Return on “Shrek”, animated parody of the universe of fairy tales signed Dreamworks, and on all the easter eggs which are hidden inside.
A nod to the Dreamworks logo, a hidden ant, a Disneyland parody or even a tribute to The Matrix … Back to all the details, references, winks and easter eggs hidden in the first installment of the Shrek saga .
From the first scene of Shrek, a little nod to the famous Dreamworks studios logo – a crescent moon on which a child fishes – appears on the bathroom door where the green ogre is located.
Peter Pan the traitor!
Towards the beginning of the film, when Lord Farquaad’s soldiers stalk the magical creatures, we can see that some fairy tale characters are capable of the worst betrayals to collect some gold coins. Indeed, while Gepetto is busy delivering his own son Pinocchio without the slightest qualm, right behind him, a boy who looks like two drops of water like Peter Pan seems about to sell his friend Tinker Bell, whom he holds. in a cage.
A little later, when the Donkey begins to levitate, the child cries out “He can fly!” in reference to the famous Disney classic song “You can fly!”
Impossible to notice it if you do not know where to look for it! But by squinting your eyes in front of this gatehouse and increasing the brightness of your screen, in the scene where Shrek and the Donkey arrive at Lord Farquaad’s castle, you can observe the presence of … Z, the protagonist of the very first animated feature film from Dreamworks studios: Ant.
It’s A Small World
A real parody of Disneyland (in the same way as Shrek laughs at fairy tales), Lord Farquaad’s citadel borrows most of its codes from the famous amusement parks of the big-eared firm. We can thus observe queues in serpentine, mascots with enormous heads, flower beds with the effigy of Farquaad (instead of Mickey), and of course dolls singing a heady melody.
Rather disturbing given that Shrek was released in theaters in 2001, three years before the creation of Mark Zuckerberg’s famous social network. Yet today, when seen floating on the blue and white banners of his castle, Lord Farquaad’s emblem inevitably reminds us of the Facebook logo.
A horrible hidden detail
Were you looking for further proof of the cruelty of which Lord Farquaad is capable? There she is ! While the 3 bears of Goldilocks were locked in cages at the beginning of the film, we can notice a little later in the feature film that the mother bear ended up transformed into a bedside table, in the bedroom of the film. ruthless tyrant.
In Trinity’s Footsteps
When Fiona confronts Robin Hood and his minions in the second part of the film, her kick freezes for a moment, and the camera spins around her 180 ° before she finishes her movement. This is a little nod to a famous fight scene from Matrix, released only two years ago.
How to cook a knight?
Before receiving a visit from Shrek, the strap that holds Fiona prisoner at the top of her tower apparently had fun cooking nice little dishes with the leftovers of the knights who were trying to free the princess. Evidenced by this gigantic cooking manual, open to the page of “chivalrous delicacies”.
When Fiona gives Shrek a cotton candy made with a stick and cobwebs, she can be seen discreetly licking her fingertips after releasing the “treat”. A rather subtle clue to his true identity as an ogress, still unknown to viewers at that time in the film.
We do not touch the dragons!
At the end of the film, when the strap comes to free Fiona and rid her of Lord Farquad, she demolishes a stained-glass window bearing the image of the latter with a flick of her paw. However, only a small part of the canopy – the one that represented one of its fellow dragons – ultimately remains in place.