Top 40 Shrek 2 Movie Details

While searching the internet for Shrek 2 movie facts, I found some interesting little known details. Obscure enough that most people could miss it, I want to make you a favor by creating ordered lists with the most intriguing hidden details.

Most of them are not blatantly obvious to be observed at first sight, so take your time and read carefully. We have extensive definitions that accurately explain any behind the scene meaning or famous dialogues.

After Shrek turns human, the women who fetched him a pail of water is named Jill as a reference to the nursery rhyme of 'Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water'
After Shrek turns human, the women who fetched him a pail of water is named Jill as a reference to the nursery rhyme of 'Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water'

The Kings room is decorated with swamp like colors. His backboard on the bed resembles a frog. And has a rug with him at a lily pond. Later in the movie is revealed he once was a frog.

Trivia

I have collected all the famous movie trivia questions with answers from Reddit and other sources. They can be very useful in quizzes or games, or simply to learn more information. Most of the fun Shrek 2 details are suitable for kids.

  1. During the performance of "I Need a Hero," the Fairy Godmother asks the pianist to "put it in C minor." The actual song is then played in G minor. However, in classical music, C minor is often used to represent "the heroic struggle."

  2. The song that the trumpeter Reggie is playing on his own is the theme to Hawaii Five-O

Easter Eggs

Finding Easter Eggs in movies is one of my favorite hobbies. Hidden objects, characters, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • Got a PG rating in the US, for this 'drug reference'.

  • 1 - When the Fairy Godmother meets King Harold (Voiced by John Cleese) he mentions he has a bit of pain in his leg from 'The Old Crusade' This is a reference to Cleese's character Basil Fawlty in Fawlty Towers who would usually feign a leg injury from 'the Korean War' when lying
    When the Fairy Godmother meets King Harold (Voiced by John Cleese) he mentions he has a bit of pain in his leg from 'The Old Crusade' This is a reference to Cleese's character Basil Fawlty in Fawlty Towers who would usually feign a leg injury from 'the Korean War' when lying
  • 1 - Fiona has a mock Led Zeppelin poster
    Fiona has a mock Led Zeppelin poster
  • 1 - Puss in Boots and Shrek recreate a famous chest burst scene.
    Puss in Boots and Shrek recreate a famous chest burst scene.
  • 1 - In the fairy godmother's factory there is a bottle markred viagra on the conveyor belt.
    In the fairy godmother's factory there is a bottle markred viagra on the conveyor belt.
  • After the credits Donkey is seen singing by himself when Puss in Boots walks over to him with 2 girls saying he's going over to the KitKatClub. This could be a reference to the Kitkatclub in Berlin which is a sex club where open intercourse is allowed.

  • 1 - There is a warning label on Fairy Godmother's potion which is only visible after it has been drunk.
    There is a warning label on Fairy Godmother's potion which is only visible after it has been drunk.
  • When sitting at the bar (The Poison Apple), Puss says, "I hate Mondays" - a little reference to Garfield comics

  • 1 - If you pay attention to this scene you can actually see the Shrek's willy under the blanket.
    If you pay attention to this scene you can actually see the Shrek's willy under the blanket.

Hidden Details

1 - When Shrek disturbs fairy godmother, she uses 'in Grimm's name' instead of 'in god's name', this is because god is believed to have created the universe of people, while the brothers grimm created the universe of fairytales
When Shrek disturbs fairy godmother, she uses 'in Grimm's name' instead of 'in god's name', this is because god is believed to have created the universe of people, while the brothers grimm created the universe of fairytales
1 - Shrek gets pepper ground in his face. He is being "Pepper Sprayed".
Shrek gets pepper ground in his face. He is being "Pepper Sprayed".
1 - Fiona has a poster of Justin Timberlake in her room
Fiona has a poster of Justin Timberlake in her room
1 - There are two photos hanging on the wall signifying the before and after transformation of the witch...a sign that the Fairy Godmother not only makes heroes but also villains a happily ever after(by turning the witch much more cruel).
There are two photos hanging on the wall signifying the before and after transformation of the witch...a sign that the Fairy Godmother not only makes heroes but also villains a happily ever after(by turning the witch much more cruel).
1 - When the King goes to the Poison Apple bar, a female frog asks him "Do I know you?". This is because she recalls his face from back when he was a frog too.
When the King goes to the Poison Apple bar, a female frog asks him "Do I know you?". This is because she recalls his face from back when he was a frog too.
1 - It is foreshadowed that King Harold is a frog in a bit of dialogue between him and Queen Lillian. She says, "Don't you remember when we were in love? We used to walk down by the lily pond...and they were in bloom.." "Our first kiss". Their first kiss, at the lily pond, made him human.
It is foreshadowed that King Harold is a frog in a bit of dialogue between him and Queen Lillian. She says, "Don't you remember when we were in love? We used to walk down by the lily pond...and they were in bloom.." "Our first kiss". Their first kiss, at the lily pond, made him human.
1 - A female frog asks the King if she knows him. This is some brilliant foreshadowing for when the King gets turned back into the frog. He knew this frog when he, too, was in frog form. In his earlier life, they must have had frog sex.
A female frog asks the King if she knows him. This is some brilliant foreshadowing for when the King gets turned back into the frog. He knew this frog when he, too, was in frog form. In his earlier life, they must have had frog sex.
1 - The magazine the Big Bad Wolf is reading is called Pork Illustrated
The magazine the Big Bad Wolf is reading is called Pork Illustrated
1 - Fiona has a poster of Justin Timberlake in her bedroom. Cameron Diaz, who voices Fiona, was dating Timberlake at the time.
Fiona has a poster of Justin Timberlake in her bedroom. Cameron Diaz, who voices Fiona, was dating Timberlake at the time.
1 - While staying in Fiona's childhood room, Shrek finds a princess toy that says the same phrase Fiona says after getting rescued in Shrek 1
While staying in Fiona's childhood room, Shrek finds a princess toy that says the same phrase Fiona says after getting rescued in Shrek 1
1 - The love potion Fairy Godmother gives to the King has the roman numeral "9" on it, a nod to the song "Love Potion Number 9".
The love potion Fairy Godmother gives to the King has the roman numeral "9" on it, a nod to the song "Love Potion Number 9".
1 - When the king goes to the Poisoned Apple, a female frog asks him if she knows him to which he replies that she "must be mistaking him for someone else" while looking distressed. This is a hint about the king's secret as that frog probably knew him before his transformation.
When the king goes to the Poisoned Apple, a female frog asks him if she knows him to which he replies that she "must be mistaking him for someone else" while looking distressed. This is a hint about the king's secret as that frog probably knew him before his transformation.
1 - The "police dispatcher" in the KNIGHTS gag report that they're tracking a fleeing White Bronco, a reference to the 1994 OJ Simpson chase on I5.
The "police dispatcher" in the KNIGHTS gag report that they're tracking a fleeing White Bronco, a reference to the 1994 OJ Simpson chase on I5.
1 - After watching Shrek get arrested, the 3 little pigs cover their eyes, ears, and mouth, just like the 3 "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil" monkeys pictorial maxim.
After watching Shrek get arrested, the 3 little pigs cover their eyes, ears, and mouth, just like the 3 "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil" monkeys pictorial maxim.
1 - King Harold (a.k.a the Frog King) goes to a bar to meet with someone who would deal with Shrek. Whilst there, a female frog says to him "do I know you?" Giving a subtle hint to the kings past as the frog who turned into a prince after a kiss.
King Harold (a.k.a the Frog King) goes to a bar to meet with someone who would deal with Shrek. Whilst there, a female frog says to him "do I know you?" Giving a subtle hint to the kings past as the frog who turned into a prince after a kiss.
1 - The song that Fairy Godmother sings "I Need a Hero", is the Turkish song written by a famous singer that came out 1 year after the original one and was inspired by it, and the rhythm in the movie matches perfectly.
The song that Fairy Godmother sings "I Need a Hero", is the Turkish song written by a famous singer that came out 1 year after the original one and was inspired by it, and the rhythm in the movie matches perfectly.

Puss in Boots sings the lines "I feel a premonition, that girls gonna make me fall" and points at Kitty Softpaws from Puss in Boots (2011) (who he ends up falling in love with)

1 - During the argument between Harold and Lillian, the posters beside Lillian are showing Harold over lilypads. Incidentally, the flowers on the lilypads look like crowns.
During the argument between Harold and Lillian, the posters beside Lillian are showing Harold over lilypads. Incidentally, the flowers on the lilypads look like crowns.
1 - This is obviously a quick foreshadow before the reveal of King Harold being a Frog, but in Shrek 2 (2004), behind the king and queen, is a small pond with lily flowers and pads. What's also interesting, is that the Queen's name is "Lillian", not that it's a double whammy reference
This is obviously a quick foreshadow before the reveal of King Harold being a Frog, but in Shrek 2 (2004), behind the king and queen, is a small pond with lily flowers and pads. What's also interesting, is that the Queen's name is "Lillian", not that it's a double whammy reference

When Mongo is hit by a fireball, his roar is the same as Godzilla's

1 - Shrek's first encounter with Puss in Boots is an iconic reference to Alien
Shrek's first encounter with Puss in Boots is an iconic reference to Alien
1 - You see froggy foreshadowing in this scene (long before you discover he is a frog)
You see froggy foreshadowing in this scene (long before you discover he is a frog)
1 - Knights grind pepper into shreds eyes, because pepper spray hasn't existed yet.
Knights grind pepper into shreds eyes, because pepper spray hasn't existed yet.
1 - They give us a hint(@ around 28:00) that Fiona's father(King Harold) is actually a frog
They give us a hint(@ around 28:00) that Fiona's father(King Harold) is actually a frog
1 - The fairy used as a mood lighting coughs to Shrek and Fiona's farts, showing the audience that it was able to breathe despite being stuck in a jar with seemingly no air supply.
The fairy used as a mood lighting coughs to Shrek and Fiona's farts, showing the audience that it was able to breathe despite being stuck in a jar with seemingly no air supply.
1 - The guards use a pepper grinder on Shrek's eyes because pepper spray hadn't been invented yet.
The guards use a pepper grinder on Shrek's eyes because pepper spray hadn't been invented yet.
Shrek 2 poster
Shrek 2 poster

Shrek 2 Plot: Shrek and Fiona travel to the Kingdom of Far Far Away, where Fiona's parents are King and Queen, to celebrate their marriage. When they arrive, they find they are not as welcome as they thought they would be.

I am pretty sure that you've watched Shrek 2, maybe in a theater near you or on the small screen, but probably not many of the small details have taken your attention. Most of the previous facts are hidden for some reason, but still, there is plenty of randomly forgetten stuff that makes the movie unique and interesting. The more you know, the more fascinated you'll be about Shrek 2 and will watch it online, download or stream it again and again.

Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Director Andrew Adamson
Main Actors Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Julie Andrews
IMDB score 7.2