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  • Category: Motion pictures
  • Unveiled: 20 May 2010
  • Address:
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Shrek is the animated character who first appeared in the 2001 American animated comedy film directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson and starring the voices of Mike Myers (who played the voice of Shrek), Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, and John Lithgow. Based on William Steig's 1990 fairy tale picture book Shrek!, the film was produced by DreamWorks Animation. Shrek was the first film to win an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, a category introduced in 2001. It was released on VHS and DVD on November 2, 2001.

Fact file

  • Directed by: Andrew Adamson Vicky Jenson
  • Produced by: Jeffrey Katzenberg Aron Warner John H. Williams
  • Screenplay by: Ted Elliott Terry Rossio Joe Stillman Roger S. H. Schulman
  • Based on: Shrek! by William Steig
  • Starring: Mike Myers Eddie Murphy Cameron Diaz John Lithgow
  • Music by: Harry Gregson-Williams John Powell
  • Edited by: Sim Evan-Jones
  • Production company: Pacific Data Images
  • Distributed by: DreamWorks Pictures1
  • Release dates: April 22, 2001 (Mann Village Theatre, Westwood) May 18, 2001 (United States)
  • Running time: 90 minutes
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $60 million
  • Box office: $484.4 million

Read more about Shrek at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Variety, 2019-10-22 08:24:59
Global Screen has picked up worldwide distribution rights, excluding North America, the U.K. and German-speaking territories, to the English-language animated feature “The Amazing Maurice,” based on a Terry Pratchett novel. The screenplay has been written by Terry Rossio, Oscar-nominated for “Shrek.” Rossio’s credits also include the animated movie “Aladdin” and ...

Variety, 2019-10-10 17:07:30
Launched by Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen as DreamWorks in 1994, DreamWorks Animation celebrates its silver anniversary, marking 25 years since embarking on its first voyage with the Academy Award-nominated biblical epic “The Prince of Egypt.” Since then, DreamWorks Animation has released 38 feature films, including the blockbuster ...

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SoCal theater listings, Aug. 4-11

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