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Shrek
Directed by Andrew Adamson
Vicky Jenson
Produced by Jeffrey Katzenberg
Written by William Steig (original book)
Ted Elliott
Terry Rossio
Joe Stillman
Roger S.H. Schulman
Cody Cameron
Chris Miller
Conrad Vernon
Starring Mike Myers
Eddie Murphy
Cameron Diaz
John Lithgow
Music by Smash Mouth
The Proclaimers
Jason Wade
The Baha Men
Rufus Wainwright
Distributed by USA:
DreamWorks SKG
Non-USA Theatrical:
United International Pictures
DVD/Video:
Universal Pictures (through DreamWorks label, until 2006)
Paramount Pictures (2006-)
Television Distribution:
CBS Paramount Television (2006-)
Release date(s) May 16, 2001
Running time 90 minutes
Language English
Budget $60 million
Followed by Shrek 2 (2004)
IMDb profile
This article is about a film. For the character it was named after, see Shrek (character). For the book the film was loosely based after, see Shrek!.

Shrek is a computer-animated film adaptation of William Steig's 1990 fairy tale picture book of the same name. It was directed by New Zealander 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. Shrek poster, got it from http://www. ... Andrew Adamson is a New Zealand-born film director based mainly in Los Angeles, California, USA, where he made the blockbuster animation films, Shrek and Shrek 2 for which he received an Academy Award nomination. ... Jeffrey Katzenberg (born December 21, 1950 in New York City) is a Jewish-American film producer and co-founder of DreamWorks SKG. He is most famous for producing the movie Shrek (2001). ... William Steig (November 14, 1907 – October 3, 2003) was a prolific American cartoonist, sculptor and, later in life, an author of popular childrens literature. ... 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The name Shrek is taken from the Yiddish word שרעק (pronounced Shreck) meaning 'fear', 'terror', or (in its closest sense) 'fright', and the German "Schreck" with the same meaning. The film features the voices of Mike Myers as a large, strong, peace-loving green ogre named Shrek, Cameron Diaz as the beautiful and feisty Princess Fiona, Eddie Murphy as a talkative donkey named Donkey, and John Lithgow as the villainous Lord Farquaad. Chris Farley was orginally 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. 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 accent similar to the one his mother 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. Yiddish (Yid. ... Mike Myers as Austin Powers. ... The Ogre from Hop o My Thumb illustrated by Gustave Doré An ogre (feminine: ogress) is a large and hideous humanoid monster. ... Shrek Shrek is the protagonist from the Shrek movies. ... Cameron Michelle Diaz (born August 30, 1972 in San Diego, California) is an American actress and former fashion model, best known for the voice work as Princess Fiona, from the Shrek series of films. ... Princess Fiona (Fiona Duloc[citation needed]) is the Princess in the films Shrek, Shrek 4-D, Shrek 2, and Shrek the Third. ... Eddie Murphy (born Edward Regan Murphy on April 3, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American comedian and actor. ... Binomial name Equus asinus Linnaeus, 1758 For other articles with similar names, see Donkey (disambiguation). ... Donkey is a fictional talking donkey from the Shrek movies. ... John Lithgow John Arthur Lithgow (pronounced lith-go) (born October 19, 1945, in Rochester, New York) is an actor perhaps best-known for his starring role as Dick Solomon in the NBC sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun. ... Have at him! Farquaad orders his knights to attack Shrek. ... Scottish English is usually taken to mean the standard form of the English language used in Scotland, often termed Scottish Standard English. ... Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late night 90-minute American comedy-variety show based in New York City which has been broadcast by NBC nearly every Saturday night since its debut on October 11, 1975. ... So I Married an Axe Murderer is a 1993 film starring Mike Myers and Nancy Travis. ...


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—the soundtrack includes music by Smash Mouth, The Proclaimers, Jason Wade, The Baha Men, and Rufus Wainwright. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Craig and Charlie on the cover of their debut album This Is The Story The Proclaimers are a Scottish band composed of identical twins Charlie and Craig Reid. ... Jason Wade Jason Michael Wade (born July 5, 1980) is the lead vocalist, song-writer and guitarist with the band Lifehouse (Albums: No Name Face, Stanley Climbfall, Lifehouse). ... Baha Men is the name of a pop group that plays an updated style of Bahamanian folk music called junkanoo. ... Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright (born July 22, 1973) is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter. ...


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. 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... DreamWorks SKG is one of the major American film studios which develops, produces, and distributes films, video games, and television programming. ... Walt Disney Pictures is an American movie studio, with off-shoot studios in Japan and other sites in the United States. ... Mascots at the Mascot Olympics in Orlando, Florida. ...


This film is 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.. Bravo is a cable television network owned by NBC Universal. ... Film poster for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (20th anniversary) E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a 1982 science fiction film that tells the story of the young boy Elliott who befriends an alien being trapped on Earth and trying to find his way home. ...

Contents

Plot

The story tells how the ogre Shrek is forced by Lord Farquaad to rescue Princess Fiona from an amorous dragon for Farquaad to marry. Along the way, Shrek befriends a talking Donkey, and falls in love with Fiona. The film is set in a fairytale, with funny appearances from commonly known fairytale characters. Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Donkey is a fictional talking donkey from the Shrek movies. ...


Detailed synopsis

Shrek lives a quiet and lonely life in his small swamp, until his peace is disturbed by the arrival of a host of "fairytale creatures" (like the Gingerbread man and Pinnochio), who were exiled from the nearby dominion of Duloc by its ruler, the vain (and exceedingly short) Lord Farquaad. One creature who escaped Farquaad's purge is the extremely-talkative Donkey; he and Shrek travel together to Duloc in an attempt to rid Shrek's swamp of the intruders. After defeating many of Duloc's knights in a tournament, Shrek accepts a bargain wherein Farquaad agrees to remove the creatures if Shrek rescues and brings to him Princess Fiona, a princess who is imprisoned in a castle guarded by a dragon, awaiting the knight who will rescue her. Only if Farquaad is able to marry a princess may he assume the title of King. A gingerbread man is an anthropomorphic (human-like) figure made of gingerbread. ... Pinocchio is a work by Carlo Collodi published in 1880 in Italy. ...


After many (mis)adventures in which Shrek is consistently irritated by the friendly but overly talkative Donkey, Shrek and Donkey manage to reach the dragon's castle (the dragon is a red-violet dragon with a pair of fin like ears, white spiked cheeks, and enormous folding wings). After Donkey runs out on a bridge and Dragon whips her tail out and knocks out most of the bridge, Donkey is cornered by Dragon. In an attempt to prevent himself from being eaten, Donkey sweet-talks Dragon (compliments her hygiene), causing her to fall in love with him. After listening to him say the relationship will not work between them, she carries him by the tail in her teeth (after he turns around and calls for Shrek).


Meanwhile, Shrek rescues Fiona from Dragon's keep. She complains that he's not doing it right, saying that he should charge in on a horse with a sword and banner, like a proper knight - like all the other knights who have attempted to rescue her did. "Yeah," he says sarcastically, "right before they burst into flame!" As he opens the door, he sees Dragon with Donkey. The Dragon has Donkey seated comfortably in her tail and is charming him. Just as Dragon is about to kiss Donkey, Shrek knocks him out of her coils, and she kisses Shrek on the butt instead; in a rage, she chases them through the castle. Shrek, Fiona and Donkey then escape from Dragon's lair. They make their escape and Dragon gets caught on a chain.


Shrek and Fiona initially dislike each other--Fiona is angered that her rescuer is an ogre and not the expected Prince Charming; however on the journey back they begin to like one another. Fiona reveals herself to be more than just a pretty face; when the trio is attacked by a French-accented Robin Hood (who assumes that the ogre has kidnapped Fiona), Fiona proves herself to be a martial-arts expert and single-handedly defeats the attackers. Shrek, despite his tough and non-caring exterior, starts to develop romantic feelings for Fiona. Robin Hood memorial statue in Nottingham. ...


On the way back, Donkey discovers that Fiona is under a curse which causes her to turn into an ogre every night at sunset (and then turn back again the next morning). The only way to break the curse is to receive "true love's first kiss". While Fiona laments to Donkey that she is ugly, Shrek (who having finally made up his mind to propose is bringing flowers to her) partially overhears the conversation and thinks that Fiona is calling him ugly.


The misunderstanding causes a bitter split. Shrek and Donkey go back to the Swamp while Fiona and Farquaad make wedding arrangements, with Fiona desiring to be married before that evening's sunset so that Farquaad will never see her in her ogre form. Donkey follows Shrek back to his swamp; after an argument, Donkey informs Shrek that she was not calling him a "hideous, ugly beast". Together, they travel on the back of the beautiful Dragon they previously battled (who is now Donkey's girlfriend) to Duloc and crash the wedding (though not in time to prevent the vows from being taken). Farquaad and the assembled guests laugh at the notion of the ogre marrying the lovely Fiona. At that moment, the sun sets, and Fiona reveals her curse to all assembled. Farquaad, repulsed at Fiona's ogre form, orders her carried away. A struggle ensues, and Dragon crashes through the palace windows and devours Farquaad, spitting out his crown. Donkey makes the cheeky remark, "Celebrity marriages! They never last, do they?"


Shrek and Fiona then exchange proclaimations of love, and he kisses her, but instead of this turning her back to a human being, she turns permanently into an ogre. When Fiona says that the kiss was supposed to turn her beautiful, Shrek says that she is beautiful. This ending stresses the relativity of beauty, thus lending the allegory its moral.


After the wedding, the song "I'm a Believer" is played while all the magical creatures visit.


Parodies and jokes

  • The castle in Duloc is an obvious parody of Disneyland, complete with a box office, turnstiles and ropes for queueing up patrons seeking admittance. It has also been suggested that the castle resembles the Hesburgh Library at the University of Notre Dame, which many of the film's animators attended. Similarly, Duloc is suggested to be a reference to the university's full name, Notre Dame du Lac.
  • Building on this, du Lac is also the name of the "rule book" of sorts at the University of Notre Dame, and is criticized by many students as being overly strict and perfectionist, much like the Lord Farquaad's kingdom.
  • On their way back to Lord Farquaad's castle, Shrek, Donkey, and the Princess are met by Robin Hood (who begins emulating Michael Flatley.) Friar Tuck plays the accordion. However, when Robin Hood attempts to "rescue" Princess Fiona (and provokes the inevitable fight) the background music changes to a fast jig. However, although Friar Tuck cannot be seen to be playing the accordion any more, the background music stops immediately after he is knocked out.
  • The back of Shrek's vest contains a very obvious outline of the Golden Dome of Notre Dame.
  • The character Lord Farquaad was modeled after former Disney CEO Michael Eisner, who fired current DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg from Disney in 1994. That Farquaad is portrayed as being extremely short, despite Eisner being fairly tall, is supposedly because Eisner once made fun of Katzenberg being shorter than him.
  • Earlier in the movie, when the fairy tale creatures invade Shrek's swamp, the Papa Bear and the Baby Bear are there, but the Mama Bear is nowhere to be seen. But after Shrek explained to Donkey why he is better alone, when cutting to Farquaad's bedroom, we see what had happened to Mama Bear - she has been turned into a rug. (However, she manages to show up unharmed in the karaoke music video.)
  • During the rescuing of Princess Fiona from the dragon, when Shrek says, "Well, I have to save my ass," (referring to Donkey), there is a cookbook in the background about how to eat a knight.
  • In Farquaad's room, in the back of his bed, there are paintings of himself. The middle painting show Farquaad rising from the sea. This is a parody of the Botticelli painting The Birth of Venus.
  • In one scene, Fiona sings to the birds and accidentally kills one by singing in an extremely high-pitched tone. This is a parody of Disney princesses, who are often shown singing with woodland creatures such as birds.
  • In the scene when Fiona is fighting off Robin Hood and his Merry Men, Fiona jumps into the air and freezes in place; the camera pans around her, giving her time to adjust her hair, before she finishes off two attackers in normal time. This is a reference to the movie The Matrix and the "bullet time" effect introduced in it. Fiona's fight with the Merry Men is also reminiscent of Charlie's Angels, in which Cameron Diaz stars.
  • Shrek's fight with the knights in Duloc is a parody of a typical fight portrayed by World Wrestling Entertainment, in particular, the wrestling style of Hulk Hogan.
  • Fiona's "transformation" after she kisses Shrek is practically identical to the Beast's transformation in Beauty and the Beast.
  • In the background of the karaoke party one of the princesses can be seen doing a dance very similar to that of Elaine Benes from Seinfeld.
  • Some of the fairy tale "creatures" such as Snow White bear a striking resemblance to their Disney renditions.
  • During the scene where Shrek and Donkey ride Dragon to Fiona's wedding, the dragon swoops and flies through the clouds in a manner almost identical to Falcor the luckdragon from The NeverEnding Story.
  • In addition to all those above the movie also had a number of fairytale characters making cameos(Red Riding Hood, the three blind mice, etc).
  • When Lord Farquaad chooses Princess Fiona as his bride out of his three choices "Pina Colada" begins playing, which Cameron Diaz sang in the movie "The Sweetest Thing."
  • 'Farquaad' sounds like 'fark wad,' an insult denoting an abrasive or useless person.

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Karaoke party songs

At the end of the Shrek VHS and DVD, many of the characters are seen dancing and singing in a karaoke party. Here are the numbers:

Just the Way You Are is a love song from Billy Joels 1977 pop rock album, The Stranger. ... William Martin Billy Joel (born May 9, 1949, in Bronx, New York) is an American singer-songwriter, pianist, and composer. ... Like a Virgin is belived by many to be the first single from American singer Madonna but it is not Everybody was Madonnas First Single. ... Madonna Louise Ciccone (born August 16 1958), better known worldwide by only her first name, is an iconic American pop singer, songwriter, musician, record and film producer, dancer, actress, and author whose level of fame and success has earned her superstar status for over two decades. ... Sir Mix-a-Lots album Mack Daddy includes Baby Got Back. Baby Got Back is a light-hearted 1992 hip hop song by Sir Mix-a-Lot about the singers fondness for womens buttocks and in particular his reaction to large ones. ... Sir Mix-a-Lot (born Anthony Ray, August 12, 1963) is a rapper and producer from Seattle, Washington, USA. He created his own brand of hip hop - influenced by Electro, Kraftwerk and Gary Numan, and funk - but was mostly known for his West Coast take on Miami bass. ... Morris Albert Kaisermann is a Brazilian singer. ... Y.M.C.A. is a hit 1978 song by the Village People. ... Village People is a novelty disco band of the late 1970s. ... Do You Really Want to Hurt Me? was a UK number one single for three weeks in October 1982 for Culture Club. ... Culture Club was a popular 1980s British pop group, perhaps most noticeable for their gender-bending frontman Boy George. ... Stayin Alive is a song by The Bee Gees, released as a single in 1977. ... The Bee Gees were a Manx-born Anglo-Australian singing trio of brothers — Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb — that became one of the most successful musical acts of all time. ... Who Let The Dogs Out? is a song originally written by Anslem Douglas for Trinidad and Tobagos Carinival season of 1998. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this list may require cleanup. ... Dance to the Music is a 1968 hit single by the influential soul/rock/funk band Sly & the Family Stone for the Epic/CBS Records label. ... Sly & the Family Stone were an American rock band from San Francisco, California. ... Happy Together is a classic 1967 song from The Turtles album of the same name. ... The Turtles album cover The Turtles are an American bubblegum pop, psychedelic and folk-rock band, best known for 1967s Happy Together (see 1967 in music). ...

Box office totals

  • Budget - $60,000,000
  • Marketing cost - $45,000,000
  • Opening Weekend Gross (Domestic) - $42,347,760
  • Total Domestic Grosses - $267,665,011
  • Total Overseas Grosses - $216,744,207
  • Total Worldwide Grosses - $484,409,218

Cast

Main article: Cast of Shrek
Shrek, voiced by Mike Myers.
Shrek, voiced by Mike Myers.

Shrek is a computer-animated film adaptation of William Steigs 1990 fairy tale picture-book of the same name. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1062x564, 369 KB) Summary Photo of television image of frame in Shrek 2 taken by the uploader, a screenshot constituting fair use. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1062x564, 369 KB) Summary Photo of television image of frame in Shrek 2 taken by the uploader, a screenshot constituting fair use. ... Mike Myers as Austin Powers. ...

Main cast

The Gingerbread Man, portrayed by Conrad Vernon.
The Gingerbread Man, portrayed by Conrad Vernon.

Mike Myers as Austin Powers. ... Shrek Shrek is the protagonist from the Shrek movies. ... Eddie Murphy (born Edward Regan Murphy on April 3, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American comedian and actor. ... Donkey is a fictional talking donkey from the Shrek movies. ... Cameron Michelle Diaz (born August 30, 1972 in San Diego, California) is an American actress and former fashion model, best known for the voice work as Princess Fiona, from the Shrek series of films. ... Princess Fiona (Fiona Duloc[citation needed]) is the Princess in the films Shrek, Shrek 4-D, Shrek 2, and Shrek the Third. ... John Lithgow John Arthur Lithgow (pronounced lith-go) (born October 19, 1945, in Rochester, New York) is an actor perhaps best-known for his starring role as Dick Solomon in the NBC sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun. ... Have at him! Farquaad orders his knights to attack Shrek. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Gingerbread_man. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Gingerbread_man. ... Conrad Vernon, born 1974, is an American director, writer, and voice actor, probably best known for his work on Shrek and Shrek 2. ...

Minor cast

Vincent Cassel (born November 23, 1966) is a French actor. ... Robin Hood memorial statue in Nottingham. ... There have been several notable persons named Chris Miller, including: Chris Miller (writer), a writer with National Lampoon Chris Miller (football), a former quarterback with the Oregon Ducks and Atlanta Falcons football teams Categories: ... Pinocchio is a work by Carlo Collodi published in 1880 in Italy. ... Magic Mirror is a lithograph print by the Dutch artist M. C. Escher which was first printed in January, 1946. ... Pinocchio is a work by Carlo Collodi published in 1880 in Italy. ... The third pig builds a house of brick The wolf lands in the cooking pot For the Disney animated short film, see Three Little Pigs (film). ... For other uses, see Peter Pan (disambiguation). ... Three Blind Mice is a childrens nursery rhyme. ... Simon Smith has been the drummer with several British Indie rock bands, most notably The Wedding Present from Leeds. ... Three Blind Mice is a childrens nursery rhyme. ... Conrad Vernon, born 1974, is an American director, writer, and voice actor, probably best known for his work on Shrek and Shrek 2. ... The Gingerbread Man Gingerbread Man is a character in Shrek. ... Aron Warner is an actor and producer. ... Big Bad Wolf is a character from Shrek movies. ...

Songs and performers

A list of songs which were performed during the film. Songs which were included on the soundtrack album are listed in boldface. Soundtrack refers to the recorded sound accompanying a visual medium such as a motion picture, television show, or video game. ...

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Sequels

  • Shrek 4-D-A 4-D 15 minute feature about Shrek and Fiona encountering Farquaad's ghost on their honeymoon. This was once only viewanble in Univarsal Studios theme parks and had an opening show where the setup is you are a prisoner captured by Lord Farquaad's ghost and walk into a dungeon where Pinnochio and the three pigs are captured also by Farquaad's ghost and talk to you. Farquaad hears this and flys onto a screen above you and sends you into the room with the 3D show. The seats shook during certain scenes of action and something wold jump out and hit your legs when spiders jumped at you through the screens. The show but was later released on dvd. This is still playing in Universal, however.
  • Shrek 2 - Was released on May 19, 2004 and quickly overtook Disney's Finding Nemo as the highest grossing opening weekend for an animated feature. It is the third most successful movie of all time in terms of domestic US gross, behind only Titanic and the original Star Wars
  • Shrek the Third - This sequel was announced on June 2, 2004 and titled on March 21, 2006. According to the studio it is going to be released May 18, 2007, and members of the crew are to include the writing team of Jeffrey Price, Peter S. Seaman and Jon Zack, and the three lead voices from the previous movies: Mike Myers as Shrek, Eddie Murphy as Donkey, Cameron Diaz as Princess Fiona, while adding Justin Timberlake as a King Arthur. Shrek the Third is currently in production.
  • Puss in Boots: The Story of an Ogre Killer-direct-to-video spin-off film about Puss in Boots.
  • Shrek 4 - The sequel to Shrek 3 , to be released in 2010.
  • The producers have referred to Shrek as being in four parts, the fourth supposedly focusing on how Shrek ended up in the swamp where we meet him in the first movie, or how Shrek and Fiona are having trouble taking care of their baby.

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Influence

Shrek has noticeably influenced the current generation of animated films. Particularly after Shrek 2, animated films began to incorporate more pop culture references and end-film musical numbers. Such can be seen in films like Ice Age 2, Robots, Chicken Little, and Hoodwinked!. Dreamworks' recent films such as Shark Tale and Madagascar, similar in style to Shrek, were panned by critics. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Popular culture, or pop culture, is the vernacular (peoples) culture that prevails in a modern society. ... Ice Age 2: The Meltdown is a sequel to the 2002 computer-animated film Ice Age. ... See also: Robots (soundtrack) Robots is a computer-animated film produced by Blue Sky Studios for 20th Century Fox (the same companies behind the film Ice Age), and was released theatrically by March 11, 2005. ... Chicken Little (2005) is a computer-generated imagery (CGI) animated film and the forty-fifth animated film made and produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution on November 4, 2005. ... Shark Tale is a computer-animated film produced by DreamWorks Animation, and was released in motion picture theatres around October 1, 2004. ...


Other media

Original story on which the film is based:

  • Steig, William (1990). Shrek!, Sunburst Paperback. ISBN 0-374-46623-8
  • Also several video game adaptations of Shrek have been published on various game console platforms.
  • In late 2005, Shrek was released on the Game Boy Advance Video format.

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See also

Bold text Shrek Super Slam (also known as Shrek SuperSlam) is a melee fighting game featuring characters from the Shrek series of films. ... // Overview Shrek 2 is the video game based on the movie of the same name. ... The soundtrack for the hit animated comedy film Shrek 2 was released in May 2004 in the U.S., to accompany the premiere of the film. ...

External links

Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to:
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Films: Main: Shrek | Shrek 2 | Shrek the Third | Shrek 4

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Books: Shrek!
Characters: Main: Shrek | Princess Fiona | Donkey | Puss in Boots | Dragon

Minor: Big Bad Wolf | Lord Farquaad | Fairy Godmother | Gingerbread Man | Prince Charming Shrek! is a picture book written by William Steig, about a young ogre who finds the ogre of his dreams when he leaves home to see the world. ... Shrek Shrek is the protagonist from the Shrek movies. ... Princess Fiona (Fiona Duloc[citation needed]) is the Princess in the films Shrek, Shrek 4-D, Shrek 2, and Shrek the Third. ... Donkey is a fictional talking donkey from the Shrek movies. ... Puss-in-Boots is a character from Shrek 2, voiced by Antonio Banderas. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... now. ... Big Bad Wolf is a character from Shrek movies. ... Have at him! Farquaad orders his knights to attack Shrek. ... The Fairy Godmother in Shrek 2, voice provided by Jennifer Saunders The Fairy Godmother starred in DreamWorks Animation Studio Film Shrek 2 as the main antagonist and was voiced by British comedian Jennifer Saunders. ... The Gingerbread Man Gingerbread Man is a character in Shrek. ... Prince Charming is a character in Shrek 2 and Shrek the Third, he is voiced by Rupert Everett Quotes Prince Charming: Oh, about five minutes ago, actually. ...

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