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Shrek (2001)

Cast: Mike Myers, Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, more...
Director: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson, Andrew Adamson, more...
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Studio: DreamWorks
Genre: Comedies, Kids, Animated, Animation, CGI, SNL Alums, Fantasy, Fairy Tales & Myths
Languages: English, Spanish, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
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Synopsis
In this fully computer-animated fantasy from the creators of Antz, we follow the travails of Shrek (Mike Myers), a green ogre who enjoys a life of solitude. Living in a far away swamp, he is suddenly invaded by a hoard of fairy tale characters, such as the Big Bad Wolf, the Three Little Pigs, and Three Blind Mice, all refugees of their homes who have been shunned by the evil Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow). They want to save their homes from ruin, and enlist the help of Shrek, who is in the same situation. Shrek decides to offer Lord Farquaad a deal; he will rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz), who is intended to be Farquaad's bride. Accompanying Shrek on his adventure is the faithful but loquacious Donkey (Eddie Murphy), who has a penchant for crooning pop songs. The two must face various obstacles in order to locate the Princess, but they find their world challenged when she reveals a dark secret that will affect the group. Shrek is based on the children's book by William Steig, and features additional voice-work by Vincent Cassel, Cody Cameron, and Kathleen Freeman. ~ Jason Clark, All Movie Guide

Please note that this disc contains the movie. If you'd like to see the bonus disc, please rent Shrek: Bonus Disc. Extras included on this disc include: Supplementary MaterialFull FrameAudio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English Dolby Surround - Spanish DTS Surround 5.1 - EnglishAdditional Release Material: Additional Audio Material - 1. U-DUB-IT: Shrek's Revoice Studio (A DVD First!)


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Shrek (2001)
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7.05 (289 votes)
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Shrek: Bonus Disc (2001)
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Still not quite what it could have been by mason August 19, 2002 - 9:42 PM PDT
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5 out of 6 members found this review helpful
I wasn't entirely sure what to expect from Shrek, but our friends kept telling us that it was worth checking out, so we did. There was some fear that the humour would be overly juvenile -- that's what the previews led me to believe. There was a fair amount of that, but it didn't get as out of hand as it could have. And the nice surprise was that the humour did operate on two levels, making this enjoyable for adults as well as children.
The story's clever enough, and there are additional pleasant surprises awaiting. Oddly, the animation was both great and not so good. The cartoonish characters such as Shrek, the donkey, and the dragon fare pretty well. The humans, though, are left overly simplified while leaving the impression that the animators tried to do better and failed. The princess' expressions are odd, as if they're somewhat behind the dialog, and the face doesn't quite convey what it should.
But these are perhaps nitpicking; don't know. In general, it's enjoyable if you don't expect too much from it, and kids will no doubt giggle throughout.

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Cannes Film Festival & More - 2001
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Official Selection, Certain Regards... and more. Here is a bit more information on the films screened at the Cannes. I have attempted to list all the films that were considered for an award as well as any special screenings.
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Dragons!
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Where can I find a decent dragon on DVD?
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