History WesternAnimation / Shrek

13th Sep '17 10:05:28 PM Prinzenick
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed.]] Shrek is by no means handsome looking in the film, but he's certainly not as gruesome looking as he was in the William Steig book.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed.]] Shrek is by no means handsome looking in the film, but he's certainly not as gruesome looking as he was in the William Steig book.



* AdaptationSpeciesChange: Shrek goes through this in the Norwegian dub. There is no equivalent to the word "ogre" in Norwegian, thus he became a "troll" instead.



* DubNameChange: In the Norwegian dub, Shrek got a Dub ''Species'' Change. There is no equivalent to the word "ogre" in Norwegian, thus he became a "troll" instead. Funnily, the fourth film has the BigBad look at a creature and say "That's not even an ogre, that's a troll." The Norwegian dub got around this by saying "That's not even a troll, that's a jotne", "jotne" being (among other creatures) a different kind of troll in Nordic mythology.
13th Sep '17 12:13:28 AM PrincessGwen
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* DubNameChange: In the Norwegian dub, Shrek got an Dub ''Species'' Change. There is no equivalent to the word "ogre" in Norwegian, thus he became a "troll" instead. Funnily, the fourth film have the BigBad look at a creature and say "That's not even an ogre, that's a troll." The Norwegian dub got around this by saying "That's not even a troll, that's a jotne", "jotne" being (among other creatures) a different kind of troll in Nordic mythology.

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* DubNameChange: In the Norwegian dub, Shrek got an a Dub ''Species'' Change. There is no equivalent to the word "ogre" in Norwegian, thus he became a "troll" instead. Funnily, the fourth film have has the BigBad look at a creature and say "That's not even an ogre, that's a troll." The Norwegian dub got around this by saying "That's not even a troll, that's a jotne", "jotne" being (among other creatures) a different kind of troll in Nordic mythology.
11th Sep '17 9:12:36 PM Prinzenick
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* BlackAndWhiteMorality: While Shrek is in a gray area at the start, the film unambiguously paints Farquaad's treatment of the fairy tale characters as being in the wrong, and Shrek eventually comes around to being the hero in the end.
11th Sep '17 9:08:09 PM Prinzenick
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed.]] Shrek is by no means handsome looking in the film, but he's certainly not as gruesome looking as he was in the William Steig book.



* AnachronismStew: A big source of the films humor. While the films medieval fairy tale setting is generally consistent with how low tech it is, there are pop culture anomalies inserted that [[RuleOfFunny fly in the face of it for laughs]], such as Magic Mirror hosting a Dating Show (and Farquaad later using him like a TV with a VCR), a parking lot and loudspeakers at Duloc, Shrek making offhand comments like "Hold the phone!" and Fiona being fluent in Martial Arts, right down to performing a parody of ''Film/TheMatrix''. The heavy use of popular music in the soundtrack also gave the film a very contemporary feel (for the early 2000s, at least).



* AnAesop: Don't judge people before you get to know them, and true beauty is on the inside.



* HappilyEverAfter: Parodied; the film ends with a storybook closing, with the last pages saying "And they lived ugly ever after. The End."



* SlidingScaleOfEndings: Falls on the HappilyEverAfter end of it.

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* SlidingScaleOfAnthropomorphism: Donkey falls on the TalkingAnimal end of the scale.
* SlidingScaleOfAnimalCast: Falls on a level 5 (Equally Human and Animal Cast) due to humans and fairytale creatures (who are made up of a variety of both human-like and animal like beings) alike getting equal screentime with each other.
* SlidingScaleOfEndings: Falls on the HappilyEverAfter end of it. it, albeit a variation of the trope.
11th Sep '17 8:53:25 PM Prinzenick
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* MohsScaleOfViolenceHardness: Varies between a 1 and 2. The bulk of the films violence is pure slapstick, and the only truly violent scene in the movie is when [[spoiler: Farquaad gets eaten alive by Dragon]], but even that gets PlayedForLaughs.



-->"Sure, its big enough, but look at the location!"

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-->"Sure, -->"Well sure, its big enough, but look at the location!"


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* ShadesOfConflict: The films morality is largely BlackAndWhiteMorality. Shrek is in a gray area at the start, but gradually becomes the real hero of the film.


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* ShooOutTheClowns: Subverted; [[spoiler:Donkey doesn't follow Shrek into the church, but he ''does'' appear again on Dragons back when she crashes into the church to devour Farquaad.]]


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* SlidingScaleOfAnimationElaborateness: Lands at the top of the scale, even if the animation is kindof showing its age these days.
* SlidingScaleOfEndings: Falls on the HappilyEverAfter end of it.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: The film is very cynical in its comedy.
* SlidingScaleOfPlotVersusCharacters: Less plot than characters. The story is a basic fairy tale parody--the real meat of the film is the characters and how they interact with each other, particularly the chemistry between Shrek and Donkey.
* SlidingScaleOfRealisticVersusFantastic: Falls on the "Fantastic" end of the scale.
* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: The film zigzags between both ends of the scale. The bulk of the film is a silly comedy that pokes fun at fairy tale cliches. The romance and drama scenes, however, are mostly treated very seriously in start contrast.
* SlidingScaleOfVisualsVersusDialogue: Definetely tips the scale in favor of dialogue. 90% of the movie is non-stop chatting between characters, even when they're not hitting a story beat.
9th Sep '17 6:51:46 AM N8han11
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* BigNo: Shrek, a couple of times when he's angered by Donkey, such as twice during the "Ogres are like onions" scene. He also does one after three {{LittleNo}}'s when he sees the crowd of fairy tale creatures in his swamp.

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* BigNo: Shrek, a couple of times when he's angered by Donkey, such as twice during the "Ogres are like onions" scene. He also does one after three {{LittleNo}}'s {{Little No}}s when he sees the crowd of fairy tale creatures in his swamp.
1st Sep '17 8:07:53 PM Prinzenick
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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 the whole franchise couldn't just run on in-jokes about the competition.

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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 {{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 the whole franchise Dreamworks knew they couldn't just run rely on in-jokes about the competition. Disney forever.
1st Sep '17 8:06:07 PM Prinzenick
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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 the whole franchise couldn't just run on in-jokes about the competition.
26th Aug '17 2:01:04 PM Prinzenick
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* OverCrank: When Shrek and co. are eescaping Dragon, the film briefly goes into slow motion before they reach the bridge, complete with Shrek bellowing a very drawn out "RUN!"
23rd Aug '17 4:57:51 PM FT96
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* MeaningfulName: Shrek comes from the German word "schrek," which means "to scare." Fittingly, Shrek is a large ogre who enjoys scaring villagers.
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