You've never met a hero quite like Shrek, winner of the first Academy Award ® for Best Animated Feature. The endearing ogre sparked a motion picture phenomenon and captured the world's imagination with...the Greatest Fairy Tale Never Told! Critics are calling SHREK "not just a brilliant animated feature, but a superb film on any level" (Larry King, USA Today). Relive every moment of Shrek's (Mike Myers) daring quest to rescue the feisty Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) with the help of his loveable loudmouthed Donkey (Eddie Murphy) and win back the deed to his beloved swamp from scheming Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow). Enchantingly irreverent and "monsterously clever" (Leah Rozen, People Magazine), SHREK is an ogre-sized adventure you'll want to see again and again!
* Featurette: Spotlight on Donkey
* Featurette: Secrets of Shrek
* Commentary: Filmmakers' Commentary
* Additional Scenes: Deleted Scenes
* Music Videos: Shrek Rattle & Roll
* Music Videos: Karaoke Dance Party
William Steig's delightfully fractured fairy tale is the right stuff for this computer-animated adaptation full of verve and wit. Our title character (voiced by Mike Myers) is an agreeable enough ogre who wants to live his days in peace. When the diminutive Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow) evicts local fairy-tale creatures (including the now-famous Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, and the Gingerbread Man), they settle in the ogre's swamp and Shrek wants answers from Farquaad. A quest of sorts starts for Shrek and his new pal, a talking donkey (Eddie Murphy), where battles have to be won and a princess (Cameron Diaz) must be rescued from a dragon lair in a thrilling action sequence. The story is stronger than most animated fare, but it's the humor that makes Shrek
a winner. The PG rating is stretched when Murphy and Myers hit their strides. The mild potty humor is fun enough for 10-year-olds but will never embarrass their parents. Shrek
is never as warm and inspired as the Toy Story
films, but the realistic computer animation and a rollicking soundtrack keep the entertainment in fine form. Produced by DreamWorks, the film also takes several delicious stabs at its crosstown rival, Disney. --Doug Thomas
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