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The Shrek series
 General Information
Films: Shrek
Shrek 2
Shrek the Third
Shrek Forever After
Shrek the Halls
Shrek 4-D
Puss in Boots
Characters: See Category:Characters.
Based off of: Shrek!

The Shrek franchise is a set of movies, spin-offs, TV series, and video games which generally revolve around Shrek, Donkey, Puss in Boots, Fiona, and other characters.

Films

Shrek (2001)

Main article: Shrek

Shrek, a solitary ogre, finds a surprise when fairy tale creatures are sent to live in his swamp by the evil Lord Farquaad. Shrek befriends a talking Donkey, and the two set off to meet with Lord Farquaad. Lord Farquaad needs Princess Fiona to marry him so he will become king. So when Shrek and Donkey visit him, they are forced to rescue her from an enormous fire-breathing dragon. The Dragon turns out to be a girl, and she falls in love with Donkey. Donkey, Shrek, and Fiona escape, and Dragon chases them.

Once Shrek and Donkey rescue Fiona they take her back to Lord Farquaad. Along the way, however, Shrek falls in love with Fiona. Fiona reveals she is cursed to Donkey and turns into an ogress at night. The only way the curse can be broken is by true love's first kiss. Fiona and Farquaad have a marriage ceremony, but they are interrupted by Shrek, who tells Fiona he loves her. Donkey and Dragon enter and Dragon eats Lord Farquaad. Shrek and Fiona kiss, and Fiona turns into an ogress permanently. Shrek gets his swamp back, and the two marry there. After a karaoke party the two set off on their honeymoon.

Shrek 2 (2004)

Main article: Shrek 2

The second film opens with Prince Charming on a quest to rescue Princess Fiona from the Dragon. When he gets there, he finds the wolf from Little Red Riding Hood and the The Three Little Pigs in Fiona's bed. He asks the wolf where Fiona is and the wolf tells him that she is on her honeymoon with Shrek. Once Shrek and Fiona return from their honeymoon, they find Donkey in the swamp who tells them he and Dragon are going through a rough patch. They then get invited to the land of Far Far Away by Fiona’s parents and who want to bless their marriage. When they arrive Shrek and Fiona aren’t what they expected. The evil Prince Charming and his mother, the Fairy Godmother, are trying to break up Shrek’s marriage by making Fiona fall in love with Prince Charming. However it doesn’t work and Shrek and Fiona stay together. Shrek and Donkey get a new sidekick called Puss in Boots. They have a lengthy quest to search the Fairy Godmother's cottage to get a love potion. At the end of the film, King Harold turns back into a frog.

Shrek the Third (2007)

Main article: Shrek the Third

Shrek and Fiona are reluctantly reigning over Far, Far Away during King Harold's prolonged illness. The King promises that if they can find Fiona's cousin Artie, he will make him the next in line, so Shrek doesn't have to run the country after his death. As Shrek, Donkey and Puss set off to find Artie, Fiona reveals she is pregnant. Shrek is shocked as he believes he won't be a good father and will ruin his child's life. This is reinforced by his relationship with his father, 'he tried to eat me.' After finding Artie, Artie is frightened of being king, and they end up on an island where they meet Artie's former magic teacher, Merlin. Meanwhile Charming plots to overthrow Shrek and become king, but this is foiled by Shrek. The film ends with Shrek and Fiona caring for their ogre triplets and joined by Queen Lillian, Donkey, Dragon, The Dronkeys and Puss.

Shrek Forever After (2010)

Main article: Shrek Forever After

Shrek has become a domesticated family man, living happily with Princess Fiona and the triplets. Instead of scaring villagers away like he used to, a reluctant Shrek now agrees to autograph pitchforks. Longing for the days when he felt like a "real ogre", Shrek is tricked into signing a pact with the smooth-talking deal-maker Rumpelstiltskin. Shrek suddenly finds himself in a twisted, alternate version of Far, Far Away, where ogres are hunted, Rumplestiltskin is king, Puss is fat, Donkey doesn't know who Shrek is, and Shrek and Fiona have never met. Shrek joins the Resistance and meets Fiona, but she doesn't love him. Rumpelstiltskin sets bounty on Shrek and uses the Pied Piper; as a reward for finding Shrek, he offers a "deal of a lifetime". Shrek turns himself in and instead of asking for his life back, frees the captured ogres. The ogres then ambush the palace, and Shrek and Fiona battle Dragon. As the twenty four hours are almost up and Shrek lays dying, Fiona kisses him and everything reverts to Shrek's universe. At the end, instead of storming out of the triplets birthday party Shrek kisses Fiona and appreciates all that he has, truly living happily forever after.

Fifth film (TBA)

Following the success of Shrek 2 in May 2004, Jeffrey Katzenberg revealed that the Shrek story had been outlined into five films almost from the beginning. "Before the first one was finished we talked about what the whole story of Shrek is, and each of the chapters answers questions about the first movie and gives us an insight," said Katzenberg, "Shrek 3 and 4 are going to reveal other unanswered questions and, finally, in the last chapter, we will understand how Shrek came to be in that swamp, when we meet him in the first movie." After the release of Shrek the Third in 2007, Katzenberg announced that the fifth film would be released in 2013.

In May 2009, DreamWorks Animation (DWA) announced that the fourth film's title would be Shrek Forever After, indicating that it would be the last in the Shrek series. Later in 2009, that was confirmed by Bill Damaschke, head of creative production at DWA, with him saying: "All that was loved about Shrek in the first film is brought to the final film."

Josh Klausner, one of the writers of Shrek Forever After, explained in 2010 the script's evolution: "When I first came onto the project, it wasn't supposed to be the final chapter — there were originally going to be 5 Shrek movies. Then, about a year into the development, Jeffrey Katzenberg decided that the story that we'd come up with was the right way for Shrek's journey to end."

In a 2014 interview with Fox Business Network, Katzenberg hinted that the fifth film still may be made. "We like to let them have a little bit of time to rest," he said of the characters. "But I think you can be confident that we'll have another chapter in the Shrek series. We're not finished, and more importantly, neither is he."

Spin-Offs

Films

Puss in Boots (2011)

Main article: Puss in Boots

Puss in Boots is a computer-animated American action comedy film that was released on October 28, 2011. The film is based on and follows the character of Puss in Boots on his adventures with Kitty Softpaws and mastermind Humpty Dumpty before his first appearance in Shrek 2.

Puss in Boots 2: Nine Lives & 40 Thieves (2018)

In November 2012, executive producer Guillermo del Toro said that a couple of drafts for a sequel were already done, and that the director Chris Miller wants to take Puss on an adventure to exotic places. In April 2014, Antonio Banderas, the voice of Puss, said that the work on the sequel had just begun. On June 12, 2014, the movie was titled Puss in Boots 2: Nine Lives & 40 Thieves and scheduled to be released on November 2, 2018.

TV series

Puss in Boots

A television series, starring Puss from the Shrek franchise, will debut on Netflix in late 2014.

Video Games

Main series

Name Date Platforms Additional detail

Shrek 2001 Xbox Was a launch title for the Xbox.

Published by TDK.

Also noted for being one of the first commercial video games to make use of deferred shading.

Shrek 2 2004 Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Game Boy Advance, and Windows Published by Activision.

Shrek the Third 2007 Xbox 360, Windows, Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance,and iOS Was the last Shrek game to be released for the GBA.

Published by Activision.

Shrek Forever After 2010 Xbox 360, Windows, Wii, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS, and iOS This is a last DreamWorks Animation game to be released for Windows.

Spinoffs

Not only have there been games based on the films but there have also been spinoffs too. They include racing, party and fighting games, and many more.


Racing

Name Date Platforms Additional detail

Shrek Swamp Kart Speedway 2002 Game Boy Advance Published by TDK.

Shrek Smash n' Crash Racing 2006 Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS, and Game Boy Advance Published by Activision.

Shrek Kart 2009 iPhone, iPod Touch Was the first Shrek game to be exclusive for mobile phones.

Super Star Kartz[1] 2011 Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS Published by Activision.

Party

Name Date Platforms Additional detail

Shrek: Treasure Hunt 2002 PlayStation Published by TDK.

Shrek Super Party 2003 Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, and PlayStation 2 Published by TDK.

Shrek's Carnival Craze 2008 PlayStation 2, Windows, Wii, and Nintendo DS Published by Activision.

Other

Name Date Platforms Additional notes

Shrek: Fairy Tale Freakdown 2001 Game Boy Color Published by TDK. Received a 0.5 rating from Game Informer.

Shrek Game Land Activity Center 2001 Microsoft Windows Published by Activision and TDK.

Shrek: Hassle at the Castle 2002 Game Boy Advance Published by TDK.

Shrek Extra Large 2002 Nintendo GameCube "Port" of the original Xbox game.

Published by TDK.

Shrek Reekin' Havok 2003 Game Boy Advance Published by TDK.

Shrek 2 Activity Center: Twisted Fairy Tale Fun 2004 Microsoft Windows

Shrek 2: Team Action 2004 Microsoft Windows

Shrek 2: Beg for Mercy 2004 Game Boy Advance

Shrek SuperSlam 2005 PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo DS, Microsoft Windows, and Game Boy Advance Published by Activision.

Shrek n' Roll 2007 Xbox Live Arcade First Shrek game to be download only.

Shrek: Ogres & Dronkeys 2008 Nintendo DS Published by Activision.

Shrek Bingo 2006 DVD

Puss in Boots 2011 Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS This is a last DreamWorks animation game published by THQ.

Shrek's Fairytale Kingdom[2] 2012 iOS Produced by Beeline Interactive

Shrek Alarm 2013 iOS Produced by Blitz Games

Educational

There are quite a few educational Shrek games that exist for the V.Smile and V.Flash. They are aimed towards toddlers and young children. They include:


Name Age Range

Shrek the Third: Arthur's School Day Adventure 4 to 6

Shrek: Dragon's Tale 6 to 9

Shrek the Third: The Search for Arthur Unknown

Critical receptionsEdit


Overview

The Game Boy Advance version of Shrek 2 received an IGN rating of 7.9, the highest of all the Shrek video games, while the PS2 version of the game received a score of 7.0.

The PlayStation 2 version of Shrek: Super Party received the lowest IGN rating of all the Shrek video games with a score of 2.9. Shrek Extra Large was nearly as bad with a score of 3.0.

Shrek: Fairy Tale Freakdown received an abysmal score of 0.5/10 from Game Informer.

Ratings

Name IGN GameSpot

Shrek 5.6 5.3

Shrek Extra Large 3.0 Unrated

Shrek Super Party 3.0 (Xbox version), 3.8 (GameCube version), 2.9 (PS2 version) Unrated

Shrek 2 7.9 (GBA version), 3.9 (Windows version), 7.0 (All other versions) 4.5 (Windows version), 6.8 (All other versions)

Shrek SuperSlam 4.5 (DS version), 7.0 (All other versions) 6.9

Shrek Smash n' Crash Racing 4.0 (DS version), 5.0 (GBA version), 5.9 (All other versions) Unrated

Shrek the Third 7.0 (DS version), 6.0 (All other versions) 5.2

Shrek's Carnival Craze 3.3 (DS version) Unrated

Books

Shrek!

Main article: Shrek!

Shrek! is a picture book written and illustrated in 1990 by William Steig about a young ogre who finds the ogre of his dreams when he leaves home to see the world.[2] The name "Shrek" is derived from the Yiddish and German Schreck (Yiddish שרעק) meaning "fear" or "fright." The book served as the basis for the popular Shrek film series over a decade after its publication.

Dark Horse Comics released in 2003 three 32-page full color comic books featuring Shrek, Donkey and Fiona - Shrek #1,[51] Shrek #2,[52] and Shrek #3.[53] The comics were written by Mark Evanier and illustrated by Ramon Bachs and Raul Fernandez.

Ape Entertainment has also released under KiZoic label five full color comic books - a 52-page prequel to Shrek Forever After titled Shrek (2010), and four 32-page books: Shrek #1 (2010), Shrek #2 (2010), Shrek #3 (2011), and Shrek #4 (2011).[54]

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