Shrek returns to theaters next month in honor of the 20th anniversary of the iconic animated film. On May 18, 2001, Shrek was released on the big screen with instant success, quickly establishing itself as one of the most popular animated films of all time. To mark the occasion, Fathom Events will bring the hit movie back for three nights in late April only. Tickets are on sale now starting March 12.
“We are delighted to partner with Universal and DreamWorks Animation to bring Shrek back to the big screen for his 20th anniversary,” said Fathom Events Vice President of Studio Relations Tom Lucas in a statement. “This treasured animated film has lasting appeal for generations to come and makes for a great day at the movies for the whole family.”
Audiences who see the return of Shrek will also receive the acclaimed short film from DreamWorks Animation, To: Gerardand the trailer for the studio’s upcoming animated film, Indomitable spirit, which opens on June 4.
Directed by the team of Andrew Adamson and Vickey Jenson, Shrek It was written by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Joe Stillman, and Roger SH Schulman. Originally, it was written with Chris Farley in mind to voice the titular ogre. When Chris Farley died during production, he was recast with Mike Myers stepping in as the new voice for Shrek. Eddie Murphy co-stars as Donkey with the voice cast that also includes Cameron Diaz as Princess Fiona and John Lithgow as Lord Farquaad.
The official synopsis reads: “The good-natured ogre Shrek embarks on a daring quest to rescue the feisty Princess Fiona – who is perfectly capable of rescuing herself, thank you very much – with the help of her adorable and noisy donkey, in an attempt To win He brings back the deed to his beloved vault swamp, scheming and surprisingly little Lord Farquaad. But what begins as a rescue mission will evolve into an epic tale of everlasting love and friendship lasting for ages.
After its launch, Shrek it became the first film to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. It was also nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay. Last year, Shrek it was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. This makes it the first DreamWorks Animation film and the first non-Disney animated film to have that unique honor.
Shrek He is also known for forever immortalizing the Smash Mouth song “All Star” after it was used in the opening credits. At the time, using the song brought the band immense popularity. In more recent years, the song has resurfaced as a popular internet meme due to its association with Shrek. It has even been ranked as one of the most listened to rock songs in America between 2017 and 2020.
Fathom events will be displayed Shrek in theaters on April 25, 28 and 29. This will be followed by Shrek 20th Anniversary Edition home video release, including 4K printing of the film, to be released on May 11. You can learn more about the event or purchase tickets at Fathom Events.