HOLLYWOOD, CA (September 12, 2008) â€“ Youâ€™ll laugh ogre and ogre again as all of your favorite characters from the largest theatrical animated franchise ever celebrate the holidays as only they know how in DreamWorks Animationâ€™s Shrek the Halls, debuting on DVD November 4th. The delightfully original story and instant holiday classic garnered sensational ratings when it premiered on ABC in November of 2007, drawing by far the nightâ€™s highest ratings among adults ages 18-49 and averaging 22.7 million viewers. In fact, Shrek the Halls surpassed the ratings of â€œHow the Grinch Stole Christmasâ€ and had the best young adult rating for any entertainment program in the 8 oâ€™clock hour on any night and any network since the 2007 season finale of â€œAmerican Idolâ€. Featuring the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas, Shrek the Halls lets fans join in on the fun as Shrek celebrates his first Christmas with his new family and learns some important lessons about the spirit of the season.
The Shrek the Halls DVD features fun and interactive holiday-themed bonus material to get the whole family celebrating, including a sing-along version of â€œThe Twelve Days of Christmasâ€ starring the entire gang of characters from DreamWorks Animationâ€™s Madagascar, a unique take on â€œDeck The Hallsâ€ with the hilarious Madagascar penguins and sing-along lyrics, a Gingy Dunking Game that tests your matching skills, plus a Shrek Carnival Craze game demo and cheat codes. The DVD will be available as a single disc in either full screen or widescreen, as well as in a special two-pack with Shrek the Third and in limited edition holiday packages featuring Holiday Shrek, Holiday Puss, Holiday Donkey or Gingy plush characters.
DreamWorks Animationâ€™s SHREK THE HALLS DVD
The Shrek the Halls DVD delivers loads of holiday cheer with jolly bonus features to entertain fans of all ages:
Â¶ The Twelve Days of Christmas Sing Alongâ€”Join along and watch the entire Madagascar gang as they celebrate the holidays in style with their own take on the â€œTwelve Days of Christmas.â€ Sing along to the Madagascar-inspired lyrics, including â€œlemurs leaping, foosas fussing and a penguin who made a loud squeak!â€ In classic sing-along style, the words appear on screen as the characters perform.
Â¶ Deck The Halls Sing Alongâ€”â€œDeck the halls, itâ€™s time to party.â€ This is your chance to sing along with everyoneâ€™s favorite Penguins from Madagascar. Join Skipper, Private and Kowalski for their version of the classic holiday song as they get into the spirit of the season.
Â¶ Gingyâ€™s Dunking Gameâ€”Test your skills at being a master baker and make sure you have plenty of flour as you try to match the Gingerbread cookies that come out of the oven with the Gingy that appears on screen.
Â¶ Shrek Carnival Craze video game demo and cheat code
Â¶ DreamWorks Animation Video Jukebox
DREAMWORKS ANIMATIONâ€™S SHREK THE HALLS SYNOPSIS
Just when Shrek thought he could finally sit back, relax and enjoy his happily ever after with his new family, the most joyous of all holidays arrives. It’s Christmas Eve, and everyone is filled with holiday cheer, except for Shrek. He isn’t exactly the picture of yuletide joy, but for the sake of Fiona and the kids, he tries to get into the spirit of things as only an ogre can. Unfortunately, everyone seems to have their own ideas about what Christmas is all about, so when Donkey, Puss In Boots, Gingy and the whole gang try to join in on the fun, Shrek’s plans for a cozy family celebration end up spiraling into one truly unforgettable Christmas.
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DreamWorks Animation is principally devoted to developing and producing computer generated, or CG, animated feature films. With world-class creative talent, a strong and experienced management team and advanced CG filmmaking technology and techniques, DreamWorks Animation makes high quality CG animated films meant for a broad movie-going audience. The Company has theatrically released a total of sixteen animated feature films, including Shrek, Shrek 2, Shark Tale, Madagascar, Over the Hedge, Shrek the Third, Bee Movie and Kung Fu Panda. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa opens in theaters on November 7, 2008 and Monsters vs. Aliens, the Companyâ€™s first film produced in 3D, is slated for a domestic release date of March 27, 2009.
DreamWorks Animationâ€™s most successful franchise to date, the Shrek series began with the acquisition of William Steigâ€™s book in 1990, with the original â€œShrekâ€ going on to win the Academy AwardÂ® for Best Animated Feature in 2001. The sequel, â€œShrek 2,â€ proved even more popular than the first, practically doubling the worldwide box office take of the original to become the third highest-grossing film of all time. â€œShrek the Third,â€ the latest installment, recently wrote box office history by scoring the biggest opening weekend ever for an animated film.
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