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Shrek
     

Shrek

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Director: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson, Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy

Cast: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson, Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy

 

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In this fully computer-animated fantasy from the creators of Antz, we follow the travails of Shrek (Mike Myers), a green ogre who enjoys a life of solitude. Living in a far away swamp, he is suddenly invaded by a hoard of fairy tale characters, such as the Big Bad Wolf, the Three Little Pigs, and Three Blind Mice, all refugees of their homes who have been

Overview

In this fully computer-animated fantasy from the creators of Antz, we follow the travails of Shrek (Mike Myers), a green ogre who enjoys a life of solitude. Living in a far away swamp, he is suddenly invaded by a hoard of fairy tale characters, such as the Big Bad Wolf, the Three Little Pigs, and Three Blind Mice, all refugees of their homes who have been shunned by the evil Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow). They want to save their homes from ruin, and enlist the help of Shrek, who is in the same situation. Shrek decides to offer Lord Farquaad a deal; he will rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz), who is intended to be Farquaad's bride. Accompanying Shrek on his adventure is the faithful but loquacious Donkey (Eddie Murphy), who has a penchant for crooning pop songs. The two must face various obstacles in order to locate the Princess, but they find their world challenged when she reveals a dark secret that will affect the group. Shrek is based on the children's book by William Steig, and features additional voice-work by Vincent Cassel, Cody Cameron, and Kathleen Freeman.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
"What kind of a knight are you?" the imprisoned princess asks of her unconventional rescuer. "One of a kind," the ogre replies. And so is Shrek, the compound-fractured fairy tale that ranks as 2001's box office champ, as well as the most successful non-Disney animated film ever. With its state-of-the-art computer animation, A-list voice cast, hit-heavy soundtrack, and subversively funny story (based on William Steig's book), it will live happily ever after on VHS and special-edition DVD. Mike Myers is the voice of Shrek, a repulsive but good-hearted green ogre. His solitude is shattered by an influx of fairy tale characters banished by the diminutive Lord Farquaad from his kingdom. To rid his swamp of these intruders, Shrek offers to rescue Farquaad's (John Lithgow) bride-to-be, Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) from a tower guarded by a fire-breathing dragon. Accompanying him on his quest is Donkey -- who speaks with Eddie Murphy's voice and galvanizes the film in much the same way that Robin Williams elevated Aladdin. Meanwhile, Fiona awaits her rescuer, and naturally enough, Shrek is not what she anticipated. Brimming with delights both visual and verbal (with many wickedly funny jokes at the expense of Walt Disney's legacy), Shrek invites repeated viewings. Not since The Princess Bride has there been a magical, family-friendly, true-love story told with such humor and heart.
New York Times - Elvis Mitchell
The movie itself is a giggly cocktail, though it's more foam than drink, a return to the frothy riffing on pop culture that started back on Bugs Bunny's watch in the Vitaphone days.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/26/2010
UPC:
0097360747249
Original Release:
2001
Rating:
PG
Source:
Dreamworks Animated
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:20:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Shrek in the swamp karaoke dance party; International dubbing featurette; Hbo first look: making of Shrek; Shrek's music room: music videos from smash, mouth, baha men & more!; Mirror, mirror on the wall and shrektacular trivia games; Storyboard pitch of outrageous deleted scenes; Filmmaker's commentary; Technical goofs; Exclusive hints for Shrek xbox video game; Cast and production notes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mike Myers Shrek
Eddie Murphy Donkey
Cameron Diaz Princess Fiona
John Lithgow Lord Farquaad
Vincent Cassel Monsieur Hood
Peter Dennis Voice Only

Technical Credits
Andrew Adamson Director
Vicky Jenson Director
Guillaume Aretos Art Director
Lon Bender Sound/Sound Designer
Cody Cameron Screenwriter
Penney Finkelman Cox Executive Producer
Craig Edelblut Set Decoration/Design
Ted Elliott Co-producer,Screenwriter
Sim Evan-Jones Editor
Leslee Feldman Casting
Harry Gregson-Williams Score Composer
Jane Hartwell Associate Producer
James Hegedus Production Designer
Jeffrey Katzenberg Producer
John Powell Score Composer
Sandra Rabins Executive Producer
Douglas Rogers Art Director
Terry Rossio Co-producer,Screenwriter
Roger S.H. Schulman Screenwriter
Wylie Stateman Sound/Sound Designer
Joe Stillman Screenwriter
Conrad Vernon Screenwriter
Aron Warner Producer
John H. Williams Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Shrek
1. Once Upon a Time (Main Title) [:34]
2. A Flyinf, Talking Donkey [2:59]
3. What Are You Doing In My Swamp? [1:22]
4. Lord Farquaad [1:45]
5. The Kingdom of Duloc [1:33]
6. Ogres Are Like Onions [:19]
7. The Dragon's Keep [2:00]
8. Rescuing the Princess [:31]
9. Remove Your Helmet [:36]
10. Campfire [2:22]
11. Merry Men [1:55]
12. Weedrat Dinner [1:35]
13. You Ate the Princess! [2:36]
14. The Proposal [:01]
15. Wedding Preparation [3:03]
16. That's What Friends Are For [2:05]
17. The Wedding [:59]
18. Love's True Form [3:19]
19. I'm a Believer [1:50]
20. End Credits [:11]

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Shrek 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 69 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this movie last night, it's just a nifty little movie, just dandy, just rad to the bone I suppose. I'd watch it three times!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is hilarious!...Recommend it for kids but much more for adults! The computer graphics are unbelievable. You gotta see this if you are an Eddie Murphy fan.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the funniest movie I've seen in a long time. I personally like comedies and this was one of the best!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Though the commercial (non-customer) reviews got a few of the details of the story wrong, they got the jist of it. This is a hilarious movie, for anyone. It will, of course, appeal to children, since, at its core, it is a fairy tale, but it also apeals to pretty much everybody else, unless you're a die-hard Disney fan. The humor is plentiful, with jokes directed at all or certain age groups, and the story is somehow both the oldest story in the book and unique at the same time. Very rarely have fairy tales been looked at in such an interesting light. The massive combined comic talet of Mike Meyers, Eddie Murphy, and John Lithgow virtually gaurentees a hit, but the spot-on writing from Ted Elliot and his colaborators will make, though I should probably say they have already made, a classic. Two thumbs up! Five Starts! Must see! You get it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i thought that shrek was a wonderful and witty movie.the amimation was the best i have seen in a while... and it was not even a disney movie. this movie i belive apeled to all ages. it was a wonderful cartoon animated movies for the kids and it has a mixup of adult hummor for the parents taking there kids to see it.Shrek pulls from all of the old fairy tales you grew up reading.it also has that little fairy tale love twist to it. the movie really grasped my attention and held it all through the movie. but more than anything it made me laugh.this is not a movie that anyone will soon forget. i belive that it will be around for generations. Enjoyable for all ages. you have to see it.
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The people who wrote Shrek i want to thank you for putting all of your time and effort into it. It was well worth it if you agree with me. I have never seen a kids movie so funny in my life. I usually think that they are lame when my parents go out and buy a movie. But when they brought Shrek home, I couldn't stop laughing it was so funny. Thanks so much for making that for everyone it was awesome!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The first time I saw this video, I loved it. I thought it very humorous. After watching it several times, I still think it is amusing, when there isn¿t subtle or not-so-subtle dirt in the humor. But every time I watch it, I hear more objectionable jokes. My brother and I watched it with some Christian girls and were embarrassed by the content of the movie. The donkey uses his name as a swearword, makes crude jokes, and goes to the bathroom on a fire to put it out. Sex is more than hinted at when the donkey discovers Fiona laying on top of Shrek and when Shrek and the donkey repeatedly joke about Farquaad¿s 'size'. When my brother¿s friends saw the movie, they said, ¿This movie is for kids?¿
Guest More than 1 year ago
it was a funny movie and it made me laugh it had some cool music and shrek gets shot with an arrow in the butt, which is cool and the princess had to pull it out. it had some stuff from the matrix in the robin hood part where shrek and the princess fought him and his merry men i also enjoyed the matrix,the patriot,gladiotor(im not sure on that spelling),hardball,shangi noon,
Guest More than 1 year ago
This film was funny and there were hilarious scenes and I can't get enough of this movie. I strongly recommend it for anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Shrek is very entertaining to both children and adults. Preferably children. This movie is great for families that wish to agree on a movie in which everyone will enjoy together.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The movie is not only fun for the kids, but with its obvious adult innuendo, it is fun for adults too. Its not your typical fairy tale story, but a mixture of all of your favorite childhood stories, including The Three Little Pigs, The Three Blind Mice and many more; all combined into one crazy tale
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I saw this movie in theaters when it came out last summer I loved it! This movie just wouldn't be great without Eddie Murphy though. It is very creative and will keep you laughing. Buy this movie!
lizzie3276 More than 1 year ago
Hilarious and strange concept :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought Shrek was one of the best films Eddie Murphy did. His humor was funny for kids but hilarious for adults. Many things kids did not pick up upon, adults found to be very funny. Thank you for such a refreshing comedy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I know that we have seen the movie at least twenty times via digital cable and video, so we had to purchase our own dvd copy. It was the most compassionate movie I've seen since ''The Black Stallion''. I'm truly grateful we have our own dvd copy now!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Shrek was funny. The characters were funny too. I liked how they combined different disney movies together to form one. It was creative.