Shrek: a classic film from the childhoods of millennials everywhere. The massively successful franchise led to three sequels, a dozen spinoffs, and countless side products. But the heart-warming tale of beauty on the inside was initially supposed to sound a little different.
The late Chris Farley was well into the Shrek project when he tragically passed away of a drug overdose in 1997: he’d recorded nearly all the audio for the first film. His SNL castmate Mike Myers then became the Scottish ogre we all know and love.
Check out the rare clip above, featuring early sketches of the characters and Farley’s rendition of Shrek, alongside Eddie Murphy’s familiar Donkey.