returns to the big screen in this sequel to the computer-animated smash hit Shrek.  A 3D-converted version of the film was released exclusively with select Samsung television sets on Blu-ray on December 1, 2010, along with the other three films of the series. Video games Burger King Shrek 2 movie kids meal fast food toys Set of eight (8) different toys released in 2003 Donkey, Fiona, Ginger Bread Boy, Pinocchio, Puss-in-Boots, and Shrek toys Toys & Plush for Valentine's day. 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At the time Shrek 2's Friday-to-Sunday total was the second-highest opening weekend, only trailing Spider-Man's $114.8 million. [The film begins with a book like the first film and opens by itself, it's pages turning as a male voice narrates like before] Male Voice: Once upon a time in a kingdom far far away, the king and queen were blessed with a beautiful baby girl.  James Kendrick praised the plot, calling it "familiar, but funny". At the time Shrek 2's Friday-to-Sunday total was the second-highest opening weekend, only trailing Spider-Man's $114.8 million. When his daughter Fiona arrives at the castle with her new husband, he is surprised that they are both ogres.  With DVD sales and Shrek 2 merchandise estimated to total almost $800 million, the film (which was produced with a budget of $150 million) is DreamWorks' most profitable film to date.  It also won a Teen Choice Award in the category of Choice Award Choice Movie – Comedy.  The film was produced with a US$70 million budget. Far Far Away Idol is a special feature on the DVD and VHS release based on American Idol and guest starring Simon Cowell. Shrek, Donkey, and Puss return to the castle to discover that the potion has transformed Fiona back into her former human self as well. One day, he met up with the Fairy Godmother, who allowed him to pursue his dream of marrying and loving Princess Lillian, by making him human. Shrek Or maybe it was part of the plan for Charming to rescue and marry Fiona. The soundtrack was composed by Harry Gregson-Williams. King Harold (Frog) - Jean Bob (The Princess and The Frog) Cutie Mark Crusaders - The Dronkies (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic) Gingy - Stitch (Lilo and Stitch) , Shrek 2 has two sequels; they are Shrek the Third and Shrek Forever After. Shrek is too late to prevent Charming from kissing Fiona, but instead of falling in love with Charming, Fiona knocks him out instead. , The film grossed $441.2 million domestically (US and Canada) and $478.6 million in foreign markets for a total of $919.8 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing film of both 2004 and in its franchise. King Harold is the tertiary antagonist turned supporting protagonist in Shrek 2 and a minor character in Shrek the Third and Shrek Forever After.He was Fiona's over-protective father and one of the Fairy Godmother's former henchmen, and the king of Far Far Away. They are joined by new characters voiced by Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, John Cleese, Rupert Everett, and Jennifer Saunders. While the royal ball begins, several of Shrek's friends band together to free the trio with the help of The Muffin Man's monster-sized gingerbread man, which breaks through the castle's defenses. When his daughter Fiona arrives at the castle with her new husband, Harold is surprised that they are both ogres and immediately despises Shrek. King Harold had secretly made a promise to the Fairy Godmother that her son Prince Charming would marry Fiona. After massive green ogre Shrek (voice of Mike Myers) and his new bride, Princess Fiona (voice of Cameron Diaz), return from their honeymoon, they receive an invitation to visit Fiona's parents, King Harold (voice of John Cleese) and Queen Lillian (voice of Julie Andrews), who are the monarchs … " Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the film a score of 75 out of 100 based on 40 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". Andrew Adamson • Cody Cameron • Chris Miller • Christopher Knights • Jim Cummings • John Lithgow • Conrad Vernon On November 6, 2018, it was reported by Variety that Chris Meledandri had been tasked to reboot both Shrek and Puss in Boots, with the original cast potentially returning. When King Haroldis turns back into a Frog she still accepts him as she did years … Harold arranges for Shrek and Donkey to join him on a fictitious hunting trip, which is actually a trap to lure them into the hands of an assassin, Puss in Boots. 1 in its second weekend, expanding to 4,223 theaters, and grossing another $95.6 million over the four-day Memorial Day weekend, narrowly beating out the $85.8 million four-day tally of new opener The Day After Tomorrow. In addition, Saturday alone managed to obtain $44.8 million, making it the highest single-day gross at the time, beating Spider-Man's first Saturday gross of $43.6 million. Shrek worries that he is losing Fiona, particularly after finding her childhood diary and reading that she was once infatuated with Prince Charming. This exchange is overheard by Shrek, Donkey, and Puss, who are arrested by the royal guards and thrown into a dungeon. Shrek 2 was released on VHS and DVD on November 5, 2004 and on Game Boy Advance Video on November 17, 2005. When his daughter Fiona arrives at the castle with her new husband, he is unpleasantly surprised that they are both ogres. But not everyone is happy. At the ball toward the end of the film, Harold protects Fiona and Shrek from a blast of magic from Fairy Godmother's wand. Shrek the Third  Shrek 2 is also DreamWorks Animation's most successful film to date, and it held the title of being the highest-grossing animated film of all time worldwide until Toy Story 3 surpassed it in 2010. ... King Harold: Well, I think I gave her the wrong tea! This makes perfect sense on rewatch, as Harold was originally a frog, and we've seen Shrek casually make use of frogs and other swamp creatures for balloons and the like.  DreamWorks made sure there was something new to see in Shrek 2 by putting more human characters in the film than there were in its predecessor and improving their appearance, with the use of a few systems that dealt with hair and fur to improve its appearance and movement. The king peacefully dies after telling Shrek about Fiona's cousin Arthur. It is unknown what sickness caused Harold (now a frog) to die. After this, he apologizes to Shrek and accepts him into the family, his wife saying he is more of a man for accepting Shrek and Fiona's marriage than he ever was when he was actually human. It was written by Spencer Gilbert, Joe Starr, Danielle Radford and Lon Harris. The story was inspired by Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), and new animation tools were utilized to improve the visual appearance of each character, particularly Puss in Boots. The … He then tells Shrek that he and Fiona are next in line for the throne of Far Far Away, and Shrek refuses as he cannot imagine an ogre as king (and because he doesn’t want to abandon his swamp). King Harold had secretly made a promise to the Fairy Godmother that her son Prince Charming would marry Fiona.  One of the film's songs, "Accidentally in Love" received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Original Song, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, and the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media. It scored the second-largest three-day opening weekend in U.S. history and the largest opening for an animated film at the time of its release. King Harold hires Puss in Boots to assassinate Shrek. Despite his true form being a frog, Lillian accepts her husband for who he really is. In Shrek 2, the Fairy Godmother mentions to Harold about helping him with "his happily ever after". "He croaked". Shrek 2 is a 2004 American computer-animated comedy film directed by Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury and Conrad Vernon. At dinner, Shrek and Harold get into a heated argument and Fiona, disgusted at their behavior, locks herself away in her room. Gingerbread Man • Magic Mirror • Pinocchio • Three Little Pigs • Three Blind Mice • Wolf • Doris • King Harold • Queen Lillian • King Arthur • Merlin •Captain of Guards • Geppetto For the video game based on the film, see, 2004 film directed by Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury and Conrad Vernon. The lead actors also received a significant bump in salary to $10 million, which at the time was among the highest contracts in their respective careers. 2004.  The film remained at No. Harold then succumbs to guilt when he sees that Fiona is truly in love with Shrek and doesn't love Prince Charming. Dragon (voiced by Frank Welker) is depicted as a ruby-colored dragon, initially known as the guard of the tower in which Princess Fiona awaits her rescuer in the first film. Shrek 2 Videos. If you are referring to Fiona's father, he was turned back into a frog. King Harold for example, does not accept the existence of a strong love between his daughter and Shrek.  This also puts the film at 14th on the all-time domestic box office list and 42nd on the worldwide box office list.  Shrek 2 takes place following the events of the first film, with Shrek and Donkey meeting Fiona's parents as her zealous Fairy Godmother, who wants Fiona to marry her son Prince Charming, plots to destroy Shrek and Fiona's marriage. Shrek refuses to go at first, but Fiona talks him into it, and along with Donkey, they travel to the kingdom of Far Far Away. Harold is reprimanded by the Fairy Godmother and her son Prince Charming, as Charming was to marry Fiona in exchange for Harold's own happy ending. 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.  Michael O'Sullivan of The Washington Post called it "better and funnier than the original". As the clock strikes midnight, Fiona rejects Shrek's offer to remain humans, and they happily let the potion's effects wear off and revert to their ogre forms, while Donkey changes back to his natural form as well. However, there is a large painting of him in which the face moves, indicating that his spirit inhabits the picture. The fairy god mother was aiming to kill shrek, and the king stepped in front of him. [clarification needed], In April 2004, the film was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. To ensure that Fiona falls in love with Charming, the Fairy Godmother gives Harold a love potion to put into Fiona's tea.  A stand-alone 3D Blu-ray version of the film was released on November 1, 2011. According to him, his daughter cannot be in love with Shrek who in this case is an ogre. , After the performances, on the DVD release, the viewer gets to pick the winner. 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The fairy godmother discovers that Shrek has married Fiona instead of her Son Prince Charming and sets about destroying their marriage. In July 2014, the film's distribution rights were purchased by DreamWorks Animation from Paramount Pictures (owners of the pre-2005 DreamWorks Pictures catalog) and transferred to 20th Century Fox before reverting to Universal Studios in 2018. 1 Join Us after the Program 2 Transcript 2.1 Sora, Donald and Goofy go back to Shrek's house with some friends 2.2 Shrek and Donald want to stay 2.3 Are we there yet? , This article is about the film. Background information The cranky beast with a heart of gold returns to the big screen in this sequel to the computer-animated smash hit Shrek. The three sneak into the Fairy Godmother's potion factory by pretending to be representatives of a worker's union and steal a "Happily Ever After" potion that Shrek thinks will make him good enough for Fiona.