Thursday, September 13, 2012

Shrek : fantasy comedy film

Shrek is a 2001 American computer-animated fantasy comedy film directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson, featuring the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, and John Lithgow. It is loosely based on William Steig's 1990 fairy tale picture book Shrek!, and also somewhat serves as a children’s parody film, targeting other films adapted from various children’s’ fantasies (mainly Disney films). HP Compaq HSTNN-IB16 Battery
Shrek stars Mike Myers as a big, strong, solitude-loving, intimidating ogre named Shrek; Cameron Diaz as the beautiful, feisty, but very down-to-earth Princess Fiona; Eddie Murphyas the talkative Donkey; and John Lithgow as the villain Lord Farquaad. HP Compaq HSTNN-IB18 Battery
The film made notable use of popular music; the soundtrack includes music by Smash Mouth, Eels, Joan Jett, The Proclaimers, Jason Wade, The Baha Men, and Rufus Wainwright (covering Leonard Cohen). Shrek was the only film in the series to have Harry Gregson-Williams's musical score assistantly by John Powell. HP Compaq HSTNN-IB28 Battery
The rights to the books were originally bought by Steven Spielberg in 1991, before the founding of DreamWorks, when he thought about making a traditionally animated film based on the book. However, John H. Williams convinced the idea of the film to DreamWorks in 1994, the time the studio was founded, HP Compaq HSTNN-IB51 Battery
and the film was put quickly into active development byJeffrey Katzenberg after the rights were bought by the studio in 1995. Shrek originally cast Chris Farley to do the voice for the title character, recording about 80–90% of his dialog. But since he died in 1997 before Farley could finish,Mike Myers was put in to work for the character, HP Compaq HSTNN-IB52 Battery
whom after his first recording decided to record his voice in a Scottish accent. The film was also originally planned to be motion-captured, but after poor results, the studio decided to get PDI to help Shrek get its final computer-animated look.
Earning $484.4 million at the box office, the $60,000,000 budget-film was a commercial and critical success. HP Compaq HSTNN-IB55 Battery
Shrek also received promotion from food chains such as Baskin-Robbins (promoting the film's DVD release) and Burger King. It was acclaimed as an animated film worthy of adult interest, with many adult-oriented jokes and themes but a simple enough plot and humour to appeal to children. HP Compaq HSTNN-IB62 Battery
Shrek won the first ever Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. The film was also nominated for six BAFTAs, including the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Eddie Murphy for his voice-over performance as Donkey, HP Compaq HSTNN-LB05 Battery
and won the BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. The film's main (and title) character was awarded his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Famein May 2010.[2]
Shrek established DreamWorks Animation as a prime competitor to Pixar in the field of feature film animation, particularly in computer animation. HP Compaq HSTNN-LB08 Battery
The film's success prompted DreamWorks to create three sequels, Shrek 2Shrek the Third, and Shrek Forever After, a Christmas special called Shrek the Halls, a Halloween special called Scared Shrekless, and a spin-off film, Puss in Boots. A fifth film, planning to be the last film in the seres, was originally planned for released, HP Compaq HSTNN-LB0E Battery
but later was cancelled in 2009 as it was announced the fourth film to be the last film in the series. The film's success also inspired other merchandise, such as video games, a stage musical and even a comic book by Dark Horse Comics.
Shrek, a grouchy, mean, selfish green ogre that has always enjoyed living in peaceful solitude in his swamp, HP Compaq HSTNN-LB11 Battery
finds his life disrupted when numerous fairytale beings, including Pinocchio, the Three Little Pigs, and Donkey, are forced into the swamp by order of the obsessive, perfectionistic, fairy-tale despising Lord Farquaad. Shrek leaves the swamp to ask Farquaad for the return of his privacy, with Donkey happily tagging along. HP Compaq HSTNN-LB51 Battery
Meanwhile, Farquaad tortures the Gingerbread Man into revealing the whereabouts of the remaining fairytale creatures until his guards rush in with an object Farquaad has been searching for: the Magic Mirror. The Mirror tells him that Farquaad can only become a real king by marrying a princess (completely disregarding his original question regarding if his kingdom was the fairest of them all). HP Compaq HSTNN-LB52 Battery
The Mirror gives him three princesses to choose from (in a parody of The Dating Game): Cinderella, Snow White, andPrincess Fiona. Farquaad chooses Fiona and silences the Mirror before he can mention "the little thing that happens at night" (which is later revealed to be a curse). HP Compaq HSTNN-MB05 Battery
Shrek and Donkey arrive at Farquaad's palace in Duloc, where they find themselves in the midst of a tournament. The winner will have the "privilege" of attempting to rescue Fiona from a castle surrounded by lava and protected by a fire-breathing dragon so that Farquaad may marry her. HP Compaq HSTNN-OB06 Battery
Shrek (with some help from Donkey) easily beats the other knights in a fashion that resembles a wrestling match and Farquaad agrees to remove the fairytale creatures from the swamp if Shrek rescues Fiona.
Shrek and Donkey travel to the castle and split up to find Fiona. HP Compaq HSTNN-OB52 Battery
Donkey encounters the dragon and sweet-talks the beast to save himself before discovering that the dragon is female. Dragon takes a liking to Donkey and carries him to her chambers. When Shrek finds Fiona, she is appalled at his lack of romanticism. As they are leaving, Shrek manages to save Donkey, HP Compaq HSTNN-OB62 Battery
caught in Dragon's tender clutches, and causing her to become irate, chasing Shrek, Fiona, and Donkey out of the castle. At first, Fiona is thrilled to be rescued but quickly becomes disappointed when Shrek takes his helmet off and she realises that he is an ogre. HP Compaq HSTNN-UB05 Battery
The three make their return journey to Farquaad's palace, with Shrek and Fiona finding they have more in common with each other along the way, and falling in love. However, at night, Fiona refuses to camp with them, taking shelter in a nearby cave until morning. Shrek and Donkey stay awake and watch the stars while Shrek informs HP Compaq HSTNN-UB11 Battery
Donkey that he plans to build a 10 foot wall around his swamp when he returns. When Donkey persistently asks Shrek why he is doing this, Shrek sadly confesses to him that everyone judges him before they know him; therefore, he feels he is better off alone, despite Donkey's admittance that he did not immediately judge him when they first met. HP Compaq HSTNN-UB18 Battery
The next night, Fiona takes shelter in a nearby windmill. When Donkey hears strange noises coming from the windmill, he finds Fiona has turned into an ogress. Fiona explains she was cursed as a child and turns into an ogress every night, which is why she was locked away in the castle, and that only a kiss from her true love will return her to her "love's true form". HP Compaq HSTNN-UB68 Battery
3233Shrek, about to confess his feelings for Fiona, overhears part of their conversation, and is heartbroken as he misinterprets her disgust at her transformation into an "ugly beast" as being disgusted with him. Fiona makes Donkey promise not to tell Shrek about the spell, vowing to do it herself, but when the next morning comes, HP Compaq HSTNN-UB69 Battery
Shrek has brought Lord Farquaad to Fiona. The two return to the castle, while a hurt Shrek returns to the now-vacated swamp, not long after breaking off his friendship with Donkey, out of anger.
Shrek finds that, despite his privacy, he is miserable and misses Fiona. HP Compaq HSTNN-W42C Battery
Furious at Shrek for what he did, Donkey comes to the swamp where Shrek reveals that he overheard Donkey and Fiona's conversation. Donkey keeps his promise to Fiona and tells Shrek that she was talking about someone else. He then tells him that Fiona will be getting married shortly, urging Shrek into action to gain Fiona's true love. HP Compaq HSTNN-W42C-A Battery
They are able to travel to Duloc quickly, thanks to Dragon, who had escaped her confines and followed Donkey. They interrupt the wedding before Farquaad can kiss Fiona, but not before the sun sets, which causes Fiona to turn into an ogress in front of everyone. While her transformation causes Shrek to fully understand what he overheard at the windmill, HP Compaq HSTNN-W42C-B Battery
Farquaad, disgusted over the change, orders Shrek killed and Fiona imprisoned, but Shrek whistles for Dragon, who bursts in and devours Farquaad. Shrek and Fiona admit their love for each other and share a kiss; Fiona is bathed in light as her curse is broken, but is surprised to find that she has remained an ogress, HP Compaq HSTNN-XB0E Battery
as she thought she was supposed to become beautiful, to which Shrek replies that she is beautiful. The two of them get married in the swamp and depart on their honeymoon while the rest celebrate by singing "I'm a Believer".
At the time DreamWorks was founded, producer John H. Williams got hold of the book from his children, HP Compaq HSTNN-XB11 Battery
and when he brought it to DreamWorks, it caught Jeffrey Katzenberg's attention and the studio decided to make it into a movie.[3] After buying the rights to the film, Katzenberg quickly put the film in active development in November 1995.[4][5] Steven Spielberg had thought about making a traditionally animated film of the book before, HP Compaq HSTNN-XB18 Battery
when he bought the rights to the book in 1991, before the founding of Dreamworks, where Bill Murray would play Shrek and Steve Martin would play Donkey.[6] In the beginning of production, co-director Andrew Adamson refused to be intimidated by Katzenberg, and had an argument with him how much should the film appeal to adults. HP Compaq HSTNN-XB21 Battery
Katzenberg wanted both audiences, but he found some of Adamson's ideas about adding sexual jokes and Guns 'n Roses music to the soundtrack a bit too outrageous.[7][8] Andrew Adamsonand Kelly Asbury joined in 1997 to co-direct the film. However Asbury left a year later for work on the 2002 film Spirt: HP Compaq HSTNN-XB24 Battery
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; "We both ended up doing a lot of everything", Adamson said. HP Compaq HSTNN-XB28 Battery
"We're both kinda control freaks, and we both wanted to do everything."[9]
Some early sketches of 'Shrek's house were done in 1996 through 1997 using Photoshop, with the sketches showing Shrek first living in a garbage dump near a human village called Wart Creek. HP Compaq HSTNN-XB51 Battery
It was also thought one time that he lived with his parents and kept rotting fish in his bedroom.[10] Donkey was modeled afterPericles (born 1994; also known as Perry), a real miniature donkey from Barron Park, Palo Alto, California.[11] Raman Hui, supervising animator of Shrek, stated that Fiona "wasn't based on any real person." HP Compaq HSTNN-XB52 Battery
and he did many different sketches for Princess Fiona and had done over 100 sculptures of Fiona before the directors picked the final design.[12] In early development, the Art Directors visited Hearst Castle, Stratford upon Avon and Dordogne for inspiration. Art Director Douglas Rogers visited a magnolia plantation in Charleston, HP Compaq HSTNN-XB59 Battery
South Carolina for inspiration for Shrek's swamp.[13][14] Planned characters not used in the film include Goldilocks and Sleeping Beauty.[15]
Chris Farley was planned to do the voice for Shrek which he recorded 80 to 90% (or 95% according to Farley's brother Tom) HP Compaq HSTNN-XB61 Battery
of the dialogue for the character, but died before completing the project.[16] 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 Shrek. After Myers had completed providing the voice for the character, HP Compaq HSTNN-XB62 Battery
when the film was well into production, he asked to re-record all of his lines in a Scottish accent similar to the one his mother had used when she told him bedtime stories.[16] After hearing the alternative, Katzenberg agreed to redo scenes in the film, saying, "It was so good we took $4m worth of animation out and did it again."[17] HP Compaq HSTNN-XB68 Battery
Because of Myers voicing the character, more ideas began to come; There were clearer story points, fresher gags and comedy bits.[18] Myers said: "I got a letter from Spielberg thanking me so much for caring about the character... And he said the Scottish accent had improved the movie."[19] HP Compaq HSTNN-XB69 Battery
Another person planned to voice a character in the film was Janeane Garofalo, who was set to star alongside Farley as Princess Fiona. However, she was fired from the project with little explanation. Years later, Garofalo stated "I was never told why [I was fired]. I assume because I sound like a man sometimes? I don't know why. Nobody told me... But, you know, the movie didn't do anything, so who cares?"[20] HP Compaq HSTNN-XB85 Battery
Shrek was originally set up to be a live-action/CG animation hybrid with background plate miniature sets and the main characters composited into the scene as motion-captured computer graphics, using an ExpertVision Hires Falcon 10 camera system to capture and apply realistic human movement to the characters.[21] HP Compaq HSTNN-105C Battery
A sizable crew was hired to run a test, and after a year and a half of R & D, the test was finally screened in May 1997.[22] The results were not satisfactory, with Katzenberg stating, "It looked terrible, it didn't work, it wasn't funny, and we didn't like it."[16] The studio then turned to its production partners atPDI, HP Compaq HSTNN-C12C Battery
who began production with the studio in 1998[23] and helped Shrek to get its final, computer-animated look.[16] At this time, Antz was still in production by the studio[16] and Effects Supervisor Ken Bielenberg was asked by Aron Warner "to start development for Shrek." HP Compaq HSTNN-C66C Battery
Similar to previous PDI films, PDI used its own proprietary software (like its own Fluid Animation System) for its animated movies. However, for some elements it also took advantage of some of the powerhouse animation software that was in the market.HP Compaq HSTNN-C66C-4 Battery
This is particularly true with Maya, which PDI used for most of its dynamic cloth animation and for the hair of Fiona and Farquaad.[25]
“We did a lot of work on character and set-up, and then kept changing the set up while we were doing the animation,” Hui noted.HP Compaq HSTNN-C66C-5 Battery
“In Antz we had a facial system that gave us all the facial muscles under the skin. In Shrek we applied that to whole body. So if you pay attention to Shrek when he talks, you see that when he opens his jaw, he forms a double chin, because we have the fat and the muscles underneath. That kind of detail took us a long time to get right."[26] HP Compaq HSTNN-C67C Battery
One of the most difficult parts of creating the film was making Donkey's fur flow smoothly so that it didn't look like a Chia Pet's fur. This fell into the hands of the surfacing animators who used flow controls within a complex shader to provide the fur with many attributes (ability to change directions, lie flat, swirl, etc.) HP Compaq HSTNN-C67C-4 Battery
It was then the job of the visual effects group, lead by Ken Bielenberg, to make the fur react to environment conditions. Once the technology was mastered, it was able to be applied to many aspects of the Shrek movie including grass, moss, beards, eyebrows, and even threads on Shrek's tunic. Making Human hair realistic was different from Donkey's fur. HP Compaq HSTNN-C67C-5 Battery
It required a separate rendering system and a lot of attention from the lighting and visual effects teams.[14]
Aron Warner said that the creators "envisioned a magical environment that you could immerse yourself into." HP Compaq HSTNN-DB05 Battery
Shrek includes 36 separate in-film locations to make the world of the film, which DreamWorks claimed was more than any previous computer animated feature before. In-film locations were finalized and as demonstrated by past DreamWorks animated movies, color and mood was of the utmost importance.[14] HP Compaq HSTNN-DB06 Battery
As the film was about to be completed, Katzenberg suggested to the filmmakers to redo the film's ending in order to "go out with a big laugh"; Instead of ending film with just a storybook closing over Shrek and Fiona as they ride off into the sunset, they decided to add a song "I'm a Believer" by Smash Mouth and show all the fairytale creatures in the film. HP Compaq HSTNN-DB0E Battery
In 2000, IMAX released CyberWorld onto its branded large-screen theaters. It was a compilation film that featured stereoscopic conversions of various animated shorts and sequences, including the bar sequence in Antz. Dreamworks was so impressed by the technology used for the sequence's "stereoscopic translation", HP Compaq HSTNN-DB11 Battery
that the studio and IMAX decided to plan a big-screen 3D version of Shrek. The film would have been re-released during the Christmas season of 2001, or the following summer, after its conventional 2D release. The re-release would have also included new sequences and an alternate ending. HP Compaq HSTNN-DB16 Battery
Plans for this was dropped due to "creative changes" instituted by Dreamworks and resulted a loss of $1.18 million down from IMAX's profit of $3.24 million.
Radio Disney was told not to allow any ads for the film to air on the station, stating, "Due to recent initiatives with the Walt Disney Company, we are being asked not to align ourselves promotionally with this new release Shrek. HP Compaq HSTNN-DB28 Battery
Stations may accept spot dollars only in individual markets."[32] Also resulting initiatives from Disney, Katzenberg, who left Disney under somewhat acrimonious circumstances in 1994, "showed each and every scene to lawyers as we went along. We certainly did not want to be sued by Disney."[33] HP Compaq HSTNN-DB29 Battery
On May 7, 2001 Burger King began promotions for the film, giving out a selection of nine exclusive Candy Caddies based on the Shrek characters, in Big Kids Meal and Kids Meal orders.[34] Ice chain chain Baskin-Robbins also had a 8-week promotion of the film, selling such as Shrek's Hot Sludge Sundae, HP Compaq HSTNN-DB67 Battery
a combination ofOreo Cookies 'n Cream ice cream, hot fudge, crushed chocolate cookies, whipped cream and squiggly gummy worms, and Shrek Freeze Frame Cake, featuring an image of Shrek and Donkey framed by sunflowers. This was to support the film's DVD/VHS release. HP Compaq HSTNN-FB05 Battery
Shrek was very well-received, with critics praising Shrek 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.[36] Review aggregate Rotten Tomatoes reports that 89% of critics have given the film a positive review based on 176 reviews, with an average score of 7.7/10. HP Compaq HSTNN-FB18 Battery
The critical consensus is: While simultaneously embracing and subverting fairy tales, the irreverent Shrek also manages to tweak Disney's nose, provide a moral message to children, and offer viewers a funny, fast-paced ride.[37]
Roger Ebert praised the film, giving it four stars out of a possible four and describing it as "jolly and wicked, filled with sly in-jokes and yet somehow possessing a heart." HP Compaq HSTNN-FB51 Battery
USA Today's Susan Wloszczyna praised Eddie Murphy's performance, stating it "gives the comic performance of his career, aided by sensational digital artistry, as he brays for the slightly neurotic motormouth."[39] Richard Schickel also enjoyed Murphy's role, stating, "No one has ever made a funnier jackass of himself than Murphy."[40] HP Compaq HSTNN-FB52 Battery
Peter Rainer of New York magazine liked the script, also stating that "The animation, directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson, is often on the same wriggly, giggly level as the script, although the more "human" characters, such as Princess Fiona and Lord Farquaad, are less interesting than the animals and creatures -- a common pitfall in animated films of all types."[41] HP Compaq HSTNN-I04C Battery
William Steig, the author of the original book, and his wife Jeanne Steig also enjoyed the film, stating "We all went sort of expecting to hate it, thinking, 'What has Hollywood done to it?' But we loved it. We were afraid it would be too sickeningly cute and, instead, Bill just thought they did a wonderful, witty job of it." HP Compaq HSTNN-I12C Battery
Shrek opened in more than 3,587 movie theaters on its 2001 release,[43] 11 of them showing them digitally, made possible by the THX Division of Lucasfilm.[44]This was the first time that DreamWorks had shown one of its movies digitally.[45] The film earned $11,573,015 on its first day and $42,347,760 on its opening weekend, topping the box office for the weekend and averaging $11,805 from 3,587 theaters. HP Compaq HSTNN-I39C Battery
In its second weekend, due to the Memorial Day Weekend holiday, the film gained 0.3 percent to $42,481,425 and $55,215,620 over the four-day weekend, resulting in an overall 30 percent gain. Despite this, the film finished in second place behind Pearl Harbor and had an average of $15,240 from expanding to 3,623 sites. HP Compaq HSTNN-I40C Battery
In its third weekend, the film retreated 34 percent to $28,172,869 for a $7,695 average from expanding to 3,661 theaters. The film closed on December 6, 2001, after grossing $267,665,011 domestically along with $216,744,207 overseas for a worldwide total of $484,409,218. HP Compaq HSTNN-I44C Battery
Produced on a $60 million budget, the film was a huge box office smash and is the fourth-highest-grossing film of 2001 behind Harry Potter and the Philosopher's StoneThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and Monsters Inc.[1]
Shrek became the highest-grossing animated movie ever to be released in Australia, passing the mark set by The Lion King in 1994.[ HP Compaq HSTNN-I44C-A Battery
In the United Kingdom,Shrek regained the top spot at the British box office after being beaten out the previous week by Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, earning a $20.3 million since its opening in the UK.
At the 74th Academy Awards, Shrek won the first ever Academy Award For Best Animated Feature, beating Monsters, Inc. and Jimmy Neutron: Boy GeniusHP Compaq HSTNN-I44C-B Battery
Entertainment Weekly put it on its end-of-the-decade, "best-of" list, saying, "Prince Charming? So last millennium. This decade, fairy-tale fans — and Princess Fiona — fell for a fat and flatulent Ogre. Now, that's progress."[49]
Shrek was also nominated for 6 BAFTA Award, including the BAFTA Award for Best Film. HP Compaq HSTNN-I45C Battery
Eddie Murphy became the first actor to ever receive a BAFTA nomination for a voice-over performance. The film was also nominated for Best Visual Effects, Best Sound, Best Film Music, and won the BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.[50]
Shrek was nominated for a dozen Annie Awards from ASIFA-Hollywood, HP Compaq HSTNN-I45C-A Battery
and won eight Annies including Best Animated Feature and Outstanding Individual Achievement for Directing in an Animated Feature Production.[51]
In June 2008, the American Film Institute revealed its "Ten top Ten"; the best ten films in ten "classic" American film genres—HP Compaq HSTNN-I45C-B Battery
after polling over 1,500 people from the creative community Shrek was acknowledged as the eighth best film in the animated genre, and the only non-Disney·Pixar film on the top ten. It is also third on Bravo's 100 funniest films. Shrek was also ranked second in a Channel 4 poll of the "100 Greatest Family Films",HP Compaq HSTNN-I48C-A Battery
losing out on the top spot toE.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.[54] In 2005, Shrek came sixth in Channel 4's 100 Greatest Cartoons poll behind The SimpsonsTom and JerrySouth ParkToy Story andFamily Guy. In November 2009, the character, Lord Farquaad, was listed #14 in IGN UK's "Top 15 Fantasy Villains".HP Compaq HSTNN-I48C-B Battery
Previous films and TV shows, such as Fractured Fairy Tales and The Princess Bride, have parodied the traditional fairy tale. However, Shrek itself has noticeably influenced the current generation of mainstream animated films. Particularly after Shrek 2, animated films began to incorporate more pop culturereferences and end-film musical numbers. HP Compaq HSTNN-I49C Battery
Such elements can be seen in films like Ice Age: The MeltdownRobots, and Chicken Little. It also inspired a number of computer animated films which also spoofed fairy tales, or other related story genres, often including adult-oriented humor, most of which were not nearly as successful as Shrek, such as Happily N'Ever AfterDoogalIgor, and Hoodwinked!HP Compaq HSTNN-I50C-B Battery
The film was released on VHS and DVD on November 2, 2001. Both releases included Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party!, a 3-minute musical short film, that takes up right after the Shrek's ending, with film's characters performing a medley of modern pop songs. HP Compaq HSTNN-I54C Battery
Shrek was released to video on Friday, the same day that Pixar's Monsters, Inc. hit theaters. Since videos were traditionally released on Tuesdays, Disney's executives didn't received that well, saying "that the move seemed like an underhanded attempt to siphon off some of their film's steam".HP Compaq HSTNN-I64C-5 Battery
DreamWorks responded that "it simply shifted the release to a Friday to make it more of an event and predicted that it and other studios would do so more frequently with important films." Monsters, Inc. earned that weekend more than $62 million, breaking the record for an animated film, HP Compaq HSTNN-I65C-5 Battery
while the Shrek's video release made more than $100 million, and eventually became the biggest selling DVD of all time with over 5.5 million sales.
Shrek 2 is a 2004 American computer-animated fantasy comedy film, produced by DreamWorks Animation and directed byAndrew Adamson, HP Compaq HSTNN-IB05 Battery
Kelly Asbury and Conrad Vernon. It is the second installment in the Shrek film series, the sequel to 2001's Shrek and features the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, John Cleese, Rupert Everett and Jennifer Saunders. HP Compaq HSTNN-IB08 Battery
Like its predecessor, Shrek 2 received positive reviews. Shrek 2 scored the second-largest three day opening weekend in US history at the time of release,[2] as well as the largest opening for an animated film until May 18, 2007, when it was eclipsed by its sequel Shrek the Third.[3] As of 2011, HP Compaq HSTNNIB12 Battery
it is the inflation-adjusted 31st highest-grossing film of all time in the US.[4] It went on to be the highest-grossing film of 2004.[5] The associated soundtrack reached the top ten of the Billboard 200. It is also the seventh highest ticket selling animated film of all time. HP Compaq Mini 700 Series Battery
It is DreamWorks's most successful film to date and was also the highest-grossing fully animated film of all time worldwide[7] for six years until Toy Story 3 surpassed it in 2010.
After Shrek (voiced by Mike Myers) and Fiona (voiced by Cameron Diaz) come back from their honeymoon, they find an invitation to a royal ball with Fiona's parents to celebrate their marriage, an event Shrek is reluctant to participate in. HP Compaq Mini 700EA Battery
Fiona, Shrek and Donkey (voiced by Eddie Murphy) travel to the kingdom of Far Far Away and meet Fiona's parents, King Harold and Queen Lillian (voiced by John Cleese and Julie Andrews), who are surprised by Fiona's choice of husband and her new appearance. Harold becomes repulsed and at a shared meal, HP Compaq Mini 700ED Battery
Shrek and Harold get into a heated argument over how Shrek and Fiona will raise their family. Fiona, disgusted at Shrek's and her father's behavior, locks herself away in her room that evening, where she meets her Fairy Godmother (voiced by Jennifer Saunders), who is also surprised at Fiona's new looks. HP Compaq Mini 700EE Battery
Shrek worries that he has lost his true love, particularly after finding the diary from her teenhood and reading that she was once infatuated with Prince Charming (voiced by Rupert Everett). King Harold is accosted by the Fairy Godmother and Charming, her son. HP Compaq Mini 700EF Battery
He had arranged with the Fairy Godmother that Prince Charming would overcome many obstacles in order to rescue Fiona and break the spell, finding instead the Big Bad Wolf using the tallest tower as a hangout. They reprimand Harold for breaking an old promise that Charming would be able to marry Fiona and demand that he find a way to get rid of Shrek. HP Compaq Mini 701ED Battery
After Shrek reads Fiona's diary and pages containing the single phrase "Mrs. Fiona Charming", Harold arranges for Shrek and Donkey to join him on a fictitious hunting trip, which really is a trap to lure the two into the hands of an assassin, Puss in Boots (voiced by Antonio Banderas). HP Compaq Mini 701EG Battery
When Fiona realizes that Shrek left, she asks her father for help, but he replies that he always wanted the best for her and that she should think about what is the best for her, too. Puss is unable to defeat Shrek and, revealing that he was paid by Harold, asks to come along as a way to make amends. Shrek decides to go to the Fairy Godmother for help. HP Compaq Mini 702EA Battery
However, the Fairy Godmother states that ogres do not live "happily ever after" and refuses to assist. Nonetheless, the three sneak into the Fairy Godmother's potion factory and steal a "Happily Ever After" potion that Shrek believes will restore Fiona's love for him. HP Compaq Mini 702EG Battery
Shrek and Donkey both drink the potion, which doesn't appear to work, but when it starts to rain, they leave, and in doing so they fail to notice that a mushroom that Shrek previously sneezed potion on changes into a beautiful rose. They wait out the storm in a barn and, while there, Shrek and Donkey become dizzy and fall over and into a deep sleep. HP Compaq Mini 703EA Battery
When they awake, they discover the potion has taken effect: Shrek is now a handsome human, while Donkey has turned into a stallion. In order to make the change permanent, Shrek must kiss Fiona by midnight. He, Donkey, and Puss return to the castle to discover that the potion has also transformed Fiona back into her former, human self from thefirst movie. HP Compaq Mini 705EI Battery
However, the Fairy Godmother, having learned of the potion's theft, sends Charming to the castle, where he poses as Shrek to win Fiona's love. Although Harold recognizes Charming for who he really is, he doesn't speak up. Shrek sees Charming and Fiona together, and the Fairy Godmother tricks him into thinking that they have fallen in love and urges him to leave.
Believing Fiona to be happier with Charming, Shrek sadly leaves.
Realizing that Fiona hasn't fallen for Charming, the Fairy Godmother gives Harold a love potion to put in Fiona's tea, which will cause her to fall in love with the first person she kisses. HP Compaq Mini 705EL Battery
Harold, knowing that it is wrong to do that to Fiona, refuses, but the Fairy Godmother threatens to take away his 'Happily Ever After', which she helped him get. Shrek, Donkey and Puss overhear the exchange, and are noticed by the Fairy Godmother, who has them arrested by the royal guards and thrown into a dungeon, in a parody of COPS. HP Compaq PB991A Battery
When the royal ball begins, several of Shrek's friends band together to free the trio (having seen their arrest via the Magic Mirror), in parody of Mission Impossible, and create a gigantic gingerbread man (whose name is Mongo), which breaks through the castle's defenses so Shrek can stop Charming from kissing Fiona, HP Compaq PB992A Battery
but Mongo is presumably killed when his arms break and he falls into the moat with Gingy devastated. When Shrek arrives, Charming forcibly kisses Fiona, who then knocks him out with a headbutt. When the Fairy Godmother confronts Harold, he reveals that he never gave Fiona the love potion, having realized her love for Shrek. HP Compaq PB992UT Battery
The Fairy Godmother tries to attack Shrek and Fiona with a spell from her wand, presumably to kill him, but it rebounds off Harold's armor when he commits self-sacrifice to save Shrek, and disintegrates the Fairy Godmother into a cloud of bubbles; it also returns Harold to his true form, that of the Frog Prince. HP Compaq PB994 Battery
The Fairy Godmother had made a deal with Harold to turn him into a handsome man, so that he could win over Lillian, to make her kiss him and change him into a human permanently, in exchange for Charming marrying his soon-to-be daughter. Harold apologizes to Shrek and Fiona for everything he has done, and now realizes what is best for Fiona. HP Compaq PB994A Battery
Shrek forgives him, and Lillian tells Harold that she still loves him no matter what. When it is almost midnight, Shrek tells Fiona that if they kiss now, then their change will be permanent. But Fiona says that she wants to spend her life with the ogre she married and Shrek and Fiona let the potion's effects wear off, with Donkey changing back as well, much to his chagrin. HP Compaq PB994ET Battery
Harold gives his blessing to the marriage, and the party resumes as Puss and Donkey (along with Mongo) sing "Livin' la Vida Loca".
After the credits roll Donkey is seen complaining about missing his dragon mate, suddenly she appears with six babies they call "Dronkeys" ".HP Compaq PQ457AV Battery
Shrek the Third (also known as Shrek 3) is a 2007 American computer-animated fantasy comedy film, and the third film in the Shrek series. It was produced by Jeffrey Katzenberg for DreamWorks Animation, and is the first in the series to be distributed by Paramount Pictures who acquired DreamWorks Pictures in 2006 (the former parent of DreamWorks Animation). HP Compaq 500764-001 Battery
It was released in U.S. theaters on May 18, 2007 (exactly six years after the first film). Although the film received mixed reviews from critics, it grossed $798,958,162, making it a commercial success.
It was produced with the working title of Shrek 3, the name being changed to avoid potential confusion with Shrek 4-DHP Compaq 500765-001 Battery
Like the first two Shrek films, the film is based on fairy tale themes. It was nominated for Best Animated Movie at the 2008 Kids' Choice Awards and was also nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film at the 61st British Academy Film Awards. This film also pairs former Monty Python members Eric Idle & John Cleese for the first time since 1993'sSplitting Heirs (Idle plays Merlin, Cleese plays King Harold). HP Compaq 501870-001 Battery
Prince Charming now performs inside a stage in a bar, vowing that he'll become King of Far, Far Away. Meanwhile, King Harold is dying and his ogre son-in-law Shrek and daughter Princess Fiona are next in line to be King and Queen of Far Far Away. HP Compaq 513129-121 Battery
Shrek, who is having considerable difficulty serving as Regent during the King's medical leave, insists that an ogre as king is a bad idea and that there has to be someone else for the job. Before dying, Harold tells Shrek that there is another heir: his nephew, Arthur Pendragon. Meanwhile, HP Compaq 513129-141 Battery
Prince Charming has gone to the Poison Apple tavern where he encounters a variety of fairy tale villains consisting of Captain Hook, the Evil Queen, Mabel the Ugly Stepsister,Rumpelstiltskin, a Cyclops, the Headless Horseman, the Puppet Master, assorted outlaws, black knights, pirates, malevolent trees, evil Dwarves, and wicked witches. HP Compaq 513129-421 Battery
Although they initially despise Prince Charming, he persuades them to fight for their "happily ever after" after reviewing how they were robbed of theirs like he was robbed of his. Meanwhile Shrek, Donkey and Puss in Boots set out to retrieve Arthur, as they're sailing away, Fiona announces to Shrek that she is pregnant. HP Compaq 532497-221 Battery
Shrek says that he is going to like it until he begins thinking of what being a father would bring to him.
The trio journey to Worcestershire Academy, an elite boarding school, where they discover that Arthur ("Artie", as he prefers to be called) is a scrawny 16-year old underachiever picked on by everyone. HP Compaq 532497-241 Battery
At the school pep rally, Shrek tells Artie he's going to be king of Far Far Away. Artie is excited until Donkey and Puss inadvertently scare him by talking about the responsibilities of being king while they're sailing home. Panicked, Artie tries to take control of the ship and crashes it on an island where they meet Artie's retired wizard teacher, Merlin. HP Compaq 532497-421 Battery
Charming and the other villains invade the kingdom and attack the castle, but Wolfie, Pinocchio, Gingie, the Three Little Pigs, and the Blind Mice stall them enough long enough for Fiona and her mother Queen Lilian to try escaping along withSnow White, Rapunzel, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Doris the Ugly Stepsister. HP Compaq 572186-001 Battery
However the ladies are captured when Rapunzel betrays them because she is in love with Charming.
Captain Hook and his pirates track Shrek and company to Merlin's island, where they attempt to capture Shrek and kill the others. Shrek and Artie send the villains running, HP Compaq 572187-001 Battery
but not before Hook mentions Charming and the takeover of Far Far Away. Concerned for his wife and future children, Shrek urges Artie to return to the safety of Worcestershire. However, Artie cons Merlin into coming out of retirement long enough to use his magic to send them all to Far Far Away; HP Compaq 572188-001 Battery
the spell works, but accidentally causes Puss and Donkey to switch bodies. They find Charming bent on revenge against Shrek for "stealing" his "happily ever after," and learn that he plans to kill Shrek in a play that night. Charming's men arrive shortly, but Artie tricks the knights into not taking them into custody. HP Compaq 572189-001 Battery
They break into the castle during rehearsals for the play. In Charming's dressing room, Shrek menaces Charming but Charming summons his men, who take the four captive.
Charming prepares to kill Artie, believing he's the next king. To save Artie's life, Shrek tells Charming that Artie was just a pawn to take his place as King of Far Far Away. HP Compaq 572190-001 Battery
Charming believes Shrek and decides not to kill Artie, who runs away. Donkey and Puss are imprisoned with Fiona and the princesses, where Fiona grows frustrated with their lack of initiative. Queen Lilian smashes the stone wall of the prison by head butting the walls. HP Compaq 572191-001 Battery
While the princesses launch a rescue mission for Shrek, Donkey and Puss free Gingy, Pinocchio, the wolf and pigs, the Dragon, and the Dronkeys. They encounter Artie, and Puss and Donkey explain to him that Shrek lied so Charming wouldn't kill him. HP Compaq 583256-001 Battery
Charming stages a musical in which he rescues Rapunzel. The chained Shrek wins the audience by ridiculing Charming. Just as Charming is about to kill Shrek,Princess Fiona along with Puss, Donkey, the princesses and the fairy tale characters confront the villains. However, the villains regain control. HP Compaq 586031-001 Battery
Artie eventually arrives and convinces the villains to give up their evil ways.
Charming, furious at being thwarted, lunges for Artie with his sword. Shrek blocks the blow and Charming lunges at him. Shrek, who at first seems fatally injured, informs Charming that he missed and that the Prince needs to keep looking for his own happily ever after. HP Compaq 446398-001 Battery
As Shrek pushes Charming aside, Dragon knocks over Rapunzel's tower, resulting in the death of Charming. Shrek tells Artie the throne is his if he wants it. Artie chooses to become king. While the kingdom celebrates, Merlin restores Puss and Donkey to their proper bodies, accidentally switching their tails (however, their tails are later corrected). HP Compaq 446399-001 Battery
Shrek retires with Fiona to their swamp, becoming the parents of ogre triplets.
Critical reaction to Shrek the Third was generally mixed, in contrast to the critical acclaim achieved by the previous films. On Rotten Tomatoes, it states that 41% of critics gave a positive review, with an average score of 5.4 out of 10, based on 206 reviews. HP Compaq 451085-121 Battery
The film also has an average score of 58 out of 100 onMetacritic, based on 35 reviews.[7]
David Ansen wrote that the film's "slightly snarky wit is aimed almost entirely at parents... this one never touched my heart or got under my skin. It's a movie at war with itself: a kiddie movie that doesn't really want to be one." HP Compaq 451085-141 Battery
Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian gave the film 2 out of 5 stars. He said the film wasn't "awful, but it's bland, with a barrel-scraping averageness. There are no new ideas, no very funny new characters..." He also called the character Merlin an "frankly unfunny new character" and considered a rip-off of the Harry Potterfranchise. HP Compaq 451085-661 Battery
In contrast, writers such as A. O. Scott from The New York Times who held that the film "seems at once more energetic and more relaxed [than its predecessors], less desperate to prove its cleverness and therefore to some extent, smarter."[10] The Times newspaper also rated it 2 out of 5. HP Compaq 451086-001 Battery
Shrek Forever After (also advertised as Shrek Forever After: The Final Chapter or just Shrek: The Final Chapter) is a 2010 American computer-animated fantasy-comedy film and the fourth and final installment in the Shrek film series, produced by DreamWorks Animation. HP Compaq 451086-121 Battery
The film was released by Paramount Pictures in cinemas on May 20, 2010 inRussia and on May 21 in the United States. It was also released in 3D and IMAX 3D formats.
Even though the movie received mixed reviews from critics and opened lower than expected, HP Compaq 451086-161 Battery
it remained as the #1 film in the United States and Canada for three consecutive weeks and has grossed a worldwide total of over $752 million, making it a commercial success. Additionally, Shrek Forever After is DreamWorks Animation's highest-grossing film at the foreign box office.HP Compaq 451086-621 Battery
Before Shrek and Donkey rescue Princess Fiona in the first film, King Harold and Queen Lillian – desperate to lift their daughter's curse – meet with con artist Rumpelstiltskin, who wishes to become King of Far Far Away in exchange for helping them. But before the deal is contracted, the king and queen learn that Fiona has been rescued. HP Compaq 451086-661 Battery
Rumpelstiltskin is then shown to have become washed up as a result and subsequently bitter towards Shrek for inadvertently ruining his plans.
In the present, Shrek has steadily grown tired of being a family man and celebrity among the local villagers, leading him to yearn for the days when he felt like a "real ogre".HP Compaq 451568-001 Battery
He takes his family to Far Far Away to celebrate his children's first birthday. Shrek gets annoyed when the three little pigs eat the kids' cake along with most of the other party food. A boy named Butterpants (who is said to be a "big fan" of Shrek) demands that Shrek roar. After he lets out a frustrated roar the entire crowd cheers, reinforcing his belief that no one considers him to be a true ogre. HP Compaq 456864-001 Battery
This coupled with the fact that the birthday cakes were decorated with a "cute" Ogre named "Sprinkles" finally makes Shrek snap and he smashes the new birthday cake in anger. He and Fiona argue outside about his reaction which ends with Shrek rashly agreed that he was happier before he'd rescued her. HP Compaq 456865-001 Battery
After storming off, Shrek encounters Rumpelstiltskin. Rumpel, who had observed Shrek's angry outburst with Fiona, seizes his chance. He follows Shrek and arranges what appears to be an accident where he is trapped under his carriage. Shrek helps him and Rumpel being "grateful", gives Shrek a ride and a meal. HP Compaq 458640-542 Battery
When Shrek voices his frustrations, Rumpel offers to give Shrek a day to live like a real ogre in exchange for a day from his childhood that he would not remember being erased. Shrek signs the contract and appears in a reality where he is still feared by villagers. HP Compaq 464119-142 Battery
He takes the opportunity to cause some light hearted mischief until he finds wanted posters for the ogress Fiona and his home deserted and desolate. He is kidnapped by witches and taken to Rumpelstiltskin, now the King of Far Far Away and possibly Emperor of a good deal more, which has become derelict and run down. HP Compaq 464119-143 Battery
Rumpelstiltskin uses ogres and some of Shrek's friends as slave labor.
Upon inquiry, Rumpelstiltskin reveals that the day he erased was the day that Shrek was born. Therefore, Shrek never saved Fiona, never met Donkey, and consequently Rumpelstiltskin was able to get Harold and Lillian to sign their kingdom away, then cause them to disappear. HP Compaq 464119-162 Battery
When the day ends, Shrek will fade from existence. Shrek escapes Rumpelstiltskin's castle with Donkey. Initially terrified of Shrek, Donkey decides to trust him after seeing Shrek cry over his lost past, something he had never seen an ogre do before. After Shrek explains the situation, Donkey helps him find a loophole: HP Compaq 464119-361 Battery
the contract will be nullified if Shrek and Fiona share true love's kiss. Shrek and Donkey first travel to the dragon's keep where Fiona was kept and find the place deserted and the lava from the crater under the castle has been drained. They soon encounter a band of ogres who are resisting Rumpelstiltskin. HP Compaq 464119-362 Battery
The ogres are led by Fiona, who is still cursed after escaping from the tower where she was held captive, and keeps the retired and overweight Puss in Boots as a pet.
Shrek does everything he can to gain Fiona's love, but she is too busy preparing an ambush on Rumpelstiltskin. HP Compaq 464119-363 Battery
She is also bitterly cynical and disillusioned about the power of true love and throws herself into planning Rumpelstiltskin's capture. While sparring with her, Fiona begins to like Shrek, but stops short of kissing him. Shrek is discouraged, but Puss encourages him to continue pursuing Fiona. HP Compaq 482962-001 Battery
During the ambush, the ogres are captured by the Pied Piper, though Shrek and Fiona managed to escape with the intervention of Puss and Donkey. Shrek insists Fiona kiss him, saying it will fix everything, but because Fiona does not truly love him it is ineffective. HP Compaq 484786-001 Battery
Upon hearing that Rumpelstiltskin is offering anything desired by the one who captures Shrek, Shrek surrenders himself in exchange for all the ogres being released. Fiona remains in custody because she is only an ogre by night (as Stiltskin himself points out). Shrek and Fiona are to be fed to Dragon, but Donkey, HP Compaq 484787-001 Battery
Puss and the ogres raid Rumpelstiltskin's castle, allowing Shrek and Fiona to both subdue Dragon and capture Rumpelstiltskin.
As the sun rises, Shrek begins to fade from existence. But Fiona, having fallen in love with him, kisses him just before he disappears, HP Compaq 490306-001 Battery
thereby voiding the contract and restoring the world to just before Shrek originally lashed out at everyone. Shrek embraces his friends and family with a newfound appreciation for everything he has, truly living happily ever after.
Following the success of Shrek 2, a third and fourth Shrek movie, along with plans for a final, HP Compaq 491278-001 Battery
fifth film, were announced in May 2004 by Jeffrey 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."[6]
Tim Sullivan was hired to write the script in 2005,[7] but was later replaced by Darren Lemke and Josh Klausner. HP Compaq 491279-001 Battery
Klausner said about 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, which was incredibly flattering."[8] HP Compaq 491654-001 Battery
Much of the film was written and recorded in New York City because Mike Myers lives in New York.[9] Little before the release of the third film, Mike Mitchellcame on board to direct the new installment.[10]
In October 2007, Katzenberg announced a title, Shrek Goes Fourth,[11] HP Compaq 491657-001 Battery
explaining it: "Shrek goes out into the world, forth!"[12] In May 2009, DreamWorks Animation retitled the film to Shrek Forever After, indicating that it would be the last in the Shrek series.[13] In November, Bill Damaschke, head of creative production at DreamWorks Animation, confirmed with "All that was loved about Shrek in the first film is brought to the final film.HP Compaq 496897-001 Battery
Shrek Forever After earned $238,736,787 in the United States and Canada and an additional $513,864,080 overseas giving the film a worldwide gross of $752,600,867. This makes Shrek Forever After the second highest-grossing animated film of 2010 worldwide, HP Compaq 408545-001 Battery
behind Toy Story 3, and places it as the 43rd highest-grossing film of all time worldwide as well as the fifth highest-grossing film of 2010 worldwide behind Toy Story 3Alice in WonderlandHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, and Inception.[4][29] Its worldwide total is much higher than the original ShrekHP Compaq 408545-141 Battery
which grossed $484.4 million worldwide.[30]Additionally, in the foreign box office, having made $511.4 million it has out-grossed its two predecessors, Shrek the Third which grossed $476.2 million andShrek 2 which grossed $478.6 million becoming the highest-grossing Shrek movie overseas. HP Compaq 408545-142 Battery
It is also DreamWorks Animation's biggest foreign hit at the box office as well as the fourth highest-grossing animated film at the overseas box office.[31]
Having it as the widest release for an animated film playing in 4,359 theaters (later expanded to 4,389) on May 21, 2010, on opening day in the U.S. and Canada, HP Compaq 408545-241 Battery
Shrek Forever After took #1, grossing $20,802,341. This was far less auspicious than the opening days of the last two Shrek films. The film then opened in three days with $70,838,207, lower than box-office analysts predictions of a $105 million opening[32] and also lower than the two previous films, Shrek 2HP Compaq 408545-261 Battery
which opened with $108 million back in 2004 and Shrek the Third, which opened with $121 million back in 2007. However, it's far bigger than the original Shrek, which opened with $42 million back in 2001, and is also the fifth-biggest opening for a 2010 film in the United States and Canada behind Iron Man 2HP Compaq 408545-262 Battery
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1Alice in Wonderland, and Toy Story 3.[33] Anne Globe, head of worldwide marketing for DreamWorks Animation, said they were happy with the film's opening since it debuted at #1 and also had the fifth best opening for an animated film at the American and Canadian box office behind Shrek the ThirdToy Story 3Shrek 2, and The Simpsons Movie.[34] HP Compaq 408545-621 Battery
In its second weekend, Shrek Forever After dropped only 38.9%, the third smallest second-weekend drop for the franchise (behind the original Shrek {which gained 0.3%} and Shrek 2 {which dropped 33.2%}) and was #1 for two weeks in a row with $43,311,063, ahead of the two highly-anticipated films Sex and the City 2 andPrince of Persia: The Sands of TimeHP Compaq 408545-721 Battery
The film then grossed $13,749,371 on Memorial Day bringing its four-day weekend total to $57,060,434.[35][36] In its third weekend, Shrek Forever After dropped only 41.2% and was #1 for the three weeks in a row with $25,486,465, beating out the new releases Get Him to the Greek,KillersMarmaduke, and Splice.[37] HP Compaq 408545-741 Battery
Shrek Forever After came in third place to The Karate Kid and The A-Team during its fourth weekend at the box office, but it delivered a higher-grossing weekend than Shrek the Third. The film made $15,770,491, down only 38.1%, compared to Shrek the Third's $15,317,614 and also had the franchise's smallest fourth-weekend drop.[38] HP Compaq 408545-761 Battery
Its $238.7 million total makes it the 8th highest-grossing film of 2010 in the U.S. and Canada,[39] though Shrek Forever After still remains the lowest-grossingShrek film in these regions. Executives at Dreamworks Animation were also impressed with the film's $238.7 million gross in North America since it was the fourth film in a series seemingly outgrown by its fans.[40] HP Compaq 409357-001 Battery
In Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, its highest-grossing market after the U.S. and Canada, it had a $19,655,930 opening weekend-second on the all-time chart behind Avatar's $19,732,998- and earned $51,362,770 in total, again ranking second on the all-time chart behind Avatar's $117,051,365.[41] HP Compaq 409357-002 Battery
Third in terms of total earnings came the United Kingdom, Ireland and Malta, where it opened with £8,955,554 ($13,609,851) and finished its box-office run having grossed £31,106,087 ($51,056,068) and landing in fifth place for 2010 after Toy Story 3Deathly Hallows – Part 1Alice in Wonderland, and Inception.[42] HP Compaq 412779-001 Battery
InFrance and the Maghreb region, it had the fourth-best opening for a 2010 movie ($11,470,044) and ultimately earned $46,616,337 to become 2010's second highest-grossing movie behind Deathly Hallows – Part 1HP Compaq 415306-001 Battery
Shrek 4-D (also known as Shrek 3-DShrek 4D AdventureShrek's Never Before Seen Adventure, and The Ghost of Lord Farquaad) is a 4-D film at various theme parks around the world. Universal Parks & Resorts owns the main rights to the film which is currently shown at their parks in Hollywood,[12] Florida,[11] Japan[13] and Singapore.[14] HP Compaq 418867-001 Battery
It is expected that Shrek 4-D will be included in their South Korea park currently under construction.[4][5] Outside of the Universal parks, the movie is shown at Movie Park Germany[10] in Germany from May 2004 until July 2012. Shrek 4D Adventure was shown at Warner Bros. HP Compaq 418871-001 Battery
Movie World in Australia from September 2005 until August 2010. A spin-off attraction titled Donkey's Photo Finish is located at the Florida venue while Meet Shrek and Donkey is located at the Hollywood venue. In Universal Studios Japan, the attraction is shown in the same theater as Sesame Street 4-D Movie Magic, HP Compaq 441675-001 Battery
with the Shrek 4-D film shown for the first half of the day, and the Sesame Street film shown for the second half of the day.
Universal Parks & Resorts have implemented the movie into four of their amusement parkswith plans to integrate it into a fifth.HP Compaq 443884-001 Battery
The first park to show the film was Universal Studios Hollywood on May 23, 2003.[2] This was followed by Universal Studios Florida and Japan in June.[1] In 2010, the attraction opened with Universal Studios Singapore in theShrek themed Far Far Away themed area. Outside of the Universal Parks, the film has only been shown at two theme parks. HP Compaq 443885-001 Battery
Movie Park Germany began showing the film in 2004 (which was shown in German), with Warner Bros. Movie World starting one year later.[6]
Warner Bros. Movie World was the first to close Shrek 4D Adventure. An announcement at the start of August 2010 detailed that the attraction would be closing at the end of the month. HP Compaq 385843-001 Battery
The final showing was on August 29, 2010.
Movie Park Germany was the second to close Shrek 4-D. The final showing was on July 4, 2012.
Universal Studios Hollywood's Shrek 4-D queue has been used for many years to make mazes for Universal's Halloween Horror Nights event. HP Compaq 385895-001 Battery
In 2006, The Asylumoperated in the queue.[17] This was followed by A Nightmare on Elm Street themed mazes for the next two years.[18][19] In 2009 My Bloody Valentine: Be Mine 4 Everoperated in the queue. HP Compaq 393549-001 Battery
The animated film produced for the attraction was later released on DVD under the modified title Shrek 3-D[21] and included pairs of two-color 3-D glasses. The DVD included an anaglyph 3-D version along with a conventional version without 3-D effects. The DVD release also include a preview of Shrek 2HP Compaq 393652-001 Battery
On May 13, 2007, the film was shown on Nickelodeon as Shrek's Never Before Seen Adventure,[21] with the 3-D effects removed.
In October 2011, the film was released on Netflix under the title The Ghost of Lord Farquaad as a part of DreamWorks Spooky Stories.[22][23] HP Compaq 395790-001 Battery
A comic adaptation of the film was featured as issue #1 of the Shrek comic book mini-series published by Dark Horse Comics.
In the Universal Studios parks, guests wait outside the building (housed in a soundstage) where they watch various clips from the first Shrek film running on a loop. HP Compaq 395790-003 Battery
The queue also includes multiple posters for fake advertisements for attractions in the Kingdom of Duloc. Guests then enter a dungeon in Duloc where the storyline for the attraction will be revealed.[24] HP Compaq 395790-132 Battery
At Warner Bros. Movie World, the queue began outside the Roxy Theatre and wrapoed around the left-hand side of the building into the alleyway. Guests were ushered into the pre-show room where they were given a pair of 3D glasses.[25] A similar set-up occurs at Movie Park Germany. HP Compaq 395790-163 Battery
Participants are given their "OgreVision" 3-D Goggles as they enter a dungeon-like room with two giant television screens on either side. While loading the pre-show room attraction presenters commonly make jokes to encourage people to move closer to each other in order to fit the capacity audience in the room. HP Compaq 395791-001 Battery
The pre-show begins with the Three Little Pigs, Gingy, and Pinocchio revealing that Lord Farquaad has kidnapped them and is holding them in Castle Duloc's dungeon. The Magic Mirror begins to summarise the story of what happened before (i.e. the first Shrek film) by stating "A long time ago, in a galaxy far, HP Compaq 395791-002 Battery
far away..." as a spoof on Star Wars. When he is chastised, he quickly responds, "Sorry...I've been feeling really spaced out lately...". After the Mirror finishes, Farquaad appears and states that he intends to torture the fairytale creatures as well as the audience in order to find Shrek and Fiona. HP Compaq 395791-003 Battery
The monitor screen later shows a spoof of Test Card F with Lord Farquaad replacing Carole Hersee`s image. The Mirror Then warns the audience about safety. In the Japan version, the Mirror tells the audience to put on their goggles. The cinema doors are then opened and guests take their seats in the theatre. HP Compaq 395791-132 Battery
The short film takes place right after the first Shrek film. In it, the spirit of Lord Farquaad returns from the dead to kidnap Princess Fiona. Therefore, it is up to Shrek and Donkey to rescue her. Upon Shrek and Donkey searching around the local graveyard, Farquaad sends a stone statue of Dragon from his tomb to go after them and kill them. HP Compaq 395791-142 Battery
Fortunately, the real Dragon arrives to the rescue, leading to a chase scene, ending with the stone dragon losing its wings against the walls of a hole and falling into the water below. Farquaad sends Fiona on a raft to fall over the waterfall (with Thelonious still on it, not realizing he was supposed to get off). HP Compaq 395791-251 Battery
Shrek and Donkey arrive to rescue her. In the end, all four of them fall over the waterfall, but are saved by Dragon, who then (under Donkey's orders) breathes fire at Farquaad, destroying him again.[27][28] HP Compaq 395791-261 Battery
Although the animation is 3-D, the ride is a 4-D film, which incorporates physical effects including movable seats, mist sprayers and lighting, in addition to the film.Stationary seats, which do not move during the film, are marked and available for those who want to watch the film without the physical effects. HP Compaq 395791-661 Battery,HP Compaq 395791-741 Battery,HP Compaq 395794-001 Battery

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