Shrek

Shrek (2001)

32 mistakes

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where the mirror is brought in for Lord Farquaad, Gingerbread Man lies on a tray on the table. When the mirror is shown, and it cuts back to Lord Farquaad, the tray is moved to the other side of the table. (00:17:25)

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Shrek falls through the roof of the castle, in the shots where Fiona is in the background you can see the flower pot is on a table next to the pillow on the bed. However when Fiona reaches to get the flowers she reached down to the floor and not back towards the table with the flowers on. (00:35:10)

Continuity mistake: When the magic mirror is brought in, we see the chain and hook that it is supposed to go on. Yet after the mirror is hung up, we pan around from the back of the mirror to the front and it appears that the chain has been attached to the back plate of the mirror. Where did the hook go? (00:17:30)

Padzter

Continuity mistake: When they are dining the second time, Shrek accidentally drops a cooked mouse, but when they stand up, the mouse is not there. (00:59:20)

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)

Revealing mistake: When Donkey and Shrek are walking through the garden area, they pass some sheaves of wheat (presumably.) If you look carefully, you will notice that the wheat stalks were cut, not pulled up, but what were they cut from? There is only bare earth. (00:27:45)

Sol Parker

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.

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

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Question: In a movie with talking ogres, pigs, mice, wolves, and all sorts of animals, why is everyone so surprised to find a talking donkey?

Carl Missouri

Chosen answer: Who is "everyone"? The only person surprised he can talk is the one human who is processing the fairytale creatures for banishment, and this was used as a plot device to highlight a joke (between him flying and talking).

MovieFan612 Premium member

Fiona also says "it talks", after he "saves his ass."

To be fair, she was locked in a castle for the majority of her life, so she wouldn't know that donkeys would be able to talk.

And yet he wasn't the only one surprised by it; watch the scene again and Fiona was surprised, too.

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