Shrek (2001)
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Mike Myers
Eddie Murphy
Cameron Diaz
John Lithgow
Movie Details
Director Andrew Adamson; Vicky Jenson
Producer Jeffrey Katzenberg; Aron Warner
Writer Ted Elliott; Terry Rossio
Studio DreamWorks Home Ent.
Language English
Audience Rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 1 hr 33 mins
Color Color
Plot
William Steig's delightfully fractured fairy tale is the right stuff for this computer-animated adaptation full of verve and wit. Our title character (voiced by Mike Myers) is an agreeable enough ogre who wants to live his days in peace. When the diminutive Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow) evicts local fairy-tale creatures (including the now-famous Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, and the Gingerbread Man), they settle in the ogre's swamp and Shrek wants answers from Farquaad. A quest of sorts starts for Shrek and his new pal, a talking donkey (Eddie Murphy), where battles have to be won and a princess (Cameron Diaz) must be rescued from a dragon lair in a thrilling action sequence. The story is stronger than most animated fare, but it's the humor that makes Shrek a winner. The PG rating is stretched when Murphy and Myers hit their strides. The mild potty humor is fun enough for 10-year-olds but will never embarrass their parents. Shrek is never as warm and inspired as the Toy Story films, but the realistic computer animation and a rollicking soundtrack keep the entertainment in fine form. Produced by DreamWorks, the film also takes several delicious stabs at its crosstown rival, Disney. --Doug Thomas
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Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
DVD Empire
Product Details
Edition Two-Disc Special Edition
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.78:1
Layers Single side, single layer
UPC 667068901221
Chapters
Release Date 11/2/01
Subtitles English
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1