I can't get over these surprising Shrek design facts

A shot of Shrek with his arms out on a green background
(Image credit: Dreamworks)

When you think of classic animations, the Shrek franchise is one that instantly springs to mind. In fact, it's deemed so impactful that in 2020 the original Shrek movie was inducted into the US National Film Registry for being 'culturally significant' (yes, really). And it's probably fair to say the franchise is a masterclass in iconic character design.

Since its release in 2001, the series has continued to take the internet by storm with no small amount of memes and weird crossovers (Remember that bizarre Supreme x Shrek collab?). And much like any other animated movie, production was a long process – and there are plenty of intriguing facts that a devoted Shrek following continue to dig up over 20 years on. As conversation about our favourite green ogre pipes up once more on social media, we've compiled a few of our favourite Shrek secrets and facts below.

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Abi Le Guilcher
Ecommerce Writer

Abi Le Guilcher is Creative Bloq’s Ecommerce Writer. With a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Design for Game and Film, Abi enjoys almost anything creative and will either be found crafting or gaming in her spare time. Her previous experience as a retail assistant at CeX means she has a wide range of knowledge in both technology and media and loves to keep up to date with the latest tech. Abi is an avid cosplayer and has most recently worked with PlayStation and Santa Monica Studio on a promotional campaign for the release of God of War Ragnarök.