Shrek

Shrek

DVD - 2001
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Relive every moment of Shrek's daring quest to rescue feisty Princess Fiona with the help of his loveable loudmouthed Donkey, and win back the deed to his beloved swamp from scheming Lord Farquaad.
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : DreamWorks Home Entertainment, c2001
Edition: Two-disc special ed
ISBN: 9780783263144
0783263147
Branch Call Number: DVD FAMILY Shr, 2 disc
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Shrek (Motion picture)

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Also in this series: Shrek 2, Shrek 3, Shrek Forever After The Final Chapter, Shrek the Musical,
Shrek the Halls, Shrek's Thrilling Tales and Scared Shrekless


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Shrek has finally become a modern classic. Overall, I think it deserves the distinction, thanks to its impressive (at the time) visuals, the legitimate humor, and its habit of poking fun at Disney and pop culture in general. The original movie is fresh, and watching it again only solidifies my opinion.

LiztheLibrarian Jan 25, 2018

This movie is so clever and funny. It was well cast, the music is great, and the jokes hit for both grownups and kids. Saw it six times in theaters when it was originally released so it comes highly recommended from me!

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reginator_22
Jan 22, 2018

So funny and silly. Mike Myers and Eddie Murphy were great!

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mammothhawk229e
Nov 14, 2017

Not my childhood fables with all the all the cliches upended.
Loved the nods to theme parks, professional wrestling, the Matrix, & cliched torture scene.
Very naughty movie ,but highly recommended for all ages.

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singidunum_25
Jan 19, 2017

Great humour and fun for whole family!

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Dec 31, 2016

4/5 stars. Shrek is a 2001 American computer-animated, comedy film loosely based on the 1990 fairytale picture book of the same name by William Steig. The cast is star studded, including Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, and John Lithgow as the voices of the lead characters. Eddie Murphy as Donkey especially delivers in Shrek, he is given so many good lines and he performs them perfectly. The film expertly parodies other fairy tale adaptations, primarily aimed at animated Disney films. While most definitely a kids movie, there are some jokes for the adults, and the humour is not superficial. There is so much to read between the lines in this film, but not doing so still leaves one with a fun spectacle. Whether a kid or an adult, this movie will likely delight you. The movie has deep themes such as internal beauty, teaching invaluable lessons to young eyes. The writing is clever and the story is compelling. Almost 20 years later, the animation still holds up, not looking overly rubbery or ugly, and I enjoyed it just as much as the first time I watched it. This is an absolute classic animated movie that everyone should see. @Joaquin of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

This movie is a fan favorite all around, for its wonderful tale and loveable characters. Shrek is an ogre who lives in a swamp and is very happy as is. However, Lord Farquaad has banished all the fairy tale creatures to this swamp, in turn invading Shrek’s home. Shrek makes a deal with the Lord to rescue Princess Fiona in return for his swamp. Along the way, he encounters Donkey and many more mythical creatures that make his adventure that much more challenging. Not to mention, Fiona is hiding a secret that may jeopardize the deal between Shrek and Lord Farquaad. This film has everything from love, to laughter, to pure honesty and vulnerability which makes it such an incredible movie. I would rate this 5/5 stars and recommend it to anyone who loves the band Smash Mouth or who appreciates an unlikely happy ending. @The_Reviewer of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Shrek one is one of the greatest movies by DreamWorks Disney that exists. This movie is about a disliked ogre that becomes friends with the donkey, princess and many other fictional characters along the way. Shrek can't stop getting in many sticky situations that involves break ups of friendships, marriages and so much more! Shrek Two was a great movie and I would recommend it to every family that needs something to watch when they're bored. It is hilarious and uplifting and in the end you feel like you're filled with joy because the movie was very sweet. I think everyone should watch this movie and if you haven't already you need to immediately. It is a Disney classic and you will surely not be disappointed! I would rate this movie a 5/5.
- @Montgomery of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

The movie "Shrek" had one big life lesson and that is don’t judge a book by its cover. Everyone thought Shrek was a big, stupid and ugly ogre. But in reality Shrek has feelings just like everyone else. The part that really shocked me was when the sun sets and the princess also turns into an ogre. I was not expecting that plot twist at all. Also, Donkey was the first one to tell Shrek that he likes Shrek which made Shrek realize that not everyone hates an ogre. I think Donkey and Shrek make a great team together, even though sometimes Shrek gets annoyed by Donkey's constant talking. Overall, this movie was amazing, funny, and contains good life lessons.
- @leomeme of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

VaughanPLAlexK Dec 14, 2016

A great film for the family. I love all the fairy tale characters you get to see as Shrek embarks on his journey.

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LINDUAN
Jun 14, 2016

never knew matthew was in a book

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JihadiConservative
Apr 19, 2016

Funny but different and bizarre.

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Raizael
Apr 05, 2016

I love it when Shrek and Shadow makes a donkey baby

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LiztheLibrarian Jan 25, 2018

Donkey: ...And then one time I ate some rotten berries. Man, there were some strong gases seepin' outta my butt that day!

LiztheLibrarian Jan 25, 2018

Donkey: Whoa, Shrek, did you do that? Man, you gotta warn somebody before you crack one like that, my mouth was open and everything!

Shrek: Donkey, if that was me, you'd be dead!

[sniffs]

Shrek: That's brimstone... we must be getting close.

Donkey: Yeah, right, brimstone. Don't be talking about no brimstone. I know what I smelled, it wasn't no brim and it didn't come off no stone neither...

LiztheLibrarian Jan 25, 2018

Lord Farquaad: [to his knights] The winner of this tournament - no, no, the privilege - will have the honour of rescuing the beautiful Princess Fiona from the fiery pit of that dragon! Should the winner fail to return, the runner-up shall take his place, and so on and so forth... Some of you may die, but that is a sacrifice I am willing to make.

LiztheLibrarian Jan 25, 2018

Donkey: I'll find those stairs. I'll whip their butt, too. Those stairs won't know which way they're going... take drastic steps, kick it to the curb. Don't mess wit' me. I'm the Stair Master. I've mastered the stairs. I wish I had a step right here, right now, I'd step all over it...

LiztheLibrarian Jan 25, 2018

Donkey: So where is this fire-breathin' pain in the neck, anyway?

Shrek: Inside, waiting for us to rescue her.

Donkey: I was talkin' about the dragon, Shrek.

LiztheLibrarian Jan 25, 2018

Donkey: Oh, you both have LAYERS. Oh. You know, not everybody like onions. CAKE! Everybody loves cake! Cakes have layers!

Shrek: I don't care what everyone likes! Ogres are not like cakes.

Donkey: You know what ELSE everybody likes? Parfaits! Have you ever met a person, you say, "Let's get some parfait," they say, "Hell no, I don't like no parfait."? Parfaits are delicious!

Shrek: NO! You dense, irritating, miniature beast of burden! Ogres are like onions! End of story! Bye-bye! See ya later.

Donkey: Parfait's may be the most delicious thing on the whole damn planet!

LiztheLibrarian Jan 25, 2018

Donkey: [looks at a hovel] Whoa. Look at that. Who'd wanna live in a place like that?

Shrek: That, would be my home.

Donkey: Oh... and it is LOVELY! You know, you're really quite a decorator. It's amazing what you've done with such a modest budget. I like that boulder. That is a NICE boulder.

LiztheLibrarian Jan 25, 2018

Donkey: We can stay up late, swapping manly stories, and in the morning, I'm making waffles!

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reginator_22
Jan 22, 2018

[Shrek enters the tournament]

Lord Farquaad: What's that? It's hideous!

Shrek: Well, that's not very nice.

[looks at Donkey]

Shrek: It's just a donkey.

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yellow_chicken_180
Jul 16, 2015

Its Never ogre

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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

Shrek, a grouchy, mean, selfish green ogre that has always enjoyed living in peaceful solitude in his swamp, finds his life disrupted when numerous fairytale beings, including Pinocchio, the Three Little Pigs, and Donkey, are forced into the swamp by order of the obsessive, perfectionistic, fairy-tale despising Lord Farquaad. Shrek leaves the swamp to ask Farquaad for the return of his privacy, with Donkey happily tagging along. Meanwhile, Farquaad tortures the Gingerbread Man into revealing the whereabouts of the remaining fairytale creatures until his guards rush in with an object Farquaad has been searching for: the Magic Mirror. The Mirror tells him that Farquaad can only become a real king by marrying a princess (completely disregarding his original question regarding if his kingdom was the fairest of them all). The Mirror gives him three princesses to choose from (in a parody of The Dating Game): Cinderella, Snow White, and Princess Fiona. Farquaad chooses Fiona and silences the Mirror before he can mention "the little thing that happens at night" (which is later revealed to be a curse). Shrek and Donkey arrive at Farquaad's palace in Duloc, where they find themselves in the midst of a tournament. The winner will have the "privilege" of attempting to rescue Fiona from a castle surrounded by lava and protected by a fire-breathing dragon so that Farquaad may marry her. Shrek (with some help from Donkey) easily beats the other knights in a fashion that resembles a wrestling match and Farquaad agrees to remove the fairytale creatures from the swamp if Shrek rescues Fiona.

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

An ogre, in order to regain his swamp, travels along with an annoying donkey in order to bring a princess to a scheming lord, wishing himself King.

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Triscal
Nov 12, 2007

Shrek the orge is living happily at his swamp until a order from Lord Farquaad sends a bunch of fairy tale creatures to his swamp and the only way he can get them to leave is saving princess Fiona from an dragon. with the assistant's of a annoying donkey. Fiona and Shrek end up falling in love with each other and Fiona becomes a orge forever

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7Liberty7 Jun 15, 2014

Other: Some things funny, some things crude, some things stupid.

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