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

DVD ReleaseEdit

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.


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