Shrek: Meet the Friendliest Ogre of Far Far Away
Farquaad makes a deal: if Shrek goes on a mission for him, Farquaad will help Shrek with his problem. Lord Farquaad wants to become the King, so he sends Shrek to rescue Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz), who is waiting for her one true love, and whom Farquaad intends to marry to become King. But once Shrek and the donkey start back with Fiona, it becomes apparent that not only does Shrek like Fiona, but Fiona may like Shrek, too.
|Shrek and the donkey.|
|Shrek, the Donkey, and Princess Fiona.|
|The Donkey making a point.|
|A preview of the next film, with Puss in Boots (who does not appear in Shrek).|
In addition, this is a great film to start a child on because there are several sequels which are basically just variations on the same theme. Once your child (or you, after he/she plays it 100 times, as they tend to do) tires of this one, he or she will be amused all over again with "new" stories. You might want to consider buying the box set as a nice gift. And don't forget 2011's "Puss In Boots," the delightful feature film focusing on Shrek's eventual comrade (see picture above).