Shrek the Musical
Shrek the Musical
- 2h 10m
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The greatest fairy tale never told comes to life as never before in Shrek The Musical, the award-winning Broadway musical based on the smash-hit movie! Featuring a fantastic score of 17 all-new songs, along with unforgettable characters and outrageous humor, Shrek The Musical is ogre-sized fun for the whole family!
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Common Sense Says
Musical version is edgier, not as fun as animated movie.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Shrek the Musical is a DVD release of the Broadway musical based on the Shrek animated movie. It has basically the same plot and characters and even much of the same dialogue as is in the original Shrek movie but with added song-and-dance numbers. As with its predecessor, it has quite a bit of adult innuendo, potty humor, and gross-out jokes, though the musical does seem to have a bit more adult humor than the cartoon. The play also adds more backstory to main characters Shrek and Fiona, both of which are quite dark and a little scary: Shrek is sent off by his parents at age 7 to fend for himself, and Fiona is sent to live in a tower alone as a young girl. There's also some mild profanity ("damn" and "hell") and some scary scenes with characters being threatened with execution and Shrek being chased by townsfolk with torches and pitchforks. The big bad wolf sings, "They tore my granny dress and called me a hot and tranny mess."
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- Release Date:May 21, 2010
- Highest Available for Purchase:HD