About

It ain't easy bein' green -- especially if you're a likable (albeit smelly) ogre named Shrek. On a mission to retrieve a gorgeous princess from the clutches of a fire-breathing dragon, Shrek teams up with an unlikely compatriot -- a wisecracking donkey.

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Written by

William Steig (Novel)
Terry Rossio (Writer)
Ted Elliott (Writer)
Joe Stillman (Writer)
Roger S.H. Schulman (Writer)
Kelly Asbury (Story Artist)
Jenna Grigg Thomas (Story Supervisor)

Runtime

90 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The greatest fairy tale never told.

Cast

Keywords

woman director magic swamp parody princess anthropomorphism prince fairy tale dragon castle robin hood liberation lordship donkey enchantment ogre

Photos

Lists

#272 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar for Best Animated Feature

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published