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Shrek the Halls (2007)

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This half-hour animated TV special features the Shrek characters putting their own spin on holiday traditions.

Director:

Gary Trousdale

Writers:

Gary Trousdale (screenplay), Sean Bishop (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mike Myers ... Shrek (voice)
Eddie Murphy ... Donkey (voice)
Cameron Diaz ... Princess Fiona (voice)
Antonio Banderas ... Puss in Boots (voice)
Sean Bishop Sean Bishop ... Townsman (voice)
Cody Cameron Cody Cameron ... Pinocchio / Three Pigs (voice)
Susan Fitzer Susan Fitzer ... Suzie Cookie (voice)
Christopher Knights Christopher Knights ... Blind Mice (voice)
Gary Trousdale ... Santa (voice)
Conrad Vernon ... Gingerbread Man (voice)
Aron Warner Aron Warner ... Wolf (voice)
Marissa Jaret Winokur ... Bookstore Clerk (voice)
Miles Bakshi ... Ogre Baby (voice) (as Miles Christopher Bakshi)
Nina Zoe Bakshi Nina Zoe Bakshi ... Ogre Baby (voice)
Dante James Hauser Dante James Hauser ... Ogre Baby (voice)
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Storyline

In Shrek the Halls, it is seen and realized that Shrek has no idea about what Christmas is and makes it clear to donkey that "Ogres don't celebrate Christmas",but in the end he gives in and decides to prepare for Christmas in his own " ogre" way. With the help of Fiona and their kids, he eventually gets ready for Christmas but there is a twist in the story but finally everything turns out fine

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Trivia

This is the first DreamWorks Animation's TV special. See more »

Quotes

Donkey: My mama used to always say, 'Christmas ain't Christmas till somebody cries!' Usually that someone's me.
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Connections

Referenced in Southwest Crispy Chicken Wrap (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Stop Believin'
Written by Steve Perry, Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain
Performed by Journey
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Funny and warming – reminded me why I loved the first Shrek film
17 March 2008 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

For many months Shrek has been ignoring Donkey's excitable babbling about Christmas. However it is only at the very last minute that he learns that this is something special to Fiona and the kids too. Going out in a rush to get things organised, Shrek buys a "how to" book on the perfect Christmas and sets about giving Fiona the perfect family Christmas. Problem is, Donkey has a different understanding of the word "family" than Shrek....

I hadn't seen Shrek The Third when I watched this but when one reviewer mentioned this short film as being the reason they had nothing good left for the film, I thought it was worth twenty or so minutes. And indeed it was as it produced a perfect piece of animated fun for Christmas Eve. The story is about the meaning of Christmas and it has a great moral at the end on how it doesn't have to be perfect because no family is. This worked better for me than the usual sugar coated Christmas ideals that get served up each year but this was a side issue for me as really I was there for the laughs.

Fortunately these are present in spades with the film being consistently funny with a hatful of really good laugh-out-loud moments. The German pigs are a treat and the gingerbread man's horrific experience with Santa is a clever reference as well as being very funny while Donkey of course does his usual fast talking stuff. Shrek and Fiona are, as normal, handed slightly weaker material as they are at the core of the film and thus not able to just drop in for a funny line or strong scene, but they are still fun. My favourite moment was Puss losing himself playing with a bauble ("I have shamed myself") – that had me rolling. The voice work is roundly good and the laughs are reasonably evenly spread out for everyone to get a bite.

Overall then a very funny and warming Christmas animation that demonstrates the sort of touch and humour that made us all love Shrek in the first place.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 2007 (USA) See more »

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