"SHREK THE THIRD" AIRS AS THE "ABC MONDAY MOVIE OF THE WEEK," DECEMBER 24
"Shrek the Third," featuring the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Julie Andrews, Antonio Banderas and Justin Timberlake, will air as the "ABC Monday Movie of the Week," DECEMBER 24 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. Winner of a People's Choice Award and a Kid's Choice Award in 2008, the film will be broadcast in HDTV with 5.1-channel surround sound. (Rebroadcast. OAD 11/20/09)
After the King (John Cleese) of Far, Far Away falls ill and passes away, Shrek (Myers) and his pregnant wife, Fiona (Diaz), find themselves the immediate successors to the throne. Being the thoughtful big green ogre that he is, Shrek is determined to find the real heir to the throne, Fiona's cousin, Artie (Timberlake). Shrek is joined by his faithful companions, Donkey (Murphy) and Puss in Boots (Banderas), as they set sail in a search Artie. Meanwhile, a vengeful Prince Charming (Evrett) gathers a slew of fairy tale villains to overthrow the new king and, upon their return, Shrek and the young Artie must defend the throne and their kingdom.
"Shrek the Third" stars Mike Myers as Shrek, Eddie Murphy as Donkey, Cameron Diaz as Princess Fiona, Antonio Banderas as Puss in Boots, Julie Andrews as Queen, John Cleese as King, Rupert Evrett as Prince Charming, Eric Idle as Merlin and Justin Timberlake as Artie.
"Shrek the Third" was produced by Jeffrey Katzenberg for DreamWorks and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by Chris Miller & Raman Hui and written by William Steig & Andrew Adamson. The 2007 animated film is the third film in the "Shrek" series. (CLOSED-CAPTIONED) (Broadcast in stereo where available)
"SHREK THE THIRD" IN HDTV:
The ABC Television Network's HDTV broadcast of "Shrek the Third" will air in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG,L parental guideline.