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Shrek 2

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Mark Oliver Everett

Shrek 2

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
93 minutes
Wide Release Date:
05/19/04
performer:
Cameron Diaz, Mike Myers, Julie Andrews, Antonio Banderas, John Cleese, Rupert Everett, Larry King, Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Saunders
director:
Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, Conrad Vernon
distributor:
Dreamworks Distribution L.L.C.
author:
J. David Stem, Joe Stillman, David N. Weiss
genre:
Kids and Family, Animation, ActionAdventure

We gave it a B+

Any soundtrack to a family movie that includes classic tracks from Tom Waits and Nick Cave isn’t just making a creative statement — it’s doing a public service. It’s equally exciting to expose America’s preteens (and post-middle-agers) to strong new songs from the Eels and Joseph Arthur. The Shrek 2 CD also offers a terrifically theatrical redo of ”Changes” by David Bowie and young Australian chanteuse Butterfly Boucher, plus a snappy new single from Counting Crows. As animated accompaniments go, this one rivals the sophistication of ”The Simpsons.”

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