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SHREK: Sure, it's big enough, but look at the location.
DONKEY: Uh, Shrek? Uh, remember when you said ogres have layers?
SHREK: Oh, aye.
DONKEY: Well, I have a bit of a confession to make. Donkeys don't have layers. We wear our fear right out there on our sleeves.
SHREK: Wait a second. Donkeys don't have sleeves.
DONKEY: You know what I mean.
You can't tell me you're afraid of heights.
DONKEY: I'm just a little uncomfortable about being on a rickety bridge over a boiling like of lava!
SHREK: Come on, Donkey. I'm right here beside ya, okay? For emotional support. we'll just tackle this thing together one little baby step at a time.
SHREK: Really, really.
DONKEY: Okay, that makes me feel so much better.
SHREK: Just keep moving. And don't look down.
DONKEY: Okay, don't look down. Don't look down. Don't look down. Keep on moving. Don't look down. Shrek! I'm looking down! Oh, God, I can't do this! Just let me off, please!
SHREK: But you're already halfway.
DONKEY: But I know that half is safe!
SHREK: Okay, fine. I don't have time for this. You go back.
DONKEY: Shrek, no! Wait!
SHREK: Just, Donkey! Let's have a dance then, shall me?
DONKEY: Don't do that!
SHREK: Oh, I'm sorry. Do what? Oh, this?
DONKEY: Yes, that!
SHREK: Yes? Yes, do it. Okay.
DONKEY: No, Shrek! No! Stop it!
SHREK: You said do it! I'm doin' it.
DONKEY: I'm gonna die. I'm gonna die. Shrek, I'm gonna die. Oh!
SHREK: That'll do, Donkey. That'll do.
DONKEY: Cool. So where is this fire-breathing pain-in-the-neck anyway?
SHREK: Inside, waiting for us to rescue her.
DONKEY: I was talkin' about the dragon, Shrek.
DONKEY: You afraid?
DONKEY: Oh, good. Me neither. 'Cause there's nothin' wrong with bein' afraid. Fear's a sensible response to an unfamiliar situation. Unfamiliar dangerous situation, I might add. With a dragon that breathes fire and eats knights . and breathes fire, it sure doesn't mean you're a coward if you're a little scared. I sure as heck ain't no coward. I know that.
SHREK: Donkey, two things, okay? Shut up. Now go over there and see if you can find any stairs.
DONKEY: Stairs? I thought we was looking for the princess.
SHREK: The princess will be up the stairs in the highest room in the tallest tower.
DONKEY: What makes you think she'll be there?
SHREK: I read it in a book once.
DONKEY: Cool. You handle the dragon. I'll handle the stairs. I'll find those stairs. I'll whip their butt too. Those stairs won't know which way they're goin'.
DONKEY: I'm gonna take drastic steps. Kick it to the curb. Don't mess with me. I'm the stair master. I've mastered the stairs. I wish I had a step right here. I'd step all over it.
SHREK: Well, at least we know where the princess is, but where's the
SHREK: Donkey, look out! Got ya!
DONKEY: Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Oh! Aah! Aah! No. Oh, no, No! Oh, what large teeth you have. I mean white, sparkling teeth. I know you probably hear this all time from your food, but you must bleach, 'cause that is one dazzling smile you got there. Do I detect a hint of minty freshness? And you know what else? You're. You're a girl dragon! Oh, sure! I mean, of course you're a girl dragon! You're just reeking of feminine beauty. What's the matter with you? You got something in your eye? Ohh. Oh. Oh. Man, I'd really love to stay, but you know, I'm, uh! I'm an asthmatic, and I don't know if it'd work out if you're gonna blow smoke rings. Shrek! No! Shrek! Shrek! Shrek!
PRINCESS FIONA: Oh! Oh!
SHREK: Wake up!
PRINCESS FIONA: What?
SHREK: Are you Princess Fiona?
PRINCESS FIONA: I am, awaiting a knight so bold as to rescue me.
SHREK: Oh, that's nice. Now let's go!
PRINCESS FIONA: But wait, Sir Knight. This be-ith our first meeting. Should it not be a wonderful, romantic moment?
SHREK: Yeah, sorry, lady. There's no time.
PRINCESS FIONA: Hey, wait. What are you doing? You should sweep me off my feet out yonder window and down a rope onto your valiant steed.
SHREK: You've had a lot of time to plan this, haven't you?
PRINCESS FIONA: Mm-hmm. But we have to savor this moment! You could recite an epic poem for me. A ballad? A sonnet! A limerick? Or something!
SHREK: I don't think so.
PRINCESS FIONA: Can I at least know the name of my champion?
SHREK: Um, Shrek.
PRINCESS FIONA: Sir Shrek. I pray that you take this favor as a token of my gratitude.
PRINCESS FIONA: You didn't slay the dragon?
SHREK: It's on my to-do list. Now come on!
PRINCESS FIONA: But this isn't right! You were meant to charge in, sword drawn, banner flying. That's what all the other knights did.
SHREK: Yeah, right before they burst into flame.
PRINCESS FIONA: That's not the point. Oh! Wait. Where are you going? The exit's over there.
SHREK: Well, I have to save my ass.
PRINCESS FIONA: What kind of knight are you?
SHREK: One of a kind.
DONKEY: Slow down. Slow down, baby, please. I believe it's healthy to get to know someone over a long perriod of time. Just call me old-fashioned. I don't want to rush into a physical relationship. I'm not emotionally ready for a commitment of, uh, this. Magnitude really is the word I'm looking for. Magnitude. Hey, that is unwanted physical contact. Hey, what are you doing? Okay, okay. Let's just back up a little and take this one step at a time. We really should get to know each other first as friends or pen pals. I'm on the road a lot, but I just love receiving cards. I'd really love to stay, but. Don't do that! That's my tail! That's my personal tail. You're gonna tear it off. I don't give permission. What are you gonna do with that? Hey, now. No way. No! No! No, no! No. No, no, no. No! Oh! Hi, Princess!
PRINCESS FIONA: It talks!
SHREK: Yeah, it's getting him to shut up that's the trick. Oh! Okay, you two, heard for the exit! I'll take care of the dragon.
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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.
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.
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.
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".
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