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Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page MediaWiki 1.13alpha first-letter Media Special Talk User User talk Wikipedia Wikipedia talk Image Image talk MediaWiki MediaWiki talk Template Template talk Help Help talk Category Category talk Portal Portal talk Shrek 5530262 210272456 2008-05-05T07:24:35Z 81.109.145.18 {{Infobox Film | name = Shrek | image = Shrek.jpg | caption = Offical poster for Academy Award winning ''Shrek'' | director = [[Andrew Adamson]]<br>[[Vicky Jenson]] | producer = [[Jeffrey Katzenberg]]<br>[[Aron Warner]]<br>[[John H. Williams]] | writer = '''Screenplay:'''<br>[[Ted Elliott]]<br>[[Terry Rossio]]<br>[[Joe Stillman]]<br>[[Roger S.H. Schulman]]<br>'''Book:'''<br>[[William Steig]] | starring = '''Voices:'''<br>[[Mike Myers]]<br>[[Eddie Murphy]]<br>[[Cameron Diaz]]<br>[[John Lithgow]] | music = [[Harry Gregson-Williams]]<br>[[John Powell]] | distributor = '''USA:'''<br>[[DreamWorks|DreamWorks SKG]]<br>'''Non-USA Theatrical:'''<br>[[United International Pictures]]<br>'''DVD/Video:'''<br>[[Universal Pictures]] (through DreamWorks label until 2006)<br>[[Paramount Pictures]] (2006&ndash;)<br>'''Television Distribution:'''<br>[[CBS Television Distribution]] (2006&ndash;) | released = [[May 18]], [[2001]] | runtime = 91 minutes | country = {{USA}}, {{CAN}} | language = [[English language|English]] | awards = [[Academy Award for Best Animated Feature]] | budget = US $60 million | gross = '''Worldwide'''<br>$484,409,218<ref>[http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=shrek.htm Box Office Mojo: Shrek]</ref> | followed_by = ''[[Shrek 2]]'' (2004) | amg_id = 1:242627 | imdb_id = 0126029 }} {{other}} {{for|the entire film series|Shrek film series}} '''''Shrek''''', an animated feature [[film]], by [[DreamWorks Animation]] debuted in 2001, and is very loosely based upon [[William Steig]]'s [[1990]] [[fairy tale]] picture book entitled ''[[Shrek!]]'' It was directed by [[New Zealand]]er [[Andrew Adamson]] and Los Angeles artist [[Vicky Jenson]] and animated by [[DreamWorks Animation SKG]]. ''Shrek'' was the first film to win an [[Academy Award for Best Animated Feature]], a category introduced in 2001. It was released on [[DVD]] and [[VHS]] on [[November 7]] [[2001]]. The film features the voices of [[Mike Myers (actor)|Mike Myers]] as a large, strong, solitude-loving, intimidating [[ogre]] named [[Shrek (character)|Shrek]] (from the [[German language|German]] word "schreck" meaning "terror" or [[Yiddish]] word ????, meaning "fear"), [[Cameron Diaz]] as the beautiful but very down-to-earth and feisty [[Princess Fiona]], [[Eddie Murphy]] as a talkative [[donkey]] named [[Donkey (Shrek)|Donkey]], and [[John Lithgow]] as the villainous [[Lord Farquaad]]. 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&mdash;the soundtrack includes music by [[Smash Mouth]], [[Joan Jett]], [[The Proclaimers]], [[Jason Wade]], [[The Baha Men]], and [[Rufus Wainwright]]. 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. Furthermore, Shrek was made the [[mascot]] for the company's animation productions. This film is third on [[Bravo (television network)|Bravo's]] "100 Funniest Movies" <ref>[http://www.listsofbests.com/list/7092 Bravo's "100 Funniest Movies"]</ref>. ''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.: The Extra-Terrestrial|E.T.]]''<ref>[http://www.channel4.com/film/newsfeatures/microsites/F/greatest-familymovies/results/5-1.html 100 Greatest Family Films]</ref>. '''[[Tagline]]:''' ''The Greatest Fairy Tale Never Told'' ==Plot== The story begins with [[Shrek (character)|Shrek]] (voice of [[Mike Myers]]) peaceably enjoying life within his home: a swamp. This is shattered when he inadvertently rescues the stubborn and talkative [[Donkey (Shrek)|Donkey]] (voice of [[Eddie Murphy]]) from soldiers sent by the ruthless ruler of the Kingdom of Duloc, [[Lord Farquaad]] (voice of [[John Lithgow]]). Farquaad is obsessed with ruling a "perfect kingdom", without any fairy tale creatures in it, and uses the [[Snow White|Magic Mirror]] to select a princess bride he can marry in order to become a king. 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. 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 Duloc so Shrek takes Fiona by force instead, picking her up and throwing her over his shoulder. The three set off back to Duloc. 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. Donkey returns to Shrek's swamp to make up for being annoying to 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. ==Production== [[Robin Williams]], who had worked for Katzenberg before in ''[[Aladdin (film)|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. He would not state which role he refused<ref>[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000245/news Robin Williams (I) - News<!-- Bot generated title -->]</ref>. [[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. Dreamworks then re-cast the voice role to [[Mike Myers (actor)|Mike Myers]]. 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 English#Phonology|Scottish accent]] similar to the one his mother had used when she told him bedtime stories. 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]].'' Donkey was modeled after Pericles, a real miniature donkey from Barron Park, [[Palo Alto, California]].<ref>[http://www.rosettastoneinc.com/california/donkeys/index.html Barron Park Donkeys<!-- Bot generated title -->]</ref> ==Cast== *[[Mike Myers (actor)|Mike Myers]] – [[Shrek (character)|Shrek]] / [[Three Blind Mice|Blind Mouse]] *[[Eddie Murphy]] – [[Donkey (Shrek)|Donkey]] *[[Cameron Diaz]] – [[Princess Fiona]] *[[John Lithgow]] – [[Lord Farquaad]] *[[Conrad Vernon]] – [[Gingerbread Man (Shrek)|Gingerbread Man]] *[[Chris Miller (animator)|Chris Miller]] – [[Geppetto]] / [[Snow White|Magic Mirror]] *[[Cody Cameron]] – [[Pinocchio]] / [[Three Little Pigs]] *[[Michael Galasso]] – [[Peter Pan]] *[[Chris Knights]] – [[Three Blind Mice|Blind Mouse]] / [[Thelonius]] *[[Simon Smith]] – [[Three Blind Mice|Blind Mouse]] *[[Aron Warner]] – [[Big Bad Wolf (Shrek)|Big Bad Wolf]] *[[Jim Cummings]] – Captain of the Guards *[[Jerome De Guzman]] – Blind Mice *[[Vincent Cassel]] – [[Robin Hood]] [[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 (actor)|Mike Myers]].<ref>[http://jimhillmedia.com/blogs/jim_hill/archive/2004/05/17/33.aspx ''How "Shrek" went from being a train wreck to one for the record books'']</ref> == Soundtrack == {{main|Shrek (soundtracks)}} ==Influences== Previous films and TV shows, such as [[Fractured Fairy Tales]] and [[The Princess Bride (film)|The Princess Bride]], have parodied the traditional fairy tale. 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. Such elements can be seen in films like ''[[Ice Age 2]]'', ''[[Robots (film)|Robots]]'', ''[[Chicken Little (2005 film)|Chicken Little]]'', and ''[[Hoodwinked!]]''.<ref>[http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1619573,00.html ''Is Shrek Bad for Kids?'' Time Magazine May 10, 2007]</ref> ==Other media == ===Books=== Original story on which the film is based: * Steig, William (1990). ''[[Shrek!]]'', Sunburst Paperback. ISBN 0-374-46623-8 ===Video games=== Several [[video game]] adaptations of Shrek have been published on various [[game console]] platforms. * [[Shrek (video game)]] * [[Shrek 2 (video game)]] * [[Shrek Smash and Crash]] * [[Shrek: Hassle at the Castle]] * [[Shrek Super Slam]] * [[Shrek: Extra Large]] * [[Shrek: Super Party]] * [[Shrek the Third (video game)]] ===Comic books=== * In 2003, [[Dark Horse Comics]] released a Shrek three-issue mini-series [[comic book]] adaptation, which was collected into a [[trade paperback (comics)|trade paperback]].<ref>[http://www.darkhorse.com/profile/profile.php?sku=12-541 Dark Horse Comics > Profile > Shrek TPB<!-- Bot generated title -->]</ref> ===Broadway=== {{main|Shrek (musical)}} A musical version of ''Shrek'' is planned for the stage, announced to open on [[Broadway theatre|Broadway]] at [[The Broadway Theatre]] with previews starting on November 9, 2008 and opening December 14, 2008. Try-outs are expected to begin in August 2008 at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theater. <ref>[http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117980709.html?categoryid=15&cs=1 'Variety'' article, Feb. 11, 2008]</ref>[[Jeanine Tesori]], composer of ''[[Thoroughly Modern Millie (musical)|Thoroughly Modern Millie]]'' and ''[[Caroline, or Change]]'' is composing the show's music, with the book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire. A reading was held in February 2007, and a later one was held in July-August 2007.<ref> see [http://www.playbill.com/news/article/104113.html playbill article December 8, 2006] and [http://www.playbill.com/news/article/110239.html playbill article, August 10, 2007]</ref> 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). {{Fact|date=August 2007}} Tesori and Lindsay-Abaire eventually created two songs for [[Shrek the Third]]. The director is expected to be [[Jason Moore]]. ==Crew== {| class="wikitable" width="50%" |- | Directed by || [[Andrew Adamson]]<br />[[Vicky Jenson]] |- | Produced by || [[Aron Warner]]<br />[[Jeffrey Katzenberg]]<br />[[John H. Williams]] |- | Screenplay by || [[Ted Elliott]]<br />[[Terry Rossio]]<br />[[Joe Stillman]]<br />[[Roger S.H. Schulman]] |- | Based on the Book by || [[William Steig]] |- | Executive Producers || [[Penny Finkelmen Cox]]<br />[[Sandra Rabins]] |- | Co-Executive Producer || [[David Lipman]] |- | Music by || [[Harry Gregson-Williams]] and [[John Powell]] |- | Co-Producers || [[Ted Elliott]]<br />[[Terry Rossio]] |- | Associate Producer || [[Jane Hartwell]] |- | Production Designer || [[James Hegedus]] |- | Art Director || [[Guilluame Aretos]]<br />[[Douglas Rogers]] |- | Film Editor || [[Sim Evan-Jones]] |- | Supervising Animator || [[Raman Hui]] |- | Visual Effects Supervisor || [[Ken Bielenberg]] |- | Head of Story || [[Randy Cartwright]]<br />[[David Lowery]] |- | Head of Layout || [[Simon J. Smith]] |- | Lead Character Designer || [[Tom Hester]] |- | Character Designer || [[Raman Hui]] |- | Production Manager || [[Triva Von Klark]] |} ==See also== *[[Shrek (series)|Other Shrek films]] *[[List of animated feature-length films]] *[[List of computer-animated films]] *[[List of fairy tale characters in Shrek]] ==References== {{reflist}} ==External links== {{wikiquote}} * [http://www.shrek.com Shrek Official Web Site] * {{imdb title|id=0126029|title=Shrek}} * {{rotten-tomatoes|id=shrek|title=Shrek}} * {{metacritic film|id=shrek|title=Shrek}} * [http://www.HesterStudios.com Tom Hester - Shrek Character Designer] * [http://www.williamsteig.com/shrek.htm William Steig's web page describing the original 1990 story book] * [http://www.flarg.com/Graphics/ShrekRenderingStatistics.html Shrek Rendering Statistics] * {{mojo title|id=shrek|title=Shrek}} {{Academy Award for Best Animated Feature}} {{Shrek}} {{DreamWorks animated films}} <!--Split film/book article intentional - Please do not remove this comment--> [[Category:Shrek]] [[Category:2001 films]] [[Category:Best Animated Feature Academy Award winners]] [[Category:Annie Award winners]] [[Category:Computer-animated films]] [[Category:DreamWorks Animation films]] [[Category:Fantasy-comedy films]] [[Category:Children's fantasy films]] [[Category:Films based on children's books]] [[Category:Films directed by Andrew Adamson]] [[Category:Parody films]] [[Category:American films]] [[Category:English-language films]] [[ar:????]] [[br:Shrek]] [[bg:????]] [[cs:Shrek]] [[cy:Shrek]] [[da:Shrek]] [[de:Shrek – Der tollkühne Held]] [[el:S?e?]] [[es:Shrek]] [[fa:??? 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Shrek is the star of Shrek, Shrek 2 and Shrek the Third.

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