Shrek 2001 info:-
Shrek 2001 is the first feature film in the Shrek franchise, starring Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, and John Lithgow. The film was critically acclaimed as an animated film worthy of adult interest, with many adult-oriented jokes and themes, but a simple enough plot and humor to appeal to children.
It made notable use of pop music—the soundtrack includes music by Smash Mouth, Eels, Joan Jett, the Proclaimers, Jason Wade, the Baha Men. Once upon a time, in a faraway swamp, there lived an ornery ogre named Sh rek whose precious solitude is suddenly shattered by an invasion of annoying fairy tale characters.
There are blind mice in his food, a big, bad wolf in his bed, three little homeless pigs and more, all banished from their kingdom by the evil Lord Farquaad. Determined to save their home–not to mention his own–Sh rek cuts a deal with Farquaad and sets out to rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona to be Farquaad’s bride.
Accompanying him on his mission is wisecracking Donkey, who will do anything for Shrek… except shut up. Rescuing the Princess from a fire-breathing dragon may prove the least of their problems when the deep, dark secret she has been keeping is revealed.
Shrek 2001 Plot:-
Shrek, a mean-spirited and highly territorial green ogre who loves the solitude of his swamp, finds his life interrupted when countless fairytale creatures are exiled there by the fairytale-hating and vertically-challenged Lord Farquaad of Duloc. Angered.
he decides to ask Farquaad to exile them elsewhere. Sh rek brings along a talkative Donkey, who is the only fairytale creature willing to guide him to Duloc. Meanwhile, Farquaad’s torture of the Gingerbread Man for the location of the remaining fairytale creatures is interrupted when his guards present him with a Magic Mirror.
He asks the Mirror if his kingdom is the fairest of them all but is told that he is not even a king, as he is not descended from royalty. To become a king, he must marry a princess; Farquaad resolves to marry Princess Fiona, who is locked in a castle tower guarded by a dragon.
Unwilling to perform the task himself, he organizes a tournament wherein the winner gets the “privilege” of rescuing Fiona for him. Sh rek and Donkey arrive during the tournament, and ignorantly defeat Farquaad’s knights. Farquaad proclaims them the champions.
and compels them under threat of death to rescue Fiona, promising to move the fairytale creatures from Sh rek’s swamp if he succeeds. Sh rek and Donkey travel to the castle to find Fiona. They are attacked by Dragon, who corners Donkey. In desperation, he sweet-talks the beast,.
learning that it is female. Dragon falls in love with Donkey and carries him to her chambers. Meanwhile, Shrek finds Fiona, who is appaled at his lack of romanticism and surprised he had not slain Dragon. They leave after rescuing Donkey, and Fiona is thrilled to be rescued but is quickly disappointed when Shrek reveals he is an ogre. Please See More Information…….
Shrek 2001 Production:-
At the time DreamWorks was founded, producer John H. Williams got hold of the book from his children and when he brought it to DreamWorks, it caught Jeffrey Katzenberg’s attention and the studio decided to make it into a film.
Recounting the inspiration of making the film, Williams said: Every development deal starts with a pitch and my pitch came from my then kindergartner, in collaboration with his pre-school brother. Upon our second reading of Shrek, the kindergartner started quoting large segments of the book pretending he could read them.
Even as an adult, I thought Shrek was outrageous, irreverent, iconoclastic, gross, and just a lot of fun. He was a great movie character in search of a movie.” After buying the rights to the film, Katzenberg quickly put it in active development in November 1995.
Steven Spielberg had thought about making a traditionally animated film adaption of the book before, when he bought the rights to the book in 1991 before the founding of DreamWorks, where Bill Murray would play She Ek and Steve Martin would play Donkey.
At the beginning of production, co-director Andrew Adamson refused to be intimidated by Katzenberg and argued with him how much should the film appeal to adults. Katzenberg wanted both audiences, but he deemed some of Adamson’s ideas, such as adding sexual jokes and Guns N’ Roses music to the soundtrack, to be too outrageous.
Adamson and Kelly Asbury joined in 1997 to co-direct the film. However, Asbury left a year later for work on the 2002 film Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, and was replaced with story artist Vicky Jenson. Both Adamson and Jenson decided to work on the film in half, so the crew could at least know who to go to with specific detail questions about the film’s sequences.
Shrek 2001 Casting:-
Nicolas Cage was initially offered the role of Sh rek but he turned it down because he did not want to look like an ogre. In 2013, Cage explained furthermore: “When you’re drawn, in a way it says more about how children are going to see you than anything else.
and I do care about that. Chris Farley was initially hired to voice Sh rek, and he had recorded nearly all of the dialogue for the character but died before completing the project. A story reel featuring a sample of Farley’s recorded dialogue was leaked to the public in August 2015. DreamWorks then re-cast the voice role to Mike Myers.
who insisted on a complete script rewrite, to leave no traces of Farley’s version of Sh rek. According to Myers, he wanted to voice the character “for two reasons: I wanted the opportunity to work with Jeffrey Katzenberg, and [the book is] a great story about accepting yourself for who you are.