His distinctive growling voice made Shrek one of our favourite ogres to grace the big screen – but he almost didn’t sound that way.

The latest video doing the rounds shows a very different Shrek to the one we know today.

While Mike Myers went on to voice the iconic character, the original plan was for comedian Chris Farley to play the role.

Sadly the star passed away from a drug overdose in 1997 – but not before recording a large chunk of Shrek’s voice work.

Watch below to see what Shrek could have sounded like in the originally voiced storyboard. It’s certainly different to the Shrek we know!

Chris Farley as Shrek…


Mike Myer’s Shrek…

h/t Just Jared

Top Photo: AAP

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