"Shrek the Third" (2007) sees Shrek dealing with the succession of he throne while Fiona's father, Kin Harold, lies on his deathbed. He is next in line, but he doesn't want the job because his experiences as Regent during Harold's illness have been bad.
The cast returns from Shrek and Shrek 2: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Julie Andrews, John Cleese, Rupert Everett, and the rest. There are new directors, Chris Miller and Raman Hui. The film was nominated as Best Animated Film at the BAFTA and Kid's Choice Awards.
|The ladies take over|
|You woke us up for THIS?|
|Fiona before her transformation|
|Artie has difficulty adjusting to the idea of being king|
|Artie trying to take over|
|Merlin casting a spell|
Not my favorite film in the franchise, that's for sure. The next film and presumably final film, Shrek Forever After, winds up the series and is a little bit more fun than this one. They kind of lost the focus with this film, running off in all sorts of new directions rather than sticking with Shrek and his own concerns, but it still is entertaining. If you were to skip one film in the franchise, this would be the one.
Below is the trailer: