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Shrek (2001)

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This post has the most up-to-date information on Shrek as we continuously monitor the news. Below you will find everything you need to know, including cast, release date, rating, runtime, movie budget and, box office results.

Shrek is an adventure movie directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson and starring Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and John Lithgow and Vincent Cassel. The movie was written by William Steig (based upon the book by), Ted Elliott. The film has a $60 million budget with a 90-minute running time. Shrek currently has a 7.9 IMDb rating, based on 536821 and 84 Metascore on Metacritic. The movie is rated PG.

release date for Shrek

Shrek release date

When does Shrek come out in theaters?

The official theatrical release date for Shrek (2001)is May 16, 2001.

When will Shrek be released on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital?

Shrek DVD/Blu-ray release date is PENDING. The estimated DVD release date is August 2001. The movie has been out for around since its theatrical release. DVD and Blu-ray releases typically come out 12-16 weeks after the theatrical premiere.

Digital HD from Amazon Video and iTunes will be available 1-2 weeks before the Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K releases – sometime in August 2001. Dates do change so check back often as the release approaches. We will update this page with more details as they become available.

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Shrek budget

How much did Shrek cost to make?

$60,000,000 budget

The movie cost $60 million to make.

Shrek movie poster

Shrek rating

PG Rated

Shrek is rated PG. Parental guidance is suggested, meaning some material may not be suitable for children. Parents are urged to give “parental guidance.” The movie may contain some material parents might not like for their young children.

Shrek reviews

7.9 IMDb 84 Metascore

The movie currently has a 7.9 of out 10 IMDb rating and 84 Metascore on Metacritic. We will continue to add and update review scores.

Shrek trailer

Shrek plot summary

What is Shrek about?

It ain’t easy bein’ green — especially if you’re a likable (albeit smelly) ogre named Shrek. On a mission to retrieve a gorgeous princess from the clutches of a fire-breathing dragon, Shrek teams up with an unlikely compatriot — a wisecracking donkey.

Synopsis from IMDb After his swamp is filled with magical creatures, Shrek agrees to rescue Princess Fiona for a villainous lord in order to get his land back.

The running times are based on US timings only and all times are rounded off to the nearest minute. Other countries may have different running lengths. Theatrical releases running times differ due to the counting of frames from the first frame to the last frame of any credits.

Shrek cast

Who is in Shrek?

Mike Myers in Shrek Mike Myers as Shrek (voice)
Eddie Murphy in Shrek Eddie Murphy as Donkey (voice)
Cameron Diaz in Shrek Cameron Diaz as Princess Fiona (voice)
John Lithgow in Shrek John Lithgow as Lord Farquaad (voice)
Vincent Cassel in Shrek Vincent Cassel as Monsieur Hood (voice)

Shrek box Office

How much did Shrek make?

$484,409,218 worldwide

The film has made over $484 million worldwide at the box office. This does not include the DVD, Blu-ray and digital sales.

Shrek details

Theatrical Release Date: May 16, 2001
DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: PENDING
Film Budget: $60 million
Box Office: $484 million
Length: 90 minutes
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Language: English

Shrek facts

How long is Shrek?

The movie is 90 minutes long (1 hour and 30 minutes).

What year did Shrek come out?

The movie is out on May 16, 2001. The movie has been out for .

Who is the lead actor in the movie?

Mike Myers plays as Shrek (voice).

Who is the director of Shrek?

Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson directed the movie.

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Harper Wolfei
Harper Wolfei
Harper Wolfei, a writer and avid entertainment fan, has been actively involved in the film industry for the past 4 years. His particular interest lies in sci-fi and action movies.


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