Offical poster for Academy Award winning Shrek
|Directed by||Andrew Adamson|
|Produced by||Jeffrey Katzenberg|
John H. Williams
Roger S.H. Schulman
|Music by||Harry Gregson-Williams|
United International Pictures
Universal Pictures (through DreamWorks label until 2006)
Paramount Pictures (2006–)
CBS Television Distribution (2006–)
|Release date(s)||May 18, 2001|
|Running time||90 minutes (1:29:59)|
|Country||United States, Canada|
|Budget||US $60 million|
|Followed by||Shrek 2 (2004)|
Shrek, an animated feature film by DreamWorks Animation, debuted in 2001, and is based upon William Steig's 1990 fairy tale picture book entitled Shrek! It was directed by New Zealander Andrew Adamson and Los Angeles artist Vicky Jenson and animated by DreamWorks Animation SKG. DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc ( is an independent American Animation studio which primarily produce a series of critically and commercially successful William Steig (November 14 1907 – October 3 2003 was a prolific American Cartoonist, sculptor and later in life an author of popular Children's literature Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) A fairy tale or fairy story is a fictional Story that may feature folkloric characters (such as fairies, enchantments]] often involving Shrek! is a picture book written and illustrated in 1990 by William Steig about a young Ogre who finds the ogre of his dreams when he leaves New Zealand is an Island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island Andrew Ralph Adamson MNZM (born December 1, 1966) is a New Zealand Film director based mainly in Los Angeles California Vicky Jenson is an animation director at DreamWorks Animation. DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc ( is an independent American Animation studio which primarily produce a series of critically and commercially successful Shrek was the first film to win an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, a category introduced in 2001. The Academy Award for Best Animated Feature is one of the annual Awards given by the Los Angeles -based professional organization the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and It was released on DVD and VHS on November 7, 2001. DVD (also known as " Digital Versatile Disc " or " Digital Video Disc " - see Etymology)is Events 1492 - The Ensisheim Meteorite the oldest Meteorite with a known date of impact strikes the Earth around noon in a Wheat Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar.
The film features the voices of Mike Myers as a large, strong, solitude-loving, intimidating ogre named Shrek (from the German word "schreck" meaning "terror" or Yiddish word שרעק, meaning "fear"), Cameron Diaz as the beautiful but very down-to-earth and feisty Princess Fiona, Eddie Murphy as a talkative donkey named Donkey, and John Lithgow as the villainous Lord Farquaad. Michael John "Mike" Myers (born May 25, 1963) is a Canadian Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter and Film producer An ogre (feminine ogress) is a large cruel and hideous Humanoid Monster, featured in mythology folklore and fiction Shrek is a fictional character from the children's book Shrek! and the ''Shrek'' films. The German language (de ''Deutsch'') is a West Germanic language and one of the world's major languages. Yiddish (yi [[wiktייִדיש ייִדיש]] yidish or yi [[wiktאידיש אידיש]] idish, literally "Jewish" is a nonterritorial High Cameron Michelle Díaz (born August 30 1972 is a Golden Globe - BAFTA - and SAG -Award nominated U Princess Fiona is the Princess in the films Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, and the upcoming Shrek Edward Regan "Eddie" Murphy (born April 3 1961 is an Academy Award -nominated Golden Globe - Screen Actors Guild Award -winning American The donkey or ass, Equus asinus, is a member of the Equidae or horse family and an odd-toed ungulate. Donkey is a fictional talking Donkey from the Shrek series of films voiced by Eddie Murphy. John Arthur Lithgow (ˈlɪθɡoʊ̪ born October 19, 1945) is an American Actor perhaps best-known for his starring role as Dr Lord Farquaad is the main antagonist from the 2001 Animated feature film Shrek.
It was critically acclaimed as an animated film worthy of adult interest, with many adult-oriented jokes and themes but a simple enough plot and humor to appeal to children. It made notable use of pop music—the soundtrack includes music by Smash Mouth, Eels, Joan Jett, The Proclaimers, Jason Wade, The Baha Men, and Rufus Wainwright. This article is about the San Jose California band For their eponymous album see Smash Mouth (album. Joan Jett (born September 22 1958, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania) is an American rock Guitarist, Singer The Proclaimers are a Scottish band composed of identical twins Charlie and Craig Reid (born March 5, 1962) Jason Michael Wade (born July 5 1980) is the lead vocalist songwriter and Guitarist with the band Lifehouse. Baha Men is the name of a pop group from The Bahamas that plays a modernized style of Bahamian Folk music called Junkanoo.
The film was extremely successful on release in 2001 and it helped establish DreamWorks as a prime competitor to Walt Disney Pictures in the field of feature film animation, particularly in computer animation. DreamWorks LLC, also known as DreamWorks Pictures, DreamWorks SKG, or DreamWorks Studios, is a major American Film studio Walt Disney Pictures refers to several different entities associated with The Walt Disney Company: Walt Disney Pictures, the film banner was established Furthermore, Shrek was made the mascot for the company's animation productions. The term mascot – defined as a term for any person animal or object thought to bring Luck – colloquially includes anything used to represent a group with a common
This film is third on Bravo's "100 Funniest Movies" . Bravo is a Cable television network owned by NBC Universal. It is currently seen in more than 80 million homes and was the first service dedicated to film drama Shrek was also ranked second in a Channel 4 poll of the 100 greatest family films, losing out on the top spot to E.T.. This article is about the 1982 film For the term "ET" which redirects here see ET.
Tagline: The Greatest Fairy Tale Never Told
The story begins with Shrek (voice of Mike Myers) peaceably enjoying life within his home: a swamp. A tagline is a variant of a branding slogan typically used in Marketing materials and Advertising. Shrek is a fictional character from the children's book Shrek! and the ''Shrek'' films. Michael John "Mike" Myers (born May 25, 1963) is a Canadian Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter and Film producer This is shattered when he inadvertently rescues the stubborn and talkative Donkey (voice of Eddie Murphy) from soldiers sent by the ruthless ruler of the Kingdom of Duloc, Lord Farquaad (voice of John Lithgow). Donkey is a fictional talking Donkey from the Shrek series of films voiced by Eddie Murphy. Edward Regan "Eddie" Murphy (born April 3 1961 is an Academy Award -nominated Golden Globe - Screen Actors Guild Award -winning American Lord Farquaad is the main antagonist from the 2001 Animated feature film Shrek. John Arthur Lithgow (ˈlɪθɡoʊ̪ born October 19, 1945) is an American Actor perhaps best-known for his starring role as Dr Farquaad is obsessed with ruling a "perfect kingdom", without any fairy tale creatures in it, and uses the Magic Mirror to select a princess bride he can marry in order to become a king. Snow White (in Low German Sneewittchen; in High German Schneeweißchen) is the title character of a Fairy tale known from many countries in He chooses Princess Fiona (voice of Cameron Diaz), who is held captive in a castle surrounded by lava and guarded by a fire-breathing dragon. Princess Fiona is the Princess in the films Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, and the upcoming Shrek Cameron Michelle Díaz (born August 30 1972 is a Golden Globe - BAFTA - and SAG -Award nominated U
Much to Shrek's chagrin, Lord Farquaad has relocated all the fairy tale creatures to his swamp. Shrek and Donkey head off to the Kingdom of Duloc so they can complain to Farquaad and Shrek can get his swamp back. When Shrek and Donkey get to the Kingdom, they interrupt a tournament Farquaad is holding in order to select a knight worthy of rescuing Princess Fiona. Lord Farquaad then sends the knights to kill Shrek. Shrek fights the knights, with some help from Donkey, and defeats them. Lord Farquaad, getting an idea, proclaims Shrek the winner of the tournament and agrees to remove the fairy tale creatures from the swamp if Shrek rescues Fiona.
When they get to the castle Shrek and Donkey split up to search for Fiona. As Shrek, after putting on the helmet of a fallen knight finds the princess, Donkey runs into the fire-breathing dragon, which he gets cornered by, and begins to give compliments to her to stop her from killing him. Dragon takes these compliments seriously and she subsequently takes Donkey away to her chambers.
After escaping, Fiona orders Shrek to remove his helmet so they can share true love's first kiss. Shrek refuses her request at first, but then shows her his true face. Upon realizing that he is an ogre and not her true love, she angrily refuses to go with Shrek back to Dulot so Shrek takes Fiona by force instead, picking her up and throwing her over his shoulder. The three set off back to Dulot.
On their way through the woods, Fiona insists that they should stop and make camp as sunset comes. Fiona sleeps in a little rock cave while Shrek and Donkey talk under the stars, where Shrek reveals he is upset that people judge him as nothing but a monster without getting to know him.
The next night, Shrek and Fiona are about to kiss when Donkey reminds them of the sun setting. Surprised, Fiona rushes into the old windmill near which they are camping. Donkey now thinks that Shrek and Fiona are beginning a romantic liking towards one another, to which Shrek realizes that he and Fiona could never be and storms off.
Donkey enters the windmill, but finds an ogress instead of Fiona. He instantly starts screaming and yelling, until he realizes that the ogress is Princess Fiona. She then explains that she was cursed by an enchantment: human by day, ogress by night, until she receives her true love's first kiss and takes "love's true form". Donkey brings up Shrek's name, saying that the two of them have a lot in common. Meanwhile, Shrek is outside the door waiting to tell Fiona how he feels about her, but overhears the conversation between Donkey and Fiona, thinking that Fiona is calling him a horrible monster. Shrek leaves, angry and heartbroken, without listening to the rest of the exchange: Fiona requests Donkey not to reveal the secret to anyone. Before Fiona has the chance to tell Shrek, the sun rises, turning Fiona into her human form. Fiona tries to tell him, but he is too angry about what he heard last night. As she still does not understand why he was upset about it, Shrek repeats what she said, "who could love a beast so hideous?" Unfortunately, Fiona misunderstands this as Shrek saying even he thinks she was hideous. Farquaad and his knights then simultaneously appear to escort Fiona back to Duloc, which Fiona gladly accepts. Farquaad gives Shrek his deed to his swamp and he begins to head off. Farquaad takes Fiona back to Duloc and begins the preparations for the marriage, while Donkey rushes to Shrek, telling him to stop Farquaad from taking Fiona. Shrek refuses to listen to him and sets off for his swamp, leaving an upset Donkey behind him.
Shrek goes home to return to his normal life, even more miserable than before. Donkey returns to Shrek's swamp to confront Shrek and tells him that Fiona was talking about somebody else rather than him. Shrek wants to end the wedding before it is too late, but would not be able to make it in time. Donkey then whistles and Dragon appears offering to take them. Upon arriving, Shrek storms in and objects to the wedding.
Shrek tells Fiona that Farquaad only wants to marry her so that he can be king and that he is not her true love. Farquaad then realizes that Shrek has fallen in love with the princess. He and the rest of the citizens begin to laugh before he reminds Fiona that they are one kiss away from their happily ever after. The sun then sets, revealing Fiona's ogre form. Farquaad, disgusted, orders his knights to kill Shrek and lock Fiona back in her tower. Shrek whistles and Dragon smashes through a stained glass window and swallows Farquaad. Shrek tells Fiona that he truly loves her and they share a kiss that turns Fiona into an ogress permanently. She is initially confused, as she was expecting to become beautiful, but Shrek assures her that she is beautiful.
At the end, the two get married and set off on their honeymoon in an onion carriage. In a post-credits scene, Shrek hosts a variety of songs sung by many of the characters of the movie.
Robin Williams, who had worked for Katzenberg before in Aladdin and had had a bitter falling out with him and The Walt Disney Company after going back on the deal they had (which can be explained in the Aladdin page), has hinted in an interview that he has refused a role in this film, because it would mean working for Jeffrey Katzenberg again. Robin McLaurim Williams (born July 21 1951 or 1952 is an American television stage and film actor and Comedian who has won an Academy Award for his performance Aladdin is a 1992 animated feature produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation, and released by Walt Disney Pictures on November 25 He would not state which role he refused.
Chris Farley was originally going to do the voice for Shrek and did at least half of the audio for the voice, but died before the project was completed. Christopher Crosby "Chris" Farley (February 15 1964 &ndash December 18 1997 was an American Comedian and Actor. Dreamworks then re-cast the voice role to Mike Myers. Michael John "Mike" Myers (born May 25, 1963) is a Canadian Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter and Film producer After Myers had completed providing the voice for the character and the movie was well into production, he asked to be allowed to re-record all of his lines in a Scottish accent similar to the one his mother had used when she told him bedtime stories. Scottish English is the variety of English spoken in Scotland, also called Scottish Standard English. Myers had also employed this character voicing for a skit during his Saturday Night Live tenure, and also for the character Stuart MacKenzie in the motion picture So I Married an Axe Murderer and Fat Bastard in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Austin Powers in Goldmember. Saturday Night Live ( SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute American Sketch comedy / Variety show based in New York City So I Married an Axe Murderer is a 1993 American film starring Mike Myers and Nancy Travis. FAT bastard is a French Wine produced and distributed by a British and French partnership Austin Powers The Spy Who Shagged Me is the second film in the Austin Powers series, released in 1999. Austin Powers in Goldmember is the third Film of the Austin Powers series starring Mike Myers in the title role.
Chris Farley was originally in the cast of Shrek as Shrek, but due to his untimely death during production, he was replaced by Mike Myers. Three Blind Mice is a children's Nursery rhyme and musical round. Aron Warner is an Actor and producer. He won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature as a producer of the animated blockbuster Shrek, in The following is a list of characters in the Shrek movies and games. James Jonah "Jim" Cummings (born November 3, 1952 in Youngstown Ohio) is an American voice actor. Vincent Cassel (born November 23 1966) is a French Actor. He has appeared in both French and English language Films. Robin Hood is an archetypal figure in English folklore, whose story originates from medieval times but who remains significant in popular culture where Christopher Crosby "Chris" Farley (February 15 1964 &ndash December 18 1997 was an American Comedian and Actor. Michael John "Mike" Myers (born May 25, 1963) is a Canadian Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter and Film producer 
Previous films and TV shows, such as Fractured Fairy Tales and The Princess Bride, have parodied the traditional fairy tale. The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show is the collective name for two separate American Television Animated series: Rocky and His Friends The Princess Bride is a 1987 film based on the 1973 novel of the same name by William Goldman, combining Comedy, However, Shrek itself has noticeably influenced the current generation of mainstream animated films. Particularly after Shrek 2, animated films began to incorporate more pop culture references and end-film musical numbers. Popular culture (or pop culture) is the Culture — patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activities significance and importance — Such elements can be seen in films like Ice Age 2, Robots, Chicken Little, and Hoodwinked!. Ice Age The Meltdown, also known as Ice Age 2 The Meltdown or simply as Ice Age 2, is the 2006 film sequel to the Robots is a 2005 American computer-animated Comedy film produced by Blue Sky Studios for 20th Century Fox (the Hoodwinked! is a 2005 Computer-animated family comedy produced by Blue Yonder Films with Kanbar Entertainment 
Original story on which the film is based:
Several video game adaptations of Shrek have been published on various game console platforms. A video game is a Game that involves interaction with a User interface to generate visual feedback on a video device.
A musical version of Shrek is planned for the stage, announced to open on Broadway at The Broadway Theatre with previews starting on November 9, 2008 and opening December 14, 2008. Shrek is an upcoming musical with music by Jeanine Tesori and a book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, based on the 2001 DreamWorks Broadway theater, commonly called simply Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 39 large professional theaters with 500 seats or more located The Broadway Theatre (formerly Universal's Colony Theatre, BS The cast is as follows, from www. broadway. com and www. shrekthemusical. com
Jeanine Tesori, composer of Thoroughly Modern Millie and Caroline, or Change is composing the show's music, with the book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire. Jeanine Tesori (formerly known as Jeanine Levenson) is a Composer of musicals. Thoroughly Modern Millie is a Tony Award -winning musical with music by Jeanine Tesori, lyrics by Dick Scanlan, and a book Caroline Or Change is a Through-composed Broadway musical with book and lyrics by Tony Kushner and score by Jeanine Tesori A reading was held in February 2007, and a later one was held in July-August 2007.  The hit songs "All Star" and "I'm A Believer" from the original movie will be transformed into musical numbers for the stage (most likely sung by Shrek, Donkey, and Fiona). Tesori and Lindsay-Abaire eventually created two songs for Shrek the Third. Shrek the Third, released 6 years after the first ''Shrek'' and 3 years after the second ''Shrek'', is a 2007 Animated film, and the The director is Jason Moore. Jason Moore is an American director of theater and television
|Directed by||Andrew Adamson|
|Produced by||Aron Warner|
John H. Williams
|Screenplay by||Ted Elliott|
Roger S.H. Schulman
|Based on the Book by||William Steig|
|Executive Producers||Penny Finkelmen Cox|
|Co-Executive Producer||David Lipman|
|Music by||Harry Gregson-Williams and John Powell|
|Associate Producer||Jane Hartwell|
|Production Designer||James Hegedus|
|Art Director||Guilluame Aretos|
|Film Editor||Sim Evan-Jones|
|Supervising Animator||Raman Hui|
|Visual Effects Supervisor||Ken Bielenberg|
|Head of Story||Randy Cartwright|
|Head of Layout||Simon J. Andrew Ralph Adamson MNZM (born December 1, 1966) is a New Zealand Film director based mainly in Los Angeles California Vicky Jenson is an animation director at DreamWorks Animation. Aron Warner is an Actor and producer. He won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature as a producer of the animated blockbuster Shrek, in Jeffrey Katzenberg (born December 21, 1950 in New York City) is a Jewish American Film producer and CEO John H Williams is a movie producer and CEO of Vanguard Animation studio Ted Elliott is an American screenwriter Along with his writing partner Terry Rossio, Elliott has written some of the most successful American films of the past 15 years including Terry Rossio was born in Kalamazoo Michigan. After graduating from Saddleback High School in Santa Ana California, he went on to study at California William Steig (November 14 1907 – October 3 2003 was a prolific American Cartoonist, sculptor and later in life an author of popular Children's literature David J Lipman is an American Biologist who since 1989 has been the Director of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI at the National Institutes Harry Gregson-Williams (born December 13, 1961) is a Golden Globe - and Grammy -nominated British Film score Composer John Powell is a English Film score Composer born on 18 September 1963 and currently based in Los Angeles. Ted Elliott is an American screenwriter Along with his writing partner Terry Rossio, Elliott has written some of the most successful American films of the past 15 years including Terry Rossio was born in Kalamazoo Michigan. After graduating from Saddleback High School in Santa Ana California, he went on to study at California Douglas "Doug" Rogers (born January 26, 1941 in Truro Nova Scotia) is a former Canadian Olympic competitor in Raman Hui ( Traditional Chinese: 許誠毅 b 1963 in Hong Kong) is a co-director (with Chris Miller (animator) of Shrek the Randy Cartwright (born October 31, 1951 in Virginia) is an American Animator. David Lowery (born September 10, 1960) is an American guitarist vocalist and songwriter he is the founder of Alternative rock band Smith|
|Lead Character Designer||Tom Hester|
|Character Designer||Raman Hui|
|Production Manager||Triva Von Klark|
Raman Hui ( Traditional Chinese: 許誠毅 b 1963 in Hong Kong) is a co-director (with Chris Miller (animator) of Shrek the Shrek is a animated series fills of the series based on the picture book with same name by William Steig in the early 1990s This list of animated feature-length films compiles animated feature Films from around the world and is organized alphabetically under the year of release A computer-animated film commonly refers to Feature films that have been computer-animated to appear three dimensional on a movie screen The following is a list of characters in the Shrek movies and games. Rotten Tomatoes is a Website devoted to reviews information and news of Movies. Metacritic is a Website that collates reviews of music Albums games, movies, TV shows, DVDs and Books. Box Office Mojo is a Website that tracks Box office Revenue in a systematic way