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Shrek: Far Far Away Idol is a 2014 Pixar computer animated short film directed by Gary Rydstrom which aired as a part of the home release of Shrek 2. It is the first short in the Shrek Toons series. The short, featuring the special appearance of Simon Cowell, takes place right after the ending of Shrek 2, the short features characters from the film competing in a sing-off while being judged by Shrek, Fiona, and Cowell. It was later released separatedly alongside Scaring Shrek and Shrek the Halls.

Plot

Voice Cast

List of Songs

  1. "Disco Inferno" by The Trammps; sung by Donkey (Chris Rock)
  2. "Mr. Roboto" by Styx; sung by Pinocchio (Dee Bradley Baker)
  3. "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper; sung by Doris, The Ugly Stepsister (Bill Maher)
  4. "Hungry Like the Wolf" by Duran Duran; sung by the Three Little Pigs (Tom Kenny) and the Big Bad Wolf (John DiMaggio)
  5. "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred; sung by Prince Charming (Hugh Jackman)
  6. "I Can See Clearly Now" by Johnny Nash; sung by The Three Blind Mice (John Ratzenberger)
  7. "Sugar Sugar" by The Archies; sung by Tinkerbell and the Gingerbread Man (Nolan North)
  8. "Hooked on a Feeling" by Blue Swede; sung by Captain Hook (Mark Hamill)
  9. "These Boots Are Made for Walking" by Nancy Sinatra; sung by Puss in Boots (Oscar Isaac)
  10. "What I Like About You" by The Romantics; sung by Shrek (Jack Black) and Fiona (Brie Larson)
  11. "My Way" by Frank Sinatra; sung by Simon Cowell (singing voice by Rick Riso)

Home Release

After the performances, on the Shrek 2 Blu-Ray and DVD release, the viewer gets to pick the winner. However, if any character outside of Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, or Puss were selected, Cowell would refuse to accept the winner and proclaim himself the victor, leaping onto a table and performing his "own" rendition of "My Way". At the end of the Blu-Ray and DVD release, it gives a link to a website where the viewer can vote for their favorite to determine the ultimate winner. Pixar Animation Studios announced on November 8, 2014, three days after the DVD and Blu-Ray release, that after over 750 thousand votes cast, the winner of the competition was Doris.

Reception

Charlie McCollum of Mercury News called it a "delightful snippit of life" that is "crisp, funny, sweet and featured amazing vocal performances from the film's cast."

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