Shrek Forever After (2010)

Rumpelstiltskin tricks a mid-life crisis that burdened Shrek into allowing himself to be erased from existence and cast in a dark alternate timeline where Rumpelstiltskin rules supreme.

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Movie Details

  • Release Date: May 21, 2010
  • Director: Mike Mitchell
  • Run Time: 1h 36min
  • Writers: William Steig, Josh Klausner, Darren Lemke, and more.

Shrek Forever After Cast and Characters

  • Mike Myers – Shrek
  • Eddie Murphy – Donkey
  • Cameron Diaz – Princess Fiona
  • Antonio Banderas – Puss in Boots
  • Julie Andrews – Queen
  • Jon Hamm – Brogan
  • John Cleese – King
  • Walt Dohrn – Rumpelstiltskin, Priest, Krekraw Ogre
  • Jane Lynch – Gretched
  • Craig Robinson – Cookie
  • Lake Bell – Patro Witch, Wagon Witch 2
  • Kathy Griffin – Dancing Witch, Wagon Witch 4
  • Mark Kay Place – Guard Witch
  • Kristen Schaal – Pumpkin Witch, Palace Witch
  • Meredith Vieira – Broomsy Witch

Shrek Forever After Quotes

You know what the best part of today was? I got the chance to fall in love with you all over again.
There’s a stack of freshly made waffles in the middle of the forest! Don’t you find that a wee bit suspicious?

Shrek Forever After Box Office

Opening weekend in the U.S. Shrek Forever After brought in an estimated $70,838,207. The movie budget is estimated to have been around $165 million. Shrek Forever After brought in a worldwide gross total at the box office of $752,600,867.

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Shrek Forever After Plot Summary (Spoilers)

The Shrek franchise is now 20 years old and still a cherished animated series. There are four movies in the series with the classic cast of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz & Antonio Banderas.

These films’ popularity was still strong as the 4th installment cost $165M to make, and they still generated $750M at the box office. These characters have stayed in our hearts with the plethora of spinoffs and merchandise long after their release dates.

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Shrek Forever After begins in the past. Set just before Shrek rescues Fiona as King Harold and Queen Lillian meet up with the con artist Rumpelstiltskin.

Desperate to free their daughter of the curse, they are bargaining for a deal with the conman. Rumpelstiltskin will lift the curse if they make him king of Far Far Away.


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As Harold is just about to sign the contract, a page rushes in and announces that Princess Fiona has been saved. Now, in the present, Rumpelstiltskin is still feeling resentment and wishes that Shrek had never been born. He plots his revenge.

As time passes, Shrek is becoming tired and bored with his quiet life. He wants to go back to when he was an ogre that people were scared of. Things come to a head at his children’s first birthday party.

Shrek Forever After Shrek Fiona and the kids laying in bed

With all the villagers and their fairy tale friends attending, everything is annoying Shrek. Letting out a huge roar, he smashes the birthday cake and storms off.

Outside, he tries to tell Fiona how he feels and how he misses his ogre-scaring days before rescuing her. Fiona realizes she can’t talk sense to him at this moment and goes back to join the party. All of this is witnessed by Rumpelstiltskin, who begins to plan his revenge.

Rumpelstiltskin tricks Shrek into accompanying him for a meal and offers Shrek a deal. He can become an Ogre for a Day so long as one day from his childhood is erased.

Shrek Forever After Shrek and Fiona practicing fighting

Shrek readily agrees and signs the contract. Shrek finds himself in a world where he is frightening again though he discovers that his home has gone and Donkey doesn’t know him.

He is captured by witches and put in a caged carriage that Donkey pulls and arrives at the castle. He finds Rumpelstiltskin is now king and controls the land with his witches.

He recognizes now he has been tricked. It was the day he was born that has been erased, and by the end of the day, he will cease to exist. Angry, Shrek breaks free of his bindings and tussles with the witches but grabs one of their broomsticks.

Shrek Forever After Shrek at a table with Rumpelstiltskin

He snatches Donkey and flies through one of the windows pulling with him a giant encrusted ball that gets damaged as it gets stuck in the window.

They fly to the safety of the forest, where Shrek tries to convince Donkey to trust him, but he is scared of the ogre and runs away. Shrek finds a child’s toy ogre and, feeling thoroughly dejected, begins to cry.

Donkey comes back and asks him why he is crying. Shrek explains the devious trick Rumpelstiltskin has played on him and the contract he has signed to make it real. They check the contract he signed and find the clause to break it – love’s true kiss.

Shrek Forever After Shrek and Donkey waffles in the woods

They go back to the castle to find Fiona but discover she is leading the ogre resistance to fight back against Rumpelstiltskin. Shrek doesn’t know how to make Fiona love him again.

He enters her tent, where he finds Puss in Boots, retired and fat and now Fiona’s pet. Shrek tries to give her gifts and woo her, but she orders him out.

Donkey tells him that Fiona only cares about the cause, so Shrek wins her friendship by showing how good a fighter he is, but this is not enough to win her affection. Puss in Boots tells him he must tell her something only her true love would know.

Shrek Forever After fat Puss In Boots drinking milk

Rumpelstiltskin hires the Pied Piper to capture everyone and leaves the castle with the witches. Before the ogres begin the attack, Shrek tells Fiona about her curse.

This distracts her enough that the signal to attack is lost, and the ogres launch the attack by themselves. With no coordinated plan, the attack fails.

The Pied Piper captures all the ogres and brings them back to the castle. Fiona is very angry with Shrek and kisses him to prove she doesn’t love him.

Shrek Forever After Rumpelstiltskin and witches

At the castle, Pied Piper informs Rumpelstiltskin that Shrek and Fiona are together. Fearing that they might kiss and break the contract, he announces to all the land, via mirrors everywhere, that anyone who captures Shrek will be given a reward, and he will grant all their wishes.

Shrek goes there to sign this contract to set all the ogres free though this is a trick. Fiona is a prisoner there too, and so both are trapped. Donkey tells the ogres of his plan to attack by entering the same way they left.

Rumpelstiltskin wants to execute Fiona and Shrek by using the Dragon, though it is interrupted by Donkey and Puss, along with the ogres who emerge out of the giant ball.

Shrek Forever After Shrek and Fiona dancing

While the ogres battle the witches, Shrek and Fiona can subdue the Dragon, who Donkey is trying to woo and capture Rumpelstiltskin before he tries to escape.

Fiona tells him they make a good team, but he is beginning to disappear. Shrek tells her of their daughter, Felicia, and he is happy that he could love her again.

Fiona says that she always dreamed of having a daughter with that name. Just before he completely disappears, she kisses him, nullifying the contract and returning the world to normal.

Shrek finds himself back at the birthday party just as he roars. He now has a newfound joy in his life and friends. He tells Fiona that she was the one who saved him.

Brandon Crombar

Brandon Crombar

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Brandon is an animation enthusiast and animated film critic. He has been writing about animation since 2013 to celebrate animated movies, characters, and songs. His favorite animated movies include Finding Nemo, Aladdin, and The Lion King.


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