In an exclusive Connection
interview, the prince of
the swamp talks about his
fairy-tale life and his ogre ego
a grand-prize package,
including talking Shrek
and Donkey dolls, a
Shrek 2 DVD and a
Shrek 2 soundtrack. In
addition, 10 first-prize winners will receive a Shrek 2 DVD;
10 second-prize winners will receive a talking Shrek doll;
10 third-prize winners will receive a talking Donkey doll;
10 fourth-prize winners will receive a Shrek 2 soundtrack.
All winners will be selected by random drawing.
Entries must be postmarked by November 30, 2004.
Fill out and submit to the address listed below
for a chance to win.
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He may be a stinky, smelly ogre whose best friend is a real jackass, but Shrek’s Zip Code_______________________________
got one big thing going for him: self-assurance. He should be the poster child for Telephone (______) ____________________
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Bottom line for Shrek: He knows who he is, and he doesn’t care what anybody Please send your entry with your name, address and phone number
thinks of him. He’s just an ordinary guy who likes to have fun and hang out. Of course, to The Costco Connection, Shrek Drawing, P.O. Box 34088,
Seattle, WA 98124-1088. A drawing from the entries will be held
being married to the feisty Fiona has changed him a bit. No more all-night clubbing in on or about December 1, 2004. Winners will be notified by mail on
the swamp, and he’s even managed to tolerate some of his neighbors—or, as Shrek or about January 15, 2005. Odds of winning are determined by the
refers to them, “the fairy-tale things.” number of entries. Rules: No purchase necessary to enter. One
entry per address. One prize per family. Taxes may apply. Subject
In an exclusive Connection interview, the not-always-so-jolly green giant talks can- to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where pro-
didly about friendship, humanity and the prospects of being married…with, er, children. hibited. Employees of Costco Wholesale, Universal Home Video,
Dream Works and their families are not eligible for the drawing.
QHow old are you and how long Are you and Fiona planning on start-do ogres live? Q ing a family? Any chance there’s an
AI’m not sure how I feel about these ogre in the oven as we speak?
questions. How old am I? How long will
I live? I feel sorry for Puss—he’s gotta answer A That’s a wee bit personal, don’t
questions like these for eight more lives.
Does Fiona ever express regret over Q Q the decision to stay in her ogre state What’s your favorite dish? rather than having you both changed into
AI like to eat. In fact, I’m kinda hungry
now. Does Costco still carry those
1-gallon drums of horseradish? I love that
stuff! Donkey got me hooked on it while
he was a stallion. As Donkey likes to say,
“If it’s good enough for a horse, it’s good
enough for me!”
AI never really had a dish. The cable- beautiful people? What’s the best thing about being
smith says the dish won’t let me get Never! Fiona and I both agree that as Q married to Fiona?
local channels. Of course, sometimes I wish A an ogre she’s once, twice, three times We get to ride in the carriage-pool
I didn’t get the local channels. They started a lady. A lane wherever we go! Have you seen
showing the commercial for the episode of the traffic in Far, Far Away? It’s ridiculous!
Knights where me, Donkey and Puss get arrested—I’ll never hear the end of it. Fiona Q Did you enjoy being human while Everyone drives these huge sport-utility it lasted? carriages and there’s only one person in the
has it on TiVo and she shows it whenever we have guests over. How embarrassing! A I did, although I must say I was some- thing! You won’t catch me driving around what disappointed with my human ears. in an SUC.
They’re so small! I had a heckuva time
pulling the wax out of ’em.
QOgres have a reputation for being
pretty nasty, yet you’re actually quite
AAll I can say is,
everything you read in
the Far, Far Away
Times. Except for that
article about Pinocchio’s
nose job. Did you see
the before-and-after pictures? Ewwww! Never
trust a blacksmith to do a
QWhat do you like to do in your
spare time these days?
THE COSTCO CONNECTION
Shrek 2 is arriving on DVD and video in
November at most Costco warehouses.
A special Shrek 4-disc box set—
including Shrek, Shrek 2 and Shrek
3D—will also be available.
QWhat are the best and worst things
about being an ogre?
AThe worst part about being an ogre is
St. Patrick’s Day: “Yes, I know I’m
green. No, it’s not a bad Irish accent; it’s a
Scottish accent!” I love St. Patrick’s Day,
but the same thing happens to me every year.
QYou teach the other characters to look
beyond appearances. What do you
hope kids will learn from the two films?
AIt’s a hard lesson to learn, but sometimes you have to realize who you aren’t
before you realize who you really are. C
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