Go green with our favourite Shrek merchandise
Posted on July 9, 2010
It ain’t ogre…til it’s ogre.
It’s hard to believe the first Shrek movie came out way back in 2001, but like so many of these animated franchises it’s given kids and adults alike a chance to grow up with the films. We’ve watched them meet new characters, fall in love, get out of danger and even have baby ogres (and dronkeys!) so it does seem sad to be saying goodbye to Shrek (Mike Myers), Donkey (Eddie Murphy) and Fiona (Cameron Diaz). But is this really the end?
Well, not for everyone as next year will see a new spin-off film in cinemas following Puss in Boots before he met Shrek and the gang. Antonio Banderas, who voices the sword wielding cat, says with the new film they’re “going back to the time of spaghetti Westerns. It is much more of an epic than Shrek.” And if you’re worried about missing your favourite green ogres you’ll still be able to catch them on Broadway as the award-winning stage show is now making its way to London, after closing in New York.
In the latest (and last) installment in the Shrek films, we see the friendly ogre discontented with family life. Instead of running scared kids are asking for his autograph or, even worse, a roar. Cashing in on his depression is Rumpelstiltskin (Walt Dohrn) who offers Shrek a day of being a big scary ogre again in exchange for one day from his childhood. Shrek takes the deal, because who remembers a single day from their childhood that well?
Unfortunately the day the mischievous deal-maker chooses to steal is the day Shrek was born, meaning once his day of being feared is over he will disappear. But why would he want to get rid of the gentle giant you might ask? Well when we were all cheering at Princess Fiona’s rescue, Rumpelstiltskin was curing the ogre as he had almost signed a deal with her parents to rescue her in exchange for power over the kingdom. Of course normalcy is eventually restored and Shrek appreciates the life he now has, giving the characters the fairytale ending they deserve.
While we’re sad the Shrek films are coming to an end we know that we can always relive them at home, especially with the hoards of merchandise you can buy online. Whether it’s a luxury Fiona costume, a Shrek Operation game or a pair of ogre ears there’s plenty to remind you of the loveable characters or keep you entertained until we meet Puss again!