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Shrek

Official poster
Directed by Andrew Adamson
Vicky Jenson
Produced by Jeffrey Katzenberg
Aron Warner
John H. Williams
Written by Ted Elliott
Terry Rossio
Joe Stillman
Roger S. H. Schulman
William Steig (Book)
Starring Mike Myers
Eddie Murphy
Cameron Diaz
John Lithgow
Music by Harry Gregson-Williams
John Powell
Editing by Sim Evan-Jones
Studio Pacific Data Images
Distributed by DreamWorks
Release date(s) May 18, 2001 (2001-05-18)
Running time 90 minutes (01:29:59)
Country United States
Language English
Budget $60 million
Gross revenue $484,409,218[1]
Followed by Shrek 2

Shrek is a 2001 American animated comedy film, directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson, and starring the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, and John Lithgow. Based on William Steig's 1990 fairy tale picture book Shrek!, the film was produced by DreamWorks Animation. Shrek was the first film to win an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, a category introduced in 2001. It was released on VHS and DVD on November 2, 2001.

The film stars Mike Myers as a large, strong, solitude-loving, intimidating Scottish ogre named Shrek, from a German and Yiddish word meaning "fear" or "terror". Shrek also features Cameron Diaz as the beautiful but very down-to-earth and feisty Princess Fiona, Eddie Murphy as a talkative donkey named Donkey, and Lithgow as the villainous Lord Farquaad.

The film was extremely successful on release in 2001 and it helped establish DreamWorks as a prime competitor to Pixar in the field of feature film animation, particularly in computer animation. Furthermore, Shrek was made the mascot for the company's animation productions. 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 popular music; the soundtrack includes music by Smash Mouth, Eels, Joan Jett, The Proclaimers, Jason Wade, The Baha Men, and Rufus Wainwright (covering Leonard Cohen).

During June 2008, the American Film Institute revealed its "Ten top Ten"; the best ten films in ten "classic" American film genres—after polling over 1,500 people from the creative community Shrek was acknowledged as the eighth best film in the animated genre, and the only non-Disney-Pixar film on the top ten.[2][3] It is also third on Bravo's 100 funniest movies. 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..[4]

On March 9, DreamWorks and Samsung announced that Shrek, along with Shrek 2 and Shrek the Third, will be converted to 3D and released on Blu-ray in the third quarter of 2010.[5]

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Plot

Shrek (Mike Myers), a green ogre that has always enjoyed living in peaceful solitude in his swamp, finds his life disrupted when numerous fairytale beings, including Pinocchio, the Three Little Pigs, and Donkey (Eddie Murphy), are forced into the swamp by order of Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow), who is obsessed by many things, including having a perfectly clean and normal realm and his short size.

Shrek decides to travel the country to see Farquaad to try to regain his privacy, with Donkey tagging along. Meanwhile, Farquaad tortures the Gingerbread Man into revealing the whereabouts of the remaining fairytale creatures until his guards rush in with an object Farquaad has been searching for: the Magic Mirror. The Mirror tells him that Farquaad technically isn't a king and doesn't become one until he marries a princess. The Mirror gives him three princesses to choose from including Cinderella, Snow White, and Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz). Farquaad chooses Fiona and silences the Mirror before he can mention "the little thing that happens at night". The two make it to Farquaad's palace in Duloc, where they find themselves in the midst of a tournament; the winner will have the "privilege" of attempting to rescue Fiona from a castle surrounded by lava and protected by a fire-breathing dragon so that Farquaad may marry her. Shrek and Donkey easily beat the other knights, and Farquaad agrees to remove the fairytale creatures from the swamp if Shrek goes on to rescue Fiona.

Shrek and Donkey travel to the castle and split up to find Fiona. Donkey encounters the dragon and sweet-talks the beast to save himself before discovering that the dragon is female. Dragon takes a liking to Donkey and carries him to her chambers. When Shrek finds Fiona, she is appalled at his lack of romanticism. As they are leaving, Shrek manages to save Donkey, caught in Dragon's tender love, and causing her to become irate, chasing Shrek, Fiona, and Donkey out of the castle. At first, Fiona is thrilled to be rescued but quickly becomes disappointed when she finds out that Shrek is an ogre. The three make their return journey to Farquaad's palace, with Shrek and Fiona finding they have more in common with each other along the way, and falling in love. However, at night, Fiona refuses to camp with them, taking shelter in a nearby cave until morning. Shrek and Donkey stay awake and watch the stars while Shrek informs Donkey that he plans to build a wall around his swamp when he returns. When Donkey persists as to why Shrek would do this, Shrek tells him that everyone judges him before they know him, therefore he is better off alone.

The next night, Fiona takes shelter in a nearby windmill. When Donkey hears strange noises coming from the windmill, he finds Fiona has turned into an ogress. Fiona explains she was cursed as a child and turns into an ogre every night, which is why she was locked away in the castle, and that only a kiss from her true love will return her to her proper form. Shrek, about to confess his feelings for Fiona, overhears part of their conversation, and misinterprets her disgust at her transformation into an "ugly beast" to be disgusted with him. Fiona makes Donkey promise not to tell Shrek about the spell, vowing to do it herself, but when the next morning comes, Shrek has brought Lord Farquaad to Fiona. The two return to the castle, while a hurt Shrek returns to the now-vacated swamp.

Shrek finds that despite his privacy, he is miserable and misses Fiona. Donkey shows up to tell him that Fiona will be getting married shortly, urging Shrek into action to gain Fiona's true love. They are able to travel to Duloc quickly thanks to Dragon, who had escaped her confines and followed Donkey. They interrupt the wedding before Farquaad can kiss Fiona, but not before the sun sets, which causes Fiona to turn into an ogress in front of everyone. While her transformation causes Shrek to fully understand what he overheard at the windmill. Farquaad, disgusted over the change, orders Shrek killed and Fiona imprisoned, but Dragon bursts in and devours Farquaad. Shrek and Fiona admit their love for each other and share a kiss; Fiona is bathed in light as her curse is broken, but is surprised to find that she has remained an ogress. Shrek calms her by assuring her that she is still beautiful. The two of them get married in the swamp and depart on their honeymoon while the rest celebrate by singing "I'm a Believer".

Production

Robin Williams, who had worked for Jeffrey Katzenberg before in Aladdin and had a bitter falling out with him and The Walt Disney Company over marketing agreements, has hinted in an interview that he refused a role in Shrek, because it would mean working for Katzenberg again. He would not state which role he had refused.[6]

Chris Farley was originally going to do the voice for Shrek and recorded at least half of the dialogue for the character, but died before the project was completed. Dreamworks then re-cast the voice role to Mike Myers. After Myers had completed providing the voice for the character, and the film was well into production, he asked 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. Myers had also employed a Scottish accent for a Saturday Night Live skit, and also for the characters 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.[7]

Cast

Dragon, Snow White, Cinderella, Pied Piper, The Three Bears and several other characters are not speaking roles and are thus uncredited

Soundtrack

Opening Previews of Shrek VHS

  • Warning Screen
  • "Coming to Theaters Next Year"
  • Spirit Stallion of the Cimarron (2002 Preview)
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (20th Anniversary Preview)
  • "On Video and DVD"
  • Antz (1998 Preview)
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000 Preview)
  • Shrek (soundtrack) promo
  • "This Film has been Modified..."
  • DreamWorks Pictures logo

Influences

Previous films and TV shows, such as Fractured Fairy Tales and 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, and Chicken Little. It also inspired a number of CG-animated films which also spoofed fairy tales, or other related story genres, often including adult-oriented humor, most of which weren't nearly as successful as Shrek, such as Happily N'Ever After, Doogal, Igor, and Hoodwinked!.[8]

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.

Comic books

Broadway

A musical version of Shrek, with music by Jeanine Tesori and a book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, opened on Broadway at The Broadway Theatre beginning previews on November 9, 2008 and opening December 14, 2008. It stars Brian d'Arcy James in the title role, Sutton Foster as Princess Fiona, Christopher Sieber as Lord Farquaad, Daniel Breaker as Donkey, and John Tartaglia as Pinocchio and the Magic Mirror. The musical had a tryout in Seattle, Washington in August and September 2008. The musical received eight Tony Award nominations including Best Musical[10] as well as twelve Drama Desk Awards nominations,[11] ten Outer Critics Circle Award nominations,[12] and three Drama League Award nominations.[13] It won the Tony Award for Best Costume Design.

Reception

Shrek was received well. It holds an 90% positive response rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, based on 169 professional reviews.[14] The film made $42,347,760 during an opening weekend averaging $11,805, making it the highest grossing film that week beating The Mummy Returns on its third week with $20 million. The film stayed in cinemas for more than 29 weeks (roughly over 206 days) with following Shrek 2 at 21, and Shrek the Third with 12. It made $267,665,011 domestically, international reaches $216,744,207, for a worldwide total of $484 million, making it the second highest-grossing animated film of the year behind Monsters, Inc. It is the fourth highest-grossing film of 2001 behind Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and Monsters, Inc.

The film was entered into the 2001 Cannes Film Festival.[15]

At the Oscars, Shrek won the first ever Academy Award For Best Animated Feature, beating Monsters, Inc. and Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. Entertainment Weekly put it on its end-of-the-decade, "best-of" list, saying, "Prince Charming? So last millennium. This decade, fairy-tale fans--and Princess Fiona--fell for a fat and flatulent ogre. Now, that's progress."[16]

Sequels and Spin-offs

See also

References

  1. ^ "Shrek". Box Office Mojo. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=shrek.htm. 
  2. ^ American Film Institute (June 17, 2008). "AFI Crowns Top 10 Films in 10 Classic Genres". ComingSoon.net. http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=46072. Retrieved 2008-08-18. 
  3. ^ "Top Ten Animation". www.afi.com. http://www.afi.com/10top10/animation.html. Retrieved 2008-06-18. 
  4. ^ "100 Greatest Family Films". http://www.channel4.com/film/newsfeatures/microsites/F/greatest-familymovies/results/5-1.html. 
  5. ^ "Samsung brings “Shrek” to 3D Blu-ray". March 9, 2010accessdate=March 10, 2010. http://hollywoodinhidef.com/2010/03/samsung-brings-shrek-to-3d-blu-ray/. 
  6. ^ "Robin Williams (I) - News". http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000245/news. 
  7. ^ "Barron Park Donkeys". http://www.rosettastoneinc.com/california/donkeys/index.html. 
  8. ^ "Is Shrek Bad for Kids?". Time Magazine. May 10, 2007. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1619573,00.html. 
  9. ^ "Dark Horse Comics > Profile > Shrek TPB". http://www.darkhorse.com/profile/profile.php?sku=12-541. 
  10. ^ Gans, Andrew and Jones, Kenneth."Nominations for 2009 Tony Awards Announced; Billy Elliot Earns 15 Nominations",playbill.com, May 5, 2009
  11. ^ Broadway.com Staff.Headlines: 9 to 5, Shrek Lead 2009 Drama Desk Nominations April 27, 2009
  12. ^ Gans, Andrew."Billy Elliot and Shrek Top Outer Critics Circle Awards Nominations",playbill.com, April 20, 2009]
  13. ^ Gans, Andrew."75th Annual Drama League Award Nominees Announced",playbill.com, April 21, 2009]
  14. ^ "Shrek (2001)". Rotten Tomatoes. http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/shrek/. Retrieved August 13, 2009. 
  15. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Shrek". festival-cannes.com. http://www.festival-cannes.com/en/archives/ficheFilm/id/1100045/year/2001.html. Retrieved 2009-10-18. 
  16. ^ Geier, Thom; Jensen, Jeff; Jordan, Tina; Lyons, Margaret; Markovitz, Adam; Nashawaty, Chris; Pastorek, Whitney; Rice, Lynette; Rottenberg, Josh; Schwartz, Missy; Slezak, Michael; Snierson, Dan; Stack, Tim; Stroup, Kate; Tucker, Ken; Vary, Adam B.; Vozick-Levinson, Simon; Ward, Kate (December 11, 2009), "THE 100 Greatest MOVIES, TV SHOWS, ALBUMS, BOOKS, CHARACTERS, SCENES, EPISODES, SONGS, DRESSES, MUSIC VIDEOS, AND TRENDS THAT ENTERTAINED US OVER THE PAST 10 YEARS". Entertainment Weekly. (1079/1080):74-84

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From Wikiquote

Shrek is a 2001 animated film about an ogre who, in order to regain his swamp, travels along with an annoying donkey in order to bring a princess to a scheming lord who wishes to become King. Directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson. Written by William Steig (book) and Ted Elliott.

The greatest fairy tale never told.taglines
The prince isn't charming. The princess isn't sleeping. The sidekick isn't helping. The ogre is the hero. Fairy tales will never be the same again.taglines

Contents

Shrek

  • I live in a swamp! I put up signs! I'm a terrifying ogre! What do I have to do to get a little privacy?!
  • (to everyone who has been forced into the swamp) What are you doing in my swamp?!! (echoes)

Donkey

  • Now I'm a flyin', talkin' donkey! You mighta seen a housefly, maybe even a superfly. But I bet you ain't neva seen a donkey fly!
  • (after Shrek roars, trying to scare him off) Oh my! That was REALLY scary. And if you don't mind me sayin', if that don't work, your breath will certainly get the job done, 'cause you definitely need some Tic Tacs or somethin', 'cause your breath STINKS!
  • You hear that? She called me a noble steed. She think I'm a steed.
  • I'm makin' waffles!

Dialogue

(Shrek sneaks up on a mob about to enter his swamp)
1st Villager: Do you know what that thing could do to you?
2nd Villager: Yeah, it'll grind your bones for its bread!
Shrek: (exposes himself) Well, actually, that would be a giant. Now, ogres, oh, they're much worse. They'll make a suit from your freshly peeled skin! They'll shave your liver, squeeze the jelly from your eyes! Actually it's quite good on toast.
3rd Villager: (waves his torch in front of Shrek) Back! Back, ya beast! Back! I warn ya!
(Shrek calmly licks his fingers and extinguishes the torch like a match)
3rd Villager: (nervously) Right.
(silence)
Shrek: (roars ferociously) ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRGH!!!!!!!!!
(he waits until the villagers have stopped screaming)
Shrek: (whispers) This is the part where you run away.
(the villagers do so)
Shrek: (laughs) And stay out!

Old Lady: (moves Donkey's lips) I can talk. I love to talk! I'm the talkin'est damn thing you ever saw.
Captain: (annoyed) Get her outta my sight.

Shrek: (to Donkey) WHY...are you following me?
Donkey: Oh, I'll tell you why. (sings)
'Cause I'm all alone.
There's no one here beside me.
My problems have all gone.
There's no one to deride me!
But ya gotta have friends!
Shrek: Stop singing! Well, it's no wonder you don't have any friends.
Donkey: Wow! Only a true friend would be that truly honest.

Shrek: Listen, little donkey. Take a look at me, what am I?
Donkey: Uh... [looks Shrek up and down] really tall?
Shrek: No, I'm an ogre! You know, "Grab your torch and pitchforks!" Doesn't that bother you?
Donkey: [shakes his head happily] Nope.
Shrek: [surprised] Really?
Donkey: Really really.

Donkey: [eyeing the KEEP OUT signs surrounding Shrek's home] I guess you don't, uh...entertain much, do you?
Shrek: I like my privacy.
Donkey: Y'know, I do too! That's another thing we have in common. Like I hate it when you've got someone in your face, you try to give 'em a hint, they won't leave, and then there's that big awkward silence, you know...
[Big awkward silence ensues]
Donkey: ...Can I stay with you?
Shrek: What?
Donkey: Can I stay with you... please?
Shrek: Of course!
Donkey: Really?
Shrek: No.
Donkey: Please! I don't wanna go back there! You don't know what it's like to be considered a freak! [slight pause; Shrek gives Donkey a look] Well, maybe you do, but that's why we gotta stick together. You gotta lemme stay!

Donkey: This is gonna be fun. We can stay up late, swappin' manly stories, and in the mornin', I'm makin' waffles!
Shrek: Ohh!
Donkey: Where do, uh... I sleep?
Shrek: OUTSIDE!

Lord Farquaad: Run, run, run, as you fast as you can; you can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man!
Gingy: You're a monster.
Lord Farquaad: I'm not the monster here. You are. You and the rest of that fairy tale trash, poisoning my perfect world. Now, tell me! Where are the others?!
Gingy: Eat me! [spits Farquaad]
Lord Farquaad: [grunts] I've tried to be fair with you creatures, but now my patience has reached its end! Tell me, or I'll--
[he reaches to pull off one of Gingy's buttons]
Gingy: No! Not the buttons! Not my gumdrop buttons!
Lord Farquaad: All right, then, who's hiding them?!
Gingy: Okay! I'll tell you. Do you know the muffin man?
Lord Farquaad: The muffin man?
Gingy: The muffin man.
Lord Farquaad: Yes. I know the muffin man. Who-- Who lives down Drury Lane?
Gingy: Well, she's married to the muffin man...
Lord Farquaad: The muffin man?!
Gingy: THE MUFFIN MAN!
Lord Farquaad: She's married to the muffin man.

Puppets: [Singing] Welcome to DuLoc, such a perfect town
Here we have some "rules", let us lay them down,
Don't make waves, stay in line
And we'll get along fine
DuLoc is a perfect place
Please keep off of the grass
Shine your shoes, wipe your... face!
DuLoc is
DuLoc is
DuLoc is a perfect... place!
[Camera flash; the stand prints out a photo of Shrek and Donkey]
Donkey: Wow! Let's do that again!

Lord Farquaad: [upon seeing Shrek for the first time] What is that? Urgh, it's hideous!
Shrek: Well, that's not very nice. [looks at Donkey] It's just a donkey.

Donkey: So, you gotta go to this abandoned castle, get past a dragon and rescue a princess so Farquaad gives you back your swamp, which you only don't have because he filled it full of freaks in the first place, is that right?
Shrek: You know, maybe there's a good reason donkeys shouldn't talk.

[Shrek and Donkey are on their way to rescue Fiona. Donkey sniffs the air, and smells something horrible.]
Donkey: Whew, Shrek, did you do that?! Man, you gotta warn somebody before you crack one like that. My mouth was open and everything.
Shrek: Believe me, Donkey, if that was me, you'd be dead. [sniffs] It's brimstone. We must be getting close.
Donkey: Yeah, right, brimstone. Don't be talkin' 'bout no brimstone. I know what I smelt, and it wasn't no brimstone, and it didn't come off no stone neither.

[Shrek and Donkey finally reach the terrifying castle where Fiona is imprisoned]
Donkey: [nervous] Er, Shrek, you know when you said that ogres have layers?
Shrek: Oh, aye?
Donkey: Well, I sorta have a confession to make. Donkeys don't have layers. We wear our fear right there on our sleeves.
Shrek: Wait a second. Donkeys don't have sleeves.
Donkey: You know what I mean!
Shrek: Oh, you can't tell me you're afraid of heights?
Donkey: No, I'm just a little uncomfortable about being on a rickety bridge over a boilin' lake of lava!

Donkey: So where is this fire-breathin' pain in the neck, anyway?
Shrek: Inside, waiting for us to rescue her.
Donkey: I was talkin' about the dragon, Shrek.

Shrek: Go over there and see if you can find any stairs.
Donkey: Stairs? I thought we was lookin' for the Princess.
Shrek: The Princess will be up the stairs in the highest room in the tallest tower.
Donkey: What makes you think she'll be there?
Shrek: I read it in a book once.

Fiona: You didn't slay the dragon?!
Shrek: It's on my to-do list. Now come on!
Fiona: But this isn't right! You're meant to charge in, sword drawn, banner flying. That's what all the other knights did!
Shrek: [glances at scorched skeletons] Yeah, right before they burst into flame.

Fiona: Where are you going? The exit's that way!
Shrek: Well, I have to save my ass (Donkey).
Fiona: What kind of knight are you?
Shrek: One of a kind.

Donkey: Hi, princess!
Fiona: It talks!
Shrek: Yeah. It's gettin' him to shut up that's the trick.

Fiona: But how will you kiss me?
Shrek: What? That wasn't in the job description!
Donkey: Maybe it's a perk.

Fiona: I have to be rescued by my true love. Not by some ogre, and his pet.
Donkey: Well, so much for "noble steed".
Shrek: Princess, you're not making my job any easier--
Fiona: Well, I'm sorry, but your job is not my problem. You can tell Lord Farquaad that if he wants to rescue me properly... [sits down] I'll be waiting for him right here!
Shrek: Hey! I'm no one's messenger boy, all right?! I'm a delivery boy.
Fiona: You wouldn't dare.
[Shrek roughly slings her over his shoulder]
Shrek: Ya comin', Donkey?
[Donkey follows him]

[Donkey has been telling Fiona about DuLoc]
Princess Fiona: And my groom-to-be, Lord Farquaad. What's he like?
Shrek: Well, let me put it this way, Princess. [knowing glance at Donkey] Men of Farquaad's standards are in "short" supply. [chuckles]
Donkey: No, Shrek. There are those who think very "little" of him!
[Shrek and Donkey laugh]
Princess Fiona: Stop it. Stop it, both of you! You know, you're just jealous that you could never measure up to a great ruler like Lord Farquaad.
Shrek: [grins] Maybe. But I'll let you do the "measuring" when you see him tomorrow!
Princess Fiona: [suddenly anxious] Tomorrow? Will it really take that long? Shouldn't we set up camp?
Shrek: No, that'll take longer.
Princess Fiona: But there's...robbers in the woods!
Donkey: [tense] Whoa, time out, Shrek! Campin' sure is startin' to sound like a good idea 'round here!
Shrek: Hey, come on! I'm scarier than anything we're gonna see in this forest--
Princess Fiona: [furiously] I need to find somewhere to camp NOW!!! (echoes)

[Shrek is showing Donkey some star constellations]
Shrek: Over there. That's Throwback, the only ogre ever to spit over three wheatfields.
Donkey: Hey, can you tell my future from these stars?
Shrek: Well, the stars don't tell the future, Donkey, they tell stories. [points] Look, there's Bloodnut the Flatulent. [grins] You can guess what he's famous for.
Donkey: All right. I know you're makin' this up.
Shrek: No, look. There he is, and there's the group of hunters running away from his stench.
Donkey: Ah, that ain't nothin' but a buncha little dots!
Shrek: Y'know, Donkey, sometimes things are more than they appear. [pauses, then indicates himself] Hmm? [another pause] Ah, never mind.
[Silence]
Donkey: Hey, Shrek. What are we gonna do, when we get our swamp back?
Shrek: Our swamp?
Donkey: Y'know, when we're through with rescuin' the princess and all that stuff.
Shrek: We? Donkey, there's no "we". There's no "our". There's just me and my swamp. And the first thing I'm gonna do is build a 10-foot wall around my land.
Donkey: [looks hurt] You cut me deep, Shrek. You cut me real deep just now. [cheerful again] Y'know what I think? I think this whole wall thing is to try and keep somebody out.
Shrek: No! Ya think?
Donkey: Are you hidin' something?
Shrek: Never mind, Donkey.
Donkey: Ooooh, this is another one of those "onion" things, isn't it?
Shrek: No, this is one of those "drop it and leave it alone" things.
Donkey: Why don't you wanna talk about it?
Shrek: [irritated] Why do you want to talk about it?
Donkey: Are you blocking?
Shrek: I'm not blocking!
Donkey: Yes you are.
Shrek: Donkey, I'm warning you...
Donkey: Who are you trying to keep out? Just tell me that, Shrek. Who?
Shrek: [angrily] Everyone! Okay?!
[Pause]
Donkey: Oh, now we're gettin' somewhere!
Shrek: Oh, for the love of Pete!
Donkey: What exactly is your problem, Shrek? What you got against the world, huh?
Shrek: I'm not the one with the problem, okay? It's the world that seems to have a problem with me! People take one look at me and go "Aaaahh! Help! Run! A big stupid ugly ogre!" [sighs, dejectedly] They judge me before they even know me. That's why I'm better off alone.
[Donkey, with a sympathetic expression on his face, comes to sit beside Shrek]
Donkey: Y'know, when we met, I didn't think you were just a big stupid ugly ogre.
Shrek: Yeah, I know.
Donkey: So...[looks back at the stars] are there any donkeys up there?
Shrek: Well, there's Gabby the Small and Annoying.
Donkey: Oh, yeah. I see him. That big shiny one there, right?
Shrek: That's the moon.

[Shrek, Donkey, and Fiona are walking through the forest. Shrek burps.]
Donkey: Shrek!
Shrek: What? It's a compliment. Better out that in, I always say.
Donkey: But that's no way to behave in front of a princess.
[Fiona burps louder]
Fiona: Thanks.
Donkey: [to Shrek] She's as nasty as you are!

[Fiona is trying to hide indoors before nightfall]
Donkey: Wait a minute, now I see what's going on here. [slight pause] You're afraid of the dark, aren't you?
Fiona: Why...yes! Yes, that's it, I'm terrified!
Donkey: Don't worry, princess, I used to be afraid of the dark, too. But that was until-- No, wait. I'm still afraid of the dark.

Fiona: [as ogress] Donkey, shh, shh it's me...in this body.
Donkey: Oh, my God! You ate the princess!

Donkey: Look, you love this woman, don't you?
Shrek: Yes.
Donkey: You wanna hold her?
Shrek: Yes.
Donkey: Please her?!
Shrek: YES!
Donkey: [sings] Then ya got to, got to try a little tenderness! The chicks love that romantic crap!
Shrek: All right! Cut it out! When does this guy say the line?
Donkey: We gotta check it out.

See also

Taglines

  • The greatest fairy tale never told.
  • The Prince isn't charming. The Princess isn't sleeping. The sidekick isn't helping. The ogre is the hero. Fairy tales will never be the same again.

Cast

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Yiddish

Etymology

Confer German Schreck.

Noun

shrek or שרעק

  1. fear
  2. terror

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Shrek
Developer(s) Various
Publisher(s) Various
Years active Unknown–unknown
Genre(s) Various
System(s) Various

Series based on Shrek films. Has tie-ins of films and other racing and melee games.

Pages in category "Shrek"

The following 4 pages are in this category, out of 4 total.

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Simple English

Shrek is an animated movie based upon William Steig's 1990 fairy tale picture book called Shrek!. It was directed by Andrew Adamson and animated by DreamWorks Animation SKG in May 2001. It was the first film to win an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, a category introduced in 2001 . It was released on DVD on November 2, 2001. There have also been two sequels (follow-ups) of Shrek, called Shrek 2 and Shrek the Third.

The name Shrek likely comes from the Yiddish word שרעק (pronounced Shreck) or the German word Schreck. Both words mean "fear" or "terror".[1]

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References

  1. "Definition of Fright", BrainyQuote, retrieved 07 May 2007.[1]








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