History YMMV / Shrek

22nd Aug '16 3:20:55 PM PrincessGwen
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* BrokenAesop: Zigzagged with the first movie. It does the message of accepting and loving yourself despite of appearances with Fiona and Shrek's character arcs quite well and through their romance, it conveys the message well to the audience...but then the movie's message gets a little warped when you think about how the movie does not miss an opportunity to make fun of Lord Farquaaq's short stature.

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* BrokenAesop: Zigzagged with the first movie. It does the message of accepting and loving yourself despite of appearances with Fiona and Shrek's character arcs quite well and through their romance, it conveys the message well to the audience...but then the movie's message gets a little warped when you think about how the movie does not miss an opportunity to make fun of Lord Farquaaq's Farquaad's short stature.



** Jennifer Saunder's cover of Music/BonnieTyler [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xApn6r6Olu8 "Holding Out For a Hero"]] may be better than original. Helps that the scene accompanying it was [[AwesomeMoments awesome]].

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** Jennifer Saunder's cover of Music/BonnieTyler Bonnie Tyler's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xApn6r6Olu8 "Holding Out For a Hero"]] may be better than original. Helps that the scene accompanying it was [[AwesomeMoments awesome]].



* FollowTheLeader: It's difficult to imagine just how influential and popular ''Shrek'' was when it first came out, as just about every western animated feature has been influenced by it's humor and style, not to mention "proving" that computer animation was the only way to go in the 21st century.

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* FollowTheLeader: It's difficult to imagine just how influential and popular ''Shrek'' was when it first came out, as just about every western animated feature has been influenced by it's its humor and style, not to mention "proving" that computer animation was the only way to go in the 21st century.



** In the Japanese dub of the films, Creator/KoichiYamadera voiced Donkey. The hilarity came with the fact in the very first film, the villain Lord Farqadd was voiced by Masato Ibu, who voiced [[Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato the original Dessler]] and Shrek and Donkey has to defeat him. A few years later, Yamadera himself ends voicing ''[[Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato2199 Dessler]]'' as well.
** Take another look at Prince Farquaad's royal seal in the first movie. It looks almost identical to the Website/{{Facebook}} logo.

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** In the Japanese dub of the films, Creator/KoichiYamadera voiced Donkey. The hilarity came with the fact in the very first film, the villain Lord Farqadd Farquaad was voiced by Masato Ibu, who voiced [[Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato the original Dessler]] and Shrek and Donkey has to defeat him. A few years later, Yamadera himself ends voicing ''[[Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato2199 Dessler]]'' as well.
** Take another look at Prince Lord Farquaad's royal seal in the first movie. It looks almost identical to the Website/{{Facebook}} logo.
21st Aug '16 12:57:14 PM nombretomado
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** Both covers of "I'm a Believer" (EddieMurphy's in the movie, Music/SmashMouth's on the soundtrack) are awesome, but Donkey belting it out at the end of the first movie with a crowd of fairy tales backing him up deserves special mention. For a typical kid watching this movie back in the summer of 2001, that whole sequence was the epitome of cool.

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** Both covers of "I'm a Believer" (EddieMurphy's (Creator/EddieMurphy's in the movie, Music/SmashMouth's on the soundtrack) are awesome, but Donkey belting it out at the end of the first movie with a crowd of fairy tales backing him up deserves special mention. For a typical kid watching this movie back in the summer of 2001, that whole sequence was the epitome of cool.
18th Aug '16 10:45:39 AM Ntroper
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* BrokenAesop: Zigzagged with the first movie. It does the message of accepting and loving yourself despite of appearances with Fiona and Shrek's character arcs quite well and through their romance, it conveys the message well to the audience...but then the movie's message gets a little warped when you think about how the movie does not miss an opportunity to make fun of Lord Farquaaq's short stature.
16th Aug '16 6:12:42 PM Darthrai
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* BrokenBase: The announcement of a fifth ''Shrek'' movie has been met with highly mixed reactions. Some fans are overjoyed, especially ones who grew up with the series, and believe that DreamWorksAnimation's [[GrowingTheBeard beard-growing]] will lead to another good sequel. Others think that any further sequels would be detrimental, pointing to the {{sequelitis}} seen in the third and fourth movies, and believe that the franchise should quit while it's ahead with ''WesternAnimation/PussInBoots''. Others still find the announcement hard to take seriously due to the franchise's MemeticMutation and believe that a fifth ''Shrek'' movie will be seen as a big joke.
15th Jul '16 4:40:47 PM WhatArtThee
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** Also a heavily {{Bowdlerized}} version of Matt White's "Best Days" appears in the credits of Shrek the Third. Parents who bought the song may be shocked when he says "lying naked under the covers"
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: The first movie was marketed more heavily to adults than the sequels were.
9th Jul '16 9:45:42 PM SoRandom31
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** Shrek himself makes a pretty solid case for this trope. Especially in the first two films.
7th Jun '16 3:38:07 PM N8han11
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* ShipTease: Uhm...[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QlQnlVhR8A This]]. Especially the way he says her name at the end.

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* %%* ShipTease: Uhm...[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QlQnlVhR8A This]]. Especially the way he says her name at the end.
15th Mar '16 2:37:38 AM jameygamer
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** One of the sources for fuel for the Shrek series, the general disdain directed towards Michael Eisner, was effectively cut off when Eisner was removed from Disney the year after the second ''Shrek'' movie hit theaters, along with other studios including Disney trying and failing at the "Fractured Fairy Tale" trend; ''Kung Fu Panda's'' critical and commercial success along with Disney Animation making another comeback sounded the death knell for this idea.

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** One of the sources for fuel for the Shrek series, the general disdain directed towards Michael Eisner, was effectively cut off when Eisner was removed from Disney the year after the second ''Shrek'' movie hit theaters, along with other studios including Disney trying and failing at the "Fractured Fairy Tale" trend; ''Kung Fu Panda's'' critical and commercial success along with Disney Animation making another comeback sounded the death knell for this idea.idea (the final ''Shrek'' film actually took itself more seriously with Rumpelstiltskin alone).
15th Mar '16 2:35:18 AM jameygamer
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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: When the first ''Shrek'' movie came out, it was considered a witty and refreshing break from the then-formulaic Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon fare, and it put Creator/DreamWorksAnimation on the map. Nowadays ''Shrek'''s often blamed for killing traditional animated films and starting a trend of rather mediocre [[AllCGICartoon CGI fims]] overly reliant on AnachronismStew and GettingCrapPastTheRadar. It didn't help that Dreamworks would not only give Shrek three sequels, but rehash the formula for [[WesternAnimation/SharkTale most]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}} of]] [[WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge their]] [[WesternAnimation/FlushedAway other]] [[WesternAnimation/BeeMovie films]] until they [[GrowingTheBeard Grew the Beard]] with ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda''. One of the sources for fuel for the Shrek series, the general disdain directed towards Michael Eisner, was effectively cut off when Eisner was removed from Disney the year after the second ''Shrek'' movie hit theaters, along with other studios including Disney trying and failing at the "Fractured Fairy Tale" trend; ''Kung Fu Panda's'' critical and commercial success along with Disney Animation making another comeback sounded the death knell for this idea.

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: When the first ''Shrek'' movie came out, it was considered a witty and refreshing break from the then-formulaic Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon fare, and it put Creator/DreamWorksAnimation on the map. Nowadays ''Shrek'''s often blamed for killing traditional animated films and starting a trend of rather mediocre [[AllCGICartoon CGI fims]] overly reliant on AnachronismStew and GettingCrapPastTheRadar. It didn't help that Dreamworks would not only give Shrek three sequels, but rehash the formula for [[WesternAnimation/SharkTale most]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}} of]] [[WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge their]] [[WesternAnimation/FlushedAway other]] [[WesternAnimation/BeeMovie films]] until they [[GrowingTheBeard Grew the Beard]] with ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda''.
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One of the sources for fuel for the Shrek series, the general disdain directed towards Michael Eisner, was effectively cut off when Eisner was removed from Disney the year after the second ''Shrek'' movie hit theaters, along with other studios including Disney trying and failing at the "Fractured Fairy Tale" trend; ''Kung Fu Panda's'' critical and commercial success along with Disney Animation making another comeback sounded the death knell for this idea.
15th Mar '16 2:34:32 AM jameygamer
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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: When the first ''Shrek'' movie came out, it was considered a witty and refreshing break from the then-formulaic Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon fare, and it put Creator/DreamWorksAnimation on the map. Nowadays ''Shrek'''s often blamed for killing traditional animated films and starting a trend of rather mediocre [[AllCGICartoon CGI fims]] overly reliant on AnachronismStew and GettingCrapPastTheRadar. It didn't help that Dreamworks would not only give Shrek three sequels, but rehash the formula for [[WesternAnimation/SharkTale most]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}} of]] [[WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge their]] [[WesternAnimation/FlushedAway other]] [[WesternAnimation/BeeMovie films]] until they [[GrowingTheBeard Grew the Beard]] with ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda''.

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: When the first ''Shrek'' movie came out, it was considered a witty and refreshing break from the then-formulaic Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon fare, and it put Creator/DreamWorksAnimation on the map. Nowadays ''Shrek'''s often blamed for killing traditional animated films and starting a trend of rather mediocre [[AllCGICartoon CGI fims]] overly reliant on AnachronismStew and GettingCrapPastTheRadar. It didn't help that Dreamworks would not only give Shrek three sequels, but rehash the formula for [[WesternAnimation/SharkTale most]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}} of]] [[WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge their]] [[WesternAnimation/FlushedAway other]] [[WesternAnimation/BeeMovie films]] until they [[GrowingTheBeard Grew the Beard]] with ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda''. One of the sources for fuel for the Shrek series, the general disdain directed towards Michael Eisner, was effectively cut off when Eisner was removed from Disney the year after the second ''Shrek'' movie hit theaters, along with other studios including Disney trying and failing at the "Fractured Fairy Tale" trend; ''Kung Fu Panda's'' critical and commercial success along with Disney Animation making another comeback sounded the death knell for this idea.
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