Episode 79

Shrek

Published on: 4th February, 2021

Once upon a time, there was a brave knight, who went to the tallest tower of the scariest castle on his noble steed, to vanquish the dragon and save the beautiful princess held captive within. The knight and the princess fall in love, but she was destined to marry another. The knight stops the wedding as they admit their love. They live happily ever after. The end.


Peel back those onion layers for an alternative take on the fairy tales of old, and a big middle finger from Jeffrey Katzenberg to Michael Eisner as we take a deep dive into Shrek's swamp, talk about its difficult beginnings, the premature death of its main voice actor and its attempts to subvert fairy tale genres before succumbing to become the very thing it wanted to subvert!


In many ways, it's hard to believe this movie is 21 years old. In other ways, it shows its age. Not on the poop and fart jokes though, they're timeless!



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Music by Chloe Enticott - Compositions by Chloe Facebook

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Verbal Diorama
The podcast on the history and legacy of movies you know, and movies you don't.
Hi. I'm Em. I love movies. I also talk a lot. A podcast was therefore inevitable...

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