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    Shrek Fairy Tale Analysis

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    Shrek: A Grotesque Fairytale From the first scene in Shrek, released in 2001, one can clearly expect a series of cynicism and crude humor embedded in a fairy tale. Dreamworks reinvents the tradition pattern of fairy tale happy endings by creating the most bizarre creature: Shrek. The hideous character was first introduced in William Steig 's book published in 1990, and according to critics, Steig 's version of Shrek is more confident and upbeat than the pessimistic and cynical version presented in the movie. Shrek is a cliché version of a classical fairy tale prince, who rescues the princess and they live happily ever after. However, the prince in the story is an ogre and the princess is a traditional "pretty" and "white" princess, who becomes an ogre once the sun sets. One can clearly identify that Dreamworks created this burlesque fairy tale, in order to satirize Disney 's traditional and overrated fairy tales. Even though Shrek is an animated movie and has a PG rating, the audience can easily recognize sexual and satirical lines throughout the movie. According to critic Jaime J. Weinman 's article, "Big Green Money machine," Dreamworks managed to make profit by adding sarcasm and indelicacy to the movie, along with adult humor and entertainment. Most of Disney 's characters cited in Shrek are…

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    Shrek Two is a popular 3D animated comedy film that was released in 2004, by Andrew Adamson, Conrad Vernon and Kelly Asbury starring an ogre called Shrek whose recently been married to a princess and has returned to her kingdom to meet the in-laws. It gains its effectiveness through the use of anachronisms, intertextual references and the inversion stereotypes. To begin with, one of the ways Shrek 2 gains its effectiveness from the use of anachronisms. An anachronism is something out of place,…

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    A Film Review of Shrek Shrek is an animated film, created by DreamWorksâ„¢ and brought to life by state of the art 3d animation. Shrek is made in all ways to reverse fairytale tradition and is a very unconventional fairytale. There are many parts of the film and characteristics of the main characters that make the irregularity of this fairytale funny and effective. Although the fairy tale is an unconventional one its opens like a traditional fairytale film. There…

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    Squealer There are a few interesting characters in the novel animal farm, like Boxer, but squealer is my favorite. Squealer has a plausible tongue that could convince anyone to do anything. In addition to being very convincing he is equally clever and has a quick mind. Though squealer is the antagonist he is my favorite because he could persuade a nun out of her panties within a few minutes. In the novel the others said that squealer could, “turn black into white” meaning he could sway…

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    Froggy Short Story

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    Froggy asked Panda if he could hear a faint flapping sound coming closer and closer to them. “I do,” Panada said super quietly. Panda and Froggy started shivering and they found themselves hugging each other on the ground. Slowly, both Panda and Froggy heard the sound come closer and closer. Suddenly, a whole colony of bats came flying past them and out the door. Panda was banging his chest while screaming and Froggy was burping while shrieking. Out of nowhere, the bats came back and chased…

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    Throughout the film Shrek there are various uses of non diegetic sound as well as dialogue, music and sound effects, which functions in the film in order to emphasize and reveal its characters, creates rhythm/continuity, shapes the audience’s feelings and grasp the audience’s attention. For example, Donkey insisting on following Shrek and talking to him despite Shrek demanding him to be quiet. From the very beginning, Donkey’s ongoing dialogue throughout the entire film reveals his character to…

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    Omake #1: Never Piss Off Pikachu! Cardin glances down at a familiar, yellow rodent as he squeaked innocently at the Huntsman. The arrogant teen smirked smugly. "How cute, a mutated rodent wants to take me on? Ha! Don’t make me laugh." The Pokémon glared sharply at his cocky attitude. "How about you run along you oversized battery charger before I sick my pet cat on you. Or better yet, do me a favor and charge my Scroll. I could always need a backup charger." An anime vein throbbed on the…

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    Shrek The Musical Essay

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    “Shrek the Musical” is a book musical adaption of the Dream Works film Shrek. The librettist and lyricist is David Lindsay-Abaire and was composed by Jeanine Tesori. The story line of the play follows closely to the film. It follows Shrek an Ogre trying to reclaim his swamp back from a group of fairy tale characters. In order to do so he must confront Lord Farquad who has banished all the fairy tale characters to Shrek's swamp. In doing so Shrek is promised his swamp back in exchange for…

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    In the film, Shrek is perceived as ugly, philosophers often wonder what defines someone or something as ugly. In the movie the citizens not only see Shrek’s appearance as ugly, but his mannerisms. He is dirty, rude and careless, the complete opposite of the ordinary villagers. Due to Shrek being seen this way it is understandable that this is how he would act. Throughout the film viewers begin to see the different sides of Shrek that the villagers would never imagine he could possibly have. In…

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    Although most audiences find that the film “Shrek” is just a comical film, it is rather more that that. The film actually fulfils the requirements needed to prove that Shrek is indeed a hero that is being represented. The film “Shrek” is a 2001 computer-animated fantasy-comedy film that is initially based on Steig (1990) fairy tale picture book. Shrek has all the characteristics of the hero archetype, even though he is not the typical good-looking masculine hero depicted in most stories for…

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