The character of Prince Charming is deconstructed in the 2004 movie Shrek 2 and its 2007 follow-up Shrek the Third, wherein he is the son of the Fairy Godmother and has an unpleasant and ruthless personality unfitting for a fairy-tale prince.
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Prince Charming was born to The Fairy Godmother and his unnamed father in the kingdom of Far Far Away. When he was a little boy he was betrothed to Princess Fiona, who was later cursed to turn into an ogre at night and locked away in a tower of a dragon-guarded castle. Charming was raised to believe that he would be the one to rescue Fiona and break her curse.
Although Charming doesn't appear physically in the film, he is mentioned when Fiona reveals that she thought that she would be rescued by Prince Charming, possibly having been told so by her parents.
In Shrek 2, he is more of a comic relief character. Charming's narration explains Fiona's childhood, and reveals that she was locked away at the advice of Fairy Godmother. Charming travels a long distance by horse to the Dragon's Keep to rescue Fiona. To his shock, he finds the Big Bad Wolfin her bed instead who tells him that Fiona has already been rescued and is on her honeymoon. It is later revealed that Charming is, in fact, the son of the Fairy Godmother and that she wants her son to mar...
Prince Charming appeared as a boss in the Shrek 2 video game and as the secondary adversary and in the Shrek The Third video gameas the main adversary. Charming also appeared in Shrek Super Slamas one of the 10 starting characters. His Super Slam is that he slams down with his sword creating giant beams of light. He also appears in Shrek Smash and Crash Racing. Prince Charming is one of the eight unlockable racers in this game. Prince Charming's kart is the stallion that he uses in the Shrek films. His item is a giant mirror.
As seen when he narrates his story at the beginning of Shrek 2, he is portrayed as a selfish and arrogant mother's boy. He is also somewhat effeminate, which Shrek pokes fun of, calling him a pretty boy. He is sometimes not very intelligent, as seen where he pretends to be Shrek, he doesn't know that he needed to act like Shrek to order to deceive Fiona. He also was very offensive towards Shrek, as when he called him "dreadful". He also believed, as shown in his last moments, that the "Happily Ever After" of being with Fiona belonged to him, but that Shrek stole it from him. However, in Shrek The Third, he was eager to avenge his mother after her death in Shrek 2, caused by Harold. He, along with his mother, was remorseless, unlike Harold, who formerly conspired with them, as he had no qualms about how what they were doing would affect Shrek. He was also the only Shrek villain to never get along with Shrek, though his mother and his minor henchmen only pretended to, and the only one...Out of the four main villains (Farquaad, the Fairy Godmother, Charming, and Rumpelstiltskin), Charming has the most appearances in the 4 Shrek movies, having appeared in Shrek 2 and Shrek the Third...In Far Far Away Idol, Charming sings "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred, but he is way off-key. However, during the song, Shrek holds a button that Fionapresses to open a trapdoor below Charming (be...Charming's mother is the Fairy Godmother. His fatheris unnamed, never mentioned, and is possibly dead (he is most likely a normal human).His henchmen were the Cyclops, Captain Hook, the pirates, the witches, the guards, the Evil Trees, the Headless Horseman, the knights, Rumpelstiltskin, and the gnomes in Shrek the Third.
Prince Charming storms in and demands Shrek's location. Under pressure when Pinocchio starts talking around in circles, one of the pigs reveals Shrek's plan and ends up locked up somewhere secret. The pigs are later freed and head to the castle to stop Prince Charming from killing Shrek in his show.
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Prince Charming is the secondary antagonist of DreamWorks' eighth full-length animated feature film Shrek 2, the main antagonist of its 2007 sequel Shrek the Third and a cameo character in the 2010 sequel Shrek Forever After, the 2010 TV special Scared Shrekless and the 2011 short film Thriller Night . He is an English-accented prince-to-be ...
Shrek is a 2001 American computer-animated comedy film loosely based on the 1990 fairy tale picture book of the same name by William Steig.Directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson in their directorial debuts, it stars Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, and John Lithgow as the voices of the lead characters.
In the plot, Prince Charming is plotting to overthrow Shrek and Fiona, who have inherited the throne following King Harold's death. Shrek, who does not want to rule the kingdom and does not believe an ogre is fit to be king, attempts to convince Fiona's underachieving, 16-year-old cousin Artie to reign instead.
As seen when he narrates his story at the beginning of Shrek 2, he is self-centered. He is portrayed as an egotistical and conceited mother's boy. He is also sometimes not very bright, as seen where he pretends to be Shrek, he doesn't know that he needed to act like Shrek in order to deceive Fiona. He also was very offensive towards Shrek, as when he called him "dreadful". He also believed, as shown in his last moments, that the "Happily Ever After" of being with Fiona belonged to him, but that Shrek stole it from him. However, in Shrek The Third, he was eager to avenge his mother after her death in Shrek 2, caused by Harold. He, along with his mother, was remorseless, unlike Harold, who formerly conspired with them, as he had no qualms about how what they were doing would affect Shrek. He was also the only Shrek villain to never get along with Shrek, though his mother and his minor henchmen only pretended to, and the only one that Shrek never trusted. He also shares similarities wi...
Not much is known about Charming's past but it's known he is a mother's boy, the only one he really cares for.
Although Charming doesn't appear physically in the film, he gains a brief mention, in which Princess Fionareveals that she thought that she would be rescued by Charming.
In Shrek 2
In Shrek 2 he is the secondary antagonist and more of a comic relief character. Charming travels to the castle, where Fiona had been imprisoned prior to the first movie, only to discover that Shrek has already found her and married her, and that Big Bad Wolf(without any explanation to how Big Bad Wolf got there in the first place) has taken to sleeping in her tower. Charming's narration in this scene (as well as his conversation with Big Bad Wolf) reveal the most important aspects of the plot...His defeat is similar to that of Shere Khan, who had a statue fall on him.It is unknown whether or not Charming survived his apparent crushing, although he was seen alive in the Thriller Nightaudience.
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Untitled fifth Shrek film
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Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
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Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party
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Shrek 4-D, also known as Shrek 3-D, Shrek 4D Adventure, Shrek's Never Before Seen Adventure, and The Ghost of Lord Farquaad, is a 4-D film/ride at various theme parks around the world. It premiered in 2003 at Universal Studios Florida, and was released on DVD. The short takes place right after the first Shrekfilm. Lord Farquaad returns from the dead to kidnap Princess Fiona and it is up to Shrek and Donkey to rescue her.
Far Far Away Idol
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Shrek the Halls
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Scared Shrekless is a 21-minute Halloween-themed television special set after the events of Shrek Forever After. Shrek challenges Donkey, Puss in Boots, and his other fairy tale friends to spend the night in Lord Farquaad's haunted castle, telling scary stories to see who can resist becoming scared and stay the longest. The special premiered on the American television network NBCon Thursday, October 28, 2010.
Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale
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The Adventures of Puss in Boots
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Despite the advances in computing power over the 2000s decade, the increasing usage of novel techniques like global illumination, physics simulation, and 3D demanded ever more CPU hours to render the films. DreamWorks Animation noticed that every Shrek film took roughly twice the CPU hours than the previous film and thus labeled this trend as "Shrek's law". Similar to "Moore's law" the Shrek's law says, "The CPU render hours needed to complete production on a theatrical sequel will double compared to the amount of time needed on the previous film." In 2001, Shrek required approximately 5 million CPU render hours. In 2004, Shrek 2 required over 10 million CPU render hours. In 2007, Shrek the Third required over 20 million CPU render hours, and the 2010 3D release of Shrek Forever After demanded more than 50 million CPU render hours on account of rendering an increased amount of frames. Puss in Boots, which was released only one year after the previous Shrekfilm, utilized 63 million r...
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Far Far Away is one of the seven themed lands in Universal Studios Singapore, and it consists of many locations from the Shrekfranchise, including the forty-meter-tall Far Far Away Castle. Shrek's Faire Faire Away is one of the three areas at the DreamWorks Experience-themed land at the Australian theme park Dreamworld. It opened in 2012 and it consists of a fixed arm, rotating plane ride Dronkey Flyers, a kite flyer Gingy's Glider, a swing ride Puss in Boots Sword Swing and a carousel Shrek's Ogre-Go-Round. A Shrek-themed attraction, called DreamWork's Tours Shrek's Adventure! London, opened in 2015 at London County Hall as the first of six attractions initially planned over nine years. This "Immersive Tunnel" from Simworx is built in collaboration with Merlin Entertainments. The 1,900 square metres (20,000 sq ft) live interactive walkthrough adventure presents an original story written by DWA, along with a character courtyard, also featuring characters from several other DreamWork...
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