Synopsis: When a green ogre named 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 Shrek his swamp back. Instead, a deal is made. Farquaad, who wants to become the King, sends Shrek to rescue Princess Fiona, who is awaiting her true love in a tower guarded by a fire-breathing dragon. But once they head back with Fiona, it starts to become apparent that not only does Shrek, an ugly ogre, begin to fall in love with the lovely princess, but Fiona is also hiding a huge secret.
Production: Dreamworks
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 36 wins & 60 nominations.
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90 min

- Please? I'll be your best friend.

Why does being your best friend entail

me doing everything I don't want to do?

Please, Felicia, not in Daddy's ear.

Excuse me, Mr. Shrek?

Could you do that

ogre roar of yours for my son?

He's a big, big fan.

Do the roar.

You know, I'd rather not.

It's my kids' birthday party.

- Do the roar.

- Honey?

Why don't you go check on the cake?

- Sure.

- And don't forget the candles.

Hold still.

Thanks for the pants, Muffin Man.

I always wanted chaps!

Yee-haw! Giddy up!

- Monsieur Shrek.

- Howdy, Shrek!

Your cake. Voil!

- What is that supposed to be?

- That's Sprinkles the Ogre!

Isn't he cute? He looks just like you.

But happy. It's a party, Shrek.

You gotta cheer up!

I'm in a great mood, actually.

- Oh, I'm gonna lick me a rainbow!

- Donkey!

As long as you're not doing anything,

how about one of those

famous Shrek roars?

- Do the roar.

- Let me set you straight, Butter Pants.

An ogre only roars when he's angry.

You don't want to see me angry, do you?

Do it.

Hold it together. Just hold it together.

Daddy, he's getting away. Do something.

Oh, good.

- What happened to the cake?

- Trust me. It's an improvement.

- You licked it!

- No.

Just because you're an ogre,

doesn't mean you have to eat like one.

Looks like you forgot the candles!

OK, just watch the cake.

I'll go get them.

Watch the cake?

- Where's the cake?!

- We ate the cake.

- Ya.

- What?

No, don't cry.

Hey! I believe you

promised my son a roar.

- Do the roar.

- Roar.

- I don't like it.

- Pigs, we need another cake.

- We ate the other cakes.

- One roar, man.

Hey, everybody!

Shrek's gonna do his famous ogre roar!

Not now, Donkey.

Pigs, are there any cupcakes?

- We ate them, too.

- They have lollipops.

No, I ate them.

- You didn't share?

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William Steig

William Steig (November 14, 1907 – October 3, 2003) was an American cartoonist, sculptor, and, in his later life, an illustrator and writer of children's books. Best known for the picture books Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, Abel's Island, and Doctor De Soto, he was also the creator of Shrek!, which inspired the film series of the same name. He was the U.S. nominee for both of the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Awards, as a children's book illustrator in 1982 and a writer in 1988. more…

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