Shrek 2 is a 2004 American computer-animated comedy film loosely based on the 1990 children's picture book Shrek! by William Steig. Directed by Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, and Conrad Vernon (in Vernon's feature directorial debut) from a screenplay by Adamson, Joe Stillman, J. David Stem, and David N. Weiss, it is the sequel to Shrek (2001) and the second installment in the Shrek film series. The film stars Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz, who reprise their respective voice roles of Shrek, Donkey, and Fiona. They are joined by new characters voiced by Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, John Cleese, Rupert Everett, and Jennifer Saunders. 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 and Donkey team up with a swashbuckling cat named Puss in Boots to foil her plans.
Newlyweds Shrek and Fiona return from their honeymoon to find they have been invited by Fiona's parents to a royal ball to celebrate their marriage. Shrek initially refuses to attend, but Fiona convinces him, and along with Donkey, they travel to the kingdom of Far Far Away. They meet Fiona's parents, King Harold and Queen Lillian, who are shocked to see the ogres, with Harold particularly repulsed. At dinner, Shrek and Harold get into a heated argument, and Fiona, disgusted at their behavior, locks herself away in her room. Shrek worries that he is losing Fiona, particularly after finding her childhood diary and reading that she was once infatuated with Prince Charming.
|author||Andrew Adamson David N. Weiss Joe Stillman|
|contentLocation||Far Far Away|
|director||Andrew Adamson Conrad Vernon Kelly Asbury|
|editor||Michael Andrews Sim Evan-Jones|
|events||house cat potion|
|genre||adventure animation comedy fantasy|
|keywords||arrest donkey fairy godmother falling in love fiona frog prince gingerbread man gingerbread men honeymoon hunting trip king harold kiss let her go lose love potion magic wand morning muffin man newlywed nothing prince charming princess fiona puss in boots queen lillian read return home shrek stallion the frog prince the king|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Animated Feature|
|producer||Aron Warner David Lipman John H. Williams|
|theme||animated buddy parody sequel shapeshifting|