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Shrek!, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, Shrek Forever After

Updated on January 6, 2016

The greatest fairy tale never told.

Shrek series is an American animated comedy film inspired by the picture book written and illustrated by William Steig in 1990. The film features the voices of Mike Myers as Shrek, Cameron Diaz as Princess Fiona, Eddie Murphy as Donkey, Antonio Banderas as Puss in Boots and many more. It is the best ten films in ten "classic" American film genres and 8th best film in animated genre. The first installment was released in 2001, produced by DreamWorks Animation and Pacific Data Images, directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jensen. It was well received until the second and third installment released in 2004 and 2007. Just recently its final film installment titled "Shrek Forever After" was released on May 21, 2010 in 3D and distributed by Paramount Pictures.

A Note About the Movie Title

Before Shrek made it big on the big screen, there was William Steig's SHREK!, a book about an ordinary ogre who leaves his swampy childhood home to go out and see the world.

The One and Only Shrek!
The One and Only Shrek!

SHREK! can be found in this collection of six modern picture-book classics by Steig, along with stories concerning creatures ordinary and extraordinary—from Irene, a brave and loving little girl who must battle a howling blizzard, to Spinky, a boy who is so completely annoyed by his family that he no longer has any use for the human race.

 

Shrek 2001 - Plot

When a green ogre called Shrek discovers his swamp has been 'swamped' with all sorts of fairytale creatures by the scheming Lord Farquaad, Shrek sets out, with a very loud donkey by his side, to 'persuade' Farquaad to give his swamp back. Instead, a deal is made. Farquaad, who wants to become the King, sends Shrek to rescue Princess Fiona, who is waiting for her one true love. But once they head back with Fiona, it starts to become apparent that not only does Shrek like Fiona, but Fiona is keeping something secret.(read more IMDb)

Shrek 2001 - Voice Over Cast

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Mike Myers as Shrek

Inglourious Basterds, Nobody Knows Anything!, Austin Powers in Goldmember

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Eddie Murphy as Donkey

The Haunted Mansion, Daddy Day Care, Dr. Dolittle 2

Full Filmography

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Cameron Diaz as Princess Fiona

Knight and Day, My Sister's Keeper, What Happens in Vegas

Full Filmography

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John Lithgow as Lord Farquaad

The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, E=mc², Dreamgirls

Full Filmography

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Conrad Vernon as Gingerbread Man

Madagascar Kartz, Shrek Forever After, Monsters vs Aliens

Full Filmography

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Chris Miller as Geppetto/Magic Mirror

The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper, Madagascar, Far Far Away Idol

Full Filmography

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Vincent Cassel as Monsieur Hood

Ocean's Twelve, Ocean's Thirteen, Elizabeth

Full Filmography

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Clive Pearse as Ogre Hunter

Designed to Sell, HGTV Dream Home Giveaway 2008, Shrek

Full Filmography

Shrek (2001) - Credits

Shrek (2001) - Credits

Directed by Andrew Adamson

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Shrek

Full Filmography

Directed by Vicky Henson

Post Grad, Family Tree, Shark Tale

Full Filmography

Written by William Steig (Book)

Far Far Away Idol, Pete's a Pizza, Brave Irene

Full Filmography

Written by Joe Stillman

Joseph: King of Dreams, Beavis and Butt-Head, Clueless

Full Filmography

Written by Terri Rossio

National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Deja Vu, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Full Filmography

Released date May 18, 2001

  • Genre: Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy
  • Run time: 90 min
  • Language: English
  • Written by: William Steig (Book) | Ted Elliot | Terri Rossio | Joe Stillman | Roger S. H. Schulman | Cody Cameron (Dialogue) | Chris Miller (Dialogue) | Conrad Vernon (Dialogue)
  • Directed By: Andrew Adamson | Vicky Jensen
  • Music By: Harry Gregson-Williams | John Powell
  • Distributed By: DreamWorks Pictures
  • Produced By: Jeffrey Katzenberg | Aron Warner | John H. Williams

Shrek 2001 Official Movie Trailer

“The only things it takes seriously are the notions of true love and beauty-is-only-skin-deep, good things for kids to soak up after they've had their fill of flatulence. -Rotten Tomatoes”

Princess Fiona: The battle is won. You may remove your helmet, good Sir Knight.

Shrek: Uh, no.

Princess Fiona: Why not?

Shrek: I have helmet hair.

Princess Fiona: Please. I would'st look upon the face of my rescuer.

Shrek: Oh, no, you wouldn't... tst.

Princess Fiona: But... how will you kiss me?

Shrek: What? That wasn't in the job description.

The Donkey: Maybe it's a perk.

Shrek (Fullscreen)

Shrek (Fullscreen)
Shrek (Fullscreen)

The first one will always remain as THE best Shrek in the Shrek series and I think everyone can agree with me!

 

Shrek 2 (2004) - Plot

Shrek has rescued Princess Fiona, got married, and now is time to meet the parents. Shrek, Fiona and Donkey set off to Far, Far Away to meet Fiona's mother and father. But not everyone is happy.

Shrek and the King find it hard to get along, and there's tension in the marriage. It's not just the family who are unhappy. Prince Charming returns from a failed attempt at rescuing Fiona, and works alongside his mother, the Fairy Godmother, to try and find a way to get Shrek away from Fiona.(read more IMDb)

Shrek 2 - Voice Over Actors

Mike Myers as Shrek

Inglourious Basterds, Nobody Knows Anything!, Austin Powers in Goldmember

Full Filmography

John Lithgow as Lord Farquaad

The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, E=mc², Dreamgirls

Full Filmography

John Cleese as King

The Pink Panther 2, Igor, Charlotte's Web

Full Filmography

Cameron Diaz as Princess Fiona

Knight and Day, My Sister's Keeper, What Happens in Vegas

Full Filmography

Eddie Murphy as Donkey

The Haunted Mansion, Daddy Day Care, Dr. Dolittle 2

Full Filmography

Julie Andrews as Queen Lillian

Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, Tooth Fairy

Full Filmography

Clive Pearse as Ogre Hunter

Designed to Sell, HGTV Dream Home Giveaway 2008, Shrek

Full Filmography

Vincent Cassel as Monsieur Hood

Ocean's Twelve, Ocean's Thirteen, Elizabeth

Full Filmography

Chris Miller as Gepetto/Magic Mirror

The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper, Madagascar, Far Far Away Idol

Full Filmography

Conrad Vernon as Gingerbread Man

Madagascar Kartz, Shrek Forever After, Monsters vs Aliens

Full Filmography

Antonio Banderas as Puss in Boots

Take the Lead, Shrek 2, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles

Full Filmography

Rupert Everett as Prince Charming

Separate Lies, Stardust, To Kill a King

Full Filmography

Shrek 2 (2004) - Credits

Directed/Story/Screenplay by Andrew Adamson

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Shrek

Full Filmography

Directed by Conrad Vernon

Monsters vs Aliens, Morto the Magician, Shrek 2

Full Filmography

Directed by Kelly Asbury

The Thief of Always, Gnomeo and Juliet, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

Full Filmography

Written by William Steig (Book)

Far Far Away Idol, Pete's a Pizza, Brave Irene

Full Filmography

Written by Joe Stillman

Joseph: King of Dreams, Beavis and Butt-Head, Clueless

Full Filmography

Written by J. David Stem

Daddy Day Camp, Are We There Yet?, The Rugrats Movie

Full Filmography

Written by David Weiss

Daddy Day Camp, Are We There Yet?, The Rugrats Movie

Full Filmography

Released date May 19, 2004

  • Genre: Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy
  • Run time: 93 min
  • Language: English
  • Written by William Steig (Book) | Andrew Adamson | Joe Stillman | J. David Stem | David Weiss | Chris Miller
  • Directed by: Andrew Adamson | Kelly Asbury | Conrad Vernon
  • Music by: Harry Gregson-Williams
  • Distributed by: DreamWorks Pictures
  • Produced by: Aron Warner | John H. Williams | David Lipman

Shrek 2 (2004) Official Trailer

“Perhaps this sequel no longer has the shock of the new, but the animation is stupendous, with breathtaking effects of light and detail, the gags come thick and fast and the musical numbers are uproarious. -Rotten Tomatoes”

Princess Fiona: You know, you are acting like a... a...

Shrek: Go on, say it.

Princess Fiona: Like an ogre!

Shrek: Well, whether your parents like it or not, I am an ogre! [growls at the dog to shut it up]

Shrek: And guess what, princess? That's not about to change.

Princess Fiona: I've made changes for you, Shrek. Think about that. [she leaves]

Donkey: Real smooth,

Shrek. "I'm an ogre! Arrr!"

When Fiona's father and King of Far Far Away passes away, the clumsy Shrek becomes the immediate successor of the throne. However, Shrek decides to find the legitimate heir Artie in a distant kingdom with his friends Donkey and Puss in Boots to be able return to his beloved house in the swamp with the pregnant Fiona. Meanwhile, the envious and ambitious Prince Charming joins the villains of the fairytales plotting a coup d'état to become the new king.(read more IMDb)

Shrek the Third (2007) - Voice Over Actors

Mike Myers as Shrek

Inglourious Basterds, Nobody Knows Anything!, Austin Powers in Goldmember

Full Filmography

Conrad Vernon as Gingerbread Man

Madagascar Kartz, Shrek Forever After, Monsters vs Aliens

Full Filmography

Eric Idle as Merlin

Delgo, Ella Enchanted, Pinocchio

Full Filmography

John Lithgow as Lord Farquaad

The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, E=mc², Dreamgirls

Full Filmography

Clive Pearse as Ogre Hunter

Designed to Sell, HGTV Dream Home Giveaway 2008, Shrek

Full Filmography

Chris Miller as Gepetto/Magic Mirror

The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper, Madagascar, Far Far Away Idol

Full Filmography

Justin Timberlake as Arthur "Artie" Pendragon

Bad Teacher, The Love Guru, Black Snake Moan

Full Filmography

John Cleese as King

The Pink Panther 2, Igor, Charlotte's Web

Full Filmography

Cameron Diaz as Princess Fiona

Knight and Day, My Sister's Keeper, What Happens in Vegas

Full Filmography

Eddie Murphy as Donkey

The Haunted Mansion, Daddy Day Care, Dr. Dolittle 2

Full Filmography

Julie Andrews as Queen Lillian

Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, Tooth Fairy

Full Filmography

Antonio Banderas as Puss in Boots

Take the Lead, Shrek 2, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles

Full Filmography

Rupert Everett as Prince Charming

Separate Lies, Stardust, To Kill a King

Full Filmography

Directed/Screenplay by Chris Miller

Puss in Boots, Shrek the Third, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

Full Filmography

Directed by Raman Hui

Shrek the Halls, Shrek, Madagascar

Full Filmography

Story/Screenplay by Andrew Adamson

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Shrek

Full Filmography

Written by William Steig (Book)

Far Far Away Idol, Pete's a Pizza, Brave Irene

Full Filmography

Released date May 18, 2007

  • Genre: Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy
  • Run time: 93 min
  • Language: English
  • Written by: William Steig (book), Andrew Adamson (story), Jeffrey Price (screenplay), Peter S. Seaman (screenplay) and Chris Miller (screenplay) & Aron Warner
  • Directed by: Chris Miller | Raman Hui
  • Music by: Harry Gregson-Williams
  • Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
  • Produced by: Aron Warner | Andrew Adamson | Denise Nolan Cascino

Shrek the Third (2007) Movie Trailer

“Shrek the Third, which vigilantly flirts with the grey matter between child's play and adult humor, creates curious questions for children while bringing back beloved characters for another joyride in Far Far Away. -Rotten Tomatoes”

Shrek Forever After (2010) - Plot

A bored and domesticated Shrek pacts with deal-maker Rumpelstiltskin to get back to feeling like a real ogre again, but when he's duped and sent to a twisted version of Far Far Away -- where Rumpelstiltskin is king, ogres are hunted, and he and Fiona have never met -- he sets out to restore his world and reclaim his true love.(read more IMDb)

Shrek Forever After 2010 - Voice Over Cast

Mike Myers as Shrek

Inglourious Basterds, Nobody Knows Anything!, Austin Powers in Goldmember

Full Filmography

Regis Philbin as Mabel

TV's 50 Funniest Phrases, Dudley Do-Right, The Emperor's New Clothes

Full Filmography

Larry King as Doris

All Kids Count, Bee Movie, Sea Tales

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Ryan Seacrest as Butter Pant's Father

High-Five Hollywood!, The Philanthropist, Reality Check

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Mary Kay Place as Guard Witch

It's Complicated, Julie & Julia, City of Ember

Full Filmography

Kathy Griffin as Dancing Witch

Ugly Betty, Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone, Beethoven's 5th

Full Filmography

Kristen Schaal as Pumpkin Witch

Shrek Forever After, Valentine's Day, When in Rome

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Lake Bell as Patrol Witch

Burning Palms, What Happens in Vegas, Over Her Dead Body

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Christopher Knights as Three Blind Mice

Merry Madagascar, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Flushed Away

Full Filmography

Aaron Warner as Big Bad Wolf

Shrek the Halls, Far Far Away Idol, Shrek 2

Full Filmography

Jane Lynch as Gretched, the Ogre

Julie & Julia, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Mr. Troop Mom

Full Filmography

Craig Robinson as Cookie, the Ogre

Shrek Forever After, Father of Invention, Miss March

Full Filmography

Jon Hamm as Brogan, the Ogre

30 Rock, Howl, Sucker Punch

Full Filmography

Walt Dohrn as Rumpelstiltskin

Shrek Forever After, Shrek the Third, SpongeBob SquarePants

Full Filmography

Conrad Vernon as Gingerbread Man

Madagascar Kartz, Shrek Forever After, Monsters vs Aliens

Full Filmography

Chris Miller as Gepetto/Magic Mirror

The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper, Madagascar, Far Far Away Idol

Full Filmography

John Cleese as King

The Pink Panther 2, Igor, Charlotte's Web

Full Filmography

Cameron Diaz as Princess Fiona

Knight and Day, My Sister's Keeper, What Happens in Vegas

Full Filmography

Eddie Murphy as Donkey

The Haunted Mansion, Daddy Day Care, Dr. Dolittle 2

Full Filmography

Julie Andrews as Queen Lillian

Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, Tooth Fairy

Full Filmography

Antonio Banderas as Puss in Boots

Take the Lead, Shrek 2, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles

Full Filmography

Rupert Everett as Prince Charming

Separate Lies, Stardust, To Kill a King

Full Filmography

Directed by Mike Mitchell

Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, Frannie's Christmas, Sky High

Full Filmography

Written By Josh Klausner

Shrek Forever After, Date Night, The 4th Floor

Full Filmography

Written By Darren Lemke

Lost , Flashpoint, Shrek Forever After

Full Filmography

Released date May 21, 2010

  • Genre: Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy
  • Run time: 93 min
  • Language: English
  • Written by Josh Klausner | Darren Lemke
  • Directed by Mike Mitchell
  • Music by Harry Gregson-Williams
  • Distributed by Paramount Pictures
  • Produced by Gina Shay | Teresa Cheng | Andrew Adamson | Aron Warner | John H. Williams

Shrek Forever After (2010) Movie Trailer

“Brilliant animation, 3D magic and a subversive script filled with quirky humour transports us to Swamp Heaven for this perfect Shrek final chapter. It's a whirlwind of a film -Rotten Tomatoes”

Shrek: Fiona, I know everything about you, I know you sing so beautifully that birds explode. I know that when you sign your name, you put a heart over the i. I know that when you see a shooting star you cross your fingers on both hands, squinch up your nose, and you make a wish, I know that you don't like the covers wrapped around your feet, and I know that you sleep by candlelight because every time you close your eyes, you're afraid you're going to wake up back in that tower, But most importantly Fiona, I know that the reason that you turn human every day is because you've never been kissed, well, by me.

Shrek Forever After Merchandise on Amazon

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      siobhanryan 5 years ago

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      anonymous 5 years ago

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I also love Shrek. Thanks for this cool lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Shrek is my son's favourite film of all time. He especially loves Eddy Murphy as the talking donkey! As a treat I took him to see Shrek the musical recently. We were a bit disappointed with it though, still a lot of fun but not quite as good as the series of films.