I loved all of the Shrek movies, and every once in a while I’ll go back and watch them, because Mike Myers just did a great job!
Now – did you know this? Chris Farley was originally picked to be the voice of “Shrek.” He recorded a lot of the dialog before he, very sadly, passed away and was replaced by Mike Myers.
Mike Myers will now always be Shrek, but in a brand new clip, you can see how good Chris Farley would have actually been in the role. It’s test footage, featuring a very ra, and crudely-animated Shrek, but it’s clear they hired the right guy at the time – especially with what we now know they were going for. You can watch it here:
As you can see and hear, Mike Myers didn’t veer too far off when he took the roll over after Farley’s passing.
Here’s another clip that has surfaced, with more polished animation. But Shrek looks very different than how he ended up in the movie. He’s thinner and has really gnarly teeth. I, for one, am glad they changed his look! In this clip, he’s beating up a would-be mugger and grooving to the James Brown classic “I Feel Good”.
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