Everyone’s favorite ogre is turning 20! Universal Pictures, DreamWorks Animation and Fathom Events have partnered to bring Shrek, the hilarious and irreverent Academy Award-winning animated classic, back to select movie theaters nationwide for its 20th anniversary on April 25, 28 and 29. The studio also plans to commemorate Shrek’s milestone with special edition home entertainment releases and the film’s debut on 4K on May 18.
Audiences for the exclusive, limited theatrical re-release will also be treated to DreamWorks Animation’s acclaimed animated short film, To: Gerard, and the trailer to the studio’s breathtaking new animated feature film, Spirit Untamed, which arrives in theaters June 4.
Tickets for the Shrek 20th Anniversary go on sale beginning Friday, March 12. For participating locations (subject to change) and tickets visit FathomEvents.com. The ticket on-sale date may vary based on local cinema re-openings, so please check back often.
“We are delighted to partner with Universal and DreamWorks Animation to bring Shrek back to the big screen for its 20th anniversary,” said Tom Lucas, VP of Studio Relations at Fathom Events. “This treasured animated feature has enduring multigenerational appeal and makes for a great day at the cinema for the whole family.”
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment celebrates with the Shrek 20th Anniversary Edition, available on 4K Ultra HD for the first time ever on May 11, as well as Blu-ray and DVD. Adventure into over four hours bonus material including a bonus disc that comes with five episodes from The Adventures of Puss in Boots television series and 10 shorts — and much more.
- Ten Short Films – Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Party, Far Far Away Idol, Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos, The Ghost of Lord Farquaad, Scared Shrekless, Thriller Night, The Pig Who Cried Werewolf, Shrek the Halls, Donkey’s Caroling Christmas-tacular and Shrek’s Yule Log.
- Five Episodes from The Adventures of Puss in Boots – “Episode 1: Hidden,” “Episode 2: Sphinx,” “Episode 3: Brothers,” “Episode 4: Duchess” and “Episode 5: Adventure.”
- Shrek’s Interactive Journey: I (4K / Blu-ray only)
- Spotlight on Donkey
- Secrets of Shrek
- Deleted Scenes
- Shrek in The Swamp Karaoke Dance Party
- Music Videos
- Commentary with Directors Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson and Producer Aron Warner
Released in May 2001, Shrek won the first ever Oscar for Best Animated Feature, earned almost $500 million at the worldwide box office and ignited a cultural phenomenon that captured the world’s imagination. In the film, brave(ish), kind-hearted ogre Shrek (Mike Myers) embarks on a daring quest to rescue the feisty Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) — who’s perfectly capable of rescuing herself, thank you very much — with the help of his loveable, loudmouthed Donkey (Eddie Murphy), in an attempt to win back the deed to his beloved swamp from the vain, scheming, and surprisingly petite Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow). But what begins as a rescue mission will become an epic story of eternal love and enduring friendship for the ages.
The incredibly original and unique blockbuster film that launched three sequels, a spin-off, TV series, holiday specials, theme park attraction (and more) has stayed a fan favorite. Shrek was directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson and was produced by Jeffrey Katzenberg, Aron Warner, and John H. Williams.