Shrek Forever After / Donkey's Christmas Shrektacular (Two Pack)
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One of the top 10 films of the year, Shrek Forever After was heralded by audiences and critics around the world as the fitting finale to one of the most entertaining sagas in film history. The franchise’s final chapter will debut in DreamWorks Animation’s signature Double DVD Pack which includes the all-new Donkey's Christmas Shrektacular, plus over 1 ½ hours of bonus features such as deleted scenes, secrets of Shrek Forever After, a look at “Shrek, The Musical,” more holiday music, a 12 Days of Christmas pop-up book, interactive games and so much more.
A hilarious holiday program that is a perfect holiday treat for the whole family, Donkey's Christmas Shrektacular will be available for a limited time only and features all your favorite characters as they perform classic holiday songs with Shrek-ized lyrics, as well as “Shrek’s Yule Log,” featuring over 25 uproarious character appearances in front of a crackling virtual fireplace.
• Donkey’s Caroling Christmas-tacular
• Shrek’s Yule Log
• 12 Days of Christmas Pop-up Book
• Donkey’s Decoration Scramble
• Cookin’ With Cookie
• Merry Music Fest
• Gingy’s Games & Activities
Secrets of Shrek Forever After
Shrek, Rattle & Roll Music & More
From Swamp to Stage: The Making of Shrek The Musical
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Familial bliss apparently doesn't suit Shrek. Now a domesticated swamp ogre, he feels down in the dumps. A loving wife to wake up to, three adorable triplets to spoil - these kids being ogres, the "adorable" bit may be subjective - and his fairy tale pals to hang out with. And yet Shrek misses the good old days, back when he used to terrorize the villagers and those villagers used to chase him with pitchforks and torches. On his children's first birthday bash, he's treated like a tame monster, like a party trick, one brat prodding him over and over to "Do the roar." This is altogether improper behavior accorded towards a proper ogre. And so Shrek finally loses it.
Tearing out of the birthday party, Shrek stumbles onto Rumpelstiltskin rooting around in the trash. Rumpelstiltskin, that little man whose specialty is magical transactions, has seen better days. He had a shot once upon a time to rule the kingdom of Far Far Away, coming this close to having Princess Fiona's royal parents sign away the kingdom to him... that is, until Shrek came along and rescued Fiona from her tower. Today Rumpelstiltskin eyes Shrek and seizes opportunity. Shrek yearns for just one day in which he still had his bad ogre mojo, 24 hours in which he can have his old life back. Rumpelstiltskin offers him this one day, in exchange for one day from Shrek's past. Shrek signs the contract, doesn't read the fine print. Silly ogre.
Shrek gets his wish, finds that folks are once again terrified of him. And then it dawns on him, horrifyingly, that he's now in an alternate reality. One in which Rumpelstiltskin governs Far Far Away as a police state, with covens of hag witches serving as his minions. That day from Shrek's past that Rumpelstiltskin took? It's the day Shrek was born. And so everything that Shrek had ever done has become undone. And after his 24 hours are spent, Shrek is doomed to fade away from existence. His only hope is the escape clause which hinges on Shrek's planting true love's kiss on someone.
I love me some alternate reality stories, and I think SHREK FOREVER AFTER shines in exploiting this premise. There are some wonderful sight gags. Lots of fun in seeing how familiar characters are re-imagined in this darker reality. It's pretty funny, what's happened to Gingy (the Gingerbread Man) and Puss in Boots. In an interesting twist, Shrek, the grumpy ogre, now finds himself having to befriend Donkey and Puss n Boots all over again. But his biggest challenge is in romancing Princess Fiona, now become a rebel warrior. She doesn't think much of Shrek.
This movie has its darker elements, and the modern fractured fairy tale aesthetics are still around. By now these familiar voice actors can do this in their sleep, and there's a sense of comfort in listening to them do their thing (I think Mike Meyers is now known more for playing Shrek than for starring in the WAYNE'S WORLD films). We get two new and noteworthy characters. Rumpelstiltskin makes a terrific villain, vain and insecure and suffering from little man complex. The Pied Piper never does say a word, but he's a memorable gent, anyway. Ultimately, SHREK FOREVER AFTER re-energizes the franchise, mostly because it presents a different perspective. I wouldn't be surprised if this final film turns out to be not.
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