An animated treat for all ages. Our hero is a big green ogre, living happily in his swamp, minding his own business. The local landlord decides to evict all the fairytale characters from his lands, and dump them in the ogre's swamp, causing unbearable stress for the ogre. So, together with a donkey who has decided to make the ogre his best friend, our hero makes a deal: he will get his swamp back after he rescues a young woman from a castle, where she is guarded by a dragon. What no one counted on, was who would fall in love with who...
Voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow, Chris Miller, Conrad Vernon
Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Joe Stillman, Roger S.H. Schulman, based on the book by William Steig
Harry Gregson-Williams, John Powell, James McKee Smith
Juan Ruiz Anchía
Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
DreamWorks SKG, Pacific Data Images (PDI)
South African Media
The MoviesiteIan Douglas
Cape ArgusAdrian Monteath
Cape ArgusBianca Coleman
Cape TimesWilhelm Snyman
The StarJanine Walker
Die BurgerMariana Malan
Sunday TimesBarry Ronge
SA City LifeTony Jackman
eye Weekly (Canada)Jason Anderson
Box Office (USA)Wade Major
ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli
Total Film (UK)Dan Jolin
Film Review (UK)Jason Caro
Uncut (UK)Neil Smith
Empire (UK)Ian Nathan
Average .. 77%
Dion Scher (27)
Kobus de Beer (35)
Angel Kostov (19)
Robyn Eldon (17)
Francois van Vuuren (23)
Herman v Nokeyman (22)
Anna Cudlipp (45)
Craig Nicholson (24)
Jaco van der Merwe (32)
Average .. 90%
Ian Douglas: Ground-breaking animation and a delicious twist in the tale make this a family treat.
Dion Scher (27): What a brilliant movie, full of satire and humourous comedy, a treat for all ages. The graphics hit new heights in their realism. The story is well told and the characters lovable. A must see unless you hate animation, in which case my sympathies.
Francois van Vuuren (23): Excellent for both young and old. Definetley one of the better animated movies. Only drawback is the running time. Nonetheless a very interesting and nice ''popcorn'' movie.
Herman v Nokeyman (22): Brilliant animation and even more brilliant humour. Better than a romantic comedy !
Craig Nicholson (24): Excellent animation - better than Disney at least. Very humourous appealing to people in their 20's.
Jaco van der Merwe (32): One of the best movies of the year. An extremely clever and funny script with an hilarious characterization by Eddie Murphy. What a joy to watch!