Shrek | Chicago Reader


Characters from the classics make cameo appearances in this computer-generated survey of fairy-tale history (2001)—a movie whose story may be even more innovative than the superreal solidity of the animated characters. Only after an ogre rescues a princess does suspense become an issue; while magic—or its undoing—is often what prevents fairy tales from resulting in interspecies love, this romantic fantasy complicates the roles of beauty and beast, making it hard to guess what form a sensitive resolution will take. Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson directed.



  • Andrew Adamson
  • Vicky Jenson


  • Mike Myers
  • Eddie Murphy
  • Cameron Diaz
  • John Lithgow
  • Peter Dennis
  • Clive Pearse
  • Jim Cummings
  • Bobby Block
  • Chris Miller
  • Cody Cameron
  • Kathleen Freeman
  • Michael Galasso
  • Christopher Knights


  • Ted Elliott
  • Terry Rossio
  • Joe Stillman
  • Roger S.H. Schulman


  • Aron Warner
  • John H. Williams
  • Jeffrey Katzenberg
  • Penney Finkelman Cox
  • Sandra Rabins

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