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Shrek [2001] (2 discs)

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Director:Andrew Adamson
Vicky Jenson
Writer:Joe Stillman
Roger S.H. Schulman
Ted Elliott
Terry Rossio
Composer:Harry Gregson-Williams
John Powell
Length:93 minutes
(1 hour 33 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Suggested Event Use:April Fools
Sorting Category:Fantasy
IMDB Rating:8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:89%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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  • Comedy
  • Fantasy
  • Kids
  • Family
  • CG
  • Action
  • Romance
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Synopsis: An ogre goes on a quest in order to rid his swamp of unwanted guests.


Reaction: Rather creative, but a bit crass for a kids show from time to time.


Personal Rating: 7/10

Select Cast and Crew
Andrew Adamson => Director
Vicky Jenson => Director
Joe Stillman => Writer
Roger S.H. Schulman => Writer
Ted Elliott => Writer
Terry Rossio => Writer
Harry Gregson-Williams => Composer
John Powell => Composer
William Steig => Book 'Shrek!'
Bobby Block => Baby Bear
Cameron Diaz => Princess Fiona
Chris Miller => Magic Mirror / Geppetto
Christopher Knights => Blind Mouse / Thelonious
Clive Pearse => Ogre Hunter
Cody Cameron => Pinocchio / Three Pigs
Conrad Vernon => Gingerbread Man
Eddie Murphy => Donkey
Jim Cummings => Captain of Guards
John Lithgow => Lord Farquaad
Kathleen Freeman => Old Woman
Michael Galasso => Peter Pan
Mike Myers => Shrek
Peter Dennis => Ogre Hunter
Simon J. Smith => Blind Mouse
Vincent Cassel => Monsieur Hood

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • [?] Chris Farley was originally cast as Shrek and even recorded the dialogue. However, after his death, the role was given to fellow [Saturday Night Live] performer, Mike Myers. A remnant of Farley remains when Shrek uses "finger quotes" - a trademark of Farley's character Bennett Brower.
  • The principal actors never met each other. All read their parts separately, with a reader feeding them the lines.
  • In Yiddish, Shrek means monster (from the German for terror or fright).
  • This film was the first winner for the inaugural Best Animated Feature Film category of the Acadamy Awards 2002.
  • The scene where Princess Fiona burps was not originally included, and was written only after Cameron Diaz burped after drinking some coke during a recording session.
  • The only characters who refer to Shrek by name in this movie are Fiona and Donkey. All other characters refer to him as either "Beast", "Ogre", "That Thing", or "Him".
  • Lord Farquaad must marry a princess to become a king. The Magic Mirror offers him three choices: Cinderella, Snow White, and the movie's Princess Fiona. Cinderella, however, was not a princess until she married Prince Charming.
  • In the fire scene outside of Shrek's house you see Papa Bear comforting Baby Bear... later, in Farquaad's castle as he is watching the picture of Fiona on the mirror you see Mama Bear as a rug, skinned and laying on the floor. Her ultimate fate, however, seems to be ok. She re-appears during the Video & DVD Karaoke scene, dancing with Papa and Baby.
  • Although he's supposed to be a hooved animal, Donkey's movements are instead based on those of a dog, except in the chase scene early in the film, during which Donkey's movements are based on those of a rabbit.
  • The effects department actually took mud showers in order to study fluid dynamic simulation.