Shrek - 2001 (PG)

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Year of Release: 2001
Rated: PG
Director(s): Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson
Animation Studio: DreamWorks
Approx. Running Time: 93 minutes
Format(s): DVD
My Rating: 5 stars (Out of 5)


From Back Cover:

You've never met a hero quite like Shrek, winner of the first Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. The endearing ogre sparked a motion picture phenomenon and captured the world's imagination with... the Greatest Fairy Tale Never Told! Critics are calling SHREK "not just a brilliant animated feature, but a superb film on any level" (Larry King, USA Today).

Relive every moment of Shrek's (Mike Myers) daring quest to rescue feisty Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) with the help of his loveable loudmouthed Donkey (Eddie Murphy) and win back the deed to his beloved swamp from scheming Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow).

Enchantingly irreverent and "monstrously clever" (Leah Rozen, People Magazine), SHREK is ogre-sized adventure you'll want to see again and again!

My Comments:

DreamWorks Animation's signature film. This movie really put them on the map as Pixar's biggest competitor, and while that other studio churns out wholesome children's entertainment, DreamWorks' offerings have a much edgier approach, are much more "in the now" in terms of pop culture references, and have greater appeal to more mature audiences.

However, that's not, by any means, to say that this movie isn't acceptable children's viewing - the young ones likely won't get the adult humor, and if they do, well they're already ruined anway. In any case, this is a film that all ages will enjoy.

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