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Shrek

The movie Shrek was based on the book Shrek.

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Movie details for Shrek

The movie was released in 2001 and directed by Vicky Jenson. Shrek was produced by Dreamworks Animated. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers, Guillaume Aretos (II), Jacquie Barnbrook, Bobby Block, Cody Cameron, Vincent Cassel, Jim Cummings, Peter Dennis, Cameron Diaz, Kathleen Freeman, Michael Galasso, Christopher Knights, John Lithgow, Chris Miller (VII), Clive Pearse, Simon J. Smith and Conrad Vernon.

 

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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 diminuti... Read More
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

Book details for Shrek

Shrek was written by William Steig. The book was published in 1990 by Live Oak Media. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

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Shrek, a horrid little ogre, goes out into the world to find adventure and along the way encounters a witch, a knight in armor, a dragon, and, finally, a hideous princess, who's even uglier than he is!
Shrek, a horrid little ogre, goes out into the world to find adventure and along the way encounters a witch, a knight in armor, a dragon, and, finally, a hideous princess, who's even uglier than he is!