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Shrek

2001 Comedy

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. more..

Director: Vicky Jenson

Starring: Mike Myers,Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow, Vincent Cassel

Reviews

  • This is not your average family cartoon. Shrek is jolly and wicked, filled with sly in-jokes and yet somehow possessing a heart.

    Roger Ebert - The Chicago Sun-Times

    27 April 2013

  • A riotous and wee bit PG-racy computer-animated family fable, is the most thoroughly enjoyable cartoon feature since "Toy Story" burst out of its box.

    Susan Wloszczyna - USA Today

    27 April 2013

  • An unqualified triumph.

    Lou Lumenick - New York Post

    27 April 2013

  • Lives happily ever after because it's such a feisty but good natured embrace of the inner ogre in everyone.

    Lisa Schwarzbaum - Entertainment Weekly

    27 April 2013

  • This fractured fairy tale not only knows there's no substitute for clever writing, it also has the confidence to take that information straight to the bank.

    Kenneth Turan - Los Angeles Times

    27 April 2013

Awards

  • Movie of the Year

    AFI Awards (2002)

     
  • Top Box Office Films

    ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards (2002)

  • Best Animated Feature

    Academy Awards (2002)

  • Best DVD Special Edition Release

    Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films (2002)

  • Best Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske spillefilm)

    Amanda Awards, Norway (2002)