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|From Ultimate DVD #23|
WHAT THE SHREK?
Ultimate DVD hears from the people behind the computer-animated faces of DreamWorks hilarious CGI comedy fantasy...
"Fairy-tales dont come much more fantastic than this..." Disc review and full feature in the issue!
released Nov 02 (R1) Nov 12 (R2)
Many film industry insiders predicted that this summer the multiplexes would belong to Lara Croft, the Velociraptors and the Apes. They were wrong. Despite mammoth marketing campaigns for Tomb Raider, Jurassic Park III and Tim Burtons Planet of the Apes, only one movie seem to have pleased the masses: Shrek, a computer-generated animated fairy-tale from DreamWorks Pictures.
Shrek expands on the formula popularized by Pixar (Toy Story, the forthcoming Monsters Inc), taking a familiar fantasy world and subverting traditions. In this case popular fairy-tales get a new twisted lease of life, from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to the Gingerbread Man, all inhabiting the same bizarre world as the titular monstrous green ogre. Based loosely on the childrens book by William Steig, Shrek has so far amassed a stunning $265 million at the US box office, and £28 million in the UK (the 2nd biggest release of the last 12 months).
It now looks set to feature prominently on Christmas present lists on both sides of the Atlantic as DreamWorks release the extras-laden DVD in November.
Mike Myers (Shrek)
the character of Shrek.
... Shrek, who is an ogre, feels that the Princess could never love him. He goes from feeling bad about being an ogre to being proud about being an ogre, and I think thats a great message for anybody.
John Lithgow (Lord Farquaad)
your response when you saw the completed film?
your favourite scene from Shrek?
Eddie Murphy (Donkey)
input were you able to bring to the role of Donkey?
Cameron Diaz (Princess Fiona)
your first animated film, for which you recorded the voice work during the
training for Charlies Angels. What was the attraction?
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Imagination Ltd 2001
Continued in Ultimate DVD #23