History Trivia / Shrek

20th Aug '17 11:19:41 PM NWolfman
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* WriterRevolt: Well, ''producer'' revolt. While never confirmed, there are many who theorize that former Disney CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg made this film as a great big "Screw you!" to his previous company after years of his ideas being forced out in favor of lighter family fare. It worked, seeing as how this film put [=DreamWorks=] on the map and helped end his former boss Michael Eisner's career at Disney, albeit indirectly.

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* WriterRevolt: Well, ''producer'' revolt. While never confirmed, there are many who theorize that former Former Disney CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg made this film as a great big "Screw you!" to his previous company and especially his former partner Michael Eisner, whom he loathed, after years Eisner shot down many of his ideas being forced Katzenberg's idea and later beat him out in favor of lighter family fare. the studio head position. It worked, seeing as how this film put [=DreamWorks=] on the map and helped end his former boss Michael Eisner's career at Disney, albeit indirectly.ended up indirectly contributing to Eisner being let go by Disney.
26th Jul '17 6:38:01 PM creader
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18th Jul '17 10:31:34 AM ClintEastwood
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** Puss, played by Antonio Banderas, ''is'' Zorro as a cat - right down to the trademark letter-carved-on-a-tree.

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** Puss, played by Antonio Banderas, Creator/AntonioBanderas, ''is'' Zorro as a cat - right down to the trademark letter-carved-on-a-tree.



** Surely Mike Myers as [[Film/AustinPowers a big guy with a Scottish accent]] counts; ''Shrek Forever After'' even has [[StealthPun Fiona mistakenly calling him "Scott"]].

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** Surely Mike Myers Creator/MikeMyers as [[Film/AustinPowers a big guy with a Scottish accent]] counts; ''Shrek Forever After'' even has [[StealthPun Fiona mistakenly calling him "Scott"]].



* CelebrityVoiceActor: The four main characters were played by Mike Myers, Creator/CameronDiaz, Creator/EddieMurphy, and Creator/JohnLithgow - all of whom were BilledAboveTheTitle. Creator/JimCummings, who has a relatively prominent role as the Captain of the Guard, is the only voice actor by profession to appear in the film.

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* CelebrityVoiceActor: The four main characters were played by Mike Myers, Creator/MikeMyers, Creator/CameronDiaz, Creator/EddieMurphy, and Creator/JohnLithgow - all of whom were BilledAboveTheTitle. Creator/JimCummings, who has a relatively prominent role as the Captain of the Guard, is the only voice actor by profession to appear in the film.



* TheOtherDarrin: Dean Edwards replaced Eddie Murphy as Donkey in ''Scared Shrekless''. Murphy replaced Edwards for ''Donkey's Christmas Shrek-tacular''.
* TheOtherMarty: Chris Farley was attached to ''Shrek'' early in its development, but after his death (and many story changes) the role went to Mike Myers, who then performed an odd same-actor version of this trope, switching to a Scottish accent partway through and re-recording already-done lines.

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* TheOtherDarrin: Dean Edwards replaced Eddie Murphy Creator/EddieMurphy as Donkey in ''Scared Shrekless''. Murphy replaced Edwards for ''Donkey's Christmas Shrek-tacular''.
* TheOtherMarty: Chris Farley Creator/ChrisFarley was attached to ''Shrek'' early in its development, but after his death (and many story changes) the role went to Mike Myers, who then performed an odd same-actor version of this trope, switching to a Scottish accent partway through and re-recording already-done lines.



** The line "You're on your way to a smacked bottom" was improvised by Mike Myers after he got annoyed at one of the directors.
** The scene where Princess Fiona burps was written after Cameron Diaz burped during a recording session after drinking Coca-Cola.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The movie's soundtrack features Smash Mouth and the Baha Men, and it stars Mike Myers and Creator/EddieMurphy, two men whose careers have cooled off considerably since the movie came out.

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** The line "You're on your way to a smacked bottom" was improvised by Mike Myers Creator/MikeMyers after he got annoyed at one of the directors.
** The scene where Princess Fiona burps was written after Cameron Diaz Creator/CameronDiaz burped during a recording session after drinking Coca-Cola.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The movie's soundtrack features Smash Mouth Music/SmashMouth and the Baha Men, Music/TheBahaMen, and it stars Mike Myers Creator/MikeMyers and Creator/EddieMurphy, two men whose careers have cooled off considerably since the movie came out.



** Janeane Garofalo was originally going to voice Fiona, but with the recasting of Shrek's voice actor, Fiona's voice and character were changed so she could contrast with Shrek better.

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** Janeane Garofalo Creator/JaneaneGarofalo was originally going to voice Fiona, but with the recasting of Shrek's voice actor, Fiona's voice and character were changed so she could contrast with Shrek better.
8th Jul '17 10:10:12 AM nombretomado
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** Also, TheOtherWiki says that the filmmakers intended to show the "Happily Ever After"-Form of Dragon as a pink winged Mare in ''Shrek 2''. They decided against it.

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** Also, TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki says that the filmmakers intended to show the "Happily Ever After"-Form of Dragon as a pink winged Mare in ''Shrek 2''. They decided against it.
26th Jun '17 4:31:13 AM ArgonianLorekeeper
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The movie's soundtrack features Smash Mouth and the Baha Men, and it stars Mike Myers and Creator/EddieMurphy, two men whose careers have cooled off considerably since the movie came out.
19th May '17 12:17:12 PM TwilightLord
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** After Lillian (voiced by Julie Andrews) breaks the second wall with her head, she starts humming [[Film/TheSoundOfMusic My Favorite Things]] and [[Film/MaryPoppins A Spoonful of Sugar]].
2nd Apr '17 10:54:15 AM nombretomado
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** PaulMcCartney originally was in talks to voice Rumplestiltskin, even going as far as having a musical number for him planned with a song written by [=McCartney=] himself.

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** PaulMcCartney Music/PaulMcCartney originally was in talks to voice Rumplestiltskin, even going as far as having a musical number for him planned with a song written by [=McCartney=] himself.
1st Dec '16 2:03:56 AM Green_lantern40
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* TheOtherDarrin: Eddie Murphy doesn't voice Donkey in ''Scared Shrekless''.

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* TheOtherDarrin: Dean Edwards replaced Eddie Murphy doesn't voice as Donkey in ''Scared Shrekless''.Shrekless''. Murphy replaced Edwards for ''Donkey's Christmas Shrek-tacular''.
30th Nov '16 5:24:36 PM talewind
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*** This also isn't the first time that Cleese has played [[spoiler:[[WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess a frog in an animated film]]]].
25th Nov '16 10:48:00 AM nombretomado
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** Shrek cracks a mirror by looking into it and smiling: the scene is [[IncrediblyLamePun virtually]] identical to the same one featured in Mike Myers' ''AustinPowers'' films.

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** Shrek cracks a mirror by looking into it and smiling: the scene is [[IncrediblyLamePun virtually]] identical to the same one featured in Mike Myers' ''AustinPowers'' ''Film/AustinPowers'' films.
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