DVD - 2011
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Shrek, an ogre, agrees to rescue a beautiful princess and bring her back to Lord Farquaad, in exchange for the return of his land.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : DreamWorks Home Entertainment, 2011
Edition: Widescreen ed
ISBN: 9781415754573
Branch Call Number: DVD jF SHRE
Characteristics: 1 videodiscs (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Shrek (Motion picture)


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Nov 14, 2017

Not my childhood fables with all the all the cliches upended.
Loved the nods to theme parks, professional wrestling, the Matrix, & cliched torture scene.
Very naughty movie ,but highly recommended for all ages.

daniellevk_0 Aug 31, 2017

I loved and still love this movie and when it first came out when I was a kid, I watched it enough to memorize lines and scenes from it. It is really fun and entertaining to watch.

Jan 19, 2017

Great humour and fun for whole family!

Dec 31, 2016

Shrek one is one of the greatest movies by DreamWorks Disney that exists. This movie is about a disliked ogre that becomes friends with the donkey, princess and many other fictional characters along the way. Shrek can't stop getting in many sticky situations that involves break ups of friendships, marriages and so much more! Shrek Two was a great movie and I would recommend it to every family that needs something to watch when they're bored. It is hilarious and uplifting and in the end you feel like you're filled with joy because the movie was very sweet. I think everyone should watch this movie and if you haven't already you need to immediately. It is a Disney classic and you will surely not be disappointed! I would rate this movie a 5/5.
- @Montgomery of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

The movie "Shrek" had one big life lesson and that is don’t judge a book by its cover. Everyone thought Shrek was a big, stupid and ugly ogre. But in reality Shrek has feelings just like everyone else. The part that really shocked me was when the sun sets and the princess also turns into an ogre. I was not expecting that plot twist at all. Also, Donkey was the first one to tell Shrek that he likes Shrek which made Shrek realize that not everyone hates an ogre. I think Donkey and Shrek make a great team together, even though sometimes Shrek gets annoyed by Donkey's constant talking. Overall, this movie was amazing, funny, and contains good life lessons.
- @leomeme of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

As one of the most memorable movies of the 2000's, this movie was a hit among kids. It seems like a modern fairy tale. We are introduced to the popular ogre, Shrek, and the equally popular Donkey, whose name is just Donkey. Donkey serves to humour the audience many times with his funny remarks. The animation is great for a movie from over a decade ago. Shrek is tasked with the job of rescuing Fiona, the girl who Lord Farquaad is in love with. If he is able to do that, he will get his swamp back. The problem is that there is a dragon lurking around the tower that Fiona is in. Will Shrek be able to rescue Fiona, or will he be subdued by the dragon?
- @JuiceboxZ of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

VaughanPLAlex Dec 14, 2016

A great film for the family. I love all the fairy tale characters you get to see as Shrek embarks on his journey.

Jun 14, 2016

never knew matthew was in a book

Apr 19, 2016

Funny but different and bizarre.

Apr 05, 2016

I love it when Shrek and Shadow makes a donkey baby

Feb 10, 2016

Great movie of all time growing up

Aug 20, 2015


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Jul 16, 2015

Its Never ogre

7Liberty7 Jun 15, 2014

SHREK: They judge me before they even know me.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

Shrek: STOP SINGING! Well, it's no wonder you don't have any friends!

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

Donkey: 'Cause I'm all alone / There's no one here beside me / My problems have all gone / There's no one to deride me! / But ya gotta have friends...

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

Donkey: Oh, I'll tell you why.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

Shrek: [to Donkey] WHY are you following me?

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

Donkey: And then one time I ate some rotten berries. Man, there were some strong gases seepin' outta my butt that day!

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

Donkey: Uh-oh!

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

Donkey: That's right, fool! Now I'm a flying talking donkey! You might have seen a housefly, maybe even a superfly, but I bet you ain't never seen a donkeyfly! Ha, ha!

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

Captain of Guards: [as Donkey flies through the air on pixie dust] He can talk!

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Jul 16, 2015

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Mar 27, 2011

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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

Shrek, a grouchy, mean, selfish green ogre that has always enjoyed living in peaceful solitude in his swamp, 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. 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). The Mirror gives him three princesses to choose from (in a parody of The Dating Game): Cinderella, Snow White, and Princess 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). 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. 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.

Mar 27, 2011

An ogre, in order to regain his swamp, travels along with an annoying donkey in order to bring a princess to a scheming lord, wishing himself King.

Nov 12, 2007

Shrek the orge is living happily at his swamp until a order from Lord Farquaad sends a bunch of fairy tale creatures to his swamp and the only way he can get them to leave is saving princess Fiona from an dragon. with the assistant's of a annoying donkey. Fiona and Shrek end up falling in love with each other and Fiona becomes a orge forever


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7Liberty7 Jun 15, 2014

Other: Some things funny, some things crude, some things stupid.

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