Director: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jansen
Writers: William Stark, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Joe Stillman, Roger S.H. Shulman, Cody Cameron, Chris Miller / Conrad Vernon
Cast: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow, Vincent Cassel, Pete Dennis, Clive Pearce, Jim Cummings / Bobby Bullock / Chris Miller / Cody Cameron / Katherine Freeman / Michael Grasso / Christopher Knights / Simon J. Smith
Region: United States
Released: 2001-05-18 (USA)
Series:  Shrek
Length: 90 minutes
Also known as: Shrek (Hong Kong) / Shrek (Taiwan) / Shrek
Rating: IMDB 7.9 / Rotten Tomatoes 88%
Shrek lives in an ordinary world——he himself is an ugly monster with a green body, weird temper, and a lazy life that doesn’t like cleanliness. Several uninvited guests came to his home that day, and they told Shrek that they came from a kingdom ruled by a brutal king, and now they are homeless. Moreover, that cruel king also plundered a beautiful and extraordinary princess, intending to take her as his wife.
Although Shrek is ugly, he has a kind heart. Under the threat of the lord, he had no choice but to go to rescue the princess, and at the same time, he wanted to see the princess’s face. On the way, he met a talkative mule, who learned of Shrek’s deeds and decided to serve him faithfully.
There is a fire-breathing dragon waiting to fight them on the road ahead. Can they overcome the difficulties and stage a perfect fairy tale of heroes saving the beauty?
“Shrek” is a 2001 animated comedy film directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson and produced by DreamWorks Animation. The film is loosely based on the children’s book of the same name by William Steig.
The story follows an ogre named Shrek (voiced by Mike Myers) who is forced to rescue a princess named Fiona (voiced by Cameron Diaz) from a tower guarded by a fire-breathing dragon in order to regain his swamp. Along the way, he is accompanied by a talkative Donkey (voiced by Eddie Murphy).
“Shrek” was praised for its clever writing, colorful animation, and memorable characters. The film was a commercial success, grossing over $484 million worldwide and winning the first ever Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. The film’s success spawned three sequels, as well as spin-offs and a stage musical. It has also become a cultural phenomenon, with its characters and references being frequently referenced and parodied in popular culture.