Shrek is a 2001 animated film based on the 1990 book by William Steig. It follows the adventures of the titular ogre, voiced by Mike Myers, as he embarks on a quest to save a princess and reclaim his swamp from an evil lord. The film was a commercial and critical success, winning the first Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film and spawning four sequels.
Shrek is an ogre who lives in a swamp and is content with his peaceful life. His solitude is disrupted when Lord Farquaad, the ruler of Duloc, banishes all of the fairy tale creatures to Shrek's swamp. After a meeting with Farquaad, Shrek is sent on a quest to save the princess Fiona from a dragon. Along the way, he meets Donkey, a talking donkey, who joins him on his quest.
Shrek is an ogre who is content with his solitary life in the swamp. He is voiced by Mike Myers. Donkey is a talking donkey who joins Shrek on his quest, voiced by Eddie Murphy. Lord Farquaad is the ruler of Duloc and the main antagonist of the film, voiced by John Lithgow. Fiona is the princess of Duloc who is saved by Shrek, voiced by Cameron Diaz.
Shrek is a subversive take on the traditional fairy tale genre, satirizing many of the conventions of the genre. The film also features themes of friendship, loyalty, and self-acceptance.
Shrek is a beloved animated film that is both a commercial and critical success. It is a subversive take on the traditional fairy tale genre, featuring themes of friendship, loyalty, and self-acceptance. The film spawned four sequels and won the first Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film.