Movie bosses behind the Shrek franchise have voiced their displeasure after characters from the film series were featured in a saucy shoot with a men's magazine.
The famous green ogre, voiced by Mike Myers in the films, was shown posing alongside scantily-clad models in the latest issue of Vman magazine, while other characters including Princess Fiona, Puss In Boots and Donkey also made appearances in the controversial images.
Puss In Boots was pictured being fed grapes by a bare-chested male model and Donkey was shown cuddling a brunette dressed in saucy lingerie.
Executives at Hollywood studio Paramount agreed to let magazine bosses use the characters, but admit they weren't impressed with the final result - insisting they wouldn't have signed up to the shoot if they had known about the sexy nature of the images.
A representative for Paramount says, "While we do respect Vman's creative vision, the shoot did not turn out the way originally envisioned when the idea was first presented by the magazine. In hindsight, we would have declined to include the Shrek characters in such a magazine spread."
The controversy comes just weeks before the next movie, Shrek Forever After, is due to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York later this month (21Apr10).