Two New Shrek Forever After Featurettes, Plus Three New Clips
05.16.10 by BJSprecher
DreamWorks' latest animated feature, Shrek Forever After, opens this week and to help promote it the studio has released two new featurettes and three new clips from the movie containing never-before-seen footage. In the fourth and final movie in the franchise, Shrek (voiced by Mike Myers) finally has everything he's ever wanted in life — and then goes through a mid-life crisis of sorts and unwittingly signs a contract with the evil pint-sized dealmaker Rumpelstiltskin (Walt Dohrn) to live one day as the ogre he used to be before he was domesticated. As expected, the deal goes poorly for Shrek, who finds himself living in a twisted version of Far Far Away where ogres are hunted; his friends, Donkey (Eddie Murphy) and Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas), don't know him; and he's never met his true love, Fiona (Cameron Diaz).
Both of the new featurettes primarily focus on introducing Rumpelstiltskin, but each contains new footage, as well as commentary from director Mike Mitchell, Myers, Diaz, Murphy, Banderas, Dohrn and others.
In the first clip, Shrek meets the ogre resistance and discovers that he has a talent that he never knew he had.
In the second clip, Shrek meets the alternate-reality version of Fiona, a warrior princess who takes her "personal space" seriously.
The third clip features Shrek and Donkey and a hilarious forest trap set with, of all things, pancakes.