History YMMV / Shrek

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.
7th Feb '16 6:14:00 AM Freshmeat
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* MagnumOpus: The first two ''Shrek'' movies were considered [=DreamWorks=] Animation's best movies before ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' came along, and are still considered their best comedies along with the ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' series.
20th Jan '16 1:54:37 PM jameygamer
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** Lord Farquaad, who was designed after Michael Eisner, came four years after Hades in ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', who was designed off of Jeffrey Katzenberg. Bonus points for John Lithgow nearly becoming the voice of Hades, even recording a few lines, before James Woods took the role.
9th Jan '16 5:19:10 PM mlsmithca
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* ParvumOpus: ''Shrek the Third'' is considered the worst movie in the series and a mark of [=DreamWorks'=] DorkAge.
31st Dec '15 4:06:53 PM KoopaKid17
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* ItWasHisSled: If you've seen the other movies or other adaptations after the first film, you'd know Fiona is also an orge and she marries Shrek.
19th Dec '15 4:04:09 PM nombretomado
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** The tagline of Shrek 4 was "THE WAIT IS [[{{pun}} OGRE]]!" As a result, mentioning Shrek on [[ImageBoards /co/]] will often result in a [[HurricaneOfPuns Hurricane of Ogre Puns.]] The most notable example is [[http://cmara.deviantart.com/art/Shadow-begs-Shrek-150746720 this fanart]] getting captioned with "I'm sorry {{Shadow| The Hedgehog}}... but my time here is ogre."

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** The tagline of Shrek 4 was "THE WAIT IS [[{{pun}} OGRE]]!" As a result, mentioning Shrek on [[ImageBoards /co/]] will often result in a [[HurricaneOfPuns Hurricane of Ogre Puns.]] The most notable example is [[http://cmara.deviantart.com/art/Shadow-begs-Shrek-150746720 this fanart]] getting captioned with "I'm sorry {{Shadow| VideoGame/{{Shadow| The Hedgehog}}... but my time here is ogre."
29th Nov '15 5:22:32 PM Darthrai
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* MagnificentBitch: The Fairy Godmother is the BigBad who comes closest to breaking out of SmugSnake territory.

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* MagnificentBitch: MagnificentBastard: The Fairy Godmother is the BigBad who comes closest to breaking out of SmugSnake territory.


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* MagnumOpus: The first two ''Shrek'' movies were considered [=DreamWorks=] Animation's best movies before ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' came along, and are still considered their best comedies along with the ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' series.
29th Nov '15 5:19:13 PM Darthrai
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* ParvumOpus: ''Shrek the Third'' is considered the worst movie in the series.

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* ParvumOpus: ''Shrek the Third'' is considered the worst movie in the series.series and a mark of [=DreamWorks'=] DorkAge.



* TheScrappy: The ogre babies in the third movie; they only appeared near the end of the movie, but many people dismissed them as a kid-oriented TastesLikeDiabetes marketing gimmick. Arguably RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap in the fourth movie.

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* TheScrappy: The ogre babies in the third movie; they only appeared near the end of the movie, but many people dismissed them as a kid-oriented TastesLikeDiabetes marketing gimmick. Arguably RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap in the fourth movie.movie, where they were marketed less and the movie focused more on Shrek's emotional family relationship with them.


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* SoOkayItsAverage: ''Third'' and ''Forever After'' are considered this by fans and critics, with ''Forever After'' as the slightly better one of the two. Some people would consider the entire series to be this due to SeinfeldIsUnfunny.
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