William Steig (1907–2003)

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William H. Steig was an American author from Brooklyn, New York who was known for writing the book Shrek, which got adapted into a successful animated film franchise by DreamWorks starring Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas. He passed away at Boston in 2003, 2 years after the first Shrek film came out. See full bio »

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Shrek Writer
Shrek 2 Writer


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 2023 Untitled Shrek Reboot (based upon the book by) (announced)
 2018 Shrek Retold (based upon the book by)
 2014 New Shrek! (TV Mini Series) (based on Shrek created by)
 2013 Shrek the Musical (based on the book by)
 2011 The Pig Who Cried Werewolf (Video short) (based upon the book by)
 2011 Shrek: Thriller Night (Short) (based upon the book by)
 2010 Donkey's Christmas Shrektacular (Short) (based upon the book by)
 2010 Scared Shrekless (TV Short) (based upon the book by)
 2010 Shrek Forever After (based upon the book by)
 2007 Shrek the Halls (TV Short) (book "Shrek!")
 2007 Shrek the Third (based upon the book by)
 2004 Far Far Away Idol (Video short) (book "Shrek!" - uncredited)
 2004 Shrek 2: Beg for Mercy! (Video Game) (based on characters created by)
 2004 Shrek 2 (based upon the book by)
 2003 Shrek: The Ghost of Lord Farquaad (Video short) (characters)
 2001 Shrek (based upon the book by)
 2000 Pete's a Pizza (Short) (book)
 1997 Chris Farley as Shrek (Short) (based on characters created by)
 1996 Shrek: I Feel Good (Short) (based on characters created by)
 1993 Sylvester and the Magic Pebble (Short) (book)
 1979-1991 Jackanory (TV Series) (book - 13 episodes)
- The Real Thief: Part 3 (1991) ... (book)
- The Real Thief: Part 2 (1991) ... (book)
- The Real Thief: Part 1 (1991) ... (book)
- Dominic: Part 5 (1990) ... (book)
- Dominic: Part 4 (1990) ... (book)
 1989 Brave Irene (Short) (book)
 1989 Long Ago and Far Away (TV Series) (based on the book by - 1 episode)
- Abel's Island (1989) ... (based on the book by)
 1988 Abel's Island (Video short) (book)
 1985 The Amazing Bone (Short) (book)
 1984 Doctor DeSoto (Short) (book)
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When Everybody Wore a Hat" (children's book)

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I think I feel a little differently than other people do. For some reason I've never felt grown up. See more »


He was a night person who preferred to work in the evenings and seldom got out of bed before noon. See more »

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