Shrek the Third Cast Announced

DreamWorks Animation today spilled the beans on who’ll be joining Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Rupert Everett, Julie Andrews and John Cleese in the voice cast for Shrek the Third. Slated for release on May 18, 2007, the film will boast some major talent from the worlds of comedy, drama and pop music.

When King Harold, falls ill, it is up to Shrek (Meyers) to find a suitable heir to the throne or else he’ll be forced to take the job. Along with Donkey (Murphy) and Puss In Boots (Banderas), he sets out to track down Fiona’s rebellious cousin Artie, voiced by Justin Timberlake, and attempts to transform him into a suitable successor. Meanwhile, Prince Charming (Everett) storms the castle and its up to Fiona (Diaz) and Queen Lillian (Andrews) to defend their ‘happily ever afters’ with help from Cheri Oteri (Saturday Night Live) as Sleeping Beauty, Amy Poehler (Saturday Night Live) as Snow White, Maya Rudolph (Saturday Night Live) as Rapunzel and Amy Sedaris (Strangers with Candy) as Cinderella.

Also joining the cast are Monty Python alum Eric Idle as Merlin, John Krasinski (The Office) as Lancelot, and Ian McShane (Deadwood) as Captain Hook. The film is being directed by DreamWorks story artist Chris Miller and co-directed by supervising animator Raman Hui. Aron Warner is producer and exec producers are Andrew Adamson and John H. Williams.