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Bythe studio already had two animated films under their belt Antz and The Prince of Egypt and their focus was on 2D animation. Witty, edgy, and ballsy as hell, Shrek was the anti-Disney film; a giant middle finger from Jeffery Katzenberg to those at Disney that had ousted him so suddenly.
My review of the Shrek: The Whole Story box set after the jump. Shrek Fundamentally different from most of the animated films before it, Shrek opened at a time when 3D animation was all the rage.
Every studio in town was rushing films into production to get in on the action. Instead of imitating Pixar, DreamWorks turned the 3D animated film on its head and put their own twist on it.
Thus, Shrek was born. Featuring talented voice work from Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and John Lithgow, the film left you smiling from ear-to-ear as you left the theater. A rarity in Hollywood, Shrek 2 was widely received as just as good, if not better, than the first film.
This time, things turned out a bit differently.
While away from the kingdom, Prince Charming attacks the castle with a band of villains and attempts to seize the throne. Shrek and his band of misfits, with Artie in tow, must win the kingdom back in an epic……musical showdown.
Once more unto the breach, dear friends! A fine ending to the story, I suppose, Shrek Forever After at least feels like the filmmakers did their best to create the most entertaining film they could after drying up the Shrek well with three previous films.
For the last Shrek film, a new villain is introduced: This being a con and all, Rumplestiltskin erases the day Shrek was born, therefore transforming Far Far Away into a kingdom where Shrek never exists.
Rumplestiltskin is now king, Donkey is a slave, and Fiona is an ogre warrior leading a band of other ogres in resistance to King Rumplestiltskin. A joy for parents and children alike well, for half the series at leastShrek launched a franchise and saved a studio at the same time, paving the way for numerous 3D animated DreamWorks films, some great How to Train Your Dragonand some not so great Shark Tale.
Nevertheless, the Shrek franchise will go down as one of the most successful in history. The Whole Story is a well-crafted box set that will not disappoint. The Whole Story box-set press conference here. Both are a fantastic read and are highly recommended, for those interested.Shrek Movie Review Summary.
This is the perfect "anti-disney" movie in that it turns the "Disney animated fairy tale" conventions on their heads as well as savagely satirizing the fairy tale and nursery rhyme characters that Disney has co-opted over the years.
Very well-done computer animation and strong performances really make the film. In The Simpsons, Toy Story, A Bug's Life, and Shrek we see film and television which can be enjoyed equally by kids and adults. There are a number of ways to create this kind of cross-demographic appeal.
In the version of the film Farley worked on, Shrek was a teenage ogre who didn’t want to go into the family business and had aspirations of becoming a knight. 5. Children will love it, while adults can enjoy the action-movie homages and Disney-mocking.
Summary Anti-social ogre Shrek resolves to stop an evil ruler from banishing fairy-tale characters to his. Well this doesn't exactly have an answer as Shrek is a movie and Walt Disney is a film maker.
In Shrek, Walt Disney Pictures and Disneyland bear the brunt of some clever spoofing. It was done with enough intelligence and wit that adults would appreciate it, such as: Seeing, near the start of the film, various Disney-like animated characters depressed (and thus the opposite of their usual normal cheery selves) as they're being hauled away.