Shrek is a media franchise by DreamWorks Animation, based on William Steig‘s 1990 picture book of the same name. It includes 4 computer-animated films: Shrek (2001), Shrek 2 (2004), Shrek the Third (2007), and Shrek Forever After (2010), with a 5TH film currently in the works. A short 4-D film, Shrek 4-D, which originally was a theme park ride, was released in 2003So, the short answer to the question is 4 movies have been released with 1 upcoming movie currently under production.
The series primarily focuses on Shrek, a bad-tempered ogre, who begrudgingly accepts a quest to rescue a princess, resulting in him finding friends and going on many subsequent adventures in a fairy tale world.
2 TV specials, the Christmas television special Shrek the Halls (2007) and the Halloween television special Scared Shrekless (2010), have also been produced. A spin-off film titled Puss in Boots was released in October 2011, and a 2008 stage musical adaptation played on Broadway for more than a year.
Short story and trailers are given below for each of the movies to read and enjoy before actually making up mind to binge watch them .
In May 2010, The New York Times described the principal Shrek characters as “brilliantly realized” and said “nearly a decade after the first Shrek film they remain as vital and engaging fusions of image, personality and voice as any characters in the history of animation.” The series was a financial success, becoming the 17th highest-grossing film franchise of all time and the second highest-grossing animated franchise.
Shrek 2001 Story
Shrek is an anti-social and highly-territorial green ogre who loves the solitude of his swamp. His life is interrupted after the vertically challanged Lord Farquaad of Duloc exiles multiple fairy-tale creatures to Shrek’s swamp. Angered by the intrusion, he decides to pay Farquaad a visit and demand they be moved elsewhere. He reluctantly allows the talkative Donkey, who was exiled as well, to tag along and guide him to Duloc.
Meanwhile, Farquaad is presented with Snow White’s Magic Mirror, who tells him that in order to truly become a king, he must marry a princess. Farquaad chooses Princess Fiona, who is imprisoned in a castle tower guarded by a female dragon. Unwilling to perform the task himself, he organizes a tournament, in which the winner will receive the “privilege” of rescuing Fiona. Shrek and Donkey arrive during the tournament and defeat Farquaad’s knights. Farquaad proclaims them champions, and negotiates with Shrek to have the fairy-tale creatures relocated if he rescues Fiona.
Shrek and Donkey travel to the castle and are attacked by Dragon, who corners Donkey. In desperation, he sweet-talks her and she falls in love with him. Meanwhile, Shrek locates Fiona, who is appalled at his lack of romanticism.
They flee the castle after rescuing Donkey, but when Shrek removes his helmet and reveals that he is an ogre, Fiona refuses to go to Duloc unless Farquaad himself arrives, so Shrek simply carries her against her will.
That night, after setting up camp, Fiona goes off alone and Shrek confides with Donkey about his frustration with being feared and rejected by others because of his appearance. Fiona overhears and decides to be kind to Shrek.
The next day, they encounter Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men, and Fiona dispatches them easily with martial arts when they attack. Shrek is impressed with Fiona, and they begin to fall in love.
Shrek 2 story line
Shrek 2 is a 2004 American computer-animated comedy film directed by Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury and Conrad Vernon. It is the sequel to 2001’s Shrek and the second installment in the Shrek film franchise. The film stars Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz, who reprise their respective voice roles of Shrek, Donkey, and Fiona. They are joined by new characters voiced by Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, John Cleese, Rupert Everett, and Jennifer Saunders. Like its predecessor, Shrek 2 also parodies other films based on fairy tales and features references to American popular culture.
Are they same stories in different years?
Shrek 2 takes place following the events of the first film, with Shrek and Donkey meeting Fiona’s parents as her zealous Fairy Godmother, who wants Fiona to marry her son Prince Charming, plots to destroy Shrek and Fiona’s marriage. Shrek and Donkey team up with a swashbuckling cat named Puss in Boots to foil her plans.
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Shrek the Third (also known as Shrek 3)
Shrek the Third (also known as Shrek 3) is a 2007 comedy film directed by Chris Miller (in his feature directorial debut) and co-directed by Raman Hui.
The film stars Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Rupert Everett, Julie Andrews, and John Cleese reprising their voice roles from the previous films, along with new additions such as Justin Timberlake as Arthur Pendragon and Eric Idle as Merlin.
In the plot, Prince Charming is plotting to overthrow Shrek and Fiona, who have inherited the throne following King Harold’s death. Shrek, who believes an ogre does not fit in to be king and does not want to rule the kingdom, attempts to convince Fiona’s underachieving, 16-year-old cousin Artie to reign instead.
Shrek Forever After
Shrek Forever After The Final Chapter) is a 2010 comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures.
The film was directed by Mike Mitchell and written by Josh Klausner and Darren Lemke. It stars Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, and John Cleese reprising their previous roles, with Walt Dohrn introduced in the role of Rumpelstiltskin.
The plot follows Shrek struggling as a family man with no privacy, who yearns for the days when he was once feared. He is tricked by Rumpelstiltskin into signing a contract that leads to disastrous consequences.