animated movie Shrek © Dreamworks / PDI
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Shrek

In a swampy corner of the land of Duloc, Shrek is happily living the life of a widely disliked, reclusive ogre. Unfortunately for him, in another part of kingdom the tyrannical (and tiny) Lord Farquaad is seeking to create a different sort of paradise. In his obsessively, ordered kingdom there isn't room for the fairy tale creatures so he has them all shipped off to Shrek's swamp--much to the horror of Shrek who wants nothing more than to be left alone. The ogre marches off to Farquaad's castle (with a talkative, tag-along donkey in tow) and demands that the refugees be removed. Farquaad agrees--provided that Shrek first retrieves Farquaad's perfect bride-to-be, Princess Fiona. In this fractured fairy tale, the true heros are the last people you'd expect...

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Like I said I have loved fairy tales, even as an adult. And I even don't mind a fractured fairy tale like this great film - though I never like...
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Shrek is a hard one to review for me. On one hand, the animation isn't very good and the story is basically a mean-spirited Disney parody complete with fart and...
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Shrek is totally stunning. The animation was some of the best since Dragonheart. There was so much detail put in there, the dirt under the fingernails,...
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Shrek introduced another player to the computer animated film arena. Before Shrek, Pixar has been unstoppable with its Toy Story and A Bugs Life films, but in May 2001 Shrek...
Created by: Dreamworks, PDI
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Featuring the voices of:
Mike Myers ... Shrek, Blind Mouse
Eddie Murphy ... Donkey
Cameron Diaz ... Princess Fiona
John Lithgow ... Lord Farquaad
Vincent Cassel ... Monsieur Hood
Jim Cummings ... Captain of Guards
Chris Miller ... Geppetto, Magic Mirror
Conrad Vernon ... Gingerbread Man
Directed by: Vicky Jenson and Andrew Adamson
Executive Producers: Penney Finkelman Cox and Sandra Rabins
Musical Score by: Harry Gregson-Williams and John Powell
Art Directors: Guillaume Aretos and Douglas Rogers
Based on: the book by William Steig

Academy Award: Winner of the (first) Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film of the year
Annie Award: Winner of Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Theatrical Feature

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