The Shrek franchise is beloved within any age group: it has enough wit and clever jokes for adults to enjoy it, it has enough funny characters and catchy lines for teenagers to love it and enough hideous ogres for young children to simply adore it. As well as teaching a valuable lesson that beauty is on the inside – and swamp ogres deserve love, too.
You already know it’s a hit within the animated world – but here are some facts you didn’t know.
1. Mike Myers Hated The Name At First
He labelled the title Shrek as ‘the worst he’d ever heard’. I suppose if you don’t know a single thing about it, the word ‘Shrek’ can seem a bit weird.
Luckily for us, he didn’t let that put him off, and lent his amazing voice talents to the green ogre we now know and love.