Tales from behind the scenes of Shrek reveal a lot about the animated hit. Though the movie seemingly appeared of nowhere in 2001, the filmmakers worked tirelessly to make Shrek happen. Borrowing liberally from other studios and meta-fantasies like The Princess Bride, the ogre-led, fractured fairy tale earned more than $480 million and spawned a multi-billion dollar franchise.
The superfans at Shrekfest already know all the Shrek facts behind this Mike Myers-voiced classic, but there are plenty of production stories demonstrating how "happily ever after" was never a guarantee. From battles with Disney to mud showers, the details of the drama surrounding the making of DreamWorks's millennial masterpiece are as engaging as the end result.
Animators On Assignment Worked On 'Shrek' As A Punishment
Lord Farquaad Definitely Skinned One Of The Three BearsVideo: YouTube
A Disney Executive May Have Inspired Lord Farquaad
DreamWorks Submitted Scenes To Disney To Avoid Getting Sued
Animators Took Mud Showers To Study Fluid Dynamics
Chris Farley Originally Voiced ShrekVideo: YouTube