Shrek

Continuity mistake: When Fiona tears a piece of bark off a tree to make a door for the cave, the shape of the bark is different from the bare spot on the tree. (00:45:15)

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Shrek is tangling the dragon's chain around the pillars, you notice that when Shrek crosses his own path, he jumps over the chain, but the dragon doesn't, so it would've been tripped over by the chain. And to make matters worse, when you see the camera focusing on Shrek, right before he tells Fiona and Donkey to head towards the exit, you can see the chain is high enough to run underneath without having to duck. (00:39:20)

Continuity mistake: In the scene with Lord Farquaad and the Gingerbread Man, Farquaad crumples one of the Gingerbread Man's legs into dust, and some crumbs fall out of his hand. When he opens his hands again, there is no sign of any crumbs. The only way that this is possible is for every last bit of gingerbread to fall out of his clenched fist. (00:16:45)

Continuity mistake: When Shrek and the donkey are looking at the stars, in one shot Orion's Belt (three bright stars in a row) is right next to the moon, but in the next shot of the stars it's not.

Continuity mistake: At the end of the movie, the bouquet of flowers that the dragon has in its mouth switches sides. At first it's on the same side as donkey, then jumps to the other side in the wide shot.

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Continuity mistake: At the start of the film, Shrek is painting his "Ogre Beware" sign, you will notice that quite a bit of the top left corner of the board is missing. When he hangs the board on the post it is the opposite corner that is gone. He did not paint on both sides. (00:02:35)

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Fiona: Wait! Where are you going? The exit's over there.
Shrek: Well, I have to save my ass.
Fiona: What kind of knight are you?
Shrek: One of a kind.

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

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Question: In theatrical trailers, when the dwarves put Snow White on Shrek's table, he says "Dead girl off the table." In the real movie, however, "girl" becomes "broad", according to the subtitles. Is there a reason why?

Susan Kirk

Chosen answer: This is most likely because "broad" isn't too nice of a word, and children of any age could watch the trailer. Parents wouldn't want their children to copy inapropriate language, obviously.

s.ounder

Answer: Broad is just a slang word meaning Woman. It was historically a bad word, but now it's not.

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