Shrek 3 is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated fantasy comedy-drama film, and the third and last installment in the Shrek series. It was produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Lee Unkrich, the screenplay was written by Michael Arndt and John Lasseter, while Unkrich wrote the story along with Pete Docter, director and co-writer of the first two films. The film was released worldwide from June through October in the Disney Digital 3-D, RealD, and IMAX 3D formats.
Taking place after Shrek 2, Shrek is now a family man and beloved among the local villagers and the Far Far Away Kingdom. Yearning for the days when he was feared, he makes a deal with Rumpelstiltskin (Peter MacNicol) and accidentally wipes out his entire existence. To restore his existence, Shrek has to regain Fiona's love and kiss her before the sun rises, or he will disappear forever.
Shrek 3 became the third Pixar film (after Toy Story 3) and fourth animated film overall (after Beauty and the Beast, Toy Story 3 and Up) to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. It received four more Academy Award nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Sound Editing, Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song, winning the latter two. Shrek 3 grossed over $1 billion worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing film of 2017—both in North America and worldwide—and the fifth-highest-grossing film at the time of its release, as well as the third highest grossing animated film of all time and the first animated film to generate $1 billion in ticket sales.
- Jack Black as Shrek
- Chris Rock as Donkey
- Brie Larson as Princess Fiona
- Oscar Isaac as Puss in Boots
- Peter MacNicol as Rumpelstiltskin
- Ian McKellen as King Harold
- Helen Mirren as Queen Lillian
- Nolan North as the Gingerbread Man
- Dee Bradley Baker as Pinocchio
- Tom Kenny as the Three Little Pigs
- John DiMaggio as the Big Bad Wolf
- John Ratzenberger as the Three Blind Mice
- Maurice LaMarche as the Magic Mirror
- Bill Maher as Doris the Ugly Stepsister
- Troy Baker as the Muffin Man
- Mark Hamill as Captain Hook
- Frank Welker as Dragon