Screen Junkies' Honest Trailers series has been taking on its most-requested films, and it finally got around to making a video for "Shrek," fans' No. 1 pick.

The video offers a good reminder that no, Disney didn't make the film. Instead, "Shrek" came from DreamWorks Animation and parodied "all of the overused Disney tropes" by fully embracing them. "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em ... while at the same time mercilessly mocking them," the narrator says.

The video uses solid evidence to point out some of these tropes in action. For example, the narrator calls Shrek, "the reluctant, ugly hero who thinks no one who can love them," and we see him next to Disney's Beast and Quasimodo. Fiona, on the other hand, is described as a "no-nonsense princess," much like Jasmine, Esmeralda, Mulan, and Pocahontas.

Watch for more below. Fair warning: You may get Smash Mouth's "All Star" stuck in your head.

[via: Screen Junkies/YouTube]

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Shrek
PG2001
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