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DONKEY: But that's it. That's it right there. That's DuLoc. I told ya I'd find it.
SHREK: So, that must be Lord Farquaad's castle.
DONKEY: Uh-huh. That's the place.
Do you think maybe he's compensating for something?
DONKEY: Hey, wait. Wait up, Shrek.
MAN: Hurry, darling. We're late. Hurry.
SHREK: Hey, you! Wait a second. Look, I'm not gonna eat you. I just. I just. It's quiet. Too quiet. Where is everybody?
DONKEY: Hey, look at this!
DONKEY: Wow! Let's do that again!
SHREK: No. No. No, no, no! No.
LORD FARQUAAD: Brave knights. You are the best and brightest in all the land. Today one of you shall prove himself.
SHREK: All right. You're going the right way for a smacked bottom.
DONKEY: Sorry about that.
LORD FARQUAAD: That champion shall have the honor, no, no, the privilege to go forth and rescue the lovely Princess Fiona from the fiery keep of the dragon. If for any reason the winner is unsuccessful, the first runner-up will take his place and so on and so forth. Some of you may die, but it's a sacrifice I am willing to make. Let the tournament begin! Oh! What is that? It's hideous!
SHREK: Ah, that's not very nice. It's just a donkey.
LORD FARQUAAD: Indeed. Knights, new plan! The one who kills the ogre will be named champion! Have it him!
MEN: Get him!
SHREK: Oh, hey! Now come on! Hang on now.
CROWD: Go ahead! Get him!
SHREK: Can't we just settle this over a pint?
CROWD: Kill the beast!
SHREK: No? All right then. Come on!
SHREK: Oh, yeah! Ah! Ah! Thank you! Thank you very much! I'm here till Thursday. Try the veal! Ha, ha!
CAPTAIN OF THE GUARDS: Shall I give the order, sir?
LORD FARQUAAD: No, I have a better idea. People of DuLoc, I give you our champion!
LORD FARQUAAD: Congratulations, ogre. You're won the honor of embarking on a great and noble quest.
SHREK: Quest? I'm already in a quest, a quest to get my swamp back.
LORD FARQUAAD: Your swamp?
SHREK: Yeah, my swamp! Where you dumped those tale creatures!
LORD FARQUAAD: Indeed. All right, ogre. I'll make you a deal. Go on this quest for me, and I'll give you your swamp back.
SHREK: Exactly the way it was?
LORD FARQUAAD: Down to the last slime-covered toadstool.
SHREK: And the squatters?
LORD FARQUAAD: As good as gone .
SHREK: What kind of quest?
DONKEY: Let me get this straight. You're gonna go fight a dragon and rescue a princess just so Farquaad will give you back a swamp which you only don't have because he filled it full of freaks in the first place. Is that about right?
SHREK: Maybe there's a good reason donkeys shouldn't talk.
DONKEY: I don't get it. Why don't you just pull some of that ogre stuff on him? Throttle him, lay siege to his fortress, grinds his bones to make your bread, the whole ogre trip.
SHREK: Oh, I know what. Maybe I could have decapitated an entire village and put their heads on a pike, gotten a knife, cut open their spleen and drink their fluids. Does that sound good to you?
DONKEY: Uh, no, not really, no.
SHREK: For your information, there's a lot more to ogres than people think.
SHREK: Example? Okay, um, ogres are like onions.
DONKEY: They stink?
SHREK: Yes! No!
DONKEY: They make you cry?
DONKEY: You leave them in the sun, they get all brown, start sproutin' little white hairs.
SHREK: No! Layers! Onions have layers. Ogres have layers! Onions have layers. You get it? We both have layers.
DONKEY: Oh, you both have layers. Oh. You know, not everybody likes onions. Cake! Everybody loves cakes! Cakes have layers.
SHREK: I don't care what everyone likes. Ogres are not like cakes.
DONKEY: You know what else everybody likes? Parfaits. Have you ever met a person, you say, "Let's get some parfait," they say, "No, I don't like no parfait"? Parfaits are delicious.
SHREK: No! You dense, irritating, miniature beast of burden! Ogres are like onions! And of story. Bye-bye. See ya later.
DONKEY: Parfaits may be the most delicious thing on the whole damn planet.
SHREK: You know, I think I preferred your humming.
DONKEY: Do you have a tissure or something? I'm making a mess. Just the word parfait make me start slobbering.
DONKEY: Ohh! Shrek! Did you do that? You gotta warn somebody before you just crack one off. My mouth was open.
DONKEY: Believe me, Donkey, if it was me, you'd be dead. It's brimstone We must be getting close.
DONKEY: Yeah, right, brimstone. Don't be talking about it's the brimstone. I know what I smell. It wasn't no brimstone. It didn't come off no stone neither.
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In many places the film references classic movies, predominantly those by Disney. When Tinker Bell falls on Donkey and he says "I can fly" and people around including the Three Little Pigs say "He can fly, he can fly"; this is a reference to Disney's Peter Pan. This scene is also a reference to the Disney film Dumbo, where Donkey says, while flying, "You might have seen a house fly, maybe even a super fly, but I bet you ain't never seen a Donkey fly".
The scene where Fiona is singing to the blue bird is a reference to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). The transformation scene at the end of the film strongly references to Beauty and the Beast.
Donkey and Fiona are the only characters to refer to Shrek by name. The scene where Princess Fiona burps was written after a recording session where Cameron Diaz burped after drinking Coca-Cola.
At the 74th Academy Awards, Shrek won the first ever Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, beating Monsters Inc and Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.
The song "I'm a Believer", which has become one of the series' theme songs, was chosen specifically because of the line "I thought love was only true in fairy tales."
In 2005, Shrek came sixth in Channel 4's 100 Greatest Cartoons poll behind The Simpsons, Tom and Jerry, South Park, Toy Story and Family Guy.
Shrek received his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The effects department actually took mud showers to study how to realistically portray mud in the film.
The film was entered into the 2001 Cannes Film Festival, and was the first animated film since Disney's Peter Pan (1953) to receive that honour.
Watch songs from original soundtrack and other parts of movie
I'm on My Way
My Beloved Monster
I'm a Believer
Welcome to Duloc
2 I stay with you
3 ogre champion in a quest
4 looking for the princess find a girl dragon
5 Helmet knight and noble steed
6 Blue flower with red thorns
7 Who could love a beast
8 True love first kiss