Shrek
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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:
08/19/2003
UPC:
0678149069921
Original Release:
2001
Rating:
PG
Source:
Dreamworks Animated
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:33:00

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; Game Swamp: over 15 interactive games and activities including Shrek Pinball, Rescue the Princess and Soup Slam; Storyboard pitch of outrageous deleted scenes; Filmmakers' 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

Side #1 --
1. Once Upon a Time (Main Title)
2. A Flying, Talking Donkey
3. What Are You Doing in My Swamp?
4. Lord Farquaad
5. The Kingdom of DuLoc
6. Ogres Are Like Onions
7. The Dragon's Keep
8. Rescuing the Princess
9. Remove Your Helmet
10. Campfire
11. Merry Men
12. Weedrat Dinner
13. You Ate the Princess!
14. The Proposal
15. Wedding Preparation
16. That's What Friends Are For
17. The Wedding
18. Love's True Form
19. I'm a Believer
20. End Credits

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