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Shrek

The name for Shrek comes from the German word "Schreck", which means a fright or a scare.

It cost over 1 million dollars to reanimate Shrek with a Scottish accent.

There are 36 unique locations in Shrek - more than any other computer-animated film.

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Shrek took more than four years to produce. One of the reasons it took so long was that Chris Farley had been cast as the voice of Shrek, but he died in late 1997 from a drug overdose in the middle of production. His lines had to be re-recorded by Mike Myers.

Mike Myers actually does the voice for two characters: Shrek and one of the Three Blind Mice.

A fairy godmother named Dama Fortuna was originally included in the movie, but was cut out in the beginning of the movie's production. However, Dama Fortuna will be included in 'Shrek 2' (2004).

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Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, and Mike Myers never met during the recording for the movie.

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Mike Myers actually read opposite his wife Robin when recording his lines for the climactic love scene at the end of the movie.

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In the scene where Lord Farquaad is in bed, watch as they pan up to him, you'll see the bear skin rug on his floor is actually the Momma Bear from The Three Bears. Baby bear can actually be seen crying in the huge gathering outside Shrek's cabin.

When Shrek opens his door and sees all the fairy tale creatures in his swamp, look in the lower right hand corner of the screen and you'll see Pinnochio picking a fight with one of the dwarfs.

The scene where Fiona impressed Shrek with her loud burp was added to the film courtesy of Cameron Diaz. Diaz gave such a loud belch after drinking some Coke during recording, which gave the movie makers the idea for the gag.

"Shrek" was the first winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

In one of the three storyboard scenes that were never animated, Fiona was born an ogre.

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Quotes

Gingy: Ok, ok...I'll tell you. Do you know the Muffin Man?
Farquad: The Muffin Man?
Gingy: The Muffin Man.
Farquad: Yes, I know the Muffin Man. Who lives on Drury Lane?
Gingy: Well...she's married to...the Muffin Man.
Farquad: The Muffin Man?
Gingy: The Muffin Man!
Farquad: She's married to the Muffin Man?

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Mistakes

In the scene immediately following Fiona's thrashing of Robin Hood and his Merry Men, Shrek is holding Donkey and they are staring at Fiona in disbelief. When Shrek drops Donkey and turns to follow Fiona, you can see his entire backside and it's unpierced. In the next scene, Fiona discovers an arrow in his rump that wasn't there before.

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