Shrek (voiced by Mike Myers) is a huge green ogre with a heart. His ambition in life is simple - to live in peace in his swamp. But things don't go to plan. First, magical creatures arrive at his swamp looking for help, including Donkey (Eddie Murphy). Then, he has to free Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) from a tower, evading a huge dragon, for the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow). But happiness is just around the corner, as Princess Fiona turns out to be an ogre just like him! In the sequels, Fiona and Shrek get married, have kids, and travel to Far Far Away to meet Fiona's parents. With animation of the highest calibre, the Shrek series of movies is possibly the only real competitor to the Pixar stranglehold on the genre.