Shrek Poster

Release Date: May 16th, 2001

DVD Release Date: November 2nd, 2001

PG|1 hr 29 min

Plot Summary
Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek (Mike Myers) whose precious solitude is suddenly shattered by an invasion of annoying fairy tale characters. They were all banished from their kingdom by the evil Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow). Determined to save their home -- not to mention his -- Shrek cuts a deal with Farquaad and sets out to rescue Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) to be Farquaad's bride. Rescuing the Princess may be small compared to her deep, dark secret.

Cast: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow, Peter Dennis, Clive Pearse, Jim Cummings, Bobby Block

Director: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson

Genres: Animated, Comedy, Fantasy, Family

Production Co: DreamWorks SKG, Pacific Data Images (PDI)

Distributors: DreamWorks SKG

Keywords: Forbidden love, Charming, Playful, Friendship, Amusing, Rescue, Quest

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Awards

Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Winner Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Achievement in Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)
Winner Animated Feature Film