Shrek the Third
Shrek Forever After
Shrek the Halls
Puss in Boots
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The Shrek franchise is a set of movies, spin-offs, TV series, and video games which generally revolve around Shrek, Donkey, Puss in Boots, Fiona, and other characters. The series is characterized by its fantastical mixed fairytale setting, as well as its blend of colorful, kid-friendly designs and slapstick with adult-oriented humor, satire and pop-culture references.
Main article: Shrek
Shrek, a solitary ogre, finds a surprise when fairy tale creatures are sent to live in his swamp by the evil Lord Farquaad. Shrek befriends a talking Donkey, and the two set off to meet with Lord Farquaad. Lord Farquaad needs Princess Fiona to marry him so he will become king. So when Shrek and Donkey visit him, they are forced to rescue her from an enormous fire-breathing dragon. The Dragon turns out to be a girl, and she falls in love with Donkey. Donkey, Shrek, and Fiona escape, and Dragon chases them.
Once Shrek and Donkey rescue Fiona, they take her back to Lord Farquaad. Along the way, however, Shrek falls in love with Fiona. Fiona reveals she is cursed to Donkey and turns into an ogress at night. The only way the curse can be broken is by true love's first kiss. Fiona and Farquaad have a marriage ceremony, but they are interrupted by Shrek. Fiona reveals her curse and Farquaad sentences Shrek to death and Fiona to be locked back in the tower. Donkey and Dragon enter and Dragon eats Lord Farquaad. Shrek tells Fiona he loves her and she reciprocates. Shrek and Fiona kiss, and Fiona turns into an ogress permanently. Shrek gets his swamp back, and the two marry there. After a karaoke party the two set off on their honeymoon. They went away. They are happy. The end.
Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party is a three minute musical short film, included on the 2001 Shrek VHS and the Shrek Two Disc Special Edition DVD. It takes place during the last scene of Shrek (before Shrek and Fiona leave on their honeymoon), with the film's characters performing a medley of modern pop songs.
Shrek 4-D (2003)
Main article: Shrek 4-D
Shrek 4-D, also known as Shrek 3-D, Shrek 4D Adventure, Shrek's Never Before Seen Adventure, and The Ghost of Lord Farquaad, is a 4-D film ride at various theme parks around the world. It premiered in 2003 at Universal Studios Florida, and was released on DVD. The short takes place right after the first Shrek film. Lord Farquaad returns from the dead to kidnap Princess Fiona and it is up to Shrek and Donkey to rescue her.
Shrek 2 (2004)
Main article: Shrek 2
The second film opens with Prince Charming on a quest to rescue Princess Fiona from the Dragon. When he gets there, he finds the wolf from Little Red Riding Hood and the The Three Little Pigs in Fiona's bed. He asks the wolf where Fiona is and the wolf tells him that she is on her honeymoon with Shrek. Once Shrek and Fiona return from their honeymoon, they find Donkey in the swamp who tells them he and Dragon are going through a rough patch. They then get invited to the land of Far Far Away by Fiona’s parents and who want to bless their marriage. When they arrive Shrek and Fiona aren’t what they expected. The evil Prince Charming and his mother, the Fairy Godmother, are trying to break up Shrek’s marriage by making Fiona fall in love with Prince Charming. However it doesn’t work and Shrek and Fiona stay together. Shrek and Donkey get a new sidekick called Puss in Boots. They have a lengthy quest to search the Fairy Godmother's cottage to get a love potion. Shrek goes to Fiona at the castle. At the end of the film, King Harold turns back into a frog when zapped. Fariy Godmother died. They are happy. The end
Far Far Away Idol (2004)
Far Far Away Idol is a five minute short, released in November 2004, as an extra on the Shrek 2 DVD and VHS. It is based on American Idol and guest stars Simon Cowell. Taking place right after Shrek 2 ends, the film's supporting characters hold a singing competition, with Shrek, Fiona and Simon Cowell as the judges.
Shrek the Third (2007)
Main article: Shrek the Third
Shrek and Fiona are reluctantly reigning over Far, Far Away during King Harold's prolonged illness. The King promises that if they can find Fiona's cousin Artie, he will make him the next in line, so Shrek doesn't have to run the country after his death. As Shrek, Donkey and Puss set off to find Artie, Fiona reveals she is pregnant. Shrek is shocked as he believes he won't be a good father and will ruin his child's life. This is reinforced by his relationship with his father, 'he tried to eat me.' After finding Artie, Artie is frightened of being king, and they end up on an island where they meet Artie's former magic teacher, Merlin. Meanwhile Charming plots to overthrow Shrek and become king, but this is foiled by Shrek. The film ends with Shrek and Fiona caring for their ogre triplets and joined by Queen Lillian, Donkey, Dragon, The Dronkeys and Puss.
Shrek the Halls (2007)
Main article: Shrek the Halls
Shrek the Halls is a 22 minute television special, set shortly after the events of Shrek the Third (and before the events of Shrek Forever After) as Shrek and Fiona's children are still infants, that premiered on the American television network ABC on Wednesday, November 28, 2007.
Shrek Forever After (2010)
Main article: Shrek Forever After
Shrek has become a domesticated family man, living happily with Princess Fiona and the triplets. Instead of scaring villagers away like he used to, a reluctant Shrek now agrees to autograph pitchforks. Longing for the days when he felt like a "real ogre", Shrek is tricked into signing a pact with the smooth-talking deal-maker Rumpelstiltskin. Shrek suddenly finds himself in a twisted, alternate version of Far, Far Away, where ogres are hunted, Rumplestiltskin is king, Puss is fat, Donkey doesn't know who Shrek is, and Shrek and Fiona have never met. Shrek joins the Resistance and meets Fiona, but she doesn't love him. Rumpelstiltskin sets bounty on Shrek and uses the Pied Piper; as a reward for finding Shrek, he offers a "deal of a lifetime". Shrek turns himself in and instead of asking for his life back, frees the captured ogres. The ogres then ambush the palace, and Shrek and Fiona battle Dragon. As the twenty four hours are almost up and Shrek lays dying, Fiona kisses him and everything reverts to Shrek's universe. They are now at the party. The villian is defeated. At the end, instead of storming out of the triplets birthday party Shrek kisses Fiona and appreciates all that he has, truly living happily forever after. The end.
Scared Shrekless (2010)
It is Halloween, Shrek's favorite holiday. He is enjoying Halloween with his wife and children when their friends come into their house to scare Shrek. It fails and Donkey proposes that they tell scary stories to determine "The King of Halloween". They return to castle Duloc for the competition.
Donkey’s Caroling Christmas-tacular is a five minute short released as a part of the holiday program Donkey’s Christmas Shrektacular, which was released on December 7, 2010, with Shrek: The Whole Story box set and Shrek Forever After.
This short takes place in the Candy Apple, the new version of the Poison Apple. Donkey suggests everyone sing Christmas carols. Donkey sings "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year". Shrek, Fiona, the Ogre children, and the army of ogres sing an ogre version of "Jingle Bells" (such as "Bug Cocoon, Lick the spoon. Try our cricket slurp). Puss in Boots sings "Feliz Navidad", although he titles it "Fleas Navidad". Then everyone sings "Jingle Bell Rock" as "Fairy Tale Rock".
Thriller Night (2011)
Thriller Night is a six minute short film parody of Michael Jackson's music video Thriller. It was directed by Gary Trousdale, and released on September 13, 2011, on the Scared Shrekless DVD. It was released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 28, 2012, as a part of Shrek's Thrilling Tales (Shrek's Spooky Stories).
Deceased characters such as Lord Farquaad, Mongo, Fifi, Fairy Godmother, Prince Charming and King Harold in his frog form appear as zombies. A 3D version of the short was added in October 2011 to the Nintendo Video service for Nintendo 3DS owners.
The Pig Who Cried Werewolf (2011)
The Pig Who Cried Werewolf is a six minute 3D Halloween short film, directed by Gary Trousdale and released on October 4, 2011, for a limited time, exclusively on the Nintendo Video service on Nintendo 3DS. It was released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 28, 2012, as a part of Shrek's Thrilling Tales (DreamWorks's Spooky Stories).
The Three Little Pigs find themselves in trouble when they ignore the warning signs of a new neighbour moving in next door who takes on a ferocious form during a full moon.
Shrek 5/Reboot (TBA)
Following the success of Shrek 2 in May 2004, Jeffrey Katzenberg revealed that the Shrek story had been outlined into five films almost from the beginning. "Before the first one was finished we talked about what the whole story of Shrek is, and each of the chapters answers questions about the first movie and gives us an insight," said Katzenberg, "Shrek 3 and 4 are going to reveal other unanswered questions and, finally, in the last chapter, we will understand how Shrek came to be in that swamp, when we meet him in the first movie." After the release of Shrek the Third in 2007, Katzenberg announced that the fifth film would be released in 2013.
In May 2009, DreamWorks Animation (DWA) announced that the fourth film's title would be Shrek Forever After, indicating that it would be the last in the Shrek series. Later in 2009, that was confirmed by Bill Damaschke, head of creative production at DWA, with him saying: "All that was loved about Shrek in the first film is brought to the final film."
Josh Klausner, one of the writers of Shrek Forever After, explained in 2010 the script's evolution: "When I first came onto the project, it wasn't supposed to be the final chapter — there were originally going to be 5 Shrek movies. Then, about a year into the development, Jeffrey Katzenberg decided that the story that we'd come up with was the right way for Shrek's journey to end."
In a 2014 interview with Fox Business Network, Katzenberg hinted that the fifth film still may be made. "We like to let them have a little bit of time to rest," he said of the characters. "But I think you can be confident that we'll have another chapter in the Shrek series. We're not finished, and more importantly, neither is he."
On November 6 2018, it was revealed in a Variety interview with Chris Meledandri, the founder and CEO Illumination, that there are reboots in the works for Shrek and Puss in Boots. He also revealed that he would like to get all the voice actors back from the original films. "When you look back on those vocal performances they’re awesome, and while you certainly could make a case for a complete reinvention, I find myself responding to my own nostalgic feelings of wanting to go back to those characterizations,” explained Meledandri. “The challenge for us has been to find something that really does feel like it’s not simply yet another film in a series of sequels.” No release date has been set for the film yet.
Puss in Boots
Puss in Boots (2011)
Main article: Puss in Boots
Puss in Boots is a computer-animated American action comedy film that was released on October 28, 2011. The film is based on and follows the character of Puss in Boots on his adventures with Kitty Softpaws and mastermind Humpty Dumpty before his first appearance in Shrek 2.
In November 2012, executive producer Guillermo del Toro said that a couple of drafts for a sequel were already done, and that the director Chris Miller wants to take Puss on an adventure to exotic places. In April 2014, Antonio Banderas, the voice of Puss, said that the work on the sequel had just begun. On June 12, 2014, the movie was titled Puss in Boots 2: Nine Lives & 40 Thieves and scheduled to be released on November 2, 2018. However, it was pushed back to December 21, 2018 until being silently shelved around 2016-2017. Around the time it was supposed to be released, a reboot for Puss in Boots was announced alongside Shrek.
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Each of the four Shrek films has received its own tie-in platformer title.
- Shrek (2001) (launch title for the Xbox; noted for being one of the first commercial video games to make use of deferred shading, as well as the only Shrek game to be rated "T" for Teen).
- Shrek 2 (2004): Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Game Boy Advance, and Windows Published by Activision.
- Shrek the Third (2007): Xbox 360, Windows, Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance,and iOS. Published by Activision.
- Shrek Forever After (2010): Xbox 360, Windows, Wii, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS, and iOS.
Spinoff Shrek games have been released throughout the series' lifespan, usually in-between movie releases.
- Shrek Swamp Kart Speedway (2002): Game Boy Advance. Published by TDK.
- Shrek Smash n' Crash Racing (2006): Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS, and Game Boy Advance Published by Activision.
- Shrek Kart (2009): iPhone, iPod Touch Was the first Shrek game to be exclusive to mobile phones.
- DreamWorks Super Star Kartz (2011): Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS. Published by Activision.
- Shrek: Treasure Hunt (2002): PlayStation. Published by TDK.
- Shrek Super Party (2003): Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, and PlayStation 2. Published by TDK.
- Shrek's Carnival Craze (2008): PlayStation 2, Windows, Wii, and Nintendo DS Published by Activision.
- Shrek: Fairy Tale Freakdown (2001): Game Boy Color Published by TDK. Notable for its negative reception, as it received a 0.5 rating from Game Informer.
- Shrek Game Land Activity Center (2001): Microsoft Windows. Published by Activision and TDK.
- Shrek: Hassle at the Castle (2002): Game Boy Advance. Published by TDK.
- Shrek Extra Large (2002): Nintendo GameCube. "Port" of the original Xbox game. Published by TDK.
- Shrek Reekin' Havok (2003): Game Boy Advance. Published by TDK.
- Shrek 2 Activity Center: Twisted Fairy Tale Fun (2004): Microsoft Windows.
- Shrek 2: Team Action (2004): Microsoft Windows
- Shrek 2: Beg for Mercy (2004): Game Boy Advance
- Shrek SuperSlam 2005 PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo DS, Microsoft Windows, and Game Boy Advance. Published by Activision. Notable for its competitive cult following; see its corresponding Wiki.
- Shrek n' Roll (2007): Xbox Live Arcade First Shrek game to be download only.
- Shrek: Ogres & Dronkeys (2008): Nintendo DS. Published by Activision.
- Shrek Bingo (2006): DVD
- Puss in Boots (2011): Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS. The final DreamWorks animation game published by THQ.
- Shrek's Fairytale Kingdom (2012): iOS. Produced by Beeline Interactive
- Shrek Alarm (2013): iOS. Produced by Blitz Games
There are quite a few educational Shrek games that exist for the V.Smile and V.Flash. They are aimed towards toddlers and young children. They include: Shrek the Third: Arthur's School Day Adventure (age 4 to 6), Shrek: Dragon's Tale (age 6 to 9) and Shrek the Third: The Search for Arthur (Unknown).
Main article: Shrek!
Shrek! is a picture book written and illustrated in 1990 by William Steig about a young ogre who finds the ogre of his dreams when he leaves home to see the world. The name "Shrek" is derived from the Yiddish and German Schreck (Yiddish שרעק) meaning "fear" or "fright." The book served as the basis for the popular Shrek film series over a decade after its publication.
Shrek Comics (Dark Horse)
Dark Horse Comics released in 2003 three 32-page full color comic books featuring Shrek, Donkey and Fiona - Shrek #1, Shrek #2, and Shrek #3. The comics were written by Mark Evanier and illustrated by Ramon Bachs and Raul Fernandez.
Shrek Comics (Ape Entertainment/KiZoic)
Ape Entertainment has also released under KiZoic label five full color comic books - a 52-page prequel to Shrek Forever After titled Shrek (2010), and four 32-page books: Shrek #1 (2010), Shrek #2 (2010), Shrek #3 (2011), and Shrek #4 (2011).
- The Shrek film series was the highest-grossing animated film series of all time until 2017, when it was surpassed by the Despicable Me series.
- The Shrek series has developed an underground cult following as an internet meme where Shrek himself is worshipped as a bizarre deity of sorts; Shrek fans in this vein are known as "Brogres", a play on the "brony" fandom of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. More information can be found in the Shrek on the Internet article on Wikipedia (warning: some adult content).