You may have heard before that the late Chris Farley was originally cast as the voice of Shrek, the lovable green ogre who spawned a million straight to DVD sequels for Dreamworks studios.
Farley had reportedly finished roughly 90% of the voice overs before sadly passing away in 1997 before production was finished. Mike Myers stepped in to finish the movie, famously recording Shrek’s entire dialogue twice — once normally and then again in the now-familiar Scottish accent.
Here are some early clips of Farley’s Shrek having a conversation with Donkey (Eddie Murphy). It’s an interesting look at what the movie could have been.