The failure of this movie, along with the failure of The Cat in the Hat, effectively ended Mike Myers's stint as a Hollywood A-lister. He has since informally retired from acting and become a painter, although he does still do voice acting work for Shrek, appeared in Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds, and most recently has been hosting a revival of The Gong Show on ABC.
This is also the only directorial effort of Marco Schnabel.
Deleted Role: English comedian Omid Djalili got prominent billing despite his one scene as Guru Satchabigknoba being removed from the theatrical cut, but it was included as a deleted scene on the Blu-ray release.
Star-Derailing Role: Mike Myers; this film was meant to mark his return to live-action acting after the critical failure of The Cat in the Hat, and ended it even faster than the previous film. By that point, he was sick of dealing with Hollywood (the feeling was mutual for anyone who didn't work for DreamWorks Animation) and took up painting, returning only to occasionally reprise his role as Shrek.