TIL Shrek was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”

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The Library of Congress’s National Film Registry picks 25 films every year. This is the full list of 2020: Suspense (1913) Kid Auto Races at Venice (1914) Bread (1918) The Battle of the Century (1927) With Car and Camera Around the World (1929) Cabin in the Sky (1943) Outrage (1950) The Man With the Golden Arm (1955) Lilies of the Field (1963) A Clockwork Orange (1971) Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (1971) Wattstax (1973) Grease (1978) The Blues Brothers (1980) Losing Ground (1982) Illusions (1982) The Joy Luck Club (1993) The Devil Never Sleeps (1994) Buena Vista Social Club (1999) The Ground (1993-2001) Shrek (2001) Mauna Kea: Temple Under Siege (2006) The Hurt Locker (2008) The Dark Knight (2008) Freedom Riders (2010)


It’s funny that people consider Shrek a joke these days, when in reality, it’s one of the most important films ever.. for better or worse. Dreamworks and Shrek were made with the intention of knocking Disney off their high horse, which it did. Remember, 2D animation was dying due to lack of interest, and Shrek was seen as revolutionary in its mocking of Disney tropes. Disney even started copying that and, even to this day, mock their old fairy tale conventions because of Shrek. It pretty much paved the way for other animated films that followed its trends, though that also meant its downsides. This was the film that made Dreamworks decide to use pop culture songs and dance parties at the end, which pretty much most other animation studios followed too. As much as the later films felt into the tropes it popularized and his meme status, the first Shrek film has left a lasting impact and the character has evolved in various pop culture statuses. That’s more than you can say for a vast majority of animated characters


I mean, it won an oscar.


Shrek is love. Shrek is life.


shrek and remember the titans got a lot of substitute teachers through some hard times