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Shrek Forever After [2010] (1 disc)

Director:Mike Mitchell
Writer:Darren Lemke
Josh Klausner
Composer:Harry Gregson-Williams
Length:93 minutes
(1 hour 33 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Suggested Event Use:April Fools
Sorting Category:Fantasy
Sorting Tub:Juliet
IMDB Rating:6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:58%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: Rumpelstiltskin tricks a mid-life crisis burdened Shrek into allowing himself to be erased from existence and cast in a dark alternate timeline where Rumpel rules supreme.

Reaction: The use of the "It's a Wonderful Life" storyline here is not particularly inspired, but used a bit uniquely. It's not a bad showing, but definitely doesn't beg a sequel.

Personal Rating: 6/10

Mike Mitchell => Director / Camp Ogre / Butter Pants (voice) / Tour Guide / Witch Guard #2 / Baba Witch /Melty Witch / Ogre Naysayer
Darren Lemke => Writer
Josh Klausner => Writer
Harry Gregson-Williams => Composer
William Steig => Book 'Shrek'
Antonio Banderas => Puss in Boots (voice)
Aron Warner => Wolf (voice)
Cameron Diaz => Princess Fiona (voice)
Chris Miller => Geppetto (voice) / Royal Messenger / Magic Mirror
Christopher Knights => Blind Mice (voice)
Cody Cameron => Three Pigs (voice) / Pinocchio
Conrad Vernon => Gingerbread Man (voice)
Craig Robinson => Cookie (voice)
Eddie Murphy => Donkey (voice)
Frank Welker => Animals (voice) (uncredited) / Dragon
Jane Lynch => Gretched (voice)
John Cleese => King Harold (voice)
Jon Hamm => Brogan (voice)
Julie Andrews => Queen (voice)
Kathy Griffin => Dancing Witch / Wagon Witch #1 (voice)
Kristen Schaal => Palace Witch (voice) / Pumpkin Witch
Lake Bell => Patrol Witch / Wagon Witch #2 (voice)
Larry King => Doris (voice)
Mary Kay Place => Guard Witch (voice)
Meredith Vieira => Broomsy Witch (voice)
Mike Myers => Shrek (voice)
Regis Philbin => Mabel (voice)
Ryan Seacrest => Father of Butter Pants (voice)
Walt Dohrn => Krekraw Ogre (voice) / Rumpelstiltskin / Priest

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The flute solos played by the Pied Piper we're played by [?] Jeremy Steig, a well-known jazz flutist. He is also the son of William Steig, the author of the original [Shrek] books.
  • This is not Pied Piper's first appearance. He also appears briefly in Shrek. He can be seen when Shrek first finds all the fairy tale creatures in his swamp, fluting dozens of rats. He looks very different and is wearing red clothing instead of black.
  • As the head of story, Walt Dohrn would perform all the voices during storyboard meetings. No other actors came close to matching the voice he had come up with for Rumpelstiltskin and so he was cast.
  • Rumpelstiltskin appears briefly in Shrek the Third, but looks very different there (wide-brimmed hat, trimmed beard, mustache and sideburns, different facial features) and is voiced by a different actor.
  • At the very beginning of the movie, the sign for the trailer park where Rumpelstiltskin lives has the inscription "Abandon all hope ye who enter here", which is what is said to be on the gates of Hell, according to the English translation of [?] Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy.
  • One of Rumpelstiltskin's witch cronies is named "Baba", after the witch from Slavic/Russian folklore Baba Yaga.