This weekend, local theater company
The story is set in a faraway kingdom turned upside down. Ornery Shrek, who lives alone in a swamp, finds his precious solitude shattered by an invasion of annoying fairy-tale characters, including three homeless pigs, blind mice in his food and a big, bad wolf in his bed. They've all been banished from their kingdom by the evil Lord Farquaad, a ruler known for his very short, um, temper.
To save their home, and his own, Shrek cuts a deal with Farquaad and sets out to rescue feisty
-- Ogre, meet Oscar: "Shrek," released in 2001, won the first Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Also in the running were "Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius" and "
-- Big-screen scene: The Shrek movie franchise consists of four computer-animated films. Following "Shrek" to the big screen were "Shrek 2" (2004), "Shrek the Third" (2007) and "Shrek Forever After" (2010). A short 3-D film, "Shrek 4-D," was released in 2003.
-- Holidays on TV:
-- Spin-off: "Puss in Boots," released in 2011, follows the swashbuckling feline on his adventures before his first appearance in "Shrek 2."
-- Origins: Before Shrek made it big in the movies, there was
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