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Shrek/Shrek 3D Double Bill (2001)

Comedy and Kids & Family movie directed by Andrew Adamson, Simon J. Smith, and Vicky Jenson

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Bridging the Gap.

  • Sep 5, 2006
This 2-DVD set includes both SHREK and a 16-minute short entitled SHREK 3-D. SHREK has been written about enough before, so there's really no point in saying more here. Besides, just about everyone who will be buying this item will be buying it for SHREK 3-D anyway. SHREK 3-D is a short animated segment that takes place right after SHREK. It bridges part of the gap between SHREK and SHREK 2. Shrek and Fiona are preparing to leave on their honeymoon, but before they can get very far Fiona is kidnapped. Shrek and Donkey race off to rescue her and are led into a creepy cemetery where they find the "gravestone" of Lord Farquad. Turns out Farquad is just a big of conniver as a dead ghost as he was alive. He's led Shrek and Donkey there to meet their doom while he also kills Fiona by throwing her over a waterfall so that she will be his queen in the underworld. The short doesn't add much to the Shrek series (though it does show how Farquad is eliminated for good), but it is entertaining.

SHREK 3-D comes with a set of 3-D glasses, but the short can be watched as a normal cartoon as well. The short is actually a ride at Universal studios, but even before that the events of this little cartoon where distributed on a promo cd a year and a half before SHREK 2 was released.

Overall, this is a good deal for one's money. You get the original SHREK as well as the bonus DVD of SHREK 3-D. Now, go make some waffles.

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Shrek 3-D
Made for a ride at Universal Studios, this 16-minute short reunites the cast in a quick adventure set in-between the two films. The dimmed-witted henchman Thelonius kidnaps Princess Fiona on her honeymoon and runs through spooky a grave yard, forest, and river with Shrek and Donkey in pursuit. The film's 3-D effects are fun (glasses are included and the film can also be viewed traditionally), but the movie is never more than a smile-inducing short; it's not as fun as the features. The ride, called "Shrek 4-D," features in-theater effects that audiences can see, hear, and feel. You will have to do your own effects at home to simulate the ride.

William Steig's delightfully fractured fairy tale is the right stuff for this computer-animated adaptation full of verve and wit. Our title character (voiced by Mike Myers) is an agreeable enough ogre who wants to live his days in peace. When the diminutive Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow) evicts local fairy tale creatures (including the now-famous Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, and the Gingerbread Man), they settle in the Orge's swamp and Shrek wants answers from Farquaad. A quest of sorts starts for Shrek and his new pal, a talking donkey (Eddie Murphy), where battles have to be won and a princess (Cameron Diaz) must be rescued from a dragon lair in a thrilling action sequence. The story is stronger than most animated fare but it's the humor that makes Shrek a winner. The PG rating is stretched when...

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DVD Release Date: May 11, 2004
Runtime: 109 minutes
Studio: Dreamworks Animated
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