Shrek

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

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

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.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene immediately following Fiona's thrashing of Robin Hood and his Merry Men, Shrek is holding Donkey and they are staring at Fiona in disbelief. When Shrek drops Donkey and turns to follow Fiona, you can see his entire backside and it's unpierced. In the next scene, Fiona discovers an arrow in his rump that wasn't there before. (00:53:18)

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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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Question: What is parfey, which is supposedly the most delicious thing on the whole damn planet?

Answer: It's parfait. It's a cold dessert made of layers of fruit, ice cream, flavored syrup,sometimes cake and whipped cream. While I wouldn't call it the most delicious thing on the whole damn planet, they are pretty darn good.

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Actually, that's the American version. Originally it was a French dish made with cream, eggs, sugar and syrup to create puree.

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