18 April 2020 | Ed-Shullivan
Shrek 2 (2004) was the Dreamworks Studio's ultimate homage to Harold and Lillian
If I was still single, I would be trying to woo the ageless widow Lillian Michelson whose storytelling in this, her own life story documentary about her sixty (60) year marriage to her husband, life and business partner Harold Michelson is such an enduring story that it touches your heart strings and at the same time provides some great insight into the behind the scenes activities in classic Hollywood film making.
You will quickly forget that you are watching a documentary, and instead you will feel that you are sitting next to Harold and/or Lillian as they walk you through their sixty (60) year love story trials, tribulations and far too many film successes to mention within the maximum space that IMDB allows for a single IMDB review. Now "THAT's" a worthy epitaph to be inscribed on Harold's tombstone.
Mrs. Shullivan and I were mesmerized with the many intimate family details that Lillian (who was an orphan) was willing to share in her documentary and how she and her husband Harold and three children (all boys and their oldest with autism) moved from one major film production company to another, quickly developing the most respected reputations in their respective fields, Harold with his influential story board artist drawings, and Lillian with her unparalleled film research (library) capabilities.
The last major motion picture studio that Harold and Lillian worked for before officially retiring was The Dreamworks Studio. In 2004, the Dreamworks Studio paid the ultimate homage to these two veterans of the Hollywood film industry by placing them into their Shrek 2 (2004) film as King Harold and Queen Lillian in the Kingdom of Far Far Away. It is such a touching and personal way to tell all of Hollywood how much their own film industry loved and respected these two Hollywood veterans.