The Shrek franchise has never been shy about making fun of Disney.
of Shrek The movie takes great pleasure in tweaking the nose of its mouse-eared rival at Disney. The early films in particular focused heavily on riffing on the studio’s various fairytale classics. Puss in Boots: Last Wish It garners some very sharp bargains, especially with the movie’s central rising star and Jiminy Cricket’s satirical corker.
But it takes a villain to really drive the point home, last wish Find the ideal character to overshadow Mickey’s gang. “Big Jack” Horner, one of the movie’s many villains, is an avid collector of magic items. All of them give the movie another playful burb at Disney’s expense.
Jack Horner the Puss in Boots is a voracious collector
the movie Shrek The universe often lives and dies by villains. Jack Horner is last wish work. He’s a spoiled rich boy who’s obsessed with magic, and since he doesn’t have one of his own, he uses profits from the pie factory and his crew, a dozen bakers, to He is collecting as many mystical items as possible. move it.
It’s an inspirational and highly entertaining idea that makes Jack a source of comic relief and tension. It contains atrocities under the gag, such as a hand called the “Midas Touch” that it uses to turn people into gold. The topper is presumably a collection of baby unicorn horns used as crossbow bolts, turning attacked victims into glitter and confetti. It pales in comparison.
Jack Horner continues the long-standing tradition of Shrek making fun of Disney
Shrek Criticism of Disney goes all the way back to the first film, when Disney expatriate Jeffrey Katzenberg was running DreamWorks. The villain of the first film, Lord Farquaad, is a thinly veiled caricature of then-Disney boss Michael Eisner, whose kingdom’s authoritarian rule is open to Katzenberg’s former boss. It was Swipe.
In Jack’s case, many of his merch have an unmistakable Disney imprint. And, as always, they are often the subject of jokes. Includes a magic carpet version of Aladdin where everyone walks around, and Cinderella’s pumpkin his coach who transforms into his dozen battle his wagon. Most of them, including Jiminy Cricket, who is officially part of the collection, have been abused, such as the familiar carpet, his bag, and the flying umbrella, which are rarely willing to let go of their near-perfect owners. was.
Together, they provide the film with a literal bag of tricks that can be pulled out whenever you want to poke Disney. Disney’s appropriation of fairy tales in a greedy way, and the belief that when it comes to the genre, too much is never enough. is very easy to understand. last wish It turns ideas into memorable villains and sometimes sly comments to rival studios that are hard to share.
Cat in Boots: The Last Wish is now in theaters to see Jack Horner’s Disney production.