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


Trivia: 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 that it gave the filmmakers the idea for the gag.


Trivia: 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.


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


Trivia: 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.


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

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


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

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Trivia: 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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Trivia: 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.


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


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


Continuity mistake: Sometimes Shrek's front door opens outwards, at other times inwards, yet it can't be "two-way" because whenever it closes, it slams against the frame. (00:10:55 - 00:13:45)

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Little pig: Lord Farquad did. He huffed and he puffed and he... Signed an eviction notice.

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Question: Where did the inspiration for Shrek's ears come from?

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Chosen answer: The Andorians on Star Trek.

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