Shrek 2 is a 2004 American computer-animated fantasy comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and directed by Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury and Conrad Vernon. It is the second installment in the Shrek series, the sequel to 2001's Shrek, and features the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, John Cleese, Rupert Everett and Jennifer Saunders.
Like its predecessor, Shrek 2 received positive reviews. Shrek 2 scored the second-largest three-day opening weekend in US history at the time of release, as well as the largest opening for an animated film until May 18, 2007, when it was eclipsed by its sequel Shrek the Third. As of 2011, it is the inflation-adjusted 32nd-highest-grossing film of all time in the US. It went on to be the highest-grossing film of 2004. The associated soundtrack reached the top ten of the Billboard 200. It is also the seventh-highest ticket selling animated film of all time. It is DreamWorks's most successful film to date and was also the highest-grossing animated film of all time worldwide until Toy Story 3 surpassed it in 2010; it is now the sixth highest-grossing animated film of all time.
Appearences in EDP ProjectsEdit
- Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios in part 14, when talking about Mary Poppins, AniMat mentions Shrek 2 as one of many other films that actress, Julie Andrews was in. At the mention the poster for Shrek 2 appears onscreen, alongside the poster for The Sound of Music. Just then, the poster for Shrek the Third is about to slide into view, but the characters on the Shrek 2 poster get buggy-eyed, and a speach ballon appears above them, saying, "go away!" With that, the poster for Shrek the Third quickly slides offscreen.
- Animation Lookback: DreamWorks Animation footage from it is shown throughout the episode. Most namingly, when he talks about it in part 3. In part 7, he awards Shrek 2 the #3 spot on his Top 10 best DreamWorks Animaton list.
- AniMat's Reviews - Puss in Boots The Shrek 2 poster appears throughout the review, alongside the posters for the other Shrek films.
- Top 10 Best Animated Sequels he awards Shrek 2 the #4 spot on the list, and all while he talks about it, footage from the film is shown.
- Top 10 WORST Animated Sequels before he gets to #1, he has an Honorable mention, which is an Updated Edition of the Top 10 Best Animated Sequels and this film manages to make the #4 spot with footage from it briefly shown.