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Shrek
Mike Myers (Voice) and Cameron Diaz (Voice)




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Set in a strange, colorful land populated by fairy tale characters, SHREK is a hilarious comedy that will win over audiences of children and adults alike. Shrek (voiced by Mike Myers) is a fearsome green ogre living in isolation in his own cozy little swamp. He is not receptive to visitors, and fends off the occasional party of torch-wielding villagers with ease. But when the power-hungry Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow) turns Shrek's swamp into a relocation camp for dozens of banished fairy-tale characters (including some pesky dwarves, wolves, and fairies) Shrek's quiet, introverted life is ruined. Joined by the talkative Donkey (Eddie Murphy), Shrek makes his way to Farquaad's realm of Duloc, where the Lord promises makes Shrek and offer: He will rid Shrek's land of the unwanted visitors if Shrek will go on a simple quest to free Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) from her remote, dragon-guarded castle and convince her to marry Farquaad. On their quest, Shrek and Donkey run into a number of bizarre situations, and Shrek finds himself realizing that he isn't quite the fearsome monster he has always made himself out to be. Reinventing the traditional fairy tale adventure, SHREK features gorgeous computer animation, a unique sense of humor, and compelling characters--especially Eddie Murphy's lovable Donkey.

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Overview

Set in a strange, colorful land populated by fairy tale characters, SHREK is a hilarious comedy that will win over audiences of children and adults alike. Shrek (voiced by Mike Myers) is a fearsome green ogre living in isolation in his own cozy little swamp. He is not receptive to visitors, and fends off the occasional party of torch-wielding villagers with ease. But when the power-hungry Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow) turns Shrek's swamp into a relocation camp for dozens of banished fairy-tale characters (including some pesky dwarves, wolves, and fairies) Shrek's quiet, introverted life is ruined. Joined by the talkative Donkey (Eddie Murphy), Shrek makes his way to Farquaad's realm of Duloc, where the Lord promises makes Shrek and offer: He will rid Shrek's land of the unwanted visitors if Shrek will go on a simple quest to free Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) from her remote, dragon-guarded castle and convince her to marry Farquaad. On their quest, Shrek and Donkey run into a number of bizarre situations, and Shrek finds himself realizing that he isn't quite the fearsome monster he has always made himself out to be. Reinventing the traditional fairy tale adventure, SHREK features gorgeous computer animation, a unique sense of humor, and compelling characters--especially Eddie Murphy's lovable Donkey.

Awards:
2002 - Academy Awards - Best Animated Feature Film Winner

Main Cast & Crew

Andrew Adamson - Director
Vicky Jenson - Director
Mike Myers (voice)
Cameron Diaz (voice)
Eddie Murphy (voice)
John Lithgow (voice)
Tommy Karlsen (voice)

 

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DVD Format
  • Format: DVD (New Box Art)
  • Run Time: 90
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 191329061060
  • Genre: Family
  • Rating: PG (MPAA) (mild language and some crude humor)
  • Release Date: November 2001

Related Categories:
Movies > Comedies

Related Keywords:
Fantasy
Monsters
Children
Computer Animation
Theatrical Release
Fantasy Worlds
Animated Characters
Essential Cinema

 

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Theatrical release: May 18, 2001

Reviews:
"...The impudent jokes keep rolling along. Mike Myers provides a sly vocal impression....It's Eddie Murphy as the smart-ass donkey sidekick who steals the show..." - 06/01/2001 Movieline's Hollywood Life, p.39


"...SHREK is a world-class charmer..." - 06/07/2001 Rolling Stone, p.119-20


"...SHREK is an instant animated classic....Playing equally effectively as a lively romp for kids and an enormously clever comedy for adults..." - 05/07/2001 Variety, p.49-58


"...SHREK is a funny, sweet, snappy fairy tale about misfits....It's impossible to ogre-state the sheer fun of SHREK..." - 06/01/2001 Premiere, p.88-9


"...SHREK is scrappy, brash comedy, and the brio of actors adds to the dynamism..." - 05/16/2001 New York Times, p.E1


"...Riotous....The most thoroughly enjoyable cartoon feature since TOY STORY..." - 05/16/2001 USA Today, p.1D


"...Mike Myers is able to both humanize and soften the character....Cameron Diaz' unorthodox take on a post-feminist fairytale princess is likewise accomplished, endearing yet amusing..." - 07/01/2001 Box Office, p.101


"...SHREK is a film of marvels....It has a lovely vintage-illustration look, with a sylvan swamp and a wonderfully grotesque castle..." - 07/01/2001 Sight and Sound, p.54-5


"...Casual, carefree, consistently amusing....Smartly constructed to appeal to children and their parents..." - 05/16/2001 Los Angeles Times, p.1


"...The movie is an astonishing visual delight, with animation techniques that seem lifelike and fantastical, both at once..." - 05/18/2001 Chicago Sun-Times, p.27

 

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