Shrek is a computer-animated film adaptation of William Steig's 1990 fairy tale picture book of the same name. It was directed by New Zealander Andrew Adamson and animated by DreamWorks Animation SKG in May 2001.


  • 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
  • Followed by: Shrek 2 (2004)




  • Mike Myers as Shrek/Blind Mice
  • Eddie Murphy as Donkey
  • Cameron Diaz as Princess Fiona
  • John Lithgow as Lord Farquaad
  • Vincent Cassel as Monsieur Hood
  • Peter Dennis as Ogre Hunter
  • Clive Pearse as Ogre Hunter
  • Jim Cummings as Captain of the Guards
  • Bobby Block as Baby Bear
  • Chris Miller as Geppetto/Magic Mirror
  • Cody Cameron as Pinnochio/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 Gingerbread Man
  • Jacquie Barnbrook as Wrestling Fan
  • Guillaume Aretos as Merry Man
  • John Bisom as Merry Man
  • Matthew Gonder as Merry Man
  • Calvin Remsberg as Merry Man
  • Jean-Paul Vignon as Merry Man
  • Val Bettin as Bishop
  • Andrew Adamson as Duloc Mascot
  • Elisa Gabrielli as additional voices (uncredited)

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 greatest fairy tale never told.
  • It's COOL
  • 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.
  • Its Big!



  • In Yiddish, Shrek means monster (from the German for terror or fright).

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