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Shrek the Third DVD and HD-DVD Breakdown

By Evan Jacobs — September 28th, 2007

Hear ye! Hear ye! Prepare for king-sized laughs as DreamWorks Animation's newest adventure in the largest theatrical animated franchise ever gets the royal treatment on DVD and HD-DVD on Tuesday, November 13th. "The best Shrek yet" (Pat Collins, WWOR-TV), Shrek the Third has earned over $785 million in worldwide box office and secured a spot as the largest domestic animated film opening and the third-largest debut in cinema history. Shrek the Third chronicles the continued adventures of Shrek, Fiona, Donkey and Puss in Boots from Shrek and Shrek 2 with new characters including a magical, misguided Merlin, an awkward Arthur, a powerful posse of Princesses and a bundle of unexpected arrivals. As the all-star cast and characters you love return for another all-new royal adventure, the biggest comedy of the year becomes the must-have home entertainment event of the holidays.

The Shrek the Third DVD and HD-DVD presentations are ogre-loaded with bonus material, giving viewers the chance to join the whole Shrek family for hours of entertainment and activities. Everyone with two legs (or four) can master the "Donkey Dance" with the help of Donkey's wildly entertaining step-by-step instructions. In "Shrek's Guide to Parenthood" viewers receive wise and wacky parental advice from Donkey, Puss in Boots, Pinocchio and Gingy. In addition to cast profiles, "Lost Scenes," "Big Green Goofs" and much more, Shrek and Donkey provide "How to Be Green" environmental tips for kids. The DVD includes a wealth of exciting DVD-ROM features, such as "Shrek Shmash-Ups," which allow aspiring filmmakers of all ages to choose and mix scenes from all three Shrek films and put them to music, as well as many more Shrek-tivties including printables, games and more.

The HD-DVD includes a number of interactive and web-enabled features. "The Animators' Corner" is an all-new, interactive, picture-in-picture experience featuring storyboards relevant to the scenes on screen, plus branching to the "Lost Scenes;" "The World of Shrek" is a movie guide that provides biographies of key characters and the actors who voice them; "My Menus" are customizable character-themed menus; "Shrek's Trivia Track" features pop-up fun facts; and "Donkey's Digital Coloring Book" is an interactive coloring book that allows viewers to digitally paint their favorite scenes.

The Shrek the Third DVD and HD-DVD presentations offer not only a fantastically entertaining movie but also a swamp full of bonus content for fans of all ages:

- Shrek's Guide to Parenthood - Donkey, Puss in Boots, Pinocchio and Gingy offer their priceless - parenting tips for Shrek & Fiona!

- Meet the Cast & Behind-the-Scenes featurette

- Lost Scenes

- Tech of Shrek

- Hilarious Donkey Dance music video

- Big Green Goofs

- DreamWorks Animation Video Jukebox

- DreamWorks Kids - This Way to Play - Fun and creative bonus features for kids, including:

- A) Learn to Donkey Dance: You've seen his video, now Donkey teaches the moves

- B) How to Be Green: Shrek and Donkey give kids fun and simple tips on how to be environmentally friendly every day (from conserving water and energy to building your very own worm farm)

- C) Merlin's Magic Crystal Ball: Let Merlin answer all of your deepest questions

DVD Feature:

- Worcestershire Academy Yearbook - Take an interactive flip through Artie's yearbook, where you can meet 30 of his classmates and hear sound bites of yearbook quotes and dedications

DVD-ROM Features:

- Shrek Shmash-Ups: Shrek's take on popular "mash-up" technology. Mix scenes from all three Shrek movies with music and more to create your own short film!

- Royal Tournament Games: Captain Shrek's High Seas Adventure, Shrek's Eyeball Dropper, Gingy's Dreamz and more games featuring your favorite characters

- Additional Shrek-tivities (including games, printables, weblinks and more)

Exclusive HD-DVD Features:

- The Animators' Corner: A feature-length picture-in-picture storyboard reel with a contextual branch to lost scenes

- My Menus: Customize your menus with themes based on your favorite character, choosing from Shrek, Donkey, Fiona, Puss in Boots and Gingy

- Web-Enabled Downloadable Features:

- A) Shrek's Trivia Track: Discover hilarious trivia with pop-up facts

- Future Web-Enabled Downloadable Features:

- A) The World of Shrek: A movie guide with bigraphies of talent and characters from the film

Donkey's Digital Coloring Book: Interactive feature allows you to digitally paint your favorite scenes

Shrek the Third Synopsis:

Get ready for Thirds - the greatest fairy tale never told continues with a brand new, hilarious comedy of royal proportions. When his frog-in-law suddenly croaks, Shrek embarks on another whirlwind adventure with Donkey and Puss in Boots to find the rightful heir to the throne. Everyone's favorite cast of animated characters returns, along with a magical, misguided Merlin, an awkward Arthur, a powerful posse of Princesses, and a bundle of unexpected arrivals. Only Shrek can tell a tale where everyone lives happily ever laughter!

Shrek the Third Cast:

Shrek the Third features a royal line-up of all-star talent, including Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Rupert Everett, Justin Timberlake, Julie Andrews, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Cheri Oteri, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Amy Sedaris, John Krasinski and Ian McShane.

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