History WesternAnimation / Shrek

29th Jan '18 9:58:42 PM MeaJae97
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* IndecisiveParody: The film is rather at odds with itself in tone. For the first two acts, it's a straight up fairy tale parody with some {{Satire}} of Disney thrown in. Come the third act, and while there are still gags, it almost becomes a melodrama mixed with a straight fairy tale story. The later films would follow this example and gradually dialed down on the parody and satire aspects (or at least intertwined them more consistently with the films stories), since Dreamworks knew they couldn't just rely on in-jokes about Disney forever.

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* IndecisiveParody: The film is rather at odds with itself in tone. For the first two acts, it's a straight up fairy tale parody with some {{Satire}} of Disney thrown in. Come the third act, and while there are still gags, it almost becomes a melodrama mixed with a straight fairy tale story. And there's still room for a [[DancePartyEnding happy ending and a dance party at the end.]] The later films would follow this example and gradually dialed down on the parody and satire aspects (or at least intertwined them more consistently with the films stories), since Dreamworks knew they couldn't just rely on in-jokes about Disney forever.
17th Jan '18 5:30:29 PM SomberCaelifera
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* BoomerangBigot:In the DVDCommentary, the creators noted this for Faarquard. He hates fairy tail creatures for being different, not realizing that his height (or lack thereof) qualifies him as a "freak" by his own standards. ''Theatre/ShrekTheMusical'' makes it even more explicit: [[spoiler:he's half dwarf.]]

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* BoomerangBigot:In the DVDCommentary, the creators noted this for Faarquard. He hates fairy tail tale creatures for being different, not realizing that his height (or lack thereof) qualifies him as a "freak" by his own standards. ''Theatre/ShrekTheMusical'' makes it even more explicit: [[spoiler:he's half dwarf.]]
17th Jan '18 9:52:22 AM CJO123
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''Shrek'' became the first recipient of an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Animated Feature.

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''Shrek'' became also was the winner of the first recipient of an ever UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Animated Feature.
23rd Dec '17 8:42:58 PM DarthLink22
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* BoomerangBigot:In the DVDCommentary, the creators noted this for Faarquard. He hates fairy tail creatures for being different, not realizing that his height (or lack thereof) qualifies him as a "freak" by his own standards. ''Theatre/ShrekTheMusical'' makes it even more explicit: [[spoiler:he's half dwarf.]]
21st Dec '17 6:33:02 PM ngh93
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* BlatantLies: Shrek heads away from the mill after Fiona goes inside, and when Donkey asks where he's going, he replies., "To get... more firewood." Donkey knows he's lying because there's still a huge stack of firewood next to the fire.

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* BlatantLies: Shrek heads away from the mill after Fiona goes inside, and when Donkey asks where he's going, he replies., replies, "To get... more firewood." Donkey knows he's lying because there's still a huge stack of firewood next to the fire.
11th Dec '17 11:38:20 AM HiddenWindshield
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* HeirInLaw: Lord Farquaad is already in charge, but still wants to be able to call himself a King, which he can achieve by marrying a Princess - despite this not being how the titles work in real life.[[note]]A man cannot obtain the title of 'King' by marrying a Princess/Queen, he will get the title of 'Prince' instead (e.g. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip). The only way a man can become a King is if he is already a Prince by birth.)[[/note]]

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* HeirInLaw: Lord Farquaad is already in charge, but still wants to be able to call himself a King, which he can achieve by marrying a Princess - despite this not being how the titles work in real life.[[note]]A man cannot obtain the title of 'King' by marrying a Princess/Queen, he will get the title of 'Prince' instead (e.g. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip). The only way a man can become a King is if he is already a Prince by birth.)[[/note]] Princess.
27th Nov '17 2:30:30 AM eroock
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* ThisIsThePartWhere: When the angry mob comes to drive him out of his hut, Shrek scares them off using his MonsterFacade but the mob gets so paralyzed by fear that Shrek has to prompt them to leave.
-->'''Shrek''': This is the part where you run.
26th Nov '17 4:52:09 PM N8han11
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* EngagementChallenge: Shrek saved princess Fiona from a castle situated [[ConvectionSchmonvection over a smoldering volcano]] in the first movie. She was O.K. with marrying him until finding out he was an Ogre, and he was just working as a champion for Lord Farquaad. In keeping with the whole theme of subverting fairy tales in the movies, [[spoiler:she turns into an ogre as well and marries Shrek anyway]]. On top of that, [[BetaCouple the (female) dragon who was guarding the princess ends up with Shrek's sidekick Donkey]].

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* EngagementChallenge: Shrek saved princess Fiona from a castle situated [[ConvectionSchmonvection over a smoldering volcano]] in the first movie. volcano]]. She was O.K. okay with marrying him until finding out he was an Ogre, ogre, and he was just working as a champion for Lord Farquaad. In keeping with the whole theme of subverting fairy tales in the movies, [[spoiler:she turns into an ogre as well and marries Shrek anyway]]. On top of that, [[BetaCouple the (female) dragon who was guarding the princess ends up with Shrek's sidekick Donkey]].
26th Nov '17 4:51:05 PM N8han11
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* FrenchJerk[=/=]JustAStupidAccent: Although in most retellings, Robin Hood is an English Saxon fighting the tyranny of French-descended Normans; in ''Shrek'' he inexplicably has a French accent. And is a jerk to boot.

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* FrenchJerk[=/=]JustAStupidAccent: FrenchJerk: Although in most retellings, Robin Hood is an English Saxon fighting the tyranny of French-descended Normans; in ''Shrek'' he inexplicably has a French accent. And is a jerk to boot.



** "Mother ''Fletcher''! He already said it!" That exclamation is pretty much "motherfucker", Bowlerdized for a kids' film.

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** "Mother ''Fletcher''! He already said it!" That exclamation is pretty much "motherfucker", Bowlerdized {{Bowdlerized}} for a kids' film.
26th Nov '17 4:26:04 PM N8han11
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* BeastAndBeauty: Shrek and Fiona in the first movie, subverted.

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* BeastAndBeauty: Shrek and Fiona, [[spoiler: though it's subverted when Fiona in the first movie, subverted.becomes an ogre full-time]].
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