Believe it or not, but the ideas behind the mega-successful Shrek DreamWorks CGI film franchise didn’t spring fully-developed from the minds of the studio execs. The movies are based on a wonderfully quirky children’s book written years earlier by William Steig: Shrek!. The first film and the original book have a lot in common, but there are differences. For one, Shrek is slightly less lovable in Steig’s work than on the silver screen.
For the past several weeks, we’ve been reading Shrek! in our P2 classes. In the photo at top, you can see the class acting out the parts of the flowers and trees that leaned away from Shrek as he passed by to put as much distance as possible between themselves and Shrek’s awful fumes.
Guess who filled in for Shrek?