Set in a strange, colorful land populated by fairy tale characters, SHREK is a hilarious comedy that will win over audiences of children and adults alike. Shrek (voiced by Mike Myers) is a fearsome green ogre living in isolation in his own cozy little swamp. He is not receptive to visitors, and fends off the occasional party of torch-wielding villagers with ease. But when the power-hungry Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow) turns Shrek's swamp into a relocation camp for dozens of banished fairy-tale characters (including some pesky dwarves, wolves, and fairies) Shrek's quiet, introverted life is ruined. Joined by the talkative Donkey (Eddie Murphy), Shrek makes his way to Farquaad's realm of Duloc, where the Lord makes Shrek an offer: He will rid Shrek's land of the unwanted visitors if Shrek will go on a simple quest to free Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) from her remote, dragon-guarded castle and convince her to marry Farquaad. On their quest, Shrek and Donkey run into a number of bizarre situations, and Shrek finds himself realizing that he isn't quite the fearsome monster he has always made himself out to be. Reinventing the traditional fairy tale adventure, SHREK features gorgeous computer animation, a unique sense of humor, and compelling characters--especially Eddie Murphy's lovable Donkey.
DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg is pretty confident that we'll see a fifth Shrek movie sometime in the future. For now, the franchise is taking a rest, but rest assured, everyone's favorite Ogre and his friends will return.
Shrek became a global phenomenon in 2001, and was followed by three sequels, Shrek 2 in 2004, Shrek the Third in 2007 and Shrek Forever After in 2010. There was also the 2011 spin-off Puss in Boots, a Broadway show and a handful of TV specials. It isn't quite clear when Shrek will be back on the big screen, but with a franchise gross of over $3 billion, it probably won't be long.Read More
Shrek's swamp is coming across the pond! In a new collaboration, Merlin Entertainments has teamed up with DreamWorks Animation to create a unique themed visitor attraction based on Shrek and his friends.
This landmark attraction, which will transport visitors through a live interactive adventure featuring Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, Puss in Boots and other favorites from the beloved franchise, will see an initial roll-out of six attractions over nine years. The first attraction will open in London in the summer of 2015. This will be the first time that Merlin, Europe's largest and the world's second-largest visitor attraction operator, has worked with a Hollywood studio to create a scaleable branded entertainment experience based on a globally recognized entertainment franchise. This is also the first time that DreamWorks Animation, home to global entertainment franchises including Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon, will help to produce an attraction of this magnitude by licensing the use of its characters and stories.Read More
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DreamWorks Animation's Shrek films series has become the most popular and financially successful animated franchise in movie history. Not only has the entire series earned $2 billion worldwide and gone on to become the most successful animated franchise of all-time, but it is the fifth most successful film franchise of all-time, right behind Star Wars, Harry Potter, James Bond and Batman, respectively. Not to mention that the original Shrek won the first ever Academy Award for Best Animated feature. While Shrek 2 is the most successful animated film in history domestically, Shrek Forever After is DreamWorks' highest grossing international film of all-time. Now on December 7th, fans will finally have a chance to bring the entire series home with them on Blu-ray, with the release of Shrek: The Whole Story Boxed Set.
Earlier this week, we had a rare opportunity to visit the DreamWorks Animation Studios in Glendale, California to learn more about the new collection, which includes all four films newly re-mastered and converted for Blu-ray. In addition to the four original theatrical films, the collection will also include an all-new holiday special called Donkey's Christmas Shrektacular. We began our visit to the studio in their digital dailies room, where each day filmmakers review and judge their own work to see what is good enough to make the cut. We had a chance to review some scenes from the original theatrical releases and then compare them with the same scenes on the brand new Blu-rays. You can really see the difference, and the new Blu-ray version is sharper, crisper and more colorful that its original counterpart.Read More
DreamWorks Animation has provided us with the latest poster for Shrek Forever After.. Check it below...
After challenging an evil dragon, rescuing a beautiful princess and saving your in-laws' kingdom, what's an ogre to do? Well, if you're Shrek, you suddenly wind up a domesticated family man. Instead of scaring villagers away like he used to, a reluctant Shrek now agrees to autograph pitch forks. What's happened to this ogre's roar? Longing for the days when he felt like a "real ogre," Shrek is duped into signing a pact with the smooth-talking dealmaker, Rumpelstiltskin. Shrek suddenly finds himself in a twisted, alternate version of Far Far Away, where ogres are hunted, Rumpelstiltskin is king and Shrek and Fiona have never met. Now, it's up to Shrek to undo all he's done in the hopes of saving his friends, restoring his world and reclaiming his one True Love.Read More