Shrek is a 2001 American computer-animated comedy film loosely based on the 1990 fairytale picture book of the same name by William Steig.
- Title: Shrek
- Directed by: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson
- Produced by: Jeffrey Katzenberg, Aron Warner, John H. Williams
- Release date(s): May 18, 2001
- Running time: 90 minutes
- Language: English
- Budget: $60 million
- Total Worldwide Box Office Gross: $484,409,218
- Following by: Chicken Run (2000)
- Followed by: Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)
- Mike Myers as Shrek/Blind Mice
- Eddie Murphy as Donkey
- Cameron Diaz as Princess Fiona
- John Lithgow as Lord Farquaad
- Vincent Cassel as Robin Hood
- Peter Dennis as Ogre Hunter 1
- Clive Pearse as Ogre Hunter 2
- Jim Cummings as Captain of the Guards
- Bobby Block as Baby Bear
- Chris Miller as Geppetto/Magic Mirror
- Cody Cameron as Pinocchio/Three Pigs
- Kathleen Freeman as Old Woman
- Michael Galasso as Peter Pan
- Christopher Knights as Blind Mice/Thelonious
- Simon J. Smith as Blind Mice
- Conrad Vernon as Gingy
- Jacquie Barnbrook as Wrestling Fan
- Guillaume Aretos as Merry Man 1
- John Bisom as Merry Man 2
- Matthew Gonder as Merry Man 3
- Calvin Remsberg as Merry Man 4
- Jean-Paul Vignon as Merry Man 5
- Val Bettin as Bishop
- Andrew Adamson as Duloc Mascot
- Elisa Gabrielli as additional voices
Shrek was released on DVD on November 2, 2001. It was also released as a part of the Shrek 3-D (a 15-Minute short) DVD package.
- The principal actors never met each other. They all read their parts separately, with a reader feeding them the lines. John Lithgow later admitted that, while he enjoyed playing Lord Farquaad, he was a little disappointed that he never actually worked directly with Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, or Eddie Murphy.
- The greatest fairy tale never told.
- The Prince isn't charming. The Princess isn't sleeping. The sidekick isn't helping. The ogre is the hero. Fairy tales will never be the same again.