Dreamworks Is Proud And Honored As Shrek Is Inducted Into The National Film Registry


Dreamworks animated franchise film “Shrek” along with 25 other films have been inducted by The National Film Registry at the Library of Congress for preservation and the makers of the film are proud and honoured.

The official handle of Dreamworks just confirmed the news on social media. It said, “DreamWorks Animation is proud and honored for Shrek to be inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry for 2020. Established by the National Film Preservation Act of 1988, the National Film Preservation Board works to ensure the survival, conservation and increased public availability of America’s film heritage”

“We couldn’t be happier for Shrek to join the ranks of some of the most moving, transformative, and important films which have made lasting cultural impacts around the world. #NatFilmRegistry” read the full note.

Shrek is a 2001 animated comedy film loosely based on the 1990 fairy tale picture book of the same name by William Steig. Directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson in their directorial debuts, it stars Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and John Lithgow as the voices of the lead characters. The film parodies other fairy tale adaptations, primarily aimed at animated Disney films.

Other notable films on this year’s list include Sidney Poitier’s first Oscar-winning film, 1963’s Lilies of the Field; Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 classic A Clockwork Orange; the John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John smash musical Grease; Melvin Van Peebles’ 1971 Blaxploitation staple, Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song; and the 2008’s war drama, The Hurt Locker, for which Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win Best Director at the Oscars.

The 2020 list also features a pair of notable music documentaries: 1973’s Wattstax, which chronicled Stax Records’ famed 1972 concert at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum several years after the Watts uprising; and 1999’s Buena Vista Social Club, about Ry Cooder’s trip to Cuba to reunite some of the most renowned musicians of the pre-Castro era.

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