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Shrek Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

In this fully computer-animated fantasy from the creators of Antz, we follow the travails of Shrek (Mike Myers), a green ogre who enjoys a life of solitude. Living in a far away swamp, he is suddenly invaded by a hoard of fairy tale characters, such as the Big Bad Wolf, the Three Little Pigs, and Three Blind Mice, all refugees of their homes who have been shunned by the evil Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow). They want to save their homes from ruin, and enlist the help of Shrek, who is in the same situation. Shrek decides to offer Lord Farquaad a deal; he will rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz), who is intended to be Farquaad's bride. Accompanying Shrek on his adventure is the faithful but loquacious Donkey (Eddie Murphy), who has a penchant for crooning pop songs. The two must face various obstacles in order to locate the Princess, but they find their world challenged when she reveals a dark secret that will affect the group. Shrek is based on the children's book by William Steig, and features additional voice-work by Vincent Cassel, Cody Cameron, and Kathleen Freeman. ~ Jason Clark, Rovi

  • Release date:April 22, 2001

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Harry Gregson-Williams Best Film Music 2001 Nominee
American Film Institute Jeffrey Katzenberg Best Picture 2001 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Jeffrey Katzenberg Best Picture 2001 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Aron Warner Best Animated Feature 2001 Winner
American Film Institute Aron Warner Best Picture 2001 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Aron Warner Best Picture 2001 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Terry Rossio Best Adapted Screenplay 2001 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Terry Rossio Best Adapted Screenplay 2001 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Eddie Murphy Best Supporting Actor 2001 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Joe Stillman Best Adapted Screenplay 2001 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Joe Stillman Best Adapted Screenplay 2001 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts John Powell Best Film Music 2001 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Ted Elliott Best Adapted Screenplay 2001 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ted Elliott Best Adapted Screenplay 2001 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Roger S.H. Schulman Best Adapted Screenplay 2001 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Roger S.H. Schulman Best Adapted Screenplay 2001 Nominee
American Film Institute John H. Williams Best Picture 2001 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts John H. Williams Best Picture 2001 Nominee

Crew

Vicky Jenson
Director
Andrew Adamson
Director
Aron Warner
Producer
Jeffrey Katzenberg
Producer
John H. Williams
Producer
Conrad Vernon
Screenwriter
Terry Rossio
Screenwriter
Cody Cameron
Screenwriter
Roger S.H. Schulman
Screenwriter
Joe Stillman
Screenwriter
Ted Elliott
Screenwriter
John Powell
Composer (Music Score)
Harry Gregson-Williams
Composer (Music Score)
Sim Evan-Jones
Editor
James Hegedus
Production Designer
Guillaume Aretos
Art Director
Ted Elliott
Co-producer
Terry Rossio
Co-producer
Jane Hartwell
Associate Producer
Sandra Rabins
Executive Producer
Penney Finkelman Cox
Executive Producer
Craig Edelblut
Set Designer
Lon Bender
Sound/Sound Designer
Wylie Stateman
Sound/Sound Designer
Leslee Feldman
Casting
Marty Sixkiller
Technical Director
Lucia Modesto
Supervising Technical Director
Lon Bender
Supervising Sound Editor
Drew Stewart
Production Assistant
Wylie Stateman
Supervising Sound Editor
Cody Cameron
Additional Dialogue
David Lipman
Co-Executive Producer
Raman Hui
Supervising Animator
Chris Miller
Additional Dialogue
Ken Bielenberg
Visual Effects Supervisor
Conrad Vernon
Additional Dialogue
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