Release: May 12, 2001

Shrek is a grouchy, selfish, mean ogre that lives in solitude in his swamp. One day he finds many fairy-tale characters on his swamp sent by the Fairy-tale despising Lord Farquaad, who wants to become king, but must first marry a princess So after Shrek comes to his kingdom to speak to him, he sends him and a wisecracking Donkey who befriends him on a journey to rescue a princess. Shrek winds up rescuing Princess Fiona, a beautiful young woman with a secret curse, she turns into an ogress at night. Shrek must return Fiona to Farquaad so he can marry her but during the journey back he finds he may be falling in love with her himself. Winner of 8 '02 Annies, and was the first Oscar® winner in the newly-implanted category: Best Animated Feature. Preserved in 2020 by the National Film Registry. a Cannes Film Festival '01 official selection. starring the voices of Mike Myers in his protagonist and in a minor role, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, and John Lithgow. Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson direct from the adaptation by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio, Joe Stillman, and Roger S.H. Schulman [the former two were also co-producers]; Based upon the 1990 Farrar, Straus and Giroux book by William Steig. Producers: Aron Warner, John H. Williams and Jeffrey Katzenberg; Executive Producers: Penny Finkelman Cox and Sandra Rabins. Original Score: Harry Gregson-Williams and John Powell; featuring Smash Mouth in "I'm a Believer", Self in "Stay Home", Baha Men with "Best Years of Our Lives", and Dana Glover with "It Is You (I Have Loved)"; Soundtrack available on DreamWorks Records. a PDI/DreamWorks production for DreamWorks Pictures. L.A./NYC release: May 16, 2001 • General: May 18, 2001 Approved [#38125]/rated PG for mild language and some crude humor.

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Donkey: "Hi Princess!"
Fiona: "It talks!"
Shrek: "Yes. It's getting it to shut up that's the trick!"
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Fiona: "Where are you going, the exit is that way?"
Shrek: "I have to save my ass."
Fiona: "What kind of knight are you?"
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Donkey: "I'm the stair master. If I had stairs right here I'd step all over those stairs"
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Shrek: "I'll stay here, you look for the stairs."
Donkey: "Stairs? I thought we were looking for a princess?"
Shrek: "The princess will be at the top of the stairs."
Donkey: "Who told you that?"
Shrek: "I read it in a book once."
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Shrek: "OK Donkey, two things: Shut. Up."
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Shrek: "You'll do fine. Just stay quiet and don't look down."
Donkey: "(board breaks)Shrek, I'm looking down! Aah!""
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Shrek: "There's a lot more to ogres than people think."
Donkey: "Example?"
Shrek: "Ogres are like onions."
Donkey: "They stink?"
Shrek: "Yes--No!"
Donkey: "They make you cry?"
Shrek: "No."
Donkey: "You leave them out and they turn brown and start growing little white hairs?"
Shrek: "No! Ogres have layers! Onions have layers! You get it?"
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Shrek: "Does anybody know how to get to Lord Farquaad's Castle?"
Donkey: "I know!"
Shrek: "Does anyone else know?"
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Donkey: "I like that boulder. That's a nice boulder."
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Shrek: "Can't we just settle this over a paint?"
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Farquaad: "Eww! That's hideous!"
Shrek: "It's just a donkey!"
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Gingy: "Do you know the Muffin Man?"
Farquaad: "The Muffin Man?"
Gingy: "The Muffin Man!"
Farquaad: "Yes, I know the Muffin Man! Who lives on Drury Lane?"
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Gingy: "No, not the buttons! Not the gumdrop buttons!"
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Shrek: "Who sent you?"
Pig: "Lord Farquaad. He huffed and he puffed and he, signed an eviction notice!"
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Donkey: "That's right, fool! Now I'm a flying, talking donkey!"
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Donkey: "This is great! We can stay up late and exchange man stories and in the morning, I'm makin' waffles!"
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Donkey: "You may have seen a housefly, or maybe even a superfly. But you ain't ever seen a donkey fly!""
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Animated chorus: "♪Welcome to Duloc, such a perfect town Here we have some rules, let us lay them down Don't make waves, stay in line and we'll get along fine Duloc is a perfect place Please keep off of the grass Shine your shoes, wipe your… face Duloc is, Duloc is, Duloc is the perfect place♪"
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