PG | | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
After his swamp is filled with magical creatures, Shrek agrees to rescue Princess Fiona for a villainous lord in order to get his land back.
4 September 2003 | Peter Hayes
8 | State-of-the-art computer animation used to tell a cracking little story
Shrek is a green ogre who lives in a swamp, but his king sends him on a mission which he must complete to get his own ...
Once upon a time, there was a lovely princess. But she had an enchantment upon her of a fearful sort, which could only be broken by love's first kiss. She was locked away in a castle guarded by a terrible fire-breathing dragon. Many brave knights ...
As far as we know, Fiona has spent her entire life alone in the tower, so she should have no knowledge of the outside world. Yet as her encounters with the songbird and Robin Hood demonstrate, she is more than capable of taking care of herself. However, it is revealed in Shrek 2 that she's spent at least a few years of her life outside the tower (from Fiona's diary), which might be the time when she learned her skills. Another theory is that she could have been practicing in her room in the tower.
The film opens and closes using the famous "Disney Fairytale" storybook method; however the film makes fun of this approach by having Shrek tear a page out and use it as toilet paper.
$42,347,760 (USA) (18 May 2001)
$267,652,016 (USA) (30 November 2001)
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