When a green ogre called Shrek discovers his swamp has been 'swamped' with all sorts of fairytale creatures by the scheming Lord Farquaad, Shrek sets out, with a very loud donkey by his side, to 'persuade' Farquaad to give his swamp back. Instead, a deal is made. Farquaad, who wants to become the King, sends Shrek to rescue Princess Fiona, who is waiting for her one true love. But once they head back with Fiona, it starts to become apparent that not only does Shrek like Fiona, but Fiona is keeping something secret.
|nudity||In a couple of scenes, the top of Shrek's butt is seen. The main antagonist Lord Farquad, is see naked in bed and is looking at photos of princesses. During a sequence of Dancing Puppets, they sing"...Shine your shoes, wipe your ...". They then show their rear ends with their pants partly down. The line details are visible. When Fiona tries to get an arrow off Shrek, she pulls it off and accidentally rolls on top of him. Then Donkey comes around and notices. To which he says: "Look, if you want to be alone, all you have to do is ask, OK?"|
|violence||Donkey tips over a big barrel to squash some warriors. Shrek takes some more out with a series of pro wrestling moves. Robin Hood and his men show up and he briefly holds a knife on Shrek. Fiona, however, goes into martial arts mode and takes out all of the men (with punches and kicks, etc.) with one of them shooting an arrow at her and Shrek. We then see that the arrow struck Shrek in the behind (no blood or gore, although she has to pull it out and we then see what looks like a tiny bit of blood on just the arrow). A dragon chases villagers around a kingdom. The people are screaming. In Fiona's castle their are many skeletons, armor of dead warriors, and various bones of men killed by Dragon. Shrek and Fiona blow up a frog and a snake like balloons and let go of them floating up towards the sky. They both most likely died a slow and painful death. Fiona singing causes a bird to explode. Donkey lifts his leg over a campfire as if to extinguish it through urination (shown briefly from a distance). Lord Farquaad is eaten by Dragon. This is mildly amusing.|
|profanity||4 uses of damn, 5 uses of ass, 1 use of crap, 1 brief and quick use of hell (very noticeable). 1 use of "jackass" A character is named Lord Farquad (a play on Fuckwad)|
|alcohol||After Farquaad announces that whoever kills Shrek will be announced champion of some contest, the ogre picks up a mug and asks why they can't settle this over a pint. When Farquaad refuses, Shrek quickly downs the ale. He then opens a spigot on a barrel that sends a torrent of ale toward his attackers, knocking them down. While Farquaad is in bed he is seen drinking a martini.|
|frightening||When Shrek lets out a monstrous roar toward some villagers who've come after them, that might be a bit unsettling or even scary for some of the younger viewers (although he does so for fun to scare them away). Once Shrek and Donkey are inside the castle where Fiona lives, various sights inside it might be unsettling or scary for younger viewers. Among them are various skeletons of men who previously tried to rescue the Princess, the general decrepit and somewhat spooky looking state of the castle, and then the huge, fire-breathing dragon that chases after Donkey, shooting fire at him and seemingly attempting to kill him. Later, however, they learn that the dragon is a girl who becomes smitten with Donkey, so some of that scary edge is removed from it (although it later chases after them again).|