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Shrek II: A Hoot for All Ages

The sequel is sure to be a success, with its wide audience appeal worldwide. It's also a warning shot to Disney

By Thane Peterson

I went to see Shrek II twice on its opening day, May 19, and -- not-so-tough call -- I predict Dreamworks Studio's new animated feature will be a hit. At both showings -- one at 5:15 p.m., which was full of kids and parents, and at a later one where the audience was mainly twentysomething couples -- everyone laughed uproariously throughout the movie. This sequel has a shot at being just as popular as the 2001 original, which did nearly $500 million worldwide at the box office and ranks as the 6th highest-grossing cartoon and 37th highest-grossing movie of all time.