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Original Shrek Test Footage from 2001 Surfaces Online

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Lost Footage Found

The original test footage from the beloved animated film, Shrek, has been discovered and posted online. Previously thought to be lost, the footage gives fans a glimpse into the early stages of the iconic ogre's creation.

Shrek's Dance Moves

In the video, set to James Brown's "I Got You (I Feel Good)," a different-looking version of Shrek can be seen dancing and even taking down a mugger. It's a fascinating look at the character's development.

A Box Office Smash

Directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson, Shrek was released in May 2001 and quickly became a box office hit. The film earned over $491 million worldwide and launched a successful franchise for DreamWorks Animation.

The Evolution of Shrek

Originally, Shrek was planned as a traditionally animated film, but the studio later considered motion capture technology. However, the test results were not satisfying, leading to a different approach.

The Late Chris Farley's Role

Comedian Chris Farley was initially hired to voice Shrek but tragically passed away before completing the film. Mike Myers was then brought in to replace Farley and recorded all of his lines twice.

Shrek 5 in the Works

After four theatrically released Shrek movies, spin-offs, specials, and a stage musical, DreamWorks Animation has confirmed that Shrek 5 is in development. While details are scarce, fans can expect the original voice cast to return.

About the Author

Brandon Schreur has been writing about comics, movies, and pop culture for over five years. He's a passionate cinephile who can't resist adding to his Blu-ray and trade paperback collections. You can follow him on Twitter at @brandonschreur.

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