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Shrek Forever After
Thursday, 27 May 2010 15:19

Shrek Forever AfterShrek, the ogre that came out of nowhere and became an icon, is back for the fourth (and reportedly final) once-upon-a-time. Shrek Forever After wisely plunks us back into the land of Far Far Away in a time where ogres were big, mean, scary and well... fun!

Fiona and Shrek in family blissAfter getting their happy ending, Shrek and Fiona have it all – a swamp to call home, fairy tale friends, and a big family of ogre babies. But even the happiest father can feel overwhelmed sometimes and Shrek (Mike Myers) longs for the “good old days” when villagers ran away and he had time to himself. Basically he’s having a mid-life crisis. Enter Rumplestiltskin, a miniature magic-man with a penchant for power. (Why is it the villains are always vertically challenged?)

Rumple is in the business of tricking people into signing their lives away but he’s fallen on hard times since Shrek rescued Fiona and he’s got a bone to pick. He fools Shrek into trading one day of life for one day of freedom and of course there’s a catch. Shrek winds up in a world where he never existed and finds that things are not so happily-ever-after.

Shrek and RumpleMemorable characters are the strong point in all the Shrek movies and this one doesn’t disappoint. With this rewound storyline we get to meet our favourites all over again, but in a new light. Donkey is as animated (pun intended) as ever with Eddie Murphy running his mile-a-minute mouth. Puss (Antonio Banderas) no longer fits his boots, and Fiona (Cameron Diaz) is a warrior princess. There are also memorable new additions to the cast of fairy tale characters including Rumplestiltskin and his giant goose Fifi.

Dreamworks really created a winning series that is smart, funny and best of all – ending on a high note.


Shrek Forever After is released by Dreamworks starring the voices of Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz and Eddie Murphy.

Story Artist Walt Dohrn was cast as the voice of Rumplestiltskin after reading his lines in production meetings. Everyone liked his version so much that he got the role!

Puss in Boots will star in his own spin-off film currently in production.