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"Shrek 2" is a delightful tapestry of animated storytelling woven with a rich array of references and parodies that pay homage to various movies, literature, songs, and pop culture icons. From playful nods to classics like "The Matrix," "Ghostbusters," and "The Wizard of Oz" to clever spins on Disney tales such as "Beauty and the Beast" and "Cinderella," this animated sequel intricately weaves these cultural touchstones into its storyline. Each reference adds layers of humor and depth, creating a movie that appeals not only to its primary audience but also to older viewers familiar with these beloved cultural references.

We all know and love that onion-like ogre! He is so relatable, and that is no coincidence; his movies reference everything pop-culture!And so, to understand the vast cultural impact of the second film of the Shrek franchise, take a look at the video!

The Shrek movie saga draws inspiration from William Steig's 1990 children's book titled "Shrek!" While the films expand far beyond the original story, Steig's book introduced the world to the grumpy, green ogre named Shrek, albeit in a more succinct and darker tone than the animated movies. The essence of the story revolves around a misunderstood ogre who embarks on unexpected adventures, challenging traditional fairy tale tropes and emphasizing the importance of inner beauty and self-acceptance. The films build upon this foundation, crafting a vibrant universe filled with humor, heart, and a celebration of individuality.

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975)the dinner scene when Shrek, Fiona, and the rest of the family yell each other's names in the quickest and most hilarious way, is an homage to when Brad, Janet, and the rest of the cast yell each others name in Frank's lab.

FRANKENSTEIN (1931)The creation of Mongo (the giant gingerbread man) by Shrek, Gingy and the Muffin man; is a direct reference to the "Monster"s creation if Frankenstein.Gingy even shouts "It's alaive!" just like his parallel Henry Frankenstein.

FLASHDANCE (1983)At the end of the movie, when all the characters are singing, Puss in Boots blows our minds recreating the iconic Flasshdance scene to "Livin' La Vida Loca"

ALIEN (1979)During their walk in the forest, Shrek and Donkey encounter Puss in Boots, who does a great impression of the chestburster that killed John Hurt in "Alien", during his attack.

SPIDERMAN (2002)The famous upside-down kiss between Peter and Jane is recreated cleverly in the honeymoon montage at the beginning of the movie.

LORD OF THE RINGS (2001)At the beginning of the movie, during the honeymoon montage of Shrek and Fiona, we see moment where Fiona's weeding band falls on her finger in the style of "The Lord of the Rings"

COPS (1983 - )When Shrek, Donkey and Puss in Boots are arrested in Far Far Away, their arrest is aired on true cime-style TV showed called "Knights" modeled after "COPS"

¡"Shrek 2" is an animated film that continues the adventures of Shrek. In this sequel, Shrek and Fiona return from their honeymoon to find Fiona's parents unaware that she's married an ogre. The movie follows their attempt to win over Fiona's parents while dealing with a conniving Fairy Godmother and her son, Prince Charming. Packed with humor, memorable characters, and a heartwarming storyline, "Shrek 2" is a hilarious and charming tale about love, acceptance, and being true to oneself.

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE (1996)When Shrek, Puss in Boots and Donkey are captured and imprisoned, Pinocchio models the moves of Ethan Hunt in the "Mission:Impossible" movie in order to save them.


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THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)The iconic entrance of Glinda the Good Witch is paralleled in the film by the entrance of the Fairy Godmother inside a bubble to Fiona's room .