shrek! movie trailer hits the web
See the Inspiration for New McFarlane Action Figures
Wednesday, November 22, 2000



See the Inspiration for New McFarlane Action Figures

November 22, 2000

DreamWorks has just released the movie trailer for its animated family film Shrek!, which is set for a May 2001 theatrical release.

    McFarlane Toys is excited to be working with DreamWorks on the company's first-ever master toy license. Though a extensive lineup of Shrek toys is still in the works, the new film trailer gives audiences a first look at the major characters of the film, including Shrek (voiced by Mike Myers), the donkey (Eddie Murphy), the Princess (Cameron Diaz) and Lord Farquar (John Lithgow).

    The preview also gives a glimpse of the film's sly humor, which will likely make it a hit with filmgoers of all ages. Shrek! tells the tale of a no-nonsense ogre named Shrek whose swamp is overrun by annoying fairytale creatures. In an attempt to save his home, Shrek sets out to confront Lord Farquar, ruler of Duloc, who has banished all the fairytale misfits from Duloc in order to create his own perfect world. Along the way, Shrek is befriended by a wise-cracking donkey, sent to slay a fire-breathing dragon and save a beautiful princess with a deep, dark secret... just your usual fairytale stuff in this irreverent new comedy from the creators of Antz.

    Go to to view the complete trailer. Check back to for an upcoming story on the complete Shrek toy line for 2001.