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Eddie Murphy and Jeffrey Katzenberg have known each other since the beginning of their film careers.
They promised that one day, they would do an animated film together, which culminated with this film.
Katzenberg even recommended Murphy for the part of Donkey, and no-one else. Mike Myers was hesitant about succeeding the role of Shrek from Chris Farley, due to them being friends and believing it was disrespectful to do so.
But after thinking it over and the producers all telling Myers: "Can't we just settle this over a pint? And that line was eventually used in the final cut of the film Rumors abound that Lord Farquaad was based on former Disney CEO Michael Eisner.
The song "Welcome to Duloc", which is sung by the wooden dolls in the cabinet at the entrance to Duloc, is not only a parody of Disney's "It's a Small World", but is in the same key and has the same beats per minute (tempo) as the Disney song.
In an interview once Eddie Murphy joked that the movie Shrek, and his character Donkey, became so popular that had he died the year the movie was released newspapers would have probably used a picture of Donkey instead of Eddie Murphy.
If the rumor is true, it could be a deliberate attack by his former partner Jeffrey Katzenberg, who worked on this film.
William Steig, the writer of Shrek, also wrote a Children's book called "Sylvester and the Magic Pebble" In which, a donkey has a magic pebble and, scared of a lion, wishes himself to be a boulder for protection.
She eventually appeared in Shrek 2 (2004) and would form a lasting impact across the film series (this is the only film that doesn't feature her at all).Alan Rickman was the initial casting choice for the role of Lord Farquaad.