|Date(s):||2001, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2015|
|Medium:||animated films, musical|
|Country of Origin:||US|
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Shrek is a DreamWorks franchise based on William Steig's picture book Shrek!. There are four Shrek movies: Shrek (2001), Shrek 2 (2004), Shrek the Third (2007), Shrek Forever After (2010). Two television specials, the Christmas television special Shrek the Halls (2007), and the Halloween television special Scared Shrekless (2010), have also been produced. Various short films were produced within the franchise focused on the various Fairy Tale creatures. A spin-off film, Puss in Boots, was released in 2011, and followed by a tie-in television series The Adventures of Puss in Boots in 2015. A musical stage adaptation titled Shrek The Musical opened on Broadway in December 2008.
- When a green ogre named Shrek discovers his swamp has been 'swamped' with all sorts of fairytale creatures by the scheming Lord Farquaad, Shrek sets out with a very loud donkey by his side to 'persuade' Farquaad to give Shrek his swamp back. Instead, a deal is made. Farquaad, who wants to become the King, sends Shrek to rescue Princess Fiona, who is awaiting her true love in a tower guarded by a fire-breathing dragon. But once they head back with Fiona, it starts to become apparent that not only does Shrek, an ugly ogre, begin to fall in love with the lovely princess, but Fiona is also hiding a huge secret.
For a more complete list of characters within the franchise, see Wikipedia's List of Shrek characters.
There is a line between genuine love and ironic esteem, and the Shrek fandom plays jump rope with that line:
"I have no idea if it's possible to like something ironically. It's like, could you enjoy ice cream ironically? Could you eat ice cream as a joke?"Grant Duffin, Shrekfest organizer and director of Shrek Retold
Shrek has become something of a meme for internet culture beginning circa 2009, despite having come out in 2001. Particularly, there has been a large fannish consensus that Shrek 2 is the best movie of the franchise, and has evolved to be the subject of many viral Tumblr posts, even more specifically the Fairy Godmother's cover of "Holding Out for a Hero" Thus the Shrek fandom is heavily centered on the first two films, and other Shrek media are very seldom referenced.
Circa 2013, the Bee Shrek Test in the House fandom—a parody crossover involving Bee Movie, Shrek, Johnny Test, and Cory in the House—rose to prominence in response to popular crossover fandoms such as SuperWhoLock and Rise of the Brave Tangled Dragons.
- Shrek in the Dark Woods by PatCarlucci
- Shrek and princess Fiona by JesusIsMyHomie
- shrek by artelo
- Shrek Free Comic BD Cover by RoloMallada
- "Maybe I'm in LOVE" by kitkaloid - Shrek x Fiona
- Shrek Retold (2018)  - A full-length multi animator project collab recreation of the original film.
- Shrek Is Love, Shrek Is Life  [NSFW]
- Bee Shrek Test in the House first opening (2007) by Stroke, music by SmegPod — a parody of Evangelion
- the force awakens au where everything is the same except “poe’s interrogation” scene audio is replaced with shrek’s “the muffin man” audio by sirenflorence
- "Why Shrek 2 is a Perfect Sequel" (2018) by Schaffrillas Productions
- An early Bee Shrek in the House photoset by vavonsch
- Lord Farquaad = @markiplier by cyndago, a fusion of Markiplier and Lord Farquaad, precursor to the popular "Lord Marquaad E" image meme
- shrek vs. thor coming to a cinema near you this spooky season! - Dan and Phil dress up as Shrek and Thor for Halloween 2015
- BBC News: “Shrek wedding for Jersey couple Paul and Heidi Bellas” 
- "Shrek fandom and its weird, crowdsourced, movie remake" by Quartz
- ”I Might Have Found A Discrepancy In The Shrek Universe” by cromchychipdip
- Fiona as an ESTJ by funkymbtifiction
- "So I heard a lot of newer homestuck fans are confused about why shrek was in the upd8 with Eridan sitting on his shoulder holding cotton candy" by thewhitewindywaves
Archives and Communities
- FanFiction.Net (FFN): Shrek stories and crossovers
- Archive of Our Own (AO3)
- Reddit: r/Shrek, r/Brogres, r/ShrekIsLove
- Written by Film_Fan (IMDB)
- Quartz (November 9, 2018). "Shrek fandom and its weird, crowdsourced, movie remake". YouTube.
- on pow-pau-pow at Tumblr
- gifset[Dead link] by theanimatedwonders at Tumblr
- Layers by Wizards_Pupil, a Bilbo/Thorin (the Hobbit) Shrek AU
- His Juices by Murmurs at AO3
- FORBIDDEN LOVES by Conspiracy at AO3
- Chat Noir Gives Shrek a Blowjob by Marinetthoughts at AO3
- Make American Green Again by orphan_account at AO3
- Shrek Category on Fanfiction.net
- See the Freeform: Shrek References and Freeform: Inspired by Shrek (Movies) tags on Archive of Our Own.