In order to preserve his space and solitude in the forest, an ogre, Shrek, makes a bargain with a short-statured Lord to bring back the cursed Princess Fiona from a tower guarded by a fire breathing dragon. Shrek, voiced by Michael Myers, pairs with Donkey, a chatterbox voiced by Eddie Murphy for his epic journey. To everyone's suprise, Shrek and Fiona begin to fall for each other but their love seems ill fated since Shrek's mission is to return the Princess so she can marry Lord Farquad. The tension mounts as Fiona frets that her curse will be revealed before it can be broken by true love's first kiss. Shrek sulks away, broken hearted, as the wedding is about to begin, but with the help of donkey, he changes his mind and interrupts the wedding to declare his love for Fiona. When they kiss, everyone is suprised as Fiona changes into her fated true form. When the curse's magic is undone, her new beautiful ogre body is a shock to everyone. The truth leaves Shrek and Fiona very happy and they travel off to start their life together.