Shrek | 2001

Directed by: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson

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Main Plot

Shrek, directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson, follows the story of an ogre named Shrek who lives a peaceful life in his swamp. However, his solitude is disrupted when Lord Farquaad banishes fairy tale creatures to his land. Determined to regain his peace, Shrek strikes a deal with Farquaad to rescue Princess Fiona, who is trapped in a tower guarded by a fire-breathing dragon. Accompanied by a talkative donkey, Shrek embarks on a journey to save Fiona and bring her back to Farquaad. Along the way, Shrek and Fiona develop an unexpected bond, leading to a series of comical and heartfelt moments. As the story unfolds, Shrek must confront his own insecurities and face the difficult choice of following his heart or fulfilling his initial agreement.


  • Mike Myers plays the character of a green ogre named Shrek in the movie.
  • Donkey, a talking donkey, is a loyal and humorous sidekick to the main character in Shrek.
  • Cameron Diaz's character in Shrek is Princess Fiona. She plays the role of the princess who is cursed to transform into an ogre at nightfall.


In the ending of Shrek, Shrek and Fiona get married in a beautiful ceremony attended by their friends and fairy tale creatures. As they exchange vows, Fiona's true form is revealed, and she remains an ogre, which Shrek happily accepts. Lord Farquaad interrupts the wedding, but Dragon arrives and devours him. Shrek and Fiona share a romantic kiss, and true love's kiss breaks Fiona's curse, turning her permanently into an ogre. They live happily ever after in their swamp, which has become a popular tourist destination for other fairy tale creatures. Donkey and Dragon also find love and have dragon-donkey hybrid babies. The film ends with Shrek and Fiona riding off into the sunset on Dragon's back, ready for their new life together.

Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson Animation Adventure Comedy Mike Myers Eddie Murphy Cameron Diaz