Shrek and his family and friends gather together to celebrate Shrek's favorite holiday: Halloween. When an argument erupts between Shrek and some of his friends, a wager is made to see who can tell the scariest story of them all. Shrek agrees to the deal, but only if the competition is held at a place he selects. Everyone agrees and Shrek, Donkey, Gingy, Puss, the Three Pigs, the Wolf, and Pinnochio set forth to the storytelling place: the abandoned city and castle of Duloc. One by one the friends tell a spooky story, but not all remain until the end as those who are frightened leave. Gingy tells a story about zombie gingerbread people, Donkey and Puss tell a competing overlapping tales in an attempt to outdo and outfrighten each other, and Shrek tells a story of a possessed little boy. The short is mildly frightening for younger children who will, nonetheless, enjoy this special just for the Shrek characters. Older children will probably enjoy SCARED SHREKLESS the most, but there are plenty of allusions and cultural references that will elude most kids, but that adults will find amusing. I enjoyed this short. If the Shrek universe is to continue to expand with shorts like these, I hope they are all as high quality.
SCARD SHREKLESS also includes a short parody of Michael Jackson's Thriller entitled "Thriller Night" as well as a music video with Antonio Banderas and Puss of "These Boots Are Made for Walking". There are also trailers for the movies PUSS IN BOOTS, KUNG FU PANDA 2, and several other animated Dreamworks projects.
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