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Peter Fenzel, Mark Lee, and Matthew Wrather revisit 2001’s DreamWorks animated feature Shrek, finding a movie stranger and more timeless than the one we expected to find. They overthink the meaning of the swamp, Shrek’s developmental journey, the Romance that develops in to a romance which governs his relationship with Princess Fiona, and what may be the only justified use on film of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”
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- Smash Mouth – All Star Lyrics
- List of Songs Featured in Shrek (Wikipedia)
- Chris Farley as Shrek (YouTube)
This is a minor point, but it’s pretty funny in retrospect how worried people (probably including me, though I can’t remember) were about Disney somehow retroactively eliminating the public domain. I mean, Disney is worrisome for so many reasons, like being a vertical- and near-horizontal monopoly, but the idea that they could stomp out other Little Mermaids, Snows White, or Cinderellae barely even makes sense.
An entire show about “All Star” (with some Shrek discussed at the end) and not once were the words “Mystery Men” uttered? For shame!