History WesternAnimation / Shrek

2nd Dec '16 2:05:26 PM akaun6899
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''Shrek'' is a Creator/DreamworksAnimation CGI film very loosely based on the 1990's book of the same name. The film features Shrek (Creator/MikeMyers), a grumpy ogre living happily alone in his swamp, where he regularly frightens off villagers and lives the lazily luxurious life of an ogre. However, his perfect world is rocked when his loving home is invaded by fairy tale creatures simply seeking refuge after being cast into exile by the cruel-hearted Lord Farquaad (Creator/JohnLithgow). When Shrek confronts Farquaad, he agrees to let the ogre live in peace if he can rescue the Princess Fiona (Creator/CameronDiaz) from a dragon guarded castle so that Farquaad can marry her and become a true king. With the aid of his new and obnoxious self-proclaimed best friend, [[ADogNamedDog a talking Donkey named Donkey]] (Creator/EddieMurphy), Shrek sets off on his quest to restore balance to the delicate fairy tale world he's living in.

Notorious for its modern twist on the FairyTale genre, ''Shrek'' was a smashing success at the time of its release. The film became the first installment of the ''Franchise/{{Shrek}}'' tetralogy, receiving [[WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}} three]] [[WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird theatrical]] [[WesternAnimation/ShrekForeverAfter sequels]]. It ushered in a new era of computer animated films to Creator/DreamworksAnimation, and the titular Shrek became the company's unofficial mascot.

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''Shrek'' is a Creator/DreamworksAnimation Creator/DreamWorksAnimation CGI film very loosely based on the 1990's book of the same name. The film features Shrek (Creator/MikeMyers), a grumpy ogre living happily alone in his swamp, where he regularly frightens off villagers and lives the lazily luxurious life of an ogre. However, his perfect world is rocked when his loving home is invaded by fairy tale creatures simply seeking refuge after being cast into exile by the cruel-hearted Lord Farquaad (Creator/JohnLithgow). When Shrek confronts Farquaad, he agrees to let the ogre live in peace if he can rescue the Princess Fiona (Creator/CameronDiaz) from a dragon guarded castle so that Farquaad can marry her and become a true king. With the aid of his new and obnoxious self-proclaimed best friend, [[ADogNamedDog a talking Donkey named Donkey]] (Creator/EddieMurphy), Shrek sets off on his quest to restore balance to the delicate fairy tale world he's living in.

Notorious for its modern twist on the FairyTale genre, ''Shrek'' was a smashing success at the time of its release. The film became the first installment of the ''Franchise/{{Shrek}}'' tetralogy, receiving [[WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}} three]] [[WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird theatrical]] [[WesternAnimation/ShrekForeverAfter sequels]]. It ushered in a new era of computer animated films to Creator/DreamworksAnimation, Creator/DreamWorksAnimation, and the titular Shrek became the company's unofficial mascot.
2nd Dec '16 10:42:14 AM Morgenthaler
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28th Nov '16 10:35:27 PM tv1995
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* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing: After Farquaad is eaten by Dragon, the people of Dulco cheer and clap.
2nd Nov '16 8:38:10 AM Prinzenick
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* {{Expy}}: While most of the fairy tale characters are lawyer friendly takes on them that are distinct from Disney's interpretations of the fairy tales, the Magic Mirror's appearance is clearly inspired by the one from Disney's adaptation of ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs''. In personality, however, he's a total 180 from the grim apparition that inspired him.
31st Oct '16 9:48:00 AM snichols1973
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* ViolentGlaswegian: The accent part is played with due to [[Creator/MikeMyers Mike Myers']] ad-libbing:
-->'''Donkey''': I don't get it, Shrek. Why didn't you just pull some of that ogre stuff on him? You know, throttle him, lay siege to his fortress, grind his bones to make your bread? You know, the whole ogre trip.
-->'''Shrek''': Oh, I know. Maybe I could have decapitated an entire village, put their heads on a pike, gotten a knife, cut open their spleens and drink their fluids. Does that sound good to you?
-->'''Donkey''': Uh... no, not really, no.
** During the scene where the villagers raid his cottage:
-->'''Villager 1''': There's his lair... let's get him!
-->'''Villager 2''': Do you know what that thing could do? It'll grind your bones for its bread!
-->'''Shrek''': Well, actually, that would be a giant. Now ogres, oh, they're much worse! They'll make a suit from your freshly peeled skin; they'll shave your liver; squeeze the jelly from your eyes! Actually, it's quite good on toast.
-->'''Villager 1''': Back! Back, ya beast! Back! I warn ya!
-->[Shrek licks his fingers and puts out the torch]
-->'''Villager 1''' [sheepishly]: Right. [Shrek roars at the villagers]
-->'''Shrek''' [whispering]: This is the part where you run away. [the villagers retreat]
-->'''Shrek''': And stay out!
** However, people frequently tend to misjudge Shrek:
-->'''Donkey''': Hey, what's your problem, Shrek, what you got against the whole world anyway, huh?
-->'''Shrek''': Look, I'm not the one with the problem, okay? It's the world that seems to have a problem with ''me''! People take one look at me and go "Aargh! Help! Run! A big stupid ugly ogre!" They judge me before they even know me - that's why I'm better off alone...
-->'''Donkey''': You know, Shrek... when we first met, I didn't think you were a big, stupid, ugly ogre.
-->'''Shrek''': Yeah, I know.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Shrek and Donkey:
-->'''Shrek''': If I treat you so badly, then why did you come back, huh?
-->'''Donkey''': Because that's what friends do, they ''forgive each other''!
-->'''Shrek''': Oh, yeah. You're right, Donkey. I forgive you - for stabbing me in the back!
18th Oct '16 9:05:26 AM axle-k89
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* TalkingInYourSleep: When Fiona is cooking eggs for breakfast, Donkey is muttering to himself in his sleep before Shrek wakes him up.


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* WakingNonSequitur: When Farquaad and his soldiers arrive at the mill, Donkey wakes up and says "What'd I miss? What'd I miss?" Seeing the soldiers walking past, he tries to throw his voice and make it appear like he didn't speak.
15th Oct '16 3:43:57 AM axle-k89
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* WidowedAtTheWedding: Fiona when Farquaad is eaten by Dragon. This leaves her free to be with Shrek.

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* WidowedAtTheWedding: Fiona [[spoiler:Fiona when Farquaad is eaten by Dragon. This leaves her free to be with Shrek. ]]
15th Oct '16 3:07:00 AM axle-k89
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* DefensiveWhat: The Big Bad Wolf when Shrek finds him in his bed.


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* SoundEffectBleep: Happens at the beginning after Shrek closes the book. "Like that's ever going to happen. What a load of--" *toilet flushes*
11th Oct '16 9:06:12 AM axle-k89
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** [[spoiler:Farquaad gets one when Dragon bursts into the church, accompanied with a scream, right before she eats him.]]
1st Oct '16 11:40:40 PM axle-k89
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* CurbStompBattle: Two.
** Shrek almost single-handedly (Donkey helps him out)takes out all of Farquaad's knights in just over a minute with barely a scratch on him.
** Fiona takes on Robin Hood and his Merry Men by herself and wins, unscathed. Shrek and Donkey are understandably surprised.
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