“Scared Shrekless”
a review by Darby O’Gill

DreamWorks Animation is bringing back the holiday special once again this year, with two all-new specials. First up is Scared Shrekless, which is this year’s Halloween special. You might remember last year’s Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space, This year we’re getting Shrek and the gang telling some of their best scary stories. I’ve got to tell you, after the last two Shrek movies, I was definitely starting to loose my faith in the franchise, but this special has without a doubt brought it back to its original roots. Unlike the most resent movie, Scared Shrekless is chockfull of clever and witty jokes that play off of the original Fairy Tales. You know, all that stuff that made the first Shrek movie so good; from the Bride of Gingy, to a Puss and Donkey story-off… Okay, that sounded a little dirty. If you missed last night’s special, don’t freak out. You’ll get another chance this Saturday night on NBC. Also be sure to set your DVRs for this year’s Christmas special featuring Kung Fu Panda, which airs on November 24th. I don’t want to take full credit for it, but I did ask for it in my Merry Madagascar review last year. So, just saying…