William Steig & Ted Elliott
Once upon a time there was a lovely
princess. But she had an enchantment
by a terrible fire-breathing dragon.
free her from this dreadful prison,
but non prevailed. She waited in the
dragon's keep in the highest room of
and true love's first kiss. (laughs)
Like that's ever gonna happen. What
a load of - (toilet flush)
after the ogre.
NIGHT - NEAR SHREK'S HOME
Think it's in there?
All right. Let's get it!
Whoa. Hold on. Do you know what that
thing can do to you?
Yes, well, actually, that would be a
giant. Now, ogres, oh they're much worse.
They'll make a suit from your freshly
jelly from your eyes! Actually, it's
quite good on toast.
Back! Back, beast! Back! I warn ya!
(waves the torch at Shrek.)
men are in the dark.
This is the part where you run away.
(The men scramble to get away. He laughs.)
And stay out! (looks down and picks
up a piece of paper. Reads.) "Wanted.
Fairy tale creatures."(He sighs and
throws the paper over his shoulder.)
THE NEXT DAY:
There is a line of fairy tale creatures. The head of the guard
All right. This one's full. Take it
away! Move it along. Come on! Get up!
Synopsis: 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.